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  • Mrs. Frank J. (Nellie) Sherman Collection

Nellie Sherman was a professional genealogist and historian. Mrs. Sherman attended Eastern Illinois State Teachers College and was a graduate of Brown’s Business College, Springfield and LaSalle extension university. She had a radio show on local history on WMBD,Peoria in 1948. She also lectured on local history and genealogical research. Mrs. Sherman is the author of Indian Point Pioneers, Peoria and the River, 1837-1863, Hutton Township Pioneers of Coles County, Illinois.

The finding aid for the Nellie Cadle Watson Sherman Papers, 1925-1981 at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum may be found at

Photographs in this collection include posed portraits of individuals and groups.

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