Skip to main content

Hicks family papers

Identifier: c-00004

Scope and Contents

The Hicks family papers include three letters (1841-1846) from members of the Younglove family to William and Nabby Hicks which discuss family affairs, crop conditions in Fitchburg, Massachusetts, and the state of the Democrat and Whig parties in New York. Also included are a Civil War pass (1861) issued to George Hicks at St. Louis, Missouri, a contract (1871) for the building of a home, and a widow's government pension (1878) granted to Nabby Hicks.


  • Creation: 1841 - 1878


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

William Hicks, a prominent farmer and pioneer of Pennfield Township, Calhoun County, Michigan, was born in Charleston, Saratoga County, New York on April 10, 1792. He married Abigail "Nabby" Younglove of Edinburg, New York in 1816. After living in New York for twenty years, they moved to Michigan where they were among the early pioneers to settle in Calhoun County.

Note: For a more detailed biography of William and Nabby Hicks, see History of Calhoun County, Michigan (Philadelphia: L.H. Everts & Co., 1877), pages 179-180.


0.1 Cubic Feet (, 1 folder)

Language of Materials


Custodial History

Gift of John Hicks, 1957-12-12. Transferred by the Michigan State University Museum

Legal Status

Copyright: Donor(s) have transferred any applicable copyright to Michigan State University but the collection may contain third-party materials for which copyright was not transferred. Copyright restrictions may apply.

Property Rights: Michigan State University.

Hicks Family Papers
4 Published And Cataloged
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the University Archives and Historical Collections Repository

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