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Miller family papers

Identifier: 00048

Scope and Contents

The bulk of this collection is made up of 16 volumes. The first two volumes are a diary (1880-1883) and an account book (1885-1914) kept by John W. Miller, a farmer in Mendon, St. Joseph County, Michigan. The next 13 volumes are diaries (1911-1923) also kept by John W. Miller.

The diaries describe daily farm life. Frequent reference is made to prayer meetings and tell of events in Kalamazoo and St. Joseph Counties. At the back of each volume is a record of income and expenses for the year. The 16th volume is an account book of the St. Joseph County Sunday School Association, 1906-1913.

The folder contains 2 small address and account books and a few miscellaneous receipts.


  • Creation: 1880 - 1923

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

John Wesley Miller (1859-1934) was a farmer in Mendon, St. Joseph County, Michigan. He was married to Anna Mary Lang in 1883. They had three children, Delbert (1886-1935), Ralph (1890-1980), and Mabel (1893-1974).


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Custodial History

Gift of Mr. Ralph Miller.

Legal Status

Copyright: Michigan State University. Property Rights: Michigan State University.

Miller Family Papers
4 Published And Cataloged
July 1967
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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