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Eaton-Luff Collection (Lindenwood), 1868-1907

Collection Overview

Title: Eaton-Luff Collection (Lindenwood), 1868-1907

ID: RHC/RC/045

Extent: 1.0 Linear Feet

Date Acquired: 09/07/1973

Languages: English [eng]

Scope and Contents of the Materials

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.

Administrative Information

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

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

Acquisition Source: Mr. and Mrs. Leslie Eaton

Acquisition Method: Mr. and Mrs. Leslie Eaton, Lindenwood, Illinois, donated this collection to the Northern Illinois Regional History Center on September 7, 1973.

Box and Folder Listing

Box 1
Folder 1: Luff letters, 1880-1907
Folder 2: Francis Phillips naturalization record, 1868
Folder 3: Pension and insurance claims, 1880, 1903
Folder 4: Announcements and invitations
Folder 5: Jones and Luff business receipts, 1892-1897
Folder 6: Jones and Luff bank receipts, 1894-1896
Folder 7-9: Jones and Luff freight receipts, 1893-1897
Folder 10: Printed material-advertisements
Folder 11: Deeds, 1897-1904
Folder 12: Lindenwood Bicentennial Program
Envelope 1: Unidentified biographical tintypes (9)
Envelope 2: Unidentified biographical photographs (8)
Envelope 3-6: Lindenwood photographs (27) and glass plate negatives (13)
Envelope 7-31: Jones and Luff goods receipts, 1887-1897
Envelope 32-34: Jones and Luff bank receipts, 1895-1896
Volume 1: "How-to" book, no date
Item 1: Countryman, Alvin.  Countryman Genealogy.  Lux Bros. & Heath, Publishers, 1925
Item 2: Haines Township Organization Laws, 1885
Item 3: Ogle County topographical map, no date