McNally Family Papers

Street Address: 
2104 Lincoln Park West
Chicago, IL

McNally Family Papers, 1788-2002, bulk 1850-1993.

22 linear feet.

This large collection includes letters, diaries, scrapbooks, photographs, cemetery records, wills, and obituaries of several generations of the family of Andrew McNally I of Chicago (1838-1904), founder of the Rand McNally Co., a publishing firm specializing in cartography. There is much material concerning Andrew McNally I, his Chicago home, and especially his Windermere Ranch in what became La Mirada, California, including the ranch's olive oil plant and McNally's efforts to promote settlement in the area. Also extensive materials relating to Civil War general Emmons Clark (grandfather of Margaret Clark McNally) and the Vilas family, who operated Chicago businesses and had a summer estate in Thousand Islands, New York.

Call Number: Midwest MS McNally Family
Inventory: Online

This location, 824 North Park Avenue (now, 2104 Lincoln Park West), was Andrew McNally I’s Chicago residence for the last 20 years of his life.

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