Metcalf Family Records (Riley Township, McHenry County), 1832-1916
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Brief Description: The Metcalf Family records date from 1832 to 1916 and include three cashbooks and forty-three volumes of  weather diaries kept by John W. James.  Two of the cashbooks were kept by Ralph Metcalf.  The weather diaries, while not a complete run, are of interest to researchers doing research in crop cycles, climatological history, and daily life.
Held at:
Northern Illinois University
Founders Memorial Library
Northern Illinois University
DeKalb, IL 60115
Phone: 815-753-1779
Email: rhcua [at]
Record Series Number: RHC/RC/246
Volume: 3.0 Linear Feet
Acquired: 07/25/2000. Addenda were added to the collection on various dates.
Access Restrictions: There are no restrictions on access to the collection.
Subject Index
James, John W.
Marengo (Ill.)
Metcalf Family
Riley Township, McHenry County
Languages of Materials
English [eng]
Rights/Use Restrictions: Property rights in the collection belong to the Regional History Center; literary rights are dedicated to the public.
Acquisition Notes: Suesi Metcalf  Suesi Metcalf donated the Metcalf Family Records to the Northern Illinois Regional History Center on July 25, 2000.
Related Materials: Researchers interested in other diaries and family histories should consult the Regional Collections Guide.