Guide to Depositories of Manuscript Collections in Illinois

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Illinois Historical Records Survey Project, 1940 - History - 110 pages

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Page 24 - Report of the committee appointed by the Philomathean Society of the University of Pennsylvania to translate the inscription on the Rosetta Stone (committee consisting of Hale, S.
Page 17 - Medieval and Renaissance, chronologically by centuries and geographically within each period; Ayer Collection, geographically and alphabetically by author; Oriental and East Asiatic, geographically; autographed letters, alphabetically by authors; music, according to types of music. There is no accessions catalogue; about 50$ of the pieces are catalogued. In the Ayer Collection the cards show author, subject, addressee, and chronology. The author card (3x5) shows author, his life-span, subject...
Page 14 - Franklin F. Holbrook, Survey of activities of American agencies in relation to materials for research in the social sciences and the humanities (New York: Social Science Research Council; Washington: American Council of Learned Societies, 1932).
Page 17 - The author card (3x5) shows author, his life-span, subject, place of v-riting, date of writing, physical description of piece; the subject card (3x5) shows subject, date, author, type of manuscript, year of writing; the addressee card (3x5) shows addressee, author, date of writing; the chronological cards (5 x 8) show date and place of -writing, author, his life-spnn, type of manuscripts with brief statement on tho subject, physical description of the piece.
Page 12 - BROCKENBROUGH , James McDOWELL, Jr., Thomas J. MICHIE, John LETCHER, Alexander HH STUART, Henry B. JONES, Lucas P. THOMPSON, S. Bassett FRENCH, Francis H. SMITH, JD IMBODEN, William WEAVER, William H.
Page 12 - Jacob FULLER, William C. LEWIS, Lewis WEBB, FT ANDERSON, NK TROUT, WA GLASGOW, Cyrus Hall and Henry A. McCORMICK, John C., John N..
Page 5 - SWIFT'S correspondence, 4 vols.; Madison Y. JOHNSON Collection, middle 19th c. ; JOHNSON family papers, Civil War prison diary, legal accounts, Galena land sales, correspondence, 2 trunks; Abraham LINCOLN Collection, 1809-65, besides original items includes photostats from the Isaac N. ARNOLD Collection, 250 pieces; Edward Gay MASON Collection, 1642-1800, Mississippi Valley, "quantity unknown" ; Pierre MENARD Collection, 1748-1800, letters and papers relative to the fur trade, 6 vols., 100 pieces.
Page 16 - ... and management, and held numerous public offices of importance and responsibility. He died in 1868, leaving a considerable fortune, but the provision in his will under which the Library bearing his name was established did not become effective until after the death of his widow, in 1885 . During its first six years the Library was housed in various temporary quarters, but in November, 1893...

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