Mortimer Bradley Martin papers
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.
- 1837 - 1906
- Martin, Mortimer Bradley (Person)
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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.
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)
Language of Materials
Gift of Doris C. Baker, 1984-01-10.
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
- Account books
- Angoulême, Marie-Thérèse Charlotte, duchesse d', 1778-1851
- Antrim (Mich.)
- Architecture -- Michigan
- Democratic Party (U.S.)
- Gould, Lucius E.
- Johnstown (N.Y.)
- Michigan -- Politics and government
- Owasco Lake (N.Y.)
- Shiawassee County (Mich.)
- Violins as an investment
- Willow Brook Farm (Antrim, Mich.)
- Mortimer Bradley Martin Papers
- 4 Published And Cataloged
- S. Brown
- January 1986
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
- Language of description note
- Finding aid written in English.