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Wixom family papers

Identifier: c-00131

Scope and Contents

The Wixom family papers contain a number of land title transfers and other documents relating to Oakland, Genesee, Ionia, Montcalm, and Shiawassee Counties, Michigan. The collection includes a mandate to collect school taxes (1839), a federal income tax return for 1865, records of major family expenses for 1886-1888, and deposit certificates from the Milford State Bank dated 1887 and 1907. The collection also contains petitions (1871) from residents of Milford, Commerce, Novi, and Lyon, Michigan, agreeing to help pay the costs of a depot if the Flint and Pere Marquette Railroad will establish on the Holly, Wayne, and Monroe line.

Also included is a large ledger of W. C. Wixom and J. L. Sibley, Dealers in Grain and Produce. This company, established in 1871, had warehouses in Walled Lake and Wixom, Michigan, and offices in Wixom. The ledger contains invoices (1890-1896) concerning the company's transactions with other companies dealing in grain, produce, lime, plaster, cement, peanuts, fruit, salt, and lumber.


  • Creation: 1822 - 1907

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 (, 4 folders, 1 volume)

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Custodial History

Gift of Alice Sibley, 1959-08-20. Transferred by Michigan State University Museum.

Legal Status

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

Wixom Family Papers
4 Published And Cataloged
June 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