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Hilam C. Scofield papers

Identifier: c-00556

Scope and Contents

The collection contains a photocopy of Scofield's "Autobiography of a Pioneer Minister from 1823 to 1898," which was completed when he was seventy-five years old. In the autobiography, Scofield quotes from his own diary which he kept from about 1860 (see page 47). For the period preceding 1860, his narrative is based on recollection.

In addition to the autobiography, the collection contains a genealogical record for the Scofield family.


  • Creation: 1898, 1986


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 Hilam C. Scofield

Hilam C. Scofield (1823-1903) was born in Yates, New York, and by 1836 his family had resettled in Branch County, Michigan. During his early years, he worked with his father in the milling business, later becoming a Baptist minister.


0.1 Cubic Feet (, 2 folders)

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Legal Status

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.

Hilam C. Scofield Papers
4 Published And Cataloged
January 1994
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Finding aid written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the University Archives and Historical Collections Repository

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East Lansing MI 48824 US