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    Henry Thomas Rainey papers, 1904-1934 U.S. representative from Illinois and speaker of the U.S. Congress House of Representatives. Primarily constituent correspondence from 1934 and correspondence relating to the McNary-Haugen Farm Relief Bill of 1924.
    • Contributor: Rainey, Henry Thomas
    • Date: 1904
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    Arthur B. Spingarn papers, 1850-1968 Civil rights leader and lawyer. Correspondence, memoranda, minutes of meetings, wills and estate files, reports, briefs, hearing and trial transcripts, and other papers relating chiefly to Spingarn's service with the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) as vice president, chairman of the legal committee, and president (1911-1965).
    • Contributor: Spingarn, Arthur (Arthur Barnett) - Spingarn, Arthur
    • Date: 1850
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    Horace H. Lurton papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available Correspondence and telegrams, some written while Lurton was attending the University of Chicago and while he was a Confederate prisoner in Camp Chase, Ohio, and at Johnson Island Prison during the Civil War. Also includes the draft of an address and printed matter. Correspondents include A.W.B. Allen, of Bridgeford & Co., Louisville, Ky., William R. Day, John Marshall Harlan, Joseph Rucker Lamar, Whitelaw Reid,...
    • Contributor: Lurton, Horace H. (Horace Harmon)
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    Robert R. Hitt papers, 1830-1906 U.S. representative from Illinois. Personal, political, diplomatic, and business correspondence and other papers, including shorthand notes and material relating to Abraham Lincoln, the Lincoln Douglas Debates, and Civil War courts-martial. Other topics include his congressional service and the annexation of Hawaii.
    • Contributor: Hitt, Robert R. (Robert Roberts) - Hitt, Robert R.
    • Date: 1830
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    Kendrick-Brooks family papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available Correspondence, book drafts, transcripts of audiotapes, family papers, genealogical charts and research, business records, scrapbooks, printed material, photographs, and other papers pertaining to members of the Brooks and Kendrick families. Ruby Moyse Kendrick's papers document her participation in the National Association of Colored Women's Clubs, her work as an educator and her social life in Greenville, Miss., and her husband Swan M. Kendrick's position...
    • Contributor: Brooks, Charlotte - Kendrick, Hattie - Kendrick, Ruby Moyse - Mitchell, Antoinette Brooks - Mitchell, Louis A.
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    Horace H. Lurton papers, 1860-1915 Associate justice of the United States Supreme Court. Correspondence and telegrams, some written while Lurton was attending the University of Chicago (1857-1886) and while he was a prisoner in Camp Chase, Ohio, and at Johnson Island Prison during the Civil War.
    • Contributor: Lurton, Horace H. (Horace Harmon) - Lurton, Horace H.
    • Date: 1860
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    O.M. Poe papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available Correspondence, diaries, writings, speeches, reports, orders, notebooks, family papers, biographical material, newspaper clippings, maps, drawings, memorabilia, and other papers relating primarily to Poe's military service as an engineer during the Civil War and Reconstruction and his friendship with Gen. William T. Sherman whom he served as aide-de-camp from 1873 to 1884. Includes material on his stint as chief engineer with the Army of the...
    • Contributor: Poe, O. M. (Orlando Metcalfe)
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    Mary Edith Powel naval historical collection, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available Correspondence, biographical data on American and foreign naval officers, notes, autographs, clippings, commissions, pamphlets, illustrations, and photographs collected by Powel. Newspaper clippings form the bulk of the collection. Subjects include U.S. and foreign navies and naval officers, ships, arms and armor, naval educational institutions, the merchant marine, disasters at sea, marine natural history, Arctic explorations in the 1890s, the World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago...
    • Contributor: Powel, Mary Edith
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    Melville Weston Fuller papers, 1794-1949 Lawyer and jurist; chief justice of the United States Supreme Court. Chiefly correspondence, 1849-1910, between Fuller and members of his family, friends, and professional associates. Also includes printed matter, notes, scrapbooks, speeches and writings, and memorabilia. The papers relate to personal and family affairs; Fuller's student life at Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine; his activities in Chicago, including his law practice, Democratic politics, and...
    • Contributor: Fuller, Melville Weston
    • Date: 1794
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    John McAllister Schofield papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available Correspondence, memoranda, diary, journals, speeches, writings including Schofield's memoirs, reports, military records, court-martial papers, financial records, printed matter, maps, memorabilia, and other papers pertaining chiefly to Schofield's military career. Relates primarily to Schofield's post-Civil War service as commander of the U.S. Army's Department of the Missouri, Division of the Atlantic, Division of the Pacific, Military Division of the Gulf, and Military Division of the...
    • Contributor: Schofield, John McAllister
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    James R. Mann papers, 1887-1922 Lawyer and U.S. representative from Illinois. Mounted newspaper clippings, correspondence, telegrams, invitations, memorabilia, and miscellaneous printed matter relating to Mann's career in Chicago politics and as Republican congressman from Illinois
    • Contributor: Mann, James R. (James Robert) - Mann, James R.
    • Date: 1887
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    Franklin MacVeagh papers, 1799-1934 Lawyer, businessman and U.S. secretary of the treasury. Correspondence, family papers, subject files, business, legal, and financial papers, speeches and writings, and miscellaneous material relating primarily to MacVeagh's service in the cabinet of William H. Taft and to the MacVeagh (McVey) and Eames families, Chicago social and civic affairs, the Franklin MacVeagh & Company wholesale grocery business, and other personal and business matters.
    • Contributor: Macveagh, Franklin
    • Date: 1799
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    Russell & Co. records, 1812-1894 Trading house founded in 1819 by Samuel Russell in Guangzhou (Canton), China. Correspondence, financial and legal records, and miscellany relating to the company and its founder, Samuel Russell (1789-circa 1862), and members of his family.
    • Contributor: Russell & Co.
    • Date: 1812
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    Charles Butler papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available Correspondence; travel diaries (1833) of a trip to Michigan, Illinois, and Indiana; legal, financial, and business papers; and maps, newspaper clippings, and other papers documenting Butler's involvement in New York politics and his interest in such matters as anti-Masonry, public debts in Illinois, Indiana, and Michigan, loans to farmers by the New York Life Insurance and Trust Company, legal cases (particularly the William Morgan...
    • Contributor: Butler, Charles
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    Clarence Edwin Carter papers, 1761-1961 Editor, author, and professor of history. Correspondence, transcriptions, reports, financial papers, documents, book reviews, and clippings largely related to Carter’s editorial career.
    • Contributor: Carter, Clarence Edwin
    • Date: 1761
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    Letter from Uriah W. Oblinger to Mattie V. Thomas, July 12, 1868
    • Contributor: Oblinger, Mattie V. (Martha Virginia Thomas) - Oblinger, Uriah W. (Uriah Wesley)
    • Date: 1868-07-12
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    1894, Mar.
    • Date: 1894-03-04

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    W.A. Croffut papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available Correspondence, journals, minutes of meetings, writings, printed matter, scrapbooks, and other papers pertaining primarily to Croffut's publications and to his activities with the Anti-Imperialist League (Washington, D.C.) and other league branches. Subjects include William Jennings Bryan's candidacy in the presidential campaign of 1900; opposition to American annexation of the Philippines following the Spanish-American War in 1898 and to British actions against the Boers (Afrikaners)...
    • Contributor: Croffut, W. A. (William Augustus) - Hitchcock, Ethan Allen - Robbins, Henry Alfred - Anti-Imperialist League (Washington, D.C.)
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    Kendrick-Brooks family papers, 1831-2000 Club women, civil rights activists, educators, entertainers, and family members. Correspondence, social club records, writings, scrapbooks, and miscellaneous papers relating primarily to Ruby Moyse Kendrick's activities with the National Association of Colored Women's Clubs; Hattie Kendrick's civil rights activism in Cairo, Illinois; Antoinette Brooks Mitchell's expatriate life in England and France with her husband, jazz musician and restaurateur Louis A. Mitchell; and Charlotte Kendrick...
    • Date: 1831
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    Correspondence, 1893
    • Contributor: Carpenter, Mary - Dewolfe, Fiske & Co - Young, Clarence - Sylvaino, M. - Armstrong, R. A. - Douglass, Frederick - Anthony, Susan B. - Coleman, S.H. - Aked, Charles F. - Roberts, John W. - Wagoner, H. O - Waterman, L.E. - Roy, J.E. - Gardner, Anna
    • Date: 1893-01-25

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    Letter to C. H. Ray from Abraham Lincoln, November 20, 1858.
    • Contributor: Lincoln, Abraham
    • Date: 1858-11-20

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    Jesse W. Fell papers, 1806-1965 Editor, educator, and lawyer. Correspondence, speeches and writings, Fell's autobiography and other biographical material, genealogical material, land grants, ledger, clippings, scrapbooks, maps, lithographs, photographs, and other papers pertaining primarily to Fell's pursuits as a newspaper editor, educator, lawyer, and Quaker in Illinois, including also family correspondence pertaining to Abraham Lincoln's autobiography.
    • Contributor: Fell, Jesse W.
    • Date: 1806
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    Elmer Gertz papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available Personal, family, and professional correspondence; memoranda, opinions, orders, briefs, writs, motions, petitions, exhibits, transcripts, and other legal papers; speeches, writings, and research material; and subject files, family papers, printed matter, and mss. collected by Gertz. The bulk of the collection (1926-1988) relates to Gertz's career as a lawyer in cases involving censorship, housing, libel, obscenity, capital punishment, copyright issues, and the death penalty and...
    • Contributor: Gertz, Elmer
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    1895, Jan. - Feb. 20
    • Date: 1895-01-04

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