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Addie E. Milks diary

Identifier: c-00548

Scope and Contents

This collection contains excerpts from Addie E. Milks' diary detailing the history and genealogy of the Sloan and McCormick families, as well as early pioneer life in Michigan territory.

A majority of the excerpts pertain to Addie's mother, Ann McCormick Malone, and her dramatic experiences during the Revolutionary War as well as her family's subsequent move to Taymouth Township, near the Flint River, Michigan.

Also included in the excerpts are comments about relations with Native Americans in the area, bouts with childhood diseases like dysentery, and the role of religion in pioneer life.

The excerpts also contain Addie's reminiscences about Ann's gardening skills, a peaceful home, and the social activities of the family.

The transcriber of the diary excerpts include additions and corrections that are not part of Addie E. Milks' diary.


  • Creation: 1922


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.


0.1 Cubic Feet (, 1 folder)

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Custodial History

Gift of Millie McCormick, date unknown.

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.

Addie E. Milks Diary
4 Published And Cataloged
July 1991
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Finding aid written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the University Archives and Historical Collections Repository

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