Chicago: Chicago Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, 1899. First Edition. Slim octavo (18.5cm.); publisher's printed card wrappers, yapp edges, in original glassine dust jacket; 35pp. Misbound with wrappers upside down but otherwise complete, glassine a bit chipped and toned along spine edge, else Very Good, internally sound. Item #1494
Exceedingly scarce report on the patriotic efforts provided by the women of Illinois, proudly claiming that "Not only did Illinois give the flower of her youth to the defense of her country, but her women have given without stint of their time and money, and with the spirit of loving patriotism that could not be surpassed." Fundraisers were quickly organized to raise money for both the First Illinois Volunteer Cavalry and the Fifth Illinois Volunteer Infantry; sixty-five nightshirts and thirty-seven "Negligee shirts" were donated to the Hospital Corps; and six books and a dozen bottles of lemon and vanilla extract made their way from the Chicago chapter to the U.S.D.A.R. War Committee. U. Illinois at Chicago only in OCLC as of July, 2021.