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Mary True Dooley papers

 Record Group
Identifier: UA-10.3.217

Scope and Contents

The Mary True Dooley papers consist of materials relating to the Andrews and True families. The Andrews materials include correspondence to and from the Elisha Andrews family, deeds, tax materials, financial information, essays, and sermons written by Elisha. Some of the correspondence describes eighteenth century life in New York, the journey to Michigan, and early settler life in Michigan. There are also Anne Amelia Andrew's diary, letters, copied essays and the correspondence of her husband, Eleazer W. True.

Also included are deeds from Edward Lathrop, who was the brother of Elisha's wife. There also materials of Frank Lathrop True relating to his college days at Michigan Agricultural College (now Michigan State University) in the early 1900s. These relate to Alpha Zeta and Delphic Society and include a cadet promotion certificate, M.A.C. calendars, and materials for the Class of 1911 fiftieth reunion.

In addition is Mary True Dooley's dissertation, "The Andrews Bailiwick: A Geographic Study of Migration to and Settlement of Northern Macomb County, Michigan, 1810-1850," which refers to the family records, as well as describes her early family members.


  • Creation: 1804 - 2002


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

This collection consists of materials from several generations of Mary True Dooley’s family who were originally from Vermont and then moved westward to Michigan in the nineteenth century. Family members include her great, great-grandfather, Elisha Deming Andrews (1783-1852), a Congregationalist minister educated at Yale University, who lived in Vermont and then New York. He married Betsey Lathrop and they had six living children: Seth, Anne Amelia (great-grandmother), Joseph, Charles, Edmund and George. Elisha bought land in Michigan in the early 1800s and moved his family to Michigan in 1840. The family settled in Armada, a village in northern Macomb County. Elisha’s daughter, Anne, later married Eleazer W. True. Frank Lathrop True attended Michigan Agricultural College from 1907-1911 and received a B.S. in Agriculture. He farmed near Armada, Michigan.


1.8 Cubic Feet

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Related Archival Materials

See also True family papers (c.00393)

Legal Status

Copyright: Michigan State University.

Property Rights: Michigan State University.

Mary True Dooley Papers
4 Published And Cataloged
D. Palazzola
October 2006
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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