324 Main Library | 1408 West Gregory Drive | Urbana IL 61801 | 217-333-1777 | ihlc@library.illinois.edu
Browse by: Collection Titles Subjects Persons or Organizations

Corrie Family. Papers

Overview

Scope and Contents

Subject Terms

PDF Box/Folder List

Finding Aid for Corrie Family. Papers, 1793-1964 | Illinois History and Lincoln Collections

RequestSubmit request (Aeon) | Printer-friendly Printer-friendly | Contact Us About This Collection

Collection Overview

Title: Corrie Family. Papers, 1793-1964

Collection identifier: 558

Primary Creator: Corrie Family

Extent: 1.0 microfilm reel

Subjects: Emigration and immigration, England, Property, Wabash County (Ill.)

Forms of Material: Copies, Family papers

Scope and Contents of the Materials

In 1828, five Corrie brothers from Scotland and England settled in Wabash County, Ill. One of these was Robert Corrie (1779-1863) who, with his wife Sarah (1785-1864), maintained an active correspondence with other members of the family, particularly those who remained in England. The correspondence was continued by their children: Jane (1827-1908), who married a Presbyterian minister, Samuel C. Baldridge, and John Robert (1816-97), who maintained the family farm in Wabash County. Lester Linn Corrie of Urbana is the grandson of John Robert Corrie.

This collection highlights an emigrating family's continuing cross-Atlantic ties, with references to contemporary events, presidents, and the Civil War. The Corries had extensive land holdings which are frequently mentioned in the correspondence.

Lester J. Corrie, grandson of John Robert Corrie, loaned the originals to the Library for microfilming in 1972.

Subject/Index Terms

Emigration and immigration
England
Property
Wabash County (Ill.)

Administrative Information

Repository: Illinois History and Lincoln Collections

Box/Folder List

URL: http://www.library.illinois.edu/ihx/inventories/corrie.pdf

PDF finding aid for Corrie Family. Papers


Page Generated in: 0.091 seconds (using 56 queries).
Using 5.87MB of memory. (Peak of 6.08MB.)

Powered by Archon Version 3.21 rev-3
Copyright (c) The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign