Autograph letterbooks compiled by Chicago Historical Society

Inclusive Dates: 
circa 1871–1920
Survey Repository: 

This record forms part of the Chicago’s Art-Related Archival Materials: A Terra Foundation Resource project funded by the Terra Foundation for American Art. For this project, the Archives surveyed archival repositories throughout the Chicago region to identify art-related materials contained in their holdings. While the Archives of American Art does not own any of the materials described herein, information about those materials and links to the original repositories have been included when available.

Descriptive Summary

20 volumes containing primarily routine incoming letters to the Chicago Historical Society, many of them offering donations of collection items, renewing membership, or inquiring from other historical societies or suggesting an exchange of their publications with the Chicago Historical Society's publications. Included are letters by Walter W. Burridge (1885); Alexander Hesler (1884, 1886); and Charles D. Mosher (1879, 1880).

Additional Notes

Related collections: Charles D. Mosher Papers, Abraham Lincoln Papers, Isaac N. Arnold Papers, Chicago History Museum.