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Scofield family papers

Identifier: c-00134

Scope and Contents

This collection consists mainly of correspondence and other papers relating to the Stephen Scofield family of Ingham County, Michigan. Much of the correspondence relates to Grace Scofield Bridger (daughter of Stephen) and is mostly personal in content. Of special interest, however, are a letter (January 24, 1858) describing land and farming conditions in Wisconsin, and a letter (May 3, 1888) relating farming news and local market prices of farm produce in Kansas. Also included are a number of Civil War letters (1862) of Guy I. Scofield (brother of Grace), Company H, 23rd Regiment, Michigan Infantry, to and from his family. The earlier letters contain several descriptions of army life on the Kentucky front; later ones are concerned with personal matters, especially Guy's failing health.

Other documents in the collection include a teacher's license (1857), and contract (1857) for Grace Scofield (Ingham County); a medical report for deferment of service in the armed forces (December 18, 1963); partial copy of a last will and testament (1885) of Dr. Harman A. Atkins, a prominent physician and ornithologist in Ingham County, and a relative of the Scofields; several poems; and a brief hand written obituary for Lewis Bridger, husband of Grace Scofield Bridger.


  • Creation: 1853-1920, 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.


0.1 Cubic Feet (7 folders)

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Custodial History

Gift of Kenneth Calkens, 1962-07-23. Transferred by Michigan State University Museum

Legal Status

Copyright: Michigan State University.

Property Rights: Michigan State University.

Scofield Family Papers
4 Published And Cataloged
March 201
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Finding aid written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the University Archives and Historical Collections Repository

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943 Conrad Road, Room 101
East Lansing MI 48824 US