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Hall and Wilcox families papers

Identifier: 00001
Scope and Contents This collection consists of letters, legal documents, account books, bank books, school exercises and journals dealing with the Hall and Wilcox families. These two families were connected by marriage: Mrs. E. E. Hall was the daughter of Earl and Mary E. Ferdon Wilcox. Documents originate from Canaan and Columbia Counties, New York; Connecticut; Ohio; Wisconsin; Michigan; and various points in the western states. Materials deal principally with personal matters, agriculture, health, social...
Dates: 1795 - 1911

Harold Tubbs papers

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

Historical Society of Grand Rapids (Michigan) records

Identifier: c-00105
Scope and Contents This collection consists of two publications of the Historical Society of Grand Rapids (Michigan), which contain biographical sketches of John Ball by his daughter, Lucy Ball. John Ball, born in New Hampshire in 1794, was an early Michigan pioneer and one of the first to settle in Grand Rapids. The first publication, "John Ball and Early Grand Rapids," recounts Ball's early life, the settlement of the town, and the development of education, one of Ball's lifelong concerns. The...
Dates: 1907 - 1911

Josephine Wood Lowry papers

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

Kirkland family papers

Identifier: c-00127
Scope and Contents The majority of the Kirkland family papers consist of letters between family members who migrated to the United States and relatives who remained in England. The American branch eventually settled in Livingston County, Michigan. Letters discuss family matters, prices, and English farming.One letter (December 1, 1880) describes in detail a trip from Chicago to California by train. A letter dated November 4, 1898 discusses the outcome of the Spanish-American War, the acquisition of...
Dates: 1850-1914, Undated

Lyman family papers

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

Mariette C. Crittenden reminiscences

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

Marjorie G. Kersting papers

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Identifier: UA-10.3.53
Scope and Contents

The collection consists of essays written by Marjorie Kersting's grandmother, Ann Eliza Aldrich Melton, and compiled into the book, "Bringing in the Sheaves: A True Story of Pioneer Days" in 1978. Also included is unpublished material including Melton's schoolwork from the 1860s of compositions, penmanship exercises and prose, and a song, letter, and essay by an unknown author.

Dates: 1863 - 1978

Mary True Dooley papers

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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

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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

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