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Pierpont Smith papers

Identifier: c-00096

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of letters from friends in Dexter, encouraging him to move back. They discuss agricultural prospects, politics, and local gossip. Also included are some family correspondence and rough genealogy for the Smith family.


  • Creation: 1829 - 1842


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

Pierpont Smith (born circa 1806) was an early settler in Dexter, Michigan, but by 1829 he had given up his claims and moved to New York. Smith apparently moved his family back to Dexter in the early 1880's. He died on January 28, 1887 in Marion, Michigan.


0.1 Cubic Feet (, 2 folders)

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Custodial History

Gift of Caryl Prindle, 1959-09-11. Transferred by 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.

Pierpont Smith Papers
4 Published And Cataloged
January 1965
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Finding aid written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the University Archives and Historical Collections Repository

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943 Conrad Road, Room 101
East Lansing MI 48824 US