Warden family papers
Scope and Contents
The Warden family papers include correspondence (1832-1831), personal diaries (1876-1886), poetry, a teaching certificate (1874), and a brief family tree.
The earliest correspondence in the collection includes a number of letters (1832-1835) to Warden from friends in Scotland. The remainder of the letters are mostly from family members living in various places in Michigan. Civil War period correspondence includes letters to Warden from Major Dean, a family friend serving with the 22nd Michigan Infantry. Dean comments on army politics and Kentucky's Southern sympathies (November 30, 1862); expresses his views on "Copperhead" feeling in the North and the advisability of a "Negro Army" (January 30, 1863); and comments on the condition of the western army at what he hoped would be the final offensive (May 2, 1864).
Post-bellum correspondence includes a letter describing a journey from Acapulco to California by way of Cape Horn (June 11, 1868).
- 1832 - 1886
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.
Robert Warden immigrated to America from Scotland in 1832, settling in Michigan. He purchased land in Green Oak, Livingston County, in partnership with a kinsman, Kinsley Bingham, who later became Governor of Michigan and a U.S. Senator.
0.1 Cubic Feet (, 7 folders)
Language of Materials
Gift of Janet Warden, date unknown. Transferred by Michigan State University Museum.
Copyright: Michigan State University. Property Rights: Michigan State University.
- Acapulco (Mexico)
- Agriculture -- Michigan
- Bingham, Kinsley S. (Kinsley Scott), 1808-1861
- California -- Description and travel
- Green Oak (Mich. : Township)
- Letters (correspondence)
- Livingston County (Mich.)
- Mexico -- Description and travel
- United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865
- United States. Army. Michigan Infantry Regiment, 22nd (1862-1865)
- Warden Family Papers
- 4 Published And Cataloged
- February 1965
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
- Language of description note
- Finding aid written in English.