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Madge Ladd collection

 Collection
Identifier: c-00389

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.

Dates

  • 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.

Biographical Note

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.

Extent

0.1 Cubic Feet (, 3 folders, 1 volume on shelf)

Language of Materials

English

Custodial History

Gift of Madge Ladd, 1962-06-25. Transferred by Michigan State University Museum.

Legal Status

Copyright: Michigan State University

Property Rights: Michigan State University

Title
Madge Ladd Collection
Status
4 Published And Cataloged
Date
July 1967
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the University Archives and Historical Collections Repository

Contact:
Conrad Hall
943 Conrad Road, Room 101
East Lansing MI 48824 US
517-355-2330