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Anna Rebecca Edwards reminiscences

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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

Charles F. Monroe papers

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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

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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

Frank D. Noggle papers

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Identifier: c-00066
Scope and Contents

This collection consists of a mimeographed copy of a history of Galien, Berrien County, Michigan, compiled by Frank D. Noggle. The history describes early industries, education, railroading, land use and development in the period 1828-1879. It also includes biographical sketches of some early settlers. In addition, Noggle discusses the local Pottawatomi Indians, who reluctantly gave up their land rights in 1833 and were finally expelled from the area in 1838.

Dates: 1959

Lillie S. Hallifax papers

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Identifier: c-00365
Scope and Contents This collection is made up of papers and diaries kept by Lillie Hallifax, a school teacher from Henrietta, Jackson County, Michigan. Seven small diaries describe Miss Hallifax's daily routine and events. The eighth contains recipes. One diary (1912) written by a farmer of Jackson County, Michigan, mentions daily events, livestock, cold weather, and the health of acquaintances. Among the papers are poems; a teacher's certificate from Jackson County, April 21, 1879; and a marriage certificate...
Dates: 1871 - 1913

Mariette C. Crittenden reminiscences

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Identifier: c-00163
Scope and Contents This collection consists of a typed copy of the reminiscences of Mariette C. Crittenden, written in 1907 when she was eighty-two years old. Her parents migrated from Vermont to Saline, Michigan, in 1831, when she was 6. After a rudimentary education, Mrs. Crittenden began teaching school at age 16. She married in 1851, and raised a large family. In the reminiscences, written as a letter to one of her daughters, Mrs. Crittenden describes her family's trip from Vermont by canal, steam boat,...
Dates: 1959

Naomi Carrier Schopp papers

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Identifier: c-00116
Scope and Contents The papers of Naomi Carrier (Mrs. William) Schopp consist mainly of correspondence of Mrs. Schopp, of Eaton and Ingham Counties, Michigan, her mother, Mrs. Joseph J. (Ada) Taylor, of Eaton County, and other relatives and friends. Included are correspondence between Mrs. Taylor, her sister, Nettie, and their mother, Marilla Collins.Of interest are letters from Nettie (1893) describing the difficult birth of her child, from Ada (1914) discussing household tasks, and from M. A. Wilson...
Dates: 1891 - 1942

Oliver Wilcox diary

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Identifier: c-00044
Scope and Contents

His diary describes his early experiences as a teacher, and discusses his personal and social life. A number of entries in the diary are in code form. The book also contains an essay on the history, geography, industry and natural resources of Berrien County, Michigan.

Dates: 1891 - 1893