Matthias L. Dunlap Papers, 1839-58, 1867-77
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Brief 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.
Held at:
University of Illinois Archives
19 Library
1408 W. Gregory Dr.
Urbana, IL 61820
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Record Series Number: 1/20/2
Created by: Dunlap, Matthias L. (1814-1875)
Volume: 1.1 cubic feet
Acquired: 9/29/64
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Arrangement: By type of record and chronologically thereunder
Subject Index
Agricultural Implements
Agricultural Research
Farm Machinery
Land Surveys
Leyden, Illinois
Prairie Farmer
Savoy, Illinois
Trustees, Board of
Western Plank Road Company
Genres/Forms of Material
Languages of Materials
English [eng]