Bagg family papers
Scope and Contents
The Bagg family papers contain a letter of welcome from residents of Savannah, Georgia, to George Washington, during his visit to Savannah in 1791. Also included are letters to Dr. Joseph Bagg and his wife, Eliza, of Detroit, Michigan. Two letters from Eliza's sister, Abby Billings, send family news and complain about housework (1843, 1844). A letter from the Baggs' son-in-law, W.G. Austin, of Kalamazoo, Michigan, describes the presidential election of 1844. School compositions by the Baggs' daughter, Abby, who later married Austin, are included (1839-1840). A diary, whose author is not identified, records primarily weather conditions as well as some agricultural prices and a trip to New Orleans during Mardi Gras.
- 1791, 1839-1844, 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.
0.1 Cubic Feet (, 2 folders)
Language of Materials
Gift of Mrs. C.B. Miller, 1957-07-10. Transferred by Michigan State University Museum.
Copyright: Michigan State University. Property Rights: Michigan State University.
- Bagg Family Papers
- 4 Published And Cataloged
- November 1964
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
- Language of description note
- Finding aid written in English.