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Guide to the Douglas Family Collection 1859-1963

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Descriptive Summary

Title:

Douglas Family. Collection

Dates:

1859-1963

Size:

3.5 linear feet (4 boxes)

Repository:

Special Collections Research Center
University of Chicago Library
1100 East 57th Street
Chicago, Illinois 60637 U.S.A.

Abstract:

The collection contains papers created and collected by descendants of Stephen A. Douglas, particularly his son, Robert M. Douglas, and grandson, Martin F. Douglas. It includes personal and professional correspondence, legal and financial documents, printed material written by or about family members and ephemera collected by family members.

Information on Use

Access

This collection is open for research.

Citation

When quoting material from this collection, the preferred citation is: Douglas Family. Collection, [Box #, Folder #], Special Collections Research Center, University of Chicago Library

Biographical Note

Lawyer, judge and politician Stephen A. Douglas (1813-1861) married Martha Denny Martin (1825-1853) in 1847. Two children born to their marriage survived into adulthood, Robert Martin Douglas (1849-1917) and Stephen Arnold Douglas, Jr. (1850-1908). [See the Guide to the Stephen A. Douglas Papers for an account of Stephen A. Douglas's life and career.]

Robert M. Douglas was born in North Carolina in 1849. He graduated from Georgetown College in 1867, and later earned an M.A. and L.D. from the Washington D.C. institution. Douglas was active in the Reconstruction era Republican party, serving as private secretary to President Ulysses S. Grant from 1869-1873. He worked as a U.S. Marshal for North Carolina and was appointed to serve as Master in Chancery to the U.S. Circuit Court in 1888. In 1896, Douglas was elected to the North Carolina Supreme Court, on which served one eight-year term before retiring in 1904. Robert M. Douglas married Jessie Madeline Dick and had four children, Madeleine Douglas, Robert Dick Douglas, Stephen Arnold Douglas and Martin F. Douglas.

Martin F. Douglas was Robert M. Douglas’s son and worked as a lawyer in Greensboro, North Carolina. Douglas worked with researchers and to provide access to papers from his famous grandfather that remained in private hands.

Scope Note

The collection is divided into five series.

Series I: Correspondence, is sub-divided into three sub-series Robert M. Douglas Correspondence, Martin F. Douglas Correspondence, and General Correspondence. Each includes personal and business correspondence and is organized roughly by date Robert M. Douglas’s subseries include Presidents McKinley, Taft, and Theodore Roosevelt.

Series 2 contains legal and financial documents gathered by the family, including deeds, bonds, and documents concerning court cases.

Series 3: Printed Materials includes texts written by and about family members, including Stephen A. Douglas, as well as items collected by the Douglas family. It is divided into two subseries: Pamphlets and Books and Newspaper Clippings.

Series 4 is a collection of ephemera consisting of postcards, photographs, calling cards, invitations, currency, stamps, maps, envelopes, and two leather bound diaries.

Series 5 contains oversized items. This series is broken into three subseries: Legal and Financial, Printed Materials and Ephemera.

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Stephen A. Douglas. Papers

Subject Headings

INVENTORY

Series I: Correspondence

Subseries 1: Robert M. Douglas Correspondence

Box 1   Folder 1

Robert M. Douglas, correspondence 1859-1879

  • Martin, Mary, with envelope, May 21, 1859
  • Sherman, W.T., May 21, 1865
  • Granger, S. to Robert and Stephen Douglas, August 6, 1867
  • deGrey, to M. Douglas, May 21, 1871
  • “Abstract of Recommendation for Robert M. Douglas for Re-Appointment as U.S. Marshal,” February 1883
  • Associated Press dispatch, March 6, 1869
  • Chandler, William R., telegraph, September 25, 1868
  • Luckey, Levi P., June 1, 1875
  • Pritchard, J.C., November 22, 1876
  • Smith, W.A., with envelope, August 23, 1871
  • Tourgu, A.W., letter to Thomas Settle, August 24, 1870
  • Tourgu, Albion W., January 2, 1879
  • Williams, R., June 10, 1878, with envelope, enc. letter from C. Beckwith to Robert Williams, May 29, 1873 and Robert Williams to Stephen A. Douglas, June 4, 1873
Box 1   Folder 2

Thomas Settle, 1868-1869

  • Douglas, Robert M., from Thomas Settle, August 13, 1868
  • Douglas, Robert M., from Thomas Settle, August 19, 1868
  • Douglas, Robert M., from Thomas Settle, September 1, 1868
  • Douglas, Robert M., from Thomas Settle, November 29, 1868
  • Douglas, Robert M., from Thomas Settle, with envelope, February 14, 1869
  • Douglas, Robert M., from Thomas Settle, March 13, 1869
  • Douglas, Robert M., from Thomas Settle, May 18, 1869
  • Douglas, Robert M., from Thomas Settle, with envelope, June 29, 1869
  • Douglas, Robert M., from Thomas Settle, August 13, 1869
  • Douglas, Robert M., from Thomas Settle, September 14, 1869
Box 1   Folder 3

Thomas Settle, 1870-1873

  • Adams Express Company, Domestic Bill of lading, March 3, 1873
  • Douglas, Robert M., January 1, 1870
  • Douglas, Robert M., January 15, 1870
  • Douglas, Robert M., February 25, 1870
  • Douglas, Robert M., March 15, 1870
  • Douglas, Robert M., April 22, 1870
  • Douglas, Robert M., November 5, 1870
  • Douglas, Robert M., February 20, 1871
  • Douglas, Robert M., April 7, 1871
  • Douglas, Robert M., with envelope, January 1, 1872
  • Douglas, Robert M., January 6, 1872
  • Douglas, Robert M., with envelope, January 23, 1872
  • Douglas, Robert M., March 14, 1872
  • Douglas, Robert M., May 7, 1872
  • Douglas, Robert M., with envelope, August 29, 1872
  • Douglas, Robert M., January 10, 1873
Box 1   Folder 4

Recommendations to President McKinley on Behalf of Robert M. Douglas

  • Argo, T.M., to President McKinley, January 17, 1898
  • Armfield & Turner, to President McKinley, January 14, 1898
  • Battle, R.H., to President McKinley, January 14, 1898
  • Blair, J.A., to President McKinley, January 15, 1898
  • Boone, R.B., to President McKinley, undated
  • Bryant, Victor S., to President McKinley, January 14, 1898
  • Burton, Andrew J., to President McKinley, January 17, 1898
  • Burton, Robert O., to President McKinley, January 14, 1898
  • Busbee, C.M., to President McKinley, January 14, 1989
  • Busbee, Fabius H., to President McKinley, January 18, 1898
  • Buxton, J.C., to President McKinley, January 14, 1898
  • Carter, W.F., to President McKinley, January 19, 1898
  • Clark, William H., to President McKinley, January 15, 1898
  • Day, W.H., to President McKinley, January 14, 1898
  • Douglas, Robert D., to President McKinley, January 17, 1898
  • Envelope to Robert M. Douglas from Department of Justice, February 8, 1898
  • Ervin, S.J., January 14, 1898
  • Fields, W.C., January 18, 1898
  • Fuller, F.L., January 14, 1897
  • Graham, John W., January 18, 1898
  • Haywood, Ernest, January 19, 1898
  • Hill, Thomas N., January 13, 1898
  • Hinsdale, John W., January 22, 1898
  • Johnston, P.B., January 14, 1898
  • Jones, E.B., January 14, 1898
  • Jones, W.W., January 15, 1898
  • Justice, E.J., January 15, 1898
  • King, Walter W., January 17, 1898
  • Lewellyn, J.R., January 15, 1898
  • Long, B.F., January 17, 1898
  • Means, W.G., January 22, 1898
  • Paunill, J.T., January 14, 1898
  • Patterson, Lindsay, January 18, 1898
  • Pearson, W.S., January 14, 1898
  • Raper, Emery E., and F.G. Robbins, January 14, 1898
  • Reid, Rucker D., January 1898
  • Robinson, H. McD., January 14, 1898
  • Rodman, William B., January 15, 1898
  • Rose, George M., January 20, 1898
  • Satchwell, P.D., January 20, 1898
  • Shaw, T.J., January 21, 1897
  • Scott, Hugh R., January 15, 1898
  • Scott, L.M., January 25, 1898
  • St. Leon Scull, January 18, 1898
  • Scales, A.M., January 19, 1898
  • Sinclair, P.J., January 18, 1898
  • Smith, Ed. Chambers, January 15, 1898
  • Sondley, F.A., January 15, 1898
  • Taylor, Z.V., January 22, 1898
  • Warren, Char. F., January 19, 1898
  • The Bar of Kinston, N.C., December 31, 1897
  • Strange, Thomas W. et al, petition to President, January 22, 1898
  • List of letter writers on behalf of Robert M. Douglas
Box 1   Folder 5

J.C. Pritchard Correspondence

  • Envelope addressed to Hon. Ro. M. Douglas, Raleigh, N.C., marked, “Letters of J.C. Pritchard,” February 12, 1901
  • Pritchard, J.C., to Ro. M. Douglas, April 29, 1878
  • Pritchard, J.C., to Robert M. Douglas, with envelope, July 22, 1878
  • Pritchard, J.C., to “My Dear Colonel,” January 26, 1895, enc. letter to same February 19, 1895
  • Pritchard, J.C., to W.B. Trogden, February 25, 1897
  • Pritchard, J.C., to R.M. Douglas, November 16, 1897
  • Pritchard, J.C., to R.M. Douglas, January 26, 1899
  • Pritchard, J.C., to “Dear Judge,” February 23 1901
  • Unsigned letter to J.C. Pritchard, copy with envelope, August 16, 1902
  • Envelope marked, “Papers about Pritchard,” enc., letter to Col. Ro. M. Douglas, July 15, 1879, letter to Hon. Ro. M. Douglas, December 24, 1908, letter to United States Western District of N.C., signed J.W. Smith, April 11, 1879
Box 1   Folder 6

Robert M. Douglas correspondence 1891-1893

  • Envelope to Robert M. Douglas, July 21, 1885
  • Fuller, W.M., with envelope fragment, May 23, 1888
  • Hayard, E.H., to James C. Arnold, April 7, 1891
  • Stevenson, A.E., with envelope, September 21, 1893
Box 1   Folder 7

Robert M. Douglas, outgoing correspondence, 1897-1900

  • Butler, Hon. Marion, typed copy, January 11, 1900
  • Ewart, Hon. Hamilton G., typed copy, marked confidential, January 11, 1900
  • Hanna, Hon. Marcus A., typed copy, marked confidential, December 9, 1899
  • Hanna, Hon. Marcus A., typed copy, January 5, 1900
  • Pritchard, Hon. Jeter C., copy from letter book, June 21, 1897
  • Pritchard, Hon. Jeter C., typed, November 8, 1897
  • Pritchard, Hon. J.C., typed copy, January 11, 1900
Box 1   Folder 8

Robert M. Douglas, 1900-1903

  • Hodder, F.H., to Robert M. Douglas, March 14, 1900
  • Ayrich, C.B., April 19, 1900
  • Morris, R.A., May 6, 1900
  • Douglas, Robert M., to George B. Cortelyou, August 12, 1902
  • Cortelyou, George B., August 15, 1902
  • Porthund, J.C., with envelope, August 20, 1902
  • Ray, P.O., with envelope, June 30, 1903
  • Arnold, J.O., to Robert M. Douglas with envelope, January 23, 1900
Box 1   Folder 9

Robert Martin Douglas correspondence with Marion Butler

  • Butler, Marion to Robert M. Douglas, typed, August 10, 1896
  • Butler, Marion to Robert M. Douglas, with envelope, December 18, 1899
  • Butler, Marion to Robert M. Douglas, typed, January 16, 1900
  • Butler, Marion to R.M. Douglas, typed, February 22, 1906
  • Butler, Marion to R.D. Douglas, typed, February 24, 1906
  • Butler, Marion to R.M. Douglas, typed, February 28, 1906
  • Butler, Marion to R.M. Douglas, typed, March 3, 1906
  • Butler, Marion to R.M. Douglas, typed, March 8, 1906
  • Butler, Marion to R.M. Douglas, typed, June 3, 1916, enc. envelope and “Reply to Mr. Maxwell’s False Position and Misleading Figures,” Article Number 2, on “Excessive Taxes and Debt.” Third Edition pamphlet and “The Observer’s False Charges Against Butler” from Asheboro (N.C.) Bulletin, March 29, 1916
  • Butler, Marion, typed letter, undated
  • Douglas, Robert M., to Marion Butler, typed, February 1, 1906
  • Douglas, Robert M., to Marion Butler, typed, February 5, 1906
  • Douglas, Robert M., to Marion Butler, carbon copy, February 23, 1906
  • Douglas, Robert M., to Marion Butler, typed, February 25, 1906
  • Douglas, Robert M., to Marion Butler, carbon copy, February 26, 1906
  • Douglas, Robert M., to Marion Butler, carbon copy, February 28, 1906
  • Douglas, Robert M., to Marion Butler, carbon copy, March 1, 1906
  • Douglas, Robert M., to Marion Butler, unsigned, typed, March 2, 1906
  • Douglas, Robert M., to Marion Butler, carbon copy, March 3, 1906
  • Douglas, Robert M., to Marion Butler, carbon copy, March 10, 1906
  • Douglas, Robert M., to Marion Butler, carbon copy, March 15, 1906
  • Douglas, Robert M., to M.B., typed, page 2, undated
Box 1   Folder 10

Robert M. Douglas, 1906-1913

  • Boyd, J.E., with envelope, July 9, 1907
  • Brickett, T.W., August 22, 1913
  • Carpenter, Fred W., April 6, 1909
  • Carpenter, Fred W., April 8, 1909
  • Clark, Walter, September 10, 1906
  • Clark, Walter, November 10, 1906, enc. with envelope and letter from Walter Clark dated December 3, 1906
  • Currey, J. Seymour, June 30, 1911
  • Gibbons, JC., October 15, 1904
  • Gibbons, J. Card, with envelope, October 28, 1913
  • Hitchcock, F.H., July 27, 1907
  • Jaws, Edward J., February 15, 1913
  • Laughlin, Robert, March 27, 1906
  • Leland, John, January 3, 1913
  • Loeb, William, July 16, 1906
  • Morehead, J.M., June 4, 1909
  • Morehead, J.M., March 23, 1910
  • Morehead, J.M., June 11, 1910
  • Morehead, Jno. M., to Robert M. Douglas, June 18, 1910
  • Morehead, J.M., June 28, 1910
  • Norton, Charles D., with envelope, August 22, 1910
  • Nurdicai, S.H., March 29, 1905
  • O-, Carrie J., with envelope, December 28, 1913
  • Onaham, William J., to Robert M. Douglas, March 25, 1912
  • Robinson, January 6, 1909
  • Skinner, Harry, June 15, 1910
  • Speer, Emory, February 19, 1908
  • Walker, P.D., March 13, 1914
  • Walser, Zeb V., June 16, 1910
  • White, E.D., with envelope, December 21, 1910
Box 1   Folder 11

Robert M. Douglas, 1916

  • Douglas, Robert M., to Hon. Francis G. Blair, April 27, 1916
Box 1   Folder 12

Presidential Correspondence

  • “Letters of Interest with McKinley, Powell Clayton etc.” enc. with letter from William McKinley to Robert M. Douglas, April 7, 1896, letter from McKinley to Douglas, August 19, 1896 and J. Boyle to Douglas, December 3, 1896
  • Unsigned to President McKinley, January 6, 1898
  • Roosevelt, Theodore, to Robert M. Douglas, December 29, 1908
Box 1   Folder 13

Taft Letters

  • Douglas, Robert M. to President Taft, typed copy, April 5, 1909 enc. Fred W. Carpenter, to Robert M Douglas, typed copy, April 6, 1909, Douglas to Taft, typed copy, April 23, 1909, Taft to Douglas, typed copy, April 26, 1909, Douglas to Taft, carbon copy, may 8, 1909
  • Douglas, Robert M. to President Taft, carbon copy, June 8, 1909
  • Douglas, Robert M. to President Taft, carbon copy, November 22, 1912
  • Taft, William H., to Robert M. Douglas, November 21, 1906
  • Taft, William H., to Robert M. Douglas, January 9, 1908
  • Taft, William H., to Robert M. Douglas, March 27, 1908
  • Taft, William H., to Robert M. Douglas, March 31, 1908
  • Taft, William H., to Robert M. Douglas, January 20, 1909
  • Taft, William H., to Robert M. Douglas, April 26, 1909
  • Taft, William H., to Robert M. Douglas, with envelope, May 12, 1909
  • Taft, William H., to Robert M. Douglas, with envelope, June 11, 1909
  • Taft, William H., to Robert M. Douglas, November 22, 1909
  • Taft, William H., to Robert M. Douglas, with envelope, August 23, 1910
  • Taft, William H., to Robert M. Douglas, with envelope, September 10, 1910
  • Taft, William H., to Robert M. Douglas, with envelope, November 25, 1912
  • Envelope to Robert m Douglas, marked “Taft letters,” undated
Box 1   Folder 14

Undated Correspondence

  • Seward, William H., to James Madison Cutts, June 4
  • Brougham, John to Robert M. Douglas
  • Grant, Fred, card with envelope
  • Petition to the President of the United States
  • Robert M. Douglas business card
  • Card announcing the partnership of Robert M. Douglas and Martin F. Douglas
  • Envelope addressed to Robert M. Douglas marked “Morehead Papers”
  • Envelope marked Judge White’s letter
  • Envelope, blank
  • “The following resolutions are offered by Judge Robert M. Douglas:”
  • “Robert M. Douglas” Quotes
  • Envelope to R.M. Douglas, 1889
  • Envelope to R.M. Douglas, with return address
  • Envelope to R.M. Douglas, July 9
  • Envelope to Robert M. Douglas
  • Envelope fragment, 1883

Subseries 2: Martin F. Douglas Correspondence

Box 1   Folder 15

Martin F. Douglas

  • Douglas, Martin F., to Robert W. Johannsen, July 23, 1958
  • Douglas, Martin F., to William Hesslein, bill, January 6, 1928
  • Milton, George F., to Martin F. Douglas, with envelope, April 17, 1931
  • Robinson, W.C., to Martin F. Douglas, with envelope, June 10, 1911
  • Rhodes, James F., letter to Martin F. Douglas, February 19, 1917
  • Wharton, Mr. and Mrs. Edward Payson, wedding invitation for their daughter, Margaret, to Martin F. Douglas, November 12, 1914
  • Envelope addressed to Martin F. Douglas
Box 1   Folder 16

F.H. Hodder Correspondence

  • Douglas, Martin F., letter to F.H. Hodder, October 9, 1922 enc. letter to M.F. Douglas from F.H. Hodder, October 3, 1922
  • Douglas, Martin F., to F.H. Hodder, November 6, 1922
  • Douglas, Martin F., to F.H. Hodder, with envelope, November 22, 1922
  • Hodder, F.H., letter to Martin F. Douglas, with envelope, March 24, 1917
  • Hodder, F.H., to Martin F. Douglas, with envelope, April 10, 1917
  • Hodder, F.H., to Martin F. Douglas, December 8, 1921
  • Hodder, F.H., to Martin F. Douglas, May 21, 1922
  • Hodder, F.H., to Martin F. Douglas, October 13, 1922
  • Hodder, F.H., October 29, 1922
  • Hodder, F.H., to Martin F. Douglas, November 10, 1922
  • Hodder, F.H., to Martin F. Douglas, December 1, 1922
  • Hodder, F.H., letter to Martin F. Douglas, December 9, 1922
  • Hodder, F.H., letter to Martin F. Douglas, April 5, 1923
  • Hodder, Florence M., to Martin F. Douglas, with envelope, January 10, 1936
  • Unsigned letter to Frank Haywood Hodder, March 15, 1917

Subseries 3: Family and General Correspondence

Box 1   Folder 17

Dick, Robert Paine

  • Adams, Mary, December 8, 1847
  • Adams, Mary E., January 27, 1848
  • Adams, Mary E., February 24, 1848
  • Adams, Mary E., April 12
  • Adams, Mary E., April 18, 1848
  • “My Dear Mary,” May 6, 1848
  • “My Own Dear Mary,” June 10, 1848
  • “My Dearest One,” June 20, 1848
  • Mary, July 6, 1848
  • Adams, Mary E., undated
  • Beshell, W.D., to R.P. Dick, January 1848
Box 2   Folder 1

Family Correspondence

  • Adison, C., with envelope, December 30, 1788
  • Envelope fragment, franked 12 cent U.S. Postage Stamp
  • J.-, A.-, letter to “Dear Brother,” with note from R.D.C., undated
  • Letter band, “Geneology and Family History Hon. S.A. Douglas”
  • Payne, Anna, to “Dear Cousin,” to Mr. and Mrs. Cutts, undated
  • Todd, S.H., to Mrs. Madison, February 28, 1842
Box 2   Folder 2

Family Correspondence

  • Annie, to unknown person, June 29, 1849
  • Brown, John, to Robert Martin, November 26, 1828
  • Floyd, John B., to Mrs. Douglas, September 24, 1857
  • Lewis, John R., to Robert M. Douglas, enc. John R. Lewis’s business card and envelope, July 6, 1874
Box 2   Folder 3

Family Correspondence

  • Annie, to James M. Cutts, June 9, 1849
  • Douglas, Robert M., to Stephen A. Douglas, May 18, 1859
  • Envelop fragment to Martin F. Douglas
  • Envelopes to James M. Cutts from D.P. Madison, 16 in total, undated
  • Envelopes to Richard Cutts from James Madison, 5 in total, ca. 1835
  • Envelope to John C. Payne from D.P. Madison, undated
  • Settle, Thomas, January 26, 1852
Box 2   Folder 4

Family Correspondence

  • Woodward, J.L. to D.P. Rhode, December 17, 1864
Box 2   Folder 5

Family Correspondence

  • Hostick, King V., to Jessie D. Barry, undated
  • Reid, Numa R., to M.F. Douglas, with envelope, February 11, 1918
  • Townley, Wayne and Isabelle, to Jessie Douglas Berry, on letter from H.L. Gruswold to Wayne C. Townley, copy, enc. with “In Memoriam” of Wayne C. Townley, October 23, 1958
  • Townley, Wayne C., letter to “Friends,” enc. newspaper clipping, “Historic Landmark Coming Down,” and notary statement to authenticate weatherboard, November 21, 1961
  • Wood, Richard G., to Jessie Douglas Berry, with envelope, May 23, 1960

Series II: Legal and Financial

Box 2   Folder 6

Bonds

  • The North Carolina Steel and Iron Company, $1000 Bond, Principle due October 1, 1902
  • Champion Lumber Company, Gold Bond, $1000, Number M1692, due October 1, 1922
  • Champion Lumber Company, Gold Bond, $1000, Number M1687, due October 1, 1922
  • Champion Lumber Company, Gold Bond, $1000, Number M1759, due October 1, 1922
Box 2   Folder 7

Deeds

  • Deed, Norman M. Ross and Julia A. Ross to Robert M. Douglas, May 29, 1872
  • Deed, B.F. Gilbert and Almiry J. Gilbert to Robert M. Douglas, May 29, 1872
  • Marriage License, Robert M. Douglas to Jessie M. Dick, with envelope, June 23, 1874
  • Land Deed for Land in Illinois, to Stephen A. Douglas, February 17, 1884
  • Quick Claim Deed, John N. Young and Martha J. Young to Robert M. Douglas, December 21, 1887
Box 2   Folder 8

Legal

  • Deed between William Hiatt and William Marion Hiatt, June 10, 1902
Box 2   Folder 9

Legal

  • “In re Confirmation of Cyrus P. Frazier as Post Master,” February 23, 1906
  • “C.D. Kellenberger and wife, Ella Jeanette Kellenberger, Plaintiffs, vs. E.P. Wharton, Defendant,” In North Carolina Superior Court
  • Unsigned letter to C.D. Kellenberger, October 1, 1925
  • “But the following is a more tasteful origin of the appellation of ‘Sucker.’” Fragment, undated
  • “Whereas- The Almighty in his omniscient wisdom…” signed Committee on Resolutions, February 1912

Series III: Printed Materials

Subseries 1: Pamphlets and Books

Box 2   Folder 10

Articles

  • “Recollections of a Soldier’s Wife,” by Mrs. John A. Logan, undated
  • “The Lincoln-Douglas Debates,” fragment, undated
Box 2   Folder 11

Printed Work by Robert M. Douglas

  • “The Life and Character of Governor Alexander Martin,” by Robert M. Douglas, 1898
  • “Industrial Development of the South,” Letter of Robert M. Douglas, 1902
  • “Address of Justice Douglas to the Law Class of August, 1904,” with envelope
  • “Railroad Rates and Taxation,” by Robert M. Douglas, 1906
  • “Demand a Square Deal,” by Robert M. Douglas, 1906
  • “Stephen A. Douglas’ Attitude Towards Slavery,” by Robert M. Douglas, 1908 (5)
  • “Addresses by Robert M. Douglas,” 1894-1897 (2)
  • “Speech of Col. Robert M. Douglas,” with envelope
  • Envelope addressed to Judge and Mrs. R.M. Douglas
Box 2   Folder 12

Political Pamphlets

  • “Introductory Lecture by Hon. Robert P. Dick Before the Law School,” Greensboro, N.C., 1887
  • “Death of Hon. Solomon G. Haven,” December, 1861
  • “Speech of Governor Yates at the Great War Meeting at Chicago,” August 1, 1861
  • “Immediate Emancipation a War Measure! Speech of hon. Charles Sumner, of Massachusetts, on the Bill Providing for Emancipation In Missouri,” February 12, 1863
Box 2   Folder 13

Illinois Commerce Pamphlets

  • “An Opinion on the Construction of the Charter of the Illinois Central Railroad Company in Regards to the Taxation of its Property.” Pamphlet, 1905
  • “Illinois Central Magazine,” pamphlet, 1919
  • “1901.—Index.” Book fragment, undated
Box 2   Folder 14

Chicago Historical Society

  • “Chicago Historical Society, Charter Constitution by Laws Membership List,” book, 1913
Box 2   Folder 15

Illinois Historical Society

  • Journal of the Illinois State Historical Society, October 1912
Box 2   Folder 16

Slavery

  • Douglas, Robert M., “Stephen A. Douglas’ Attitude Towards Slavery,” pamphlet, 1908
  • Hodder, F.H. correspondence, enc: “Some Phases of the Dred Scott Case,” 1929
Box 2   Folder 17

Territories

  • Hodder, Frank Heywood, “American Historical Association, Some Aspects of the
  • English Bill for the Admission of Kansas,” pamphlet
Box 2   Folder 18

Lincoln-Douglas

  • “Great Speeches of Col. R.G. Ingersoll,” book cover page, page with Lincoln engraving, book pgs 35-38, 1889
  • Carter, Orrin N., “Lincoln and Douglas as Lawyers: An Address Given before the Mississippi Valley Historical Association, Chicago, Illinois,” bound pamphlet, 1910
  • Heinl, Frank J., “Newspapers and Periodicals in the Lincoln-Douglas Country 1831-1832,” bound pamphlet, 1930
Box 3   Folder 1

Stephen A. Douglas

  • “The American Mercury, Vol. XXII No. 85,” journal, monthly review with article on Stephen A. Douglas by Edgar Lee Masters, 1931
Box 3   Folder 2

Congress

  • “Congressional Record—Senate,” 2 pages from magazine, 1963

Subseries 2: Newspaper Clippings

Box 3   Folder 3

Newspapers Clippings, Thomas Settle

  • Envelope, “Clippings Thomas Settle & Gazette News”
  • “Mass Meeting at Court House Last Night,” April 1893
  • “Some Aspects of Political Conditions in the South,” February 9, 1907 enc. “Some Southern Political History”
  • “How Southern Republicans May Build Up Their Party Organization,” April 29, 1907
  • “After the Election,” May 8, 1907
  • “Mr. Butler Should Specify,” May 20, 1907
Box 3   Folder 4

News Clippings

  • “The Congress Closes. Proceedings at the Great Convocation in Chicago.” September 13, 1893
  • “General Robert E. Lee,” by Robert M. Douglas, Industrial News, with envelope, January 19, 1907 (8)
  • “The Vendetta,” by Arthur Wilkes Colton, The Youth’s Companion, December 19, 1912
Box 3   Folder 5

Newspaper

  • National Monthly, Norman E. Mack, editor, March 1910
Box 3   Folder 6

Stephen A. Douglas Newspaper Clippings

  • “Letter From Only Surviving Son of Douglas,” newspaper clipping, October 14, 1908
  • “The Career of Douglas,” October 13, 1908
  • “Douglas Memorial: Well-kept Secret Among Historic Sites”
  • Greensboro Record, single page 53-54

Series IV: Ephemera

Box 3   Folder 7

Post Cards and Photographs

  • Post Card, Picture of Birthplace of Stephen A. Douglas and appeared about 1860, Brandon, Vermont
  • Photograph of man with portrait of Stephen A. Douglas
  • Envelope, Lincoln-Douglas Celebration, Quincey, IL
  • Post Card of Brandon, Vermont, undated
  • Post Card, “Boulder found in partridge Tp., selected by Woodford County historical Society,” undated
  • Post Card, “First Presbyterian Church and Smith memorial Building, Greensboro, N.C.”
  • Photograph, “Martin F. Douglas on left,” Chicago, 1913
  • Photograph, “Record-Herald (not published)” Chicago, 1913
  • Post Card, Brandon, Vermont, Stephen A. Douglas memorial with Robert M. Douglas (left) and Martin F. Douglas (right)
Box 3   Folder 8

Ephemera

  • “Battle Ground Cards,” enc. “Views of the Battle Ground,” Guilford Court House battle Ground, post card (4) and newspaper clipping, “Colonel R.M. Douglas” Greensboro Patriot, September 13, 1893
  • Reproduction of Gettysburg Address
  • Franked Envelope fragment, May 8, 1913
  • W.H. Sheeidan, calling card
  • “First Reunion of Tarheels, 1903,” pin (2)
  • Envelope marked “Historical Letters, Brigham Young and Joseph Smith”
  • Centennial Memorial reprint of Declaration of the United States
Box 3   Folder 9

Ephemera

  • Photograph of a house, undated, unnamed
  • Check made out to Judge R.M. Douglas for Three Dollars, Fifteen Cents, from American Exchange National Bank, January 11, 1916
  • Note Cards, “Advertise Mr. Sharp,” and “Stephen A. Douglas,” undated
  • List of letters to Stephen A. Douglas, typed, undated
  • Typed Copies of Letters, Brigham Young to Stephen A. Douglas, 1845, Alexander Stephens to Stephen A. Douglas, 1860, letter from George Washington, copied by James Madison, 1792
  • U.S. Postage Stamp, 3 cents, unfranked
  • Envelopes with notes, unaddressed and undated
  • Envelope addressed to S.A. Douglas, undated
  • Typed list of Photostats, undated
  • US Fractional Currency, Ten Cent Note fragment, in card and envelope
  • “Final Exam. June 1903. 2 Prep.” In Greek.
  • Bill from Mrs. Major Williams to Annie Speir, August 6, 1867
  • Fragment of note or letter
  • Typed pages of letter from Stephen A. Douglas, page 2-13, With envelope from H.W. Smith to Martin F. Douglas, 1959
  • Envelope for Mortgage Notes from Greensboro Bond & Mortgage Co.
  • Calling Cards of Robert M. Douglas in various styles, and admittance card to the reserved gallery of the U.S. Senate, with envelope, June 24, 1887
  • “Civic and Military Soiree,” admittance card, 1869
Box 3   Folder 10

Maps

  • “The Rand-McNally Vest pocket Map of North Carolina,” 1905
  • “Keller’s Second Road Map of Switzerland,” 1853
Box 3   Folder 11

Currency

  • Confederate Money, includes (3) 50 cent bills, (1) One Dollar Bill, (1) Two Dollar Bill, (4) Five Dollar Bills, (5) Ten Dollar Bills, (6) Twenty Dollar bills, and (4) Fifty Dollar Bills with envelope
  • United States Fractional Currency, with envelope marked M.F. Douglas, includes (1) Three Cent Note, (2) Five Cent Notes, (4) Ten Cent Notes, (1) Fifteen Cent Note, (4) Twenty-Five Cent Notes, (3) Fifty Cent Notes
  • Various Forms of Currency, One Dollar Bill Issued from the Bank of Canada, 1935, United States, North Carolina Twenty-Five Cent Revenue Anticipation Note, 1933, Ten Dollar Bill issued byt by the Greensboro National Bank, 1916 with envelope enc. (6) Fifty Cent notes for the State of North Carolina, 1866, with envelope
  • State Currency, Five Dollar Bill from State of Mississippi, 1894, (2) Five Dollars issued by the Bank of Commerce in State of North Carolina, 1859-1861, Ten Dollar Bill from the Bank of the State of South Carolina, 1861, with envelope
  • State Currency from North Carolina with envelope, (2) Five Cent Notes, (2) Ten Cent Notes, (3) Twenty-Five Cent Notes, (12) Fifty Cent Notes, (7) One Dollar Notes, (2) Two Dollar Notes, (1) Ten Dollar Note
  • “Busted Bank Notes,” with envelope, (1)Two Million Mark (German Bank Notes), 1923; (2) Twelve and a Half Cent notes, (1) Twenty-Five Cent Note and (1) One Dollar Note issued by the Mount Helen Steam Mill, North Carolina, 1837; One Dollar Bill issued by Greensboro’s Mutual Life Insurance and Trust Co., 1861; One Dollar Clearing House Certificate Guaranteed by the Associated Banks of Greensboro, North Carolina, 1907; Three Dollar Note, (2) Four Dollar Notes, (5) Five Dollar Notes, Eight Dollar note, and (2) Ten Dollar Notes from The Bank of Cape Fear, North Carolina; Five Dollar Note from Bank of Lexington, North Carolina, 1860; Four Dollar Note, Ten Dollar Note, and Twenty Dollar Note from Bank of Yanceyville, North Carolina, 1853-1854; Seven Dollar note and Ten Dollar Note from Bank of Wilmington, North Carolina; One Dollar Note, Nickelsville, VA, 1862; One Dollar Note from County of Washington, Virginia, 1862; Twenty-Five Cent Note from Cumberland County Scrip, North Carolina, 1933; State of South Carolina Bond Scrip, uncut, (2) Twenty Dollar Bills, (3) Ten Dollar Notes, and (4) Five Dollar Notes, 1872
  • Various International Stamps, with envelope, all franked
  • Various international Stamps, with envelope, all franked, some mounted, some on envelope
  • Douglas, Ed, valuation of currency and stamps, undated
Box 3   Folder 12

Invitations

  • Mr. & Mrs. Bristed, with envelope, January 28 and February 11
  • Mr. & Mrs. H.M. Corbett, with envelope, February 4
  • Mr. & Mrs. Cole, with envelope, January 28
  • The French minister and the Marquise de Noailles, with envelope, February 25
  • Mr. & Mrs. Carlile P. Patterson, with envelope, January 21
  • Miss Coleman, with envelope, January 22
  • The Attorney General and Mrs. Williams, with envelope, January 17 and February 14
  • Mr. and Mrs. Fieglinghugsed, with envelope, January 17
  • Sir Edward & Lady Thornton, with envelope, January 16 & 30th and February 20
  • The Secretary of the Interior and Mrs. Delano, with envelope, January 23 & February 6
  • Horatio King and Family, with envelope, Every Saturday During the Season, Starting January 4, 1873
  • The Secretary of State and Mrs. Hamilton Fish, with envelope, January 10 ad 31
  • Envelope, signed by R.M. Douglas, marked, “Invitations, Season of 1872-1873”
Box 3   Folder 13

Leather Bound Diaries

  • Robert M. Douglas, 1869
  • Robert M. Douglas, December 12, 1872

Series V: Oversize

Subseries 1: Legal and Financial

Box 4   Folder 1

Political Appointment

  • Commission of Robert M. Douglas as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of North Carolina, December 19, 1896 enc. with envelope and a Republican National Convention ticket, June 19, 1888
Box 4   Folder 2

Financial

  • State Bond, $1000 to North Carolina, Due January 1, 1863
  • Confederate State Loan, Due July 1871

Subseries 2: Pamphlets and Newspapers

Box 4   Folder 3

Newspapers

  • Lincoln-Douglas Rivalry, The Saturday Spectator
  • “Semi-Centennial Celebration of the Lincoln-Douglas Debate,” The Charleston Daily Courier, September 18, 1908
  • “Stephen Douglas 50th Anniversary,” The Daily Bulletin, October 7, 1908
  • “Public Career of Douglas Began in Jacksonville; Story of His Life Here,” Jacksonville Courier, April 23, 1913
Box 4   Folder 4

Newspapers

  • “Discover Last Letter of Little Giant; It Pleads for Support of Lincoln,” Chicago Sunday Tribune, July 4, 1954
  • “Great Love and Sorrow,” photocopy, undated
  • “Douglas won her hand: Illinois senator discovered love of life on plantation in Rockingham County,” The Rockingham Ledger, February 17, 1993
  • “Douglas Letters: A Window to History,” The Rockingham Ledger, February 24, 1993
  • “Public Ledger of Douglas Began in Jacksonville; Story of His Life Here,” 1913
  • Jacksonville Courier, copy from Illinois Press Clipper Bureau, April 23, 1913
  • Hodder, F.H. to “Mr. Douglas,” enc. newspaper article, “Douglas and Richardson” and “Rejoinder by Mr. Richardson,” April 22, 1917
Box 4   Folder 5

Newspapers

  • “The Career of Stephen A. Douglas,” Pike County Democrat, October 14, 1908
  • “Henry Watkins Miller,” by Council S. Wooten The News and Observer, January 26, 1913

Subseries 3: Ephemera

Box 4   Folder 6

Maps (see Flat Files)

  • “Colton’s Map of the State of North Carolina,” 1866