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Illinois ( (listen) IL-ə-NOY) is a state in the Midwestern and Great Lakes regions of the United States. It has the fifth largest gross domestic product (GDP), the sixth largest population, and the 25th largest land area of all U.S. states. Illinois has been noted as a microcosm of the entire United States. With Chicago in northeastern Illinois, small industrial cities and immense agricultural productivity in the north and center of the state, and natural resources such as coal, timber, and petroleum in the south, Illinois has a diverse economic base, and is a major transportation hub. The Port of Chicago connects the state to international ports via two main routes: from the Great Lakes, via the Saint Lawrence Seaway, to the Atlantic Ocean and from the Great Lakes to the Mississippi River, via the Illinois River, through the Illinois Waterway. The Mississippi River, the Ohio River, and the Wabash River form parts of the boundaries of Illinois. For decades, Chicago's O'Hare International Airport has been ranked as one of the world's busiest airports. Illinois has long had a reputation as a bellwether both in social and cultural terms and, through the 1980s, in politics.

The capital of Illinois is Springfield, which is located in the central part of the state. Although today Illinois's largest population center is in its northeast, the state's European population grew first in the west as the French settled lands near the Mississippi River, when the region was known as Illinois Country and was part of New France. Following the American Revolutionary War, American settlers began arriving from Kentucky in the 1780s via the Ohio River, and the population grew from south to north. In 1818, Illinois achieved statehood. Following increased commercial activity in the Great Lakes after the construction of the Erie Canal, Chicago was incorporated in the 1830s on the banks of the Chicago River at one of the few natural harbors on the southern section of Lake Michigan. John Deere's invention of the self-scouring steel plow turned Illinois's rich prairie into some of the world's most productive and valuable farmland, attracting immigrant farmers from Germany and Sweden. The Illinois and Michigan Canal (1848) made transportation between the Great Lakes and the Mississippi River valley faster and cheaper, and new railroads carried immigrants to new homes in the country's west and shipped commodity crops to the nation's east. The state became a transportation hub for the nation.

By 1900, the growth of industrial jobs in the northern cities and coal mining in the central and southern areas attracted immigrants from Eastern and Southern Europe. Illinois was an important manufacturing center during both world wars. The Great Migration from the South established a large community of African Americans in the state, including Chicago, who founded the city's famous jazz and blues cultures. Chicago, the center of the Chicago Metropolitan Area, is now recognized as a global city. Chicagoland, Chicago's metropolitan area, encompasses about 65% of the state's population. The most populous metropolitan areas outside the Chicago area include, Metro East (of Greater St. Louis), Peoria and Rockford.

Three U.S. presidents have been elected while living in Illinois: Abraham Lincoln, Ulysses S. Grant, and Barack Obama. Additionally, Ronald Reagan, whose political career was based in California, was born and raised in the state. Today, Illinois honors Lincoln with its official state slogan Land of Lincoln, which has been displayed on its license plates since 1954. The state is the site of the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum in Springfield and the future home of the Barack Obama Presidential Center in Chicago.

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[King Kelly, Chicago White Stockings, baseball card portrait]

[King Kelly, Chicago White Stockings, baseball card portrait]

Baseball card title devised by Library staff. Issued by: Goodwin & Company. "$10,000"- -caption on card. Forms part of: Baseball cards from the Benjamin K. Edwards Collection.

Pipe
Birdstone
Saint Mark
Saint Mark

Saint Mark

Made in Padua

Tōjin to mago no moraibi

Tōjin to mago no moraibi

Image probably shows a Korean gentleman on horseback with a stableboy. (Source: researcher Ronald R. Toby, Professor Emeritus of Japanese History, University of Illinois, 2015) Title and other descriptive infor... more

A new map of the western parts of Virginia, Pennsylvania, Maryland and North Carolina; comprehending the river Ohio, and all the rivers, which fall into it; part of the river Mississippi, the whole of the Illinois River, Lake Erie; part of the lakes Huron, Michigan &c. and all the country bordering on these lakes and rivers

A new map of the western parts of Virginia, Pennsylvania, Maryland and...

Scale ca. 1:1,270,000. Hand colored. LC copy annotated in pen-and-ink. Relief shown pictorially and by hachures. Prime meridian: Philadelphia and London. Shows military bounty lands. Includes historical and des... more

A new map of the western parts of Virginia, Pennsylvania, Maryland, and North Carolina; comprehending the River Ohio, and all the rivers, which fall into it; part of the River Mississippi, the whole of the Illinois River, Lake Erie; part of the Lakes Huron, Michigan &c. and all the country bordering on these lakes and rivers,

A new map of the western parts of Virginia, Pennsylvania, Maryland, an...

Scale ca. 1:1,270,000. Hand colored. Prime meridian: Philadelphia and London. Relief shown pictorially and by hachures. Includes descriptive and historical notes. Supplements the author's A topographical descri... more

A new map of the western parts of Virginia, Pennsylvania, Maryland and North Carolina; comprehending the river Ohio, and all the rivers, which fall into it; part of the river Mississippi, the whole of the Illinois River, Lake Erie; part of the lakes Huron, Michigan &c. and all the country bordering on these lakes and rivers.

A new map of the western parts of Virginia, Pennsylvania, Maryland and...

Scale ca. 1:1,270,000. LC copy annotated in ink. One annotation shows "Indian line as of treaty in 1784." Relief shown pictorially and by hachures. Prime meridian: Philadelphia and London. Includes historical a... more

A new map of the western parts of Virginia, Pennsylvania, Maryland and North Carolina; comprehending the river Ohio, and all the rivers, which fall into it; part of the river Mississippi, the whole of the Illinois River, Lake Erie; part of the lakes Huron, Michigan &c. and all the country bordering on these lakes and rivers.

A new map of the western parts of Virginia, Pennsylvania, Maryland and...

Scale ca. 1:1,300,000. Hand colored. Annotated in ink. One annotation shows where "Genr. Wayne defeated the Indians Augt. 20, 1794." Relief shown pictorially and by hachures. Prime meridian: Philadelphia and Lo... more

Partie occidentale de la Virginie, Pensylvanie, Maryland, et Caroline Septle. la rivière d'Ohio, et toutes celles qui s'y jettent, partie de la Rivière Mississippi, tout le cours de la rivière de Illinois, le Lac Erie, partie des Lacs Huron et Michigan &. toutes les contrées qui bordent ces lacs et rivières,

Partie occidentale de la Virginie, Pensylvanie, Maryland, et Caroline ...

Scale ca. 1:2,500,000. Hand colored. Prime meridian: Philadelphia and London. Relief shown pictorially and by hachures. Translation of Thomas Hutchins' New map of the western part of Virginia, Pennsylvania, Mar... more

The land of our birth. The following poem was then read by Prof. Rodney Welch one of the editors of The Times, of Chicago, a native of Monmouth, Kennebec county, Me. [Chicago? Ill.].

The land of our birth. The following poem was then read by Prof. Rodne...

Available also through the Library of Congress web site in two forms: as facsimile page images and as full text in SGML. Printed Ephemera Collection; Portfolio 18, Folder 27.

Geographical history of the rail road regiment, 89th regiment of Illinois vols. infantry. [1862-1865]

Geographical history of the rail road regiment, 89th regiment of Illin...

Scale 1:633,600. LC Civil War Maps (2nd ed.), 77.6 Map of parts of Kentucky, Tennessee, Alabama, and Georgia showing the operations of the 89th regiment of Illinois volunteers. The regiment was first attached t... more

Lewis and Clark in the Land of Blackbird, "King of the Mahas"

Lewis and Clark in the Land of Blackbird, "King of the Mahas"

The map is a cartographic reconstruction of Lewis and Clark's journey through the Blackbird Study Area near the Missouri River. It was created in conjunction with a study by Ryan M. Cooper, Steven L. De Vore, a... more

[1st] Seal of the State of Illinois

[1st] Seal of the State of Illinois

Facsimile of woodcut. Illus. in: Illinois Blue Book, 1907, p. 528. Ref. copy may be in LOT 4389 C. This record contains unverified, old data from caption card.

Map of Illinoise [sic] /

Map of Illinoise [sic] /

Available also through the Library of Congress web site as a raster image. Includes references to the township and range rectangular survey system. Prime meridians: Washington and London. Annotated on verso: No... more

Mr. Denon unrolling a mummy

Mr. Denon unrolling a mummy

Print shows Baron Dominique-Vivant Denon unwrapping a mummy on a table with several guests observing and a woman seated on the left sketching the scene, in a parlor presumably at Mr. Denon's residence. Two men ... more

map from "[Notes on a journey in America, from the coast of Virginia to the territory of Illinois ... The third edition.]"

map from "[Notes on a journey in America, from the coast of Virginia t...

This image has been taken from scan 000012 from "[Notes on a journey in America, from the coast of Virginia to the territory of Illinois ... The third edition.]". The title and subject terms of this image have ... more

map from "[Letters from Illinois ... Illustrated by a map of the United States shewing Mr. Birkbeck's journey from Norfolk to Illinois, and a map of English Prairie and the adjacent country ... Second edition.]"

map from "[Letters from Illinois ... Illustrated by a map of the Unite...

This image has been taken from scan 000137 from "[Letters from Illinois ... Illustrated by a map of the United States shewing Mr. Birkbeck's journey from Norfolk to Illinois, and a map of English Prairie and th... more

Map and Text Describing the Location of Fort Armstrong on Rock Island, Illinois

Map and Text Describing the Location of Fort Armstrong on Rock Island,...

"Fortifications Map File" Plans of Military Forts

Agreement in Musick for use of Johnson v. Baughn & Jackson, [Law papers].

Agreement in Musick for use of Johnson v. Baughn & Jackson, [Law paper...

Portion of document appears to be in Lincoln's hand. Summary: Baughn sued Johnson to recover a horse, valued at $90, and filed with Sheriff Musick a $180 replevin bond, which would be void if Baughn won the cas... more

Frankfort, Kentucky from "A Visit to North America and the English Settlements in Illinois, with a winter residence at Philadelphia, etc"

Frankfort, Kentucky from "A Visit to North America and the English Set...

This image has been taken from scan 000108 from "A Visit to North America and the English Settlements in Illinois, with a winter residence at Philadelphia, etc". The title and subject terms of this image have b... more

Pennsylvania from "A Visit to North America and the English Settlements in Illinois, with a winter residence at Philadelphia, etc"

Pennsylvania from "A Visit to North America and the English Settlement...

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Ohio River from "A Visit to North America and the English Settlements in Illinois, with a winter residence at Philadelphia, etc"

Ohio River from "A Visit to North America and the English Settlements ...

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Maryland from "A Visit to North America and the English Settlements in Illinois, with a winter residence at Philadelphia, etc"

Maryland from "A Visit to North America and the English Settlements in...

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Pennsylvania from "A Visit to North America and the English Settlements in Illinois, with a winter residence at Philadelphia, etc"

Pennsylvania from "A Visit to North America and the English Settlement...

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Susquehannah River from "A Visit to North America and the English Settlements in Illinois, with a winter residence at Philadelphia, etc"

Susquehannah River from "A Visit to North America and the English Sett...

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Pennsylvania from "A Visit to North America and the English Settlements in Illinois, with a winter residence at Philadelphia, etc"

Pennsylvania from "A Visit to North America and the English Settlement...

This image has been taken from scan 000057 from "A Visit to North America and the English Settlements in Illinois, with a winter residence at Philadelphia, etc". The title and subject terms of this image have b... more

Scrub Ridge from "A Visit to North America and the English Settlements in Illinois, with a winter residence at Philadelphia, etc"

Scrub Ridge from "A Visit to North America and the English Settlements...

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Ohio River from "A Visit to North America and the English Settlements in Illinois, with a winter residence at Philadelphia, etc"

Ohio River from "A Visit to North America and the English Settlements ...

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bridge from "A Visit to North America and the English Settlements in Illinois, with a winter residence at Philadelphia, etc"

bridge from "A Visit to North America and the English Settlements in I...

This image has been taken from scan 000183 from "A Visit to North America and the English Settlements in Illinois, with a winter residence at Philadelphia, etc". The title and subject terms of this image have b... more

map from "Two Years Residence in the Settlement on the English Prairie, in the Illinois Country, United States, etc"

map from "Two Years Residence in the Settlement on the English Prairie...

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map from "Two Years Residence in the Settlement on the English Prairie, in the Illinois Country, United States, etc"

map from "Two Years Residence in the Settlement on the English Prairie...

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map from "Two Years Residence in the Settlement on the English Prairie, in the Illinois Country, United States, etc"

map from "Two Years Residence in the Settlement on the English Prairie...

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A map of Illinois

A map of Illinois

Committee Papers of the House Committee on Public Lands of the 24th Congress Relating to Various Subjects

The states of Ohio, Indiana & Illinois and Michigan Territory : from the latest authorities.

The states of Ohio, Indiana & Illinois and Michigan Territory : from t...

Shows parts of adjoining states. Prime meridian: Washington [D.C.]. Colored by county. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. LC copy: Signed inside front cover: Millard Fill... more

New Salem, home of Abraham Lincoln 1831 to 1837.

New Salem, home of Abraham Lincoln 1831 to 1837.

Perspective map not drawn to scale. Bird's-eye-view. "Adopted as authentic by Old Salem Chautauqua Association, 1909." LC Panoramic maps (2nd ed.), 176 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as... more

map from "Illinois in 1837; a sketch descriptive of the situation ... agricultural productions ... manufactures, &c. of the State of Illinois ... together with a letter on the cultivation of the prairies, by the Hon. H. L. Ellsworth. To which are annexed the letters from a rambler in the West. [By Samuel A. Mitchell. With a map.]"

map from "Illinois in 1837; a sketch descriptive of the situation ... ...

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Drawing of the Alton education lottery for the promotion of education. 22nd of November A. D. 1838. [Alton 1838].

Drawing of the Alton education lottery for the promotion of education....

Lotteries.; Imprint 3. Available also through the Library of Congress web site in two forms: as facsimile page images and as full text in SGML. Printed Ephemera Collection; Portfolio 15, Folder 4.

Notice. All citizens who wish to sign the Memorial to the State Legislature, to abolish the municipal court of this City, are requested to call at the Alton house, Piasa House of at the store of Messrs Stevens & Trenchery, where the petition has

Notice. All citizens who wish to sign the Memorial to the State Legisl...

Imprint 3. Available also through the Library of Congress web site in two forms: as facsimile page images and as full text in SGML. Printed Ephemera Collection; Portfolio 15, Folder 11.

Drawing of the Illinois State lottery, authorized by the Legislature to raise funds for the purpose of draining the ponds and lakes in the American bottom, and of improving the health thereof. Class No: 1 ... Alton, Printed at the "Telegraph" Of

Drawing of the Illinois State lottery, authorized by the Legislature t...

Lotteries.; Imprint 3. Available also through the Library of Congress web site in two forms: as facsimile page images and as full text in SGML. Printed Ephemera Collection; Portfolio 15, Folder 3.

map from "Sketches of Illinois, etc. [By S. A. Mitchell.]"

map from "Sketches of Illinois, etc. [By S. A. Mitchell.]"

This image has been taken from scan 000012 from "Sketches of Illinois, etc. [By S. A. Mitchell.]". The title and subject terms of this image have been generated from tags, created by users of the British Librar... more

Notice. A lecture will be delivered before the "Alton literary society," on Friday evening, December 21st, by Alfred Stevens, Esq'r., on the fall of Poland. Citizens are invited to attend. N. G. Edwards. Sec. Dec. 20, 1838. Alton "Telegraph" off

Notice. A lecture will be delivered before the "Alton literary society...

Imprint 3. Available also through the Library of Congress web site in two forms: as facsimile page images and as full text in SGML. Printed Ephemera Collection; Portfolio 15, Folder 9.

Illinois state lottery; authorized by the Legislature to raise funds for the purpose of draining the ponds and lakes in the American bottom, and of improving the health thereof. Class No: 5. To be drawn at Harrisonville on Saturday December 15th

Illinois state lottery; authorized by the Legislature to raise funds f...

Lotteries.; Imprint 3. Available also through the Library of Congress web site in two forms: as facsimile page images and as full text in SGML. Printed Ephemera Collection; Portfolio 15, Folder 8.

To the people of the City of Alton. Since the report of the Select committee of the common council, on the subject of the expenses and receipts of the municipal court, was printed an important error has been discovered in the amount stated to ha

To the people of the City of Alton. Since the report of the Select com...

Imprint 2. Available also through the Library of Congress web site in two forms: as facsimile page images and as full text in SGML. Printed Ephemera Collection; Portfolio 15, Folder 18.

Notice at the next regular meeting of the Upper Alton lyceum, to be held on Tuesday Evening, Feb. 11, at the Seminary Hall, the following questions, by order of the Society, will come up for debate: - "Has Congress power to abolish slavery in th

Notice at the next regular meeting of the Upper Alton lyceum, to be he...

Slavery.; Imprint 2. Available also through the Library of Congress web site in two forms: as facsimile page images and as full text in SGML. Printed Ephemera Collection; Portfolio 15, Folder 15.

Drawing of the Illinois state lottery. Authorized by the Legislature to raise funds, for the purpose of draining the ponds and lakes in the American bottom, and of improving the health thereof. Extra class no: 2 ... Alton, February 1, 1839.

Drawing of the Illinois state lottery. Authorized by the Legislature t...

Lotteries.; Imprint 2. Available also through the Library of Congress web site in two forms: as facsimile page images and as full text in SGML. Printed Ephemera Collection; Portfolio 15, Folder 12.

Collector's notice. To the tax payers of Macoupin County ... B. T. Burke, Collector of Macoupin County. Carlinville, June, 1839.

Collector's notice. To the tax payers of Macoupin County ... B. T. Bur...

Imprint 2. Available also through the Library of Congress web site in two forms: as facsimile page images and as full text in SGML. Printed Ephemera Collection; Portfolio 15, Folder 17.

Lost!! on Friday or Saturday last, a wallet, containing a number of papers; among which was a note against N. Buckmaster. Also notes against John Mullady, John Chivens, John B. Dyo, Wentworth, Sacket, and others ... Edwin M. Hopping. Alton, Feb.

Lost!! on Friday or Saturday last, a wallet, containing a number of pa...

Reward.; Imprint 2. Available also through the Library of Congress web site in two forms: as facsimile page images and as full text in SGML. Printed Ephemera Collection; Portfolio 15, Folder 13.

Notice. A lecture will be delivered before the "Alton Literary society," on Friday evening, Febr'y 8th at half past 6 by, J. R. Bullock, Esq, Citizens are invited to attend. N. G. Edwards, Sec. Alton, Feb. 8, 1839. Alton "Telegraph" Office [1839

Notice. A lecture will be delivered before the "Alton Literary society...

Imprint 3. Available also through the Library of Congress web site in two forms: as facsimile page images and as full text in SGML. Printed Ephemera Collection; Portfolio 15, Folder 14.

Attention!! Whigs! Democrats! and Conservatives!!! All who want to put their horses in a good English grass pasture, can be accommodated by applying to the subscriber in Upper Alton ... L. S. Wells. [Upper Alton, Ill] [1840?].

Attention!! Whigs! Democrats! and Conservatives!!! All who want to put...

Campaign.; Imprint 2. Available also through the Library of Congress web site in two forms: as facsimile page images and as full text in SGML. Printed Ephemera Collection; Portfolio 16, Folder 33.

Map of the projected railway from Harrisburg to Pittsburg [sic] with proposed extensions to Cleveland, Cincinnati and St. Louis, in connexion [sic] with the public works of Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana and Illinois /

Map of the projected railway from Harrisburg to Pittsburg [sic] with p...

Outline map showing major drainage, some relief by hachures, state boundaries, canals, and important place names. Finished and proposed railroads are indicated.

$10 reward! lost, either in Alton City, or on the road between this place and Upper Alton, yesterday, a calf skin pocket book ... Lewis J. Clawson. Alton, Aug. 4, 1840.

$10 reward! lost, either in Alton City, or on the road between this pl...

Reward.; Imprint 2. Available also through the Library of Congress web site in two forms: as facsimile page images and as full text in SGML. Printed Ephemera Collection; Portfolio 16, Folder 20.

A special meeting of the Tippecanoe club of the City of Alton, will be held at the counting room of B. Clifford, jr. on Wednesday evening, May 27th, at half past 7 o'clock. By order of the President. J. Hall, Sec'y. Alton, May 26, [1840].

A special meeting of the Tippecanoe club of the City of Alton, will be...

Available also through the Library of Congress web site in two forms: as facsimile page images and as full text in SGML. Printed Ephemera Collection; Portfolio 16, Folder 11.

$100 reward! escaped from the Illinois penitentiary, on the night of Friday, August 7, 1840, a convict named Hansel G. Horn ... I. Greathouse, Warden Ill's penitentiary. Alton, Aug. 8 ‘40.

$100 reward! escaped from the Illinois penitentiary, on the night of F...

Imprint 2.; Reward. Available also through the Library of Congress web site in two forms: as facsimile page images and as full text in SGML. Printed Ephemera Collection; Portfolio 16, Folder 21.

Farmer's! keep out of debt! The undersigned has made arrangements to purchase his entire stock of fall and winter goods in the eastern cities - and his groceries in New Orleans - and will sell for a less profit than has ever been done in this ma

Farmer's! keep out of debt! The undersigned has made arrangements to p...

Imprint 2. Available also through the Library of Congress web site in two forms: as facsimile page images and as full text in SGML. Printed Ephemera Collection; Portfolio 16, Folder 22.

Public meeting A general meeting of the friends of Harrison & reform. in the City of Alton will be held at the Old Court room, Riley's building on this evening, the ninth inst, at seven o'clock, to make arrangements for the approaching conventio

Public meeting A general meeting of the friends of Harrison & reform. ...

Campaign.; Imprint 2. Available also through the Library of Congress web site in two forms: as facsimile page images and as full text in SGML. Printed Ephemera Collection; Portfolio 16, Folder 7.

Harrisonians attend! The Tippecanoe boys of the City of Alton, are requested to meet in the Old Court room, (Riley's building,) this evening, Saturday, August 29th, at 7 o'clock, on business of importance. A general and full attendance of the fr

Harrisonians attend! The Tippecanoe boys of the City of Alton, are req...

Campaign.; Imprint 2. Available also through the Library of Congress web site in two forms: as facsimile page images and as full text in SGML. Printed Ephemera Collection; Portfolio 16, Folder 24.

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A postelection Whig satire, "Respectfully dedicated to the members of the Eighth Ward Tippecanoe Club and inscribed to their Patriotic Chairman Charles H. Delavan, Esqr." The artist shows a crowd of Whigs assem... more

Notice!! Taken from the subscriber, on the night of April 16th, at Nutter's tavern in Upper Alton, a calfskin pocket book ... William H. Hungerford. April 17, 1840. Alton. Printed at the "Telegraph" office [1840].

Notice!! Taken from the subscriber, on the night of April 16th, at Nut...

Reward.; Imprint 3. Available also through the Library of Congress web site in two forms: as facsimile page images and as full text in SGML. Printed Ephemera Collection; Portfolio 16, Folder 5.

To the public. Some time about the 1st or 2d of December last, a young man by the name of A. C. Manning, left this city with a stock of goods, for the purpose of pedling ... Some anxiety being felt, lest all should not be right, any person will

To the public. Some time about the 1st or 2d of December last, a young...

Reward.; Imprint 2. Available also through the Library of Congress web site in two forms: as facsimile page images and as full text in SGML. Printed Ephemera Collection; Portfolio 16, Folder 1.

To the voters of Jersey County [Campaign broadside ticket for Jersey county] Jerseyville [Ill.] July 24, 1840. [Jerseyville? Ill.].

To the voters of Jersey County [Campaign broadside ticket for Jersey c...

Campaign.; Imprint 2. Available also through the Library of Congress web site in two forms: as facsimile page images and as full text in SGML. Printed Ephemera Collection; Portfolio 16, Folder 15.

Slaughtering Sam'l Work; on his own hook. Alton, Ill's. The subscriber has erected a large and convenient house and pens, in the city of Alton, near Shields' Branch, for the purpose of carrying on the slaughtering and dressing of beef, hogs and

Slaughtering Sam'l Work; on his own hook. Alton, Ill's. The subscriber...

Imprint 3. Available also through the Library of Congress web site in two forms: as facsimile page images and as full text in SGML. Printed Ephemera Collection; Portfolio 16, Folder 26.

Pioneer fire company attention!! An adjourned meeting of the ‘Pioneer fire company,' will be held at the New court room this evening!! at seven o'clock -- for the purpose of electing officers, and for the transaction of such other business as ma

Pioneer fire company attention!! An adjourned meeting of the ‘Pioneer ...

Imprint 2. Available also through the Library of Congress web site in two forms: as facsimile page images and as full text in SGML. Printed Ephemera Collection; Portfolio 16, Folder 28.

To the voters of Greene and Jersey. E. M. Daley and his certificates! proved false. Fellow citizens ... Jacob Van Dike. Jerseyville, August 1, 1840.

To the voters of Greene and Jersey. E. M. Daley and his certificates! ...

Imprint 2 Ill.; Campaign. Available also through the Library of Congress web site in two forms: as facsimile page images and as full text in SGML. Printed Ephemera Collection; Portfolio 16, Folder 19.

Minutes of the regular Baptist association; held at Apple Creek church Morgan County, Illinois. October 2d, 3d, & 4th, A. D. 1840. Alton "Telegraph" [1840].

Minutes of the regular Baptist association; held at Apple Creek church...

Imprint 2. Available also through the Library of Congress web site in two forms: as facsimile page images and as full text in SGML. Printed Ephemera Collection; Portfolio 16, Folder 25.

Second annual fair of the Greene County Agricultural society ... Carrollton, Greene Co. August 15, 1840. Alton. Printed at the "Telegraph" office [1840].

Second annual fair of the Greene County Agricultural society ... Carro...

Imprint 2. Available also through the Library of Congress web site in two forms: as facsimile page images and as full text in SGML. Printed Ephemera Collection; Portfolio 16, Folder 23.

Public meeting. A general meeting of the friends of Harrison & reform . . .

Public meeting. A general meeting of the friends of Harrison & reform ...

An illustrated broadside announcing a "general meeting of the friends of Harrison & Reform" in Alton (Illinois) on May 9, 1840. Harrison, in farmer's clothes and broad-brimmed hat, stands next to a plough. Be... more

Lost money!! Lost, on Monday last either in the City of Alton, or on the road leading to Springfield, via Carlinville, a sum of money, consisting principally of bills of the State Bank of Illinois, of the denominations of $20 and $

Lost money!! Lost, on Monday last either in the City of Alton, or on t...

Reward.; Imprint 2. Available also through the Library of Congress web site in two forms: as facsimile page images and as full text in SGML. Printed Ephemera Collection; Portfolio 16, Folder 32.

To the public!! Strayed from the subscriber, on or about the first of May, a gray horse, about 15 1-2 or 16 hands high, dark legs and white snip ... Joseph Lappell. Alton. Printed at the "Telegraph" Office May 13, 1840.

To the public!! Strayed from the subscriber, on or about the first of ...

Reward.; Imprint 3. Available also through the Library of Congress web site in two forms: as facsimile page images and as full text in SGML. Printed Ephemera Collection; Portfolio 16, Folder 8.

Map of the projected railway from Harrisburg to Pittsburg [sic], with proposed extension to Cleveland, Wooster, Sandusky, Toledo, Cincinnati; Michigan City, Chicago, Galena, Rock Island, St. Louis, &a; in connection with the public works of Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana and Illinois.

Map of the projected railway from Harrisburg to Pittsburg [sic], with ...

Covers area between Massachusetts and Virginia and west to the Mississippi River. Shows "finished" and "proposed" railroads. A mileage chart entitled "Rail Road Routes from Seaboard to the Interior" appears at ... more

Fire! fire! There will be a meeting of the members of the New Fire comp'y! held at the room now occupied by the City Council this evening, at 7 o'clock, for the purpose of organizing said company. A general attendance is requested. [Alton? Ill.]

Fire! fire! There will be a meeting of the members of the New Fire com...

Imprint 2. Available also through the Library of Congress web site in two forms: as facsimile page images and as full text in SGML. Printed Ephemera Collection; Portfolio 16, Folder 30.

10.000!! Morus multicaulis trees at auction!! by Hawley & Dunlap. Will be sold in front of their store on Second-street, on Saturday, Feb. 15th, ‘40, at 12 o'clock M. A large lot of genuine Morus multicaulis trees, of a good size and in good ord

10.000!! Morus multicaulis trees at auction!! by Hawley & Dunlap. Will...

Imprint 2. Available also through the Library of Congress web site in two forms: as facsimile page images and as full text in SGML. Printed Ephemera Collection; Portfolio 16, Folder 2.

Attention delegates to the Springfield convention!! You, one and all!! are requested to meet in Market-Street, on Monday morning, June 1st, at six o'clock ready to take up your march for Springfield. William S. Lincoln, Marshal. Saturday, May 30

Attention delegates to the Springfield convention!! You, one and all!!...

Campaign.; Imprint 2. Available also through the Library of Congress web site in two forms: as facsimile page images and as full text in SGML. Printed Ephemera Collection; Portfolio 16, Folder 12.

To the people of Madison County. The expected reply of Mr. G. T. M. Davis author of the address to the people of Madison County, of the 23d of April, on the approaching elections of August and November, to Mr. Krum's attack upon that address, wi

To the people of Madison County. The expected reply of Mr. G. T. M. Da...

Campaign.; Imprint. Available also through the Library of Congress web site in two forms: as facsimile page images and as full text in SGML. Printed Ephemera Collection; Portfolio 16, Folder 13.

The philosopher's stone! Gold & silver plating, by the electro-magnetic apparatus ... Alton. Printed at the Telegraph Office [1840?].

The philosopher's stone! Gold & silver plating, by the electro-magneti...

Imprint 3. Available also through the Library of Congress web site in two forms: as facsimile page images and as full text in SGML. Printed Ephemera Collection; Portfolio 16, Folder 35.

U.S. Reports: The United States vs. Gratiot et al., 39 U.S. (14 Pet.) 526 (1840)

U.S. Reports: The United States vs. Gratiot et al., 39 U.S. (14 Pet.) ...

Description: U.S. Reports Volume 39; Peters Volume 14; January Term, 1840; United States vs. John P. Gratiot, Robert Burton, Charles S. Hempstead, and Dickerson B. Moorehouse

To the public. [Regarding agricultural interests of the state of Illinois] Signed Farmer. July 27th 1840. [s. l.]

To the public. [Regarding agricultural interests of the state of Illin...

Imprint 2. Available also through the Library of Congress web site in two forms: as facsimile page images and as full text in SGML. Printed Ephemera Collection; Portfolio 16, Folder 17.

To the voters of Madison County. The people of [blank] precinct, are respectfully solicited to meet the candidates at [blank] on the [blank] day of July, at 12 o'clock. [s. l., 1840?].

To the voters of Madison County. The people of [blank] precinct, are r...

Campaign.; Imprint. Available also through the Library of Congress web site in two forms: as facsimile page images and as full text in SGML. Printed Ephemera Collection; Portfolio 16, Folder 18.

Harrison! and reform!! To the Log cabin boys. You are, one and all, invited to attend a meeting of the friends of Harrison & reform, at the Old court room, (Riley's building,) on Saturday evening next, at half past seven, to perfect the arrangem

Harrison! and reform!! To the Log cabin boys. You are, one and all, in...

Campaign.; Imprint 2. Available also through the Library of Congress web site in two forms: as facsimile page images and as full text in SGML. Printed Ephemera Collection; Portfolio 16, Folder 10.