Elisha Cross papers
Scope and Contents
The Elisha Cross papers include an illustrated physics manual given to Cross in 1832 by John B. Calhoun ("President of the Moulders of the Howell Works Co."). Cross and his daughter, Susan, used the manual for a personal journal, scrapbook and botanical notebook (including plant specimens). The papers also contain a photographic copy of a drawing of the Hance farm and documents related to real estate Cross owned in the Detroit area.
- 1832-1892, 1903
- Cross, Elisha (Person)
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.
Biography of Elisha Cross
Elisha Cross (1802-1893) was the owner of Cross Tavern on the Grand River road in Wayne County. He married Sarah Slokum in 1835, and of their three children, only one daughter, Susan, survived. She married Mark Hance in 1856 and, according to a note provided by the donor, the Hance farm in Farmington, Michigan was the north end of the Underground Railroad. In his later years Elisha Cross moved to Detroit where he owned a considerable amount of real estate.
0.1 Cubic Feet (, 2 folders)
Language of Materials
Gift of E. Edison Kinney, 1975-05-15.
Records Transferred to Other Collections
The following items were removed from Elisha Cross Papers, accession no. HC 00231, and were transferred to other collections, either to be retained or disposed. Any items that should receive special disposition are clearly marked.
PHOTOGRAPH COLLECTION: 1 photograph of a drawing of the Mark Hance farm in Farmington, MI 1 photograph/postcard. Jovian Picnic at Pine Lane, 1914 1 postcard. Sledding scene. Eaglesham, Renfrewshire (Scotland)
Processor's Name: Peter Moody Date: October 6, 1986
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.
- Elisha Cross Papers
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- Finding aid written in English.