Madge Ladd collection
Scope and Contents
This collection contains farm diaries and accounts (1854-1871) of Josiah W. Bliss who moved from Portage, New York in 1863 to Oakland County, Michigan, and later (1869) to Kent County Michigan. Daily events and expenditures of a Rockford, Kent County farm are noted. One account book (1864) lists buyers and prices for the sale of farm animals and machinery.
Also included is an account book (1852-1857) for a general store operated by Marvin Ladd in Milford, Michigan, which has also been used as a scrapbook for newspaper clippings (1880s), and a sugar ration card (1918) belonging to Ed Ladd of Milford.
- 1852 - 1918
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.
Josiah W. Bliss (1813-1871) moved from Portage, New York in 1863 to Oakland County, Michigan, and later (1869) to Kent County Michigan. He was married to Rachael Dewell.
0.1 Cubic Feet (, 3 folders, 1 volume on shelf)
Language of Materials
Gift of Madge Ladd, 1962-06-25. Transferred by Michigan State University Museum.
Copyright: Michigan State University
Property Rights: Michigan State University
- Madge Ladd Collection
- 4 Published And Cataloged
- July 1967
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
- Language of description note
- Finding aid written in English.