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Anna Rebecca Edwards reminiscences

 Collection
Identifier: c-00289
Scope and Contents This collection contains the reminiscences of Anna Rebecca Edwards describing pioneer life in Michigan in the late 19th century. Her parents, Isaac Carver and Ruth Jessop Carver, moved to Michigan in 1859, settling first in Benzonia and then moving to Frankfort. Edwards describes the difficulties of pioneer life, especially illness and scarcity of food. She also discusses agriculture, education, social activity, daily work, and housework.The collection also includes brief notes...
Dates: 1936

Chamberlain family papers

 Collection
Identifier: UA-1.1.12
Scope and Contents The collection consists of family correspondence, documents, and business records, particularly relating to Henry Chamberlain. Included are genealogies of the Chamberlain, Langdon, Woodward and Wheelock families.The letters in the early years of the collection relate to the migration of the family westward to Ohio, and then to Michigan. There is an 1830 agreement in which certain New Hampshire citizens sponsor William Chamberlain to go and scout the area above the Ohio River for...
Dates: 1795 - 1931

Charles F. Monroe papers

 Collection
Identifier: c-00064
Scope and Contents The Monroe papers consist of Charles Monroe's typewritten reminiscences, written in 1959 at age eighty-six. He discusses the history of Webberville, Michigan, the political and social life of the community, education in rural schools, market conditions and the costs of goods and services, as well as agricultural life and work. Monroe includes family history and anecdotes, especially about his father. He also includes a poem he wrote entitled "Webberville." Finally, there is a letter from...
Dates: 1959

Thomas Wright diary

 Collection
Identifier: c-00009
Scope and Contents

This collection consists of the diary of Thomas Wright (1831-1841) as it was published in the Tecumseh Herald in 1955, with a brief history of Tecumseh, Michigan. Wright's diary chronicles his relocation in 1831 from Massachusetts to Michigan, where he bought a farm. Earliest entries in the diary detail his journey across Lake Erie in a crowded boat that carried 250 passengers "of every age and condition".

Dates: 1955

Treiber family papers

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Identifier: c-00151
Scope and Contents The Treiber papers consist of correspondence, family history, and teaching certificates. John Treiber's letters to his wife, which make up the bulk of the collection, were written in 1872 and 1873 when he was sailing on the Great Lakes and working as a lumberjack in Oconto, Wisconsin. Mary Treiber's letters from family and friends (1869-1889) discuss everyday matters such as sick babies, sharecroppers, and family activities. Correspondence from Marion Howell of Lansing describe life in the...
Dates: 1863 - 1889

Vernon J. Brown papers

 Collection
Identifier: c-00022
Scope and Contents The Vernon J. Brown papers consist of a typewritten manuscript, "70 years - 17 Governors" and a reprint of Brown's published reminiscences of pioneering history and farm life in the area of Ingham County, Michigan. The former document includes personal impressions of prominent men in Michigan government and education, including the seventeen governors with whom Brown worked and served, from Hazen Pingree to G. Mennen Williams. Brown, who was owner and editor of the ...
Dates: 1959

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