Frank W. Aldrich standing in his garden in the backyard of his home at 1506 E. Washington St., Bloomington. The house was designed by Arthur L. Pillsbury. Courtesy of The Pantagraph.

Frank W. Aldrich Collection


Processed by Rebecca Reeser
Summer 2004

Reprocessed by Michael Kozak
Spring 2008



Table of Contents

Collection Information
Volume of Collection:
Five Boxes.
Collection Dates:
1854, 1867, 1896, 1899-1953, 1955, 1974, 1976, 1978, 2001, 2002
Provenance: Harry Harwood Estate
Restrictions:
Some brittle documents. Use photocopies unless authorized by Librarian / Archivist.
Reproduction Rights:
Permission to reproduce or publish material in this collection must be obtained in writing from the McLean County Museum of History.
Location:
Archives
Notes:
For additional information, see: Frank W. Aldrich Collection photograph file.

 

Sample of Frank Aldrich's "The Nature Column" which ran in The Pantagraph from May 15, 1926 to May 13, 1928. This article is from August 7, 1926.

 

Historical Sketch

   Frank W. Aldrich was born on June 8, 1873, son of Carlin C. and Amanda Wilson Aldrich. He spent much of his childhood in the town of McLean attending public school and developing hobbies that became lifelong interests. As a child he enjoyed walking through the woods in Funk's Grove and hunting for arrowheads in the fields. These interests would not leave him when he left central Illinois to attend Lawrenceville School in New Jersey and later Yale University. Upon graduating, Aldrich returned to central Illinois to join his father in business forming C.C. Aldrich and Son Bank in 1897. There, he served as cashier for a number of years and managed estates and investments. In addition to management, he was heavily involved in land sales and investments in the area. C.C. Aldrich and Son Bank later became known as McLean State Bank and Trust, the name it kept until it closed. Under Frank Aldrich's leadership, this bank was one of three that remained solvent in McLean County after the bank holiday in 1932, a testament to Aldrich's banking abilities. Upon his retirement, Frank Aldrich bought out the bank's stockholders and closed the bank because he did not feel comfortable leaving it in other hands.

   Frank Aldrich married Frances Scroggs of Champaign in October of 1897, then on November 6, 1912, he married Gertrude Harwood of Decatur. Together they contracted a beautiful home at 1506 E. Washington Street in Bloomington where they resided the remainder of his life. Local contractors completed construction, and Aldrich sought the noted Illinois landscape architect Jens Jensen to design the grounds. Aldrich had two daughters, Dorothy F. and Virgini O., who became Mrs. Shannon Meriwether and Mrs. Joseph Van Vleck, and one stepson, Harry Harwood.

   During World War I, Frank Aldrich enlisted in the Red Cross Service. He was appointed Field Director for a U.S. General Hospital in New Haven, Connecticut where he remained from May through November 1918. He then became the Associate Director of Camp Service working at the headquarters of the Red Cross Atlantic Division in New York City. Of his service Aldrich claimed, "I feel that I could not have taken up more interesting and what I believe to be more important work than that being done by the Red Cross in the camps and hospitals..." He expressed gratitude toward his hard working staff and a genuine appreciation for the time he spent getting to know patients and hearing their stories. Before leaving the Red Cross, Aldrich was recognized for devising accounting and organizational systems that were adopted by camps throughout the country.

   While Frank Aldrich was a banker by trade, he was remembered by many, locally and internationally, because of his hobbies. In his obituary, Aldrich was described as "a serious student of natural history, archaeology, ornithology, and botany." Aldrich called himself a reformed hunter, and his lifestyle reflected this change. Locally, he gave many lectures and speeches urging church and social groups to take an interest in their natural surroundings. From May 1926 through May 1928, Aldrich wrote a weekly Nature Column for The Pantagraph with articles on area wildlife constructed from his own observations and research. Aldrich's own curiosity about the world around him is evident in the numerous letters of inquiry he sent throughout his lifetime seeking information on various plants and animals and responding to articles he read. Aldrich was involved in a variety of organizations relating to his interests. He joined the American Anthropological Association in 1926, became a U.S. Deputy Game Warden in 1932, and served as a committee member for the Illinois State Academy of Science from 1932-1933. He was a large supporter of the Audubon Society, taking local residents on birding outings and attending Audubon Nature Camp. In addition, he worked with others trying to secure the area he had loved so dearly since childhood, Funk's Grove, as a state park. In 1952, Governor Adlai E. Stevenson asked him to join the State Board of Museum Advisors, an honor which he accepted, but was not able to fulfill due to health problems. These appointments demonstrate the level of proficiency he obtained and interest he displayed in several areas through personal study.

   Frank Aldrich's work as an amateur archaeologist brought him international recognition. Aldrich is responsible for reassembling one of the most well-preserved Native American flint collections ever found. The Mackinaw Cache, an assemblage of pre-historic lithic work, was discovered by gravel workers in 1916 and given away. Upon hearing of this find, Aldrich corresponded with owners and reassembled thirty-one of the Native American masterpieces. Aldrich worked earnestly securing casts of this collection for all who were interested including the Smithsonian and the U.S. National Museum. He donated the flints to the Illinois State Museum in Springfield and they remain what Smithsonian Anthropology head curator Dr. W.H. Holmes called "the best examples of chipped flint work ever found in America." Thus, a boyhood arrowhead collector recognized the masterful craftsmanship of an artist who lived hundreds of years before.

   In addition to local archaeology, Frank Aldrich developed an interest in prehistoric man during a 1921 trip to France. This led him to join a three-month expedition led by George Grant MacCurdy of Yale University to study Prehistoric sites and collections in Europe in 1925. As a member of the American School of Prehistoric Research, Aldrich participated in digs, museum tours, and lectures in England, France, Spain, and Germany. Following this trip, Aldrich continued his prehistoric research and gave many lectures on prehistoric man and prehistoric art.

   Frank Aldrich also held a love for traveling. He visited Europe on numerous occasions visiting friends and pursuing his research. His love for the great outdoors took him across the United States. In his travels and at home, he kept journals of his observations and daily activities. In addition, Aldrich was an avid correspondent. He remained in contact with several people from the American School of Prehistoric Research, local friends, and friends he had acquired through his many hobbies. One such friend was a German count, Graf Nesselrode, with whom he corresponded over the first half of the Twentieth Century discussing nature and hunting and tracing economic, political, and social conditions in their respective countries.

   Frank Aldrich, the banker, writer, lecturer, amateur archaeologist and naturalist, and true man of many trades died on January 25, 1953 in Ft. Myers, Florida. Funeral services were held in Funk's Grove. His legacy survives in the wildflower seedlings he shared with over 150 local residents, in the contributions he made to the world of archaeology, in the flint collection given to the Illinois State Museum, in the many that he served during his tenure as a banker, and in the many that followed his advice and took a interest in the world around them.

 

Correspondence

Aldrich correspondents included:

John Gaylord Coulter, who earned a Ph. D in botany from the University of Chicago and later became a government botanist in the Philippines. He wrote several standard textbooks in the field, including Plant Life and Plant Uses (American Book Company, 1913).

Jens Jenson, a Danish-born landscape architect known for his "prairie style" design work. Jensen designed the grounds for Aldrich's residence at 1506 E. Washington St. in Bloomington.

George Grant MacCurdy, who formed the Anthropology Division of Yale Univerisity's Peabody Museum. MacCurdy became a professor of prehistoric archeology at Yale, and authored, among other works, The Coming of Man, Pre-Man and Prehistoric Man (The Univerisity Society, 1935).

 

Scope and Contents Note
    The Frank W. Aldrich collection contains personal artifacts, newspaper articles, essays and lectures, personal and professional correspondence, business papers, travel materials, and journals. It is organized into boxes by category as follows: Box 1 contains Frank W. Aldrich's personal and family materials, home construction records, and personal correspondence. Box 2 contains materials relating to Aldrich's hobbies including nature, archaeology, and travel. Box 3 contains business papers and land records from McLean State Bank and Trust, Aldrich's business, as well as miscellaneous newspaper clippings. Box 4 contains domestic travel materials, photographs, and journals written by Frank Aldrich. Box 5 contains journals written by Frank Aldrich and miscellaneous publications. The following is an itemized list of the collection's contents.

 

Box and Folder Inventory

Box 1: Personal and Family Materials and Correspondence (21 Folders)

Folder 1:
Frank W. Aldrich Obituaries
1.1.1
Undated - Frank W. Aldrich Obituary The Pantagraph
1.1.2
1953 - In Memoriam Frank W. Aldrich by Hazel Funk Holmes
1.1.3
March 1953 - The Living Museum containing death announcement for Frank W. Aldrich p. 368

 

Folder 2:
Aldrich Family Obituaries
1.2.1
Undated - Mrs. Frank W. Aldrich Obituary The Pantagraph
1.2.2
Undated - C.C. Aldrich, father of Frank W. Aldrich Obituary

 

Folder 3:
Biographical Materials
1.3.1
Frank W. Aldrich Biographical Sketch

 

Folder 4:
Frank W. Aldrich Newspaper Articles
1.4.1
Undated - Article on address made by Frank W. Aldrich to Massachusetts Bankers entitled "The Banker's Part in Agricultural Development"
1.4.2
September 19, 1926 - "Board of Supervisors Discusses Equalizing All Property Values" Frank Aldrich Addresses Supervisors on Personal Property Phase
1.4.3
December 26, 1926 - "Second Annual Homecoming Events are Planned for Friendship Circle," The Sunday Bulletin, picture included
1.4.4
November 11, 1921 - "Battlefields; Present State" by Frank Aldrich The Pantagraph
1.4.6
September 20, 1921 - "Frank Aldrich compares Rural France with American Farming" The Pantagraph
1.4.7
October 4, 1921 - "The Ways of Rural France as Seen by Our Frank W. Aldrich" The Pantagraph

 

Folder 5:
Aldrich Family Newspaper Articles
1.5.1
September 19, 1906 - "A Family Reunion: Descendants of Amasa Aldrich of Swanzey Meet in Keene," source unknown
1.5.2
July 27, 1917 - "Surprised in Their New Home" The Pantagraph, article addressing housewarming party for Mr. and Mrs. Frank W. Aldrich at 1506 E. Washington Street residence
1.5.3
January 12, 1925 - "Jane Meriwether Arrives" The Pantagraph, birth announcement for daughter of Dorothy (Aldrich) Meriwether
1.5.4
June 13, 1928 - Wedding Announcement for Virginia Aldrich & Dudley Smith The Pantagraph
1.5.5
Undated article - "Leaving for France" source unknown

 

Folder 6:
Financial Records
1.6.1
Gertrude Aldrich Checkbook
1.6.2
September 13, 1911 - Frank W. Aldrich's Thumbprints
1.6.3
Stationery from 1506 E. Washington Residence
1.6.4
November 27, 1936 - Application for Social Security Account Number
1.6.5
1945 - Notes
1.6.6
October 24, 1952 - Prescription for Frank W. Aldrich
1.6.7
October 24, 1952 - Prescription for Frank W. Aldrich
1.6.8
December 29, 1952 - Prescription for Frank W. Aldrich
1.6.9
Car Maintenance Record
1.6.10
August 28, 1854- Gertrude Aldrich Wheel Tax License
1.6.11
March 1956 - Standard Oil Company Warrantee (2)
1.6.12
Notes
1.6.13
Anniversary Notes

 

Folder 7:
C.C. Aldrich Family Materials
1.7.1
1898 - Advertisement for Stallion Services
1.7.2
Pension affidavit transcription?
1.7.3
September 12, 1905 - Dinner Menu for Family Gathering given by C.C. Aldrich
1.7.4
September 13, 1905 - "Dinner to Relatives" New Hampshire Sentinel
1.7.5
September 15, 1905 - "Dinner and Reunion" Cheshire Republican
1.7.6
1914 - "A Pearl Wedding Anniversary" for Mr. and Mrs. C.C. Aldrich, McLean Lens
1.7.7
November 12, 1914 - Sixtieth Wedding Anniversary letter of appreciation from C.C. Aldrich after celebration (2)
1.7.8
October 10, 1907 - Unidentified letter from father to son
1.7.9
April 7, 1916 - C.C. Aldrich signature

Folder 8:
East Washington Residence Construction Records
1.8.1
October 31, 1916 - W.S. Harwood Lumber and Coal Co. building materials account statement
1.8.2
July 2, 1917 - Bill from R.M. Huffington General Contractor for home construction
1.8.3
March 4, 1918 - W.S. Harwood Lumber and Coal Co. account statement
1.8.4
1.8.4 Undated - Williams Oil-o-Matic data sheet

  

Folder 9:
E. Washington Residence Plumbing and Gas Specifications
1.9.1
Labor and material specifications for plumbing and gas piping
1.9.2
Specifications for hot water heating

 

Folder 10:
Landscape Work by Jens Jensen
1.10.1
November 2, 1916 - Letter of landscape solicitation from Wagner Park Nursery with home materials list on reverse
1.10.2
March 13 - April 27, 1918 - Correspondence between Frank Aldrich and Maywood Nurseries (plant orders, delivery, billing, and plant list)
1.10.3
1918 - Address change notification from Jens Jensen
1.10.4
February 13, 1918 - Letter from Jens Jensen to Frank Aldrich (landscape plan)
1.10.5
March 9, 1918 - Letter from Jens Jensen to Frank Aldrich accompanying landscape plan with planting instructions
1.10.6
April 27, 1918 - Letter from Frank Aldrich to Jens Jensen (landscape progress and payment)
1.10.7
February 18, 1818 - Landscape blueprint for Aldrich Residence by Jens Jensen
1.10.8
Landscape Artist in America: The Life and Work of Jens Jensen by Leonard Eaton

Folder 11:
World War I American Red Cross Materials Part I
1.11.1
March 24, 1919 - "Mr. and Mrs. Aldrich to Return Home Soon" The Pantagraph, return of Aldrichs from Red Cross Service
1.11.2
April 8, 1919 - "Frank Aldrich Tells of His Work" The Bulletin, describes Aldrich's bookkeeping system for the American Red Cross
1.11.3
"Frank W. Aldrich" McLean County and the World War
1.11.4
August 9, 1918 - Letter from Chief Garden Officer, QMC, American Expeditionary Forces to Frank Aldrich regarding position as director of Food Production Service
1.11.5
September 27, 1918 - Letter from Major H.O. Benson, Quartermaster General to Frank W. Aldrich regarding commission in Quartermaster Corps.
1.11.6
October 18, 1918 - U.S. General Hospital clinical record
1.11.7
October 31, 1918 - Physical Examination for appointment
1.11.8
November 1918 - Vaccination register for Frank W. Aldrich
1.11.9
Application for Commission
1.11.10
Claim for Exemption or Deferred Classification

 

Folder 12:
Publicity Photos Part I
1.12.1
Brief description of Frank Aldrich's service
1.12.2
November 21, 1918 - Final Report made by Frank Aldrich
1.12.3
September 29, 1918 - "Red Cross House at Allingtown for Hospital" New Haven Sunday Register, article about U.S. General Hospital #16
1.12.4
Undated article - "Red Cross to Have Building in West Haven"
1.12.5
May 19, 1918 - "President Leads Red Cross Parade" The New York Times
1.12.6
March 6, 1918 - The News Letter of The American Red Cross containing article "First Red Cross House to Be Opened Soon"
1.12.7
April 10, 1918 - The News Letter of The American Red Cross containing article "First Red Cross House Opened"
1.12.8
May 1, 1918 - The News Letter of The American Red Cross containing two related articles
1.12.9
April 27, 1918 - Letter from Frank Aldrich to Yale University about entering the service
1.12.10
April 27, 1918- Letter from Frank Aldrich to Mr. Bumsted
1.12.11
May 2, 1918 - Reply Letter from Yale University to Frank Aldrich
1.12.12
May 3, 1918 - Letter from Yale Adjutant to Frank Aldrich
1.12.13
May 6, 1918 - Letter from Yale Treasurer to Frank Aldrich
1.12.14
May 3, 1918 - Confirmation of Telegram sent by Yale Treasurer
1.12.15
May 4, 1918 - Telegram from Frank Aldrich to Jacob Funk regarding Red Cross Position
1.12.16
May 4, 1918 - Telegram from Yale asking Mr. Aldrich to consider position
1.12.17
May 4, 1918 - Telegram from Frank Aldrich to Yale University regarding position
1.12.18
May 5, 1918 - Telegram from Gertrude to Frank Aldrich
1.12.19
May 8, 1918 - Telegram from Frank Aldrich to Yale Treasurer regarding position
1.12.20
May 8, 1918 - Telegram from Frank Aldrich to John Magee regarding position
1.12.21
May 8, 1918 - Telegram from John Magee to Frank Aldrich regarding position
1.12.22
May 11, 1918 - Telegram from Frank Aldrich to Mrs. Aldrich regarding position
1.12.23
May 12, 1918 - Telegram from Frank Aldrich to John Magee regarding position
1.12.24
May 12, 1918 - Telegram from Frank Aldrich to Chairman of Red Cross regarding position
1.12.25
May 12, 1918 - Telegram from Gertrude to Frank Aldrich
1.12.26
May 18, 1918 - Telegram from Frank to Mrs. Aldrich with address
1.12.27
May 9, 1918 - Letter from American Red Cross Headquarters to Frank Aldrich
1.12.28
May 9, 1918 - Letter from the Director of Military Relief to Frank Aldrich
1.12.29
May 9, 1918 - Letter from George Parmly Day to Frank Aldrich
1.12.30
June 26, 1918 - Reference letter from L.G. Whitmer to the Red Cross
1.12.31
July 26, 1918 - Reference letter from Willis Harwood to the American Red Cross
1.12.32
July 26, 1918 - Reference letter from F.D. Marquis to the American Red Cross
1.12.33
July 26, 1918 - Reference letter from L.M. Graham to the American Red Cross
1.12.34
July 31, 1918 - Reference letter from Charles Burr to the American Red Cross
1.12.35
April 1, 1919 - Letter of thanks from E.W. Froxel to Mr. Feelyater and the Red Cross
1.12.36
April 2, 1919 - Letter from Director of Military Relief to Frank Aldrich upon leaving Red Cross
1.12.37
April 22, 26, 1919 - Letter from Dr. Leidy to Frank Aldrich
1.12.38
Undated - Christmas greeting from W. Rodney Feelyater
1.12.39
January 20, 1920 - Letter from Frank Aldrich to Mr. Ellis Russell
1.12.40
March 25, 1919 - Two tickets to the Review and Parade of the 27th Division

 

Correspondence with Nesselrode Family

This collection of letters traces the relationship between the Aldrich Family and the Nesselrode Family, an affluent family in Germany, from 1903 to 1950. Graf (Count) Nesselrode and Frank Aldrich share mutual interests in archaeology and nature. The letters discuss these topics, visits, and the political and economic conditions in Germany and the United States throughout this time period. Dates and Authors are given with content subjects in parentheses.

Folder 13:
Correspondence with Nesselrode Family Part I
1.13.1
November 25, 1903 - Postcard from G. Nesselrode to Frank Aldrich while in the United States
1.13.2
1904 Letter from G. Nesselrode to Frank Aldrich (work, hunting, and visit)
1.13.3
1906 - Letter from G. Nesselrode to Frank Aldrich
1.13.4
1905 - Letter from G. Nesselrode to Frank Aldrich (books, possiblility of war, and forestry work)
1.13.5
1905 - Letter from G. Nesselrode to Frank Aldrich (shooting and visit)
1.13.6
Undated Letter from G. Nesselrode to Frank Aldrich
1.13.7
1906 - Letter from G. Nesselrode to Frank Aldrich
1.13.8
1906 - Letter from G. Nesselrode to Frank Aldrich (book, hunting in America, and his estate)
1.13.9
1906 - Letter from G. Nesselrode to Frank Aldrich (plans for the Aldrich visit)
1.13.10
1906 - Letter from G. Nesselrode to Frank Aldrich (plans for the Aldrich visit)
1.13.11
1906 - Letter from G. Nesselrode to Frank Aldrich (plans for the Aldrich visit)
1.13.12
1907 - Letter from G. Nesselrode to Frank Aldrich (large cats)
1.13.13
1907 - Letter from Countess Nesselrode to Frank Aldrich
1.13.14
1907 - Letter from G. Nesselrode to Frank Aldrich (travels, hunting, and U.S. news)
1.13.15
1907 - Letter from G. Nesselrode to Frank Aldrich
1.13.16
1925 - Letter from G. Nesselrode to Frank Aldrich (new address after French occupation forced relocation and personal war story)
1.13.17
1925 - Letter from G. Nesselrode to Frank Aldrich (Aldrich visit and European trip)
1.13.18
1925 - Letter from G. Nesselrode to Frank Aldrich (Aldrich visit)
1.13.19
1925 - Letter form G. Nesselrode to Frank Aldrich (Aldrich visit European Alliances)
1.13.20
1925 - Letter from Countess Nesselrode after Aldrich visit
1.13.21
1926 - Letter from Countess Nesselrode (inquiries about sweet corn & Ku Klux Klan activity)

Folder 14:
Correspondence with Nesselrode Family Part II
1.14.1
July 12, 1926 - Letter from Frank Aldrich to Countess Nesselrode (instructions for harvesting and cooking sweet corn and news on the Ku Klux Klan)
1.14.2
1926 - Letter from Countess Nesselrode (describing popcorn experience, excavation, and photographs)
1.14.3
1926 - Thank you Letters from the Nesselrode Children
1.14.4
January 31, 1927 - Letter from G. Nesselrode to Frank Aldrich (corn and German unemployment)
1.14.5
October 1929 - Letter from G. Nesselrode to Frank Aldrich (forestry)
1.14.6
December 1929 - Letter from G. Nesselrode to Frank Aldrich (sky scraper and hunting)
1.14.7
January 1930 - Letter from Countess Nesselrode to Mrs. Aldrich
1.14.8
January 1930 - Letter from G. Nesselrode to Frank Aldrich (thanking him for National Geographic subscription and discussing the stock market crash, unemployment, automobiles, and poverty)
1.14.9
December 1931 - Invitation from G. Nesselrode to Frank Aldrich to participate in dig
1.14.10
February 1932 - Letter from G. Nesselrode to Frank Aldrich (economic situation)
1.14.11
June 1932 - Letter from G. Nesselrode to Frank Aldrich
1.14.12
January 1934 - Invitation from G. Nesselrode to Frank Aldrich
1.14.13
January 1935 - Letter from G. Nesselrode to Frank Aldrich (economic situation)
1.14.14
November 1936 - Letter from G. Nesselrode to Frank Aldrich (his cousin's visit)
1.14.15
1937 - Letter from Countess Nesselrode to Mrs. Frank Aldrich
1.14.16
1937 - Letter from G. Nesselrode to Frank Aldrich (National Geographic, working conditions, and invitation for dig)
1.14.17
1937 - Letter from Countess Nesselrode to Frank Aldrich
1.14.18
1938 - Letter from G. Nesselrode to Frank Aldrich (National Geographic subscription)
1.14.19
January 27, 1947 - Letter from Frank Aldrich accompanying parcel
1.14.20
March 29, 1947 - Letter from G. Nesselrode to Frank Aldrich (family losses during World War II and present conditions in Germany)
1.14.21
April 30, 1947 - Letter from G. Nesselrode to Frank Aldrich (parcel)
1.14.22
June 17, 1947 - Copy of letter from Frank Aldrich to G. Nesselrode (current situation)
1.14.23
September 1947 - Letter from G. Nesselrode to Frank Aldrich (famine conditions, his interactions with the Nazi Party, and the parcel)
1.14.24
June 1951 - Letter from G. Nesselrode to Frank Aldrich (Korean War, Ayers visit, and Communism)
1.14.25
June 10, 1951 - Draft of letter from Frank Aldrich to G. Nesselrode (current conditions, possibility of war with Russia, and traveling friends)

 

Folder 15:
Translated Correspondence with Nesselrode Family (completed by N. Covert)
1.15.1
January 13, 1926 - Translated Letter from Aldfred to Frank Aldrich
1.15.2
January 13, 1926 - Translated Letter from Ihre (?Konstanze?) Nesselrode to Frank Aldrich
1.15.3
January 13, 1926 - Translated Letter from (?Toni?) Nesselrode to Frank Aldrich
1.15.4
January 13, 1926 - Translated Letter from Adolf to Frank Aldrich
1.15.5
October 31, 1925 - Translated Letter from Alfred to Frank Aldrich
1.15.6
October 31 - Translated Letter from Adolf to Frank Aldrich
1.15.7
Translated Newspaper article "Successful Excavation"
1.15.8
Translated postcard from (?Grufui?) Nesselrode
1.15.9
Original letters in German

 

Folder 16:
Correspondence with John Gaylord Coulter Part I
1.16.1
Brief Biographical Sketch for John Gaylord Coulter
1.16.2
July 5, 1919 - Letter from John Coulter to Frank Aldrich (Gifts to war-torn farmers in the Somme, cooperation of French and American farmers, enclosed articles and Agricultural Detachment matinee)
1.16.3
August 18, 1920 - Letter from John Coulter to Frank Aldrich
1.16.4
September 17, 1920 - Letter from Frank Aldrich to John Coulter
1.16.5
September 29, 1920- Letter from John Coulter to Frank Aldrich
1.16.6
October 15, 1920 - Letter from Frank Aldrich to John Coulter (new sewage system, grain prices, Florence)
1.16.7
October 19, 1920 - Letter from John Coulter to Frank Aldrich (morels, farm for rent in France)
1.16.8
November 1, 1920 - Letter from John Coulter to Frank Aldrich (news from Bloomington, hunting)
1.16.9
November 11, 1920 - Letter from Frank Aldrich to John Coulter (Funk marriage, Cahokia mounds)
1.16.10
November 24, 1920 - - Letter from John Coulter to Frank Aldrich ( birds, morels, Bulletin)
1.16.11
November 25, 1920 - Letter from John Coulter to Frank Aldrich (nature notes, farm rental)
1.16.12
December 10, 1920 - Letter from Frank Aldrich to John Coulter (weather, Associated Press, son Harry, home life, economic depression)
1.16.13
December 21, 1920 - Letter from Frank Aldrich to John Coulter (Harry, Jacob Funk)
1.16.14
December 26, 1920 - Letter from John Coulter to Frank Aldrich (Prehistoric Man Museum, home life, European economic regulations)
1.16.15
January 5, 1921 - Letter from John Coulter to Frank Aldrich (Harry, weather, U.S. business, adopting a son)
1.16.16
January 20, 1921 - Letter from John Coulter to Frank Aldrich (weather, IL business crisis)
1.16.17
January 24, 1921 - Letter from Frank Aldrich to John Coulter (birds, Indian findings, books)
1.16.18
February 10, 1921 - Letter from John Coulter to Frank Aldrich (birds, books, work, ex-wife Florence)
1.16.19
February 25, 1921 - Letter from Frank Aldrich to John Coulter (John's writings, birds, books)
1.16.20
March 4, 1921 - Letter from John Coulter to Frank Aldrich (adopted son, Post-war London Conference, Economic situation)
1.16.21
March 15, 1921 - Letter from John Coulter to Frank Aldrich (morels, John's writings)
1.16.22
April 11, 1921 - Letter from Frank Aldrich to John Coulter (Bloomington news, nature, flints, John's writings, grain prices)
1.16.23
April 21, 1921 - Letter from John Coulter to Frank Aldrich (morels, birds)
1.16.24
May 4, 1921 - Letter from John Coulter to Frank Aldrich (morel, new residence, nature, farming)
1.16.25
May 24, 1921 - Letter from John Coulter to Frank Aldrich (nature, Stillman Banking case, Field Museum)
1.16.26
June 3, 1921 - Letter from Frank Aldrich to John Coulter (nature, Field Museum, IL Archaeological Survey Committee membership, social engagements)
1.16.27
June 23, 1921 - Letter from John Coulter to Frank Aldrich (new workers, drought, Funk visit)
1.16.28
July 20, 1921 - Letter from John Coulter to Frank Aldrich (Funk visit)
1.16.29
August 7, 1921 - Letter from John Coulter to Frank Aldrich (Farm Legislation)
1.16.30
October 28, 1921 - Letter from John Coulter to Frank Aldrich ( Rene's marriage, Disarmament Conference, hunting)
1.16.31
November 4, 1921 - Letter from John Coulter to Frank Aldrich (visit from Grace Dwight, , visit from Bill Lauder)
1.16.32
November 30, 1921 - Letter from John Coulter to Frank Aldrich (returning to the U.S., Pheasant Drive, Grace Dwight, divorcing Florence, economic situation)
1.16.33
December 5, 1921 - Letter from John Coulter to Frank Aldrich (Brief return home, Gertrude and Grace returning home)

 

Folder 17:
Correspondence with John Gaylord Coulter Part II
1.17.1
January 5, 1922 - Letter from John Coulter to Frank Aldrich
1.17.2
February 10, 1922 - Letter from John Coulter to Frank Aldrich
1.17.3
February 19, 1922 - Letter from Frank Aldrich to John Coulter (News from Bloomington)
1.17.4
March 2, 1922 - Letter from John Coulter to Frank Aldrich (Rene's new car, weather, property)
1.17.5
March 17, 1922 - Letter from John Coulter to Frank Aldrich (John's writing, spring)
1.17.6
March 20, 1922 - Letter to John Coulter author unknown (spring, Jens Jensen, Flints, Funk property, Grace)
1.17.7
April 5, 1922 - Letter from John Coulter to Frank Aldrich (morel, nature notes, Grace)
1.17.8
April 21, 1922 - Letter from Aldrich Residence to John Coulter (John's writings, flints, weather, Grace)
1.17.9
May 3 - Letter from John Coulter to Frank Aldrich (John's writing, spring, friends)
1.17.10
May 18, 1922 - Letter from John Coulter to Frank Aldrich (book, John's writing, friends)
1.17.11
June 7, 1922 - Letter from John Coulter to Frank Aldrich (Grace, his divorce, his farm)
1.17.12
July 8, 1922 - Letter from John Coulter to Frank Aldrich (Wimbledon, Florence and Mary Funk)
1.17.13
July 25, 1922 - Letter from Aldrich Residence to John Coulter (Ewings, railroad strike, bees, animals, Harry)
1.17.14
August 14, 1922 - Letter from John Coulter to Frank Aldrich (weather, new address, writing)
1.17.15
September 10, 1922 - Letter from Frank Aldrich to John Coulter (Bank, John's farm, News from Bloomington)
1.17.16
October 31 - Letter from John Coulter to Frank Aldrich
1.17.17
November 16, 1922 - Letter from John Coulter to Frank Aldrich while in the United States
1.17.18
January 29, 1923 - Letter to John Coulter (Dorothy, news from Bloomington, weather)
1.17.19
February 14, 1923 - Letter from John Coulter to Frank Aldrich (writing, invitation to come to France)
1.17.20
February 14, 1923 - Information concerning trip to France conducted by John Coulter for college age boys
1.17.21
March 14, 1923 - Letter from John Coulter to Frank Aldrich (Rene's business, residence)
1.17.22
March 17, 1923 - Letter to John Coulter (Harry, Boys' trip, weather)
1.17.23
March 21, 1923 - Letter to John Coulter (Florence and dictionary)
1.17.24
March 21, 1923 - Letter from John Coulter to Frank Aldrich
1.17.25
March 29, 1923 - Letter from John Coulter to Frank Aldrich (Harry, boys' trip, spring)
1.17.26
April 6, 1923 - Letter from John Coulter to Frank Aldrich (dictionary)
1.17.27
April 30, 1923 - Letter from John Coulter to Frank Aldrich (writing)
1.17.28
May 16, 1923 - Letter from Frank Aldrich to John Coulter
1.17.29
June 1, 1923 - Letter from John Coulter to Frank Aldrich (from Paris)
1.17.30
June 23, 1923 - Letter from John Coulter to Frank Aldrich (Boys' trip)
1.17.31
September 3, 1923 - Letter from John Coulter to Frank Aldrich
1.17.32
May 3, 1925 - Letter from John Coulter to Frank Aldrich
1.17.33
November 14 - Letter from John Coulter to Frank Aldrich (United States visit)
1.17.34
July 9, 1927 - Letter from John Coulter to Frank Aldrich (Social news, corn)
1.17.35
December 16, 1927 - Letter from John Coulter to Frank Aldrich
1.17.36
January 30, 1928 - Letter from John Coulter to Frank Aldrich (French news, walking trip, Aldich visit)
1.17.37
Postcard from John Coulter to Frank Aldrich
1.17.38
Undated Letter from John Coulter to Frank Aldrich
1.17.39
Undated Letter from John Coulter to Frank Aldrich
1.17.40
Undated Letter from John Coulter to Frank Aldrich (adopted boy, ruins)
1.17.41
Undated note describing the business of Rene Merle by John G. Coulter
1.17.42
Undated letter describing article "Belling a Fox", Fifi, and the Funks
1.17.43
Second Page of letter from John Coulter
1.17.44
Undated Travel Suggestions

 

Folder 18:
Writings by John Gaylord Coulter
1.18.1
"Hill of and April Afternoon"
1.18.2
"Farm of L'Aunay"
1.18.3
"Hepatica"
1.18.4
"Journal of Farmer in France"
1.18.5
"Corn"
1.18.6
June 7, 1922 - "Outdoors in France" with articles on April 8 and April 20
1.18.7
"What a Science Teacher May Do"
1.18.8
"Two Journeys in France and Switzerland" Brochure for boys' trip under the guidance of John G. Coulter

 

Folder 19:
Correspondence Regarding Publication of "Hepatica" by John Gaylord Coulter
1.19.1
February 8, 1921 - Letter from Frank Aldrich to Chicago Daily Post Editorial Writer including copy of poem for reading only
1.19.2
February 18, 1921 - Letter from W.E. Dennis , Chicago Evening Post announcing publication
1.19.3
February 18, 1921 - Letter from Frank Aldrich to Professor John M. Coulter after entire piece was published
1.19.4
February 18, 1921 - Letter from Frank Aldrich to Chicago Evening Post regarding "Hepatica"
1.19.5
February 21, 1921 - Letter from Frank Aldrich to Mr. E.B.Clark regarding publication of "Hepatica"
1.19.6
February 22, 1921 - Letter from Lena McCauley regarding publication of "Hepatica"
1.19.7
February 23, 1921 - Letter from John M. Coulter to Frank Aldrich
1.19.8
February 25, 1921 - Letter from Frank Aldrich to Miss Lena McCauley

 

Folder 20:
Edgar DeWitt Jones
1.20.1
June 1948 - "Successful Living - Out o' Door Man" by Dr. Edgar De Witt Jones, article about Frank W. Aldrich
1.20.2
December 17, 1939 - Letter from Edgar DeWitt Jones to Frank Aldrich
1.20.3
January 7, 1942 - Letter from Edgar DeWitt Jones to Frank Aldrich
1.20.4
February 5, 1943 - Letter from Edgar DeWitt Jones to Frank Aldrich
1.20.5
June 23, 1949 - Letter from Edgar DeWitt Jones to Frank Aldrich
1.20.6
June 24, 1945 - "I'd Choose This Way Again" Anniversary Sermon by Edgar DeWitt Jones

 

Folder 21:
Miscellaneous Correspondence
1.21.1
February 18, 1920 - Letter from Clarence Alvord to Frank Aldrich (Arrowsmith Battle Ground's connection to Kickapoo Indians)
1.21.2
February 21, 1920 - Letter from Jessie P. Weber to Frank Aldrich (Arrowsmith Battle Ground)
1.21.3
August 24, 1920 - Letter from Frank Aldrich to Jessie P. Weber, Illinois State Historical Society (borrowing a book)
1.21.4
August 28, 1920 - Letter from Jessie P. Weber to Frank Aldrich (borrowing book)
1.21.5
August 29, 1920 - Letter from Frank Aldrich to Mrs. Weber (borrowing book)
1.21.6
September 1, 1920 - Letter from Jessie P. Weber to Frank Aldrich (borrowing book)
1.21.7
1924 - Postcard to Mr. and Mrs. Frank Aldrich from Davis
1.21.8
1925 - Postcard to Frank Aldrich
1.21.9
1925 - Postcard to Frank Aldrich
1.21.10
1927 - Postcard to Mrs. Frank Aldrich from Carrie
1.21.11
1927 - Envelope from the Grand Hotel, London
1.21.12
1931 - Card from Dorothy Benedict, S.B. Van Ness, John & Margaret Baker, Nina & Wesley
1.21.13
July 6, 1932 - Letter from Elsie Wilson, Daily Pantagraph to Mr. Aldrich (copyright laws)
1.21.14
"A Hymn of Hate"
1.21.15
Unidentified note
1.21.16
June 8, 1933 - "A Sonnet to Frank" by the Funmakers
1.21.17
June 1933 - "Lines to Frank on his __th Birthday" by the Funmakers
1.21.18
March 23, 1934 - Letter to Frank Aldrich with enclosed postcard
1.21.19
October 1937 - Formal notice in German
1.21.20
July 12, 1939 - Letter from Mrs. Williams to Frank Aldrich
1.21.21
Undated letter to Gertrude Aldrich from Frank Aldrich
1.21.22
May 6, 1944 - Directions
1.21.23
April 20, 1945 - Letter from C.B. Andrews, Landscape Architect to Frank Aldrich
1.21.24
May 16, 1945 - Letter from C.B. Andrews, Landscape Architect to Frank Aldrich
1.21.25
November 18, 1948 - Letter from R.H. Kilbert to Frank Aldrich (steel strip)
1.21.26
July 3, 1951 - Letter from Frank Aldrich to Ed and Hester (visiting G. Nesselrode)
1.21.27
January 20, 1953 - Postcard from Bob Cabot to Frank Aldrich
1.21.28
October 6, 1967 - Letter from Ernest Ives to Tom regarding Mr. and Mrs. Harry Harwood
1.21.29
Business Card for Edward Putnam, Davenport Public Museum

Box 2: Nature, Archaeology, and Travel (48 Folders)

Folder 1:
Illinois Game Preserve Proposal and Materials
2.1.1
"Illinois One Big Game Preserve" proposal by Frank Aldrich
2.1.2
April 7, 1924 - "To Make All Illinois One Big Game Preserve" The Pantagraph P13
2.1.3
April 13, 1924 - "Aldrich Urges Game Preserve" Bloomington Bulletin
2.1.4
October 8, 1924 - "Legislate to Preserve Game" The Pantagraph
2.1.5
Undated - "Launches Move to Make All Illinois A Game Preserve"
2.1.6
November 15, 1913 - Letter from Frank Aldrich to the National Association of Audubon Societies regarding protection laws
2.1.7
June 19, 1924 - Letter from Catherine Mitchell, IL Audubon Society supporting preserve
2.1.8
July 2, 1924 - Letter from Aubrey Cribb, the Associated Press, to Frank Aldrich regarding article for the Associated Press on the game preserve
2.1.9
July 4, 1924 - Reply from Frank Aldrich
2.1.10
July 4, 1924 - Letter from Frank Aldrich to William Hornaday regarding game preserve

 

Folder 2:
Illinois State Academy of Science Materials
2.2.1
April 30, 1926 - Council Meeting Minutes
2.2.2
April 30 - May 1, 1926 - Annual Meeting Program
2.2.3
June 17, 1926 - Council Meeting Minutes
2.2.4
April 29 - 30, 1927 - Annual Meeting Program
2.2.5
1926-1927 - Officer List
2.2.6
May 4-5, 1928 - Annual Meeting Program
2.2.7
March 1932 - Annual Meeting Minutes
2.2.8
May 6-7, 1932 - 25th Anniversary Invitation
2.2.9
May 11, 1932 - Letter regarding officer election from Harold Wanless to Frank Aldrich
2.2.10
1947-48 - Officer, Committee, and Delegate List
2.2.11
1949-50 - Officer, Committee, and Delegate List

 

Folder 3:
U.S. Deputy Game Warden Report
2.3.1
November 30, 1932 - Report made by Frank W. Aldrich, U.S. Deputy Game Warden, sent to the Bureau of Biological Survey
2.3.2
September 2, 1927 - Letter from Kenneth Roahen, USDA to Frank Aldrich (termination of appointment)

 

Folder 4:
Proposed State Park at Funk's Grove, McLean County
2.4.1
May 23, 1924 - "Funk's Grove is Favored as Park" The Pantagraph
2.4.2
May 24, 1924 - "Plan for State Park is Popular"
2.4.3
February 27, 1939 - Letter from L.W. Gumz, Illinois Department of Public Works and Buildings, to Frank Aldrich regarding proposed park
2.4.4
November 15, 1940 - Letter from Geo. H. Luker, Supt. Of Parks, to Frank Aldrich regarding proposed park negotiations
2.4.5
November 20, 1940 - Letter from Frank Aldrich to Geo. H. Luker regarding white prints
2.4.6
November 25, 1940 - Reply from Geo. H. Luker
2.4.7
December 8, 1944 - Letter from Roberts Mann, Forest Preserve of Cook County to Frank Aldrich supporting proposed park
2.4.8
Blue print of possible recreational development at Funk's Grove
2.4.9
Reconnaissance Map of Funk's Grove, McLean County including property owners
2.4.10
June 1939 - Proposed Park Design Funk's Grove, IL
2.4.11
June 1939 - Proposed Park Design Funk's Grove, IL

 

Folder 5:
Allerton Park
2.5.1
Robert Allerton Park Brochure

 

Folder 6:
Illinois Conference on Social Welfare 1935
2.6.1
Program

 

Folder 7:
Illinois State Museum
2.7.1
March 28, 1952 - Letter from Governor Adlai Stevenson to Frank Aldrich regarding Aldrich's appointment to the Museum Advisory Board
2.7.2
March 31, 1952 - Letter of acceptance from Frank Adlrich to Adlai E. Stevenson
2.7.3
June 1952 - The Living Museum containing article "New Board Member"
2.7.4
June 9, 1952 - letter from Museum Director's Secretary to Frank Aldrich regarding meeting
2.7.5
December 18, 1952 - Letter of Appointment from V. Y. Dallman, Chairman of the Board of Directors

 

Folder 8:
Rail Car Links Article
2.8.1
September 6, 1951 - "Old Rail Car Links Killers" by Frank Aldrich The Pantagraph

 

Folder 9:
Nature Column Articles by Frank Aldrich The Pantagraph
2.9.1
May 15, 1926 - First Article in The Nature Column
2.9.2
May 15, 1926 - "The Romance of Nature"
2.9.3
May 22, 1926 - "The Red Fox"
2.9.4
May 29, 1926 - "The Hoop Snake Story"
2.9.5
April 20, 1926 - "Queer Duck on Lake Is a Loon"
2.9.6
June 5, 1926 - "The Cardinal"
2.9.7
June 12, 1926 - "What Will the Weather Be?"
2.9.8
June 19, 1926 - "Evergreens"
2.9.9
June 26, 1926 - "Five Timer Wolf Cubs Captured At Armington Given to Miller Park"
2.9.10
July 3, 1926 - "The Lycosa Spider"
2.9.11
July 10, 1926 - "Puff Adders"
2.9.12
July 10, 1926 - "Cecropia Moth"
2.9.13
July 24, 1926 - continuation of "Life History of Our Largest Moth"
2.9.14
July 31, 1926 - "Do Snakes Swallow Their Young?"
2.9.15
August 7, 1926 - "Night Crawlers"
2.9.16
August 21, 1926 - "Night Noises"
2.9.17
August 28, 1926 - "'Possum"
2.9.18
September 4, 1926 - "'Possums"
2.9.19
September 11, 1926 - "A Mackinaw Trip"
2.9.20
September 18, 1926 - Opinion Article "O. Possum, Skunk & Co."
2.9.21
September 1926 - "How Old Are the Praries?"
2.9.22
September 25, 1926 - "The Glass Snake Story"
2.9.23
October 2, 1926 - "Our Vanishing Wild Life"
2.9.24
October 9, 1926 - "Indians"
2.9.25
October 16, 1926 - "The Izaak Walton League"
2.9.26
October 23, 1926 - "The Glory of Autumn"
2.9.27
October 30, 1926 - "Indians (continued)"
2.9.28
November 6, 1926 - "Winter Birds"
2.9.29
November 13, 1926 - "Duck Shooting"
2.9.30
November 20, 1926 - "Tracks in the Snow"
2.9.31
November 27, 1926 - "More About Indians"
2.9.32
December 4, 1926 - "Hibernating Animals"
2.9.33
December 11, 1926 - "The Historical Society Collection"
2.9.34
December 18, 1926 - "When Glaciers Covered Illinois"
2.9.35
December 25, 1926 - "Christmas Trees"
2.9.36
January 1, 1927 - "The Nature Column Review"
2.9.37
January 8, 1927 - "Indian Ornaments of Stone"
2.9.38
January 15, 1927 - "Muskrats"
2.9.39
January 22, 1927 - "The Work of Glaciers"
2.9.40
January 24, 1927 - "Screech Owls"
2.9.41
February 5, 1927 - "Which Way is the Wind?"
2.9.42
February 12, 1927 - "Mr. Ground Hog"
2.9.43
February 19, 1927 - "The First Birds of Spring"
2.9.44
February 26, 1927 - "The Signs of Spring"
2.9.45
March 5, 1927 - "The First Flowers of Spring"
2.9.46
March 12, 1927 - "Facts About Snakes"
2.9.47
March 19, 1927 - "Watching for Bird Arrivals"
2.9.48
March 26, 1927 - "Sassafras Tea"
2.9.49
April 2, 1927 - "Frogs or Toads?"
2.9.50
April 9, 1927 - "Turkey Buzzards"
2.9.51
April 16, 1927 - "More About Turkey Buzzards"
2.9.52
April 23, 1926 - "Blue Racers"
2.9.53
April 30, 1927 - "More About Blue Racers"
2.9.54
May 7, 1927 - "Pocket Gophers"
2.9.55
May 14, 1927 - "Pocket Gophers continued"
2.9.56
May 21, 1927 - "Flying Squirrels"
2.9.57
May 28, 1927 - "A Story Telling Contest"
2.9.58
June 4, 1927 - "The Great Blue Heron"
2.9.59
June 11, 1927 - "The Great Blue Heron continued"
2.9.60
June 18, 1927 - "A Heron Rookery"
2.9.61
June 25, 1927 - "The Fifth Squirrel"
2.9.62
July 2, 1927 - "Do Animals Think?"
2.9.63
July 16, 1927 - "A Visit to a Heron Rookery"
2.9.64
July 23, 1927 - "Ass Me Some More"
2.9.65
July 30, 1927 - "Here Are the Answers"
2.9.66
August 6, 1927 - "The Cat That Traveled 120 Miles"
2.9.67
August 13, 1927 - "The Red Headed Woodpecker"
2.9.68
August 20, 1927 - "A Robin Roost"
2.9.69
August 27, 1927 - "Mud Puppies"
2.9.70
September 10, 1927 - "When Buffalo Lived in Illinois"
2.9.71
September 17, 1927 - "The Deadly White Snakeroot"
2.9.72
September 24, 1927 - "Save the Quail"
2.9.73
October 1, 1927 - "Tumble Bugs"
2.9.74
October 9, 1927 - "Water Moccasins"
2.9.75
October 16, 1927 - "Tumble Bugs continued"
2.9.76
October 23, 1927 - "A Local Rock Quarry"
2.9.77
October 30, 1927 - "A Prescription for Newt"
2.9.78
November 6, 1927 - "An Indian Mound"
2.9.79
November 13, 1927 - "Dickson's Indian Mound"
2.9.80
November 27, 1927 - "Fighting Bumble Bees"
2.9.81
December 1, 1927 - "Fair Letters on Section Five Pile On Feature Contest Editor's Desk"
2.9.82
December 4, 1927 - "Rattlesnakes"
2.9.83
December 12, 1927 - "Stories About Rattlesnakes"
2.9.84
December 18, 1927 - "Timer Wolves"
2.9.85
December 25, 1927 - "A Christmas Bird Census"
2.9.86
February 26, 1928 - "Young Foxes"
2.9.87
March 11, 1928 - "Snapping Turtles"
2.9.88
March 18, 1928 - "A letter to Henry"
2.9.89
March 25, 1928 - "Letter to Mr. Harrison Fahrnkopf from Frank Aldrich"
2.9.90
April 1, 1928 - "Alligators"
2.9.91
April 7, 1928 - "For the Record..."
2.9.92
April 8, 1928 - "Florida Bird Life"
2.9.93
April 15, 1928 - "The Wild Men of Florida"
2.9.94
April 22, 1928 - "The Florida Keys"
2.9.95
April 29, 1928 - "The Old South"
2.9.96
May 4, 1928 - "Whispers of Spring"
2.9.97
May 6, 1928 - "Here and There"
2.9.98
May 13, 1928 - "Take a Hike in the Woods Today"
2.9.99
June 9, 1928 - Letter from David Merwin of The Pantagraph to Frank Aldrich (discontinuation of Nature Column)

 

Folder 10:
Nature Column Readers' Letters
2.10.1
May 2, 1926 - Letter from Mrs. Bessie Arnold Hefferuau to Frank Aldrich
2.10.2
September 4, 1926 - Letter from E. Donnelly to Frank Aldrich
2.10.3
October 4, 1926 - Letter from I. H. Yoder to Frank Aldrich
2.10.4
September 26, 1926 - Letter from I. H. Yoder to Frank Aldrich
2.10.5
October 3, 1926 - Letter from Frank Aldrich to Mr. Yoder
2.10.6
November 19 - Letter from Anne to Frank Aldrich
2.10.7
November 25, 1926 - Letter from W. Frink to Frank Aldrich
2.10.8
November 27, 1926 - Letter from Frank Belsly to Frank Aldrich
2.10.9
November 29, 1926 - Letter from Jacob Joerger to Frank Aldrich
2.10.10
November 30, 1926 - Postcard to Frank Aldrich (nature column)
2.10.11
December 8, 1926 - Letter from Joseph Fifer to Frank Aldrich
2.10.12
Envelope from the Morton Arboretum

 

Folder 11:
Observations and Essays on Animals by Frank Aldrich
2.11.1
Handwritten essays on the flying squirrel, opossum, skunk, muskrat, fur-bearing animals, gopher, chipmunk, ground squirrel, gray prairie squirrel, mouse, rat, weasel, mole, ground hog, squirrel, elk, deer, bear, wolf, wild cat, beaver, rabbit
2.11.2
Miscellaneous notes and lists
2.11.3
Typed essay about water bird on Miller Park Lake

 

Folder 12:
Animal Related Inquiries
Frank Aldrich sent several letters of inquiry after reading newspaper articles on the following italicized topics.
Toads
2.12.1
October 8, 1930 - Letter from Joseph B. Thoburn to Frank Aldrich (toads found in excavation)
Skunk/Cat
2.12.2
Undated letter from Mrs. McConnell to Frank Aldrich (kitten believe to be part cat, part skunk)
Wolves
2.12.3
March 1921 - Picture of Champaign boy holding wolf he killed with bare hands
2.12.4
December 18, 1915 - Letter from Frank Aldrich to Miss Reeser (gray wolf near Eureka)
2.12.5
December 18, 1915 - Letter from Frank Aldrich to John Newhauser (gray wolf near Eureka)
2.12.6
January 18, 1920 - "Pack of Wolves Trees Man, Who Wires for Help" Chicago Tribune
2.12.7
January 27, 1920 - Letter from Frank Aldrich to Charles Gowers (wolf pack in Tribune article)
2.12.8
January 27, 1920 - Letter from Frank Aldrich to G.E. Zartman (wolf pack in Tribune article)
Snakes
2.12.9
June 7, 1921 - "Burial of Child Dead from Bite of Snake" The Pantagraph
2.12.10
December 17, 1921 - Letter from Frank Aldrich to Ivan Urish (snake bite)
2.12.11
December 21, 1921 - Letter from Ivan Urish to Frank Aldrich (snake bite)
2.12.12
Undated article "Banana Snake Causes Wound"
2.12.13
July 27, 1932 - Letter from Frank Aldrich to Mrs. Donald Kyger (Banana snake wound)
2.12.14
March 3, 1931 - "Hog Nosed Viper Still Can Bluff His Way Around" Chicago Tribune
2.12.15
May 21, 1912 - Untitled article relating snake bite incident
2.12.16
May 22, 1912 - Letter from Frank Aldrich to J.H. Bacon (snake bite incident)
Eagles
2.12.17
November 23, 1920 - "Eagle Attacks Boy; Family Saves Him" The Pantagraph
Foxes
2.12.18
December 23, 1937 - "Mark Sullivan's Washington Letter"
2.12.19
January 4, 1938 - Letter from Mark Sullivan to Frank Aldrich (fox taking pigs)
2.12.20
January 18, 1938 - Letter from Mark Sullivan to Frank Aldrich (fox taking pigs)
2.12.21
January 27, 1938 - Letter from Frank Aldrich to Mark Sullivan (fox taking pigs)
2.12.22
January 29, 1938 - Letter from Frank Aldrich to Bob Becker, Chicago Tribune (fox taking pigs)
2.12.23
January 29, 1938 - Letter from Frank Aldrich to Mark Sullivan (fox taking pigs)

 

Folder 13:
Opossum Articles and Inquiries
2.13.1
February 5, 1921 - "Mrs. Opossum and Her Family" Chicago Herald
2.13.2
February 8, 1921 - Letter from Frank Aldrich to John Burroughs (opossum young clinging to tail of mother)
2.13.3
February 8, 1921 - Letter from Frank Aldrich to John Burroughs (opossum young)
2.13.4
February 19, 1921 - Reply sent by Clara Burroughs
2.13.5
April 21, 1921 - Letter from Charles Hills, Chicago Academy of Sciences to Frank Aldrich
2.13.6
March 25, 1922 - Letter from Frank Aldrich to Mr. Hornaday, New York Zoological Park
2.13.7
March 29, 1922 - Letter from Mr. Hornaday to Frank Aldrich (opossum young)
2.13.8
April 27, 1922 - Letter from Frank Aldrich to Charles F. Hills, Chicago Academy of Sciences
2.13.9
May 3, 1922 - Letter from Frank Baker, Museum of Natural History, Urbana, IL to Mr. Aldrich
2.13.10
August 13, 1922 - Picture of opossums The New York Times
2.13.11
January 19, 1924 - "Playing Possum" The Pantagraph
2.13.12
October 7, 1928 - Picture of Opossum exhibit Chicago Tribune
2.13.13
Undated - "Mother Opossum and Her Brood" Chicago Daily Tribune
2.13.14
February 1932 - "Hints on the Care of Opossums" U.S. Department of Agriculture
2.13.15
February 19, 1937 - "This Curious World"
2.13.16
Postcard with picture of opossums
2.13.17
"The Story of the Opossum" Illinois Mammals Today and Yesterday
2.13.18
February 1937 - "Living Prehistoric Animals" Natural History
2.13.19
January 15,1948 - Letter from Frank Aldrich to Harold Anthony
2.13.20
January 22, 1948 - Letter from Harold Anthony to Frank Aldrich
2.13.21
Opossum reference
2.13.22
1950 - "Animal IQ" by Vance Packard The Dial Press
2.13.23
September 5, 1951 - Advertisement from Pathfinder
2.13.24
November 21, 1951 - "Defiant Possum at Hensleys" The Pantagraph
2.13.25
Undated letter from Frank Aldrich to Mr. Schmidt, Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago
2.13.26
Opossum Notes

 

Folder 14:
Tree Essay
2.14.1
Ten-page handwritten essay on Trees
2.14.2
Notes

 

Folder 15:
Notes on Early American Life
2.15.1
Handwritten notes on Mastodons
2.15.2
Handwritten notes on Glaciers
2.15.3
Handwritten notes on Wild Life

 

Folder 16:
Nature Study Notes by Frank Aldrich
2.16.1
April 1915 - September 1920 - Handwritten Observations
2.16.2
July 19, 1917 - "Raid of Slave Making Ants" by Frank Aldrich
2.16.3
Commentary on Birds
2.16.4
Miscellaneous Notes

 

Folder 17:
Audubon Society Literature and Correspondence
2.17.1
Undated letter from John H. Baker, President of the Audubon Society to Members
2.17.2
1908 - "Plans for Future Work and Present Needs" Address by the President to Members
2.17.3
April 1913 - Notice to "All Who Care for Wild Birds"
2.17.4
October 1913 - Plumage Clause in the Tariff Law
2.17.5
Undated address - "The Steam Roller of the Feather Importers in the United States Senate"
2.17.6
January 31, 1978 - Letter from Elaine Robinson about Houston Audubon Society Trip
2.17.7
1946 - 1947 Audubon Wildlife Tour brochure
2.17.8
Undated Audubon Wildlife Tour brochure
2.17.9
Undated Audubon Wildlife Tour brochure
2.17.10
September 25, 1946 - National Audubon Society Financial information
2.17.11
Undated publication "Flight into Sunshine" by Helen Cruickshank
2.17.12
Undated publication "Wings in the Wilderness" by Helen Cruickshank
2.17.13
Undated Audubon Wildlife Tour brochure
2.17.14
Undated Audubon Wildlife Tour brochure
2.17.15
1948 - Audubon Wildlife Tour brochure
2.17.16
1948 - Texas Audubon Nature Camp brochure
2.17.17
1948-1949 - Audubon Wildlife Tour brochure
2.17.18
1949 - Florida Audubon Wildlife Tour brochure
2.17.19
1949 - Connecticut Audubon Wildlife Tour brochure
2.17.20
1949-1950 - South Carolina Audubon Wildlife Tour brochure
2.17.21
1949-1950 - Florida Tropical Wildlife Tour brochure
2.17.22
1950 - Florida Audubon Wildlife Tour brochure
2.17.23
National Audubon Society Gift Catalogue
2.17.24
National Audubon Society Gift Catalogue
2.17.25
National Audubon Society Gift Catalogue
2.17.26
Audubon Association Publication Listing

 

Folder 18:
1939 Audubon Society Nature Camp
2.18.1
Frank W. Aldrich Notebook
2.18.2
1939 - Information and instructions for campers
2.18.3
1939 - Camp enrolment list
2.18.4
1939 - Bird Islands visited by Audubon camp
2.18.5
1939 - Audubon Nature Camp staff
2.18.6
1939 - Daily camp schedule
2.18.7
Directions after camp arrival
2.18.8
Audubon Nature Camp Suggested Activities
2.18.9
Audubon Nature Camp bibliography
2.18.10
Bird migration information
2.18.11
August 5, 1939 - Letter from Frank W. Aldrich to Gertrude
2.18.12
August 7, 1939 - Letter from Frank W. Aldrich to Gertrude
2.18.13
August 8, 1939 - Letter from Frank W. Aldrich to Gertrude
2.18.14
Preliminary Notes on Behavior and Ethology of Homo Sapiens Auduboniensis by Walter Bingham
2.18.15
Unidentified letter
2.18.16
August 17, 1939 - Audubon Nature Camp Certificate
2.18.17
May 1938 - Bulletin of the Massachusetts Audubon Society containing related articles
2.18.18
1937 - "Song-Bird Sanctuaries" by Roger T. Peterson
2.18.19
1946 - Audubon Nature Camp brochure
2.18.20
November 1948 - Audubon Nature Camp Newsletter
2.18.21
Audubon Nature Camp stationery

 

Folder 19:
American & Inland Bird Banding Associations
2.19.1
July 23, 1914 - Letter from Secretary of Association to Frank W. Aldrich
2.19.2
November 5, 1926 - Bird Banding notes from the USDA
2.19.3
March 14, 1927 - Bird Banding notes from the USDA
2.19.4
September and December 1930 - "Inland Bird Banding News" from annual meeting
2.19.5
Unidentified notes on bird banding
2.19.6
September 29, 1926 - Letter from Bureau of Biological Survey to Frank W. Aldrich
2.19.7
January 30, 1928 - Letter of resignation from Frank W. Aldrich to W.C. Henderson, USDA
2.19.8
May 15, 1921 - "Tracing the Birds By Use of Anklets" Chicago News

 

Folder 20:
Birding Hot Spots
2.21.1
1976 - "Roger Tory Peterson's Dozen Birding Hot Spots" by George H. Harrison

 

Folder 21:
Essays and Articles on Birds by Frank Aldrich
2.21.2
April 14, 1978 - Notebook
2.21.3
1914 - "What our Parents Saw on the Prairies" by Frank Aldrich, Arbor and Bird Days p. 29
2.21.4
March 27, 1915 - "What They Saw" The Weekly Normalite
2.21.5
Partial Listing of 50 Interesting Things to look for in April, May, and June
2.21.6
November 18, 1914 - "Relation of Birds to Horticulture" by Frank Aldrich
2.21.7
Bird listings
2.21.8
Handwritten essay on English Sparrows
2.21.9
July 17, 1943 - List of area birds

 

Folder 22:
Correspondence Related to Birds
2.22.1
July 8, 1912 - Letter from Bird Lore Magazine to Frank Aldrich
2.22.2
July 30, 1912 - Account of unusual bird's nest for Bird Lore Magazine
2.22.3
August 21, 1912 - Letter from Bird Lore Magazine to Frank Aldrich
2.22.4
August 28, 1914 - Letter from Charles White to Frank Aldrich and Declaration of Aims and Purposes for Wildlife Preservation
2.22.5
September 1, 1914 - Letter from Frank Aldrich to Charles White
2.22.6
March 13, 1914 - Letter from Earl Longworth responding to article by Frank Aldrich
2.22.7
March 16, 1914 - Letter from Delmar responding to article
2.22.8
March 18, 1914 - Letter from Caroline Loercher to Frank Aldrich responding to article
2.22.9
March 24, 1914 - Reply from Frank Aldrich to Caroline Loercher
2.22.10
March 24, 1914 - Letter from Beatrice Caroline Morrell to Frank Aldrich responding to article
2.22.11
April 2, 1914 - Letter from Louise Hildebrandt responding to article
2.22.12
April 17, 1914 - Letter from Beatrice Caroline Morrell to Frank Aldrich responding to article
2.22.13
April 17, 1919 - Reply from Frank Aldrich to Beatrice Caroline Morrell
2.22.14
April 19, 1914 - Letter from Beatrice Caroline Morrell to Frank Aldrich responding to article
2.22.15
May 7, 1914 - Letter from Benjamin Gault to Frank Aldrich
2.22.16
June 28, 1915 - Letter from Benjamin Gault to Frank Aldrich
2.22.17
July 8, 1915 - Letter from Benjamin Gault to Frank Aldrich
2.22.18
May 28, 1920 - Letter from USDA Bureau of Biological Survey to Frank Aldrich
2.22.19
June 2, 1920 - Letter from USDA Bureau of Biological Survey to Frank Aldrich
2.22.20
August 5, 1920 - Letter from Frank Adlrich to USDA Game Warden
2.22.21
August 14, 1920 - Letter from USDA Game Warden to Frank Aldrich

 

Folder 23:
Miscellaneous Materials Related to Birds
2.23.1
May 23, 1912 - Thrush Feathers
2.23.2
1974 - Educational Leaflet No. 17 "The Goldfinch" The National Association of Audubon Societies
2.23.3
1974 - Educational Leaflet No. 31 "The Song Sparrow"
2.23.4
1974 - Educational Leaflet No. 55 "The Downy Woodpecker"
2.23.5
1974 - Educational Leaflet No. 59 "The Nuthatches"
2.23.6
1974 - Educational Leaflet No. 66 "The Green Heron"
2.23.7
1974 - Educational Leaflet No. 68 "The Brown Thrasher"
2.23.8
1974 - "Cemeteries as Bird- Sanctuaries" by Gilbert Pearson
2.23.9
Undated article, "Loss of Birds Means More Insects" by Lida May Briggs
2.23.10
Undated article, "Our Bobolink"
2.23.11
Undated article, "Our Wood Thrush"
2.23.12
Undated article, "Our Night Hawk"
2.23.13
Undated article, "Our Cardinal Grosbeak"
2.23.14
Undated article, "Our Whitethroat"
2.23.15
Undated article, "Our Catbird"
2.23.16
Undated article, "Our Swallow"
2.23.17
Undated article, "Our Skylark"
2.23.18
Undated article, "March"
2.23.19
Undated article, "Bird Cannibals" by Oliver G. Pike
2.23.20
Undated article, "European Starling Under Ban"
2.23.21
"A Hermit Thrush" by Margaret Baldwin
2.23.22
"Wild Bird Guests" program by Ernest Harold Baynes
2.23.23
Pamphlet for Illustrated Lectures on American Natural History by Earnest Harold Baynes
2.23.24
1913 - "The Plumage and the Tariff" speech by Hon. George P. McLean
2.23.25
U. S. Senators and Congressmen
2.23.26
May 27, 1913 - Notice from the National Association of Audubon Societies regarding contacting Congressmen
2.23.27
Warning Sign Protecting Birds
2.23.28
February 1940 - Instructions for an Effective Bluebird Box by T. E. Musselman Nature Notes
2.23.29
Checklist of Birds of the Chicago Region

 

Folder 24:
Articles on Frank Aldrich's Nature Talks
2.24.1
April 7, 1922 - "Better Understanding of Animals Urged" The Bulletin
2.24.2
April 8, 1922 - "Nature Study Talk By Frank Aldrich" The Pantagraph
2.24.3
April 10, 1922 - "Frank Aldrich Talks on Nature" The Pantagraph
2.24.4
March 25, 1925 - "Frank W. Aldrich in Talk on Nature Quest Before Woman's Club" The Pantagraph
2.24.5
March 25, 1925 - "Mr. Frank Aldrich Gives Charming Nature Talk" Bulletin
2.24.6
December 16, 1926 - "Veteran Wolf Trapper Tells Frank Aldrich Some Tricks of Trade"
2.24.7
May 14, 1928 - "Looking for Rare Marsh Marigold, Nature Lovers go on Aldrich Trip" The Pantagraph
2.24.8
April 16, 1934 - "Springfield Nature Lovers Visit Grove" The Pantagraph
2.24.9
April 12 1936 - "Bloomington Bird Becomes Active as Mating Season and Nesting Time Nears" The Pantagraph, article on bird activity interview with Frank Aldrich
2.24.10
Undated picture of Frank W. Aldrich with caption "Nature Lover" The Pantagraph
2.24.11
Unidentified article noting Frank Aldrich will be Honored by Bloomington Consistory

 

Folder 25:
Essays and Lecture Notes by Frank Aldrich
2.25.1
October 4, 1928 - "The Mackinaw Trail" notes
2.25.2
April 17, 1931 - Notes from Arbor Day in a biology class at Bloomington High School
2.25.3
October 20, 1931 - Woman's Club Lecture "The Enjoyment of Trees"
2.25.4
April 25, 1933 - Notes from Women's Club meeting
2.25.5
October 2, 1934 - Notes from Garden Club of Bloomington-Normal
2.25.6
Unidentified Notes
2.25.7
July 15, 1935 - "Women in Business" text for radio address
2.25.8
May 8, 1936 - "Some Things that Make Life Worthwhile" ElPaso, IL
2.25.9
April 27, 1937 - Notes from McLean Boy Scouts Lecture
2.25.10
November 21, 1939 - Notes from Nature Club meeting
2.25.11
December 5, 1940 - "Feeding the Winter Birds" text for radio address
2.25.12
Unidentified notes
2.25.13
"A Tragedy in Fish Life" by Frank Aldrich discussing Miller Park Lake
2.25.14
April 19, 1945 - Notes from Kappa Club lecture "When the Birds Return from the South"
2.25.15
October 12, 1947 - Notes from Unitarian Church Layman Group lecture
2.25.16
"What We Enjoy Most in Nature"
2.25.17
"Some Things Women Should Know About Banking"
2.25.18
Notes on Tree Dating at Funk's Grove
2.25.19
"Back to Nature" notes on a talk given by Frank Aldrich

 

Folder 26:
Spring-Time Hobbies by Frank W. Aldrich
2.26.1
April 1922 - "Spring-Time Hobbies" by Frank W. Aldrich

 

Folder 27:
Wildflower Preservation Materials
2.27.1
Garden Club of America and Wild Flower Preservation Society cartoon
2.27.2
March 15, 1920s - "Ruthless Picking of Flowers a Calamity" Chicago News
2.27.3
Illinois Self-Watering Flower Box Brochure
2.27.4
July 16, 1947 - "Frank Aldrich Advocates Study of Outdoors" by V. Crawford The Pantagraph
2.27.5
May 4, 1952 - "Man Giving Away Wild Flowers" The Pantagraph

 

Folder 28:
Articles on Native American Flint Collection Assembled by Aldrich
2.28.1
August 17, 1921 - "Only Complete Set of Arrow-Heads" taken from a Philadelphia paper
2.28.2
January 16, 1949 - "Indian Artist Matched Flints Like String of Pearls: Central Illinois Collection 'Most Perfect in U.S" The Pantagraph
2.28.3
April 1949 - Journal of the Illinois State Archaeological Society containing article, "Flints Like String of Pearls," by Wilma Tolley and Frank W. Adlrich Picture p. 15
2.28.4
June 1949 - The Living Museum containing article "Once There Was an Indian Artist" p. 10
2.28.5
Undated article on Frank W. Aldrich boyhood, Prehistoric Research, Local lectures, and flint blade collection
2.28.6
September 2001 - Illinois Antiquity containing article, "Reconsidering the Mackinaw Cache: Classic Ohio Hopewell or Early Archaic?" by Michael D. Wiant
2.28.7
Outline Drawing of Cache of Flint Blades found on James Terrell Farm, Tazewell County, IL (2)
2.28.8
July 10, 2002 - "Arrowheads Might be Older Than Once Thought"

 

Folder 29:
Correspondence between Aldrich and Prior Flint Owners
2.29.1
Undated Lists of Owners of Arrowheads found on Terrell Farm
2.29.2
Letters written by Frank W. Aldrich dating November 1916 - December 1916 offering to purchase flints from owners and responses
2.29.3
Hand-drawn pictures of flints
2.29.4
April 1, 1916 - Hand-drawn map of flint site

 

Folder 30:
Correspondence with Smithsonian and U.S. National Museum Regarding Flints
2.30.1
November 27, 1916 - Letter from Head Curator, Anthropology to Frank Aldrich, upon receiving casts, requesting other flints be sent
2.30.2
December 15, 1916 - Letter from Head Curator to Frank Aldrich encouraging his search for the separated flints and suggesting flits were offerings to gods
2.30.3
December 15, 1916 - Letter from Head Curator to Frank Aldrich directing him to handle and record specimens carefully
2.30.4
December 23, 1916 - Letter from Head Curator to Frank Aldrich, shipping instructions
2.30.5
January 8, 1917 - Letter from Head Curator to Frank Aldrich reporting arrival of flints
2.30.6
June 27, 1917 - Letter from Smithsonian Institution to Frank Aldrich announcing return of flints and recognizing cast donation
2.30.7
September 27, 1920 - Letter from Frank Aldrich to Mr. W.H. Holmes, Head Curator, Anthropology requesting casts
2.30.8
September 29, 1920 - Letter from Director of National Gallery of Art to Frank Aldrich regarding replicating flints
2.30.9
October 13, 1920 - Letter from Head Curator, Anthropology to Mr. Aldrich with cost of cast making
2.30.10
October 16, 1920 - Letter from Frank Aldrich to Walter Hough, Head Curator, Archaeology with check for casts
2.30.11
December 29, 1920 - Letter from Head Curator, Anthropology to Frank W. Aldrich regarding completion of casts
2.30.12
January 8, 1921 - Letter from Frank W. Aldrich to Walter Hough upon receiving casts
2.30.13
February 20, 1921 - Letter from Frank W. Aldrich to U.S. National Museum inquiring about cast making
2.30.14
Undated diagram of flint accompanying above letter
2.30.15
February 28, 1921 - Reply from W. H. Egberts, Anthropological laboratory to Frank W. Aldrich answering questions on cast making
2.30.16
March 8, 1921 - Letter from Frank W. Aldrich to W.H. Egberts with additional cast making questions
2.30.17
June 22, 1917 - Smithsonian Institution Invoice of Specimens

 

Folder 31:
Miscellaneous Correspondence Regarding Flints
2.31.1
August 7, 1921 - Letter to Frank Aldrich from Geo. B. Higgins, Druggist, upon receipt of casts
2.31.2
Undated letter from Frank Aldrich accompanying photographs with description and measurements of flints
2.31.3
Undated letter from Frank Aldrich accompanying photographs with description of flints and their discovery
2.31.4
March 21, 2003 - Letter from G.E. Laidlar to Frank Aldrich
2.31.5
April 3, 1923 - Draft of Letter from Frank Aldrich to G.E. Laidlar
2.31.6
April 3, 1923 - Letter from Frank Aldrich to G.E. Laidlar accompanying three casts
2.31.7
April 9, 1923 - Letter from G.E. Laidlar to Frank Aldrich upon receipt of casts
2.31.8
June 7, 1928 - Letter from Dr. Don Dickson to Mr. Aldrich after Bloomington visit

 

Folder 32
Miscellaneous Arrowhead Materials
2.32.1
H.L Talburt Indian Relics Price List
2.32.2
Circular and Price List
2.32.3
Ward's National Science Establishment Prehistoric Man Cast Price List
2.32.4
Addresses for arrowheads and casts (5)
2.32.5
Notes on flint casts
2.32.6
March 31, 1916 - Notes and drawing of arrowheads found by Frank Aldrich
2.32.7
List of Indian relics wanted by Wm. Waters
2.32.8
December 25, 1916 - "Dance Rocks"
2.32.9
Undated Article - "Indian Arrowheads" source unknown
2.32.10
December 1926 - "Toolmakers of a Bygone Age, Flint-chipping Shows Man's Progress" The Rotarian p. 29
2.32.11
October 30, 1949 - "Indians" by Robert McCormick Chicago Tribune

 

Folder 33:
Native American Mound and Excavation Materials
2.33.1
April 26, 1922 - "A Discovery in Nebraska" Bulletin
2.33.2
April 26, 1922 - "Striking Relief Map of Famous Cahokia Mounds"
2.33.3
November 20, 1926 - n"Indian City of Dead Found in Illinois By Joliet Archaeologist" The Daily Pantagraph
2.33.4
January 15, 1948 - "Indian Mounds of Northeast Iowa" Iowa Conservationist
2.33.5
December 27, 1916 - Letter from Geo A. Zeller, State of Illinois Board of Administration, to Frank Adlrich
2.33.6
December 5, 1917 - Letter from Frank Aldrich to E.W. Johnson
2.33.7
October 22, 1920 - Letter from Frank Aldrich to George Higgins (Cahokia Mounds)
2.33.8
October 27, 1920 - Letter from Jesse Ramey to Frank Aldrich (Mounds)
2.33.9
March 31, 1921 - Letter from Edward Dunhart to Frank Aldrich (Mounds)
2.33.10
July 31, 1921 - Letter from Geo Higgins to Frank Aldrich (Monk's Mound)
2.33.11
December 26, 1921 - Letter from Frank Aldrich to Mr. Wagner (Gravel pit, mounds)
2.33.12
April 28, 1922 - Letter from Frank Aldrich to Geo Higgins (Monk's Mound)
2.33.13
May 1, 1922 - Letter from Geo Higgins to Frank Aldrich (Monk's Mound)
2.33.14
April 23, 1928 - Letter from Carl Guthe, University of Michigan Anthropology to Frank Aldrich
2.33.15
May 15, 1928 - Letter from Carl Guthe, University of Michigan Anthropology to Frank Aldrich
2.33.16
May 31, 1932 - Letter from Russell Neville to Frank Aldrich (Dickson Mounds)
2.33.17
Undated letter to Frank Aldrich
2.33.18
"History of Fulton County" Journal Illinois State Historical Society Vol. 14, Nos 3-4
2.33.19
February 1, 1949 - Letter to Frank Aldrich (Kerton Township Mounds)
2.33.20
April 26 & May 6, 1949 - Letters from Irwin Peithman to Frank Aldrich (Discoveries)
2.33.21
Address of Cahokia Mound Owner

 

Folder 34:
Prehistoric Man Lecture and Excavation Articles
2.34.1
March 17, 1925 - "Bloomington Man in Scientific Expedition: Frank Aldrich Will Work With American School of Pre-Historic Research in Europe This Summer- Party Will Travel Extensively and Will Excavate Some Hitherto Untouched Camp Sites of Early Man in Southern France" The Pantagraph
2.34.2
March 20, 1925 - "Frank W. Aldrich to Europe" source unknown
2.34.3
July 11, 1925 - "Dr. M''Curdy Back for Research" The New York Herald
2.34.4
August 18, 1925 - "Yale Man Makes Prehistoric Find in French Grotto"
2.34.5
1925 - "Queer Hobby" with picture
2.34.6
1925 - "Banker Tracks Prehistoric Man"
2.34.7
1925 - "Frank W. Aldrich to Talk on Prehistoric Man" at Parent-Teachers' Association
2.34.8
Undated - "Aldrich Lecture of Much Interest, Cave Man Manners to be Theme of Bloomington Man" Decatur Herald and Review
2.34.9
September 30, 1925 - "History of Early Man Outlined by Frank W. Aldrich" The Pantagraph
2.34.10
March 28, 1926 - "Frank W. Aldrich Rides his Hobby Back into Obscure Drama of Primitive Man" The Sunday Bulletin

 

Folder 35:
American School of Prehistoric Research Materials
2.35.1
1925 - Article summarizing plans for American School of Prehistoric Research European trip
2.35.2
September 26, 1926 - "Work of Summer Research School Rich in Results"
2.35.3
1924 - American School of Prehistoric Research in Europe application information
2.35.4
November 3, 1924 - letter from Frank W. Aldrich to Dr. George Grant MacCurdy inquiring about trip plans
2.35.5
November 21, 1924 - Letter from George Grant MacCurdy to Mr. Aldrich regarding program
2.35.6
October 21, 1924 - article "Prehistoric Bones Brought for Yale" New York Times
2.35.7
November 20, 1924 - article "American School of Prehistoric Research Uncovered Valuable Skeletons at Soultre" The Yale Daily News
2.35.8
February 5, 1925 - Letter from George Grant MacCurdy to Frank Aldrich regarding enrollment
2.35.9
February 15, 1925 -Letter from Frank Aldrich to George Grant MacCurdy regarding travel
2.35.10
February 21, 1925 - Letter from George Grant MacCurdy to Frank Aldrich regarding payment and flint casts
2.35.11
March 9, 1925 - Letter from Frank Aldrich to George Grant MacCurdy regarding flints & travel
2.35.12
March 17, 1925 - Letter from G. G. MacCurdy to Frank Aldrich regarding visa, travel, and flints
2.35.13
April 30, 1925 - Letter from Frank Aldrich to G.G. MacCurdy regarding flints and books
2.35.14
April 5, 1924 - Remitter's Receipt
2.35.15
November 10, 1925 - Letter from Frank Aldrich to G.G. MacCurdy regarding American Anthropological Association meeting
2.35.16
November 19, 1925 - Letter from G.G. MacCurdy to Frank Aldrich regarding photographs
2.35.17
November 24, 1925 - Letter from G.G. MacCurdy to Mr. Aldrich regarding photographs
2.35.18
December 14, 1925 - Letter from G.G. MacCurdy to Mr. Aldrich regarding gathering
2.35.19
December 21, 1925 - Letter from Frank Aldrich to Mrs. MacCurdy
2.35.20
1926 - Holiday postcard from G.G. MacCurdy, American School of Prehistoric Research
2.35.21
January 17, 1926 - Letter from G.G. MacCurdy to Mr. Aldrich regarding lecture tour, books, and luncheon poems
2.35.22
1926 - "Anthropology Made Easy and in Rhyme" Verses accompanying letter from gathering
2.35.23
January 27, 1926 - Letter from G.G. MacCurdy to Frank Aldrich regarding casts and visit
2.35.24
March 4, 1926 - Letter from G.G. MacCurdy to Frank Aldrich
2.35.25
August 7, 1926 - Letter from G.G. MacCurdy to Frank Aldrich
2.35.26
February 1927 - Bulletin of the American School of Prehistoric Research
2.35.27
March 1927 - Bulletin of the American School of Prehistoric Research
2.35.28
March 11, 1927 - Letter from Mrs. MacCurdy to Mr. Aldrich
2.35.29
March 30, 1927 - Letter from Mrs. MacCurdy to Mr. Aldrich regarding summer
2.35.30
June 1927 - American School of Prehistoric Research in Europe application information
2.35.31
July 9, 1927 - Letter from G.G. MacCurdy to Frank Aldrich regarding summer trip
2.35.32
May 7, 1928 - Letter from G.G. MacCurdy to Frank Aldrich regarding school expedition
2.35.33
May 16, 1928 - Letter from Frank Aldrich to G.G. MacCurdy regarding personal trip, shell archaeological shell heaps, and mounds
2.35.34
May 23, 1928 - Letter from G.G. MacCurdy to Frank Aldrich regarding FL and IL discoveries
2.35.35
October 20, 1928 - Letter from G.G. MacCurdy to Frank Aldrich regarding representation in dig
2.35.36
October 26, 1928 - Letter from G.G. MacCurdy to Frank Aldrich regarding representation in dig
2.35.37
January 8, 1929 - Letter from G.G. MacCurdy to Frank Aldrich regarding Centennial Celebration at Archaeological Institute of Germany
2.35.38
January 17, 1929 - Letter from G.G. MacCurdy to Frank Aldrich regarding Centennial Celebration
2.35.39
January 21, 1929 - Letter from Frank Aldrich to G.G. MacCurdy regarding Centennial Celebration
2.35.40
January 23, 1929 - Letter from G.G. MacCurdy to Frank Aldrich regarding representation
2.35.41
February 3, 1929 - Letter from G.G. MacCurdy to Frank Aldrich regarding Indian relics
2.35.42
April 18, 1929 - Letter from G.G. MacCurdy to Frank Aldrich regarding summer trip
2.35.43
1930 - Tentative Summer Agenda for American School of Prehistoric Research
2.35.44
Associate Member's Ticket for the American Museum of Natural History
2.35.45
Picture of George Grant MacCurdy

 

Folder 36:
American School of Prehistoric Research Post-Europe Correspondence
2.36.1
July 21, 1926 - Letter to Frank Aldrich from M. Ergebener
2.36.2
October 18, 1925 - Letter from Dept. of Anthropology, University of Pennsylvania
2.36.3
Undated - Letter from Dept. of Anthropology, University of Pennsylvania to Frank Aldrich
2.36.4
February 14, 1926 - Letter from Carolyn Carroll to Frank Aldrich
2.36.5
March 14, 1926 - Letter from Frank Aldrich to Hallowells
2.36.6
March 14, 1926 - Letter from Frank Aldrich to Miss Edna Thuner
2.36.7
March 19, 1926 - Letter from Miss Edna Thuner to Frank Aldrich
2.36.8
March 14, 1926 - Letter from Frank Aldrich to Charles
2.36.9
March 15, 1926 - Letter from Frank Aldrich to Miss May Wright
2.36.10
March 18, 1926 - Letter from Miss May Wright to Frank Aldrich
2.36.11
February 28, 1926 - Letter from Frank Aldrich to B.Champion regarding cast order
2.36.12
March 16, 1926 - Letter from B. Champion to Frank Aldrich and cast order in French
2.36.13
April 11, 1926 - Letter from Frank Aldrich to B. Champion regarding cast order payment
2.36.14
May 5, 1926 - Letter from Frank Aldrich to Professor Bretz
2.36.15
June 14, 1926 - Letter from Frank Aldrich to Mr. Hamel
2.36.16
June 14, 1926 - Letter from Frank Aldrich to Mr. Darrow Forde
2.36.17
June 14, 1926 - Letter from Frank Aldrich to Professor Schmitt
2.36.18
June 14, 1926 - Letter from Frank Aldrich to Emilio H. del Villar
2.36.19
June 14, 1926 - Letter from Frank Aldrich to Emilio H. del Villar
2.36.20
June 14,1926 - Letter from Frank Aldrich to Mr. Paul Vouga
2.36.21
June 25, 1926 - Letter from C.Daryll Forde to Mr. Aldrich
2.36.22
June 27, 1926 - Letter from J. Hamal Nandrin to Frank Aldrich
2.36.23
July 2, 1926 - Letter from the Assistant Director of the National Swiss Museum to Frank Aldrich
2.36.24
June 14, 1926 - Letter from Frank Aldrich to Mr. James Russell
2.36.25
June 26, 1926 - Letter from Mr. James Russell to Frank Aldrich
2.36.26
November 6, 1926 - Letter from James Russell Jr. to Frank Aldrich
2.36.27
November 1968 - "Newly Discovered Cave Paintings in Southern France" by George Grant MacCurdy National Geographic

 

Folder 37:
Prehistoric Art Lecture Articles
2.37.1
November 20, 1926 - "F.W. Aldrich Gives Interesting Lecture on Prehistoric Art" The Pantagraph
2.37.2
Undated - "Frank W. Aldrich, World-Known Arrow Collector, to Give Lecture"
2.37.3
Undated - "Art Association November Lecture Shows Primitives" The Sunday Bulletin
2.37.4
September 10, 1944 - "IWU Gets Two Special Lecturers in Art" The Pantagraph, photograph included
2.37.5
Undated Article - "Art Association to Hear History of Earliest Man"

 

Folder 38:
Frank Aldrich Archaeological Inquiries
2.38.1
November 29, 1915 - Postcard from H. M. Whelpley (stone disc)
2.38.2
September 26, 1916 - Postcard from H. M. Whelpley (inspection) and follow-up
2.38.3
November 23, 1916 - Notes on casts
2.38.4
November 27, 1917 - Postcard from P. Stammer Old and New Books to Frank Aldrich
2.38.5
November 28, 1917 - Postcard from P. Stammer Old and New Books to Frank Aldrich
2.38.6
Undated Letter from E.W. Johnson Standard and Rare Books to Frank Aldrich
2.38.7
October 9, 1920 - Letter from Frank Aldrich to Bureau of American Ethnology
2.38.8
June 8, 1948 - Letter from John Miller to Frank Aldrich (rib) and notes

 

Folder 39:
Archaeological Survey Materials
2.39.1
January 14, 1921 - Letter from Clark Wissler, Chairman, Division of Anthropology and Psychology, National Research Council, to Frank Aldrich regarding proposed archaeological surveys
2.39.2
National Research Council State Archaeological Survey Proposal
2.39.3
February 8, 1921 - Letter from Frank W. Aldrich to Clark Wissler regarding State Archaeological Survey
2.39.4
February 12, 1921 - Letter from Dr. Laufer to Frank Aldrich regarding Archaeological Survey Committee Membership
2.39.5
April 16, 1921 - Letter from Dr. Laufer to Frank Aldrich regarding Archaeological Survey Committee Membership
2.39.6
April 21, 1921 - Letter from Frank Aldrich to Dr. Laufer regarding Archaeological Survey Committee Membership

 

Folder 40:
American Anthropological Association Correspondence
2.40.1
September 26, 1925 - Letter from Geo R. Fox to Frank W. Aldrich extending membership offer in American Anthropological Association
2.40.2
December 4, 1926 - Letter from Frank W. Aldrich to Geo R. Fox accompanying application
2.40.3
December 7, 1926 - Letter from Geo R. Fox to Frank W. Aldrich requesting a paper on his findings in Europe
2.40.4
January 20, 1927 - Letter from Geo Fox to Frank W. Aldrich regarding March meeting
2.40.5
January 22, 1927 - Letter from Frank W. Aldrich to Geo Fox regarding paper
2.40.6
Undated notes on paper "Some types of Caves and Rock Shelters in Western Europe..."
2.40.7
March 17, 1927 - Letter from Geo Fox to Frank W. Aldrich regarding paper and publication
2.40.8
February 17, 1928 - Invitation from Logan Museum Curator, Beloit, WI to Frank W. Aldrich to present at annual meeting
2.40.9
March 2-3, 1928 - American Anthropological Association Annual Meeting program
2.40.10
May 9-10 1930 - American Anthropological Association Annual Meeting program

 

Folder 41:
Nature and Archaeology Newspaper Clippings
2.41.1
Clippings subdivided into the following categories: Weather, Farming and Gardening, Forestry and Plants, Animals, Insects, Hunting, Archaeology

 

Folder 42:
Nature Related Brochures
2.42.1
Tree Ready Reference with planting instructions
2.42.2
"White Pine Forrest" Brochure Ogle County, IL
2.42.3
Bird Engraving order form
2.42.4
"Nature Study Guide" published by Chas K. Reed
2.42.5
April 1928 - "Crickets as Thermometers" Tycos-Rochester
2.42.6
Winter 1949 - "Friends of our Native Landscape"
2.42.7
February 1949 - "Wildlife in North Carolina"
2.42.8
November 1949 - "Iowa Conservationist"
2.42.9
"Enter Hawk-Exit Mouse"
2.42.10
"Eastern Hawks - What They Look Like in the Air"
2.42.11
Nature Books order form
2.42.12
Recommended Nature Books by the National Association of Audubon Societies
2.42.13
Books on "Spring Hobbies"
2.42.14
Aids in Nature Instruction, book listing
2.42.15
Pocket-Size Nature Study Guides by Charles Reed,Worcester, Massachusetts

 

Folder 43:
Nature and Archaeology Miscellaneous Materials
2.43.1
July 15, 1931 - Letter from D. Jones with enclosure about Jack Miner below
2.43.2
July 7, 1931 - Letter from N. Miner to D. Jones
2.43.3
"Why I Believe There is a God" by Jack Miner, Canadian Naturalist and Author
2.43.4
July 12, 1937 - Letter from Jay Darling to Frank Aldrich
2.43.5
"Synopsis of the Orders of Insects"
2.43.6
"Common Insects of Common Habitats"
2.43.7
"Key to the Orders of Immature Aquatic Insects"
2.43.8
Preservation instructions
2.43.9
"Grizzly Tracks" print
2.43.10
Marineland Man postcard
2.43.11
"In the Cellars of the World" Tales of Cave Explorations by Russell T. Neville
2.43.12
1927 - American Association for the Advancement of Science Booklet
2.43.13
Cross Section of Typical Rock Shelter Showing Deposits Left by Paleolithic Man
2.43.14
Undated Letter of Solicitation from the Missouri Archaeological Society

 

Folder 44:
Materials from European Trips (1899, 1905, 1907, 1950)
2.44.1
March 9, 1950 - Hotel Reservation confirmation letter to Frank Aldrich
2.44.2
Italian Program
2.44.3
Price list for the Compagnie Generale Transatlantique
2.44.4
German Exhibition of Fine Arts Flyer
2.44.5
German flyer
2.44.6
Stationery from the Hotel Zum Kronprinzen, Hamburg
2.44.7
Handwritten list of expenses
2.44.8
Motor Tour Pamphlet for North & South Devon
2.44.9
North & South Devon itinerary
2.44.10
Royal Pump Room Bath Treatment List
2.44.11
"A Day in Shakespeare Land" tour brochure
2.44.12
Picture of the Red Horse Hotel, Stratford-upon-Avon
2.44.13
Shakespeare's Birthplace Museum ticket
2.44.14
Shakespeare's Birthplace information
2.44.15
Anne Hathaway's Cottage admission ticket
2.44.16
Shakespeare Memorial admission ticket
2.44.17
Shakespeare School admission ticket
2.44.18
Shakespeare Country Rail and Motor Tour booking information and prices
2.44.19
Guide to King Edward VI School, Stratford-on-Avon
2.44.20
June 10, 1899 Ye Olde Bear and Billet Inn Card
2.44.21
June 12, 1899 Craben Arms Commercial Hotel card & stationery, Coventry
2.44.22
Shakespeare's school picture
2.44.23
Unidentified picture
2.44.24
Hyde Park Band Stand program
2.44.25
The Dickens Country and Cathedral information
2.44.26
German Pamphlet
2.44.27
German Pamphlet
2.44.28
Stadt-Plan
2.44.29
Map of Paris
2.44.30
Belgium Flag
2.44.31
January 5, 1905 - List of Passengers on La Savoie bound for New York
2.44.32
1907 - Travel Notes

 

Folder 45:
Materials from European Trip 1921
2.45.1
August 8, 1921 - United States Passport for Frank Aldrich
2.45.2
Compagnie Generale Transatlantique List of Passengers
2.45.3
Postcard
2.45.4
London Bus Map
2.45.5
October 3, 1921 - Telegram
2.45.6
October 4, 1921 - American Club Privilege Card
2.45.7
Tour Book for Bruges
2.45.8
Map of Bruges
2.45.9
History of Verdun pamphlet
2.45.10
October 5, 1921 - "Heads Broken in a Riot" London Express
2.45.11
October 5, 1921 - "October Heat Record" London Express
2.45.12
Folies Bergere program
2.45.13
October 1921 - Service for the La Ying on the Unknown Warriors Grave, Westminster Abbey
2.45.14
Undated article - "The Best Husbands"
2.45.15
Undated article - "Too Many Girl Smokers"
2.45.16
Un Franc, French currency
2.45.17
Cinquante Centimes, French currency
2.45.18
October 19, 1921 - White Star Line list of passengers
2.45.19
Travel Diary, London
2.45.20
Travel Diary, England
2.45.21
Travel Diary, Paris
2.45.22
Travel Diary, France
2.45.23
September 1, 1921 - Travel Reflections, Chateau Sandricourt, Meru, Oise, France, Published in The Pantagraph September 20, 1921
2.45.24
Travel Reflections - Rural France continued
2.45.25
August 13, 1921 - October 27, 1921 - Diary of Trip to Europe
2.45.26
Postcard book from Paris

 

Folder 46:
Materials from European Trip 1925
2.46.1
June 13, 1925 - United States Lines List of Passengers on "S.S. Leviathan"
2.46.2
1925 - Address and Record Book
2.46.3
Business cards
2.46.4
June 25, 1925 - American School of Prehistoric Research in Europe Opening Program
2.46.5
October 23, 1925 - Maguet bill
2.46.6
Expenses recorded on an envelope
2.46.7
October 20, 1925 - Kirby Beard & Co. Bill
2.46.8
Small Pictures of Boat (6)
2.46.9
December 11, 1925 - U.S. Customs Consumption Entry Form

 

Folder 47:
Materials from European Trip 1929
2.47.1
Address and Records Book
2.47.2
September 23, 1929 - Berntano's Booksellers and Stationers receipt
2.47.3
September 23, 1929 - "S.S. President Roosevelt" Baggage Order and receipt for Frank Aldrich
2.47.4
September 26, 1929 - United States Lines Baggage Transportation Contract
2.47.5
October 5, 1929 - Shipping Receipt from Railway Express Agency
2.47.6
October 14, 1929 - Kinloch-Bloomington Telephone Company receipt
2.47.7
Business cards
2.47.8
Receipt for Duty and Identification on vessel
2.47.9
1929 - London Underground Map

 

Folder 48:
Frank W. Aldrich Miscellaneous Materials
2.48.1
December 1906 - Measurements of Red Fox shot by F.W. Aldrich
2.48.2
Foreign Stamps clipped from letters
2.48.3
May 30, 1911 - Souvenir Program Trotter Memorial Fountain , Frank Aldrich, Platform Committee
2.48.4
August 1914 - Manfreds Aufgabe calendar
2.48.5
September 1914 - Manfreds Aufgabe calendar
2.48.6
October 1914 - Manfreds Aufgabe calendar
2.48.7
Ballot for the Group Colonel and Referendum (1916)
2.48.8
November 29, 1919 - Tycos Stormograph
2.48.9
November 1923 - The Patriot
2.48.10
February 5, 1929 - Broleen Dry Cleaning Company order and bill
2.48.11
November 30, 1930 - Izaak Walton League membership card
2.48.12
August 22, 1945 - McLean County Abstract Co. receipt
2.48.13
August 1947 - McLean Country Abstract Co. receipt
2.48.14
August 3, 1947 - receipt
2.48.15
Nature Note
2.48.16
Construction materials notes
2.48.17
Hugh S. Magill for U.S. Senator advertisement
2.48.18
Country Club Syndicate Agreement draft
2.48.19
Wedding invitations
2.48.20
Albert Farr Death Announcement
2.48.21
Sonnet
2.48.22
Notes on Buteos (not by Frank Aldrich)
2.48.23
Notes on Turkeys and Black Vultures (not by Frank Aldrich)
2.48.24
Bird list (not by Frank Aldrich)
2.48.25
Nature sighting notes (not by Frank Aldrich)
2.48.26
Notes on death dates
2.48.27
1973 - Christmas List (not by Frank Aldrich)
2.48.28
December 1976 - Investment Inventory (not by Frank Aldrich)

Box 3 : Business Papers, Land Records, and Newspaper Clippings (53 Folders)

Folder 1:
Frank W. Aldrich Banking Articles
3.1.1
October 4, 1907 - "Stockholders of New Bank" The Bulletin
3.1.2
January 16, 1914 - "Annual Meeting of the McLean State Bank"
3.1.3
December 11, 1914 - "McLean State Bank Changes"
3.1.4
March 1915 - Unidentified article announcing retirement of C.A. Carter
3.1.5
April 28, 1927 - "Frank W. Aldrich is Again Head of County Banker's Association" The Pantagraph
3.1.6
December 7, 1927 - "Women Hear Address on Banking Methods at Tuesday Meeting" The Pantagraph
3.1.7
Undated article regarding Frank Aldrich address: "The Banker's Part in Agricultural Development"

 

Folder 2:
McLean State Bank Publications Part One
3.2.1
September 1910 - McLean State Banker
3.2.2
October 1910 - McLean State Banker
3.2.3
November 1910 - McLean State Banker
3.2.4
December 1910 - McLean State Banker
3.2.5
January 1911 - McLean State Banker
3.2.6
February 1911 - McLean State Banker
3.2.7
March 1911 - McLean State Banker
3.2.8
April 1911 - McLean State Banker
3.2.9
May 1911 - McLean State Banker
3.2.10
June 1911 - McLean State Banker
3.2.11
July 1911 - McLean State Banker
3.2.12
August 1911 - McLean State Banker

 

Folder 3:
McLean State Bank Publications Part Two
3.3.1
September 1911 - McLean State Banker
3.3.2
October 1911 - McLean State Banker
3.3.3
November 1911 - McLean State Banker
3.3.4
December 1911 - McLean State Banker
3.3.5
January 1912 - McLean State Banker
3.3.6
February 1912 - McLean State Banker
3.3.7
March 1912 - McLean State Banker
3.3.8
April 1912 - McLean State Banker
3.3.9
May 1912 - McLean State Banker
3.3.10
June 1912 - McLean State Banker
3.3.11
July 1912 - McLean State Banker
3.3.12
August 1912 - McLean State Banker

 

Folder 4:
McLean State Bank Publications Part Three
3.4.1
September 1912 - McLean State Banker
3.4.2
October 191 - McLean State Banker
3.4.3
November 1912 - McLean State Banker
3.4.4
December 1912 - McLean State Banker
3.4.5
January 1913 - McLean State Banker
3.4.6
February 1913 - McLean State Banker
3.4.7
March 1913 - McLean State Banker
3.4.8
April 1913 - McLean State Banker
3.4.9
May 1913 - McLean State Banker
3.4.10
June 1913 - McLean State Banker
3.4.11
July 1913 - McLean State Banker
3.4.12
August 1913 - McLean State Banker

 

Folder 5:
McLean State Bank Publications Part Four
3.5.1
September 1913 - McLean State Banker
3.5.2
October 1913 - McLean State Banker
3.5.3
November 1913 - McLean State Banker
3.5.4
December 1913 - McLean State Banker
3.5.5
January 1914 - McLean State Banker
3.5.6
February 1914 - McLean State Banker
3.5.7
March 1914 - McLean State Banker
3.5.8
April 1914 - McLean State Banker
3.5.9
May 1914 - McLean State Banker
3.5.10
June 1914 - McLean State Banker
3.5.11
July 1914 - McLean State Banker
3.5.12
August 1914 - McLean State Banker

 

Folder 6:
McLean State Bank Publications Part Five
3.6.1
September 1914 - McLean State Banker
3.6.2
October 1914 - McLean State Banker
3.6.3
November 1914 - McLean State Banker
3.6.4
December 1914 - McLean State Banker
3.6.5
January 1915 - McLean State Banker
3.6.6
February 1915 - McLean State Banker
3.6.7
March 1915 - McLean State Banker
3.6.8
April 1915 - McLean State Banker
3.6.9
May 1915 - McLean State Banker
3.6.10
June 1915 - McLean State Banker
3.6.11
July 1915 - McLean State Banker
3.6.12
August 1915 - McLean State Banker

 

Folder 7:
McLean State Bank Publications Part Six
3.7.1
September 1915 - McLean State Banker
3.7.2
October 1915 - McLean State Banker
3.7.3
November 1915 - McLean State Banker

 

Folder 8:
McLean State Bank and Trust Trust Agreement
3.8.1
December 22, 1938 - Trust Agreement McLean State Bank & Trust Co (2)
3.8.2
December 23, 1938 - Article on Bank Closing McLean Lens
3.8.3
November 15, 1938 - Letter from J.D. Funk to Frank Aldrich
3.8.4
January 12, 1939 - Letter to Stockholders from Frank W. Aldrich (2)
3.8.5
List of Stockholders for McLean State Bank & Trust
3.8.6
June 14, 1943 - Cancelled Bond
3.8.7
June 14, 1943 - Letter from Wesley Wilcox to Frank Aldrich accompanying Cancelled Bond

 

Folder 9:
McLean State Bank Correspondence and Notes
3.9.1
September 9, 1937 - Letter from W. H. Halloway to Wesley Wilcox, McLean County Bankers Federation ( Town Guard/Deputy Sheriff Transfer)
3.9.2
September 7, 1937 - Deputy Sheriff Appointment Papers
3.9.3
September 11, 1937 - Letter from Wesley Wilcox, McLean State Bank to W.H. Halloway
3.9.4
May 21-24, 1938 - Appointment Papers for Deputy Sheriffs
3.9.5
December 17, 1938 - Letter from U.S. Treasury Department to Frank Aldrich (Failure to File Income Tax Return)
3.9.6
Banking notes
3.9.7
McLean State Bank and Trust Co. stationery

 

Folder 10:
Frank W. Aldrich's First Addition, McLean, Illinois
3.10.1
January 1, 1915 - Inventory of Sold and Unsold Lots (2)
3.10.2
Itemized notes on sale of lots

 

Folder 11:
Frank W. Aldrich's McLean Property
3.11.1
February 14, 1945 - Letter from Frank Aldrich to Mr. Earl regarding lot sale
3.11.2
February 23, 1945 - Letter from Shelton B. Leach to Frank Aldrich regarding lot sale

 

Folder 12:
Miscellaneous Business Materials
3.12.1
1867 - Certificate of Ownership for Cemetery Lot belonging to John Maxwell
3.12.2
1867 - Mortgage of John Maxwell
3.12.3
1896, 1898, 1899, 1900 - Frank W. Aldrich Property Tax Levies
3.12.4
1911 - Money Paid Out for Maxwell Farm, Record by C.C. Aldrich
3.12.5
1917 - Receipt form used by Frank W. Aldrich, Trustee
3.12.6
1922 - Itemized Cost List of Maxwell Farm
3.12.7
1937 - Notes of Clarence A. Fletcher and Ethel M. Fletcher
3.12.8
November 22, 1937 - Letter from Pratt, Heffernan, & Ramseyer to Frank Aldrich (Frank Aldrich's Stock-holder nomination)
3.12.9
April 1944 - Farm Lease Agreement between Frank Aldrich and Glenn Evans
3.12.10
March 1945 - Real Estate Sales Contract between Frank W. Aldrich & Dean Walters, William Taylor
3.12.11
August 19, 1947 - Letter from Joseph DePew to Mr. Hacker (land title)
3.12.12
December 31, 1947 - Contract for Sale of Aldrich Farm Real Estate
3.12.13
C.C. Aldrich and Son Bankers Card (2)
3.12.14
Envelope for Republic Natural Gas Company stock owned by Frank W. Aldrich
3.12.15
Affidavit of Frank W. Aldrich

 

Folder 13:
F.W. Aldrich and H.M. Palmer Trust Fund Part I
3.13.1
Envelope that indicates income from Trust Fund is to be used for poor of McLean
3.13.2
Lease (2 copies)
3.13.3
Lease (2 copies)
3.13.4
October 1928 - First Mortgage Gold Bond, Milwaukee-Crawford Business Block due October 1, 1935
3.13.5
February 5, 1947 - Letter from Frank Aldrich to Carl Ten Broeck and Drew Ten Broeck
3.13.6
1938 - 1946 - Washington-Pine Annex Apartments ledger
3.13.7
March 31, 1937 - Letter from Bondholders' Protective Committee to CD holders of Washington-Pine Apartments
3.13.8
November 18, 1946 - Letter from D.T. Burkhard to Frank Aldrich
3.13.9
November 20, 1946 - Letter from Frank Aldrich to D.T. Burkhard (Washington-Pine Annex Trust)
3.13.10
January 24, 1940 - Letter from Frank Aldrich to City National Bank (Certificate of Deposit)
3.13.11
January 29, 1940 - Letter from Trust Officer at City National Bank to Frank Aldrich
3.13.12
Signatures of C.C. Aldrich and L Amanda Aldrich

 

Folder 14:
F.W. Aldrich and H.M. Palmer Trust Fund Materials Part II
3.14.1
F.W. Aldrich and H.M Palmer Itemized Statements dating:
3.14.2
May 9, 1918 - January 4, 1923
3.14.3
January 18, 1923 - December 31, 1923
3.14.4
December 31, 1923 - January 24, 1925
3.14.5
January 24, 1925 - January 13, 1926

 

Folder 15:
Aldrich Trust Fund
3.15.1
Aldrich Trust Fund Itemized Statements for the following dates:
3.15.2
February 17, 1922 - December 30, 1922
3.15.3
December 30, 1922 - December 31, 1923
3.15.4
December 31, 1923 - January 13, 1926
3.15.5
January 11, 1929 - November 13, 1930
3.15.6
November 30, 1930 - January 26, 1931
3.15.7
January 26, 1931 - January 8, 1932
3.15.8
January 8, 1932 - March 6, 1934
3.15.9
March 6, 1934 - July 10, 1934
3.15.10
July 10, 1934 - December 20, 1938

 

Folder 16:
Mary E. Longworth vs. F. W. Aldrich Property Dispute Case
3.16.1
October 30, 1921 - Letter from Parke Longworth to W.H. Wright
3.16.2
February 7, 1922 - Letter from Parke Longworth, son of Mary, to Frank Aldrich
3.16.3
Court Decision to Dismiss Appeal
3.16.4
Partial Newspaper article on case
3.16.5
March 8, 1922 - letter from Parke Longworth to Frank Aldrich
3.16.6
W.C. Dannenberg, Civil and Criminal Investigations business card

 

Folder 17:
Abstract of Title Lot 2, McLean, IL
3.17.1
February 4, 1905 - Abstract of Title prepared by John Pitts
3.17.2
October 2, 1905 - Abstract of Title compiled by Frederick, Mason and Co.
3.17.3
December 21, 1905 - Abstract of Title compiled by Frederick, Mason and Co.

 

Folder 18:
75 Acres in Section 32 Township 22 Range 1E, McLean, IL
3.18.1
February 18, 1920 - Trust Deed Lyle W. Funk to Frank Aldrich
3.18.2
February 18, 1920 - Trust Deed Lyle W. Funk to Frank Aldrich (copy)
3.18.3
February 2, 1929 - Warranty Deed Lyle W and Ora S. Funk to Frank Aldrich
3.18.4
July 3, 1930 - Plat of Section 32-22 Range 1E
3.18.5
August 4, 1932 - Release of Mortgage Hazel E. Funk to Frank W. Aldrich
3.18.6
September 10, 1947 - Quit-Claim Deed Ora Anne Funk sold to Frank W. Aldrich
3.18.7
September 16, 1947 - McLean County Abstract Company receipt
3.18.8
September 18, 1947 - Account Statement with Oglevee and Franklin for legal services

 

Folder 19:
Deeds to Frank Aldrich for 76.1 Acres in Sec. 23 Twp. 22 N. R. 1 W.
3.19.1
December 22, 1913 - Warranty Deed Frank C. Capen sold to Frank W. Aldrich
3.19.2
September 1, 1922 - Contract for Real Estate Sale between Edwin Davis and Frank Aldrich
3.19.3
March 2, 1923 - Warranty Deed Edwin and Hattie Davis sold to Frank W. Aldrich
3.19.4
August 22, 1940 - Warranty Deed Edwin and Hattie Davis sold to Frank W. Aldrich
3.19.5
Envelope recording deeds

 

Folder 20:
Section 36 Mt. Hope Township Deeds
3.20.1
Examination of Abstract of Title
3.20.2
June 3, 1876 - Warranty Deed James and Lydia Frisbey sold to Francis Wheelock
3.20.3
March 4, 1878 - Note made by James Frisby
3.20.4
March 2, 1880 - Warranty Deed James and Lydia Frisbey sold to C.C. Aldrich
3.20.5
March 1, 1888 - Waranty Deed Francis and Ester Wheelock sold to C.C. Aldrich
3.20.6
November 9, 1888 - Letter from Benjamin & Morrissey to C.C. Aldrich (2)
3.20.7
Examination of Abstract of Title to Mt. Hope Township Land
3.20.8
January 30, 1889 - Letter from Benjamin & Morrissey to C.C. Aldrich
3.20.9
1889 - Abstract of Title to Land in Section 35 & 36 Mt. Hope Township
3.20.10
1888 - Abstract of Title to Land in Section 36 Township 22
3.20.11
December 7, 1904 - Warranty Deed Carlon C. Aldrich & Amanda Aldrich sold to Frank Aldrich
3.20.12
December 20, 1905 - Letter from Frank Aldrich to Kate Trager (land title)
3.20.13
December 23, 1905 - Letter from John W. Zuckweiler to Frank Aldrich
3.20.14
June 11, 1910 - Deed of Trust Frank W. and Frances S. Aldrich sold to B.A. Franklin, Trustee
3.20.15
April 5, 1917 - Quit Claim Deed B.A. Franklin sold to Frank W. Aldrich
3.20.16
Examination of Abstract to Title
3.20.17
Miscellaneous records

 

Folder 21:
Estate of Lydia Amanda Aldrich
3.21.1
November 1923 - Order Finding Heirship for L.A. Adlrich, Frank Aldrich's mother
3.21.2
November 16, 1923 - Petition for Letter of Administration
3.21.3
November 16, 1923 - Internal Revenue Service Preliminary Notice on L.A. Aldrich estate
3.21.4
November 23, 1923 - Application for Inheritance Tax Consents
3.21.5
November 23, 1923 - Bond of Administrator
3.21.6
November 23, 1923 - Certificate relinquishing administration rights from Carrie TenBrook
3.21.7
November 26, 1923 - Certified Letter of Administration from McLean County Probate Court regarding estate
3.21.8
April 10, 1924 - Inheritance Tax receipt and notice from State of Illinois

 

Folder 22:
431 Oakdale Ave. Trust
3.22.1
August 8, 1950 - Letter from Consolidated Enterprises Inc to 431 Oakdale, Inc. First Mortgage Real Estate Bond Holders
3.22.2
August 29, 1950 - Letter to Participation Certificate Holders in 431 Oakdale Ave. Trust and First Mortgage Real Estate Bond Holders from Louis R. Peyla, Oakdale Inc.
3.22.3
February 1, 1951 - Letter to Participation Certificate Holders in 431 Oakdale Ave. Trust and First Mortgage Real Estate Bond Holders
3.22.4
June 13, 1951 - Letter from Trustees of 431 Oakdale Ave. Trust to Participation Certificate Holders
3.22.5
June 29, 1951 - Letter from Trustees of 431 Oakdale Ave. Trust to Participation Certificate Holders
3.22.6
1950 - 431 Oakdale, Inc. Condensed Balance Sheet, Operating Statement, Net Income Statement

 

Folder 23:
Granville Apartments Trust
3.23.1
Letter from City National Bank and Trust Company to Participation Certificate Holders (last payment)
3.23.2
February 21, 1946 - Letter from Granville Apartments Trustees to Participation Certificate Holders

 

Folder 24:
Lunt Manor Trust
Of which Frank Aldrich was a shareholder
3.24.1
July 21, 1939 - Letter from City National Bank and Trust Company to McLean State Bank (Lunt Manor Trust shares)
3.24.2
November 14, 1939 - Letter from Letter from City National Bank and Trust Company to McLean State Bank (Lunt Manor Trust shares)
3.24.3
January 24, 1940 - Letter from Frank Aldrich to City National Bank and Trust Company
3.24.4
April 28, 1943 -Letter from City National Bank and Trust Company to Frank Aldrich (Property sale)
3.24.5
September 14, 1943 - Letter from Frank Aldrich to City National Bank and Trust Company (Lunt Manor Trust shares)

 

Folder 25:
Atlas Corporation Stock
3.26.1
1929 - Option Warrant to Purchase Common Stock

 

Folder 26:
Allen County, Kansas Oil Land Documents
3.26.2
October 18, 1886 - Mortgage
3.26.3
May 21, 1896 - Copy of Letters of Administration & Authentication Under Acts of Congress
3.26.4
Undated hand drawn plat
3.26.5
June 27, 1892 - Satisfaction and Release of Mortgage
3.26.6
Bond for Deed and Copy
3.26.7
August 21, 1902 - Letter from The Abstract Company to S.W. Brewster (abstract)
3.26.8
August 29, 1902 - Samuel Stewart papers
3.26.9
August 29, 1902 - Satisfaction of Mortgage
3.26.10
Notes on Abstract of Title
3.26.11
January 27, 1922 - Letter from Geo Seymour to Frank Aldrich with land descriptions and taxes
3.26.12
February 2, 1923 - Tax papers
3.26.13
February 2, 1923 - Tax papers
3.26.14
September 14, 1923 - Letter from Thomas Galey to Frank Aldrich (land description)
3.26.15
October 30, 1923 - Letter from Frank Aldrich to Thomas Galey (new lease)
3.26.16
September 17, 1923 - Oil and Gas Mining Lease between Frank Aldrich, L.S. Butler and Thomas Galey and copy
3.26.17
Telegram from Thomas Galey to Frank Aldrich
3.26.18
January 27, 1927 - Letter from Thomas Galey to Frank Aldrich (land sale)
3.26.19
February 11, 1927 - Affidavit of Operations
3.26.20
February 11, 1927 - Letter form Frank Aldrich to Thomas Galey (Lease and Affidavit of Ownership)

 

Folder 27:
Kansas Land Documents and Correspondence
3.27.1
December 14, 1909 - General Warranty Deed Frank W Aldrich and Charles E. Martin sold to Clarence V. Butler
3.27.2
August 20, 1909 - Letter to Frank Aldrich from Mr. Martin
3.27.3
December 6, 1909 - Letter to Frank Aldrich from Mr. Martin
3.27.4
December 6, 1909 - Letter from Mr. Butler to Mr. Martin
3.27.5
December 8, 1909 - Letter from Mr. Martin
3.27.6
December 13, 1909 - Letter from Mr. Martin to Frank Aldrich (Warranty Deed)
3.27.7
December 28, 1909 - Letter to Frank Aldrich
3.27.8
January 11, 1910 - Letter from Frank Aldrich to C.E. Martin
3.27.9
Telegraph from C.E. Martin to Frank Aldrich
3.27.10
January 12, 1910 - Telegraph from Mr. Martin to Frank Aldrich
3.27.11
January 12, 1910 - Letter from Frank Aldrich to Mr. Martin
3.27.12
January 13, 1910 - Letter from Mr. Martin to Frank W. Aldrich (deeds)
3.27.13
January 13, 1910 - Contract between Charles E. Martin and Frank W. Aldrich parties and C.V. Butler
3.27.14
July 9, 1910 - Letter to Frank Aldrich
3.27.15
January 14, 1910 - Letter from Mr. Martin to Frank Aldrich
3.27.16
March 18, 1910 - Letter from T.F. Morrison to Frank Aldrich (land)
3.27.17
November 17, 1911 - Letter from Frank Aldrich to A.N. Allen
3.27.18
December 5, 1911 - Letter from Frank Aldrich to C.V. Butler
3.27.19
December 11, 1911 - Reply from C.V. Butler
3.27.20
December 20, 1911 - Letter from Frank Aldrich to C.A. Johnson
3.27.21
December 20, 1911 - Letter from Frank Aldrich to J.H. Romberger
3.27.22
December 20, 1911 - Letter from Frank Aldrich to J.L Robinson
3.27.23
December 20, 1911 - Letter from Frank Aldrich to E. Cotton
3.27.24
December 20, 1911 - Letter from Frank Aldrich to J.E. Ward
3.27.25
December 20, 1911 - Letter from Frank Aldrich to A.N. Allen
3.27.26
December 23, 1911 - Letter to Frank Aldrich
3.27.27
December 23, 1911 - Letter from A.N. Allen to Frank Aldrich
3.27.28
December 26, 1911 - Letter to Frank Aldrich
3.27.29
November 29, 1913 - Letter from Frank W. Aldrich to C.F. Butler
3.27.30
November 29, 1913 - Letter from Frank W. Aldrich to L.L. Butler
3.27.31
November 29, 1913 - Letter from Frank W. Aldrich to Bank of Commerce, Chanute, KS
3.27.32
December 6, 1909 - Check from the Bank of Commerce of Chanute, KS
3.27.33
December 1, 1913 - Letter to Frank Aldrich (payment)
3.27.34
December 3, 1913 - Letter from Mr. Butler to Frank Aldrich
3.27.35
December 5, 1913 - Letter to Frank Aldrich (above check)
3.27.36
April 5, 1915 - Letter to Frank Aldrich
3.27.37
1815 - The Prairie Oil and Gas Co. account statement
3.27.38
June 30, 1920 - Letter form Frank Aldrich to L.L Butler
3.27.39
July 5, 1920 - Letter from L.L. Butler to Frank Aldrich
3.27.40
February 20, 1922 - Letter from Frank Aldrich to Thomas Gailey
3.27.41
Plot of Allen Co. Kansas Oil Land made by Frank Aldrich
3.27.42
January 26, 1927 - Oil and Gas Lease from the Putnam Oil Co, Tusla, Oklahoma
3.27.43
June 30, 1945 - Allen County State Bank official statement
3.27.44
June 30, 1945 - The First National Bank, Chanute, KS condensed statement
3.27.45
September 25, 1945 - Letter from Frank Aldrich to Mr. B.M. Dunham (deed)

 

Folder 28:
Milwaukee Crawford Business Block Mortgage
3.28.1
October 1, 1928 - First Mortgage Six Percent Gold Bond, National Republic Mortgage Co.
3.28.2
October 1, 1928 - First Mortgage Six Percent Gold Bond, National Republic Mortgage Co.
3.28.3
October 1, 1928 - First Mortgage Six Percent Gold Bond, National Republic Mortgage Co.
3.28.4
October 1, 1928 - First Mortgage Six Percent Gold Bond, National Republic Mortgage Co.

 

Folder 29:
Central Plaza Hotel Stockholder Correspondence
Frank W. Aldrich, stockholder
3.29.1
February 13, 1947 - Letter from Theodore Plast, the Central Plaza Hotel to Stockholders
3.29.2
Undated instructions for accepting enclosed bond offer
3.29.3
January 21, 1946 - Dividend notification from Central Plaza Hotel (2)
3.29.4
January 24, 1947 - Dividend notification from Central Plaza Hotel
3.29.5
February 14, 1947 - Letter from Frank Aldrich to Trust Company of Chicago
3.29.6
February 17, 1947 - Letter from Albert Belshe, Trust Co. of Chicago to Frank Aldrich
3.29.7
September 24, 1947 - Letter from The Trust Company of Chicago to Frank Aldrich
3.29.8
January 18, 1948 - Letter from Meyer Rosin to Frank Aldrich (purchasing stock)
3.29.9
June 10, 1948 - Letter from Arnold Davidson to Frank Aldrich (purchasing stock)

 

Folder 30:
Worlds Motor Co.
(Frank W. Aldrich, President)
3.30.1
May 16, 1918 - Letter from A.M. Webster Investments to Stockholders (Stockholder meeting)
3.30.2
June 12, 1918 - Letter from A.M. Webster Investments to Stockholders (Stockholder meeting)
3.30.3
July 3, 1918 - Letter from A.M. Webster Investments to Stockholders (Stockholder meeting)
3.30.4
January 21, 1998 - Letter from Steve Hammatt to MCHS (car ownership)

 

Folder 31:
Edwin Davis Deeds
Sold to Frank Aldrich
3.31.1
December 30, 1905 - Warranty Deed D.F. Lain and wife sold to Edwin Davis
3.31.2
January 18, 1906 - Release of Mortgage C.C. Aldrich
3.31.3
November 1, 1913 - Warranty Deed Edwin and Hattie Davis sold to Frank Aldrich (2)

 

Folder 32:
Thomas Tyson Materials
3.32.1
June 9, 1925 - Promisory note of Thomas Tyson
3.32.2
May 19, 1928 - Promisory note of Thomas Tyson
3.32.3
Undated Memorandum regarding Thomas Tyson
3.32.4
November 17, 1926 - Receipt of Payment
3.32.5
December 20, 1927 - Thomas Tyson Ledger Envelope
3.32.6
May 3, 1929 - Letter from Frank S. Bevan to Howard Baker (Tax certificate of Purchase on Thomas Tyson land)
3.32.7
1928 - Tax Certificates of Purchase accompanying letter from Frank S. Bevan
3.32.8
Notes Regarding Thomas Tyson Land
3.32.9
June 13, 1929 - Principal Note of Thomas Tyson
3.32.10
June 20, 1929 - Illinois Trust Deed form to Frank W. Aldrich, Trustee
3.32.11
November 10, 1944 - Notes regarding Thomas Tyson Taxes

 

Folder 33:
American Founders Corporation Stockholder Correspondence
Frank W. Aldrich, stockholder
3.33.1
June 30, 1941 - Dividend notification
3.33.2
June 30, 1942 - Dividend notification
3.33.3
June 30, 1943 - Dividend notification
3.33.4
June 30, 1944 - Dividend notification
3.33.5
June 30, 1945 - Dividend notification
3.33.6
June 30, 1946 - Dividend notification
3.33.7
April 16, 1945 - Letter to Stockholders
3.33.8
June 30, 1945 - Letter of Tender for Certificates of Common Stock
3.33.9
June 30, 1945 - Letter to Stockholders from Ellery C. Huntington, President
3.33.10
September 28, 1945 - Letter to Stockholders from Ellery C. Huntington, President
3.33.11
September 30, 1945 - Letter of Tender for certificates of Common Stock
3.33.12
December 31, 1945 - Letter to Stockholders from Ellery C. Huntington, President
3.33.13
December 31, 1945 - Letter of Tender for certificates of Common Stock
3.33.14
March 30, 1946 - Letter of Tender for certificates of Common Stock
3.33.15
June 30, 1946 - American General Corporation Report
3.33.16
November 26, 1946 - Letter from J.P. Christianson to Frank W. Aldrich

 

Folder 34:
Lyle W. Funk Banking Part I
3.34.1
February 18, 1925 - Principal Note of Lyle W. Funk
3.34.2
February 18, 1925 - Principal Note of Lyle W. Funk
3.34.3
February 18, 1925 - Principal Note of Lyle W. Funk
3.34.4
April 17, 1924 - Letter from Frank Aldrich to William Carter
3.34.5
Record of payments by Frank Aldrich on Lyle W. Funk note to Gorgia March
3.34.6
August 1936 - Memo by Frank Aldrich indicating no interest should be charged on account
3.34.7
Statement of Payments on Lyle W. Funk note made by Frank W. Aldrich
3.34.8
Note indicating interest on account should go to Frank W. Aldrich

 

Folder 35:
Lyle W, Funk Banking Part II
3.35.1
February 18, 1920 - Principal Note of Lyle W. Funk paid by Frank W. Aldrich
3.35.2
February 18, 1920 - Principal Note of Lyle W. Funk paid by Frank W. Aldrich
3.35.3
February 18, 1920 - Principal Note of Lyle W. Funk paid by Frank W. Aldrich
3.35.4
May 12, 1927 - Property Tax Receipt
3.35.5
1924-1927 - Notes
3.35.6
1920 - Interest Notes

 

Folder 36:
Kate Bonifield Account
3.36.1
Kate Bonifield Account Ledger with C.C. Aldrich and Son Bankers

 

Folder 37:
Edward Bonifield Property
3.37.1
September 6, 1871 - Warrantee Deed
3.37.2
August 4, 1877 - Warrantee Deed to Edward Bonifield
3.37.3
March 19, 1878 - Mortgage of Edward Bonifield and Catherine Bonifield to Maria Bonifield
3.37.4
October 14, 1880 - Quit-Claim Deed to Edward Bonifield
3.37.5
October 14, 1880 - Quit- Claim Deed to Catherine Bonifield
3.37.6
November 4, 1880 - Letter from M. L. Bethel to Mr. Bonifield
3.37.7
February 12, 1925 - Letter from Laura Bonifield (access to Safety Deposit Box)
3.37.8
February 13, 1925 - Letter from F.E. Bonifield to Frank Aldrich
3.37.9
March 23, 1925 - Release of Mortgage Deed to Edward Bonifield and Catherine Bonifield
3.37.10
Edward Bonifield Account ledger

 

Folder 38:
O.P. Cunningham Deeds
3.38.1
November 18, 1868 - Warranty Deed to Nelson Cunningham and O.P. Cunningham
3.38.2
March 19, 1883 - Release of Deed to O.P Cunningham
3.38.3
March 19, 1883 - Warranty Deed sold to O. P. Cunningham
3.38.4
March 31, 1884 - Warranty Deed sold to Gilmore Cunningham
3.38.5
March 31, 1884 - Warranty Deed sold to Amanda Cunningham

 

Folder 39:
Estate of Sarah M. Beath Part I
3.39.1
October 27, 1922 - Last Will and Testament of Sarah M. Beath (Frank W. Aldrich, executor)
3.39.2
December 7, 1936 - Certificate of Copy of Will

 

Folder 40:
Estate of Sarah M. Beath Part II
3.40.1
November 12, 1937 - October 14, 1938 - Account Records

 

Folder 41:
Sarah Brock and William Welch Deeds
3.41.1
December 22, 1866 - Warrantee Deed Sarah Brock sold to Leroy Wilcox
3.41.2
June 2, 1867 - Warrantee Deed Sarah Brock sold to George and John Maxwell
3.41.3
February 11, 1867 - Warranty Deed Sarah Brock sold to Andrew Dunham
3.41.4
March 19, 1867 - Warranty Deed Sarah Brock sold to Leroy Wilcox
3.41.5
October 1, 1867 - Release
3.41.6
June 17, 1869 - Mortgage William Welch to Sarah Brock
3.41.7
March 11, 1872 - Warranty Deed George and Lucina Maxwell sold to John Maxwell
3.41.8
Sarah Brock Notarized Identity Verification

 

Folder 42:
William Welch Deeds
3.42.1
December 18, 1885 - Warranty Deed Lydia A. Wilcox sold to William Welch
3.42.2
December 15, 1891 - Masters' Deed to William Welch
3.42.3
January 1, 1892 - Warranty Deed Abaslom and Daphronia Funk to William Welch
3.42.4
March 14, 1906 - Tax papers of William Welch
3.42.5
June 7, 1906 - Warranty Deed Jennie Welch et. al sold to William Welch
3.42.6
March 14, 1914 - Warranty Deed Dirgil U. Crain and Ada M. Crain to William Welch

 

Folder 43:
Francis Ridgway Will
3.43.1
January 15, 1890 - Francis Ridgway's Will

 

Folder 44:
Harry Harwood
3.44.1
March 1, 1934 - Letter from R. H. Porter to Harry Harwood (County Relief Administration)
3.44.2
March 22, 1934 - Letter from R. H. Porter to Harry Harwood (County Relief Administration)
3.44.3
November 26, 1935- H. Harwood's Automobile Insurance policy
3.44.4
November 13, 1935 - Automobile Insurance receipt
3.44.5
February 14, 1936 - Valentine to Harry B. Harwood
3.44.6
Address Card for Harry Harwood
3.44.7
June 5, 1937 - Letter from Attorneys to Mr. Frank Aldrich (Pembridge Hotel vs. Harry Harwood) and receipt
3.44.8
July 19, 1973 - Harry B. Harwood Account Securities Inventory
3.44.9
September 10, 1974 - Letter from D.D. Walter to Mr. E.D. Funk with carbon copy to Harwood
3.44.10
Letter to Harry Harwood form Dr. F.R. Scroggin, President national Wildlife Federation (contribution)

 

Folder 45:
Deeds to Property that Once Belonged to C.C. Aldrich Part I
Deeds Dating 1864 - 1910

 

Folder 46:
Deeds to Property that Once Belonged to C.C. Aldrich Part II
Deeds Dating 1864 - 1910

 

Folder 47:
Deeds Left with C.C. Aldrich at McLean State Bank for Safe Keeping Part I
Deeds Dating from 1839 to 1902

 

Folder 48:
Deeds Left with C.C. Aldrich at McLean State Bank for Safe Keeping Part II
Deeds Dating from 1839 to 1902

 

Folder 49:
Deeds Left at McLean State Bank by Herrietta Clark
Deeds Dating from 1856 to 1889

 

Folder 50:
Bloomington-Normal Buyer's Guide 1969-1970
Bloomington-Normal Buyer's Guide 1969-1970

 

Folder 51:
Miscellaneous
3.51.1
October 12, 1907 - East Lawn Subdivision Lot Sale advertisement
3.51.2
May 24, 1918 - Invitation for McLean High School Commencement Exercises
3.51.3
Address card
3.51.4
July 1, 1967 - Mass on the Day of Marriage for Ann Stevens and Daniel Sweeney
3.51.5
December 31, 1935 -Dedication of "True North" by Elliott Merrick
3.51.6
Paul McCann, Senior Land Appraiser, ICC business card
3.51.7
Postcard
3.51.8
Notes

 

Folder 52:
Miscellaneous Newspaper Clippings Part I
Subdivided into the following categories: Funk Family, Bloomington News, British News, McLean IL, Heyworth IL, Depression Era

 

Folder 53: Miscellaneous Newspaper Clippings Part II

Box 4 : Daybooks, Journals, and Travel (4 Folders, 17 journals, 1 card file)

Folder 1:
Domestic Travel Maps & Brochures Part I
4.1.1
1966 - Mesa Verde National Park, CO Map
4.1.2
Northwestern United States AAA Map
4.1.3
1971 - Arkansas Map
4.1.4
1960 - Aztec Ruins Brochure
4.1.5
El Morro National Monument, NM Brochure
4.1.6
1964 - North Carolina and South Carolina Map
4.1.7
1970 - St. Louis, MO Street Map
4.1.8
1967 - Arizona Road Map
4.1.9
Monument Valley Inn, Arizona Brochure
4.1.10
Spanish and Indian Place Names, New Mexico Brochure
4.1.11
Santa Fe Tours Brochure1967 - Cabria Pines Lodge, CA Brochure
4.1.12
1967 - Grey Line Indian-Detours, Santa Fe, NM Brochure
4.1.13
Explore Indian Lands Brochure

 

Folder 2:
Domestic Travel Maps & Brochures Part II
4.2.1
Great Sand Dunes National Monument, CO Brochure
4.2.2
Black Canyon National Monument, CO Brochure
4.2.3
Durango, CO Brochure
4.2.4
1971 - Missouri Road Map
4.2.5
1968 - Natachez Trace Parkway Brochure and Map
4.2.6
1966 - Colorado Map
4.2.7
Santa Fe Ski Basin Brochure and Map
4.2.8
1966 - Wisconsin Map
4.2.9
El Morrow National Monument, NM Brochure
4.2.10
United States Air Force Academy Brochure
4.2.11
1966 - National Forests, Parks, Monuments, and Historic Sites Guide
4.2.12
1967 - Federal Outdoor Recreation Fees Q&A Brochure
4.2.13
San Ildefonso Potters Brochure
4.2.14
Santa Fe, NM Map
4.2.15
Chalmette National Historic Park, Louisiana Brochure
4.2.16
Museum of Navajo Ceremonial Art, NM
4.2.17
Oldest House in the U.S.A, Santa Fe, NM Brochure
4.2.18
Fishermen's Map Tucumcari, NM
4.2.19
1967 - National Park Service Map
4.2.20
Pecos Ruins Trail Map
4.2.21
Chettro Kettle Trail Map
4.2.22
Hubbell Trading Post Information
4.2.23
Playbill Magazine
4.2.24
Window Rock, AZ postcard
4.2.25
Navajoland postcard
4.2.26
Navajo Reservation postcard
4.2.27
El Santuario de Chimayo, NM postcard (2)
4.2.28
Black Hawk, CO postcard
4.2.29
Our Lady of Light Chapel, Sante Fe, NM postcard
4.2.30
Conchas Fishing & Ski Lodge, Tucumcari, NM postcard
4.2.31
Richard's Motel Durango, CO postcard
4.2.32
Navajo postcard
4.2.33
September 1949 - Iroquois Council Fire Rites bulletin

 

Folder 3:
Domestic Travel Maps and Brochures Part III
4.3.1
Tourism Business Cards (4)
4.3.2
Ye Quaint Inscriptions of Ye Burial Hill of Old Plymouth, Massachusetts Brochure
4.3.3
Winchester, VA Map
4.3.4
1939 - Shenandoah National Park Map (visited by Frank Aldrich June 1939)
4.3.5
Winchester, VA Postcard
4.3.6
Captiva Lodge, FL stationery with address for Fred A. Prince
4.3.7
Captiva Lodge envelope
4.3.8
April 1942 - The Dunes, FL receipt
4.3.9
Louisiana State Capital postcard
4.3.10
Ocean City, MD postcard
4.3.11
Great Smoky Mountains National Park postcard
4.3.12
April 12, 1939 - Horse and Hound Show ticket
4.3.13
The Shoreham, Ocean City, MD
4.3.14
Philbrook Farm INN stationery
4.3.15
Philbrook Farm brochure
4.3.16
The Olde Griste Mill brochure
4.3.17
Brae Burn, lodging business card
4.3.18
Jack Tar Court Hotel envelope
4.3.19
Hotel Jamestown stationery
4.3.20
Exchange Hotel card
4.3.21
Eaton's Store card, Canada
4.3.22
Gananoque Inn card, Ontario, Canada
4.3.23
Cornell University Map
4.3.24
Chesmotel Lodge, Hopkinsville, KY postcard
4.3.25
Sanibel and Captiva, Florida brochure
4.3.26
Sanibel and Captiva, Florida map
4.3.27
Rochdale Inn, Montague, MI brochure
4.3.28
Chatauqua, NY Accommodations map
4.3.29
Maples Motel, Westbrook, CT postcard
4.3.30
"Dodsworth" Playbill, Chicago Erlanger Theatre Corporation
4.3.31
Pennsylvania Railroad Dining Car Menu excerpt
4.3.32
Proctor-Brown Wildlife Sanctuary map
4.3.33
December 6, 1937 - Letter from President of the Boca Raton Club to Mr. and Mrs. Aldrich (membership and card)
4.3.34
Pennsylvania Turnpike receipt
4.3.35
Wisconsin campsite map

 

Folder 4:
Miscellaneous Photographs
Photographs and post cards from the American Red Cross, Frank Aldrich's European Travels, Audubon Nature Camp, and Funk's Grove

 

5:
Journals:
4.5.1
Journal 1: January - March 1930 through 1952
4.5.2
Journal 2: April - June 1930 through 1952
4.5.3
Journal 3: July - September 1930 through 1952
4.5.4
Journal 4: October - December 1930 - 1952
4.5.5
Journal 5: 1939
4.5.6
Journal 6: 1940
4.5.7
Journal 7: 1941
4.5.8
Journal 8: 1942
4.5.9
Journal 9: 1943
4.5.10
Journal 10: 1946
4.5.11
Journal 11: 1947
4.5.12
Journal 12: 1948
4.5.13
Journal 13: 1949
4.5.14
Journal 14: 1950
4.5.15
Journal 15: 1951
4.5.16
Journal 16: 1952
4.5.17
Journal 17: 1955

 

6:
Card File
4.6.1
Frank W. Aldrich Index Card File

Box 5 : Journals and Publications

Journals
5.1.1
1899 - England and Germany Trip Journal
5.1.2
1908 - 1916 Journal
5.1.3
1912 Journal
5.1.4
1921 - 1928 Journal
5.1.5
1927 - England Trip Journal
5.1.6
August - September 1935 - Colorado Trip Journal
5.1.7
January - June 1935 and 1936 - Harwood Journal
5.1.8
July - December 1935 and 1936 - Harwood Journal
5.1.9
March - April 1937 - Florida Trip Journal
5.1.10
March 1938 - Florida Trip Journal
5.1.11
1938 - Ireland, Scotland, and England Trip Journal
5.1.12
September 1945 - Missouri Trip Journal
5.1.13
1942 - 1947 Journal
5.1.14
Handwritten Notes on Journal Contents

 

Publications
5.2.1
The Last Will and Testament of Thaddeus Stubblefield (2)
5.2.2
Home Canning by Zella Wigent, 1927
5.2.3
Grow Your Own Fruit by L. A. Hawkins, 1925
5.2.4
Scientific Buying September 1920
5.2.5
Bulletin of the American School of Prehistoric Research, March 1929 (2)
5.2.6
Destruction of Kaskaskia by the Mississippi River by J.H. Burnham, 1914
5.2.7
What the American Bird Banding Association Has Accomplished During 1912 by Howard Cleaves
5.2.8
The Audubon Bulletin Spring, 1916
5.2.9
Current Developments in Clay and Clay Products State of Illinois Geological Survey
5.2.10
Transactions of the Illinois State Academy of Science, 1952
5.2.11
The Home Grounds by E.G. Davis and R.W. Curtis, 1915
5.2.12
Farm Drainage, USDA Farmers' Bulletin No. 1606
5.2.13
Making Vinegar in the Home and on the Farm USDA Farmers' Bulletin No. 1424
5.2.14
University of Illinois Agricultural Experiment Station Soil Report No. 10, May 1915
5.2.15
Growing and Utilizing Sorghums and Forage USDA Farmers' Bulletin No. 1158
5.2.16
Some Common Game, Aquatic, and Rapacious Birds in Relation to Man USDA Farmers' Bulletin No.497
5.2.17
How to Detect Outbreaks of Insects and Save the Grain Crops USDA Farmers' Bulletin No.835
5.2.18
Infectious Abortion of Cattle USDA Farmers' Bulletin No. 1536
5.2.19
The What and How of Hybrid Corn USDA Farmers' Bulletin No. 1744
5.2.20
Injury to Buildings by Termites USDA Leaflet No. 101
5.2.21
Protecting Poultry form Predacious Birds USDA Leaflet No. 96
5.2.22
Wind-Resistant Construction for Farm Buildings USDA Leaflet No. 87
5.2.23
Fighting the Chinch Bug on Illinois Farms USDA Circular No. 419
5.2.24
Answers to Questions Regarding Bovine Infectious Abortion USDA Circular No. 360
5.2.25
State of Illinois Weed Control Laws, Illinois Department of Agriculture, 1920
5.2.26
Illinois Hybrid Corn Tests 1943
5.2.27
Isaac Funk the Farmer and Legislator by Thomas Kerrick, January 22, 1913
5.2.28
Illinois Corn Performance Tests Results for 1934
5.2.29
Prices of Illinois Farm Products form 1921 - 1929
5.2.30
Marking Illinois Forest Products by L.E. Sawyer, 1930
5.2.31
Farm Accounts that Count by R.R. Hudelson, 1931
5.2.32
Total Resources and Liabilities of Illinois State Banks, 1949
5.2.33
What to See and Where to Stop in the Southwestern States, Chicago Motor Club, 1966

 

McLean County Museum of History Collections and Research