Archive Inventory: P



INVENTORY
 
Dr. C. C. Parry files
Inclusive dates: c. 1862 - 1965
 
Scope Notes: These files, part of the Museum’s institutional archives, are related to Davenport Academy of Science founder and curator Dr. Charles Christopher Parry. Dr. Parry served as the Academy’s first curator in 1875.
 
Inventory
Folder 1
Letters from C. C. and E. R. Parry to Mrs. M.L.D. Putnam, 1882 - 1888
 
Folder 2
Letters from C. C. Parry to J. Duncan Putnam, 1877 -1881
 
Folder 3
Business correspondence and documents by C. C. Parry, 1869 – 1884, including letter of resignation from curator’s position at the Davenport Academy of Science,
 
Folder 4
Letters to C. C. Parry from various, 1862-1889
 
Folder 5
Letters from E. R. Parry to Elizabeth D. Putnam (Bessie), 1902-1910
 
Folder 6
C.C. Parry articles and writings including:
•             Newspaper clipping (photocopy) re: exploration of the Mojave and Arizona, Evening Bulletin San Francisco, c. 1882
•             Newspaper clipping, “the Desert Palm” 1881
•             Booklet: Historical Address on the Early Exploration and Settlement of the Mississippi Valley” delivered in Davenport, Iowa, January 21, 1873
•             Booklet “Rancho Chico” reprinted from The Overland Monthly for June, 1888
•             Booklet “Chorizanthe” from proceedings Davenport Academy of Natural Science, Vol. IV, Davenport, Iowa, 1884
•             Original and Photostat copies of “List of the Wild Plants found in Vicinity of Davenport, Iowa, 1847”
 
Folder 7
C. C. Parry Biographical Documents – newspaper clippings and pamphlets
 
Folder 8
Biographical sketch of C. C. Parry by C. H. Preston with a listing of papers published by Dr. C. C. Parry prepared by Mrs. C. C. Parry, read before the Davenport Academy of Science, September 15, 1893, reprinted from Proceedings, Vol. VI (8 copies)
 
Folder 9
Correspondence regarding C. C. Parry, to Edward Putnam, 1931
 
 
INVENTORY
 
C. C. Parry Collection, partial inventory
 
Folder 1
1902 [?]               Envelope addressed to Mrs. M. L. D. Putnam, postmarked 1902 [somewhat illegible]; return address J. Richmond NE Cor. Walnut & 4th Sts. Philadelphia
 
Letters – C.C. Parry (and Mrs. Parry) to Mrs. Putnam
 
Unknown date     2-page letter to Mrs. Putnam from Mr. Parry in California; gives opinion on writing a preface to a work [his?] to be published; travels in California; sends account of Proceedings of Nat Hist Society in CA; says Mrs. Putnam should not have ignored annual meeting [of Dav. Acad.]; future plans and news of acquaintances
June 4, [1876]    Joint letter from Mrs. Parry and Mr. Parry to Mrs. Putnam; Mrs. Parry sends thanks for “the picture of that dear boy,” says he looks well (though ailing); hopes to be back in Davenport in time to go to “Centennial;” lodging at Crafton, CA; other lodgers including Dr. Palmer; condolences on Mrs. Putnam’s Mother’s death; Mr. Parry sends thanks for printed copies of his paper; believes that “the Volume” will bring credit to the Dav. Academy and gain them a reputation abroad; requests that 50 copies be sent to Smithsonian to distribute to foreign learned societies; letter from Bor--? F?---- Sachen [?], wishes to meet Parry in high Sierra; expects to return to Davenport in Sept
Sept. 1882           Note from C.C. Parry to Mrs. Putnam regarding “the publication of the memorial part of Vol. III.”
Oct. 6, 1882         Letter to Mrs. Putnam on California Academy of Sciences letterhead; Mentions travels in California, publication of the Memorial Volume, and encourages Mrs. Putnam to persevere with her work with Davenport Academy.
Jan. 14, 1883      Postcard to Mrs. Putnam, regarding annual meeting and election, concerns for keeping up publication
---?           Joint letter from E.R. Parry and C.C. Perry in England; Mentions Mr. Putnam’s election to the Academy
Aug. 30, 1884     Letter from C.C. Perry, mentions Parry’s activities in England, Academy matters and Mrs. Putnam’s upcoming chairmanship [?] Enclosed is a small plant clipping (heather?)
Oct 16, [1884]    Letter to Mrs. Putnam from Mrs. Parry; report of lodgings in Kew Gardens; sightseeing in London; Mr. Parry busy with Herbarium work; made acquaintance of Sir Joseph and Lady Hooker and Prof. and Mrs. Oliver
Dec. 18, 1884     Letter to Mrs. Putnam; Mentions autographs for Academy collection including one from reformer John Bright, Parry’s interest in reform movement, requests update on Academy elections and proceedings
Jan. 28, 1885      2 page letter from C.C. Parry; congratulations on Mr. Putnam’s election as president of the Academy, expresses hopes for future publications, advises on purchasing more ground for Academy from Mrs. Newcombe, thoughts on museum organization.
March 3, 1885    2 page letter from C.C. Parry; suggests inviting Dr. Pay to Davenport, gives advice on proper use of Academy’s tight budget, Mrs. Parry collects seaweed, comments on new Academy president.
Apr. 23, 1885      2 page letter to Mrs. Putnam; reference to correspondence and letters of “vindication” [political/scientific dispute?], visit to Blakemore  Museum and comments on collection, hopes to visit Sir Joseph Hooker, news of Academy “purchase and donation to YMCA,” pleased with new Academy publications, publishing botanical notes in West American Scientist in Sand Diego, autographs for Academy collection from Prof. Di Candole [sic] of Geneva and Harry Theu-----?, Mrs. Parry’s seaweed collection, encloses photo of Stonehenge for Academy [missing],
May 6, 1885        2 page letter sent to Mrs. Putnam with a short paper on Blakemore Museum by C.C. Perry and a Blakemore Museum guide [both missing], related business and personal news
May 22, 1885     Letter from C.C. Parry with enclosed note from Mrs. Parry; C.C. Parry comments on his Blakemore account, cautions Mrs. Putnam on finances and encourages her to involve youth in the Academy, visit to House of Lords, hears Gladstone speak; Mrs. Parry gives account of various sight-seeing trips, mentions dinner with Sir Joseph and Lady Hooker.
June 18, 1885    Letter to Mrs. Putnam from C.C. Parry including letter from Alphonse De Candolle, Visit to Switzerland and Geneva, visit with botanist De Candole [sic], time in Paris; on second side of paper is written a letter (in French) from Alphonse De Candolle to “Mousieur” [Dr. Parry?] dated 9 Nov., 1884
Aug 16, 1885      Letter to Mrs. Putnam; Soon to journey back to America, travel plans etc., mentions paper by Dr. Holmes, advice on latest publication, Am. Asst. [?] meeting in Ann Arbor, inquires after Prof. Lemmon [?], hopes to study the Chilean Chorizanthis.
Sept 14, 1885     Letter to Mrs. Putnam; Instructions to print obituary notice for Dr. George Engelmann, publication advice (no need to republish “the Vindication”), George Englemann Jr and Dr. Shaw to republish Dr. Englemann’s scientific papers, Parry perhaps to help with the Engel Herbarium; Academy business: illness of Mr. Pratts [?], finances
Feb 6, 1887         2-page letter to Mrs. Putnam; Asks for news of annual Academy meeting; found new Manganita and plans to name it Arctostaphylos Mirifolia [Mirtifolia?], Academy meeting [in San Francisco], Parry asked to advise on publishing of Bulletins, comparing finances, real-estate craze in South California; acquaintance with Dr. Green, professor of Botany at Cal. University;
Feb 22, 1887      2-page letter to Mrs. Putnam; Comments on latest election [?]; news from the Cal. Academy, publishing advice; news from Herbert Osborn [?] on proposed State Scientific Institute in Des Moines, Parry recommends supporting local academies instead; congratulates new president of the Academy C.H. Harrison [?]; news of Mr. Greene (prof of Botany);
March 19, 1887 Letter to Mrs. Putnam; brief discussion of Academy finances; Mentions “Vol. V” and hopes to see mention of “our late noble associate,” var. other news;
April 16, 1887     Letter to Mrs. Putnam; Taking part in Chautauqua Assembly in Monterey, botanical studies, news of acquaintances (Mr. Ira Cook, Prof. Riley, and Prof. Ward), [bottom half of last page torn and missing], Sheldon Memorial Vol., preparing elaborate paper on Arctostaphylos;
June 5, 1887       Letter to Mrs. Putnam; Parry to republish paper on Arctostaphylos in Bulletin of Cal. Academy; Insider knowledge of changes in academy officials (Cal?); Remarks on Judge Rogers [?] death and eulogy; working to complete botanical observations for Chautauqua meeting; news of acquaintances;
June 13, 1887    Letter to Mrs. Putnam offering condolences on the loss of her home in a fire
Sept 12, 1887     Letter of condolence to Mrs. Putnam upon the death of her husband
Oct 3, 1887          2-page letter to Mrs. Putnam; Offers additional condolence and encouragement; hopes that Mrs. Putnam may complete Vol. V of Academy Proceedings and other beneficial works for the Academy, but that no further financial burdens be placed on her; disappointment over missing Sheldon Memorial; Suggests that Mrs. Putnam and Clement write a biographical sketch of the late Mr. Putnam; account of Parry’s most recent activities and plans;
Dec 19, 1887      2-page letter to Mrs. Putnam sends personal regards and thoughts; reports having left the Academy of Science due to growing sense of being unwanted; says the institution is run by a clique and “a woman” working for her own selfish ends; Excited to hear Dav. Acad news regarding upcoming election; will miss good judgment of last president and recommends Jos Thompson as his successor; need to bring in “fresh young blood;” continues botanical work at the University of Berkley with Mr. Greene; interest in building up of Stanford University; Addn. news of acquaintances
Jan 14, 1888       Letter to Mrs. Putnam, hopes for more news of Dav. Acad. Election; fears for finances; but their shortage is better than the Cal. Acad. which has “over half a million and does nothing!”; forming a “botanical elite” outside of the Cal. Acad. “out of the range of that mischievous woman!!”; to have a grand Nat Hist Convention 24th inst at San Jose with delegates from Iowa; congratulations to Bessie on reaching voting age
Aug 2, 1888         Letter to Mrs. Putnam; has been travelling countryside studying plants in bloom or fruiting; intends to return next month (Sept) to Davenport, for long or short stay; Mrs. Parry not well and needs a change; anxious to get back to accumulated work; hopes to find Dav. Acad. a pleasant contrast to problems in Cal. Acad; may have items for Dav. Publication – hopes to finish Biog. Sketch of Prof Sheldon; unhappy that Davenport was not represented at recent Nat. Educational Convention; hopes Dav. Acad. is not “educationally as well as scientifically dead!”
 
Folder 2
Letters –  C.C. Parry (and Mrs. Parry) to J. Duncan Putnam
 
Dec 12, 1877      Postcard to J Duncan Putnam, news and travel plans from St. Louis
Dec 17, 1877      Letter to J Duncan, staying in new Orleans, steamer for Vera Cruz delayed; reports on activities in St. Louis and New Orleans; saw occultation of Venus with Dr. Engelmann; hopes for mild week  in Dav. to finish the Acad. roof; Enquires about Acad. anniversary and “Lord [?] lectures;” doesn’t worry about Mexican reports of war; no trouble except on frontier, should be able to travel in country without problems; has guide; hopes to see how engraving turned out; hopes to hear news of Acad. building, annual meeting and finances etc; arrangements for $50 for building fund
Dec 22, 1877      Postcard to J Duncan Putnam, brief report of travel plans in New Orleans
Dec 8, 1881         Joint letter to Duncan from Mr. and Mrs. Parry; Mr. Parry discouraged to hear Duncan is unwell and cannot visit; Dr. Engelmann also unable to visit; saw cochineal insects on cactus and thought of Duncan; did not want to add to D’s burden by sending Oxythaca paper for publication, but new hopes it may be published in Dav;
                Mrs. Parry to Mrs. Putnam, sorry to hear of Duncan’s illness, hopes for recovery etc.
 
 
Folder 3
Business letters and papers from C.C. Parry
 
No date Note to ? on white paper (6 x 3.5”), “Propose for Corresponding members DANS”, list of four names from Museo Nacional Mexico, one from Silao, and another from Mexico, “Recommended by CC Parry & ____”; On back: “Write to…Dr. Duges for Sulpugides [Solpugid/Solifugae of the arachnid family?], he is an active entomologist…”
2000 [Apr 13, 1854]         Davenport Public Library bulletin containing transcription of CC Parry letter to the editors of Davenport Gazette, April 13, 1854; Parry is excited to hear that a public library is being established in Davenport; offers detailed suggestions for the library’s success
Nov 24, 1869      Letter on Department of Agriculture letterhead; recipient’s name obscured by sticker; Parry acknowledges receipt of a letter and enclosed payment
June 21, 1875    Letter to Dr. E H H…, President of Davenport Acad.; Parry tenders his resignation as Curator; expecting to be absent from town for indefinite period;
Jan 10, 1878       Note on green paper (3.25 x 5.75”); “Paper made The Century plant of Mexico – Agave Americana—CC Parry, January 10th, 1878,” no addressee
Dec 24, 1881      Business letter from C.C. Parry to Messrs. C.H. Preston MD, E.P. Lynch, and H.C. Fulton, Committee [of] Davenport Academy of Sciences; response to request that Parry present a paper at a special meeting on Jan 6th, 1882 in memory of Pres. J Duncan Puntam; Parry desires to do so, but requests more time to research and craft an adequate tribute
Sept 22, 1882     Remarks at Academy Meeting by CC Parry; 5 pages; speech given at Acad Meeting; addresses “Why scientific subjects fail to awaken continued public interest and by what available means can such interest be promoted and made permanent?”; note on back: “Dr. P last paper before leaving April 1884” and another note, not Parry’s handwriting?
Feb 29, 1884      Letter titled “Publication Committee Report on Academy Entertainments;” Publication Committee reports success of entertainments held on Feb 22 for the benefit of the Publication Fund; large numbers of children and adults attended afternoon and evening performances; funds raised amounted to $68.30; thanks to those who assisted; signed Mr. [M.J.L?] Putnam, C.C. Parry, James Thompson
 
Folder 4
Four signed slips of paper and one carte de visite
1.            I am very truly, Horace Casseu [?], Commissioner
2.            Very respectfully, Z. Chandler, Secretary Interior
3.            Yours Truly, D. C. Eaton [somewhat illegible but most likely the botanist Daniel Cady Eaton]
4.            Sincerely yours, Spencer F Baird
5.            Carte de Visite, Jules Posth; 4 Quai de la Megisserie, Paris, France
 
Letters to Dr. Parry from Various
 
No date From L. Naillory [Maillory?]; short letter in French
Jan 29, 1862       From C.W. Short; shipment of plant press, desires to purchase duplicates of Parry’s collection if available; requests seeds for garden
Mar 18, 1862      From C.W. Short; acknowledges receipt of parcel of specimens; comments on size of samples - wishes all botanists used large paper like Parry does; sends $10 in payment
July 30, 1866      From Benjamin D. Walsh; describes discovery of White Elm (with small sketch); news of North American aquatic plant spreading in rivers and canals in England; mentions trees and plants found on Rock Island and surrounding; enquires after gooseberry Sawfly larvae
Sept 3, 1868       From Horace Ta--? On behalf of Dr. Gray; a copy of DC Prods Vol. XVI, pr II, 2 available for purchase; can send with two copies of Bolander’s plants in AMer. Acad.; sends thanks for copy of Parry’s Alpine Plants
Dec 1, 1868         From S. Sullivant [damaged:  torn in half]; [Difficult to read] discussion of various plants [names illegible, one may be Hepaticae?] and preservation of same
May 1, 1869        From G. W. Clinton [probably George William Clinton]; congratulates “the Dept on its having secured your aid;” Clinton busy with herbarium at Buffalo Soc. Of Nat Sciences; asks for seeds of plants adapted for greenhouse or garden
Dec 24, 1869      From Stephen T. Olney; Thanks to Parry for passing information to Dr. Hayden; explains he had heard “the Collection” was going to Williams College; to write to Dr. Gray about Englemann Collection
Apr 11, 1870       From O.O. Vouron? From Howard University; Short but fairly illegible note “…perhaps our industrious … would be glad to invite you soon…”
July 15, 1870      From W Hooker on Royal Gardens Kew stationary; somewhat illegible, short note “I shall be delighted to see you her whenever it may be convenient” etc.
Sept 1, 1870       From W J Hooker; somewhat illegible; believes Hendersons [?] charts are out of print but gives name to contact; other published materials on “the principal natural orders” available from same department
Aug 16, 1870      From Joseph Henry [?] from Paris; Surprised to learn Parry is in Europe; will be glad to meet him upon return to London; engaged in “business of the International Commission of which I am a member;” now looking after matters of science; everything depends on the course of the war; comment on the emperor and the war; please tell Dr. Hooker he will visit before return to America
Dec 21, 1870      From J. Edw. Cheney; expecting communication regarding proposed Microscopical Society; hopes the endeavor does not fail; offers to have meeting at his office in the Med. Dept. of Howard University
Mar 14, 1871      Note to “Sir” to be delivered by Dr. Parry, from Robt. Thomson; to be delivered by Parry; Parry here (Belle Vue) to see the Cinchona Mautat--?
June 29, 1871    From Robt. Thomson; Glad Parry and Cinchonas arrived safely home; thanks for seeds; reviewed the annual report of agriculture … [somewhat illegible]; “the government appreciates the kind letter from your commissioner” [?]; has small batch of Cinchona Calisaya…will send a larger supply; other plants to be sent soon; would Parry like tree ferns – can be sent like the Cinchonas; also orchids
Jan 19, 1872       Short note from George William Curtis, Chairman; Department of the Interior letterhead; thanks for letter on the 12th
Nov 6, 1872        From Thom [?] C. Porter; thanks for letter; specimen of Pinus PonderosaI has not arrived yet; gives additions to his notes on  plants: Clamatis Scotliana, P. Plattennis, Machaeranthera, M. Pulveralentes [spellings may be incorrect]; discussion of Pentstemon varieties and Dr. Grays opinion; Perry need send only one set of his Alpines; regrets that “our state should be misrepresented by such a man as Watts as the head of the Ag. Dept”
Nov[?] 8, 1872   From Stephen Salisbury treasurer of Peabody Museum; sends payment ($18) for purchase of Indian Antiquities in Utah; Dr. Gray says the articles are received and satisfactory
Dec 13, 1872      From H.H. Babcock on Chicago Academy letterhead; C--- A---- Plants; encloses payment of $12
Dec 14, 1872      From J A Lapham; acknowledges receipt of collection of Alpine plants; sends “a few of my hearty California collection and some European plants”
Jan 2, 1873         From J A Lapham; hopes the Dept. of Agriculture will fall into the best hands; trip across the continent was hurried; encloses collection from a friend (from Pikes Peake) which he “cannot quite make out” and refers to Parry for information
Feb 9, 1873         From Henry Ulke; sent a box of Coleoptera to Mr. Putnam; requests Parry should “try to induce him to make a liberal return;” Ulke has time to work on new material and would like new specimens soon; [letter written on folded paper, inside is a printed letter advertising Henry Ulke’s exhibition of oil portraits from his studies of art in Europe]
May 13, 1873    From J.V. [?] Baird; Baird concludes that Parry cannot join in a proposed expedition because he is already engaged with Capt. Jones in another venture; Describes expedition – sets out from Fort Rice on the Upper Missouri and proceeds westwards along the Northern Pacific Railroad; wishes Parry had found the implements he looked for – Baird will continue search if given information
Sept 23, 1874     From George Engelmann; news of travels around Denver; describes Abies Concolor found there; descriptions of daily travels and acquaintances including Gen. Palmer, Dr. Briggs, and Dr. Bell; additional plant observations
Jan 7, 1875         From J Warren Merrill; has been interested by Parry’s article in Am. Naturalist “Botanical Observations in Southern Utah” especially regarding new fern named for Parry by Eaton; is making collection of North American ferns – about 110 varieties inc. Cheilanthes Eatonii and Notholaena Fendlerii; requests frond from “new fern” if can be spared; does Parry know anything about Notholaena Candida?
Apr 5, 1875          From J. Warren Merrill; acknowledges Parry’s promise of a Notholaena Parryii; encloses catalogue of ferns – Parry to request what he desires; enquires after ferns peculiar to Iowa
Oct 13, 1875       From W. Newcomb; sends regrets, cannot get away to visit; invites Parry to visit in Oakland instead
Nov 10, 1875      Certificate and letter from F.W. Putnam and Peabody Museum; acknowledges receipt of Parry’s gift of a collection of pottery, arrowheads, and “a recent pipe” from Utah; signed by Chairman Robt. E. Winthrop and Curator FW Putnam; Letter from Putnam on inside of folded page: comments and questions on collection received; requests all information available about mound where artifacts were found; hopes Parry will collect more specimens for the museum
May 29, 1876     From R O---Sachus [?]; personal news; reports growth of collection and plans for future excursions in Yosemite, Oregon, and Vancouver; will try to find book on entomology for Mr. Lemmon (Parry to relay message)
Dec 10, 1877      From Professor H.S. Reichenbacs [?] from Hamburg Botanical Gardens; asks if Parry has “U. St. duplicates” [?] and under what conditions he would dispose of “a good set”
Jan 4, 1877         From C.C. Abbott; writes as a fellow naturalist and contributor to American Naturalist magazine – requests Parry’s “card photograph” for his collection of portraits of scientists
Apr 5, 1877          From J. L Lebonte [?]; obliged to Parry for excellent resolutions introduced into the academy; requests authenticated and signed  copy for the President of the United States; documents received from Western States show that “the qualifications for the reform of the Department are being understood;” Mr Wilson and Mr. Rusk highly spoken of, qualified for position; farmers “being attacked by new enemies” and need practical instructions
Sept 23, 1877     From Dr. Asa Gray; Fairly illegible, appears to be a general account of travels in the US; Names mentioned: Eaton, Mrs. Putnam, Hooker; Places mentioned: New Haven, Pueblo, Sierra Nevada [?] Colorado, Salt Lake, Virginia City, … Sacramento, Ogden [?], Cheyenne, Omaha, Chicago
Jan 8, 1878         Note from Jose Salazar Blarrez--?; notifying Parry of his plans throughout the day and proposes meeting for dinner
Mar 22, 1880      From William Carruthers on British Museum stationary; acknowledges letter and would like to have any specimens Parry has or can find; greetings to Dr. Englemann; moving to new museum in South Kensington; family news; Several notes on front page: “Answered June 17th, postponing the collection till my return from Oregon[?]”; Also, note “Box shipped Aug 10th 1882, charge for same $100”
Nov 30, 1880      From J. Duncan Putnam; Lengthy letter detailing Putnam’s recent trip to the east coast; meeting of the AAAS; read paper on Galeodes and researched same in libraries and museums in East; lists names of botanists and entomologists met during trip; comments on health; visit with Glover; Chicago Academy; Davenport Academy’s good reputation among “the ‘wisemen of the earth;’” Importance of keeping up publications; Dav. Acad. finances; Note along side of page two “I do not like [name erased] for president [of academy]…would be better to elect some easy going nobody”; Note on first page requesting a set of Parry’s lily plates
Dec 3, 1880         From H---? Ford; Found unknown shrub in north Santa Barbara; sends specimen to Parry for identification upon Dr. Dimmick’s recommendation
Apr 24, 1883       Name illegible, written on Fairchild & Angeir, Real Estate and Insurance letterhead; letter to Parry sending flower specimen and describing location discovered
Oct 16, 1883       From J.T. Rothrock; thanks for copy of “Early Botanical Explorers of the Pacific Coast;” personal news
Jan 29, 1884       From J.T. Rothrock; apologizes for missing earlier message requesting plant specimen [name unclear]; question regarding different plant referred to by Parry
May 30, 1884     From Warren Upham; news of progress on Flora of Minnesota; has incorporated Parry’s notes and others; asks for more information, including geographical range, on Minnesota plants for the catalogue
June 4, 1885       From E. [Ernest] Cosson; Letter in French
June 12?, 1885  From E. Cosson; Apologizes for missing Parry’s visit; news from Dr. Asa Gray; invitation to dinner [?]; thanks for collection of Chorizanthe
Sept 16, 1885     From W. Botting Hemsley; is studying American grasses and ferns; collecting materials for his introduction to the Botany of America and Central America; desires information on condition of vegetation and forests; requests Parry’s notes; Barcelona; Dr. Gray; wants to write essay on phytogeography
Jan? 4, 1886       From D. Orisser[?] on Royal Gardens Kew stationary; Short letter, partly illegible; sends something [illegible], a gift of Dr. Cosson
Jan 22, 1889       Letter and business card from Dr. A Ziegler; has been studying Rocky Mountain flora as a hobby; wishes to acquire some of the most characteristic Alpine Dwarf specimens from Parry; referred by Dr. Coulter; studied botany in Zurich; Western Botanical Society
Jan 30, 1889       From Dr. A Ziegler; response to letter from Parry; encloses $8 for collection; requests dwarf specimens particularly; encloses calendar from local Botanical Society; questions about Swiss plants in America
 
Folder 5
Letters from E.R. Parry to Bessie and Mrs. Putnam
 
Aug 6, 1902         To Mrs. Putnam; recent illness and bad eyes; Academy news, mentions Miss Sheldon and Prof. Barras; looking over Dr. Parry’s papers; sends Parry’s “Geological sketch of the City of Davenport”
Mar 12, [1907]   To Bessie; news of health; Academy matters; would like to do something as a memorial for Dr. Parry; hopes to give $5,000 for botanical purposes; asks if there is a botanical room; has paintings and other donations; regrets the Herbarium could not be there; Parry said it should not go to the Academy as they had no botanist and it would “be ruined in a short time”; hopes to visit in the summer and discuss the matter
Sept 16, [1910] To Bessie; news of ailing health; would like to donate painting of Romney Coulteri by General Bidwell if Academy has place to hang it
Dec. 31, ?             To Bessie; thanks for Christmas gift; news from Mrs. Bidwell; Mr. Wilson has made arrangements; $5,000 to go to the Academy of Sciences upon Mrs. Parry’s decease
 
Folder 6
C.C. Parry articles and writings
 
Folder 7
Biographical Documents
 
Folder 8
8 copies of Biographical Sketch of Charles Christopher Parry by C.B. Preston, MD
Folder 9
Correspondence regarding C.C. Parry (20th century)
 
Misc. folder.
 
 
INVENTORY
 
Collection Title: Ingward Peterson Collection
Accession Number: 2006-022
Donor: Mary Kaylor
Inclusive Dates: 1914-1948
Scope Notes: Collection of letters, greeting cards, announcements, and miscellaneous documents related to the Ingward Peterson family, wife Irene, and daughter Joan. Includes many letters from Ingward’s service in WWI.
 
Inventory
Box 1
Folder 1: Letters to Ingward from Irene
Folder 2: Greeting cards to the Peterson family
Folder 3: Letters to daughter Joan Peterson
Folder 4: Letters from Alfred Husmann to “friends”
Folder 5: Letters to the Peterson family
Folder 6: Letter and polaroid photos
Folder 7: Letters to Mrs. G. Peterson
Folder 8: Letters to Ella Stolle
Folder 9: Letters to Arlene and O.J. Fredenburg
Folder 10: Letters to Oscar Peterson
Folder 11: Photographs    
Folder 12: Diaries
Folder 13: Letters from Ingward to different family members during WW1
Folder 14: Letters to Ingward during WW1
Folder 15: Professional letters written by Joan Peterson
Folder 16: News clippings
Folder 17: Miscellaneous 
 
 
INVENTORY
 
Pioneer Settlers Association (Scott County) 1940-11
Inclusive dates: 1858-1974, predominately 1858-1940
Scope Notes: Collection predominately contains the organizational records of the Pioneer Settlers Association of Scott County aka Old Settlers Association. The organization was composed people who became residents of Scott County on or before December 31, 1840. This date was later extended to 1846. By 1929 if not earlier, the organization included the pioneers' descendants. The collection also contains a few items from the Young Settlers Association of Scott County and the Pioneers Settlers of Rock Island County. Records include announcements, invitations and programs of the annual festival, proceedings of the first festival, membership books and lists which include some biographical information and financial records.
 
Folder 1 – Programs
            First Annual Festival at Burtis House, February 22, 1858, notice
            12th Annual Festival of the Old Settlers of Scott County, at the Newcomb House, January 12, 1869, menu (in three pieces, 1948-3)
            Programme of the 12th Annual Festival of the Pioneer Settler's Association (2 copies 1948-3)
            Invitation to 14th Annual Re-union, at the LeClaire House, January 10, 1871
            Announcement for 15th Annual Festival at the LeClaire House, January 9, 1872
            Programme for 15th Annual Festival [1873]
            Invitation for 17th Annual Festival at Judge James Grant's home, January 13, 1874
            Programme for 18th Annual Festival at Judge James Grant's home, January 12, 1875 (2 copies)
            Programme for 21st Annual Festival at Judge James Grant's home, October 23, 1877 (3 copies, 2nd from 1948-3, 3rd in poor condition)
            Program or address for 1882, "Old Settle[r]s Greetings"
            Programme for 29th Annual Festival at St. James Hotel, October 28, 1885 (2 copies)
            Programme for 30th Annual Festival at St. James Hotel, October 13, 1886
            Programme for 31st Annual Festival at St. James Hotel, October 7, 1887
            Programme for 32nd Annual Festival at Washington Park on September 19, [1888]
            Programme for 33rd Annual Festival at St. James Hotel, October 9, 1889
            Programme for 34th Annual Festival at Davenport Fair and Expositions, September 25, 1890 (3 copies, 3rd copy 1948-3)
            Announcement for 35th Annual Festival at the Davenport Fair and Exposition, September 8, 1891 (2 copies)
            Announcement for 36th Annual Festival at the Davenport Fair and Exposition, September 6, 1892 (2 copies)
            Announcement for 38th Annual Festival at the Davenport Fair and Exposition, September 11, 1894 (2 copies)
            Announcement for 39th Annual Festival at the Davenport Fair and Exposition, September 4, 1895
            Announcement for 40th Annual Festival at the Davenport Fair and Exposition, September 10, 1896 (2 copies)
            Announcement for 41st Annual Festival at the Davenport Fair and Exposition, September 9, 1897 (2 copies)
            Announcement for 42nd Annual Festival at the Davenport Fair and Exposition, September 8, 1898 (2 copies)
            Announcement for 43rd Annual Festival at the Pavilion at Central Park, September 20, 1899
            Booklet programme for 43rd Annual Festival, including description of organizations, and advertisements for local businesses
            Announcement for 44th Annual Festival at the Pavilion at Central Park, September 20, 1900
            Announcement for 45th Annual Festival at the Court House, September 11, 1901 (2 copies)
            Announcement for 46th Annual Festival at the Court House, September 18, 1902 (2 copies)
            Announcement for 48th Annual Festival at the Outing Club, August 31, 1904 (3 copies)
            Announcement for 49th Annual Festival at the Outing Club, August 30, 1905
            Announcement for 50th Annual Festival at the Outing Club, August 29, 1906 (2 copies)
            Announcement for 51st Annual Festival at the Outing Club, August 28, 1907 (2 copies)
            Announcement for 52nd Annual Festival at the Outing Club, August 26, 1908 (2 copies)
            Announcement for 53rd Annual Festival at the Outing Club, August 25, 1909 (2 copies)
            Announcement for 54th Annual Festival at the Outing Club, August 31, 1910 (2 copies)
            Announcement for 55th Annual Festival at the Outing Club, August 30, 1911 (2 copies)
            Announcement for 56th Annual Festival at the Outing Club, August 28, 1912 (2 copies)
            Announcement for 57th Annual Festival at the Outing Club, September 3, 1913 (2 copies)
            Announcement for 58th Annual Festival at the Outing Club, August 26, 1914
            Announcement for 59th Annual Festival at the Outing Club, August 25, 1915  (2 copies)
 
Folder 2 – Programs continued
            Announcement for 60th Annual Festival at Fejervary Park, August 30, 1916 (2 copies)
            Announcement for 61st Annual Festival at Fejervary Park, August 29, 1917 (2 copies)
            Announcement for 62nd Annual Festival at the Outing Club, August 28, 1918 (2 copies)
            Announcement for 63rd Annual Festival at the Outing Club, August 27, 1919 (2 copies)
            Announcement for 64th Annual Festival at the Outing Club, August 25, 1920 (2 copies)
            Announcement for 65th Annual Festival at the Outing Club, August 31, 1921 (2 copies)
            Announcement for 66th Annual Festival at the Outing Club, August 23, 1922 (2 copies)
            Announcement for 67th Annual Festival at the Outing Club, August 29, 1923
            Announcement for 68th Annual Festival at the Outing Club, August 27, 1924
            Announcement for 73rd Annual Festival at the Outing Club, August 28, 1929 (3 copies)
            Announcement for 78th Annual Festival at the Outing Club, August 29, 1934
            Announcement for 80th Annual Festival at the Outing Club, August 26, 1936 (2 copies)
            Announcement for 84th Annual Festival at the Outing Club, August 28, 1940 (2 copies)
            Announcement for 86th Annual Festival at the Blackhawk Hotel, August 26, 1942
            Announcement for 87th Annual Festival at the Blackhawk Hotel, August 25, 1943
            Announcement for 92nd Annual Festival at the Hotel Blackhawk, August 26, 1948
            Announcement for 106th Annual Festival at the Blackhawk Hotel, August 29, 1962
            Announcement for 107th Annual Festival at the Blackhawk Hotel, August 28, 1963
            Announcement for 108th Annual Festival at the Blackhawk Hotel, September 2, 1964
            Announcement for 109th Annual Festival at the Blackhawk Hotel, September 1, 1965
            Announcement for 111th Annual Festival at the Blackhawk Hotel, August 30, 1967
            Announcement for 113th Annual Festival at the Rock Island Arsenal Cafeteria, August 20, 1969
            Announcement for 114th Annual Festival at the Edgetowner, Mt. Joy, August 18, 1971
            Announcement for 115th Annual Festival at the Moose Hall, August 30, 1972
            Announcement for 117th Annual Festival at the Putnam Museum, September 17, 1974 (2 copies)
 
Folder 3
Book – Constitution and By-Laws, January 30, 1858 and Membership list (binding shot, pages loose)
 
Folder 4
Book – Register – list of all who settled in Scott County before December 31, 1846 and were alive on January 1, 1846; list includes year of settlement in Scott County, address [in 1846], and some death dates, includes some descendants
 
Folder 5
            Membership Book 1859, including names, ages [in 1859?] and where moved from, and some death dates
            Membership book 1859, same as previous, less information written in it
 
Folder 6
            Handwritten membership list with some information on birth place, residence, and death dates (Acc. No. 1948-3)
            Membership book 1859, includes last known residence, death dates and some cause of deaths
            Membership book 1859, similar to previous
 
Folder 7 - Proceedings
            Booklet "Organizations and Proceedings of the Pioneer Settlers' Association of Scott County, Iowa, 1858 with a full report of the First Festival" including minutes from the initial meetings, constitution and by-laws, and the first festival. (3 copies, 1923-21)
            Proceedings of the Pioneer Settlers' Association, full report of the second festival, 1859 and proceedings of the Young Pioneer Settlers' Association, 1859 (2 copies, one donated by Mrs. M. A. Sanders, 1888)
 
Folder 8
            Cash book, noting receipts and disbursements, 1866-1873
            Leather pouch
 
Folder 9
            List of memberships? Paid, n.d.
            Receipt to Albert Nicholl[?], January 10, 1866
            Copy of bill from C. B. Knox, Sept. 14, 1870
            Receipt from Lindsay & Phelps to Israel Hall, 187?
            Receipt for printing from Richardson Bros., January 11, 1871
            Receipt from R. Porter, Livery, Sale, and Feed Stable, Feb 2, 1871
            Bill from Gazette Company for notices for 1871, dated January 10, 1872
            Bill from Richardson Bros./Davenport Democrat for notices in 1872 and 1873, Jan. 1873
            Treasurer's report, January 14, 1873
            Expanded treasurer's report, January 14, 1873
            Bill from Gazette Company for notices in 1872 and 1873, December 26, 1873
            Receipt for printing from the Globe Printing Co., Inc., January 5, 1874
            Receipt for death and meeting notices and printing to Davenport Democrat, January 17, 1874
            Treasurer's report, September 2, 1874
            Receipt from Aug. Sturm[?] for music from Israel Hall, September 3, 1874
            Receipt from Gazette Company for advertisement, January 13, 1875
            Receipt from Gazette Company for notices, April 1, 1875
            Receipt from Balch, Frazer & Co., Oct. 18, 1875
            Receipt from Gazette Company for notices, October 18, 1875
            Receipt from Davis & Fluke, printers, October 19, 1875
            Receipt from Eldridge & Bros./ The Davenport Times, October 19, 1875
            Receipt from Davenport Democrat for advertising, October 21, 1875
            Treasurer's report, 1875
            Receipt from Eldridge & Bros./The Davenport Times, January 14, 1876
            Receipt from Gazette Company, August 23, 1876
            Receipt from Globe Printing Co., September 15, 1876
            Receipt from Davis & Fluke, September 16, 1876
            Receipt from Richardson Bros. for death and meeting notices, October 4, 1876
            Receipt from Richardson Bros./Davenport Democrat, notices, October 23, 1877
            Receipt from Eldridge & Bro. for printing, October 24, 1877
            Receipt from Tri-City, Buffalo, Blue Grass and Scott County Times, September 9, 1878
            Treasurer's report dated September 18, 1878
            Receipt from Gazette Company, September 20, 1878
            Receipt from Davenport Democrat, notices, September 23, 1878
            Receipt for services of the Light Guard Band, October 21, 1878
 
Folder 10
            Receipt for ribbons and badges on letterhead from E. G. Frazer, dealer in Anthracite, Blossburg, and Soft Coal, Coke, Lime, Cement, Plaster, Etc., 188?
            List of members who paid their annual fees, 188?
            Receipt for printing from Gazette Company for previous year, January 1, 1881
            Receipt from Davenport Gazette Company for E. D. Eldridge funeral notice, Oct 6, 1882
            Treasurer's report for previous festival, October 1882, Israel Hall
            Bill from Davenport Gazette Co., for John Willis funeral notice, Aug. 11, 1883
            Bill from Davenport Gazette for funeral notices, March 30, 1883
            Bill from Davenport Gazette Company, October 24, 1883
            Treasurer's report for previous festival, October 31, 1883, Israel Hall
            Bill from the Democrat Co., November 1, 1883
            Treasurer's report for previous festival, October 7, 1884
            Bill from Davenport Gazette for notice, October 9, 1884
            Bill from Democrat Co. for notice, October 9, 1884
            Receipt from Gazette Printing Co., for notices, September 25, 1885
            Receipt of payments to C. W. Eldridge, October 28, 1885
            Bill from Democrat Co., for notices, Nov. 7, 1885
            Treasurer's report dated Nov. 7, 1885
            Copy of previous
            Receipt to Robert Townsend for membership fee, [Nov.] 30, 1885
            Receipt from Gazette Printing Co., for notices, Oct. 14, 1886
            Receipt from Thomas Thompson, Books, Stationery, Wall Paper, etc., October 7, 1886
            Treasurer's report, October 1887
            Receipt from Democrat-Gazette for printing, March 27, 1889
            Receipt from J. M. Eldridge, expenses for festival, March 22, 1889
            Letter from J. M. Eldridge to Israel Hall regarding previous receipt, March 22, 1889
            Receipt from St. James Hotel, October 11, 1889
 
Folder 11
            Treasurer's report for 1890 festival, Israel Hall treasurer
            Treasurer's report, Sept. 1891, Israel Hall treasurer
            Receipt to J. M. Eldridge, Aug. 13, 1892
            Bill for printing program from Davenport Democrat, Sept, 1892
            Treasurer's report, September 21, 1892
            Bill for printing program from The Leader Publishing Co., Aug. 1, 1893
            Treasurer's report for previous reunion, August 29, 1917
            Treasurer's report for previous reunion, August 27, 1919
            Bill for printing from S. Gorman & Son, Printers, Aug 31, 1921
            Bill for rocking chair from American Furniture Co., July 31, 1922
            Treasurer's report for previous reunion, August 23, 1922, written on letter from Rock Island Fuel Co. referring to order winter coal early because of strike
            Treasurer's report for 1924
            Copy or draft of previous
            Bill from Bills Floral Co., September 1, 1924
            Treasurer's report for previous reunion, August 27, 1924, J. F. Kelly treasurer
            Handwritten draft of previous
            Letter regarding paying for chair from C. W. Pinneo to J. F. Kelly, September 16, 1924
 
Folder 12 – Miscellaneous
            Invitation to Thomas Blakemore from Executive Committee, notice extending date of eligibility to association from 1840 to 1846, 1875
            Typed index to composite picture of Old Settlers of Scott Co., Iowa
            Scott County Pioneer Settler's Association membership list or attendance at festival, September 9, 1897
            Banquet menu for October 28, 1885 festival (1948-3)
            Banquet menu for October 13, 1886 festival (1948-3)
            Notice to members of the Young Pioneer Settlers' Association re: changed in constitution and organizations, December 1860
            Blank receipt form, c. 1866 (2 copies, 1948-3)
            Cover of booklet "Organizations and Proceedings of the Young Pioneer Settlers' Association with full report of the first festival," 1859 (mounted to board)
            List of presidents of organizations, 1858-1883, with name, birth date and place, when came to Davenport, when president and a few death dates
            List of Pioneer Settlers according to date of settlement, 4 pages
            Invitation to 1907 reunion
            Notice to Pioneer Settlers to attend funeral of Joseph Elder on November 27, 1908
            Invitation to Young Settler's Party, Feb. 25, 1876
            Invitation and program for Rock Island County Pioneer Settlers 42nd annual reunion, at Black Hawk's Watch Tower, August 29, 1907
            Invitation and program for Rock Island County Pioneer and Old Settlers Association 74th Annual Reunion, October 3, 1940
            Booklet from Descendents of Pioneer Settlers of Scott County held August 26, 1948 (2 copies) including:
o              list of Davenport mayors and officers and alderman
o              information on platting of Davenport
o              list of settlers by year from 1836 to 1840
o              minutes of inaugural meeting and proceedings of festival
o              list of names of pioneers listed on Hickory Cane, 1858-1939 [presidents, cane in Putnam collection]
o              list of presidents of Descendents of Pioneers, 1924 to 1947, engraved on cane presented to organization in 1943
 
Folder 13 – Ribbons
            Pioneer Settlers' Association of Scott County, Iowa with year at bottom
o              1833
o              1837
o              1838
o              1839 (1948-3)
o              1840 (mounted to board)
o              1842 (mounted to board)
o              no date
            65th Annual Festival Ribbon, August 31, 1921
            Young Settler's Association Scott County, 1841-1848 (2 copies, one mounted to board)
            Pioneer Settlers' Association of Scott and Muscatine County, 1835
            Pioneer Settlers' Association of Scott and Muscatine County, 1839
            Tri-State Old Settlers' Association of Illinois, Missouri and Iowa, Second Reunion, Keokuk, Iowa, September 30, 1885 (3 copies different colors)
            37th Annual Reunion of Old Settlers Association of rock Island County, 1902
            43rd Annual Reunion of Old Settlers Association of rock Island County, 1908
 
Minutes book, 2nd meeting 1858 then jumps to 1887 through August 1940
 
 
Subject Headings
 
Business & Industry—Printing
Entertainment & Amusement—Fairs—Mississippi Valley
Holidays & Celebrations—Festivals—Misc.
Hotels, Motels, Restaurants, Taverns—Hotels
Music--Bands
Newspapers & Periodicals—Newspapers—Misc.
Organizations & Clubs—Misc.
Organizations & Clubs—Outing Club
Park & Park Recreation—Fejervary
Park & Park Recreation--Vanderveer
Park & Park Recreation—Washington Square
Pioneer Life & Immigrants
 
People—Hall, Israel
People—Kelly, J. F.
 
 
INVENTORY
 
Eskelson, Miss Minnie:  Letters from Pitcairn Island Collection
Inclusive Dates:  1917-1945
Scope Notes: Contains 83 items of which many of them are letters from Pitcairn Island.
 
Folder 1 -  83 items
Letters
Black/white photographs
Transparent paper with water color paintings
Notecards
Stamps
One botanical sample
 
Subject Heading Cross Reference
 
Documents & Letters
 
 
INVENTORY
 
Plath Mss Collection
Inclusive dates: 1800-1984
Scope Notes: This collection of photographs is housed within the Plath Manuscript Collection in the Putnam Museum Archives. These 61 photographs, primarily portraits, are arranged in note books and frames. The order which the compiler [Frances Plath?] initiated has been maintained. The photographs are intended to illustrate genealogical notes pertaining to the Plath family. Miss Frances Plath was the first woman lawyer in Scott County, Iowa.
 
Volume I (pages unnumbered)
# 1          Agnes Haase home in Hanover [Germany]
#2           Portrait--Von Brandis, Major ?
#3           Portrait--de Rougemont, Geog
#4           Portrait--Haase, Caroline Auguste Alexandrine Frederike ( de Rougemont)
#5           Portrait--Haase. Christan Carl August
#6           Portrait--Haase, Fritz
#7           Portrait--Haase, Gustav
 
Volume 2 (pages unnumbered)
# 1          Portrait--Plath, Grandfather ?
#2           Portrait--Grandma?
#3           Ed Plath's boyhood home? [Germany?]
#4           Mr. and Mrs. Ed Plath Family?
#5           Portrait--Plath, Edward Johann Fredrich
#6           Portrait--Plath, Agnes Marie Louise
#7           Portrait--Rohwedder, Clara Marie (Plath)
#8           Portrait--Rohwedder, Herman Henry
#9           Portrait--Rohwedder, Etta Elizabeth
#10        Portrait--[Shorey}, Carma Frances (Rohwedder)
#11        Unidentified man & woman (c.1980)
#12        Unidentified man & woman (c. 1982)
#13        Victor Plath Jr. Family
# 14       Portrait--Plath, Carl August
# 15       Portrait--Plath, Josephine (Fisher)
#16        Portrait--Plath. Frieda?
#17        Portrait--Plath, Harro Johann
#18        Portrait--Plath, Tillie Wilson
#19        Portrait--Plath, William Harro
#20        Ruby, Bill, and Vale? baby Plath (1944)
#21        Kirk, Pam and Danielle Emerson (1979)
#22        Portrait--Plath, Hilmar Robert
#23        Portrait--Plath, Theresa Marie
 
Volume 2 cont.
#24 Portrait--Plath, Edward Hilmar
#25 Portrait--Plath, Norman Walter
#26 Portrait--Plath, Robert Meier
#27 Portrait-- ? Randy (1969)
#28 Portrait-- ?  Pam (1969)
#29 Portrait-- ? Todd (1969)
#30 Portrait--  ?  Randy (1970)
#31 Portrait--  ?  Pam (1970)
#32 Portrait-- ? Todd (1970)
#33 Randy, Pam, Todd (1967)
#34 Portrait-- Jones, Lea Cora (Plath)
#35 Portrait--Plath, Frances Edna
#36 Portrait--Plath, Frances
#37 14 wedding photos Arizona, 1984
 
Framed Photographs:
Portrait--Haase, Caroline Auguste Alexandrine Henriette Friederike (de Rougemont)
Bridal couple silhouette, Georg Johan Anton Rougemont & Dorothea Eleonore geb Cordes
Portrait--Plath, Mrs. Ed & Unidentified woman (double frame)
Portrait--Plath, Mrs. Ed (carte de visite in leather case)
 
 
INVENTORY
 
Presidential Memorabilia Collection                               (LIB-ARCH-R5-CAB9-D1)
Inclusive Dates:  1844 - 1908
Scope Notes: This collection contains individual folders of material for each individual president and vice-president from 1844 - 1908 including elections memorabilia.
 
Folder 1                 James Polk / George M. Dallas - 4 items
MP 227                 "Message from the President of the United States to the Two Houses of Representatives" December 3, 1844
1985-39               postcard of James Polk's home, n.d. (1985-39)
MP 733                 postcard of James Polk's tomb, n.d.
MP 226                 "Biographical sketches of the Democratic candidates for the Presidency and Vice Presidency" James K. Polk and George Dallas, from the Democratic Review, May 1838
 
Folder 2¬              Henry Clay / Theodore Frelinghuysen - 2 items
MP 459                 thin cloth ribbon "People's Choice/H. Clay/and/T. Frelinghuysen/Tariff/Protection to American industry."
MP 730                 postcard portrait of Clay, n.d.
 
Folder 3                 Lewis Cass / William Butler - empty folder
 
Folder 4                 James Buchanan / John Breckinridge - 10 items
MP 231                 "Democratic Ticket/Buchanan & Breckinridge" [Illinois?]
MP 454a-g            "Democratic Ticket/Buchanan & Breckinridge" list of office positions [Illinois] (Francis Black Collection)
MP 460                 Democratic National Committee letter requesting county information including number of ethnic residents, their religion, county's party organization, July 2, 1856 (Laurel Summers Collection)
MP 455                 Communication from "Officers of the Iowa Buchanan and Breckinridge Club of Washington, D. C." to Democrats in Iowa concerning distributing political documents, July 3, 1856
 
Folder 5                 John C. Fremont / William L. Dayton - 2 items
MP 802                 cloth campaign ribbon "Fremont & Dayton/Free Soil/Free Speech/Free Press/Fremont"
MP 453                 pencil sketches of Buchanan, Pierce, and Douglas, "Pierce & Douglas, Murderers of our Brothers/in Kansas . . . " 1856 [Isaac Wetherby?]
 
 
Folder 6                 Stephen A. Douglas / Herschel V. Johnson - 1 item
MP 451                 cloth campaign ribbon "Little Giant/Douglas/&/Johnson" with portrait of Douglas
 
Folder 7                 Abraham Lincoln / Hannibal Hamlin - 5 items
MP 452                 "Republican Ticket" list of candidate officers for Davenport Township, 1860
MP 1337              jumbo postcard, portrait of Abraham Lincoln, n.d.
MP 1337              jumbo postcard, portrait of Jefferson Davis, n.d.
MP 759                 booklet of songs "The Republican Campaign Songster"
1953-27               red cloth campaign ribbon, "Republican candidates . . "
MP 388                 patriotic envelope "Honest Abe" (1962-162)
 
Folder 8                 Abraham Lincoln / Andrew Johnson - 5 items
MP 457                 "Democratic Ticket" for Jackson County [Iowa?]
MP 449                 "Union Congressional Executive Committee/Presidential Campaign of 1864" list of campaign documents published, Sept. 1864
MP 389                 patriotic envelope "They can afford to do a wrong/I cannot." Lincoln portrait
MP 450                 "Presidential Campaign of 1864/Union Executive Congressional Committee" document, campaign support assessment to Francis Black, Hampton, IL, Sept, 1864
MP 391                 "National Union Ticket" [California]
MP 390                 "Lincoln & Johnson/Union Ticket/A New Jersey Ticket, 1864"
 
Folder 9                 Andrew Johnson - 4 items
MP 558                 admission ticket to impeachment of President Johnson, April 7, 1868 (1970-86)
MP 577                 admission ticket to impeachment of President Johnson, March 31, 1868 (1907-70)
MP 872                 admission ticket to impeachment of President Johnson, May 11, 1868
MP 576                 President Johnson impeachment-related speeches "Speeches of Hon. Elihu B. Washburne of Illinois and H. George S. Boulwell of Massachusetts . . ." February 22, 1868
 
Folder 10              Ulysses S. Grant / Schuyler Colfax - 3 items
MP 563                 carte de visit "The People's Choice" with portraits of Washington, Lincoln, Grant and Colfax; "Issued by/The Norris Engraving and Publishing Co./ . . Paterson, N. J. . . " (1915-22)
MP 731a-b           photo postcard of Grant's birthplace (2 views)
 
Folder 11              Samuel Tilden / Thomas Hendricks - 2 items
MP 328                 "Democratic National Reform Ticket" [Maryland?]
MP 873                 ticket to watch vote count for president and vice-president, February 8, 1877
 
Folder 12              Rutherford B. Hayes / William A. Wheeler - 10 items
MP 447                 hand written campaign slogans along with sketch drawings [Isaac Wetherby??]
MP 744a               photo postcard of Rutherford Hayes, n.d.
MP 744b               photo postcard of Lucy Webb Hayes, n.d.
MP 744c               photo postcard of birth home of Rutherford Hayes, n.d.
MP 744d               photo postcard of Hayes Memorial Museum and Library, n.d.
MP 744e-g            photo postcard of Hayes Memorial Monument, n.d.
MP 744h-I             photo postcard of President Hayes's home, n.d.
 
Folder 13              James A. Garfield / Chester A. Arthur  - 6 items
MP 337                 cabinet card portrait of "Gen. James A. Garfield Republican Candidate for President, 1880"
MP 2319              lithographed Valentine-style favor with portrait of Garfield
MP 2320              lithographed Valentine-style favor with portrait of Arthur
No #                       laminated newspaper clipping with sketch of "The New President Chester Allen Arthur" from the Davenport Democrat, September 27, 1881
MP 445                 ink and pencil drawing "Clear the Track &/Garfield & Arthur/Iowa/True/for Garfield & Arthur" verso "The Republican Eagle of Civilization/Free Election, 1800" [Isaac Wetherby??]
MP 1034              photo mounted to board "Relatives of President Chester A. Arthur/50th Wedding Anniversary - 1903/Defiance, Ohio/Mr. & Mrs. Henry John Kleinhen"
 
Folder 14              Grover Cleveland / Thomas Hendricks - 7 items
MP 589                 silk woven portrait of Mrs. Cleveland from World's Columbian Exposition, Chicago, 1893
MP 441a-c            "1884/National/Democratic Ticket" Davenport township (b:  1907-70, backed with linen; c: 1964-221, mounted to board)
MP 1629              cloth campaign ribbon "Committee/Cleveland/1884/Hendricks/The People's Choice"
MP 443a               ad for medicine McLane's Vermifuge with portrait of Grover Cleveland
MP 443b               ad for medicine McLane's Liver Pills with portrait of Thomas Hendricks
 
Folder 15              James Blaine / John A. Logan - 8 items
MP 444a-c            sheets of face portraits of Blaine and Logan (b:  1907-70; c:  mounted on linen)
MP 440                 ticket "The Old Steamer Republican/will, for the first time in 24 years,/Sail up Salt River/under the charge of the Most Magnetic Captain of the Age,/James G. Blaine . ." March 4, 1885
MP 404                 "National Republican Ticket" Davenport township, 1884
MP 442b               portrait of Logan; verso - ad for medicine, Dr. C. McLane's Liver Pills
MP 442a               portrait of Blaine; verso - ad for medicine, Dr. C. McLane's Liver Pills
MP 333                 stereopticon card of [campaign rally] "Hurrah for Logan"
 
Folder 16              Grover Cleveland / Allen Thurman - 7 items
MP 378                 "Democratic Ticket 1888" Washington township [Iowa]
MP 409                 National Democratic Convention, reporter's pass, 1888
MP 439                 ticket "Salt River Packet Line/Pass C. E. Harrison/From Davenport IA/to Salt River City/Steamer "Lord Sackville West" will leave Washington March 4,'89 and will not Return/A. G. Thurman, mate/G. Cleveland, Captain" stamped with "Harrison's Pharmacy, Davenport, Nov. 6, 1888"
MP 438                 ticket "The Old Steamer "Democracy"/Will make her last and final trip/UP SALT RIVER/Under the Charge of his Hexcellency/GROVER CLEVELAND. . . " (1907-70)
MP 437a-b           "Regular Democratic Nomination" cards supporting Cleveland and Thurman (1907-70)
 
Folder 17              Grover Cleveland / Adlai Stevenson - 10 items
MP 456a-d           campaign propaganda leaflets "Republican Wild-Cat Money" anti-tariff (1907-70)
MP 329                 invitation to a dinner event honoring Stevenson, Bloomington, IL, Nov. 19, 1892
MP 331                 ad for Spencer & Perkins dry goods store with portraits of Mr. and Mrs. Cleveland
MP 136                 ad for Clark & Morgan's candies & crackers, Quincy, IL, with portrait of Grover Cleveland
MP 135                 ad for Piedmont Guano M'F'G Co., Baltimore with portrait of Grover Cleveland, 1888
MP 1212              newspaper clipping with portrait of Vice-President Stevenson, [re: visit to Davenport?]
1907-70               booklet "Facts & Figures Relating to the Presidential Campaign of 1892/Presented by National Fire Insurance Co. of Hartford, Conn."
 
Folder 18              Benjamin Harrison / Whitelaw Reid - 5 items
MP 430a-b           booklet with verses and candidates, Cleveland, Bidwell and Harrison, "Compliments of the Why Clothing Store" [Davenport]; MP 430b: Harrison section missing and Bidwell section detached (1962-145)
MP 729                 color postcard of Harrison's tomb, n.d.
MP 118                 ticket to Republican National Convention, Minneapolis, June 7, 1892
MP 586                 ad for Dr. Harter's Iron Tonic, St. Louis, MO, with portraits of Harrison family
 
Folder 19              William McKinley / Garret Hobart - 12 items
MP 234                 campaign paper hat (stored with oversized items)
MP 2322a            "American Farmers were Protected by the McKinley Tariff Law,/Because . . ."
MP 2322b            "A Gem of Patriotic Utterance/(From Major McKinley's Letter of Acceptance)"
MP 2322c            "Silver/and/Farm Prices/(From Address of Hon. Carl Schurz/Chicago, Sept. 5, 1896.)"
MP 2322d            "A Gem/For the/Workingman/(From Major McKinley's Letter of Acceptance)"
MP 2322e            "A Gem in Sound Finance/(From Major McKinley's Letter of Acceptance)"
MP 2322f             "Chapter on Money-Making"
MP 2322g            "Which?/Better open the Mills to the/American workmen, then our Mints to all the Silver of the World. --Wm. McKinley"
MP 2322h            "Think it over . . . "
MP 2322i             "Average Price/of Farm Produce . . "
MP 2322j             "Remember/Cheap money means . . ./Cheap Men. Do you want to be Cheap?"
1960-92               program book for banquet of "National Peace Jubilee Banquet," Oct. 19, 1898 in Chicago
MP 404                 photos of McKinley and Hobart, advertisement "Compliments of the Davenport Daily Republican, the only Republican Newspaper in the Leading City of Iowa. Can you afford to be without it in a Presidential year?" (stored with oversized items)
MP 119                 ticket to Republican National Convention, St. Louis, June 16, 1896
MP 2323              article titled, "Blaine for an Honest Dollar"
MP 2326              booklet titled, "Speech of Senator Allison/Iowa Campaign opened at Des Moines . . ."
MP 2325              booklet titled, "What Free Silver Will Do to the Wheat Grower" Pamphlet R.
MP 2324              booklet titled, "McCleary on Silver and Gold, Wage, and Prices"  Hon. J. T. McCleary of Minnesota, U.S. Congressman
MP 432                 Republican National Committee bulletin; October 20, 1896
MP 801                 gold cloth campaign ribbon, " McKinley"
MP 800                 cloth campaign ribbon "President/Vice-President" with portraits
 
Folder 20              William Jennings Bryan / Arthur Sewall / Thomas E. Watson - 5 items
MP 217                 cloth campaign ribbon "Bryan."
MP 806a               color portrait of William Bryan with his autograph on postcard
MP 806b               postcard with portrait of Bryan
MP 39                    ticket to National Democratic Convention, Indianapolis, Sept. 2, 1896
MP 433                 campaign illustration "The Silver Dog with the Golden Tail" Sept. 1896
 
Folder 21              William McKinley / Theodore Roosevelt - 5 items
MP 807a               postcard with color portrait of McKinley and his autograph
MP 807b               postcard with photo of "The McKinley Homestead, Canton, O."
MP 428                 circular cardboard campaign trinket "McKinley Was Right" (1907-70)
MP 429                 portrait "William McKinley/Governor of Ohio"
MP 400                 book about Roosevelt "Our Patriotic President:  His Life in Pictures, Anecdotes, Sayings, Principles and Biography" (1978-41)
 
Folder 22              William Jennings Bryan / Adlai Stevenson - 1 item
MP 40                    Guest ticket to Democratic National Convention, Kansas City, July 4, 1900, with coupon [2 pieces]
 
Folder 23              Theodore Roosevelt / Charles W. Fairbanks - 5 items
MP 808a               postcard "President Roosevelt speaking from Rail Road Station, Bridgeport, Conn."
MP 808b               photo postcard of "The Roosevelt Family", 1907 postmark
MP 336                 photo of Roosevelt, 1904
MP 2334              pages from LIFE magazine with centerfold illustration (stored with oversized items)
MP 427 Scott County returns of November 8, 1904 election, from local newspaper
 
Folder 24              William H. Taft / James S. Sherman - 9 items
MP 357                 cloth ribbon from campaign "Taft" [very poor condition]
MP 809                 campaign postcard "The Nation's Choice", 1908
MP 809                 campaign postcard, "Our Next President/Wm. H. Taft" with portrait and Capitol Building, 1908
MP 424                 campaign postcard, "Presidential Campaign 1908/You can't come in" with T. Roosevelt on G.O.P. elephant and Taft on Democratic donkey
MP 120                 Press ticket to Republican National Convention, June 16, 1908
MP 405                 postcard "William Howard Taft/For President"
MP 426                 program of presidential inauguration; March 4, 1909
MP 425                 invitation to inauguration ceremonies, March 1909
MP 572                 program of president banquet in Plattsburgh, New York; July 7, 1909 [leather bound]
 
Subject Heading Cross Reference
Business & Industry--Advertisements
Business & Industry--Candy (Cleveland/Stevenson)
Business & Industry--Drug & Phamacy (Cleveland/Hendricks, Blaine/Logan, Cleveland/Thurman, Harrison/Reid)
Business & Industry--Dry Goods (Cleveland/Stevenson, Harrison/Reid)
Entertainment & Amusement--Fairs--Misc. (Cleveland/Hendricks)
Ethnic & Minority Groups--German (Buchanan/Breckinridge)
Ethnic & Minority Groups--Misc. (Buchanan/Breckinridge)
Ethnic & Minority Groups--Swedish (Buchanan/Breckinridge)
Newspapers & Periodicals--Misc. (McKinley/Hobart)
Newspapers & Periodicals--Newspapers--Times-Democrat (Garfield/Arthur)
Politics
National--Presidents
People--Black, Francis (Lincoln/Johnson)
                --Harrison, C. E. (Cleveland/Thurman)
                --Wetherby, Isaac (Fremont/Dayton, Hayes/Wheeler, Garfield/Arthur)
 
 
INVENTORY
 
Preston Collection 1955-1
Inclusive Dates:  1856-1883
Scope Notes: Lillie Raguet was born August 1, 1839 in Zanesville, Ohio. She married Andrew Preston of Cincinnati on January 10, 1854, and they moved to Davenport about 1860. Preston became a partner in the wholesale business with Col. Nutting. She became an invalid in the 1880s and died Dec. 3, 1898. He died July 18. 1913. They had three children. James Raguet (1855- April 1, 1912) married Jennie Eichleberger (died June 1911) and had three sons. For a time he managed his father's landholdings in South Dakota. George C. Preston married Margaret Thorington (James' daughter). They lived in Denver and had a daughter, Lillie Raguet Preston, donor of this collection. Lillie and Andrew's daughter Lillie Livingston Preston never married and is the author of the journals in this collection. [Bio info from Harrison Obituary files]
 
Contains 74 different letters.  Most written by Lillie Raguet to Andrew Preston.  Early correspondence written in Ohio. One letter from Lillie's sister, Eliza (Annie) Raguet.  Also contains eight other various types of business records/letter between Andrew and Fred [nephew] Preston of Evansville, Indiana.  Receipt from Davenport businesses dating 1860s and 1870s. 
 
4 journals written by Lillie Livingston Preston from 1879-1890. (stored separate from rest of collection)
 
Folder 1 -  82 items
6.  letter after marriage proposal--Lillie to Andrew
7.  after engagement announcement--Lillie to Andrew
9.  three weeks after wedding--Lillie to Andrew
10.  discusses approaching wedding--Lillie to Andrew
11.  pre-wedding--Lillie to Andrew
12.  pre-marriage--Lillie to Andrew
13.  pre-marriage and mentions Henry Ward Beecher and "old" Dr. Beecher, lecturing at Academy--Lillie to Andrew
14.  pre-marriage--Lillie to Andrew
15.  about week before wedding--Lillie to Andrew
16.  pre-wedding--Lillie to Andrew
17.  accusation--Lillie to Andrew
37.  child (boy) is very sick--Lillie to Andrew
38.  baby is well again and Lillie wants to come home--Lillie to Andrew
75.  eight separate documents of various notes/records glued to yellow lined paper includes receipts from Griswold College for tuition of a son (Winter, 1868); T. Richter Furrier, 1876; Davenport Gazette Steam Printing House; Daily and Weekly Democrat and News Printing House, 1863; Davenport Gas Light Company, 1878;
 
Subject Heading Cross Reference
Business & Industry--Furriers
Business & Industry--Public Utilities
Newspapers & Periodicals--Newspapers--Misc.
Social Life & Customs--Family Activities
Social Life & Customs--Weddings
 
People
Beecher, Dr.
Beecher, Henry Ward
Preston, Andrew
Preston, Fred
Preston, Lillie L.
Raguet, Eliza
Raguet, Lillie (Mrs. Preston)
 
 
INVENTORY
 
Putnam Trust Collection 2005-14
Date: 1909-1964
Scope Notes: All archival materials cataloged under number 2005.14.5. See photo collections for inventory of photographs.
 
Box 1 photographs and archival materials
Box 2 contains photo album 2005.14.1 and oversized photographs 2005.14.2iiii-nnnn
 
Inventory
William Clement Putnam's Last Will and Testament (2 copies)
Promotional booklet for Putnam Building, c. 1910 (4 copies)
Financial estimates of Putnam Building expenses
 
Subject Heading Cross Reference
Business & Industry--Banking
 
People
 
INVENTORY
 
Putnam Trust Manuscript Collection
Organizational outline
Processing status: partially processed, c. 2000
 
A.  Building Construction (blueprints, correspondence, change orders by building then date)
1. Center/J. C. Penney Building
                2.  Parker Building
                3.  Putnam Building
•             blueprints stored flat in oversize cabinet
 
                B.   Renters (Building Tenants) - alphabetical; by date within folders
 
                C.  Putnam Trust Correspondence
1.            to Family members - alphabetical then by date
2.            other - alphabetical then by year
 
                D.  Correspondence of Putnam Family - alphabetical then by date
 
                E.  Printed materials
                1.  Davenport Chamber of Commerce
                2.  Greeting cards - alphabetical by business
                3.  Catalogs - alphabetical by business then date
 
                E.  Financial Records - remove items in 3-ring binders to folders; keep other ledgers in tact
1.            Putnam Trust
a.             Building projections by year
b.             Rent Reports and Trust Annual Reports by year
2.            East Second Street Company: monthly and annual report by year
3.            Ledgers
a.             Putnam Trust ledgers - by type then year
b.             East Second Street ledgers - by type then year
•             restore order by year of financial records and keep them as arranged in 3-ring binders
 
 
INVENTORY
 
Putnam/LeClaire Collection - Schwerdtfegen Donation
Scope Notes: Correspondence between mainly William Clement (Clem) and his mother and siblings.  Correspondence related to Judge James Grant law practice and a few items related to his railroad interests. Checks paid to Mrs. Antoine LeClaire
Note: Correspondence between Putnam family members unless different surname noted.
 
Folder 1 - Correspondence to W. C. Putnam, 1901
•             Letter from H. S. (with envelope), 1901
 
Folder 2 - Correspondence to W. C. Putnam, 1900
•             Postcard from S. F. Smith, Oct. 4, 1900
•             Telegram to W. W. from B. R., Nov. 14, 1900
 
Folder 3: Correspondence to W. C. Putnam, 1898-1897
•             Telegram from H. S., Jan. 18, 1898, re: “served warrant begged off written promise to keep quiet all bluff
•             Telegram from H. S., Jan. 17, 1898, re: concerns arrest of unknown individual
•             Telegram from H. S., Jan. 17, 1898, re: threats to extort money causes need for warrant
•             Envelope from the Reliance Collection Co., Dec. 1897
•             Letter and envelope from Mary, Oct 3, ?, re: trip of Judge John R.  and W. C.’s mother to Europe
•             Letter and envelope from B. R. (brother), Sept. 23, 1897, re: arrival in Union Bay, BC
•             Letter and envelope from Bessie  (sister), Sept. 8, 1897, re: trip, request for book? Rome; hotel stationary
•             Letter and envelope from Bessie, April 30, 1897, re: purchase of watercolors; loan Mrs. McGee $100; summering in Paris
•             Letter and envelope  from Edward K.  (brother), Jan. 12, 1897, re: settlement of Aunt Mary’s estate; mortgage in Viele property
•             Telegram  from Charles N., Aug 3, 1897, re: demanding money “on your life”
 
Folder 4 - Correspondence to W. C. Putnam, 1890
•             Card with envelope announcing commencement exercises, June 17, 1890
•             Letter with envelope from George R., July 25, 1890, re: recounting travels in Utah, Idaho, Montana
•             Letter with envelope from Aunt Julia, July 21, 1890, personal thoughts
•             Letter from Benjamin R., July 23, 1890, re: announcing time of arrival by train
•             Letter with envelope from Benjamin R., July 19, 1890, re: return to Davenport, assisting Aunt Julia; concern about Newcomb repair
•             Postcard from Wilson, Sept 10, 1890, re: announcing arrival in Oxford; going to bed supperless and sleeping poorly, concerned about missing train
•             Postcard from George, July 14, 1890, re: announcing travel plans; where to send letters; mark letters “U.S. Coast Survey”
•             Postcard from George, July 16, 1890, re directing where to send letters and travel plans
•             Letter with envelope from Benjamin, July 10, 1890, re: stay in Jacksonville, IL, with Aunt Julia and return to Davenport to work or “loaf”
•             Letter with envelope from George from Salt Lake City, July 9, 1890, re: describing travels; request for $40
•             Postcard from George? in Council Bluff, IA, July 8, 1890, re: payment for delivery of trunk and valise
•             Postcard from George in Jacksonville, IL, June 25, 1890, re: announcing arrival in Davenport following day
•             Letter and receipt with envelope from George, June 22, 1890, re: possible travel plans to west with stop in Davenport, receipt for books sent.
•             Invitation and envelope with business card from George , June 17, 18, 19, 1890, re: commencement from Rose Polytechnic Institute
•             Letter with envelope from George R., June 15, 1890, re: asking for money for himself and brother Ben and plans for future after graduation
•             Letter with envelope from Edward, June 7, 1890, re: summer plans
•             Letter with envelope from Edward, June 3, 1890, re: summer job in Lake Geneva, waiting on tables with college friends
•             Letter with envelope from Aunt Julia, June 1890, re: invitation to visit and local information
•             Telegram with envelope from Mrs. E. P. Kirby, 1890, re: invitation to come to picnic and stay
•             Telegram from Mrs. P. Kirby, June 6, 1890, re: picnic, requesting answer to invitation
•             Letter with envelope from George R., May 24, 1890, re: sample material for suit; job offer, job? for brother Ben
•             Letter with envelope from Charles, May 22, 1890, re: asking for letter from mother; and life in Denver
•             Letter with envelope on business stationery from St. Clair, April 24, 1890, re: brief letter, work, having canoe built
•             Letter with envelope from George, May 16, 1890, re: request for cash; update on work and plans
•             Letter with envelope from St. Clair, March 28, 1890, re: from Fremont, Ohio, update on work
•             Letter with envelope from B. R., March 23, 1890, re: personal letter, life at school
•             Envelope addressed to W. C., March 27, 1890, postmarked Cincinnati, Ohio
•             Letter with envelope from E. K., March 22, 1890, also included “order of exercises” of Phi Alpha - Literary Society of Illinois College - letter acknowledges receipt of $50 and job hunting for summer
•             Letter with envelope from Edward K., March 15, 1890, re: request for money for cataract treatment; looking for summer employment, mentions not from Mother’s travels in Italy
•             Letter with envelope from George R., March 9, 1890, re: request for money for trip to Cincinnati for school work and updating on activities
•             Letter with envelope from St. Clair, Feb. 21, 1890, re: explanation of criticism made of colleage
•             Letter with envelope from George R., Feb. 12, 1890, re: request for money, hoping for employment after graduation, had flu
•             Letter with envelope from J. Duncan, Feb. 9, 1890, re: request for birth dates for brother and sister-in-law; personal comment
•             Letter with envelope and photograph of St. Clair from St. Clair, Feb. 4, 1890, re: attending funeral of notable person of Fremont, Ohio; complain of Richmond
•             Letter with envelope from Edward K., Jan. 22, 1890, re: acknowledging receipt of money, letter from Mother and Bessie’s European travels
•             Letter with envelope from George R., Jan. 12, 1890, re: request for money for college; weather related observations and future plans
 
Folder 5: Correspondence to W. C. Putnam, 1892
•             Envelope from Detroit Tribune, August 6, 1892
•             Envelope from Hodge and Homer and Co., Chicago, August 18, 1892
 
Folder 6: Correspondence to W. C. Putnam, 1893
•             Front of envelope from the Hardware Board of Trade, New York City, July 24, 1893
•             Letter with envelope from George R., August 8, 1893, re: Acknowledgment draft; working conditions in Cincinnati and wish that Ben could come to help
•             Envelope from George R., Oct. 10, 1893
 
Folder 7: 1894
•             Envelope addressed to Charles E. from Wm. Blair & Co., Chicago, December 22, 1894
•             Letter with envelope from St. Clair to W. C., May 21, 1894, re: money owed, living accommodations, and work situation
•             Envelope addressed to W. C. from Emlin McClain, Iowa City, December 4, 1884
 
Folder 8: Correspondence to W. C. Putnam, 1889
•             Letter with envelope from H. S., Jan. 15, 1889, re: draft of $25 and work schedule
•             Letter with envelope from Charles, Jan. 7, 1889, re: job transfer to Denver, Co.
•             Letter with envelope from George R., Jan. 25, 1889, re: school plans; roommate moving out; social life
•             Letter with envelope from George R., Feb. 3, 1889, re: request for $35 and summer plans
•             Letter with envelope from George R., March 1, 1889, re: request for $35
•             Letter with envelope from Edward K., March 18, 1889, re: request for $25; family gone, keeping house - desire to be busy during summer
•             Letter with envelope from St. Clair, March 25, 1889, re: request to send negative and condition of business
•             Letter with envelope from George R., March 28, 1889, re: request for money, school and social events
•             Letter with envelope from Bessie, April 21, 1889, re: social activities
•             Letter with envelope from Mother, April 24, 1889, re:  social activities and plans
•             Letter with envelope from Mother, April 30, 1889, re: acknowledges receipt of money; complaining about St. Clair’s smoking and cough; various social activities
•             Letter with envelope from Mother, May 10, 1889, re: family activities
•             Letter with envelope from Edward, May 24, 1889, re: request for $20; and Bessie’s visit
•             Letter with envelope from Edward, Sept. 27, 1889, re: request for $80 - 100; mention of letter from Mother
•             Letter with envelope from George, Sept. 28, 1889, re: plans for study; Ben’s work - sharing rooms; living away from family
•             Letter with envelope from St. Clair, Oct. 3, 1889, re: letter to brother; state of business and job; complaining strongly of “Richmond”, asks for Mother & Bessie’s address
•             Letter with envelope from Edward, Oct. 5, 1889, re: acknowledgment of receipt of money; receipt of Mother’s letter
•             Letter with envelope from George R., Oct. 10, 1889, re: request for money for rent; request for astronomy book from home and mentioning Mother & Bessie on trip to London
•             Letter with envelope from St. Clair, Oct. 18, 1889, re: request for info on files W. C. has in office so St. Claire can purchase same; inquiry about communication from Mother
•             Letter with envelope from Ben, Oct. 19, 1889, re: school work and social activities
•             Letter with envelope from Aunt Hattie and Uncle Joe Duncan, Nov. 27, 1889, re: general commentary on family
•             Letter with envelope from St. Clair, Nov. 15, 1889, re: forwarded letter from Mother (not included); salary increase; working conditions
•             Letter with envelope from Edward K., Nov. 9, 1889, re: request for money; mention of Mother & Bessie’s trip
•             Letter with envelope from Charles, Nov. 7, 1889, re: passing on letters from Mother; wrote of being ill - as a result of stopping smoking
•             Letter with envelope from George R., Nov. 10, 1889, Terre Haute, IN, re: request for money for self and Ben; acknowledged receipt of books, acknowledged election of Democratic Governor in Iowa and receipt letter from Mother & Bessie in Paris
•             Letter with envelope from Aunt Julia, ? 13, 1889, re: newsy letter about Mother & Julie and invitation to visit
•             Letter with envelope from Edward K., November 18, 1889, re: acknowledges receipt of money; briefly mentions school subjects & Mother and Bessie’s trip in Holland and Belgium
•             Letter with envelope from Uncle J. Duncan, November 19, 1889, re: encloses letter from Mother (not included) and invites W.C. to visit for holidays
•             Letter with envelope from St. Clair, Dec. 5, 1889, re: unable to print cards requested by W. C. and suggested getting them printed elsewhere, social activities prior to Thanksgiving
•             Letter with envelope from George R., Dec. 5, 1889, re: request for $80 for himself & Ben, acknowledges receipt of magazines, plans for vacation, newsy family information
•             Letter with envelope from Edward K., Dec. 16, 1889, re: request for $50 for tuition & expenses; looking forward to Christmas holidays & hoping for visit with bothers and Aunt Julia
•             Letter with envelope from Aunt Julia, Dec. 20, 1889, re: her illness but still encouraging W. C. to visit
•             Letter with envelope from B. R., Dec. 23, 1889, re: end of term at Rose Polytechnic Institute, school grades; pre-holiday quiet; holiday greetings
•             “At home” card and envelope from Mrs. J. Duncan (Aunt Hattie), Dec. 27, 1889, re: “At home” on Jan. 1, 1890
•             Letter with envelope from Mother, Dec. 29, 1889, re: “bread & butter” letter, letter about “goings on” of family and friends
•             Daily Journal obituary for Dr. David Prince, Dec. 20, 1889
 
Folder 9 Correspondence to W. C. Putnam, 1888
•             postcard from Mother, Nov. 11, 1888, re: Bessie & Mother leaving for ?
•             Letter with envelope from Bessie, Oct. 20, 1888, re: detailing activities in New York
•             Letter with envelope - envelope addressed to Clement, letter addressed to Ben, Oct. 21, 1888, “gossipy” letter re: family & friends
•             2 Letters with envelope and telegram from Bessie & Mother, Oct. 6 & 8, 1888, a) telegram - to Bessie from John R. - wife ill, do not come for visit; b) letter to mother from Bess, discussing travel plans; c) above (a&b) sent by Mother, discusses family matters
•             Letter with envelope from Edward K., Nov. 13, 1888, re: request for $15; Mother & Bessie’s visit; studies going fine
•             Letter with envelope from Bessie, Oct. 26, 1888, re: travel plans, returns draft $15 (not included)
•             Letter with envelope from Mother, Oct. 27, 1888, re: quoting letter from Bessie
•             Letter with envelope from Bessie, Sept. 2, 1888, includes letter from friend Susie to Bessie - looking forward to Bessie’s visit & plans.  Letter from Bessie, re: discusses experience traveling in east
•             Letter with envelope from Mother, Oct. 30, 1888, re: real estate transactions; included in envelope was letter from Bessie to Mother re: travel plans & itinerary
•             Letter with envelope from Elizabeth/Bessie, Nov. 4, 1888, re: newsy letter about her trip in east & plans on returning home
•             Letter with envelope from George R., Oct. 3, 1888, re: making suit, politics at college
•             Envelope with 3 letters, a) to Bessie from Lillie Duncan (cousin), Oct. 8, announcing wedding plans; and plans for visit of Bessie; b) from Mother to W. C., Oct. 12, re: family matters & activities; c) to niece from ? probably John R., Oct. 7, re: wife’s illness and visit of niece and his court (Supreme Count of New York) schedule
•             Letter with envelope from Lillie Duncan, Nov. 16, 1888, re: letter of thanks for gift and mention of Bessie’s visit
•             Letter with envelope from George R., Nov. 6, 1888, appreciation for handling business for George, also request for affidavit to prove George R. is not able to vote in Davenport as his first vote was challenged at poll
•             Letter with envelope from Mother, Sept. 26, 1888, re: family matters & relationships
•             Letter with envelope from Bessie, Oct. 8, 1888, re: her activities in New York & plans for other travels making Aunt Mary unhappy
•             Letter with envelope from H. S., Aug. 22, 1888, acknowledgment of receipt of deed; working relations on job
•             Letter with envelope from H. S., Nov. 10, 1888, typed, re: his business affairs, stock options and request for salary increase & difficulties in handling same
•             Letter with envelope from George R., Sept. 18, 1888, re: request for money, request to W. C. “to be polite” to a Capt. Shannon, who will visit relatives in Davenport and may stop to see W. C.
•             Postcard from George R., Jan. 18, 1888, re: reminder to send check for tuition promptly
•             Letter with envelope from H. S., Oct. 8, 1888, re: still waiting to hear on income amount that is dependent on Richmond; questions balance he owes Clem; Bessie’s travels
•             Letter from Bessie, Sept. 23, 1888, re: travels doing “world of good” (health), social activities
•             Letter with envelope from George R., Nov. 3, 1888, re: receipt of money and suit; social activities, wanting to vote and hoping Bessie will pass through Terre Haute
•             Letter with envelope from H. S., July 31, 1888, re: enclosed draft of $100 and acknowledged Mother’s letter
•             Letter with envelope from St. Clair, Aug. 9, 1888, re: frustrations of job & selling piece of real estate locally
•             Postcard from Elizabeth D., Sept, 25, 1888, re: box sent to Mother; visit in New Milford, CT
•             Letter with envelope from George R., Sept 22, 1888, re: acknowledges money sent; difficulties at school; need for new suit
•             Letter with envelope from H. S., July 28, 1888, acknowledges money sent; difficulties with Electric Co.,; Mother’s accident
•             Assignment of Mortgage from George R. to Mother Mary Louisa Duncan. Executed by George R., Nov. 3, 1888
•             Letter with envelope from H. S., Aug. 1, 1888, re: possibility of changing jobs; work situation at present, employment with possibility of salary increase
•             Letter with envelope from George R., Oct. 19, 1888, re: acknowledges receipt of money; need for more; distaste for borrowing money; classes at university; started fraternity with friends - need for suit
•             Letter with envelope from George R., Nov. 23, 1888, re: need for more money; question about voting privileges, and no need to send affidavit; corresponding with other schools
•             Letter with envelope from George R., Dec. 16, 1888, re: request for more money; travels home for Christmas; exams; winter weather; and suggestion from St. Clair not to transfer schools following year
•             2 Letters with 1 envelope: a) from Bessie, Oct. 18, 1888, re: plans to go to wedding in Washington; arranging train travel; visits to New York City from Tarrytown; anxious to return home. b) from cousin Lillie, Oct 17, 1888, re: expressing pleasure in Bessie’s visit; crowded at house; come by cab instead of carriage
•             Two letter with envelope a) to Bessie from George R., Nov. 6, 1888, re: asking Bessie to come visit in Terre Haute and suggestions as to travel plans; b) to Mother from Bessie, Nov. 7, 1888, re: visit to Cincinnati and visit to see George in Terre Haute.
•             Letter with envelope from Mother, Oct. 24, 1888, re: travel plans to visit Julia; real estate transactions
•             2 Letters with envelope from Mother, Oct. 3, 1888, re: family activities
•             Letter with envelope from George R., Oct. 16, 1888, re: request for tuition $35, need for dress suit, difficulty to vote in Terre Haute as students
•             2 Letters in same envelope a) from Mother, Oct. 29, 1888, re: real estate deal explaining to W. C., planting trees on property, family activities & gossip; b) from Bessie to Mother, Oct. 26, 1888, re: expressing frustration with Aunt Mary (Uncle Ed) in no allowing Bessie some freedom to be on her own - always having to have chaperone
 
Folder 10 - 1886
Envelope only addressed to Putnam & Rogers attorneys-at-law from E. E. Parmenter atty-at-law, Rock Island, dated May 19, 1886
 
Folder 11 - 1884
•             Postcard addressed to Messrs Putnam & Rogers attys-at-law (no message, no date)
•             Letter with envelope from W. Hanchett (friend) to W. C., Jan. 3, 1884, re: practicing attorney wants to share practice with W. C. or else asks for suggestions to locate in a town of 10-15,000 with probability of growth
 
Folder 12 - Correspondence to W. C. Putnam, 1883
•             Letter with envelope from attorney E. B. Moore (Moore & Jones), Corning, IA, July 5, 1883, re: photograph sent and reason for delay - settling into law practice which includes brother-in-law, successful in 2 or 3 cases
•             Postcard from E. W. Drake(?), Nov. 23, 1883, re: note of his locating in Wadefield, NE.
•             Letter with envelope from Mother, Sept, 23, 1883, re: family gossip
•             Wedding announcement with envelope, Sept. 6, 1883, for Frank R. Hanchett and Lillian L. Scott, Kaneville, IL
•             Letter with envelope from W. J. Moore (classmate) “Lawyer and Notary Public”, Oct. 27, 1883, re: writing of location, legal practice, wishing to keep in touch with classmates
•             Letter with envelope from Aunt Mary, Dec. 9, 1883, condolence letter (writing largely illegible), refers to death of an extraordinary man, who has bad eyesight and needed to be read to - meant a lot to Bessie
 
Folder 13 - incomplete dates
•             Letter with envelope from “WHM” Mr. Mulberry to Charles E., Feb. 2, 1880, re: acknowledging receipt of pass; writes of itinerary in speaking engagements; volunteering to lecture in Rock Island/Moline if Mary (Mrs. Putnam) can arrange
•             Postcard from New York Tribune, Sept. 7, 187?, reminder for payment for subscription to paper for year
•             Letter with envelope from Aunt Mary to W. C., Aug. 9, ??, re: acknowledges receipt of photo; hopes he can come for Bessie; writes of Husband’s health (81 & feeble), concerned about Bessie’s future; asks after family and wishes her temperament was more like his Mother’s
•             Postcard from ?? from Maquoketa to W. C., Aug. 20, ??, re: announcing arrival to get provisions - traveling on to Savannah - then steamboat to LaCrosse and then to Portage, WI; asks for $15, and invites Edd? to meet him in Savannah and travel with him
•             Postcard to W. C. from Mother, Sept. 25, ?, re: traveling, missed “accommodation” train - visit with Aunt Julia, pleasant visit, nice weather, asks to have letters sent to her
•             Letter with envelope from Mother to W. C., Apr. 19, ?, re: arrival in Chicago and visit with Aunt Julia, needs to get “things” for house, had glasses fixed, “no need to sent any money”
•             Letter with envelope from Uncle J. Duncan in Chicago to W. C., Mar. 11, ?, encloses some letters from Europe (sender unknown, no included in envelope) asks for names of brothers and sisters? or wives? and dates of their births
•             Envelope only addressed to Messrs. Putnam & Rogers, Aug. 30, ?, part of front of envelope, from St. Louis, MO, no date
•             Envelope only typewritten address to Mrs. C. E. Putnam, dated Jan. 3, ?, Chicago, IL
•             Envelope only to Chas. E. Putnam, April 23, ?, “private communication”
•             Envelope only to W. C. possibly from Bessie, Sept. 24, ?,
•             Envelope only to W. C. from George R. in Fremont, OH, Oct. 8, ?,
•             Envelope only to Chas. E., postmarked Feb. 24, ‘84, from Letterkenny
•             Envelope only to Chas. E., postmarked Jacksonville, June 4, 1881
•             Envelope only to W. C., postmarked June 14, ?, Terre Haute, IN
•             Envelope only to W. C., postmarked Dec. 5, ?, Chicago, Arbuckles Coffee
•             2 Western Union Envelopes addressed to W. C., no date
•             Envelope only printed by Machine to Chas. Hofman & Co. Wholesale Dealers in Cigars & Tobacco, St. Louis, MO
•             54 partially filled out checks - some endorsed to various people and companies
 
Folder 14 - Judge James Grant
•             Envelope only to James Grant, Atty, Davenport, postmarked St. Louis, Feb. 10, 1861
•             Envelope only to James Grant, postmarked Boston, MA, Feb. 12, ?
•             Envelope only to Grant & Smith, Attys at Law, postmark Iowa City, IA, Feb. 9, 1861
•             Envelope only to James Grant, postmarked Chicago, IL, Feb. 11, ?
•             Envelope only to James Grant, postmark, New York, Feb. 13, 1861
•             Envelope only to Grant & Smith, postmark LeClaire, Feb. 12, ?
•             Envelope only to Grant & Smith, postmark Vinton, IA, from J. H. Shotts, real estate agent, Feb. 13, ?
•             Envelope only to Grant & Smith, postmark Alton, IL, from Genl. Insurance Agency (L&GS Kellenberger - Alton, IL), no date
•             Envelope only to Grant & Smith, Feb. 15, 1861
•             Top right corner of envelope, Fort Lewis, Co., postmark, May 12, 1886
•             Flap of envelope only, Oct. 21,?
•             Upper right part of envelope with stamp and name “Putnam” only, no date
•             front part of Envelope only, to Putnam & Putnam, Chicago postmark, from “School Supplies, Encyclopedia Britannica, Nov. 22, 1889
•             Envelope only to James Grant, postmark Skaneateles, New York, Feb. 16, ?
•             Envelope only to James Grant, postmark Grand View, IA, Feb. 16, ?
•             Envelope only to James Grant, postmark New York, return on flap - Woodruff & Co., Commission Merchants, Feb. 17, ?
•             Envelope only to James Grant, postmark Boonesboro, IA, Feb. ?, ?
•             Envelope only to James Grant, postmark Chicago, IL, Feb 20, ?
•             Envelope only to Messrs Grant & Smith, Feb. 21, 1881
•             Envelope only to Messrs Grant & Smith, Feb. 21, 1861, postmark Muscatine, IA
•             Envelope only to James Grant, Feb, 25, ?, postmark Chicago
•             Envelope only to James Grant, Feb. 27, ?, postmark Pennsylvania
•             Envelope only to James Grant, Feb. 27, ?, postmark Skaneateles, NY
•             Pages 91 and 92 of cash accounts
•             Receipt  - Mar. 22 through Sept. 11, 1860, for money, L. S. Viele
•             Letter to James Grant from Office of Supreme Court, Wash’n City, Jan. 31, 1861, re: “enclose opinion as requested”, cost and payment
•             Letter only to James Grant from Attnys Mackey and Bradley in Iowa City, Feb. 1, 1861, re: delay in court case and need to know fee so payment can be made
•             Letter only to James Grant from Arthur Rogers, Salem, ?, Feb. 1, 1861, re: trying to make a deal with J. Grant regarding debt over some property - willing to pay half of original amount and close matter
•             Letter to James Grant from Laurel  ?, sent from LeClaire, Feb. 2, 1861, asks to send deputies to various Iowa counties
•             Envelope only to Messrs. Grant & Smith, postmark New York, Feb. 5, 1861
•             Letter only to Messrs. Grant & Smith, Feb. 4, 1861, from New York, re: acknowledges receipt of earlier correspondence, mentions on note of 958.90 that was due that day and found to have “no funds”, wanted to pass on this information “in reference to the collateral”
•             Letter with envelope to James Grant from Fentin, ? Co., postmark New York, Feb. 4, 1861, re: note with insufficient funds - will retain not until they hear form J. Grant, concern about payment
•             Letter to James Grant, postmark Brooklyn, IA, Feb. 5, 1861, re: omission in court papers, traveling on snowy roads, traveling disagreeable, wrote letter in Montezuma, IA
•             Letter with envelope to James Grant, from John O’Say---, Feb. 5, 1861, re: questions attention to some unidentified legal matter
•             Letter to James Grant from Rush Clark, Marengo, Feb. 5, 1861, re: disposition of legal matter “please leave the adjustment of the difficulty to me”
•             Letter to James Grant from State Historical Society of Iowa W. Reynolds - corresponding secretary, Feb. 6, 1861, thanks him for “valued photograph” on behalf of the Board of Curators
•             Letter (very fragile) to Grant & Smith, St. Louis postmark, Feb. 6, 1861, re: hearing on case and asking for result of hearing so can advise his attorney
•             Letter, to Grant and Smith, Iowa City postmark, Feb. 6, 1861, re: sending of notice to have served upon  Eb. Cook, asks to have notice served promptly from Clark & Brown?
•             Letter with envelope to James Grant from ? Bee---, postmark Evansville, Feb. 7, 1861, re: sale of Buffalo lots and circumstances surrounding transaction
•             Letter to Grant & Smith from L. B. Nelson, Office of Recorder & Treasurer, Tama City, IA, Feb. 4, 1861, re: listing taxes for land described in earlier communication, $6.25 for taxes and $1 for commission, tax receipt will be forwarded upon receipt of $7.25
•             Letter to Grant & Smith from Clark & B---?, Iowa City, Feb. 8, 1861, re: notice sent earlier (to be served on Eb. Cook) was wrong - sent corrected notice to above requesting it to be served promptly and then sent back to Iowa City, also “we will be good for shipping fees”
•             Letter to James Grant from Laurel Summers, Feb. 8, 1861, re: requesting him to pay marshal’s fees to sender in case of Diggs? vs. Johnson County, “will settle with Thompson”
•             Letter to Grant & Smith from Mackey & Bradley, Iowa City, Feb. 8, 1861, re: no evidence of serving of notice; enclosed original notice (not included)
•             Letter to Grant & Smith from Clark & B---?, Office of E. S. Express Co. stationery, Feb. 9, 1861, re: r              eceived $2600 on account of court case ---- vs. Johnson County, and sending same to Grant & Smith
•             Letter to James Grant from A. S. Robinson, Bank of State of Missouri, St. Louis, Feb. 8, 1861, re: requesting bank book of Capt. Bessie, to be sent to St. Louis, then bank can furnish Grant with info, “presence of bank book is indispensable for the examination”
•             Letter (faded) to James Grant from Emily Grant, Feb. 10, 1861, re: a mortgage, raising money and Grant attending court
•             Letter to James Grant from E. Dusenbury, Attorney, New York, Feb. 9, 1861, re: legal matters of Keokuk & Des Moines Railroad Co.
•             Letter to James Grant from Laurel Summers, LeClaire, IA, Feb. 7, 1861, re: enclosed summons (not included) served by Louis Thompson “if service and return are not right, please suggest to Mr. T. such changes you may deem necessary.”
•             Letter with envelope to James Grant from Comstock & Co. (W. Emery) Quincy, IL, Feb. 9, 1861, re: enclosed bond as requested (not included)
•             Letter to James Grant from C. M. Hawley, Chicago, Feb. 12, 1861, re: taking deposition in Ruble case - but story was changed money owed by Ruble, problems having to do with property and creditors, asking if question can be asked “under your laws.  Please inform me at once”
•             Letter to James Grant from J. H. Shutts, General Land Agent, Vinton, Benton County, IA, Feb. 12, 1861, re: informing Grant that tax has been paid on a particular parcel of land
•             Letter to Grant & Smith from –warrickin, New York, Feb. 12, 1861, re: reminding Grant & Smith that money is owed them, do not want “paper as money” want payment in gold and asks that money be remitted as collected so as not to lose any more interest
•             Letter with envelope to Grant & Smith from Field & Hadley, Anamosa, IA, Feb. 12, 1861, re; enclosure of $11 and enclosure of certified transcript of record entry, promised to “place in the hand of the coroner”, writs, may be delayed because of snow, mentions no collection on note by Morrison?, if they don’t get something soon will sue
•             Letter to James Grant from W. Weld, Boston, Feb. 12, 1861
•             Letter to James Grant from E. S. Gilbert, Chicago, Feb. 12, 1861, re: title and contract
•             Letter to Grant & Smith from Laurel Summers, LeClaire, Feb. 12, 1861, re: responding to correspondence from Grant & Smith if “Gray not at home will have writ service in time”
•             Letter to James Grant from George Comstock, Syracuse, New York, Feb. 13, 1861, re: election of Mr. Duron, hopes election will stand, thinks it will
•             Letter to Grant & Smith from S. Smith, LeClaire, Feb. 13, 1861, re: asking to hurry Mr. Sewell?; as writer feels considerable risk in keeping money on hand, has to do with property
•             Letter to James Grant from Edward Carroll, LeClaire, Feb. 4, 1861, re: sending notice of court case against above person by McCabe, “I trust you will do the best for me”, explains he has been forced into court by unwillingness to allow for arbitrators award, need for arbitrators as witnesses in court
•             Letter to Grant & Smith from Weigley & Small, Attorneys and Counselors at Law, Galena, IL, Feb. 14, 1861, re: effects of Capt. Bessie’s, some misunderstanding regarding same
 
Folder 15 - Checks made out to Mrs. LeClaire unless otherwise noted
Drawn on the Bank of Iowa, Merchants’ Branch
1.            Check no. 112     May 19, 1863,    $50
2.            Check no. 149     June 20, 1863    $100
3.            Check no. 163     Aug. 4, 1863        $50
4.            Check no. 125     Aug. 17, 1863     $50
5.            Check no. 120     Apr. 6, 1863         $50
6.            Check no. 144     June 9, 1863       $100
7.            Check no. 77       Mar. 28, 1867     $75        From here down Drawn on Davenport National Bank
8.            Check no. 83       June 19, 1867    $100
9.            Check no. 86       June 29, 1867    $100
10.          Check no. 88       July 20, 1867      $100
11.          Check no. 98       Dec. 10, 1867     $50
12.          Check no. 99       Dec. 3, 1867        $50
13.          Check no. 107     Apr. 30, 1868      $100
14.          Check no. 102     Jan. 31, 1868      $100
15.          Check no. 94       Oct. 24, 1867      $100
16.          Check no. 73       Mar. 16, 1867     $100
17.          Check no. 37       Feb. 28, 1866     $334.63
18.          Check no. 44       July 2, 1866         $100
19.          Check no. 51       Sept. 11, 1866    $100
20.          Check no. 65       Dec. 26, 1866     $50
21.          Check no. 138     July 19, 1869      $100
22.          Check no. 129     Feb. 5, 1869        $100
23.          Check no. 136     Apr. 30, 1869      $100
24.          Check no. 135     Apr. 14, 1869      $100
25.          Check no. 128     Dec. 3, 1868        $100
26.          Check no. 64       Feb. 21, 1867     $100
27.          Check no. 133     Mar. 25, 1869     $100
28.          Check no. 132     Mar. 19, 1869     $50
29.          Check no. 130     Feb. 26, 1869     $100
30.          Check no. 105     Mar. 30, 1868     $100
31.          Check no. 106     Apr. 20, 1868      $50        to L. A. LeClaire
32.          Check no. 108     May 6, 1868        $60        for insurance
33.          Check no. 110     June 3, 1868       $100
34.          Check no. 114     June 27, 1868    $75
35.          Check no. 117     Nov. 9, 1868       $250
36.          Check no. 118     Dec. 3, 1868        $79.86
37.          Check no. 119     Dec. 3, 1868        $100
38.          Check no. 123     Dec. 7, 1868        $74.83  L. A. LeClaire, Tax ----?
39.          Check no. 91       July 31, 1867      $100     L. A. LeClaire
40.          Check no. 512     Mar. 8, 1864       $234.73               for taxes from here down Drawn on State Bank of Iowa,                                                           Merchants’ Branch
41.          Check no. 521     Apr. 27, 1864      $100
42.          Check no. 522     May 12, 1864     $100
43.          Check no. 516     Mar. 29, 1864     $100
44.          Check no. 540     Oct. 19, 1864      $34.37  for taxes on LeClaire IA property
45.          Check no. 538     Sept. 8, 1864      $99.67  for taxes of 1863, LeClaire Town
46.          Check no. 541     Oct. 21, 1864      $100
47.          Check no. 534     Aug. 19, 1864     $100
48.          Check no. 1          Oct. 15, 1861      $200
49.          Check no. 527     July 22, 1864      $100
50.          Check no. 548     Dec. 20, 1864     $500     to Joseph A. LeClaire
51.          Check no. 9          Dec. 13, 1861     $710.45               County taxes    The following checks (thru 81?) were                                                                                                 banded together and labeled “checks up to                                                                                                 March 15, 1862, Geo. L. Davenport Exet”
52.          Check no. 10       Dec. 14, 1861     $160.30               B. B. Woodward, Exq
53.          Check no. 7          Dec. 13, 1861     $140.90               County Orders
54.          Check no. 4          Nov. 18, 1861     $31        Phillip Mooney
55.          Check no.              Nov. 4, 1861       $113.13               George L. Davenport
56.          Check no. 2          Oct. 25, 1861      $4.25    G. W. Eus & Co., Bill order?
57.          Check no. ?          Feb. 20, 1862     $5.50    John Morton
58.          Check no. 8          Dec. 13, 1861     $110     pay in gold, county taxes
59.          Check no. 11       Dec. 24, 1861     $25        J. W. Guiteau
60.          Check no. 13       Jan. 2, 1862        $100     Premium of insurance       
61.          Check no. 12       Dec. 30, 1861     $30        Nathan M. Rambu
62.          Check no. 20       July 15, 1862      $20        C. E. Putnam
63.          Check no. 19       Jan. 14, 1862      $72.45  L. Lane & Co.??
64.          Check no. 15       Jan. 4, 1862        $485     H. B. Hoffman & Agt.
65.          Check no. 16       Jan. 4, 1862        $33.20  Huot Bros.
66.          Check no. 14       Jan. 3, 1862        $53.36  W. C. Wadsworth
67.          Check no. 17       Jan. 8, 1862        $287.75               Putnam & Rogers
68.          Check no. ?          Nov. 30, 1861     $100     pay in gold, J. M. Corh? Taxes
69.          Check no. ?          Nov. 30, 1861     $495     J. M. Corh? Tax
70.          Check no. 21       Jan. 18, 1862      $1400   Notes payable
71.          Check no. 22       Jan. 25, 1862      $40.42  Alleng & Williams
72.          Check no. 23       Jan. 30, 1862      $100     Judge Grant
73.          Check no. ?          Feb. 1, 1862        $185     I. ?. Gifford
74.          Check no. 24       Feb. 3, 1862        $138.89               State Bank
75.          Check no. 25       July 8, 1862         $47.93  Kent & Co.
76.          Check no. 26       July 13, 1862      $209.95               City order
77.          Check no. 27       Feb. 15, 1862     $629.08               City taxes
78.          Check no. 28       Feb. 15, 1862     $107.65               John L. Coffin
79.          Check no. 29       Feb. 15, 1862     $200     Cabin - Dow & Brown
80.          Check no. 31       Mar. 3, 1862       $31        B. B. Woodward Co., note
81.          paper on which is written “LeClaire Estate Checks”
82.          Check no. 30       Feb. 26, 1862     $50        Putnam & Rogers
83.          Check no. 33       Mar 13, 1862      $50        Putnam & Rogers
84.          Check no. 34       Mar. 15, 1862     $23.85  Dow & Brown
85.          Check no. 35       Mar. 22, 1862     $301.94               County taxes
86.          Check no. 36       Mar. 27, 1862     $75        Taxes
87.          Check no. 37       Apr. 3, 1862         $15        J. Wilson?
88.          Check no. 38       Apr. 7, 1862         $38.89  Interest on note
89.          Check no. 40       Apr. 8, 1862         $170     G. L. Davenport
90.          Check no. 46       May 7, 1862        $300     Bills Payable
91.          Check no. 45       May 5, 1862        $33.33  Interest at State Bank
92.          Check no. 47       Mar. 186?            $15.75  J. C. Washburn
93.          Check no. 48       May 12, 1862     $114     Israel Hall
94.          Check no. 49       May 12, 1862     $658.85               Clark-Dodge Co.
95.          Check no. 44       Apr. 24, 1862      $100     Lawyer Grant
96.          Check no. 43       Apr. 23, 1862      $1005   Bills Payable
97.          Check no. 32       Mar. 7, 1862       $20        Mrs. LeClaire
98.          Check no. 42       Apr. 19, 1862      $100     Mrs. LeClaire
99.          Check no. 41       Apr. 9, 1862         $20        J. N. Rogers --?
100.       Check no. 50       May 17, 1862     $20        M. E. Gaspard
101.       Check no. 51       June 2, 1862       $33.33  Interest State Bank
102.       Check no. 165     --? 13, 1863         $76.73  Freight of monument
103.                       Nov. 2, 1863       $250     G. L. Davenport
104.                       Oct. 29, 1863      $150.05               Ed. Kelley Drft Chicago
105.                       Sept. 7, 1863      $250     G. L. Davenport
106.                       Sept. 3, 1863      $230     Draft on Boston
107.                       Aug. 22, 1863     $50        Victor Huot
108.                       Aug. 24, 1863     $118.50               G. L. Davenport
109.                       Aug. 24, 1863     $100     G. L. Davenport
110.                       Aug. 18, 1863     $100     G. L. Davenport
111.                       Sept. 2, 1863      $37.91  J. M. Gifford
112.       Check no. 197     Jan. 2, 1864        $92.40 or 49       ½ City Taxes
113.       Check no. 195     Dec. 30, 1863     $100     Mrs. LeClaire
114.       Check no. 196     Dec. 30, 1863     $125.61               City Tax Bu-----
115.       Check no. 194     Dec. 23, 1863     $25.80  Freight on Stone
116.       Check no. 193     Dec. 23, 1863     $155.26               Draft on NY
117.       Check no. 192     Dec. 16, 1863     $923.15               Cabi[n] And Dow
118.       Check no. 191     Dec. 16, 1863     $117.48               Draft on NY
119.       Check no. 190     Dec. 12, 1863     $34.60  Eugene Garf[i]me
120.       Check no. 189     Dec. 11, 1863     $66.91  Scott Co. Taxes, 1862
121.       Check no. 188     Dec. 9, 1863        $23.94  ---dfoan NY [&} Ex?
122.       Check no. 122     Apr. 9, 1863         $85.43  Draft on NY
123.       Check no. 145     June 10, 1863    $25        J. W. G—teau, Exq.
124.       Check no. 121     Apr. 7, 1863         $65.20  Morlo[n] & Co.
125.       Check no. 123     Apr. 10, 1863      $234.22               County Taxes, 1862
126.       Check no. 124     Apr. 13, 1863      $371.25               Bills Payable
127.       Check no. 126     Apr. 21, 1863      $2000   Certificate of Defunt
128.       Check no. 114     Mar. 26, 1863     $7.67    Cubin & Dow
129.       Check no. 119     Apr. 3, 1863         $1052.63            Bills Payable
130.       Check no. 138     May 18, 1863     $50        Putnam & Rogers
131.       Check no. 142     May 30, 1863     $759.65               County Taxes
132.       Check no. 144     May 29, 1863     $30        Mrs. Sarah Le-----
133.       Check no. 143     May 30, 1863     $48.70  J. L. Coffin - Bal. Items
134.       Check no. 168     Aug. 26, 1863     $412     Draft on Boston Do[d]d
135.       Check no. 167     May 15, 1863     $869     Schureman & Mel—k
136.       Check no. 166                     $62.39                                                  half of check missing
137.       Check no. 115     Mar. 27, 1863     $229.87               Bills Payable
138.       Check no. 11?     Mar. 28, 1863     $500     G. L. Davenport
139.       Check no. 113     Mar. 20, 1863     $100     James Grant, Esq
140.       Check no. 175     Oct. 7, 1863         $562.65               Draft on New Yor[k]
141.       Check no. 174     Oct. 3, 1863         $337.60               -- N. Rogers, Esq
142.       Check no. 173     Oct. 2, 1863         $895.78               J. J. Dixwell –
143.       Check no. 172     Oct. 1, 1863         $75        Bills Payable ---- -----
144.       Check no. 171     Sept. 21, 1863    $100     Mrs. Margaret LeClaire
145.       Check no. 169     Sept. 2, 1863      $32.35  J. N. Rogers (Taxes W F----)
146.       Check no. 178     Oct. 16, 1863      $52.74  G. L. C. Dow, Esq
147.       Check no. 177     Oct. 15, 1863      $4665.86            Clark Dodger Co.
148.       Check no. 176     Oct. 13, 1863      $32.11  Income Tax
149.       Check no. 181     Nov. 16, 1863     $1000   Joseph A. LeClaire
150.       Check no. 180     Nov. 9, 1863       $200     Mrs. LeClaire
151.       Check no. 179     Nov. 5, 1863       $14        Wm. P. Campbell
152.       Check no. 187     Dec. 8, 1863        $164.14               Draft on NY Ex
153.       Check no. 186     Dec. 5, 1863        $286.51               Dft on NY
154.       Check no. 185     Nov. 27, 1863     $67.48  City & Co. Taxes ’63 Iowa City
155.       Check no. 184     Nov. 25, 1863     $200     Cook & D—
156.       Check no. 186     Nov. 21, 1863     $50        H. B Hoffman Esq
157.       Check no. 182     Nov. 21, 1863     $50        Putnam & Rogers
158.       Check no. 129     Apr. 29, 1863      $29.10  J. W. Ward Esq
159.                       Apr. 25, 1863      $14.22  Interest ?
160.       Check no. 128     Apr. 27, 1863      $327.05               Poweshiek Co Taxes
161.       Check no. 127     Apr. 22, 1863      $560     Iowa Co. Taxes
162.       Check no. 132     May 1, 1863        $21.10  Iowa Co Taxes -----
163.       Check no. 131     May 1, 1863        $360     H. D. Downey
164.       Check no. 150     July 2, 1863         $20        Stamp
165.       Check no. 148     June 29, 1863    $20        R---- Stamp
166.       Check no. 147     June 26, 1863    $145.65               Damen & True
167.                       Apr. 6, 1863         $26.07  Int
168.                       Apr. 6. 1863         $290     Geo. L. Davenport
169.                       July 6, 1863         $141.43               G. L. Davenport
170.       Check no. 154     July 16, 1863      $27.66  Alling & Williams
171.       Check no. 156     July 16, 1863      $231.60               J. H. Morton Co.
172.       Check no. 155     July 16, 1863      $319.20               Alice Markee’s Note & Int
173.       Check no. 153     July 16, 1863      $36.83  Washburn’s Bill
174.       Check no. 151     July 6, 1863         $56.86  Ann King
175.       Check no. 152     July 7, 1863         $2650   Louis C. Depai[n]e
176.       Check no. 164     Aug. 4, 1863        $4598.41            Bills Payable
177.       Check no. 162     July 28, 1863      $1040.83            Jas. Grant, Esq
178.       Check no. 158     July 18, 1863      $90        Schlegel
179.       Check no. 159     July 25, 1863      $400     Putnam & Rogers
180.       Check no. 160     July 25, 1863      $65        J. B. Hoffman, Esq
181.       Check no. 157     July 16, 1863      $39.90  Sundry Small Claims
182.                       May 16, 1863     $120.30               Bills Payable
183.       Check no. 141     May 30, 1863     $26.05  J. M. Dunn
184.       Check no. 139     May 28, 1863     $94        R. Lindaman Co. Judge
185.                       June 18, 1863    $50        Putnam & Rogers
186.       Check no. 146     June 20, 1863    $1503.75            Bills Payable
187.       Check no. 161     July 28, 1863      $38        W J Refs & Co.
188.       Check no. 134     May 2, 1863        $60        Downeys Dft for Taxes
189.       Check no. 133     May 1, 1863        $20.71  Huot Brothers
190.       Check no. 137     May 9, 1863        $80        Putnam & Rogers
191.       Check no. 136     May 7, 1863        $47.50  H D Downey
192.       Check no. 135     May 4, 1863        $59.95  Dft in New York
193.                       May 13, 1863     $118.02               Bills Payable
194.                       Apr. 12, 1864      $430     Danl Churchell
195.       Check no. 520     Apr. 23, 1864      $200.50               Bills Payable
196.       Check no. 519     Apr. 23, 1864      $3007.50            Bills Payable
197.       Check no. 522     May 13, 1864     $30.25  Gazette Company
198.       Check no. 525     June 10, 1864    $42        Geo. W. Ells & Co.
199.       Check no. 543     Nov. 22, 1864     $50        Insurance
200.       Check no. 545     Dec. 5, 1864        $56.25  Dft. On New York
201.       Check no. 526     June 30, 1864    $1509.59            Draft on NY
202.       Check no. 517     Mar. 29, 1864     $2506.25            Bills Payable
203.       Check no. 518     Apr. 23, 1864      $34.46  E. Gasfiard?
204.                       July 2, 1864         $1066.19            G. L. Davenport
205.       Check no. 537     Sept. 2, 1864      $80.50  Judge Lindeman
206.       Check no. 536     Sept. 2, 1864      $150     Putnam & Rogers
207.       Check no. 535     Aug. 29, 1864     $1503.75            Ino L. Coffin
208.       Check no. 539     Sept. 9, 1864      $252.71               Dft on Boston
209.       Check no. 542     Nov. 17, 1864     $200.50               Hingham Bank
210.       Check no. 544     Nov. 30, 1864     $1416.09            County Taxes
211.       Check no. 529     July 26, 1864      $33.53  [not decipherable]
212.       Check no. 528     July 25, 1864      $162.31               B---- City Taxes ’64
213.       Check no. 530     July 30, 1864      $65        C. W. Verder
214.       Check no. 531     Aug. 3, 1864        $260.44               Dft on Muscatine
215.       Check no. 532     Aug. 6, 1864        $50        Charles Huot
216.       Check no. 533     Aug. 9, 1864        $120     Co. Taxes B--- H---
217.       Check no. 3          Nov. 11, 1861     $18.25  I C Todd
218.       Check no. 514     Mar. 21, 1864     $149     Df. On Chicago
219.       Check no. 515     Mar. 26, 1864     $25        J. N. Rogers, Esq
220.       Check no. 547     Dec. 13, 1864     $27.55  Cerro Gordo Co. Taxes
221.       Check no. 546     Dec. 12, 1864     $260     County Taxes
222.       Check no. 513     Mar. 17, 1864     $25.25  Jasper Co. Taxes
223.       Check no. 70       Mar. 9, 1867       $4053.10            Draft on Boston   from here down drawn on                                                                                                                                 Davenport National Bank
224.       Check no.131      Feb. 27, 1869     $1000   Geo. L. Davenport
225.                       Apr. 3, 1869         $239.04               Geo. L. Davenport/ Tobal
226.       Check no. 92       Aug. 9, 1867        $284.68               Dft. On Boston
227.       Check no. 90       July 27, 1867      $379.70               City Tax of 1867
228.       Check no. 126     Dec. 26, 1868     $215.42               Dft on Boston
229.       Check no. 125     Dec. 24, 1868     $108.80               Carroll Co. Taxes 1868
230.       Check no. 124     Dec. 9, 1868        $200     John L. Coffin
231.       Check no. 122     Dec. 7, 1868        $200.50               W. B. Washburne ----
232.       Check no. 121     Dec. 7, 1868        $90.91  Poweshiek & Cerro Gordo Taxes
233.       Check no. 120     Dec. 4, 1868        $187     Franklin Co. Taxes
234.       Check no. 116     Oct. 14, 1868      $100     Loan of 2nd Oct.
235.       Check no. 115     July 25, 1868      $200     Putnam & Rogers
236.                       July 6, 1868         $150     A C Fulton (Howard)
237.       Check no. 113     June 25, 1868    $368.10               City Taxes 1868
238.       Check no. 112     June 8, 1868       $200.50               Draft on Boston   Check torn
239.       Check no. 111     June 6, 1868       $1017.85            ----- Davison & True
240.       Check no. 109     May 30, 1868     $1500   Bills Payable
241.       Check no. 134     Apr. 8, 1869         $600     Geo. L. Davenport
242.       Check no. 137     July 17, 1869      $698.72               Davenport City Taxes
243.       Check no. 127     Dec. 30, 1868     $1224.54            Scott Cty Taxes
244.       Check no. 68       Mar. 4, 1867       $42.33  Note Discount & Stamp
245.       Check no. 66       Dec. 31, 1866     $100     Meprs[?] Putnam & Rogers
246.       Check no. 64       Dec. 14, 1866     $42.33  Bills Payable
247.       Check no. 63       Dec. 4, 1866        $200.50               Draft on Boston
248.       Check no. 62       Nov. 30, 1866     $42.33  ? & Stamp
249.       Check no. 61       Nov. 28, 1866     $67.16  Dft. On NY
250.       Check no. 60       Nov. 20, 1866     $1291.99            County Taxes 1866
251.       Check no. 59       Nov. 8, 1866       $44.45  Dft on New York
252.       Check no. 58       Nov. 7, 1865       $89.65  Dfts on Iowa City & New York
253.       Check no. 57       Nov. 6, 1866       $500     Draper Ruggles
254.       Check no. 56       Oct. 12, 1866      $20        H. Lischer for ?
255.       Check no. 55       Sept. 29, 1866    $500     G. L. Davenport Bal
256.       Check no. 54       Sept. 24, 1866    $1002.50            Dft on Boston
257.       Check no. 53       Sept 12, 1866     $500     Bills Payable
258.       Check no. 52       Sept. 12, 1866    $42.33  ? & Stamp on Note
259.       Check no. 50       Sept. 7, 1866      $50        Putnam & Rogers
260.       Check no. 49       Sept. 6, 1866      $345.53               City Taxes of 1866
261.       Check no. 48       Aug. 30, 1866     $2000   ? & Stamp on Note
262.       Check no. 39       Apr. 9, 1866         $52.92  ? & Stamp Bills Payable
263.       Check no. 38       Mar. 26, 1866     $36.25  Int & Stamp on D/C
264.       Check no. 74       Mar. 18, 1867     $1014.50            Bills Payable & ?
265.       Check no. 95       Nov. 8, 1867       $91.33  Dft. on NY
266.       Check no. 93       Oct. 23, 1867      $500     Bills Payable
267.       Check no. 101     Jan. 8, 1868        $78.80  R. Lindeman, Co. Judge
268.       Check no. 100     Jan. 4, 1868        $72.80  Franklin Co. Taxes
269.       Check no. 103     Feb. 28, 1868     $31.45  Interest & Stamp on Discount
270.       Check no. 104     Feb. 28, 1868     $1486.35            Scott Co Taxes 1867
271.       Check no. 97       Nov. 25, 1867     $84.08  Dfts. On NY for Taxes
272.       Check no. 96       Nov. 20, 1867     $200.50               Draft on Boston for WBW
273.       Check no. 89       July 23, 1867      $10.58  Bills Rec & Int
274.       Check no. 87       June 29, 1867    $350     John L. Coffin
275.       Check no. 85       June 27, 1867    $501.25               Dft. on Boston
276.       Check no. 84       June 20, 1867    $100     Putnam & Rogers
277.       Check no. 82       June 12, 1867    $25        W. P. Campbell
278.       Check no. 81       June 5, 1867       $2000   Bills Payable
279.       Check no. 80       May 20, 1867     $14.50  Bills Payable & Int
280.       Check no. 79       May 16, 1867     $200.50               Dft on Boston
281.       Check no. 76       Mar. 21, 1867     $94.85  Dft on NY Iowa Co. Taxes
282.       Check no. 75       Mar. 19, 1867     $291.80               Putnam & Rogers
283.       Check no. 47       July 23, 1866      $616.40               Bills Payable
284.       Check no. 46       July 19, 1866      $12.06  F. Bartusch
285.       Check no. 45       July 11, 1866      $26.25  Bills Payable
286.       Check no. 43       May 28, 1866     $1084.62            Dft on NY
287.       Check no. 42       May 28, 1866     $542.33               Bills Payable, Int & Stamp
288.       Check no. 41       Apr. 21, 1866      $490     Scott Cty Tax 1865
289.       Check no. 40       Apr. 13, 1866      $5.30    Co Tax 1856
290.       Check no. 51       June 14, 1878    $234.62               Mrs. H. V. Fitch     from here down drawn on Citizens                                                                                                 National Bank, Davenport, Iowa
291.       Check no. 50       June 14, 1878    $67.25  Mrs. P. V. Newcomb
292.       Check no. 49       June 6, 1878       $6.80    SAL or LAL
293.       Check no. 48       June 5, 1878       $28.40  SAL or LAL
294.       Check no. 47       May 25, 1878     $62.51  Mrs. Fitch Int
295.       Check no. 46       May 20, 1878     $75        SAL or LAL
296.       Check no. 45       May 20, 1878     $15        GLD
297.       Check no. 44       Apr. 27, 1878      $71.22  C. E. Putnam (int on note)
298.       Check no. 43       Apr. 22, 1878      $100     SAL or LAL
299.       Check no. 42       Apr. 13, 1878      $10        LAL
300.       Check no. 40       Apr. 8, 1878         $115     Mrs. P. V. Newcomb
301.       Check no. 53       June 14, 1878    $42.60  Rev. S. McC. Anderson
302.       Check no. 52       June 14, 1878    $200     Mrs. Mary Gill
 
Folder 16
•             Bill to Turf, Field and Farm Association, Dr. from Mr. James Grant, Aug. 17, 1872
•             American Express Co. Receipt (Dubuque, IA) Aug. 14, 1875 for paper
•             From Office of U. N. Roberts & Co. (Circa 1889-1892) Accounts information - expenses - new profits
•             Memorandum - U. N. Roberts & Co. - Glazed Sash - Doors and Blinds - Profits in Bus. Of Co., 1887 & 1888
•             Letter from NY Feb. 16, 1861 to Grant & Smith Davenport regarding Handling of unpaid note of Miner Haskell Co.
•             Note from Groves & Hart Law Office, Chicago, Feb. 11, 1861, to James Grant Davenport, IA notifying sending by express papers in suit and asking for acknowledgment
•             Envelope address to Chas. E. Putnam, Esq, Sept 18, 1882, from E. W. Gilbert, Honeoye NY, in envelope was enclosed listing of financial statements of Mrs. Julia A. Roberts in Business of U. N. Roberts & Co.
•             Guardians Expenses on A/C of HGR and ECR 1889-1892
•             “D” Explanation of ½ of Net Profits of U.N. Roberts & Co.
•             Explanation in Letter form of disposal of property investment etc. of U. N. Roberts Co., 5 pages
•             Brief Financial reports int. of HG Roberts & Julia A. Roberts in business of U. N. Roberts & Co., 1893-1894
•             Expenditures on A/C of Homestead (2 pages)
•             2 pages of expenditures on A/C of homestead, 1889-1890 on stationery of U. N. Roberts & Co.
 
Folder 16B
•             Expenditures on A/C of homestead, 1887-1888, 2 pages
•             Financial report in int. of H. G. Roberts in business of U. N. Roberts - expenses/profits, 2 pages
•             “A-B-C-D” Financial Report in Business of U. N. Roberts & Co. at time of appt. of Guardianship
•             Financial report of E. C. Roberts in business of U. N. Roberts & Co.
•             Hand Written will & testament of U. N. Roberts
 
Folder 17
•             Letter to James Grant from Marine Bank of Chicago, Feb. 13, 1861, re: financial transactions - some discrepancies and “trusting that you will soon succeed in collecting balance”
•             To Grant & Smith (Attys) from office of Recorder & Treasurer - Muscatine Cty, Feb. 14, 1861, re: notifying non-payment of land taxes for 1869 & 1860 - itemized statement
•             To James Grant from State Bank of Iowa, Iowa City, Feb. 14, 1861, re: Acknowledging receipt of $91.35, envelope included
•             To Judge Grant from T. J. Flournoy(?) Clinton, Feb. 15, 1861, enclosing (not included here) notice that was served that sender thought was important in prosecution of his case “against Mahoney”
•             Letter to Jas. Grant from Wm. T. Clark Atty at Law, Davenport Feb. 14, 1861
•             To Jas. Grant from Bean & Smith, Feb. 15, 1861,  re: asking about payment in case in U. S. Court for Northern Iowa
•             To James Grant from Robert Gray, Feb. 16, 1861, re: acknowledges receipt of papers, explains delay in dealing with papers, due to family matters & not going to office regularly
•             Letter to Jas. Grant from Lewis Hellenberger, Alton, IL, Feb. 16, 1861, re: sale of land
•             Letter to Hon. Jas. Grant from Bean & Smith, Feb. 27, 1861, re:  asking whether judgment has been filed in suit J. Grant worked on
•             Letter to Jas. Grant from E. S. Bailey, Feb. 18, 1861, re: returns copy (not included) of information of case, with “marginal notes”, asks J. Grant to review information and asks him to “fight them”
•             Letter to Attys Grant & Smith from Jas. Powell, LeClaire, Feb. 22, 1861, re: request from assessor to return property from an estate and asking about claims against estate
•             Letter to Jas. Grant from Seaman & Forsythe, Chicago, Feb. 20, 1861, re: who has possession of original sheriffs deed issued by sheriff of LaSalle cty, on Dec. 1, 1840, need information as evidence in suit pending in U.S. Court of Appeals in Chicago.
•             Letter to Jas. Grant from Seaman & Forsythe, Chicago, Feb. 25, 1861, re: asking for clarification of “missing” deed
•             Letter to “Gentlemen” from W. G. Woodward, Muscatine, Feb. 21, 1861, re: asking for return of some papers
•             Letter to Jas. Grant from Rock Island, Feb. 28, 1861, re: sending “paper containing advertising of some lands” to show Grant form used, asks for purchaser name, so he can see to publishing
•             Letter with envelope to Judge Grant from Wm. Peake, Feb. 18, 1861, re: asking if payment was made re case.
•             Letter to Jas. Grant from ?, St. Louis, Feb. 23, 1861, re: title to land & sale and asking for advise. Returned home from Illinois and found another set of notices that were “left on the night of the 21st with my little slave girl about 14 years old”. Also copy of sheriffs certificate of sale.
•             Letter with envelope to Grant & Smith from A. M. Waterman, St. Louis MO, Feb. 18, 1861, re: suits against a Mrs. Kingsbury and waiting to hear of application of rehearing, determined to defend Mrs. K. with “every just meaning in my power and must rely on your assistance.”
•             Letter with envelope to Jas. Grant from A. M. Hawley, Chicago, Feb. 19, 1861, re: court case, service of notice; and direction of handling of court case
•             Letter to Hon. J. Grant from ?, Davenport, Feb. 21, 1861, handwriting illegible
•             Letter to Hon. J. Grant from A. Logan, Edenville, IA, Feb. 25, 1861, requesting money owed “snow 3 ft. deep” and hoping for compromise between N & S so “union may be save”
•             Letter with envelope to Grant & Smith, from Fenton, Lee & Co., NY, Feb. 25, 1861, re: enclosure (not included) of affidavit; also re not that fell due on Feb. 4 & payment of debt
•             Letter to J. Grant from E. Mitchell, South Britain, Feb. 25, 1861, re: accepting terms of collection of bonds, asks for receipt of bonds for collection
•             Letter to Grant & Smith from Dept. of State, A. S. Black Secty of State, Washington, Feb. 25, 1861, re acknowledges letter of 20th, writing that the department keeps no record of the packages sent to it for transmission, nor does it have any recollection of one referred to “but all such rec’d are promptly forwarded”
•             Letter to Jas. Grant from ---- Tallman, Poughkepsie, NY, Feb. 26, 1861, re: asking Glynn to pay $100-150 on terms given and get one year extension on balance - or “collect all at once”
•             Letter with envelope to Jas. Grant from Banking House of Granger Adams, Chicago, Feb. 27, 1861, re:  “yours of 25 rec’d,” contents noted
•             Letter to Jas. Grant from J. W. Johnson Co., Philadelphia, Feb. 27, 1861, re: acknowledgment of order for law books
•             Letter to Jas. Grant from ---- Waterman, St. Louis, MO, Feb. 27, 1861, re: asking about suit & if affidavits are in accordance with Iowa law
 
Folder 17B
•             Letter to Hon. Jas. Grant From New York, Feb. 16, 1861, re: disposition of land in Rock Island Cty, asking for value of 80 acres, selling price & if land can be sold as one of two owners is deceased.
•             Letter to Grant & Smith from E. T. Small, Galena, Feb. 20, 1861, re: confusion over transferring bonds & problems with intermediaries handling same, refers to a “Mrs. P & Capt. B”
•             Letter to Grant & Smith from W. Weigley, Atty, Galena, Feb. 20, 1861, re: answer to letter sent by Grant & Smith on whether Weigley “acts” for a Mr. Rood, “The answer is unequivocally no” and discusses legal representation
•             Letter to Hon. J. Grant from Geo. Comstock, Syracuse, Feb. 22, 1861, re: asking for assistance in handling several legal actions
•             Letter to Jas. Grant from Woodruff & Co., NY, Feb 26, 1861, re: “Your favor of 20th at hand” asking to prosecute suit in petition and get value of land so prompt sale can be made
•             Letter from L. Regan, Boonsboro, Ian, Feb. 25, 1861, re: expresses appreciation for services, and while he doesn’t have “your money at present” acct will be “discharged punctually and thankfully” 
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