John Edison papers
Scope and Contents
Edison's papers (1839-1915) contain various documents and newspaper clippings. The first two folders contain documents such as land deeds, tax receipts, insurance papers, wills, and church memberships. The third folder contains newspaper clippings, political tickets, and a "Forecast for the Year 1916", published in the Grand Rapids Herald. A clipping from the Grand Rapids Herald (April 16, 1899) recalls President Abraham Lincoln's assassination and its impact on Grand Rapids. The other clippings are family obituaries and articles on John Edison's nephew, Thomas Alva Edison.
- 1839 - 1915
- Edison, John (Person)
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.
Biography of John Edison
John Edison (1806-1889) was one of the earliest settlers of Walker Township, Kent County, Michigan. He and his wife Susanna came to Michigan from Nova Scotia, Canada, in 1840.
0.1 Cubic Feet (, 3 folders)
Language of Materials
Gift of H.O. Edison, 1962-06-25. Transferred by Michigan State University Museum.
Copyright: Michigan State University. Property Rights: Michigan State University.
- John Edison Papers
- 4 Published And Cataloged
- March 1965
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
- Language of description note
- Finding aid written in English.