Papers, 1814-1937.


Duncan-Kirby Family. Papers, 1814-1937.

Papers, 1814-1937.

Correspondence, copybook, clippings and memorabilia. A letter from J.F. Caldwell dated Sept. 5, 1814, re: British occupation of Washington, D.C.A letter from William Kirby, 1831, describing his trip to Jacksonville, the town and his first days at Illinois College. Eleven letters of Elizabeth Smith Duncan, 1857-1866, re: family affairs; her recipe book, 1828-1884; her copybook, ca 1827. Two copy books of Julia Duncan Kirby: 1855, while a student at Monticello Seminary; and 1855-1871 while living in Jacksonville, including a short Civil War diary; a scrapbook of memorabilia and news clippings about Joseph Duncan, Kirby family and Jacksonville history; a large scrapbook of greeting cards and advertisement cards.

.42 linear feet 1 box + 1 oversize volume.

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