Alexander B. Copley papers
Scope and Contents
This collection contains photocopies of miscellaneous notes and drawings of mill machinery and other papers of Alexander Copley, a flour and lumber mill operator of Champion, Jefferson County, New York. Included are three volumes (1825-1843) containing notes and drawings for the construction of mills and mill machinery, mill accounts (1837-1846) and family and farm accounts (1848-1879). Also included are a history of Alexander B. Copley and his family taken from the "Decatur Republican" (1945), and three small diaries.
- 1822 - 1958
- Majority of material found within 1822 - 1886
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.
Alexander Copley (1790-1842) migrated to southwestern Michigan in 1833 from Champion, New York. He was the father of Alexander Bennett Copley (1822-1899) who inherited his father's business concerns and later disposed of them.
0.25 Cubic Feet (, 2 folders, 3 volumes on shelf)
Language of Materials
Gift of Earl Copley, 1960-08-17. Transferred by Michigan State University Museum.
Copyright: Michigan State University Property Rights: Michigan State University
- Alexander B. Copley Papers
- 4 Published And Cataloged
- April 1967
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
- Language of description note
- Finding aid written in English.