Kirkpatrick Family
Collection

 

 


Processed by
Brigid R. McBride
Summer 2009

 

 



Table of Contents
Howard-Kirkpatrick Home Furnishing Store located in the 500 block of North Main Street in Bloomington  

Collection Information
Volume of Collection:
Twp boxes
Collection Dates:
1883-1969
Provenance: Gift from Melba Kirkpatrick
Restrictions:
None
Reproduction Rights:
Permission to reproduce or publish material in this collection must be obtained in writing from the McLean County Museum of History
Alternative Formats: None
Other Finding Aids: Record in National Union Catalog Manuscripts Collection On-Line
Location:
Archives
Notes: See also-- Photograph Collection People, Photograph Collection Subject Architecture 500 N. Main Bloomington, and Kirkpatrick Photograph Collection

 

Charles Kirkpatrick in his Bloomington High School football uniform in 1896.

 

Historical Sketch

  Jonathon H. Kirkpatrick was born in North Liberty, Ohio in 1844. He moved to Bloomington with his widowed mother and seven siblings. He moved to Iowa to farm land and upon his mother's death, moved back to Bloomington and became a well known auctioneer. He is said to have "called" auctions for livestock, land, and personal property. He auctioned six thousand land and stock sales which netted $16 million worth of sold merchandise. J.H. Kirkpatrick was elected Bloomington alderman, and was active in the Second Presbyterian Church, the Odd Fellows, and the Knights of Pythias. In the 1880s, Kirkpatrick opened a second-hand furniture store and in 1888, he took on a partner and the business was known as Howard-Kirkpatrick House Furnishing Co. The famous "Kirk's Red Chair" sat in front of this business for many years. This red chair is on display at the McLean County Museum of History.

  Edward Kirkpatrick (1881-1968), Jonathon's son, became the manager of the Howard-Kirkpatrick House Furnishing Co. The partnership dissolved when Howard retired. Edward Kirkpatrick was very active in the Kiwanis Club in Bloomington by hosting many parties and fundraisers for the group.

  Charles Kirkpatrick (1879-1971), Edward's brother, was gravely injured in a football game at Bloomington's Miller Park in October 1896. He suffered a fractured spine and was placed in a full body cast. He eventually recovered from the spinal injury and graduated from Bloomington High School in 1900. Charles attended the Eastman College of Business in Poughkeepsie, NY and graduated in 1901. He returned to Bloomington and tried several different occupations but all were too exhausting with his physical condition. He went to work at the Kirkpatrick Home Furnishing Store as the credit man. While working at the store, he attended the Bloomington Law School and Illinois Wesleyan University. Charles was chosen to be the President of the Alumni Association for Bloomington High School. He provided work for the YMCA and the Bloomington Consistory Club. He was appointed to the Federal Home Loan Bank Board in Washington DC. These opportunities provided Charles to throw parties, balls, and dinner parties. Many of these were fund raisers for World War II home front efforts. He served as the chairman for the Bloomington portion of the national celebration of the Northwest Territory Anniversary. He was also the director of the Blue Cross Plan for Hospital Care of Chicago and acting Chairman of the McLean County Chapter for Infantile Paralysis. He wrote many essays about Bloomington-Normal history and sports. He even provided his friends with sports riddles every year on the anniversary of his back injury.

 

 

Scope and Contents Note

This collection includes items from various members of the Kirkpatrick family, including J.H., Charles, and Edward R. Their items include essays, advertisements, newspaper articles, scrapbooks, and correspondence.

 

Box and Folder Inventory

BOX 1: Auctions

Folder 1:
Wm. M. Jones Book
1.1.1
Wm. M. Jones Book, on cover, Gibson City, Ills. 1882, blank pages except for Normal, IL 1883

 

Folder 2:
Newspaper Articles (Pantagraph unless otherwise noted)
1.2.1
"Howard & Kirkpatrick to Close Out Business," January 23, 1908
1.2.2
"Well Known Firm Soon to Dissolve," Morning Bulletin, January 26, 1908
1.2.3
"Widely Known Firm to Dissolve Partnership," Lexington Unit Journal, February 6, 1908
1.2.4
"Change in Old Business Firm," June 18, 1908
1.2.5
"Howard-Kirkpatrick House Furnishing Co. Widely Known Business House is Reorganized," Sunday Bulletin, June 28, 1908
1.2.6
L.W. Howard Leases Building for Store," February 4, 1909 and "Business Deal is Completed," Bulletin, February 5, 1909
1.2.7
"Four Generations, All Native M'Lean Co.," June 15, 1912
1.2.8
"Bloomingtonians You Ought to Know," March 5, 1914

 

Folder 3:
International Auctioneer
1.3.1
"Constitution and By Laws of the International Association of Auctioneers," organized Aug. 22, 1904
1.3.2
"The International Association of Auctioneers," no date, lists members of the association by state
1.3.3
"International Auctioneer," Chicago, November 1917, article about J.H. Kirkpatrick pp3-4
1.3.4
"International Auctioneer," Peoria, July 1920
1.3.5
"International Auctioneer," no date, pp13-14
1.3.6
"International Auctioneer," July 1, 1905
1.3.7
"International Auctioneer," pp 15-16
1.3.8
"Ninth Annual Convention, International Association of Auctioneers," Chicago, Illinois, June 17-18, 1913

 

Folder 4:
Scrapbook Pages
1.4.1
Page with newspaper articles and photographs
1.4.2
Page with newspaper articles and photographs, Pawnee Bill and "The Day in Normal"

 

Folder 5:
Kirkpatrick, J.H.
1.5.1
"Col. J. H. Kirkpatrick," unknown author, no date, biography of J.H. Kirkpatrick, 5 pp

Folder 6:
Kirkpatrick, Ed
1.6.1
"Edward R. Kirkpatrick," unknown author, no date, biography of Ed Kirkpatrick, 1 pg

 

Folder 7:
Kirkpatrick, Charles Sperry
1.7.1
"Charles Sperry Kirkpatrick" Biography of Charles Sperry Kirkpatrick as related by him on December 19, 1952

 

Folder 8:
Speech
1.8.1
"Celebration of the 150th Anniversary of the Formation of the North-West territory and the Passage of the Ordinance of 1787 which created the Bill of Rights, the Inspiration for the Northwest Territory Celebration," unknown author, no date, 8 pp

 

Folder 9:
Parades
1.9.1
"Pioneer Day-Bloomington-Wednesday June 22," details the events of the Pioneer Caravan and Pageant as presented by the Illinois Commission of the Northwest Territory Celebration, 3 pp
1.9.2
"Historic Parade Bloomington, Illinois, June 22, 1938," Chairman and Director of Celebration Charles S. Kirkpatrick, details the parade hosted in Bloomington for the Celebration, 18 pp (3 full copies and pp 15- 18 and 17-18)
1.9.3
Page 26, with note stapled, "asked of Mr. Kirkpatrick to tell to the audience over the loud speaker the story that he-the veteran- was relating to him"
1.9.4
"Civic Record-Parades: Chas. S. Kirkpatrick, Parade Organizer and Director, Halloween Parade," 2 pp (2 copies)

 

Folder 10:
WW II Promotions
1.10.1
"Connection of Charles S. Kirkpatrick with the McLean County, Illinois, Red Cross Financial War Fund Drives in World War II," unknown author, no date, 5 pp
1.10.2
"Promotions: Four Red Cross World War II Fund Raising Campaigns," unknown author, no date, 5 pp (2 copies)
1.10.3
"Tableau Preceding Community Chest Drive," unknown author, no date, 1 pg
1.10.4
"Let Freedom Ring Parade," unknown author, no date, handwritten, 4 pp
1.10.5
"Let Freedom Ring Parade," unknown author, no date, 2 pp
1.10.6
"Let Freedom Ring (Continued)," unknown author, no date, 1 pg (2 copies)
1.10.7
"Let Freedom Ring (Continued)," unknown author, no date, 3 pp
1.10.8
"Promotions Four Red Cross World War II Fund Raising Campaigns," unknown author, no date, 5 pp

 

Folder 11:
Stagg
1.11.1
Thank You note from Amos Alonzo Stagg dated 1962
1.11.2
"Address of A.A. Stagg, Athletic Director, University of Chicago," delivered Illinois Hotel Bloomington, Illinois March 11, 1930, 12 pp

 

Folder 12:
Newspaper Articles, Clippings, from The Pantagraph unless otherwise noted
1.12.1
"50 Years Ago," no date
1.12.2
"How Residents Looked 40 Years Ago," photograph, November 22, 1931
1.12.3
Transcript of a press write-up from Pantagraph, May 29, 1963
1.12.4
"Recalls House in Which Elbert Hubbard was Born," August 28, 1926
1.12.5
"To Demolish Historic C & A Hotel in New Yard Enlargement Program," no source, no date
1.12.6
Advertisement, Kirkpatrick House Furnishing Company, no source, no date
1.12.7
"Pawnee Bill Reviewed Value of Studying for BHS Aegis," February 6, 1942
1.12.8
"Development of Kirkpatrick's Has Been Synonymous with Expansion of Bloomington as Trade Center," July 11, 1934 (2 copies)
1.12.9
"Annual Kirkpatrick Dinner: 101 Men Attend Party-Hear Talk on 'Showboating,'" December 18, 1948
1.12.10
Howard-Kirkpatrick House Furnishing Co. Carpet Department advertisement, no date
1.12.11
"Remarkable Growth of City's Pioneer Home Furnishers," April 5, 1912; poster size (2 copies)
1.12.12
Advertisement from Pantagraph March 30, 1952, Downtown Bloomington Retail Stores
1.12.13
Advertisement from Pantagraph April 29, 1966, Downtown Bloomington Retail Stores
1.12.14
"The Home of Life Time Furniture: Bloomington's Largest and Leading Furnishing Store," no source, March 8, 1912 (photocopy)

 

Folder 13:
Autobiography
1.13.1
"Salient Points in Career of Charles S. Kirkpatrick, Bloomington, Illinois, since sustaining injury in football game between University and Bloomington High School on Saturday, October 17, 1869," unknown author, no date, 2 pp
1.13.2
"Charles S. Kirkpatrick," unknown author, no date, 1 pg
1.13.2
Record of Chas. S. Kirkpatrick," unknown author, no date, 4 pp (2 copies)

 

Folder 14:
Balls
1.14.1
"Identification of Charles S. Kirkpatrick with "March of Dimes Campaigns and McLean County, Illinois, Chapter for Infantile Paralysis," unknown author, no date, 2 pp
1.14.2
"McLean County Presidential Birthday Balls 1934-1940," unknown author, no date, 2 pp (copies)
1.14.3
"Fourth Presidential Birthday Ball: A Labyrinth of Birthdays," unknown authors, no date, 3 pp (2 copies)
1.14.4
"The 1938 Birthday Ball," unknown author, no date, handwritten, 2 pp
1.14.5
"Scheme of Decorations for the Fifth Birthday Ball for the President given in Scottish Rite Temple, January 29th 1938, upon the occasion of the fifty-sixth birthday anniversary of Franklin Delano Roosevelt," Charles Kirkpatrick, no date, many edits to original including name change to Benefit of Sufferers of Infantile Paralysis, 2 pp
1.14.6
"McLean County Illinois Fifth Presidential Birthday Ball Honoring the Fifty-Sixth Birthday of the President of the United States, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, for the Benefit of Those Afflicted with Infantile Paralysis," unknown author, no date, 3 pp
1.14.7
"Sixth Birthday Celebration: President Franklin D. Roosevelt," Charles Kirkpatrick, no date, 3 pp
1.14.8
"Partial Official Roster of Organization" list of positions and names
1.14.9
Loose sheets from McLean County Illinois Fifth Presidential Birthday Ball Honoring..." 5 pp
1.14.10
"Sixth Birthday Ball: An Evening in Georgia," unknown author, no date, 4 pp (2 copies)
1.14.11
March of Dimes auction Dinner seats bought by Charles S. Kirkpatrick, includes prices
1.14.12
"Seventh Birthday Ball: 'The Old Homestead' and 'Lavender and Old Lace'," unknown author, no date, 3 pp (2 copies)

 

Folder 15:
Sports Riddle with Coins (all addressed to Mr. M.L. McLure)
1.15.1
"October 17, 1962 Sixty-Sixth Anniversary," outside envelope postmarked Rockford, ILL, inside envelope has riddle on front
1.15.2
"October 17, 1963 Sixty-Seventh Anniversary," outside envelope with illegible postmark, inside envelope with riddle on front, contains 67 cents inside
1.15.3
"October 17, 1964 Sixty-Eighth Anniversary," outside envelope postmarked possibly South Dakota, inside envelope with riddle on front, contains 68 cents inside
1.15.4
"October 17, 1965 Sixty-Ninth Anniversary," outside envelope postmarked possibly Columbus, Ohio, inside envelope with riddle on front, contains 69 cents inside
1.15.5
"October 17, 1966 Seventieth Anniversary," outside envelope postmarked Minneapolis, Minnesota, inside envelope with riddle on front, contains 70 cents inside
1.15.6
"October 17, 1967 Seventy-First Anniversary," outside envelope postmarked Syracuse, NY, inside envelope with riddle on front, contains 71 cents inside
1.15.7
"October 17, 1968 Seventy-Second Anniversary," outside envelope postmarked Columbus, OH inside envelope with riddle on front, contains 72 cents inside
1.15.8
"October 17, 1969 Seventy-Three Anniversary," outside envelope illegible postmark, inside envelope with riddle on front, contains 73 cents inside

 

Folder 16:
Correspondence
1.16.1
Correspondence from Bloomington High School dated February 15, 1954
1.16.2
"Number in Graduating Classes of Bloomington High School from 1864 through 1953," no date, (2 copies)
1.16.3
Handwritten note
1.16.4
Correspondence from The Daily Bulletin, dated June 10, 1907, thank you note
1.16.5
Correspondence from Larry in the Army and Navy, 1917
1.16.6
Correspondence from Larry in the Army and Navy Young Men's Christian Association, dated September 5, 1917, details about Camp Grant, Illinois
1.16.7
Western Union telegram, December 5, 1932, celebrating Horatio B. Hackett from Army Commander
1.16.8
Western Union telegram, December 5, 1932, celebrating Illinois Wesleyan University football
1.16.9
Western Union telegram, December 5, 1932, celebrating Illinois Wesleyan University football from Amos Stagg
1.16.10
Western Union telegram, December 5, 1932, celebrating Illinois Wesleyan University football from Hunk Anderson
1.16.11
Western Union telegram, December 5, 1932, celebrating Illinois Wesleyan University and Col. Horatio B. Hackett from Herbert Hoover
1.16.12
Handwritten note about a visit to the White House dated March 4, 1933
1.16.13
Correspondence from Mary Burns to Queen on Wallace Company Department Store stationery, no date
1.16.14
Correspondence from Violet Growers of Dutchess County to Charles Kirkpatrick, dated January 23, 1939, acknowledging an order of flowers
1.16.15
"Mrs. Roosevelt Will Get Violets," The Poughkeepsie Star-Enterprise, no date
1.16.16
"Scheme of Decoration for the Fifth Birthday Ball for the President Given Scottish Rite Temple January 29th, 1938, upon the occasion of the fifty-sixth birthday anniversary of Franklin Delano Roosevelt," unknown author, no date, 2 pp
1.16.17
Correspondence from Charles Kirkpatrick to John Bowman dated January 15, 1941 concerning the newspaper article (2.13.16)
1.16.18
Correspondence from Wm. B. Brigham to Charles Kirkpatrick, dated January 27, 1953 concerning a photograph
1.16.19
Correspondence from Charles Kirkpatrick to Biddle Co. Advertising dated December 4, 1959 concerning historical facts about properties in Bloomington, ILL
1.16.20
Correspondence from B.J. Kinsella to Charles Kirkpatrick dated March 16, 1962 concerning Blue Mound and Lexington, Irish
1.14.21
Correspondence from "Red" Ringeiser to Fred Young dated February 3, 1963 concerning Bloomington-Normal, Il baseball history
1.16.22
Correspondence from Mary Burns to Charles Kirkpatrick no date concerning flowers
1.16.23
Correspondence from Bert Kinsella to Charles Kirkpatrick no date concerning Irish and St. Patrick's Day
1.16.24
Correspondence from Tyle Smith to Charles Kirkpatrick no date concerning memories of Bloomington, IL
1.16.25
Greeting card from Andy Glosecki to Charles Kirkpatrick
1.16.26
Invitation to attend the St. Patrick's Day Banquet under the auspices of the Ancient Order of Hibernians, March 17, 1913
1.16.27
Correspondence from Charles S. Kirkpatrick to Timothy R. Ives (WJBC) July 29, 1966 concerning presidential ball/birthday party
1.16.28
Correspondence from Edward Kirkpatrick to Paul Virtin August 17, 1964 concerning echoes of the past
1.16.29
Correspondence from Dr. Edgar DeWitt Jones to Charles Kirkpatrick, February 15, 1926, concerning seminar

 

Folder 17:
Kirkpatrick Businesses
1.17.1
Business card for J.H. Kirkpatrick Stock and Real Estate Auctioneer
1.17.2
"Furniture," catalog for Kirkpatrick House Furnishing Co. no date
1.17.3
"Kirk's 'Red Chair' Land Mark for 35 Years," unknown author, no date, 2 pp
1.17.4
Kirkpatrick House Furnishing Co., letterhead

 

Folder 18:
Certificates
1.18.1
Charles S. Kirkpatrick officially certified as County Chairman for the National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis, Committee for the Celebration of the President's Birthday
1.18.2
Charles S. Kirkpatrick, for Distinguished Service to Higher Education from Illinois Wesleyan University, July 31, 1968
1.18.3
L.M. Johnson Hospital of Arrowsmith, Illinois, from the Department of Public Health, May 18, 1940
1.18.4
Charles S. Kirkpatrick certified into the Benjamin Chapter of the Legal Fraternity of Phi Delta Phi
1.18.5
In appreciation of the co-operation and assistance rendered Northwest Territory Celebration Commission
1.18.6
1st Annual Kirkpatrick Achievement Award, photocopy of advertisement and trophy (2 copies)

 

Folder 19:
Miscellaneous Memorabilia
1.19.1
"Elephants Trumpet for Victory and Peace," dedicated by Grace Jewett Austin and her collection of 2600 elephants, booklet, no date
1.19.2
"The McLean County Historical Society welcomes the members of the Illinois State historical Society at Bloomington, Illinois October 6-7, 1944, booklet, includes list of members names and 100 places to see in Bloomington-Normal
1.19.3
"Historic McLean," by Wayne C. Townley, published by McLean County Historical Society, 1924, booklet; "Places to See in McLean County" and "Places to see in Bloomington-Normal"
1.19.4
"Bloomington, Illinois: The Hub of the Cornbelt," promotional brochure, ca. 1941
1.19.5
"The Christian and Community," by Horatio C. Bent, 8 pp
1.19.6
"Speech of Isaac Funk in the Senate of Illinois, February, 1863" and "Three Generations of Corn Breeders" no date
1.19.7
Invitation to Banquet of the Kirkpatrick House Furnishing Co., dated March 14, 1912
1.19.8
"Dedication of the New McLean County Court House at Bloomington, Illinois, September 24, 1903," program
1.19.9
"Greatest Display of Stone Age Man in the World! Left in Original Position," brochure, no date
1.19.10
"War Poems for Children," written by Clara Louise Kessler, no date
1.19.11
"The Great Seal of Illinois and Other Official State Symbols," issued by Charles F. Carpentier, no date
1.19.12
"One Hundred and Fifty Years of Auctioneering in America (1798-1948): The Brown & Seccomb-Fruit Auction Co., Inc.," New York, 1948
1.19.13
"Our Baby's Days," blank booklet
1.19.14
"Tribute to the Memory of Mrs. Matthew T. Scott," pamphlet
1.19.15
"The spirit of a man builds on..." memorial for George J. Mecherle, undated
1.19.16
Certificate from the City of Bloomington, J.H. Kirkpatrick elected and qualified as alderman, 1897, 1898
1.19.17
"75th Anniversary 1893-1968," Amateur Musical Club Program

 

Folder 20:
Religious Memorabilia
1.20.1
Program from Arrowsmith Methodist Church, June 6, 1954
1.20.2
"The Record," from Arrowsmith Methodist Church, Golden Jubilee Observance, June 6, 1954
1.20.3
"The Young Ladies' Bible Club," booklet
1.20.4
"An Historical Outline contained in a paper read before the Men's Club by Jacob L. Hasbrouck," Second Presbyterian Church, February 11, 1943 (4 copies)
1.20.5
"1855, Events to Commemorate Our Century of Christian Heritage"
1.20.6
Second Presbyterian Church, the First Congregational Church, Bloomington IL," Sunday Bulletin, January 8, 1956
1.20.7
"Program of Rededication," Second Presbyterian Church, January 7-14, 1940
1.20.8
"Directory of Wesley United Methodist Church," 1969 includes pictures and addresses of congregants

 

Folder 21:
Education Memorabilia
1.21.1
Graduation invitation, Bloomington High School, June 3, 1898
1.21.2
Graduation invitation, Bloomington High School, June 8, 1899
1.21.3
Bloomington High School report card for Charles Kirkpatrick, 1897
1.21.4
Scrap of paper with Class of 1888 names
1.21.5
"Class of 1888 Directory," includes married name, profession, and residence
1.21.6
Illinois Wesleyan University commencement program, 1906
1.21.7
IWU Fine Arts Festival program, March 1971
1.21.8
Grade report for Charles Kirkpatrick, Eastman National Business and Correspondence Schools Poughkeepsie, NY, dated September 14, 1900
1.21.9
Grade report for Charles Kirkpatrick, Bloomington High School dated September 16, 1895
1.21.10
"Bloomington, Illinois Public School Centennial token 1857-1957 (7 copies)

 

Folder 22:
Travel Souvenirs
1.22.1
The Battlefield of Gettysburg, illustrated; with story of the Great Struggle, (L.H. Nelson Company: Portland, Maine), 1906
1.22.2
Hudson River by Daylight, New York and Albany, September 10, 1900 (2 copies)

 

Folder 23:
Northwest Territory Memorabilia
1.23.1
"The Trek of the Northwest Pioneers," Sesquicentennial Northwest Territory Expedition, 1788-1938, (The Times-Sun: West Newton, PA), 1938
1.23.2
Northwest Territory Celebrated Artwork, poster
1.23.3
Mailing from the Northwest Territory Celebration Commission
1.23.4
Important Bulletin, Northwest Territory Local Celebration Bloomington, IL, June 22, 1938
1.23.5
Northwest Territory Celebration, Pioneer Caravan and Pageantry Bulletin, no date
1.23.6
"Stars for the Flag," souvenir program, Marietta, Ohio, Northwest Territory Celebration July 7-17
1.23.7
"Wagon's West," souvenir program, Northwest Territory Celebration, Marietta's 150th Anniversary, with handwritten note inside
1.23.8
Poster, "A National Historic Commemoration of the Part the Old Northwest Played in the Building of the United States," no date, includes maps, pictures, and narratives

 

Folder 24:
Educational Publications
1.24.1
The Aegis, May 1900
1.24.2
The Alumni Aegis, Bloomington High School, 1864-1906; contains brief stories, pictures, and information about alumni
1.24.3
"Senior Aegis," by the Class of 1904 Bloomington High School

 

Folder 25:
Way Back When
1.25.1
Do You Remember "Way Back When" These Great Men Were Making History in Bloomington, Bloomington, Illinois, 1950; book of poetry by Abraham Williams (3 copies)
1.25.2
"Old Time Bloomington," typed draft
1.25.3
"Back When in Bloomington," typed draft
1.25.4
"Old Time Bloomington," typed on Steak n Shake letterhead

 

Folder 26:
Parties-Invitations and Programs
1.26.1
Envelope, addressed to Kiwanis Party, Illinois Hotel, March 9, 1953
1.26.2
Mr. and Mrs. E.R. Kirk-Party Rogers Hotel, March 6, 1953; list of people and addresses
1.26.3
Mr. and Mrs. E.R. Kirk-Party Rogers Hotel, March 7, 1953; list of people invited
1.26.4
Sample invitation for Kiwanis Party, March 9, 1953
1.26.5
Correspondence from Bob Becker to Friend Kirkpatrick, dated December 27, 1937
1.26.6
Post card; Spaarndam (Holland)
1.26.7
Card; Kirk's Holland Party, 1953
1.26.8
Invitation to Stag Dinner at the Rogers Hotel, March 3, 1953 (2 copies)
1.26.9
Correspondence from N. Dolan (Pantagraph) to Edward R. Kirkpatrick, December 27, 1932
1.26.10
Invitation to dinner and evening entertainment, March 6
1.26.11
Correspondence from Frank L. Nixon to Edward R. Kirkpatrick March 24, 1953
1.26.12
De Bezem (Round) lyrics
1.26.13
Program for Kiwanis Party March 9, 1953
1.26.14
Handwritten notes about Lem B. Parker and his poem, "My Old Pipe Is My Only Friend"
1.26.15
Program for Dutch Dinner Party March 4, 6, and 7, 1953
1.26.16
Program for Dutch Stag Dinner Party March 3, 1953
1.26.17
Stag Party Rogers Hotel "List to Check From," March 3, 1953, includes list of names and addresses (5 sheets)
1.26.18
Mr. and Mrs. E.R. Kirk Party Rogers Hotel March 6, 1953, "List to Check From," includes list of names and addresses
1.26.19
Moonlight Pic-Nic invitation, July 4, 1873
1.26.20
Invitation to Stag Dinner and evening entertainment, December 11, 1947
1.26.21
Menu for the Christmas Dinner 1918
1.26.22
Kiwanis Christmas Party, 1959, in honor of 25 years of membership for Edward Kirkpatrick and Paul Funk

 

Folder 27:
Newspaper Articles-Parties
1.27.1
"Young's Yarns," Pantagraph August 11. 1960 p13
1.27.2
"Parsons, Kan., and Vancouver Figure in Program at Kiwanis Club Meeting," Pantagraph (?) no date
1.27.3
"The Kirkpatricks Entertain; Spirit of Giving Pays Off; Gifts Showered on Guests," Pantagraph, December 16, 1951, p 19
1.27.4
Pantagraph, photographs of Spring Hill Duck Club, December 22, 1934 (2 copies)
1.27.5
"A Church War-on the Golf Links," Chicago Daily News, September 19, 1939 (2 copies)
1.27.6
"See Happiness Inside Self, Psychologist Urges Kiwanis," Pantagraph, December 13, 1955
1.27.7
"Colonel Kirkpatrick's Chair," no source, no date
1.27.8
"Adlai Stevenson 1900-1965," Life, July 23, 1965 (cover of magazine)

 

Folder 28:
Essays
1.28.1
"The Life of John Wanamaker," given by Rev. Ralph Carson, December 12, 1944
1.28.2
"Schmidt's Wine Garden," December 18, 1941, 9 pp (2 copies)
1.28.3
"Four Teen-Age Boys and Football," no date, 6 pp
1.28.4
"Origin and Growth of Bloomington's First Complete Home Furnishing Store," no date, 6 pp
1.28.5
"The Power of Faith," no date, 3 pp
1.28.6
"A Mythical Football Game in Illinois," no date, 6 pp
1.28.7
"The Park and the Fountain," by Charles Kirkpatrick, no date, argues for the creation of Withers Park in Bloomington, 3 pp
1.28.8
"Grade Students in the 'Gay Nineties,'" submitted by Peter A. Johnson and Charles S. Kirkpatrick, no date, 1 pg (3 copies)
1.28.9
"Bloomington, Illinois," unknown author, no date
1.28.10
"Horse Show," unknown author, no date
1.28.11
"Horse Show," handwritten, unknown author, no date
1.28.12
Page 5 from unknown title, unknown author, no date
1.28.13
"Story behind Rockne's Last Football" July 25, 1961. Author Unknown

 

Folder 29:
Miscellaneous
1.29.1
"Name Suggestions," compliments of Howard-Kirkpatrick House Furnishing Co., no date (2 copies)
1.29.2
"Tenth Anniversary Spring Hill Duck Club," 1924-1934, December 20, 1934
1.29.3
"Our Eulogy," for Gertrude Williams, no date
1.29.4
Envelope with etching inside, "poetry"
1.29.5
"Novice Club," list of members, possibly for a photograph
1.29.6
"Songs," Benson of Chicago, no date
1.29.7
"Keepsakes," Grace Jewett Austin, Bloomington, Illinois, 1936, book of poetry

 

Folder 30:
Easter 1950
1.30.1
Original label from the folder items were housed in
1.30.2
"Ben Hiltabrand, Sr." unknown author, no date
1.30.3
Seating Chart, April 8, 1950
1.30.4
List to Check From, Party Rogers Hotel, December 8, 1951
1.30.5
List for Checking Only, Stag Party Rogers Hotel, December 4, 1951
1.30.6
List of Invited Guests for Party Rogers Hotel, December 6, 1951
1.30.7
Correspondence from Bill to Ed, April 13, 1950
1.30.8
Easter Program, Saturday night, April 8, 1950
1.30.9
Easter Greetings, April 9, 1950
1.30.10
Easter Sunday Program, April 9, 1950
1.30.11
Invitations to Easter parties (3 items)
1.30.12
Correspondence from Merrick Jackson to Edward Kirkpatrick, April 9, 1948 concerning Easter party
1.30.13
Correspondence from Gwendolyn Hammitt to Mr. Kirkpatrick, April 16, 1950, concerning Easter party
1.30.14
Correspondence from William A. Meier to Edward Kirkpatrick, April 17, 1950, concerning Easter party and glass
1.30.15
"The Kirkpatricks Entertain," Pantagraph, December 16, 1951, includes photographs (3 copies)
1.30.16
Correspondence from Ada Meeker to Edward Kirkpatrick, no date, thank you note for Easter party
1.30.17
Correspondence to Prof. J. Nelson Spaeth from Edward Kirkpatrick dated February 22, 1950, and response
1.30.18
Woven bookmark and card
1.30.19
Copies of photograph, Robert Wadlow (the Gentle Giant) (26 copies)

 

Folder 31:
Indian Party
1.31.1
Original label from the folder items were housed in
1.31.2
Indian Party, August 16, 1950
1.31.3
Indian Party, August 17, 1950
1.31.4
Mixed Party, December 6, 1951 pp 2-3
1.31.5
Stag Party, December 4, 1951, pp 16, 20-22, 35-38
1.31.6
"Girl Discovers 200 'Gentlemen' at Kirkpatrick Stag Party," Pantagraph, December 13, 1944 includes photographs and article (2 copies)
1.31.7
"Muhl Brothers, Wilbur Coons Honored at Kirkpatrick Dinner," Pantagraph, August 18, 1950
1.31.8
"Basketball," prepared by Edward R. Kirkpatrick for a Duck Dinner, but never used, August 1950
1.31.9
Kiwanis Club News, Bloomington, Illinois, March 3, 1966, Edward Kirkpatrick mentioned in story, "Team Captain Kirkpatrick Sets New Batting Mark!"
1.31.10
Postcard from Santa Claus, Indiana, December 15, 1956 written on back
1.31.11
Santa Claus Land pictures in envelope

 

Folder 32:
Gift Agreements
1.32.1
Deed of Gift, including inventory and index of scrapbooks
1.32.2
Kirkpatrick Collection (recorded 11/26/76), inventory
1.32.3
Inventory of previously unprocessed materials

 

Folder 33:
Notebooks
1.33.1
Notebook with information regarding water mains in Bloomington-Normal
1.33.2
Diary of Charles Kirkpatrick of Bloomington ILL, July 1900; details day to day occurrences and traveling
Folder 34:
City Directory Searches
1.34.1
1899-1956 City Directory Search for Charles S. Kirkpatrick as compiled by Milan Jackson, museum volunteer.
1.34.2
1866-1938 City Directory Search for Kirkpatrick House Furnishing Co. as compiled by Milan Jackson, museum volunteer.

 

Loose Item:
Scrapbook, inside book, "Newspaper Accounts of Farm and Stock Sales Conducted by J. H. Kirkpatrick of Bloomington, ILL," includes various newspaper articles 1899-1913

 

 

BOX 2:

Scrapbook of replies from International Auctioneers Convention, 1906; includes correspondence from the following:
F.A. Allen, Battle Creek, MI
Newell D. Atwood, Boston, MA
Ed Biggs
Mrs. Howard Beeler
J. Buckley, Erie Railroad
R. Bailey, Gibson City, IL
J.R. Bradwshaw, Blue Mound, IL
H.W. Bronson, Detroit, MI
C & A Railroad
Bricksor, Sherman House in Chicago
G.E. Breckenridge, Edinburg
C.E. Bute, Kempton,
C.L. Bartholomew, Cedarville
F.L. Bittencourt, Victoria, BC
Col. J. Bender, Oakland, IA
C.E. Bailey, Dunlap, MO
C.S. Chamberlin, Dexter
D. Brown
M. Cummings, Chicago, International Auctioneer Magazine
V.D. Clyne, Monticello, IN
W. D. Gordon, Minneapolis, MN
J.T. Graham, Prairie City, IA
J.A. Hosack, Cleburne, TX
Southwestern Excursion Bureau, St. Louis, MO
J. A. Kirkpatrick, Bloomington
C. Dwight Hanscombe, Portsmouth, NH
C.P. Hanson, Bridgewater, SD
Hethcote, Kokomo, IN
J.H. Hubbard
W.D. Hamilton, Galesburg, IL
Chicago Daily Drovers Journal
Silas ????, Mt. Sterling
A.E. Johnston, Strasburg, MO
West Shore Railroad, New York, NY
J.H. Kirkpatrick,
C.C. Judy, Tallula
Carey M. Jones, Davenport, IA
C.W. Kimberling, Detroit, MI
Jno. McErlere, Columbia, SC
J.H. Kirkpatrick
L.S. Kent, Hutchinson, KS
S.W. Kidd, Sedalia, MO
Mrs. J.T. Keating, Clinton
C.P. Kemmerer, Greeley, CO
Porker
NYC IHR RR, Buffalo
N.C. Plank, Piper City
Pantagraph Printing & Stationery
R. Landers, Red Oak, IA
William Leech, Marysville, CA
Leigh Valley RR
Warren Lewis, Yipsilanti, MI
Albert Leoch, Decatur
A.P. Mason, Union, IA
Central Passenger Assoc., Chicago
J.E. Conant, Lowell, MA
T.J. Clyne, Delphi, IN
E. Cooper, Evnsville, IN
R.B. Davenport, Rosseville
F.C. Donald, Chicago
Lehigh Valley RR
N. Dillon, Normal
William Cook, Alchester, SD
Y. Campbell, Saybrook
W.B. Erwin, Bolovar, MO
H.O. Correl, Taylorville
J.W. Diller, Springfield
C.A. Ewing, Seathrop, MO
R.E. Edmondson, KC, MO
Will Ezechial, Cincinnati, OH
R. W. Evans
H.C. Ferry, Chicago
Western Passenger Assoc., Chicago
Trunk Line Assoc. NY, NY
Charles Futlerer, Hagerstown, MD
S. Harris, Winnepeg
S. Freeman, Philadelphia, PA
F. M. Woods, Lincoln, NE
H.C. Ferry Chicago
H.W. Graham, Chillecothe, MO
Will E. Fisher, Honolulu, HI
J.P. Gutelius, El Reno, OK
J.T. Graham, Winnipeg, Canada
K.S. Gowdy, State Centre, IA
J.W. Travis, Plainville, KS
E.H. Hurton, Clarksville, OH
Hopgoods, Chicago
T.F. Water, Landeau, SD
H.C. Wallace, DeMoines, IA
New England Passenger Assoc. Boston, MA
With Head and Hoag, Co., New Jersey
S. L. Winterritz, Chicago
J.R. Ward, Denver, CO
F.E. Williams, Hamilton, MO
G. Way, Clinton
William Yonka, Pendleton, OR
Congress Hotel, Chicago

 

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