Allcott family papers
Scope and Contents
The Allcott family papers consist primarily of letters to Sidney S. Allcott from his brother William and from business associates in Massachusetts and New York. Allcott was involved in land speculation in Eaton and Calhoun Counties, Michigan, and he built the Emerald Mills on Bear Creek in 1848. The correspondence gives a clear picture of the economy in the years 1835-1850, especially with respect to money and banking. Many of the letters discuss market prices, transportation costs, and the demand for wheat, flour, and other commodities.
- 1835 - 1850
- Allcott family (Sidney S. Allcott) (Family)
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 (, 7 folders)
Language of Materials
Gift of Kenneth Priestly, 1950-09-17. Transferred by Michigan State University Museum.
Copyright: Michigan State University. Property Rights: Michigan State University.
- Allcott Family Papers
- 4 Published And Cataloged
- May 1965
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- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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- Finding aid written in English.