Miller family papers
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.
- 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.
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).
0.33 Cubic Feet
Language of Materials
Gift of Mr. Ralph Miller.
Copyright: Michigan State University. Property Rights: Michigan State University.
- Miller Family Papers
- 4 Published And Cataloged
- July 1967
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
- Language of description note
- Finding aid written in English.