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Farm Diaries and Accounts

 File — Folder: 3

Scope and Contents

From the Collection:

This collection contains farm diaries and accounts (1854-1871) of Josiah W. Bliss who moved from Portage, New York in 1863 to Oakland County, Michigan, and later (1869) to Kent County Michigan. Daily events and expenditures of a Rockford, Kent County farm are noted. One account book (1864) lists buyers and prices for the sale of farm animals and machinery.

Also included is an account book (1852-1857) for a general store operated by Marvin Ladd in Milford, Michigan, which has also been used as a scrapbook for newspaper clippings (1880s), and a sugar ration card (1918) belonging to Ed Ladd of Milford.


  • Creation: 1852 - 1918


Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.


From the Collection: 0.1 Cubic Feet (, 3 folders, 1 volume on shelf)

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English

Repository Details

Part of the University Archives and Historical Collections Repository

Conrad Hall
943 Conrad Road, Room 101
East Lansing MI 48824 US