Posted by: Pam Hackbart-Dean | January 16, 2014

Hegeler – Carus families papers

The Edward Hegeler- Paul Carus Family Papers are now open. The papers include correspondence, diaries, printed materials, glass plate negatives and photographs as well as the family’s financial records for their various businesses. The collection documents the daily life in LaSalle, Illinois at the turn of the 20th century. It dates from 1868-1936. Some notable items in this collection include a working copy of Paul Carus’s dissertation, Mary Hegeler Carus’s university and graduate school records, music scores by Paul Carus, and blueprints by W.W. Boyington as well as correspondence with him related to the construction of the Hegeler-Carus mansion.



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