date(s):
1892-1958
type(s):
Documentary Artifacts; Collection
A2238 Link-Hall Family Papers Inventory of Link-Hall Family Papers A2238 EAD by Jaime Bourassa using ArchivesSpace Missouri Historical Society Library and Research Center 2017 225 S. Skinker Blvd. St. Louis, MO 63105 archives@mohistory.org URL: This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on 2018-10-02 06:34:31 -0500 . English Describing Archives: A Content Standard English Missouri Historical Society Library and Research Center Link-Hall Family Papers A2238 0.06 Cubic Feet (3 folders) 1892-1958 Processing Information Processed by Chiara Corbetta, July 2006. Donor Information The collection was donated to the Missouri Historical Society by Thomas Staples in 2001. The papers were found by the donor in homes in his capacity as a real estate agent. Biographical Sketch Robert R. Link was born on December 4, 1832, in Wilson County, Tennessee, and was the youngest of six children. He attended Wilson County High School and later went to Cumberland University in Lebanon, Tennessee. In 1861, he moved to Ewing, Illinois, where he married Eliza J. Webb the following year. They had a total of six children, one of whom was a daughter, Nancy, who married Robert F. Hall. Robert R. Link helped found Ewing College in 1868 and filled the office of secretary until his death in 1893. He was an active member of the Prohibition Party and ran for state treasurer on the Prohibition ticket in 1890 and for governor in 1892. Link was also a gifted speaker and gave many speeches relating to prohibition. Scope and Contents The collection consists primarily of letters written to Robert R. Link and his wife Eliza J. Link mostly from friends, political acquaintances, and colleagues. Several letters discuss Prohibition Party activities in Illinois in 1892. The collection also contains three typescript letters of the Prickly Ash Bitters Co. to Robert F. Hall and several postcards. 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 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 Link-Hall Family Papers, Missouri Historical Society Archives, St. Louis. Families -- Illinois Illinois -- Politics and government Postcards Prohibition -- United States Link-Hall family Link, Robert R., 1832-1893 Prickly Ash Bitters Co. (Saint Louis, Mo.) Prohibition Party (Ill.) Blank pledge cards for the Illinois Prohibition State Committee. 1892 1 1 Letter signed Alonzo E. Wilson, Illinois Prohibition Executive Committee, Rockford, Illinois, to Robert R. Link. Regarding Link's pledge of money to the committee. 1892 May 21 1 1 Letter signed J.D. Carr to Robert R. Link. Discusses Prohibition Party Platform for upcoming national convention. [1892 June] 1 1 Letter signed J.C. Storment, Azusa, California, to Robert R. Link, Ewing College, Illinois. Congratulates Link on his nomination for governor. 1892 June 5 1 1 Letter signed Blanche E. Hales, Equality, Illinois, to Robert R. Link. Congratulates Link on his nomination for governor and discusses the possible prohibition votes he may receive in various counties. 1892 June 9 1 1 Letter signed W.G. Showers, Wathen & Showers, Equality, Illinois, to Robert R. Link, Ewing, Illinois. Showers wishes Link good luck in his goal of becoming governor. 1892 June 10 1 1 Letter signed Haggard and Shaw, Prohibition Industrial Chautauqua Camps, Bloomington, Illinois, to Robert R. Link, Ewing College, Illinois. Requests that Link give a speech at the camps with another speaker, Sam Jones. 1892 June 20 1 1 Letter signed P.S. Pope, Benton, Illinois, to Robert R. Link, Ewing, Illinois. Regarding Prohibition Party matters. 1892 June 20 1 1 Typescript letter signed George W. Gere, Champaign, Illinois, to Robert R. Link, Ewing, Illinois. Thanks Link for the conference and regrets that Link couldn't participate because of his poor health. 1892 June 21 1 1 Letter signed Alonzo E. Wilson, Illinois Prohibition Executive Committee, Rockford, Illinois, to Robert R. Link, Ewing, Illinois. Asks Link to notify him if he is unable to go to Cincinnati because of his health. 1892 June 24 1 2 Letter signed Nancy Link, Cobden, Illinois, to mother, Mrs. R.R. Link, Ewing, Illinois. Nancy discusses her days and asks her mother if she should take pictures. 1892 July 8 1 2 Letter signed Effie Link, to mother, Mrs. R.R Link, Ewing, Illinois. Effie tells her mother about her days: cleaning, sewing, and taking care of the baby. 1892 July 8 1 2 Typescript letter of Hafner-Lothman Manufacturing Co., successors to Jos. Hafner Manufacturing Co., St. Louis, Missouri, to Mr. J.T. Chenault, Benton, Illinois. Regarding the materials wanted by Mr. Chenault and how much they will cost. 1892 July 11 1 2 Typescript letter of St. Louis Sash & Door Works, St. Louis, Missouri, to J.T. Chenault, Benton, Illinois. Regarding the price of the materials Mr. Chenault requested. 1892 July 11 1 2 Letter signed John H. Wilson, McLeansboro, Illinois, to Robert R. Link, Ewing, Illinois. Wilson regrets having missed the national convention, and wants to do something for the congressional convention. 1892 July 16 1 2 Letter signed S.D. Noe, real estate and loan broker, Danville, Illinois, to Governor Link, Ewing, Illinois. Regrets not attending Link's meetings because of his daughter's sickness. 1892 July 31 1 2 Letter signed B.F. Hutchins, Hudson House, Benton, Illinois, to Mrs. R.R. Link, Ewing, Illinois. The note asks how much money Hutchins owes Link. 1893 Sept 5 1 2 Letter signed S.A. Link, Tennessee Female College, Franklin, Tennessee, to aunt, Mrs. Eliza J. Link, Ewing, Illinois. Discusses the success of the college but also the sicknesses in the family. 1893 Sept 19 1 2 Letter signed W.B. Kelley, Sumner, Washington, to sister, Mrs. Eliza J. Link, Ewing, Illinois. Discusses events in his life, including the death of Brother Berr. 1895 Feb 10 1 2 Typescript letter of Prickly Ash Bitters Co., St. Louis, Missouri, to Robert F. Hall, Sherman, Texas. Discusses the company's progress and transactions. 1901 Jan 17 1 2 Typescript letter of Prickly Ash Bitters Co., St. Louis, Missouri, to Robert F. Hall, Binkley Hotel, Sherman, Texas. Regarding business orders. 1901 Feb 6 1 3 Typescript letter of Prickly Ash Bitters Co., St. Louis, Missouri, to Robert F. Hall, Binkley Hotel, Sherman, Texas. Discusses Hall's disappointment with the Homestead line. 1901 Feb 7 1 3 Letter signed Nancy, Ewing, Illinois, to Robert F. Hall, Binkley Hotel, Sherman, Texas. Discusses how Nancy spends her days and her requests for the wedding. 1901 Feb 20 1 3 Typescript letter signed William A. Matthews, president, Ewing College, Ewing, Illinois, to sister, Mrs. Eliza Jane Link, Ewing, Illinois. Encloses receipt for expenses. Thanks Mrs. Link for loaning money to the college and paying her back. 1911 June 6 1 3 Postcard of Franklin County Hospital, Benton, Illinois, signed Walter D., to Mrs. Nancy Hall, St. Louis, Missouri. 1958 Dec 3 1 3 Postcard of Turner's Restaurant, Ciudad Victoria, Tamaulipas, Mexico, signed Tom and Dorothy to Mr. and Mrs. B.E. Staples, St. Louis, Missouri. No date 1 3 Postcard of Pyramid of the Sun, San Juan Teotihuacan, Mexico, signed Tom and Dorothy to Mr. and Mrs. B.E. Staples, St. Louis, Missouri. No date 1 3 Postcard of Cunard White Star, Trinidad & Tobago, signed Howard, to Tom & James Staples, St. Louis, Missouri. No date 1 3 Postcard of Caribbean Sea, signed Alice, to Mrs. Nancy Hall, St. Louis, Missouri. No date 1 3 Postcard of London Airport Central, signed Alice, to Mrs. Nancy Hall, St. Louis, Missouri. No date 1 3 Postcard of Berchtesgaden, signed Alice to Mrs. Nancy Hall, St. Louis, Missouri. No date 1 3