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Alanson Royce papers

Identifier: c-00104
Scope and Contents This collection consists primarily of letters from Alanson Royce to his family, describing his farm in New Buffalo, Michigan, and his migration to Mornington, Missouri, where he also farmed. In his letters home Royce discusses Missouri's economy and agricultural prospects, as well as education and social conditions. There are very few references to slavery. Royce farmed in Missouri until 1862, when his pro-Union views angered local Confederate sympathizers and forced him to flee to Illinois....
Dates: 1855 - 1862

Anna Rebecca Edwards reminiscences

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

Benjamin D. Pritchard records

Identifier: c-00324
Scope and Contents This collections contains records, account books and letterbooks of Captain Benjamin D. Pritchard, Commanding Officer of Company L, 4th Michigan Cavalry, dating from August, 1862, to July, 1865. The military materials include two ledger books (1862-1865), five folders of invoices and receipts, and an inventory of Company L's weapons, ammunition, clothing, horses, and track. There are also several roll call issues of supplies.Another ledger gives the daily cash account...
Dates: 1862 - 1911

Charles F. Monroe papers

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

Climax, Michigan collection

Identifier: c-00071
Scope and Contents

The collection contains photocopies of newspaper clippings (1924, circa 1926) concerning the establishment of Michigan's Rural free Delivery Service in Climax, Michigan in 1896. Also a photocopy of the book entitled Early Days in Climax (undated) describing school, teachers, town buildings, inventor Hiram Moore, and containing reminiscences of life in Climax in the mid- to late-1800s.

Dates: 1924, circa 1926, undated

Crosby family papers

Identifier: c.00268
Scope and Contents The Crosby family papers consist primarily of diaries kept by family members in New Hampshire, Massachusetts, and Michigan. Hale E. and Mary Chamberlain Crosby, who lived in Concord, New Hampshire and later Ashby, Massachusetts, kept a journal recording their work, their religious and social activities. The Crosbys moved with Mary's parents, the Chamberlains, to New Buffalo, Michigan in 1844.Their son, J. Birney Crosby, was sent from Michigan to Massachusetts in 1860 to attend...
Dates: 1838 - 1900

English family papers

Identifier: 00064
Scope and Contents This collection relates mainly to Albert D. English, his wife, the former Marion Brown Monteith, their daughter Jean English Wisner, and Albert's sister, Annetta English.Many letters in Albert's personal correspondence, especially those from his sister, Annetta, contain references of local historical interest. Annetta English, in her diaries and essays, recorded a great deal of the history of the Manchester, Michigan area. Albert kept personal notes in this field, and also...
Dates: 1829 - 1954

Farmer's Institute records

 Record Group
Identifier: UA-22.6
Scope and Contents The Farmer’s Institute records contain correspondence about the institues and educational outreach programs held around the state. The coorrespondence is arrange by countyAlso included is a notebook given to the institute’s attendees so that they could take notes on the techniques and information given during the meetings. Drawings of campus buildings and bits information encouraging people to enroll in College are featured on the pages of the notebook. The notebook is blank...
Dates: 1895-1898

Manly Miles papers

Identifier: UA-17.449
Scope and Contents The four letters were written by Manly Miles to his brother, Isaac. Three dated 1848 were written while he was at Western Reserve College, and the fourth, dated 1850, while he attended Rush Medical College. Typewritten copies are included for each. Letters dated 1848 provide descriptions of Western Reserve College and various professors. There are references to fellow Michigan students C. Bartlett, I.T. Hinman, H.A. Goodale, and Doct Kenny, and to family matters and members including an...
Dates: 1848 - 1888

Mary Taylor Hale correspondence

Identifier: c-00330
Scope and Contents

The bulk of the correspondence was written by friends and relatives in Michigan and California in the period 1864-1880 to Mary Taylor, later Mrs. Richard Hale, a school teacher residing in Milford, Michigan

In addition to education and the problems of teaching, such topics as the Civil War, the draft, election politics, and farming activities are discussed.

Also included are the courtship letters (1842) of John Taylor of Milford and Jane Wark of New York City.

Dates: 1835 - 1880

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