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Lona Harper Tyner papers


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Lona Harper Tyner papers, 1607-1982 | Southern Illinois University Special Collections Research Center

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Title: Lona Harper Tyner papers, 1607-1982Add to your cart.

ID: 1/6/MSS 174

Primary Creator: Tyner, Lona Harper, (1914-2007)

Extent: 9.0 Boxes

Arrangement: Organized into ten series: (1) Tyners, (2) Harpers, (3) Letters and general information about various surnames, (4) Actual Family Items, Letters, etc., (5) Research Notes, (6) Genealogical Tools, (7) Maps, (8) Historical Societies, (9) Books and Ledgers, (9) Misc. Publications, Manuscripts, Documents and Letters.

Subjects: Hampton-Dunn family., Harper family., Snyder family., Stafford family., Tyner, Lona Harper, 1914-2007., Tyner family

Forms of Material: Correspondence., Manuscripts for publication., Records (documents), Tyner, Lona Harper, 1914-2007. - Correspondence

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

This collection is a vast, eclectic mix of historical documents and personal papers collected or written by Lona Harper Tyner. There are a number of families represented in the collection: Tyners, Harpers, Hampton-Dunn, Snyder, Stafford, among others. Also in this collection are Lona Tyners' research notes, including a handwritten excerpt written by Lona of an excerpt from George Washington's diary. Finally there are large amounts of miscellaneous local history information including information on historical societies, maps, and source material by various writers and collectors.

Biographical Note

Lona Tyner was born June 19, 1914, in Williamson County. She married Eugene Tyner, and had two daughters, one of whom died. Lona was very involved in local history and wrote "The Slighted: An Index to the War History of Williamson County". Her husband preceded her in death in 1991. She died on Jan. 30, 2007, in Franklin Hospital in Benton.

Subject/Index Terms

Hampton-Dunn family.
Harper family.
Snyder family.
Stafford family.
Tyner, Lona Harper, 1914-2007.
Tyner family

Administrative Information

Repository: Southern Illinois University Special Collections Research Center

Access Restrictions: Unrestricted access.

Use Restrictions: To quote in print, or otherwise reproduce in whole or in part in any publication, including on the World Wide Web, any material from this collection, the researcher must obtain permission from (1) the owner of the physical property and (2) the holder of the copyright. Persons wishing to quote from this collection should consult Special Collections Research Center to determine copyright holders for information in this collection. Reproduction of any item must contain the complete citation to the original.

Preferred Citation: [Item], Lona Harter Tyner papers, Special Collections Research Center, Southern Illinois University Carbondale.

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Folder 1: Illinois mapsAdd to your cart.

Mileage Map of the Best Roads of IL 1924, photocopy and original

Herrin, Marion and Williamson County [1976]

IL map of early roads and trails by Outdoor Illinois Magazine, 1968

Southern Illinois

Illinois map with 8 pp. text  - taken from encyclopedia

History of Williamson County map by Nannie Gray Parks, Marion, IL, 1937 - includes list of dates and names of pioneers

Folder 2: Other mapsAdd to your cart.

Chronological chart showing the progress of colonial settlements in America from 1607-1776, copyrighted 1885

Map of North America, 1667

Map of North America, 1798

Map of North America, 1828

French Map of Area from Ft. Niagara to New Mexico during the French and Indian War, 1757

French Map of the Great Lakes, 1757

Physical features of the United States

Indian tribes of the United States

Indian tribes in 1833

United States at the Close of the Revolution

Revolutionary War in the south

First settlements made on the eastern coast of North America 1564-1733

Early emigrant trails in the U.S. east of the Mississippi

Emigrant trails to California published in 1859

Northwest Territory, 1795

Georgia, 1781

Map of Pennsylvania, 1730

Map of Pennsylvania, 1795

Map of the National Road between Cumberland and Wheeling, 1826

Map of Michigan, 1839

Water Highways and Carrying Places - Indiana & Ohio

Principal Land Grant and Surveys - Ohio

Map of Ohio, 1804

Map of Ohio, 1812

Map of Ohio, 1848

Map of Indian territory, April 30, 1802

Kansas and Nebraska, 1854

Indiana Map with 8pp. of text


Folder 3: Misc. photos -- most unidentifiedAdd to your cart.

D.B. James and Adie, 50th Wedding anniversary

Isle of Markham, Holland

Lillian and George Bogardus [1961]

Small envelope with "from Sophie Julian" written on it.  Inside, small tin type photos and various calling cards

Folder 4: Photocopied of photographsAdd to your cart.
9 pp. of 28 photos
Folder 5: Photograph of Mary Grear Dorrance, 1916Add to your cart.
Folder 6: F.C.H.S. Class of 1932, 50th Reunion, Program and photographsAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: Frankfort Genealogical SocietyAdd to your cart.

Constitution of the Frankfort Genealogical Society, 3 pp.

Certificates of Loan of the Frankfort Historical Museum recording items loaned to the Museum by Lona Tyner, 5 pp.

Report of a fund-raising auction, June 4, 1975 by Lona Tyner, 2 pp.

Cash receipt books, 1977-1980 (2)

Folder 8: Williamson County Historical SocietyAdd to your cart.

Meeting notes and clippings [1960's] 62 pp.

Paid membership list, 1 p.

Constitution and Bylaws, 4 pp.


Folder 9: Williamson County Sesquicentennial clippings, 19 pp. (photocopies)Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Southern Illinois marriages recorded by unknown pastor, 1887-1908Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Buggy and horse equipment price listingAdd to your cart.
Folder 12: Teacher's Daily Register, Wayne City, 1900 September - 1901 AprilAdd to your cart.

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