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Conkey-McCulloch Families. Papers


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Title: Conkey-McCulloch Families. Papers, 1844-1899

Collection identifier: 555

Primary Creator: Conkey-Mcculloch Families

Extent: 0.2 cubic feet. More info below.

Subjects: Champaign County--Homer (Ill.), General stores, Indiana--Clinton

Forms of Material: Business records, Family papers

Scope and Contents of the Materials

In 1830, Otis M. Conkey moved to Illinois from Massachusetts with his parents. He farmed and operated a general store with his son Morton in Homer, where his younger brother, William A. Conkey, a doctor and farmer, also lived.

The Conkey family papers contain the financial records of Otis M. and Morton Conkey, 1856-1899, including bills, receipts, and promissory notes for freight charges, taxes and merchandise; a memorandum book of accounts due O. M. Conkey and Sons; a notebook listing purchases and expenses; and correspondence with banks and commission merchants regarding accounts and grain prices. In addition, the collection contains four letterbooks, 1844-1854, concerning James McCulloch's business transactions as the operator of a general store in Clinton, Ind. McCulloch was Otis Conkey's mother's cousin.

The Library acquired the collection in 1977.

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Champaign County--Homer (Ill.)
General stores

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Repository: Illinois History and Lincoln Collections

Alternate Extent Statement: 6 vols., 54 items

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URL: http://www.library.illinois.edu/ihx/inventories/conkey-mcculloch.pdf

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