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141Title:  Arcadian Literary Society Record Books     
 Creator:  Arcadian Literary Society 
 Dates:  1875-1884 
 Abstract:  The Arcadian Literary Society was founded by students at Willoughby College, Willoughby, Ohio. The collection consists of secretaries' books containing names of members, minutes of meetings, programs, and exercises. 
 Call #:  MS 0479 
 Extent:  0.20 linear feet (1 container) 
 Subjects:  Willoughby College -- Students. | Arcadian Literary Society (Willoughby, Ohio) | Literature -- Societies, etc. | Students -- Ohio -- Willoughby -- Societies, etc. | College students -- Ohio -- Willoughby -- Societies, etc.
 
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142Title:  Presbytery of the Western Reserve Records     
 Creator:  Presbytery of the Western Reserve 
 Dates:  1858-1870 
 Abstract:  The Presbytery of the Western Reserve formed in 1858 in northern Ohio. The first meeting was held in Sandusky. The collection consists of a roll of the presbytery and minutes of meetings. The membership records contained in this collection have been indexed. Click here to search the WRHS genealogy index. 
 Call #:  MS 0482 
 Extent:  0.20 linear feet (1 container) 
 Subjects:  Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A. -- Government. | Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A. Presbytery of the Western Reserve. | Churches -- Ohio. | Presbyterian Church -- Ohio -- History -- Sources. | Church records and registers -- Ohio. | Ohio -- Church history -- Sources. | Western Reserve (Ohio) -- Church history.
 
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143Title:  Linda Thayer Guilford Papers     
 Creator:  Guilford, Linda Thayer 
 Dates:  1843-1910 
 Abstract:  Linda Thayer Guilford (1823-1911) was an educator and temperance advocate of Cleveland, Ohio. The collection consists of correspondence, writings, speeches, notes on early Cleveland, Ohio, schools; newspaper clippings, scrapbook, and other papers concerning Miss Guilford's activities as a teacher at the Cleveland Female Seminary and the Cleveland Academy, and her interest in the temperance movement. Includes secretary's book (1882-1885) of the Young Ladies Temperance League and minutes and newspaper clippings (1885-1880) concerning the Young Ladies League for Temperance Education, Cleveland. Also contains notes in memory of her former student, Constance Fenimore Woolson, and extracts from the writings of Woolson. 
 Call #:  MS 0484 
 Extent:  0.50 linear feet (1 container and 1 oversize volume) 
 Subjects:  Woolson, Constance Fenimore, 1840-1894. | Guilford, L. T. (Linda Thayer). | Cleveland Female Seminary | Cleveland Academy (Cleveland, Ohio) | Women teachers -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Women -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Teachers -- Ohio -- Cleveland -- Miscellanea. | Schools -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Temperance -- Societies, etc.
 
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144Title:  Irad Kelley Papers     
 Creator:  Kelley, Irad 
 Dates:  1811-1910 
 Abstract:  Irad Kelley )1791-1875) was a merchant, postmaster, real estate investor, and politician, of Cleveland, Ohio. He and his brother, Datus, owned Kelley's Island in Lake Erie. The collection consists of correspondence, land deeds and leases, financial accounts and receipts, business papers, insurance policies, and newspaper clippings. Includes postmaster's record book (1818-1829), cashbook (1831-1874), and scrapbook (1860s). Correspondents include: John W. Allen, Elisha Whittlesey, Millard Fillmore, and Alfred, Datus and Edwin Kelley. 
 Call #:  MS 0485 
 Extent:  0.60 linear feet (2 containers) 
 Subjects:  Kelly family. | Kelley, Irad, 1791-1875. | Deeds -- Ohio. | Real property -- Ohio. | Postal service -- Ohio -- Cleveland -- History -- Sources.
 
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145Title:  A. F. Smith Plantation Records     
 Creator:  Smith, A. F. 
 Dates:  1851-1852 
 Abstract:  A. F. Smith was the owner of a plantation in Princeton, Mississippi. The collection consists of an inventory of stock and implements, daily record of events, and records of births and deaths of slaves on the plantation. 
 Call #:  MS 0489 
 Extent:  0.20 linear feet (1 container) 
 Subjects:  Smith, A.F. | Plantation life -- Mississippi -- History -- 19th century -- Sources. | Slave records -- Mississippi -- Princeton. | Cotton growing -- Mississippi -- History -- 19 century -- Sources. | Slavery -- Mississippi -- History -- Sources. | Princeton (Miss.) -- History -- Sources. | Afro-Americans -- History -- To 1863.
 
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146Title:  Medical Society of the 16th Medical District (Ohio) Minutes     
 Creator:  Medical Society of the 16th Medical District (Ohio) 
 Dates:  1824-1830 
 Abstract:  The Medical Society of the 16th Medical District was composed of approximately 30 members from Harrison, Jefferson, and Belmont Counties, Ohio. The society was organized to license, certify and issue permits to practice medicine and surgery within the district. The collection consists of minutes of meetings held in Mount Pleasant, Smithfield, and Steubenville, Ohio. 
 Call #:  MS 0492 
 Extent:  0.20 linear feet (1 container) 
 Subjects:  Medical Society of the 16th Medical District (Ohio) | Medicine -- Ohio -- Societies, etc. | Physicians -- Licenses -- Ohio.
 
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147Title:  Peter Neff Reminiscences     
 Creator:  Neff, Peter 
 Dates:  ca. 1840 
 Abstract:  Peter Neff (1798-1878) was a partner of Charles Bird, Harry Bird, and Samuel Nightingale in the hardware business in Baltimore, Maryland, between 1818 and 1828. In 1835 he settled in Cincinnati, Ohio, where he continued in business and was active in banking. The collection consists of reminiscences containing references to his family, to his personal and business life, and also to his interests in the Presbyterian Church and in temperance activities in Cincinnati. 
 Call #:  MS 0493 
 Extent:  0.20 linear feet (1 container) 
 Subjects:  Neff family | Temperance. | Baltimore (Maryland) -- Commerce -- 19th century. | Cincinnati (Ohio) -- Commerce -- 19th century.
 
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148Title:  Delta Kappa Chi Society Record Book     
 Creator:  Delta Kappa Chi Society 
 Dates:  1866-1871 
 Abstract:  Delta Kappa Chi was a collegiate society with programs featuring essays, papers, debates, declamations and musical performances. It met weekly at Willoughby College, Willoughby, Ohio. The collection consists of a roll, minutes of meetings, reports, and financial minutes. 
 Call #:  MS 0495 
 Extent:  0.20 linear feet (1 container) 
 Subjects:  Willoughby College -- Students. | Delta Kappa Chi Society (Willoughby, Ohio) | College students -- Ohio -- Willoughby -- Societies, etc. | Greek letter societies -- Ohio -- Willoughby.
 
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149Title:  Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A., Presbytery of Grand River Records     
 Creator:  Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A., Presbytery of Grand River 
 Dates:  1814-1870 
 Abstract:  The Presbytery of Grand River was formed in 1814 in Grand River, Ohio, from the Hartford Presbytery. The collection consists of the petition to form the Presbytery, annual presbytery reports, and minutes of meetings held in Austinburg, Burton, Geneva, Hudson, Warren, and other cities throughout northeastern Ohio. 
 Call #:  MS 0500 
 Extent:  0.40 linear feet (1 container) 
 Subjects:  Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A. -- Government. | Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A. Presbytery of Grand River | Church records and registers -- Ohio. | Churches -- Ohio. | Presbyterian Church -- Ohio -- History -- Sources. | Ohio -- Church history -- Sources.
 
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150Title:  Presbytery of Portage Records     
 Creator:  Presbytery of Portage 
 Dates:  1818-1843 
 Abstract:  The Presbytery of Portage was formed in 1818 from southern portions of the Presbytery of Grand River (Ohio). The collection consists of a preamble and regulations, covenant, resolutions, and minutes of regular and annual meetings of the Presbytery of Portage, and minutes of the Synod of Pittsburgh dealing with the organization of the Presbytery of Portage (1818). 
 Call #:  MS 0501 
 Extent:  0.20 linear feet (1 container) 
 Subjects:  Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A. -- Government. | Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A. Presbytery of Portage. | Church records and registers -- Ohio. | Churches -- Ohio. | Presbyterian Church -- Ohio -- History -- Sources. | Ohio -- Church history -- Sources.
 
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151Title:  Nathan Starr Papers     
 Creator:  Starr, Nathan 
 Dates:  1821-1846 
 Abstract:  Nathan Starr (1784-1852) was a sword and gun manufacturer, of Middletown, Connecticut, after whom the village of Western Star, in Summit County, Ohio, was named. The collection consists of correspondence relating to shipment of gun stocks from the Port of Black River in 1827, and the construction of Western Starr Seminary near Wadsworth, Ohio; and, deeds and lists of lands in Cuyahoga, Medina, and Summit Counties, Ohio, released or sold by Starr. Correspondents include John W. Allen, Dudley Griswold, and Alfred Kelley. 
 Call #:  MS 0505 
 Extent:  0.20 linear feet (1 container) 
 Subjects:  Starr, Nathan. | Western Starr Seminary (Wadsworth, Ohio) | Deeds -- Ohio. | Real property -- Ohio. | Gunstocks. | Firearms industry and trade -- United States. | Western Star (Ohio) -- History -- Sources.
 
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152Title:  Merriman Cook Papers     
 Creator:  Cook, Merriman 
 Dates:  1786-1860 
 Abstract:  The collection consists of personal correspondence (1813-1823) of Merriman, Elzar, and John Cook, account books and financial papers (1791-1840), deeds to land in Cheshire, New Haven County, Connecticut (1786-1805) and Burton, Ohio (1825-39), and tax receipts from Geauga County, Ohio (1823-1860). 
 Call #:  MS 0521 
 Extent:  0.20 linear feet (1 container) 
 Subjects:  Cook family. | Cook, Merriman, d. 1858. | Deeds -- Connecticut -- Cheshire. | Deeds -- Ohio -- Burton. | Real property tax -- Ohio -- Geauga County.
 
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153Title:  Wau Lee Account Book     
 Creator:  Lee, Wau 
 Dates:  1873-1875 
 Abstract:  Wau Lee was the proprietor of Cleveland, Ohio's first Chinese laundry. It was located at 67 Ontario Street. The collection consists of an account book for the laundry business. 
 Call #:  MS 0522 
 Extent:  0.20 linear feet (1 container) 
 Subjects:  Wau, Lee. | Chinese -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Chinese American businesspeople -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Laundry industry -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Chinese Americans -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Immigrants -- Ohio -- Cleveland.
 
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154Title:  Dr. John M. Henderson Papers     
 Creator:  Henderson, John M. 
 Dates:  1810-1892 
 Abstract:  Dr. John M. Henderson was an early pioneer of the Connecticut Western Reserve in Ohio, arriving sometime before 1813 in Chagrin Township, Cuyahoga County, Ohio. He established a successful medical practice and in 1834 co-founded the medical school of the Willoughby University, Willoughby, Ohio. He was a trustee, treasurer, and secretary of the Willoughby Medical College, and was awarded an honorary degree in 1837. He also served as a postmaster and justice of the peace of Chagrin Township, Cuyahoga County (later Willoughby, Lake County), Ohio. The collection consists of an account book, correspondence, election tickets, resolutions, bylaws, minutes, essays, petitions, and legal documents including agreements, receipts, bills, depositions, inventories, oaths, testimonies, summons, subpoenas, notes, bonds, judgements, writs, settlements, and executions. 
 Call #:  MS 0533 
 Extent:  0.40 linear feet (1 container) 
 Subjects:  Henderson, John M. | Willoughby Medical College. | Medical colleges -- Ohio -- Willoughby. | Frontier and pioneer life -- Ohio -- Western Reserve. | Physicians -- Ohio -- Willoughby. | Court records -- Ohio -- Willoughby. | Willoughby (Ohio) -- History -- Sources. | Willoughby (Ohio) -- Genealogy. | Lake County (Ohio) -- History -- Sources. | Lake County (Ohio) -- Genealogy.
 
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155Title:  Virginia Militia Records     
 Creator:  Virginia Militia 
 Dates:  1812-1815 
 Abstract:  The collection consists of muster rolls, payrolls, general orders, and correspondence, most of which pertains to the activities of various units of the Virginia Militia during the War of 1812. 
 Call #:  MS 0534 
 Extent:  0.20 linear feet (1 container) 
 Subjects:  Virginia. Militia. | Virginia -- Militia -- History -- War of 1812 -- Sources. | United States -- History -- War of 1812 -- Registers. | United States -- History -- War of 1812 -- Sources. | Virginia -- History -- War of 1812 -- Registers. | Virginia -- History -- War of 1812 -- Sources.
 
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156Title:  Rural Retreat Literary Society Minutes     
 Creator:  Rural Retreat Literary Society 
 Dates:  1856-1858 
 Abstract:  The Rural Retreat Literary Society was located near Salem and Mount Union, probably in Ohio, whose members included Sallie Bonsall, S.J. Firestone, Samuel Galbreath, James Morgan, P.H. Ward, Elijah Whinery, and Joshua Whinery. The collection consists of minutes of meetings. 
 Call #:  MS 0538 
 Extent:  0.20 linear feet (1 container) 
 Subjects:  Rural Retreat Literary Society. | Literature -- Societies, etc.
 
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157Title:  Regular Baptist Church Records     
 Creator:  Regular Baptist Church 
 Dates:  1831-1905 
 Abstract:  The Regular Baptist Church was founded in 1831, in Chardon (Geauga County), Ohio. The collection consists of articles of faith, covenant, minutes of meetings, lists of members, records of deaths, 1831-1905, and certificates of recommendation, 1844-1903. The membership records contained in this collection have been indexed. Click here to search the WRHS genealogy index. 
 Call #:  MS 0542 
 Extent:  0.20 linear feet (1 container) 
 Subjects:  Regular Baptist Church (Chardon, Ohio) | Baptists -- Ohio -- Chardon. | Church records and registers -- Ohio -- Chardon. | Registers of births, etc. -- Ohio -- Chardon. | Chardon (Ohio) -- Church history -- Sources. | Chardon (Ohio) -- Genealogy.
 
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158Title:  George W. Landrum Letters     
 Creator:  Landrum, George W. 
 Dates:  1861-1863 
 Abstract:  George W. Landrum (1830-1863) was a Kentucky native who moved to Cincinnati, Ohio. During the American Civil War he served first in the 6th Ohio Infantry Regiment (the "Guthrie Gray" Regiment) and later as a 1st Lieutenant in the Signal Corps of the 2nd Ohio Infantry Regiment. He died at Chickamauga in September 1863. The collection consists primarily of typewritten transcripts of letters sent to Landrum's sister, Amanda Wilson (Mrs. Obed J. Wilson), containing descriptions of camp life and various military encounters in which Landrum took part during the Civil War, such as Chaplin Hills (Perryville, Kentucky.) and Stone River (Murfreesboro, Tennessee). 
 Call #:  MS 0543 
 Extent:  0.20 linear feet (1 container) 
 Subjects:  Landrum, George W., 1830-1863. | United States. Army Ohio Infantry Regiment, 6th (1861) Company A. | United States. Army Ohio Infantry Regiment, 2nd (1861-1864) Company D. | Soldiers -- Ohio -- Correspondence. | United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Personal narratives.
 
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159Title:  Wooster Regular Baptist Association Record Book     
 Creator:  Wooster Regular Baptist Association 
 Dates:  1840-1881 
 Abstract:  The Wooster Regular Baptist Association was an Ohio association of Regular Baptist ministers and church-appointed delegates which met yearly at various member churches (i.e. Massillon, Wooster, Warren, Salt Creek, Sugar Creek, Canal Dover, Alliance, Canton, Moscow, New Philadelphia, East Union, Indian Run, Canaan, Millbrook, Chipewa, Mohican, Greenford, First Salem, New Hagerstown, etc.). The association promoted foreign and domestic missions, ministerial education, Sabbath school, temperance, and the distribution of bibles, tracts, religious periodicals, and "other objects of Christian benevolence." The collection consists of a constitution and articles of faith, rules of order, and minutes of forty-two anniversary meetings, 1840-81, including resolutions pertaining particularly to the education of ministers, temperance, and Sunday religious instruction. Also includes introductory sermons, committee reports, financial reports, and lists of churches and ministers in the association, along with their letters of greeting, reports, and membership statistics. 
 Call #:  MS 0545 
 Extent:  0.20 linear feet (1 container) 
 Subjects:  Wooster Regular Baptist Association (Ohio) -- Archives. | Baptists -- Ohio -- Congresses. | Baptist associations -- Ohio -- Archives. | Ohio -- Church history -- Sources.
 
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160Title:  Ohio Militia, 4th Division Records, Series II     
 Creator:  Ohio Militia, 4th Division 
 Dates:  1809-1867 
 Abstract:  The collection consists of muster rolls and returns of the 2nd Brigade of the Ohio Militia's 4th Division under the command of General Reasin Beall; and general orders, minutes of meetings, and rank rolls of officers. 
 Call #:  MS 0547 
 Extent:  0.20 linear feet (1 container) 
 Subjects:  Ohio. Militia. Division, 4th. | United States -- Armed Forces -- Ohio -- Records and correspondence. | United States -- History -- War of 1812 -- Sources. | Ohio -- History -- War of 1812 -- Sources. | Ohio -- Militia.
 
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