University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Illinois Historical Survey
1408 Gregory Drive
Urbana, IL 61801
250 folders; 2 reels of microfilm
Manuscript letters, legal documents, and notebooks. Papers also include two original patent letters for an improvement in wooden pipes (wooden tubing), 1867 and improved pneumatic tube for transporting goods, 1869. Other corespondence on patents, 1870-1884, includes heating greenhouses, disposing of the dead, wooden boast-soles and heels and a pneumatic carriage.