George Wilson collection
Scope and Contents
This collection contains scattered correspondence from members of the Wickim, Briggs, Sanford, and Mudgett families. A letter from H. G. Wickim to his family (1854) describes preparations for an overland trip to California. Two letters from H. F. Briggs (1857, 1860) discuss land prices and agriculture in Illinois. In two letters to his father (1860, 1861), E. P. Sanford describes life in the California mines. Another California pioneer, C. N. Mudgett, writing to her sister, declares that she is sick of the hard pioneer life and work (1865). Finally, a letter from Elliath Osgood to members of the Wilson family describes his missionary work in China and the beginnings of the Boxer Rebellion (1900). The collection also includes a teaching contract between W. Sanford and the trustees of the Ridgeway Township school district, Lenawee County, Michigan (1858).
- 1854 - 1900
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 (, 1 folder)
Language of Materials
Gift of George Wilson, 1958-09-11. Transferred by Michigan State University Museum.
Copyright: Michigan State University. Property Rights: Michigan State University.
- Agriculture -- Illinois
- California -- Description and travel
- China -- History -- Boxer Rebellion, 1899-1901.
- Education -- Michigan
- Frontier and Pioneer life -- California
- Gold mines and mining -- California
- Letters (correspondence)
- Missionaries -- China
- Ridgeway (Mich. : Township)
- Women -- California
- George Wilson Collection
- 4 Published And Cataloged
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
- Language of description note
- Finding aid written in English.