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Joseph Painter Carpenter letter

Identifier: c-00541

Scope and Contents

The Carpenter papers consist of one letter, written by G. Carpenter of Ravenna, Ohio, to his brother, Joseph Painter Carpenter, of Blissfield, Michigan. This letter, dated August 19, 1835, discusses the issues regarding the boundary dispute between Michigan and Ohio in the 1830s.


  • Creation: 1835


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

Joseph Painter Carpenter was born about July 18, 1803 in New Hampshire and later moved to Blissfield, Michigan. He was a blacksmith and married to Aurelia (Orilla) Carpenter in 1843. He died in 1891.

His brother may of been Gilbert Carpenter


0.1 Cubic Feet (, 1 folder)

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Custodial History

Gift of Richard W. Toolan, 1978-01-19.

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

Joseph Painter Carpenter Letter
4 Published And Cataloged
S. Bjork
October 1988
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Finding aid written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the University Archives and Historical Collections Repository

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