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  • Old Dusham House
        On reverse: "Old Dusham House, Elmwood and Michigan, succeeded log cabin. Built around 1800." Stamped: "A copy by H. J. Steffens Studio at 807 Ridge, Wilmette, 6332."
      On reverse: "Old Dusham House, Elmwood and Michigan, succeeded log cabin. Built ...
  • 204 Ridge
        Description of the Log cabin (1844) and then Greek Revival style home (1847) built at this address.
      Description of the Log cabin (1844) and then Greek Revival style home ...
  • Schaefer, Maternus
    appeared in Wilmette Life, 18 Sep 1847, Supplement, p. 92. Date of Event: 18 Sep 1947     President of Gross Point for 13 years and a member of its first village board, Maternus Schaefer also filled the offices of village collector and school director for a quarter of a century. Mr. Schaefer was a farmer, owning 35 acres of land on section 33 of New Trier township, ...
    appeared in Wilmette Life, 18 Sep 1847, Supplement, p. 92. Date of Event: 18 Sep 1947   President of Gross Point for 13 years and a member of its ...
  • Letters from the California Gold Rush  (1848–1855)
        Three letters in the Wilmette Public Library's Local History Collection were written by a Wilmette resident, Alexander McDaniel, to his wife, Emeline Huntoon McDaniel, during the California Gold Rush (1848–1855).
      Three letters in the Wilmette Public Library's Local History Collection were written ...
  • Letter from Alexander McDaniel to Emeline McDaniel August 1, 1850
        Letter from Alexander McDaniel, Georgetown, California, to his wife, Emeline McDaniel, Gross Point, Cook County, Illinois, dated August 1, 1850. Description of his travels to California and experiences prospecting for gold.
      Letter from Alexander McDaniel, Georgetown, California, to his wife, Emeline McDaniel, Gross ...
  • Letter from Alexander McDaniel to Emeline McDaniel May 25, 1851
        Letter from Alexander McDaniel, Georgetown, California, to his wife, Emeline McDaniel, Gross Point, Cook County, Illinois, dated May 25, 1851. McDaniel describes how much money he made mining and his plans for sending it home.
      Letter from Alexander McDaniel, Georgetown, California, to his wife, Emeline McDaniel, Gross ...
  • Letter from Alexander McDaniel to Emeline McDaniel October 19, 1851
        Letter from Alexander McDaniel, Secret Glen Diggings, California, to his wife, Emeline McDaniel, Gross Point, Cook County, Illinois, dated October 19, 1951. McDaniel outlines his plans to come home and buy a piece of property in Ridgeville, in Evanston, Illinois.
      Letter from Alexander McDaniel, Secret Glen Diggings, California, to his wife, Emeline ...
  • Letter from George Huntoon, Whiskey Diggins, California, to his brother, dated November 18, 1852.
        George Huntoon writes to his brother about his experiences at Whiskey, Diggins, California, panning for gold...
      George Huntoon writes to his brother about his experiences at Whiskey, Diggins, ...
  • Portrait of James A. Mulligan
        From a copy made by H.J. Steffens Studio at 807 Ridge, Wilmette, 6332...
      From a copy made by H.J. Steffens Studio at 807 Ridge, Wilmette, ...
  • Portrait of unidentified woman, possibly Louisa Mitchell
        Portrait believed to be Mrs. Samuel Mitchell (nee Louisa Richards)...
      Portrait believed to be Mrs. Samuel Mitchell (nee Louisa Richards)...
  • Portrait of Samuel Mitchell
        Samuel Mitchell, born Southwold, England on 21 February 1809; died Wilmette, Illinois on 3 July 1889. He lived at 1007 Lake Ave. in Wilmette...
      Samuel Mitchell, born Southwold, England on 21 February 1809; died Wilmette, Illinois ...
  • Portrait of Fidelia Burroughs
  • Unidentified youth
        Possibly Charles Page Mitchell as a child...
      Possibly Charles Page Mitchell as a child...
  • Portrait of Charles Pomeroy Westerfield
        Charles Westerfield wearing muddy boots, derby hat and holding a pipe. Photographs seems to have originally been a group photo.
      Charles Westerfield wearing muddy boots, derby hat and holding a pipe. Photographs ...
  • Portrait of Charles Pomeroy Westerfield
        In pencil on reverse: "Chas P. Westerfield" Photo by E. L. Brand's Art Gallery
      In pencil on reverse: "Chas P. Westerfield" Photo by E. L. Brand's ...
  • Portrait of Charles P. and Florence Mitchell
        Florence, wife of H. M. Dibble. Brother and sister 1867, Charles P. Mitchell, Florence Mitchell
      Florence, wife of H. M. Dibble. Brother and sister 1867, Charles P. ...
  • Legal agreement for development of land in Wilmette dated March 2, 1868
        Legal agreement between Henry A. Dingee, Alexander McDaniel, Laura N. Kline and Henry W. Blodgett for development of land in Wilmette dated March 2, 1868...
      Legal agreement between Henry A. Dingee, Alexander McDaniel, Laura N. Kline and ...
  • Portrait of Florence Mitchell as a child
        Florence Mitchell. Photograph prepared by O.S. Weaver, Fine Art Gallery and Photographic Studio, 108 Lake Street, Chicago, Ill.
      Florence Mitchell. Photograph prepared by O.S. Weaver, Fine Art Gallery and Photographic ...
  • Portrait of Mame Westerfield Ward
        In ink on reverse: "Mame Weserfield Ward, daughter of John and Rebecca Westerfield."
      In ink on reverse: "Mame Weserfield Ward, daughter of John and Rebecca ...
  • Chicago Fire - Vertical File
        Vertical file containing newspaper articles about the Chicago Fire of 1871, including an original newspaper article from October 18, 1871 from the Chicago Evening Journal that describes the losses that the fire caused.
      Vertical file containing newspaper articles about the Chicago Fire of 1871, including ...
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