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Robert R. Smith papers

Identifier: 00127

Scope and Contents

The bulk of the collection deals with Smith's activities as a sheep breeder for the five years, 1886-1891. Included are: 1) correspondence of inquiry; 2) advertising of his flock; and 3) relations with several agricultural and sheep breeding associations. Also included are Smith's activities in education and religion, i.e. speeches, school and church supply catalogers and the 1889 State of Michigan guidelines for training teachers during the summer. The collection also contains an 1891 biographical sketch of Smith's brother, Timothy, and 1875, 1895, 1915 copies of Howell township maps.

In addition, personal correspondence between family members, Smith's high school and college notes and three volumes are present.


  • Creation: 1880 - 1916


Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to publish material from this collection must be obtained from University Archives & Historical Collections, Michigan State University.

Biographical Note

Robert R. Smith, a life-long resident of Howell township, Livingston County, Michigan, was a farmer and breeder of Shropshire sheep. This sheep stock was imported from Canada.


0.75 Cubic Feet

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Custodial History

Gift of Lois Winegar.

Legal Status

Copyright: Michigan State University Property Rights: Michigan State University

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Repository Details

Part of the University Archives and Historical Collections Repository

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