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Baldwin Family Papers (DeKalb)


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Collection Overview

Title: Baldwin Family Papers (DeKalb), 1853-1954

ID: RHC/RC/041

Extent: 1.0 Linear Feet

Date Acquired: 00/00/1965

Subjects: Baldwin Family, DeKalb (Ill.), Diaries-- 1870-1909

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The Baldwin Family Papers consist of the private and business papers of Edwin S.  Baldwin, his brother George W. Baldwin and their families.  Box one contains one file folder of family letters, a diary, and numerous bills and tax receipts dating from the 1890’s to the mid twentieth century.  Printed material documenting Masonic and Shriner activity during this period are also included in Box one.  Box two includes dance programs, calling cards, glass plate negatives, photographs and various books.

Collection Historical Note

Edwin W. Baldwin (1864-1943) and his brother George W. Baldwin resided in DeKalb.  E.W. Baldwin was an engineer and co-owner with G.W. Baldwin of a farm west of DeKalb.  In 1898 E.W. Baldwin married Alice Taylor.  Their son, E.W. , Jr. was horn in 1910 and became a civil engineer upon graduation from the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana.  E.W. Baldwin, Sr. and his wife were members of the American Free and Accepted Masons and Eastern Star, respectively.

George W. Baldwin was chief cashier for the Haish State Rank.  His wife was Adeline Taylor.  They had a daughter, Helen, who became a teacher and taught in Arlington Heights (1920-21).  G.W. Baldwin was a member of the Rockford Shriners.

Subject/Index Terms

Baldwin Family
DeKalb (Ill.)
Diaries-- 1870-1909

Administrative Information

Repository: Northern Illinois University

Access Restrictions: There are no restrictions on access to materials in the collection.

Use Restrictions: Property rights in the collection belong to the Regional History Center; literary rights are dedicated to the public.

Acquisition Method: The Baldwin Family Papers were deposited in the Northern Illinois University Archives in the late 1960’s.  University Archivist J. Joseph Bauxar transferred the collection to the Northern Illinois Regional History Center in June 1978.

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Box 1
Folder 1: Baldwin Family letters, 1889-1943
Folder 2: George Mould letter to Family, (?), 1853
Folder 3: George W. Baldwin Diary, 1885-1886
Folder 4: Baldwin Farm sale bill, 1891
Folder 5: E.W. Baldwin business papers, 1892-1942
Folder 6: G.W. Baldwin bills, 1892
Folder 7: Helen Baldwin-bills, 1921
Folder 8: Baldwin Family-assorted bills, 1892-1945
Folder 9: Baldwin Farm records, 1916-1942
Folder 10: Baldwin Family-invitations and announcements
Folder 11: E.W. and Alice Baldwin-Mason and Eastern Star material
Folder 12: George W. Baldwin-Shriner material
Folder 13: Baldwin Family academic material
Folder 14-15: Baldwin Family printed material
Folder 16: Mortgages-Dakota Territory
Access Restriction: [missing]
Folder 17: George and Adaline Baldwin Obituaries, 1931, 1954
Box 2
Envelope 1: Unidentified photographs (3)
Envelope 2-11: Glass Plate Negatives of Helen Baldwin (16), 1899, no date
Envelope 12: Calling Cards (31)
Envelope 13-18: Dance Programs (43)
Envelope 19: The Easy Instructor, or A New method of Teaching Sacred Harmony by William Little and William Smith, 1818.
Envelope 20: A Discourse Delivered in the Presbyterian Church of Sauquoit, on the Occasion of the Fiftieth Anniversary of the Organization of the Church by Rev. J.N. McGiffert; Address Delivered Before the Sauquoit Valley Cemetery Association, at the Consecration of Lawn Hill Cemetery by Rev. Spencer M. Rice, January 29, 1860, October 16, 1851

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