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Dean S. Smith collection

Identifier: c-00502

Scope and Contents

This collection contains a number of items, mostly account books and ledgers, concerning Carmi R. Smith and R.T. Twombly.

The materials relating to Smith include a volume of class notes (1885) for a Sanitary Science course taken at Albion College in Michigan as well as four account books (1914-1924) relating to a lumber yard and a general store in Niles, Michigan owned by Smith. Two ledgers from Niles (1912-1917) and one ledger (1931-1934) from Port Hope, Michigan, probably Smith's as well are also included, along with a purchase list (1917) for supplies from his lumberyard.

Mr. Twombly's materials consist of two day books (1859-1860) and an account book (1860-1861) concerning general stores in Niles and Buchanan, Michigan. A shipping list (1859) from one of his stores is also included.

Note to the researcher - Because volume 4 is quite fragile, it has been placed in a folder and put in a box. Volume 8 is in a large envelope. Also note that accession HC 554 has not been included in this description.


  • Creation: 1859 - 1934


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.


1 Cubic Feet (, 2 folders, 11 volumes, plus 3 additional volumes with new accession)

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Custodial History

Gift of Dean S. Smith, 1975-06-18.

Legal Status

Copyright: 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



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Repository Details

Part of the University Archives and Historical Collections Repository

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