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Stephen Dennis Letter (Digitized Content)

The digitized content of the Stephen Dennis Letter consists of one letter written by Stephen Dennis to his grandfather, William A. Dennis.

Stephen Dennis was a farmer in Greenville, Bond County, Illinois. William A. Dennis lived in Virginia.

The digitized content contains a letter Stephen Dennis wrote to his grandfather in 1850. The letter describes family matters and challenges of the past three crop seasons, including weather and the transition from farming corn to farming wheat.

The Illinois History and Lincoln Collections unit at the University of Illinois Library manages the physical items of the Stephen Dennis Letter (MS 920). The collection completely digitized in 2020. For more information, contact an archivist at