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Nixon and Starr families papers

Identifier: 00060

Scope and Contents of the Papers

The collection contains the family papers of John W. Nixon, a pharmacist residing in Jennings, Missaukee County, Michigan. The papers include business correspondence, personal correspondence, and miscellaneous receipts and documents. Included among the family's business dealings were ownership of a grocery company in Potterville and later Levering, Michigan, run by John's son James R. Nixon; and, operation of a fruit grove in Avon Park, Florida.

The collection also includes the personal receipts and household accounts of Bruce E. (Bert) Starr, an insurance agent and state fire inspector; newspaper accounts and a coroner's report of his sudden death, sympathy letters received by his widow Ethel, daughter of John W. Nixon, and other of Ethel's correspondence. Folder 14 contains a photograph of Bert Starr.


  • Creation: 1897 - 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.


0.33 Cubic Feet

Language of Materials


Custodial History

Gift of Charles Barnett.

Legal Status

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

Nixon and Starr Families Papers
4 Published And Cataloged
April 1968
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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