James Waldron and Hinkle-Hobbs Family papers

Descriptive Summary

Title
James Waldron and Hinkle-Hobbs Family papers
Identifier
BMRC.CHM.WALDRON_HINKLE-HOBBS
Repository
Chicago History Museum
Language
English
Size
0.5 Linear feet
Dates
1865-1959
Creator
Hinkle, Emma
Creator
Hobbs, George
Creator
Waldron, James

Scope and Contents note

Sundry letters and other documents of members of an African American family, including certificate of appointment of Civil War soldier James Waldron as corporal in the 13th Colored Heavy Artillery, Jan. 1865, and his discharge, in Kentucky, Nov. 1865. Also letters and newsletters from S.W. Daugherty & Co., Columbus (Ind.), about assistance in claiming Waldron's military pension, 1890-1905, most addressed to Mrs. Keziah Hicks of Kentucky. Also in the collection are National Tribune circulars; correspondence of the Hobbs family of Michigan, Kentucky, and Chicago, 1914-1958, including World War I draft forms of George Hobbs of Chicago, Ill.; and correspondence to Emma Hinkle of Kentucky, 1920s-1951; insurance policy and premium receipt books ca. 1930.

Processing Information note

This collection was surveyed as part of the Black Metropolis Research Consortium's Survey Initiative on 2010 May 24 by Lisa Calahan and Andrew Steadham.

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