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John Edison papers

 Collection
Identifier: c-00130

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.

Dates

  • 1839 - 1915

Creator

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.

Extent

0.1 Cubic Feet (, 3 folders)

Language of Materials

English

Custodial History

Gift of H.O. Edison, 1962-06-25. Transferred by Michigan State University Museum.

Legal Status

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

Creator

Title
John Edison Papers
Status
4 Published And Cataloged
Date
March 1965
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the University Archives and Historical Collections Repository

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