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Pendleton family papers

Identifier: c-00295

Scope and Contents

This collection contains correspondence, a majority from relatives and school friends of Lottie Pendleton (later Mrs. George W. Bailey) whose home was in Cleveland, Ohio, and who attended college at Adrian, Michigan. The letters (1854-1862) are largely from students at Albion and Oberlin Colleges and the University of Michigan, discussing future visits and the infrequency or shortness of letters written or received. Also included is a letter from her brother, Harry, describing events of the Civil War.

Additionally, the wills of Caleb Pendleton (1745) and of James Pendleton (1746), father and son, both of Westerly, Colony of Rhode Island are also included.

In addition, there are two manuscripts of miscellaneous poetry, illustrated with line drawings by Caleb Pendleton in the period 1817-1835. Also included are two manuscript copies of arithmetic books (1774, 1829), and a small account book (1864-1866) of George W. Bailey giving expense accounts, miscellaneous poetry, and medicinal recipes.


  • Creation: 1774 - 1887


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.


0.5 Cubic Feet (, 10 folders)

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Legal Status

Copyright: Michigan State University. Property Rights: Michigan State University.


Pendleton Family Papers
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Repository Details

Part of the University Archives and Historical Collections Repository

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