Eaton-Luff Collection (Lindenwood), 1868-1907
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Brief Description:

The Eaton-Luff Collection primarily consists of business records for the Jones-Luff dealers in general merchandise located in Lindenwood, Illinois.  These records include goods, freight and bank receipts dating from 1887-1896.  Goods and freight receipts offer a fair record of the types of products handled by Jones and Luff as well as those companies the firm traded with regularly.

In addition, the collection contains one folder of personal and business letters of the Luff family (1880-1907), several other personal items including deeds, pension claims and invitations and announcements.  Also included in the collection are photographs (35), negatives (13) , and tintypes (9), depicting Lindenwood and several of its residents.

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/045
Volume: 1.0 Linear Feet
Acquired: 09/07/1973.
Access Restrictions: There are no restrictions on access to material in the collection.
Subject Index
Eaton, Frank
Grocery trade
Lindenwood (Ill.)
Luff, Joseph T.
Retail trade
Genres/Forms of Material
Languages of Materials
English [eng]
Rights/Use Restrictions: Property rights in the collection are held by the Regional History Center; literary rights are dedicated to the public.
Acquisition Notes: Mr. and Mrs. Leslie Eaton  Mr. and Mrs. Leslie Eaton, Lindenwood, Illinois, donated this collection to the Northern Illinois Regional History Center on September 7, 1973.