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End Notes

Since this book is intended for the general reader, end notes are limited to direct quotations. Some of the sources are indicated in the text. Unless otherwise noted, the newspapers listed are those published in Elgin.

PREFACE
1 - The History of Elgin. Elgin, 1875, p. 3.

CHAPTER 1: COUNTRY TOWN IN THE WEST
1 . This version is in Margaret Bradford Boni, ed., The Fireside Book ofFavorite American Songs. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1952, p. 229.
2. Stella Davidson Ainsworth, ed. "James T. Gifford and the Founding of Elgin, Illinois," Transactions of the Illinois State Historical Society for the Year 1922. Publication No. 29 of the Illinois State Historical Library, p. 76.
3. [bid., p. 72.
4. To William C. Kimball, Sherbrooke, Lower Canada, reprinted in Advocate, October 1, 1976.
5. The Kimball Family News, Topeka, Kansas, September 1898, p. 146.
6. To William C. Kimball, Sherbrooke, Lower Canada, Original in possession of the Kimball family.
7. Letter of Marcus Rastead to Dr. Joseph Tefft, December 21, 1883. Original in possession of the Elgin Area Historical Society.
8. Reprinted from Courier, July 12,1907.
9. Quoted by Charles E. Gregory in Courier-News, September 8,1928.
10. Ainsworth, p. 77.

CHAPTER II: THE DIVIDING LINE
1. Gazette, August 28,1861.
2. Chicago DailyAmerican, April 29,1840.
3. Western Citizen, Chicago, November 17,1846.
4. Letter to James T. Gifford, February 15, 1847, in possession of the Elgin Area Historical Society.
5. Chicago Tribune, August 16,1888.
6. Entries of December 1 and 16, diary of Samuel Jewett Kimball, in possession of the Kimball family.
7. Gazette, July 5,1860.
8. Ibid., August 9,1860.
9. Letter to Lois Wilcox, June 16,1862. Wilcox papers, Illinois State Historical Library.
10. Gazette, March 26,1862.
11. Ibid., April 2,1862.
12. Ibid., April 16,1862.
13. William Wilcox to John S. Wilcox, April 25,1862. Wilcox papers, ISHL.
14. Gazette, April 16,1862.
15. Ibid., May 15,1862.
16. Letter to his mother, April 11, 1862, in possession of the Hulsberg family.
17. Roy P. Basler, ed., The Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln, New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 1953, Vol. 14, p. 438.
18. Letter to Lois Wilcox, September 28,1862. Wilcox papers, ISHL.
19. Thomas-Joslyn correspondence in Gazette, October 8,1862.
20. Ibid.
21. Letter of Lois Wilcox to John S. Wilcox, October 19,1862. Wilcox papers, ISHL.
22. Gazette, December 3,1862.
23. Paul M. Angle, ed., Created Equal? The Complete Lincoln-Douglas Debates of 1858, Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1958, p. 200.
24. Gazette, May 6,1863.
25. Manuscript dated July 2,1872 in files at Elgin City Hall.
26. Gazette, May 2,1861.
27. Ibid., November 25,1863.
28. Ibid., September 16,1863.
29. Hunter, George, Historical Notes on the Foundation and Development of the Elgin National Watch Company, December 11, 1906, p. 8. Typewritten manuscript in possession of the Elgin Area Historical Society.
30. Interview in the Chicago Tribune, quoted in Gazette, October 29,1862.

CHAPTER III: WATCHES, MILK AND BUTTER
1. R.C.W. in the Elgin Almanac 1871, quoted in The Watch Word, January 1922, p. 6.
2. Quoted in News, April 1, 1890.
3. The Watch Word, October 1922, p. 6.
4. Commemorative Biographical and Historical Record of Kane County, Illinois. Chicago: Beers, Leggett & Company, 1888, p. 232.
5. Elgin Almanac 1873. Chicago: Culver, Page, Hoyne & Company, n. p., quoting a Miss Buchanan in the Boston Pilot, May 1872.
6. Albert D. Richardson, "Making Watches by Machinery," Harper's Monthly, XXXIX, July 1869, p. 175.
7. Reprinted in Courier-News, October 9,1950.
8. Edward Eggleston, "Among the Elgin Watchmakers," Scribner's Monthly, V, April 1873, p. 791.
9. Chicago Republican, March 16,1867.
10. Chicago Daily News, Home and Life Magazine, July 12,1952, p. 1.
11. The History of Elgin. Elgin: Lord & Bradford, 1875, p. 34.
12. Letter of C. W. Gould to Joseph Newman, printed in Courier, September 1, 1903,
13. Advocate, January 5,1884.
14. The History of Elgin, op. cit., p. 23.
15. Ibid., p. 40.
16. Advocate, July 21,1875.

CHAPTER IV: THE EXPANDING CITY
1. Advocate, April 29,1882.
2. November 26,1883.
3. Undated manuscript in School District U-46 files.
4. Advocate, May 17,1879.
5. Ibid., August 9,1879.
6. Ibid., June 4, 1887.
7. News, February 10, 1885.
8. Advocate, January 9,1886.
9. Every Saturday, May 2,1885.
10. Advocate, April 10, 1880.
11. Ibid., July 6,1878.
12. Courier, September 15,1891.
13. News, September 16,1886.
14. Council Proceedings IX, November 8,1912, p. 229.
15. Ibid., 11, May 1, 1888, p. 408.
16. Ibid.. 11, May 7,1888, p. 421.
17. Ibid., 11, June 4,1888, p. 433.
18. Every Saturday, April 20,1889.
19. Advocate, August 29,1891.
20. The Past and Present of Kane County, Illinois. Chicago, 1878, p. 235.
21. Courier, October 5,1912.
22. Commemorative Biographical and Historical Record of Kane County, Illinois. Chicago, 1888 p 508 *
23. R. Waite Joslyn and Frank W. Joslyn. History of Kane County, Illinois, Chicago, 1908, Vol. 11, pp. 541-542.
24. Comparative Biographical and Historical Record, op. cit., pp. 515-516.
25. The Biographical Record of Kane County, Illinois, Chicago, 1898, p. 365.
26. Manuscript in School District U-46 files.
27. Weekly Courier, December 14, 1889.
28. Advocate, March 31,1883.
29. April 11, 1885.
30. June 3,1882.
31. December 30,1882.
32. May 25,1889.
33. News, December 5,1907.
34. Joslyn and Joslyn, op. cit., Vol. 11, p. 22.
35. Feb.13,1875.
36. Advocate, November 25,1882.
37. Advocate, July 20,1878.
38. June 15,1895.
39. News, June 18,1898.
40. Quoted by Charles E. Gregory in Courier-News, September 11, 1926.
41. May 22,1880.

CHAPTER V: BOOM AND PANIC
1. Courier, December 27,1893.
2. Advocate, March 22,1884.
3. C. E. Botsford, Elgin and Surroundings, Elgin, 1891, n.p.
4. Advocate, December 27,1890.
S. News, April 17,1891.
6. Courier, April 20,1891.
7. News, July 26,1893.
8. Advocate, December 16,1893.
9. News, June 22,1887.
10. Ibid., January 24, 1891.
11. Ibid., September 27,1891.
12. Courier, September 29,1891.
13. Evening Dial, May 24,1899.
14. News, April 28,1903.
15. Courier, November 9,1903.
16. Advocate, October 1, 1898.
17. Ibid., September 30,1898.
18. Ibid., October 13,1898.
19. Courier, October 22,1900.

CHAPTER VI: THE GOOD YEARS
1. News, May 15,1902.
2. Chicago Sunday Times-Herald, December 10, 1899.
3. Courier, July 19,1904.
4. Ibid., September 17,1909.
5. Boston Evening Mail, June 19,1909.
6. Ibid.
7. News, June 29,1917.
8. Courier, August 24,1908.
9. Quoted by Ed "Gun" Clifford, Courier-News, October 24,1939.
10. Advocate, January 8,1910.
11. Courier, June 1, 1910.
12. News, November 10, 1910.
13. Ibid., August 28,1911.
14. Edward V. Rickenbacker, Rickenbacker, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey: Prentice-Hall, Inc., 1967, pp. 70-71.
15. Reminiscences of Peter DePaolo, Courier-News, May 12,1965.
16. Advocate, April 28,1900.
17. Ibid., May 4,1910.
18. News, August 6, 1910.
19. Council Proceedings, V,
20. Courier, January 16,1911.
21. News, November 3,1909.
22. Ibid., March 30,1912.
23. Advocate, March 30,1912.
24. Ibid., April 20,1912.
25. News, December 4,1911.
26. Courier, October 2,1913.
27. News, August 26,1909.
28. Courier, January 7,1908.
29. Batavia, Illinois, Herald, August 29,1907.
30. Advocate, April 4,1914.
31. News, April 6,1914.
32. Ibid.
33. Quoted in News, July 25,1917.
34. News, November 28,1917.
35. Ibid., October 25,1919.

CHAPTER VII: WHIRLING TWENTIES
1. Courier, April 26,1922, quoting an unidentified Elgin girl with bobbed hair and rolled stockings.
2. Ibid., April 19,1919.
3. Ibid., April 5,1919.
4. Ibid., February 24,1921.
5. Outing, December 1915, quoted in 75th anniversary issue of The Watch Word, p. 26.
6. Sunday Courier, January 11, 1920.
7. Courier-News, September 1, 1920.
8. Sunday Courier, November 9,1919.
9. Courier, November 9,1919.
10. Address to the American Society of Newspaper Editors, January 17,1925.
11. Courier, August 31, 1922.
12. Ibid., August 5,1919.
13. August 22.
14. Chicago Defender, November 5,1921.
15. News, May 27,1925.
16. Advocate, July 7,1888.
17. Quoted in Courier, January 23,192
18. Advocate, April 4,1903.
19. G. E. McCurdy, comp. and ed., Report of Survey and Proposed Improvement of the Fox River. State of Illinois Rivers and Lakes Commission,
20. Courier, March 4, 1924. P. 106.
21. Ibid., February 4,1922.
22. Ibid., October 3,1925.
23. Ibid., November 2,1925.
24. Courier-News, July 2,1929.

CHAPTER Vill: DEPRESSION AND WAR
1 - Courier-News, March 10, 1933, quoting T. Albert Potter, president of the Elgin National Watch Company.
2. Ibid., May 3,1929.
3. Ibid., December 14,1929.
4. Ibid., April 3,1931.
5. Quoted in Advocate, July 7,1888.
6. Courier-News, December 8,1939.
7. Quoted in Courier-News, December 27,1939.
8. Courier-News, August 28,1941.
9. Ibid., March 18,1942.

CHAPTER IX: CIVIC PRIDE
1. Chicago Daily News, Home and Life Magazine, July 12,1952, p. 1.
2. Courier-News, February 5,1946.
3. Ibid., March 17,1954.
4. Ibid., March 23,1954.
5. Ibid., May 24,1964.
6. Ibid., July 14,1953.
7. Ibid., October 5, 1960.
8. Ibid., August 31, 1960.

CHAPTER X: MODERN ELGIN
1. D. Ray Wilson, editor and publisher of the Courier-News, February 21, 1974.
2. Ibid., January 25,1969.
3. Ibid., December 7,1968.
4. Ibid., June 10, 1966.
5. Chicago Sun-Times, August 17,1979.
6. Courier-News, December 10, 1974.
7. Chicago Sun-Times, October 24,1973.
8. R. Waite Joslyn, Elgin Past and Present, Elgin: T. H. Kennell & Company, n.d. [1927], p. 111.
9. Courier-News, August 27,1964.
10. Ibid., February 13, 1967.
11. Faith in Focus, Vol. 1, No. 3, January 1967.
12. Courier-News, October 31, 1963.
13. Ibid., March 31,1967.
14. Elgin Herald, December 7,1981.
15. Courier-News, January 7,1982.
16. From a poem by James Weldon Johnson, "Lift Every Voice and Sing," set to music and sometimes called the black national anthem.
17. Courier-News, May 3,1932.
18. J. Robert Camacho in Faith in Focus, Vol. 1, No. 3, January 1967.
19. Chicago Sun-Times, January 27,1984.
20. Ibid., November 10, 1978.
21. Courier-News, February 2,1984.
22. Minutes, March 25,1968.
23. Courier-News, July 25,1929.
24. Ibid., June 24,1938.
25. Chicago Sun-Times, October 24,1973.
26. Courier-News, February 13,19M.

Bibliography

Most of the sources were located in Elgin's Gail Borden Public Library, the Chicago Historical Society Library and the Newberry Library in Chicago, and the Illinois State Historical Library in Springfield. The bibliography is divided into eight sections:

1. Books
2. Magazines and Newspapers
3. Articles in Periodicals
4. Atlases, Maps and City Plans
5. Photographs
6. Government Documents
7. Diaries and Letters
8. Unpublished Studies

SECTION 1: BOOKS

Comprehensive Surveys
(Listed in order of publication)
 
  • William C. L. E. Ferslew, comp. Fersiew's Kane County Gazeteer, Directory and Business Advertiser, 1857, Geneva, Illinois, 1857.
  • The History of Elgin, with a City and Business Directory. Elgin, 1870.
  • The History of Elgin, with a City and Business Directory for 1875-1876, Elgin, 1875.
  • The Past and Present of Kane County, Illinois. Chicago, 1878.
  • Commemorative Biographical and Historical Record of Kane County, Illinois. Chicago, 1888.
  • C. E. Botsford, Elgin and Surroundings, Elgin, 1891.
  • Elgin Today, Elgin, 1903.
  • John S. Wilcox, ed., Historical Encyclopedia of Illinois and History of Kane County. Chicago, 1904.
  • R. Waite Joslyn and Frank W. Joslyn, History of Kane County, Illinois. Vol. 1. Chicago, 1908.
  • An Industrial Survey of Elgin. Prepared by the Exchange Club. Elgin, 1929.
  • Alfred H. Kirkland, ed., Modern Elgin. Elgin, 1950.
  • John M. Eshelman, ad., Modern Elgin. Elgin, 1965.

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    Genealogies and Biographies

    Military Histories
    School Histories
    SECTION 2. MAGAZINES AND NEWSPAPERS
    Magazines
    SECTION 3: ARTICLES IN PERIODICALS
    Magazines and Journals
    Newspapers
    SECTION 4: ATLASES, MAPS AND CITY PLANS
    (Listed in order of publication) SECTION 5: PHOTOGRAPHS
    (Listed in order of publication)
  • Elgin, Illinois, Pictorial and Descriptive. Boston, 1886.
  • Art Work of Kane County, Illinois. The W. H. Parish Publishing Company, 1898.
  • William Ernest McGregor and Carl Gerard Whitstruck, Picturesque Elgin 1902. Elgin, 1902.
  • Albert W. Lewis, comp., Elgin, Kane CounIJ6 Illinois. Elgin, 1914.
  • SECTION 6: GOVERNMENT DOCUMENTS
    Local
    State
    SECTION 7: DIARIES AND LETTERS SECTION 8: UNPUBLISHED STUDIES


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