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Waldron family papers

 Collection
Identifier: c-00413

Scope and Contents

This collection contains deeds, mortgages, tax receipts, and a diary (1878) of Aaron K. Waldron, a prominent farmer of Tecumseh, Lenawee County, Michigan. Also included is family correspondence (1863-1879) including two Civil War letters (1863) to Waldron's wife, nee Sarah Gunderman, from her brothers John, 126th New York Regiment, and Abram, 148th New York Regiment.

The Civil War letters have been transcribed, scanned and placed online at http://civilwar.archives.msu.edu/collection/7-1C-2A/waldron/.

Dates

  • 1846 - 1904

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/Historical

Aaron K. Waldron (1823-1896) was a prominent farmer in Tecumseh, Lenawee County, Michigan. Waldron was born in New York State and purchased his farm in Tecumseh township in 1845 where he lived the rest of his life. He married Sarah Gunderman (1826-1913), from Seneca County, New York, in September, 1846. They had three sons, Lewis, William, and Charles and three daughters, Clara, Ada and Sarah. Charles' daughter, Clara M. (1889-1981), graduated from Michigan Agricultural College (now Michigan State University) in 1913 with a B.S. in Home Economics.

Extent

0.1 Cubic Feet (, 4 folders)

Language of Materials

English

Custodial History

Gift of Clara Waldron, 1962-08-00. Transferred by Michigan State University Museum.

Legal Status

Copyright: Michigan State University. Property Rights: Michigan State University.
Title
Waldron Family Papers
Status
4 Published And Cataloged
Author
C. Conner
Date
April 1968
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 Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections Repository

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