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Mortimer Bradley Martin papers

Identifier: c-00533

Scope and Contents

The collection contains financial records and newspaper clippings of Mortimer Bradley Martin, a farmer in Shiawassee County, Michigan. Three account books list farm and personal expenses for 1837-1841, 1840-1849, and 1862-1906. A detailed obituary and two newspaper articles, one about Martin's violin and the other about the farm house he built, are also included.


  • Creation: 1837 - 1906


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

Mortimer Bradley Martin was born October 18, 1806 in Johnstown, New York. In 1834 he became an agent for a New York corporation developing land in Michigan and Illinois. He came to Shiawassee County, Michigan on June 2, 1836 and in July 1836 became a settler, building "Willowbrook Farm," named after his mother's home in Owasco Lake, New York. His uncle, Enos T. Throop, was governor of New York 1830-1834. Martin was a Gold Democrat and a representative in the Michigan State Legislature in 1848 and 1850.


0.25 Cubic Feet (, 2 folders, 6 items)

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Custodial History

Gift of Doris C. Baker, 1984-01-10.

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

Mortimer Bradley Martin Papers
4 Published And Cataloged
S. Brown
January 1986
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Finding aid written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the University Archives and Historical Collections Repository

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943 Conrad Road, Room 101
East Lansing MI 48824 US