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A2496 Higgins Family Papers Inventory of Higgins Family Papers A2496 EAD by Jaime Bourassa using ArchivesSpace Missouri Historical Society Library and Research Center 2017 225 S. Skinker Blvd. St. Louis, MO 63105 URL: This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on 2018-10-02 06:33:00 -0500 . English Describing Archives: A Content Standard English Missouri Historical Society Library and Research Center Higgins Family Papers A2496 0.02 Cubic Feet (15 items) 1852-1872 Processing Information Processed by Dennis Northcott, January 2010. Donor Information Donor information is not available. Biographical Sketch Tom Higgins resided in Cedar Fork, Franklin County, Missouri. His brother Peter resided in St. Louis, Missouri. Scope and Contents Papers contain Higgins family correspondence, receipts, and certificates. Arrangement The collection is arranged chronologically. 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 . 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 Higgins Family Papers, Missouri Historical Society Archives, St. Louis. Families -- Missouri Irish Americans -- Missouri Higgins family Naturalization certificate of Peter Higgins, a native of Ireland, in the St. Louis Criminal Court. James Boyle and Franklin P. Childs, witnesses. 1852 Aug 2 1 1 Receipt of Mr. Higgin for bannister and chairs bought from T.F. Wightman. 1856 Oct 2 1 1 Receipt of Peter Higgins for state and county tax for the year 1858. Signed John Aynes of Maries County. 1858 1 1 Letter signed Tom Higgins, Cedar Fork, to his brother Peter. Discusses family news. Mentions his poor health and raising hogs and corn. 1859 Dec 2 1 1 Letter signed Tom Higgins, Cedar Fork, to his brother Peter. Discusses his health problems; his plans to visit St. Louis; and raising corn and hogs. Mentions the price of butter, eggs, sugar, chickens, and other commodities. 1859 Dec-1860 Jan 5 1 1 Letter signed Tom Higgins, Cedar Fork, to his brother Peter. Mentions raising hogs. Discusses butter that he bought from H. Haase and will ship it to Peter. Instructs him to pick up the butter from Cornet and Co., 205 Broadway, St. Louis. Mentions Jas. S. Bridges 1860 Feb 5 1 1 Letter signed Tom [Higgins], Cedar Fork, to Peter W. Higgins. He is sending Peter some lard and meat. Mentions the delay in the shipment of butter to him. Mentions Mr. Grube. Mentions that Catherine's daughter was baptized and was given the name Mary Ellen Higgins. 1860 Valentine's Day 1 1 Certificate of Thomas W. Higgins for the purchase of a lot in Rockspring Roman Catholic Cemetery, St. Louis, Missouri. 1860 Mar 27 1 1 Receipt of Miss Higgins for one month rent, signed John Kupferle and George Grady. 1860 Apr 23 1 1 Letter signed T.W. Higgins, Cedar Fork, to his sister Ellen. Discusses the drought and the damage to his corn crop. He plans to come to St. Louis soon. Discusses family news. Mentions attending camp meeting and seeing women wearing broad hats. 1860 Sept 24 1 1 Receipt of Miss Ellen Higgins for rental of sewing machine from A. Sumner, St. Louis, Missouri, dealer in Wheeler & Wilson's sewing machine, 80 North 5th Street. 1864 Sept 19 1 1 Letter signed P.B. Macshea, St. Louis, to Mrs. Ellen Higgins, 1003 Montgomery Street. Mentions that he is working on trial for one month at Russell, Hays & Co. Asks Ellen to write him. Letter is written on stationery of Russell, Hays & Co., 401 & 403 North 2nd Street. 1868 Feb 19 1 1 Receipt of Mrs. Ellen Higgins for purchase from A. Sumner Co., dealers in Wheeler & Wilson sewing machines, machine supplies, organs and pianos, 415 North 5th Street, St. Louis. 1871 Jan 23 1 1 Everett Evening School (St. Louis) certificate of Mary Higgins for satisfactory attendance, scholarship and deportment. Signed H.H.L. Smith, principal. Certificate entitles Miss Higgins to Public School Library privileges, signed Geo. B. High, assistant librarian. Verso includes certificate signed Mr. J. Fitzmaurice, 1406 North 14th Street, stating that Mary Higgins, 1224 North 14th Street, has good character. 1872 Feb 2 1 1 Letter signed Tom Higgins to Peter. Mentions that John "intends to go above Jefferson City somewhere." No date 1 1