Matthias L. Dunlap Papers, 1839-58, 1867-77 | University of Illinois Archives
Series Number: 1/20/2
Volume: 1.1 cubic feet
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Description: Papers of Matthias L. Dunlap (1814-1875) of Leyden (1839-58) and Savoy, university trustee (1867-69), including letterbooks (1851-58), account books (1839-58, 1867-77) and news clippings (1853-58, 1868-72) relating to farm, orchard and nursery business; family affairs; survey, construction, management of and investments in the Western Plank Road Co.; contributions to the Prairie Farmer; evaluations of farm machinery, land survey reports and settlement at Savoy. The series includes Dunlap's Chicago Tribune and Chicago Democratic Press articles on agricultural and horticultural topics under the name of "Rural" and criticisms of classical academic emphases in the university curriculum. Correspondents include G. H. Rugg and Cyrus H. McCormick.