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Eben Pearson Dorr papers

Identifier: c-00366

Scope and Contents

The majority of the papers consist of six diaries (1888-1937) written by Eben Pearson Dorr. The diaries from 1888 to 1892 describe life in the Buffalo, New York area. The Manistee County, Michigan area is described in the 1936 to 1937 diaries. The 1888-1891 diary contains descriptions of Chicago; Kansas City, Kansas; St. Louis and Washington, D.C. Also among the papers are a Horace Greeley autograph (February 9, 1871); and a passport, issued August 13, 1861, to George P. Dorr by Charles Francis Adams, United States Ambassador to Great Britain. There are also several papers concerning Dorr family genealogy, correspondence, newspaper clippings, a speech entitled "The Out-Dorr Life is a Reality", and a published prose poem entitled "Christmas Back There" by Byron R. Newton.


  • Creation: 1861 - 1937


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.


0.25 Cubic Feet (2 folders, 6 volumes in box)

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Custodial History

Gift of Mrs. Eben Pearson Dorr, 1959-08-05. Transferred by Michigan State University Museum.

Legal Status

Donor(s) have transferred any applicable copyright to Michigan State University but the collection may contain third-party materials for which copyright was not transferred. Copyright restrictions may apply. Property Rights: Michigan State University.

Eben Pearson Dorr Papers
4 Published And Cataloged
July 1967
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Finding aid written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the University Archives and Historical Collections Repository

Conrad Hall
943 Conrad Road, Room 101
East Lansing MI 48824 US