date(s):
1858-1924
subject(s):
Veterans; Civil War, 1861-1865; Armed Forces
place(s):
United States; Missouri
type(s):
Documentary Artifacts; Collection
A0021 Allen-Rodgers Family Papers Inventory of Allen-Rodgers Family Papers A0021 EAD by Jaime Bourassa using ArchivesSpace Missouri Historical Society Library and Research Center 2016 225 S. Skinker Blvd. St. Louis, MO 63105 archives@mohistory.org URL: This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on 2018-09-27 06:26:57 -0500 . English Describing Archives: A Content Standard English Missouri Historical Society Library and Research Center Allen-Rodgers Family Papers A0021 3.1 Cubic Feet (2 manuscript boxes; 2 oversize boxes; 14 volumes) 1858-1924 1871-1889 Processing Information Processed by Molly Kodner, January 2000. Donor Information Donor unknown. Biographical Sketch Thomas Allen was born August 29, 1813, in Pittsfield, Massachusetts. As a young man, he worked as a lawyer and newspaper publisher in New York City and Washington, D.C. In 1842 he moved to St. Louis where he married Ann Russell. Allen became president of several railroads, including the Iron Mountain Railroad. He was the first president of the University Club and was elected to the Missouri Senate (1850-1854). Allen died April 8, 1882, in Washington. Thomas Rodgers was born in Mercer, Pennsylvania, on December 30, 1835. During the Civil War he served with the 140th Pennsylvania Infantry, eventually earning the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. Following the war he came to St. Louis, where he worked as an insurance agent and a deputy clerk in the Circuit Clerk's Office. Rodgers also served as Assistant Adjutant General for the Grand Army of the Republic, Department of Missouri. He died May 30, 1916, in St. Louis. The Grand Army of the Republic (G.A.R.) papers of Thomas Rodgers were housed with the Thomas Allen papers when the processing of the collection was begun. While no direct link between the two men could be found, it is presumed that there is a family connection. Scope and Contents The Allen-Rodgers Family Papers consist of correspondence and business papers of Thomas Allen and his family, as well as correspondence and G.A.R. papers of Thomas Rodgers. Arrangement The papers are arranged into three series: Allen Family Papers , Grand Army of the Republic Papers , and Miscellaneous . The Allen Family Papers series is divided into four subseries: Business , Real Estate , Personal , and Other Family Members . The Business Papers consist of 2 folders and 6 volumes regarding Allen's work in publishing the "Madisonian" and his work with the railroads. The Real Estate Papers consist of 1 folder, 5 volumes, and 1 oversize folder, and include correspondence and personal accounts. The Other Family Members Papers consist of one folder of correspondence to Ann Allen and one folder of papers of George Allen. The Grand Army of the Republic Papers series is divided into three subseries: Members , Posts , and Subjects . The Members Papers consist of correspondence and various G.A.R. documents including transfer cards, membership applications, and discharge certificates. The folders are arranged alphabetically by the name of the member. The Posts Papers include correspondence, charter applications, and surrendered charters for various posts, primarily in the Department of Missouri. The folders are arranged alphabetically by the name of the post. The Subjects Papers provide information on various subjects including national encampments and pensions. Each folder of the series regards a different subject. The Miscellaneous series consists of three folders of correspondence, a folder each of envelopes, pictures, calling cards, and miscellany. Conditions Governing Access The collection is open for research use. Conditions Governing Use For permission to publish, quote from, or reproduce material in this collection, please contact the Archives Reference Desk at archives@mohistory.org . Copyright restrictions may apply. The researcher assumes full responsibility for conforming to the laws of copyright. Physical and Technical Requirements There are no physical or technical restrictions. Preferred Citation Allen-Rodgers Family Papers, Missouri Historical Society Archives, St. Louis. Missouri -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 United States -- Armed Forces United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 Veterans -- United States Allen, Thomas, 1813-1882 Rodgers, Thomas, 1835-1916 Grand Army of the Republic Allen Family Papers Series Business Papers Sub-Series Business and political papers of Thomas Allen (3 items) A0021-00019 1874-1878 1 1 Papers regarding Iron Mountain Railroad including payrolls and receipts (11 items) A0021-00020 1878; no date 1 2 Allen Market Scales (St. Louis, Mo.) ledger A0021-00005 1856 Feb-Nov Volume 1 Allen Iron Works (St. Louis, Mo.) ledger A0021-00006 1855-1860 Volume 2 Allen Printing Company (Washington, D.C.) journal of fee accounts (1822-1824) and printing accounts (1837-1843) A0021-00007 1822 June-1824 Jan; 1837 Sept-1843 Jan Volume 3 "Madisonian" (Washington, D.C.) day book A0021-00008 1839-1843 Volume 4 "Madisonian" (Washington, D.C.) journal, with unidentified St. Louis accounts (1848-1850), and rent roll (1830) A0021-00009 1837 June-1842 Volume 5 "Madisonian" (Washington, D.C.) ledger A0021-00010 1837 Sept-1843 Jan Volume 6 Real Estate Papers Sub-Series Papers regarding land holdings of Thomas Allen (41 items) A0021-00021 1871-1880; no date 1 3 Real estate records, St. Louis, Mo.; ledger of loans, mortgages, and rents A0021-00011 1851 Apr-1860 May Volume 7 Real estate records, St. Louis, Mo.; ledger of rents received with printed schedules of mail arrivals at the St. Louis Post Office (1860) A0021-00012 1860 Jan-1862 Feb Volume 8 Real estate records, St. Louis, Mo.; ledger of holdings A0021-00013 1848 Apr-1861 Volume 9 Personal Papers Sub-Series Personal papers of Thomas Allen including correspondence (8 items) A0021-00022 1878-1880; no date 1 4 Personal accounts journal A0021-00014 1849 Feb-1859 July Volume 10 Personal accounts journal A0021-00015 1877 Jan-1881 Dec Volume 11 St. Louis Circuit Court decision, Thomas Allen et. al. v. Elizabeth L. Donaldson and Wm. R. Donaldson A0021-00016 1897 July Volume 12 Congress Printing journal, with diary of trip up the Missouri (no date) A0021-00017 1836-1841 Volume 13 Survey of Thomas Allen Addition A0021-00018 no date Volume 14 Statement of plants forwarded to Thomas Allen by Geo. C. Thorburn (Oversize) A0021-00091 1842 Nov 3 Other Family Members Sub-Series Correspondence to Ann Russell Allen primarily from her son Thomas. Also includes letter from William Greenleaf Eliot, dated February 6, 1885 (38 items) A0021-00023 1872-1893; no date 1 5 Papers of George W. Allen, Thomas Allen's son (19 items) A0021-00024 1874-1881 1 6 Grand Army of the Republic Papers Series Members Sub-Series Baker, Walter R., correspondence (1 item) A0021-00025 1892 Mar 1 7 Bolton, Frank, correspondence regarding (1 item) A0021-00026 1907 Aug 1 8 Daugherty, Frank, discharge certificate (1 item) A0021-00027 1864 Sept 1 9 Eliot, Thomas J., transfer card (1 item) A0021-00028 1893 Mar 1 10 Fetty, S.W., charges against (2 items) A0021-00029 1886; no date 1 11 Graham, W.J., transfer card (1 item) A0021-00030 1895 Nov 1 12 Hatfield, Abe, transfer card (1 item) A0021-00031 1895 Nov 1 13 Henderson (alias Hennison), Issac, papers regarding pension and burial (3 items) A0021-00032 1905, 1908 1 14 Hester, Francis M., discharge certificate and correspondence (3 items) A0021-00033 1865-1889 1 15 Hill, William, discharge certificate and correspondence (14 items) A0021-00034 1883-1890 1 16 Hoffman, D.L., charges against. Includes photocopies (6 items) A0021-00035 1891 1 17 Hoffman, J. Christian, transfer card (1 item) A0021-00036 1889 May 1 18 Hooker, W.G., transfer card (1 item) A0021-00037 1895 Nov 1 19 Johnson, William H., charges against (5 items) A0021-00038 1886; no date 1 20 King, John G., certificate of service (1 item) A0021-00039 1888 July 1 21 King, John R., G.A.R. card (1 item) A0021-00040 no date 1 22 Lambert, George, correspondence (1 item) A0021-00041 1883 Oct 1 23 Lant, John A., correspondence regarding transfer (7 items) A0021-00042 1909-1910; no date 1 24 Liephart, William F., papers regarding his death (7 items) A0021-00043 1907-1908 1 25 Madden, Liberty S., membership application (1 item) A0021-00044 1885 1 26 Martin, James W., papers regarding his death (4 items) A0021-00045 1906-1907; no date 1 27 Mayes, James I., certificate of service (1 item) A0021-00046 1888 Dec 1 28 McKown, James B., papers regarding pension (5 items) A0021-00047 1909; no date 1 29 Millstedt, James, charges against (4 items) A0021-00048 1890 July-Sept 1 30 Moore, Thomas, pension voucher (1 item) A0021-00049 1898 Dec 1 31 Perkins, Isaac, transfer card (1 item) A0021-00050 1891 May 1 32 Rommell, Fredolin, card granting leave of absence (1 item) A0021-00051 1890 Sept 1 33 Seigrist, Adam J., charges against (3 items) A0021-00052 1890-1891 1 34 Wells, John I., discharge certificate and correspondence (2 items) A0021-00053 1865, 1888 1 35 Wilson, Brooker, charges against (1 item) A0021-00054 1886 Oct 1 36 Posts Sub-Series Frank P. Blair Post No. 1, receipt (1 item) A0021-00055 1908 Dec 1 37 Garfield Post No. 6, correspondence (5 items) A0021-00056 1883 Sept-Oct 1 38 O.P. Morton Post No. 14, correspondence (20 items) A0021-00057 1907 June-Aug; no date 1 39 Surrendered charter of Captain Wagoner Post No. 31 (Oversize) (1 item) A0021-00092 1898 July 13 3 Captain Wagoner Post No. 31, correspondence (1 item) A0021-00058 1891 Nov 1 40 Charter of Ault Post No. 55 (Oversize) (1 item) A0021-00093 1883 Jan 24 3 B.B. King Post No. 70, correspondence and charter application (7 items) A0021-00059 1883 Apr-June; no date 2 1 Surrendered charter of U.D. Wixam Post No. [83] (Oversize) (1 item) A0021-00094 1889 Feb 27 3 Surrendered charter of Captain E.B. Howard Post No. 89 (Oversize) (1 item) A0021-00095 1887 Mar 24 3 Charter of General Halleck Post No. 91 (Oversize) (1 item) A0021-00096 1889 Oct 1 3 Charter of Lockwood Post No. 94 (Oversize) (1 item) A0021-00097 1883 June 30 3 Charter of William E. Wood Post No. 101 (Oversize) (1 item) A0021-00098 1883 July 28 3 Charter of John Brown Post No. 122 (Oversize) (1 item) A0021-00099 1883 Oct 24 3 Charter of Harrison Post No. 125 (Oversize) (1 item) A0021-00100 1891 Mar 14 3 Surrendered charter of James Marques Post No. 127 (Oversize) (1 item) A0021-00101 1895 Mar 22 3 Fred Miller Post No. 130, correspondence (6 items) A0021-00060 1883 Dec; no date 2 2 Ransom Post No. 131, correspondence (1 item) A0021-00061 no date 2 3 Surrendered charter of Gardner Post No. 133 (Oversize) (1 item) A0021-00102 1898 Mar 8 3 General J.G. Foster Post No. [137], correspondence (3 items) A0021-00062 1883 Jan, Nov 2 4 Surrendered charter of Colonel Keith [Kief?] Post No. 164 (Oversize) (1 item) A0021-00103 1887 Dec 29 3 Charter of Conrad Dumert Post No. 165 (Oversize) (1 item) A0021-00104 1892 June 25 3 Surrendered charter of Jesse H. Moore Post No. 168 (Oversize) (1 item) A0021-00105 1905 May 3 Surrendered charter of Justi Post No. 173 (Oversize) (1 item) A0021-00106 1915 Feb 17 3 Surrendered charter of Julius P. Garesche Post No. 193 (Oversize) (1 item) A0021-00107 1892 Aug 15 3 Charter of Austin Hubbard Post No. 194 (Attached is commission of Benjamin W. Wright as postmaster of Cedar County, Mo., January 3, 1896.) (Oversize) (1 item) A0021-00108 1905 Mar 21 3 Charter of Alex Hayes Post No. 195 (Oversize) (1 item) A0021-00109 1884 Aug 26 3 Surrendered charter of Captain J. Burch No. 199 (Oversize) (1 item) A0021-00121 1899 Feb 16 4 Surrendered charter of Bradshaw Post No. 201 (Oversize) (1 item) A0021-00110 1903 Jan 3 Surrendered charter of Wilson Stanley Post No. 208 (Oversize) (1 item) A0021-00111 1889 Dec 4 3 Surrendered charter of Isaac Clevenger Post No. 211 (Oversize) (1 item) A0021-00112 1901 Nov 9 3 Charter of Jamesport Post No. 220 (Oversize) (1 item) A0021-00113 1888 Oct 15 3 Surrendered charter of Colonel Almsted Post No. 227 (Oversize) (1 item) A0021-00114 1898 June 4 3 Charter of General Charles R. Wood Post No. 246 (Oversize) (1 item) A0021-00115 1885 Aug 27 3 Surrendered charter of Colonel Leonard Post No. 251 (Oversize) (1 item) A0021-00116 1926 Nov 5 3 Charter of George B. McClellan Post No. 255 (Oversize) (1 item) A0021-00117 1885 Nov 25 3 Surrendered charter of Wakefield Stanley Post No. 282 (Oversize) (1 item) A0021-00118 1914 Jan 21 3 Surrendered charter of Captain Blandowsky Post No. 296 (Oversize) (1 item) A0021-00119 1900 Jan 15 3 Surrendered charter of John S. Phelps Post No. 297 (Oversize) (1 item) A0021-00120 1905 July 3 Charter of Stewartsville Post No. 298 (Oversize) (1 item) A0021-00122 1886 Nov 10 4 Surrendered charter of H.B. Carroll Post No. 310 (Oversize) (1 item) A0021-00123 1886 Jan 22 4 Surrendered charter of Archie Post No. 336 (Oversize) (1 item) A0021-00124 1889 Mar 28 4 Surrendered charter of Levi F. Pennington No. 347 (Oversize) (1 item) A0021-00125 1887 Aug 1 4 Levi Pennington Post No. 347, correspondence (1 item) A0021-00063 no date 2 5 Surrendered charter of William H. Porter Post No. 349 (Oversize) (1 item) A0021-00126 1888 Dec 4 Surrendered charter of Splitlog Post No. 359 (Oversize) (1 item) A0021-00127 1916 Dec 12 4 Anderson Post No. 359, correspondence (1 item) A0021-00064 1916 Dec 2 6 Surrendered charter of Upton Post No. 366 (Oversize) (1 item) A0021-00128 1911 4 Surrendered charter of Iuka Post No. 378 (Oversize) (1 item) A0021-00129 1897 4 Surrendered charter of Dawn Post No. 384 (Oversize) (1 item) A0021-00130 1908 Feb 10 4 Surrendered charter of George E. Wells Post No. 389 (Oversize) (1 item) A0021-00131 1894 Sept 17 4 Charter of A.T. Jordan Post No. 401 (Oversize) (1 item) A0021-00132 1888 Sept 15 4 Surrendered charter of Richland Post No. 413 (Oversize) (1 item) A0021-00133 1898 Sept 26 4 Charter of Thomas Gordon Post No. 428 (Oversize) (1 item) A0021-00134 1899 May 28 4 Surrendered charter of Joseph L. Wray No. 431 (Oversize) (1 item) A0021-00135 1905 June 4 Surrendered charter of Captain Colman Post No. 443 (Oversize) (1 item) A0021-00136 1898 Apr 6 4 Charter of Clutter Post No. 460 (Oversize) (1 item) A0021-00137 1889 Dec 27 4 Surrendered charter of Lieutenant E. Gaither Post No. 462 (Oversize) (1 item) A0021-00138 no date 4 Charter of Robert Taylor Post No. 463 (Oversize) (1 item) A0021-00139 1890 Jan 9 4 Charter of L.W. Weathermon Post No. 473 (Oversize) (1 item) A0021-00140 1892 Dec 3 4 Surrendered charter of Whitesville Post No. 510 (Oversize) (1 item) A0021-00141 1900 Jan 17 4 Surrendered charter of Harrison A. Gleim Post No. 512 (Oversize) (1 item) A0021-00142 1922 Nov 13 4 Charter of John H. Crenshaw Post No. 516 (Oversize) (1 item) A0021-00143 no date 4 General George H. Pierson Post, correspondence (3 items) A0021-00065 1884 Feb-Nov 2 7 General Halleck Post, correspondence and charter application (6 items) A0021-00066 1883 Jul-Nov; no date 2 8 Lyon Post, charter application (1 item) A0021-00067 1884 Oct 2 9 Thomas Weber Post, charter application (1 item) A0021-00068 no date 2 10 Washington Post, correspondence. Includes photocopies (2 items) A0021-00069 1886 Dec 2 11 Charter of Captain York Post (Oversize) (1 item) A0021-00144 1890 Oct 8 4 Charter of Russeau Post (Oversize) (1 item) A0021-00145 1883 May 26 4 Three unidentified post charters (Oversize) A0021-00146 4 Subjects Sub-Series National encampment at Atlantic City, New Jersey, correspondence and photocopy of newspaper article (6 items) A0021-00070 1909; no date 2 12 Encampment of the Department of Missouri at Brookfield, Mo., correspondence (3 item) A0021-00071 1910 2 13 Encampment of the Department at Missouri at Sedalia, Mo., correspondence and reports (13 items) A0021-00072 1922 May 2 14 Correspondence of J. Cory Winans and Thomas Rodgers regarding trip to St. Louis (6 items) A0021-00073 1908 Nov-Dec; no date 2 15 Correspondence to Thomas Rodgers (3 items) A0021-00074 1909-1910; no date 2 16 Receipts to Thomas Rodgers for Simmons medals and miscellany (4 items) A0021-00075 no date 2 17 Receipts for G.A.R. party (3 items) A0021-00076 1908 Dec 2 18 Minutes of meetings (3 items) A0021-00077 1908; no date 2 19 Lists of names (6 items) A0021-00078 1865; no date 2 20 Pensions, correspondence, and typed information circular (6 items) A0021-00079 1892, 1906-1911; no date 2 21 Federal Soldiers Home, correspondence (2 items) A0021-00080 1923 June-July 2 22 Photocopy of newspaper article from The Sentinel , Oregon, Missouri, regarding Memorial Day (1 item) A0021-00081 1898 June 2 23 Miscellaneous, pendant and crests (3 items) A0021-00082 1884; no date 2 24 Miscellaneous Series Typed "Rules and Regulations of the Missouri Commandery" (1 item) A0021-00083 1889 Jan 2 25 Papers regarding Adolph Liebschutz (2 items) A0021-00084 1901-1902 2 26 Letter signed Henry Neff, Jackson Benefit Association, regarding prize money for raffle. Also includes strip of raffle tickets (2 items) A0021-00085 1867 Mar 2 27 Typed letter signed Isaac Lionberger, St. Louis, to Alexander Demenil, St. Louis. Includes typed poem (3 items) A0021-00086 1924 Dec 2 28 Envelopes (8 items) A0021-00087 no date 2 29 Unidentified photographs (8 items) A0021-00087 no date 2 30 Calling cards (12 items) A0021-00089 no date 2 31 Miscellaneous items including issue of American Publishers' Circular , dated Sep 1859, correspondence, and a document regarding Wright's Protective Police (13 items) A0021-00090 1858-1890; no date 2 32