Does Illinois allow a tangible personal property memorandum?

Illinois appears to allow a tangible personal property memorandum by incorporation by reference. Specifically, Continental, Etc., Co. v. Art Institute, 341 Ill. App. 624, 635 (Ill. App. Ct. 1950) states:

The Illinois law has been laid down for us in a number of cases. It requires that the will should refer to the paper to be incorporated as being in existence at the time of the execution of the will in such a way as to reasonably identify the paper and to show the testator's intention to incorporate and make it a part of his will, and the document must in fact be in existence at the time of the execution of the will.


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