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Sylvester A. Ballou Papers: Finding Aid
mssHM 51194-51274, mssFAC 1067-1081  
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Collection Contents

Box 1



Arranged alphabetically
Box 2

Diaries, speeches, poems, photographs.


Arranged alphabetically

 HM 51270  Photograph of Hannah (Allen) Ballou. 1852


 HM 51271  Reproduction print of portrait drawing of [Sylvester Allan Ballou]. [Before 1861

With negative of print

 HM 51207  Ballou, Julia Hills (Barnard). Diary. 1865-1866, 1873


 HM 51218  Ballou, Sylvester Allen. "Men-Ancient Israelites had their day of regency" [Decoration Day address]. Between 1849 and 1861

4 p. in pencil, incomplete. Also: typewritten copy.

 HM 51194  Ballou, Sylvester Allen. "A bachelor sat in his easy chair" [poem]. Between 1850-1899

Manuscript, 2 p. Also: typewritten copy.

 HM 51219  Ballou, Sylvester Allen. Decoration Day address given at Joliet. 1897

Manuscript and typewritten copy.

 HM 51220  Ballou, Sylvester Allen. Decoration Day speech. [1874-1899]

2 p. typescript. Also: carbon copy.

 HM 51274  Print of a group portrait of the Ballou family, Naperville, Illinois. [Before 1887].

With handwritten description of Ballou homestead on verso.

 HM 51223  Ballou, Sylvester Allen. [Free Masonry: address]. [Approximately 1895?]

Manuscript, 12 pp.

 HM 51195  Ballou, Sylvester Allen. Hudibrastic [poem]. [Between 1850-1899]

1 p. in pencil. On verso: "After Watts" poem. Also: typewritten copy of "Hudibrastic."

 HM 51196  Ballou, Sylvester Allen. Know Thyself [essay]. [Between 1874-1899?]

2 p. typewritten.

 HM 51222  Ballou, Sylvester Allen. Notebook with clippings related to politics. 1892 September

Naperville, Illinois.

 HM 51197  Ballou, Sylvester Allen. "On old Long Island's sea gert shore" [poem]. [Between 1850-1899]

1 p. in pencil. With a word game on verso. Also: typewritten copy of poem.

 HM 51198  Ballou, Sylvester Allen. [Poems sent to newspaper for publication]. 1872-1905

Typewritten copies, 9 p. Signed Charley Michigan, Maggie Michigan, Sempronius Scroggins, and Truthful Bill.

 HM 51199  Ballou, Sylvester Allen. The Seasons [poem]. 1891 February 8

3 p. in pencil. Also: typewritten copy.
Box 3

Biographical materials.


Arranged chronologically

 FAC 1081  Research materials on Sylvester Allen Ballou's years in the California Legislature collected by Eleanor (Beckman) Martin. 1854-1860

Xerox copies of 24 pieces.

 FAC 1080  Army record of Sylvester Allen Ballou. 1862-1867

Xerox copies, 17 pieces. Also: Xerox copy of Morgan Ballou's army record. Made from originals in the National Archives, not to be reproduced.

 HM 51244  Beckman, Mary [Eloise] (Ballou). The Life and Times of Sylvester Allen Ballou and his two wives Julia Barnard & Eliza Anne Norton. 1938 August 22

1 volume. Also: typewritten copy and notes made by Sylvania Allen (Beckman) Warner.

 HM 51263  Simpson, Elizabeth (Barnard) Nichols. [Biographical notes on Julia Hills (Barnard) Ballou and Sylvester Allen Ballou]. 1938 September 6

Handwritten, 8 p. Also: typewritten comments and a letter from Elizabeth (Barnard) Nichols Simpson to Sylvia Allen (Beckman) Warner.

 FAC 1079  [Martin, Eleanor (Beckman)] Sylvester Allen Ballou. Chronology. [Approximately 1968]

Xerox copy of typewritten document, 26 p. Also: chronology for Sylvester Allen Ballou, 1860-1866, 3 p. carbon copy of typescript document.

 HM 51267  Martin, Eleanor (Beckman). Notebook with information pertaining to Sylvester Allen Ballou. [Approximately 1968]

1 volume

 HM 51268  Biographical material relating to Sylvester Allen Ballou, collected by Eleanor Beckman Martin. [Approximately 1968]

37 pieces.


5 pieces. 3 clippings, fragment of undated letter; and fragment of letter with child's drawing on verso.

Maps and xerox copies of newspaper clippings.

12 pieces.

Ballou, Isaac Albee. Ledger. 1836-1868 HM 51265

1 vol. containing accounts from Brecksville (Ohio) and Ballou family genealogy.

Scrapbook with Ballou family genealogy. [Approximately 1870-1933?] HM 51266

Rolled item

[FACSIMILE] Printed copies of Leadville, Colorado, maps, including 1879 topographical map.

5 maps.

Conditions of Use

Not to be reproduced.
Rolled item

[FACSIMILE] Photographic reproductions of assorted pages from the Plumas Argus between September 17, 1857 and September 27, 1860.

18 pages.