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Identifier: A0021

Title: Allen-Rodgers Family Papers, 1858-1924 (bulk 1871-1889)


Thomas Allen (1813-1882) worked as a lawyer and newspaper publisher in New York City and Washington, D.C. In 1842, he moved to St. Louis, where he married Ann Russell. He became president of several railroads, including the Iron Mountain Railroad, and served in the Missouri Senate (1850-1854). Thomas Rodgers (1835-1916) served in the 140th Pennsylvania Infantry during the Civil War, eventually earning the rank of lieutenant colonel. Following the war he came to St. Louis, where he worked as an insurance agent and a deputy clerk in the circuit clerk's office. Rodgers also served as assistant adjutant general in the Department of Missouri, Grand Army of the Republic.

Collection contains correspondence and business papers of Thomas Allen and his family, as well as correspondence and Grand Army of the Republic papers of Thomas Rodgers.

2 boxes; 2 oversize boxes; 14 volumes

Finding aid available.

Cite as: Allen-Rodgers Family Papers, Missouri History Museum Archives, St. Louis.

Rights: UND

Place: United States

Dates: 1858-1924

Type(s): Documentary Artifacts


Subjects: Veterans
Civil War, 1861-1865
Armed Forces


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