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George Nelson Smith papers

Identifier: LG-17

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of microfilm of journals (1840-1879) kept by George Nelson Smith while serving as a missionary among the Indians of southwestern Michigan. It also includes a few letters (1835-1849). The journals record his daily activities, his expenses and income, weather conditions, local social events, his sermons and other religious activities.

(Michigan State University., Honhart, F. L., Jude, S. P., Howard, S. R., & Zito, A. (1976). A guide to the Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections. East Lansing, MI: publisher not identified.)


  • 1835 - 1879
  • Majority of material found within 1840 - 1879


Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

Reproduction and publication restricted, Manuscript Division, Library of Congress.

Biographical / Historical

George Nelson Smith was a Presbyterian missionary, farmer, and teacher in Allegan County and southwestern Michigan.


0.1 Cubic Feet (, 3 reels (49 items))

Language of Materials


Ownership and Custodial History

Purchased from the Manuscript Division, Library of Congress.

Location of Originals

George Nelson Smith Papers, Library of Congress Manuscript Division, 2nd St. and Independence Ave. S.E., Washington, D.C. 20540, USA.

Reproduction Note

Microfilm. Washington, D.C. : Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, 1968. 3 reels ; 35 mm.

George Nelson Smith Papers
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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