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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

James I. Rogers letter

 Collection
Identifier: c-00142
Scope and Contents This collection consists of a letter from James I. Rogers, of Eaton County, Michigan to his brother and sister in Wyoming County, New York, giving a very detailed inventory of his farm and an account of his agricultural prospects. Rogers describes the schools, businesses, and professions in the new town of Eaton Rapids, and tells about the building of the early state capital in Lansing.
Dates: 1847

Lansing State Journal collection

 Collection
Identifier: c-00676
Scope and Contents This collection contains selected issues of the Lansing State Journal: the Farmers' Week Magazine Section, 1937, 1939-1945, 1951; Mid-Century Edition, 1950; and Centennial Edition, 1955. Also included are copies of the August 14, 1945 announcing the surrender of the Japanese to the Allied Forces.
Dates: 1937, 1939-1945, 1950-1951, 1955

Rawson Smith family papers

 Collection
Identifier: c-00072
Scope and Contents The Smith family papers consist mostly of Alfred Smith's letters to his parents while he was in the Army, and correspondence exchanged by family members in Michigan and New York in the years following the war. The collection also includes various documents including insurance policies, deeds, mortgages, and a lottery advertisement (1868).Subjects of particular interest from Alfred's correspondence include conditions in the Union hospital at Albany, New York (July 12, 1862); Smith's...
Dates: 1850 - 1892

Town family papers

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Identifier: c-00132
Scope and Contents This collection consists primarily of letters between Oka and Sarah Ann while he was in Lansing, Michigan. Sarah Ann's letters deal mainly with family matters and the farm. In his letters, Oka describes Lansing and the politics of the Constitutional Convention and the legislature.Their son, Carlton, married Nellie Faling and the couple settled in Clam Lake, Michigan (now Cadillac), where they ran a store. A series of letters from Nellie to her family in 1875-1876 describes their...
Dates: 1830 - 1932

Treiber family papers

 Collection
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

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Chamberlain family (Henry Chamberlain, 1824-1907) 1
Chamberlain, Henry, 1824-1907 1
Chamberlain, Mellen, 1821-1900 1
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