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Delatos H. Goldsmith papers

Identifier: 00180

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of the diaries of Delatos H. Goldsmith. The entries contain the day's weather, his activities, and who visited that day. He wrote what he paid or was paid for goods and services. The entries center around activities related to the farm. The entries contain little personal information. He also rarely mentions his wife by name or her activities. Goldsmith also includes names in his entries but has little or no explanation of their relationship to him.

Also included are miscellaneous receipts and articles that were tucked in the diaries.


  • Creation: 1906 - 1929

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

Delatos H. Goldsmith was born circa 1857 and lived his whole life on a farm near Horton, Michigan in Jackson County. He had three siblings, Charles, George, and Ida. On March 25, 1879, he married Nellie Brownell. Goldsmith died in 1947.

[This information was gathered using the internet and may not be accurate as the collection contained no biographical information.]


0.4 Cubic Feet

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Custodial History

Gift of Vera Goldsmith, 1995-01-06

Legal Status

Copyright: Michigan State University.

Property Rights: Michigan State University.

Delatos H. Goldsmith Papers
4 Published And Cataloged
S. Roberts
August 2003
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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