Benjamin D. Pritchard records
Scope and Contents
This collections contains records, account books and letterbooks of Captain Benjamin D. Pritchard, Commanding Officer of Company L, 4th Michigan Cavalry, dating from August, 1862, to July, 1865.
The military materials include two ledger books (1862-1865), five folders of invoices and receipts, and an inventory of Company L's weapons, ammunition, clothing, horses, and track. There are also several roll call issues of supplies.
Another ledger gives the daily cash account of the State Treasury Office for the period of 1879-1880 when Pritchard was State Treasurer. The rest of the papers consist of Pritchard's personal and business accounts. Two ledgers, covering the years 1882-1884, 1886-1887, and 1889, list grocery prices and dry good prices. One also includes prices and names of purchasers of heavy farm equipment and the accounts of School District #1, Allegan Township, including the fiscal report for 1893.
Also included are two circulars from the War Department concerned with ordinance stores, one General Order concerning four cases tried by a military commission in 1863, an American Express envelope with two letters, and a letter of administration of a will, issued on 1911.
- 1862 - 1911
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.
Captain Benjamin D. Pritchard, who later rose to the rank of brigadier general, was commanding officer of Company L, 4th Michigan Cavalry when it captured Jefferson Davis near Macon, Georgia, on May 10, 1865. He was State Treasurer and Commissioner of Public Lands for the State of Michigan for the years 1879-1880, and later became President of the First National Bank of Allegan, Michigan.
0.5 Cubic Feet (, 5 folders, 7 volumes on shelf)
Language of Materials
Gift of D.H. Pritchard, 1962-09-04. Transferred by Michigan State University Museum
Copyright: Michigan State University. Property Rights: Michigan State University.
- Benjamin D. Pritchard Records
- 4 Published And Cataloged
- February 1967
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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- Script of description
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- Finding aid written in English.