Andre family papers
Scope and Contents
The collection consists of letters, accounts books, and miscellaneous bills and receipts of the Andre and Hurlbert families. Most of the letters, written in 1874, are from Samuel to Elizabeth as he traveled through Michigan, Iowa, Wisconsin, and Nebraska as an itinerant farm worker. The bills and receipts are primarily from general stores, showing goods purchased, the prices paid, and eggs and dairy products accepted in trade. There are also accounts showing farm work performed; it is not clear who kept these accounts. In addition, a partial ledger contains accounts for the Andre and Spaulding general store (1879-1880), as well as Elizabeth Hurlbert's personal accounts and her accounts as guardian (1885-1888). Finally, there are several small account books kept by A.J. and Elizabeth Hurlbert. A.J. used his for farm accounts (1882-1889), while Elizabeth recorded household expenses and rent from boarders.
- 1874-1892, undated
- Andre family (Samuel Andre, -1881) (Family)
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.
Samuel Andre came to Benzie County, Michigan, in 1874 to homestead. His wife Elizabeth later traveled from Pennsylvania to join him there. When Samuel died in 1881, Elizabeth became guardian of his estate. She married A.J. Hurlbert in 1882 but continued as guardian of Andre lands and property. It is unclear from the materials who inherited the property.
0.1 Cubic Feet (, 4 folders)
Language of Materials
Gift of Kate Andre, 1962-01-05. Transferred by Michigan State University Museum.
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
- Agriculture -- Iowa
- Agriculture -- Michigan
- Agriculture -- Nebraska
- Agriculture -- Wisconsin
- Andre family (Samuel Andre, -1881)
- Andre, Samuel
- Benzie County (Mich.)
- Business records -- Michigan
- Finance, Personal -- Michigan
- Hurlbert, Elizabeth Andre
- Iowa -- Description and travel
- Merchants -- Michigan
- Michigan -- Description and travel
- Nebraska -- Description and travel
- Wisconsin -- Description and travel
- Andre Family Papers
- 4 Published And Cataloged
- July 1967
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
- Language of description note
- Finding aid written in English.