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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...
Dates: Created: 1841-2008; Other: Date acquired: 1959
Found in: Buswell Library Special Collections