Hiram and Portia Gilkerson Papers, 1875-81, 1890-1910 | University of Illinois Archives
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Papers of Hiram Gilkerson '77 and Portia Moffett Gilkerson, LAS 1875-76, including Hiram Gilkerson's photograph exchange album (1875-77), Portia Gilkerson's diary (1878-79, 1881, 1892-97) and autograph album (1888-93), photographs of relatives' homes in the Carbondale area (ca. 1900) and farm scenes in Kansas (1890's); photographs of 1902 Illinois baseball team, flag rush (ca. 1910), parade and Jennie M. Latzer; photographs of family and farm life in Illinois (ca. 1890-1910) and memorabilia.
The diary includes entries relating to farm life in northern Illinois, household work, friends and relatives, health, weather, travel, Worlds Fair and June, 1893 Alumni Reunion.