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Abiel Gerrish papers

 Collection
Identifier: c-00272
Scope and Contents

The Abiel Gerrish papers include deeds for property owned by Gerrish in Berrien and Van Buren Counties, Michigan, receipts for taxes paid on that property, personal notes of hand for loans Gerrish made, and an official list of all Gerrish's deeds registered in Berrien County.

Dates: 1855 - 1882

Benjamin F. Fish papers

 Collection
Identifier: c-00298
Scope and Contents

This collection contains letters, receipts for taxes and merchandise, property listings, and business agreements reflecting the varied business and property interests of Benjamin F. Fish. Fish was a legal agent and businessman operating in Berrien County, Michigan, and the Chicago area in the 1830s through 1870s. Also included is a graduation announcement from Dowagiac Public Schools for 1879.

Dates: 1769-1903, undated

Clark family papers

 Collection
Identifier: c-00162
Scope and Contents

This collection contains various documents relating to the Clark Family, especially Josephus Clark, of Branch County, Michigan. It includes tax receipts, deeds, marriage certificates, Josephus Clark's Civil War discharge, and materials dealing with his military pension.

Dates: 1842 - 1894

Elisha Cross papers

 Collection
Identifier: c-00537
Scope and Contents

The Elisha Cross papers include an illustrated physics manual given to Cross in 1832 by John B. Calhoun ("President of the Moulders of the Howell Works Co."). Cross and his daughter, Susan, used the manual for a personal journal, scrapbook and botanical notebook (including plant specimens). The papers also contain a photographic copy of a drawing of the Hance farm and documents related to real estate Cross owned in the Detroit area.

Dates: 1832-1892, 1903

George Myers papers

 Collection
Identifier: c-00021
Scope and Contents

This collection contains the papers of George Myers of New Buffalo Township, Michigan, include three deeds (1850, 1860, 1878) and two tax receipts (1851, 1852) for land in Berrien County, Michigan.

Dates: 1850 - 1878

Isabella County legal documents

 Collection
Identifier: c-00426
Scope and Contents This collection contains the following items:A) A personal note of the indebtedness of the brothers Renselaer C. and George G. Whitney, owners of a livery firm in Mt. Pleasant, to William H. Kuiter (1885).B) A notarized warranty deed from the St. Andrew's Bay Railroad, Land and Mining Company conveying land in Washington County, Florida to George W. Foutz (correct spelling Fouts), a farmer of Lincoln Township, Isabella County, Michigan (1886).C) Receipts...
Dates: 1885 - 1895

John Edison papers

 Collection
Identifier: c-00130
Scope and Contents Edison's papers (1839-1915) contain various documents and newspaper clippings. The first two folders contain documents such as land deeds, tax receipts, insurance papers, wills, and church memberships. The third folder contains newspaper clippings, political tickets, and a "Forecast for the Year 1916", published in the Grand Rapids Herald. A clipping from the Grand Rapids Herald (April 16, 1899) recalls President Abraham Lincoln's assassination and its impact on Grand Rapids. The other...
Dates: 1839 - 1915

John Gibson papers

 Collection
Identifier: c-00274
Scope and Contents

This collection consists of a statement of taxes paid on a plot of land in Berrien County between 1838-1859, and a deed for land in Berrien County purchased by John Gibson.

Dates: 1860 - 1863

John Shaw papers

 Collection
Identifier: c-00286
Scope and Contents This collection consists of deeds and receipts of John Shaw of Lenawee County, Michigan. Also included is a Civil War letter describing battles around Richmond, Virginia, a letter licensing Shaw as a minister of the Christian Church of Adrian and Rome, Michigan (1867).The Civil War letter has been transcribed, scanned and placed online at ...
Dates: 1838 - 1872

Kathryn Packard collection

 Collection
Identifier: c-00306
Scope and Contents

This collection includes grants of public lands in the District of Detroit, Michigan Territory, to Samuel W. Dexter of New York (1824-1825). The collection also contains deeds, pertaining to lands in Washtenaw and Shiawassee Counties, Michigan, purchased by Dexter. Also included are tax receipts for land in Shiawassee County belonging to Francis Prevost and Alvin Brown Lodge, Lodge No. 30 (1884), and a certificate of recommendation into the Masonic Order for Luther Boyden of Mississippi.

Dates: 1824 - 1869

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