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Andre family papers

 Collection
Identifier: c-00069
Scope and Contents The collection consists of letters, accounts books, and miscellaneous bills and receipts of the Andre and Hurlbert families. Most of the letters, written in 1874, are from Samuel to Elizabeth as he traveled through Michigan, Iowa, Wisconsin, and Nebraska as an itinerant farm worker. The bills and receipts are primarily from general stores, showing goods purchased, the prices paid, and eggs and dairy products accepted in trade. There are also accounts showing farm work performed; it is not...
Dates: 1874-1892, undated

Bagg family papers

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Identifier: c-00251
Scope and Contents The Bagg family papers contain a letter of welcome from residents of Savannah, Georgia, to George Washington, during his visit to Savannah in 1791. Also included are letters to Dr. Joseph Bagg and his wife, Eliza, of Detroit, Michigan. Two letters from Eliza's sister, Abby Billings, send family news and complain about housework (1843, 1844). A letter from the Baggs' son-in-law, W.G. Austin, of Kalamazoo, Michigan, describes the presidential election of 1844. School compositions by the Baggs'...
Dates: 1791, 1839-1844, 1878

Boutell family collection

 Collection
Identifier: c-00060
Dates: 1853 - 1900

Charles S. Langdon papers

 Collection
Identifier: UA-10.3.432
Scope and Contents This collection contains Langdon's reminiscences, entitled "It Happened Along the Way," collected on his 84th birthday in 1974. Langdon describes his early life, his years as Michigan Agricultural College (now Michigan State University), his church activities, and the various jobs he held. He also discusses farm work over the years, and his travels abroad, especially in Mexico. The reminiscences were collected and edited by Langdon's daughter, Dorothy Langdon Yates.Also included...
Dates: 1974

Elizabeth Cooper Matheson diaries

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Identifier: c-00314
Scope and Contents This collection contains diaries of Elizabeth Cooper Matheson who moved with her family from Pleasantville, Pennsylvania, to Salem, Ohio in 1862, and to Riverside, Michigan in 1867. The early entries include many observations on events of the Civil War. Matheson, a Quaker, also gives details of Quaker meetings and of the Temperance Society which she joined in 1862. In addition, she describes in detail the journey from Ohio to Michigan including the crossing of Lake Erie and...
Dates: 1861 - 1873

Emma Fields collection

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Identifier: c-00361
Scope and Contents This collection is made up of miscellaneous items collected by Emma Fields of Greenville, Michigan. Included are a small song book which is illustrated with Civil War scenes; a "Road Book of the Michigan Division, League of American Wheelmen" (1887), a map showing roads in the lower half of Michigan's Lower Peninsula (1897) (noted missing July 2000), and an April 15, 1865 issue of "The New York Herald" (noted missing July 2000) describing Lincoln's...
Dates: 1865 - 1897

Frank W. Holder papers

 Collection
Identifier: 00021
Scope and Contents The Holder collection is divided into three basic series. The first deals with his work for the Taft Highway Association. This series includes correspondence, records of the association and newspaper clippings. The second series relates records of the Association and newspaper clippings. The second series relates to Holder's position with the Michigan State Highway Department during World War II. This material contains records of bus line surveys as well as gasoline and tire rationing...
Dates: 1925 - 1959

George Dair diary

 Collection
Identifier: c-00315
Scope and Contents

This collection contains a diary kept by George Dair, supervisor of Joyfield Township, Benzie County, Michigan. The diary deals with rural life in Benzie County. Early entries include information about Michigan weather, traveling routes, purchases of goods, and agricultural activities. The latter part of the diary includes entries of Joyfield Township records dealing with such matters as tax assessment rolls, the township voting count, and township finance.

Dates: 1865 - 1869

George Farr autobiography

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Identifier: c-00057
Scope and Contents This typed copy of George Farr's autobiography, entitled "My Own Life," tells of his childhood on a small farm in Erie County, New York, and his family's migration to Michigan in the 1850s. It describes farm life and work in rural Michigan in those years. The autobiography is primarily an account of the Civil War and of Farr's war experiences. He served briefly with the 1st Michigan Regiment, and later with the 4th U.S. Artillery. The autobiography gives a clear picture of camp...
Dates: undated

Munnis Kenny journal

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Identifier: c-00152
Scope and Contents

This collection consists of the transcription of a journal kept by Munnis Kenny (1788-1862) during a trip from Putney, Vermont, to Ann Arbor, Michigan, in 1828. Kenny recorded his impressions of the trip, the country he traveled through, and the people he met. The journal was transcribed by Kathryn Sorenson in 1964; she included explanatory notes, maps of the areas through which Kenny traveled, and a biographical sketch of Kenny.

Dates: 1964 - 1964

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Andre family (Samuel Andre, -1881) 1
Andre, Samuel 1
Baker, Waldo 1
Boutell family (Lorenzo Boutell, 1802-1876) 1
Farr, George 1