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Meeker family papers

Identifier: c-00573

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of the diaries of Lucien Meeker and Helen Meeker. The 1882 diary of Lucien Meeker contains daily accounts of weather and the happenings of the people in the household, as well as accounts of farming activities. There are a few entries in which Lucien talks of being called on to care for an ill horse. His diary also contains a newspaper clipping of the obituary of Helen Louisa.

The diary of Helen Louisa Meeker, 1886, contains entries regarding chores, those who came to visit and daily accounts of the weather. It contains daily entries from January first to the beginning of April and becomes sporadic through the end of the year.

A genealogy of the Meeker family is also included in the collection.


  • 1882, 1886, undated


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

Lucien B. Meeker was born on September 7, 1817, in Vermont and died on July 28, 1883 in Fowlerville, Michigan. L. B. Meeker married Minerva French who was born in Madison County, New York. She died in Ingham County, Michigan on February 21, 1880. They had nine children: Martha, George, Nathan, Robert, Jennie, Edward, Arabelle, William, and Helen Louisa. In the mid 1860s, the Meeker family moved to Leroy (now called Webberville), Michigan in Ingham County with 5 of their children. Helen Louisa Meeker, was born on October 5, 1861 in Madison County, New York. She died on January 11, 1901 in Shelby, Michigan.


0.1 Cubic Feet (, 2 folders)

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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.

Meeker Family Papers
4 Published And Cataloged
S. Roberts & L. Gardiner
October 2003
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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