James E. Burr Collection
Scope and Contents
The James E. Burr Collection primarily documents the imprisonement of George Thompson, Alanson Work, and James E. Burr while students at the Mission Institute (Quincy, Illinois) during the 1840s. Primary source documents include newsclippings, court transcripts, and original correspondence while Clyde S. Kilby's research cards and notes from the 1950s provide additional background material. In recent years, new research has begun by Wheaton alumna Marcia Daniels and is regularly updated in a separate binder.
- Created: 1841-2008
- Other: Date acquired: 00/00/1959
- Burr, James E. (Person)
Conditions Governing Access
There are no specific restrictions on this collection.
Conditions Governing Use
Duplication may be restricted if copying could cause damage to items.
.84 linear feet other_unmapped
The collection is arranged by series with folder level control.
Source of Acquisition
The provenance of the James E. Burr Collection is currently unknown, but it is likely that much of the research was gathered by Clyde S. Kilby in the late 1950s and subsequent material given as a personal donation by Marsha Daniels post-1986.
Method of Acquisition
- Burr, James E.
- Burr, James E. -- Trials, litigation, etc.
- Clippings Files
- Illinois Institute
- Kilby, Clyde S., 1902-1986
- Missouri State Penitentiary
- Prisoners -- Missouri -- Biography.
- Prisoners’ writings, American
- Prisons -- Missouri.
- Slavery -- Missouri.
- Slavery -- United States -- Personal narratives.
- Thompson, George, d. 1893
- Underground Railroad
- Work, Alanson
- James E. Burr Collection
- Special Collections, Buswell Library Staff
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description