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Kendall family papers

Identifier: c-00341

Scope and Contents

The papers include Civil War letters of John, George, and Daniel Kendall, who served in the 18th New Hampshire Infantry, to their parents in Franconia, New Hampshire, and letters from family friends. Among them is a letter dated June 1, 1863 by William Houston, 24th Michigan Infantry, which describes the situation of Fredericksburg. Also found in the collection is a typescript (1962) giving a brief history of the Houston family.


  • Creation: 1857-1868, 1962
  • Creation: Majority of material found within 1857 - 1868

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

Daniel B. (born 1849), George H. (born 1846) and John B. Kendall (born circa 1836) all served in the 18th New Hampshire Infantry Regiment during the Civil War. This regiment was organized in 1864. They were the sons of Charles Kendall (1806-1876) and spouses Phoebe (died 1840) and Lois (died 1883).


0.1 Cubic Feet (, 4 folders)

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Custodial History

Gift of Shirley Goodrow, date unknown.

Legal Status

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

Kendall Family Papers
4 Published And Cataloged
October 1967
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the University Archives and Historical Collections Repository

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East Lansing MI 48824 US