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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

Elizabeth Cooper Matheson diaries

 Collection
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

Harold Tubbs papers

 Collection
Identifier: c-00171
Scope and Contents This collection contains typed copies of two interviews of old pioneers of Northern Michigan conducted by Harold Tubbs, District Game Supervisor. In the first interview Mrs. Elizabeth Foley of Grayling recalls her early experiences in Grayling and lumbering in the late 1800s. The second interview is with Matt Jordan, a native of Iosco County, who discusses his skills in hunting and trapping. The collection also includes a journal kept by O.H. Perry of Cleveland, Ohio, during an elk hunting...
Dates: undated

Josephine Wood Lowry papers

 Collection
Identifier: c-00296
Scope and Contents This collection consists of letters and poems written by various members of the Wood and Lowry families. Most of the letters were written to Josephine Wood Lowry of Tecumseh, Michigan. The bulk are from her mother, Sally Woods, her husband, S. B. Lowry, and her brother S. C. Woods. The letters pass on family news, describe daily life and social events, express the family's patriotism, and reminisce about pioneer life in Michigan and Minnesota. They also express an awe of the changes in life,...
Dates: 1859-1907, circa 1930

Lyman family papers

 Collection
Identifier: 00128
Scope and Contents The Lyman family papers include correspondence, diaries, property deeds, newspapers, photographs, and other materials for the family of Liberty Lyman and Lucinda Sikes Lyman covering the years 1812-1910.The bulk of the family correspondence consists of letters to Lucinda Lyman from her sons and daughters, as well as letters from friends and relatives in Massachusetts. Especially interesting are the letters of the Lyman sons in California. Many vivid details are given on life in California...
Dates: 1812 - 1910

Mary True Dooley papers

 Record Group
Identifier: UA-10.3.217
Scope and Contents The Mary True Dooley papers consist of materials relating to the Andrews and True families. The Andrews materials include correspondence to and from the Elisha Andrews family, deeds, tax materials, financial information, essays, and sermons written by Elisha. Some of the correspondence describes eighteenth century life in New York, the journey to Michigan, and early settler life in Michigan. There are also Anne Amelia Andrew's diary, letters, copied essays and the correspondence of her...
Dates: 1804 - 2002

McKibbin family papers

 Record Group
Identifier: UA-10.3.410
Scope and Contents The McKibbin family has lived in Lansing, Michigan since the early 1880s. The majority of the papers in this collection relate to the Joseph T. McKibbin family in the period 1900 to 1950. The members of this family are Joseph T. and Emma Augusta McKibbin and their children May, Grace, Jean, Frank, and Clifford.Located under the heading "McKibbin Family" are correspondence dating from 1845 to 1900, tax receipts and legal documents dating from 1850 to 1900, and some...
Dates: 1845 - 1962

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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