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Arnold family papers

Identifier: c-00227
Scope and Contents This collections consists primarily of Civil War letters from William, Henry, and Uriah Arnold. William enlisted in the 1st Michigan Cavalry, which served in the eastern campaigns. After the war, the regiment was sent west to protect settlers from the Indians; William wrote from Kansas and Utah, complaining that the Army had forgotten his regiment. Uriah served in the 23rd Michigan Infantry in the western campaigns, and his letters describe the hard fighting around Atlanta. One letter from...
Dates: 1861 - 1870

Benjamin Franklin Wade papers

Identifier: LG-21
Scope and Content The papers of Benjamin Franklin Wade span the years 1832-1886, but the bulk falls within the period of his service as a U.S. Senator, 1852-1869. The collection consists of microfilm almost entirely of correspondence, letters received, and Wade’s letters to his wife, Caroline. One box of miscellany includes routine requests for government documents, printed speeches, letters of James F. Wade (son of Benjamin F.) to his parents, maps, business papers, and printed matter....
Dates: 1832 - 1886; Majority of material found within 1852 - 1869

Bertha Malone collection

Identifier: c-00245
Scope and Contents This collection contains correspondence (1865-1887) between members of the Noddins family of Ionia, Michigan, primarily Civil War letters from Sarah and Robert Noddins to their son, Thomas, in the Union Army. The letters often mention a son William but he is actually the son-in-law, William Hicking.Also included is a lecture on the capture of John Wilkes Booth, given on speaking tours by Luther B. Baker, who helped capture Booth. Luther Byron Baker was an officer of the U.S....
Dates: 1865 - 1956; Majority of material found within 1865 - 1887

Burlingame family papers

Identifier: LG-25
Scope and Contents This collection consists of microfilm containing correspondence and other papers of Anson Burlingame, his wife Jane Cornelia Livermore Burlingame, and their son Edward Livermore Burlingame. Subjects include Anson's service as U.S. minister to China and Edward's editorship at Scribner's. The collection includes memorabilia, diaries, maps, photos, and commissions from President Lincoln. Correspondents include William Cullen Bryant, Richard Henry Dana, John A. Dix, Gustave Dore, George du...
Dates: 1810 - 1922

Douglass Watkins collection

Identifier: c-00197
Scope and Contents

This collection contains an advertisement and a newspaper article about the Cardiff Giant Hoax (1869). George Hull of Binghamton, New York, carved a stone giant and buried it in a field near Syracuse, New York. When it was dug up, it was proclaimed to be a petrified prehistoric man even by scientists of the day. Hull and his partners profited from exhibiting the giant before their hoax was discovered.

The collection also contains a biographical sketch on Abraham Lincoln.

Dates: undated

Frederick G. Adler papers

Identifier: 00113
Scope and Contents

These papers consist of correspondence (1896-1908), a coroner's inquest book (1890-1893), newspaper clippings, and campaign and election materials of Frederick G. Adler of Jackson, Michigan.

Also included are a Jackson County Circuit Court calendar for September 1903, and a memo book belonging to Adler with a typewritten explanation of some of the entries by his son, Gar A. Adler.

Dates: 1853 - 1910

George L. La Forest collection

Identifier: c-00661
Scope and Content This civil war collection of George L. La Forest includes letters, a copy of an article about the shooting of President Lincoln, a copy of Lincoln's declaration of war, an image of the locomotive L. H. Tupper, the poem "Break the News Gently", a certificate of indebtedness, an advertisement for Peninsular Stove Company, and a ledger about communications received. The materials mostly refer to the New England region.The Civil Ware materials have been scanned and placed...
Dates: 1863 - 1896

Jewell F. Stevens collection

Identifier: c-00641
Scope and Content

The collection consists of two photographs.

Dates: undated

Life of Lincoln publication

Identifier: c-00062
Scope and Contents

The collection consists of an illustrated life of Abraham Lincoln by Clifton M. Nichols, published in 1896. The publication contains a biography, Lincoln anecdotes, and eulogies of Lincoln by various people.

Dates: 1896

Newton Thorne Kirk papers

Identifier: c-00028
Scope and Contents This collection includes the Civil War reminiscences of Newton Thorne Kirk (1836-1909). Written between 1907 and 1909, this account was based on a war diary of Kirk's service with Company E, 26th Michigan Infantry. Wounded and made prisoner at the Battle of Spottsylvania Court House, he describes his experiences while in Confederate hands. He also comments on the inauguration of President Lincoln and on Michigan Governor Austin Blair. Kirk's papers also include a certificate (1864)...
Dates: 1864 - 1909

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