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  • Contributors: Wilmette Public Library
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  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Civil War Veterans of Wilmette
        Biographies of several Wilmette residents who participated in the Civil War 1860-1864.
      Biographies of several Wilmette residents who participated in the Civil War 1860-1864.
  • Wilmette Evangelical Association subscription list, 1873
        A list of donors follows an agreement to establish the Wilmette Evangelical Association. Money was used to build a co-operative church at Lake and Wilmette Avenues, in Wilmette. The list includes the names of Wilmette's leading land developers and village fathers, each listed with the amount of the subscription and ...
      A list of donors follows an agreement to establish the Wilmette Evangelical ...
  • Letter from Elizabeth Statler to her sister in Hudson, McLean County, Illinois, on November 14, 1880
        Letter written by Lizzie Statler to her sister detailing the events of her life and news about family members and acquaintance. The letter describes her attendance at a worship service with the Dunkards [Brethren Church]...
      Letter written by Lizzie Statler to her sister detailing the events of ...
  • Letter written by M. Gormley to Alexander McDaniel September 13, 1881
        Letter written by M. Gormley, Glencoe, Illinois, to Alexander McDaniel, Wilmette, Illinois, September 13, 1881, regarding a land claim by Wendel Ellis [Wendell Alles] in 1838.
      Letter written by M. Gormley, Glencoe, Illinois, to Alexander McDaniel, Wilmette, Illinois, ...
  • Two sided map of Wilmette by Augustus N. Gage
  • Kempe Home and Store
        Short history of Otto Kempe's shoemaking and shoe repair business at 416 and later 418 Ridge in Wilmette, IL.
      Short history of Otto Kempe's shoemaking and shoe repair business at 416 ...
  • Hoffmann Brothers General Store
        Short history of the Hoffmann Brothers General Store in Wilmette, IL.
      Short history of the Hoffmann Brothers General Store in Wilmette, IL.
  • Hoffmann Brothers Feed Store
        Short history of the Hoffmann Brothers Feed Store
      Short history of the Hoffmann Brothers Feed Store
  • Survey of a subdivision made by John A. Westerfield, surveyor
        D2500B File 2649; [stamped] Stanley K. Gage, 105 N. Clark St., Room 709, Chicago, Ill. [handwritten in ink] I hereby certify that I have made Survey of that portion of the South 25 acres of the North East 1/4 of the South East 1/4 of Section 28 T 42 N.R. ...
      D2500B File 2649; [stamped] Stanley K. Gage, 105 N. Clark St., Room ...
  • Letter Written by E. A. Burge, Wilmette, Illinois, to F. H. Drury, Wilmette Village Clerk, March 27, 1894
        Letter on the proposed annexation of Wilmette by Evanston...
      Letter on the proposed annexation of Wilmette by Evanston...
  • Wilmette Village Hall 1890-1910
        Colorized post card of Wilmette Village Hall 1890-1910
      Colorized post card of Wilmette Village Hall 1890-1910
  • Map Indian Trails and Village of Chicago and of Cook, Dupage and Will Counties, Illinois
        Index: Indian villages (numbered), minor camps, chipping stations, principal indian trails lettered and numbered, portage, springs, heights and signal stations, indian mounds, mound builders trail
      Index: Indian villages (numbered), minor camps, chipping stations, principal indian trails lettered ...
  • Interior of First Congregational Church of Wilmette
        This building was located across the street and down the alley from the current church structure...
      This building was located across the street and down the alley from ...
  • First Congregational Church of Wilmette
        1st Congregational Church 11th Street 1883-1904. On reverse: Property of Ye Olde Town Folkes Assn. Mrs. Joy, Historian. First Congregational Church Wilmette. Harriet Scheidenhelm [no date]
      1st Congregational Church 11th Street 1883-1904. On reverse: Property of Ye Olde ...
  • Early History of Library Movement in Wilmette by Anna E. Law
        Brief history of the public library in Wilmette, Illinois, handwritten by Anna E. Law, first librarian of Wilmette Public Library
      Brief history of the public library in Wilmette, Illinois, handwritten by Anna ...
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