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Abiel Gerrish papers

Identifier: c-00272
Scope and Contents

The Abiel Gerrish papers include deeds for property owned by Gerrish in Berrien and Van Buren Counties, Michigan, receipts for taxes paid on that property, personal notes of hand for loans Gerrish made, and an official list of all Gerrish's deeds registered in Berrien County.

Dates: 1855 - 1882

Benjamin F. Fish papers

Identifier: c-00298
Scope and Contents

This collection contains letters, receipts for taxes and merchandise, property listings, and business agreements reflecting the varied business and property interests of Benjamin F. Fish. Fish was a legal agent and businessman operating in Berrien County, Michigan, and the Chicago area in the 1830s through 1870s. Also included is a graduation announcement from Dowagiac Public Schools for 1879.

Dates: 1769-1903, undated

Clara Waldron collection

Identifier: c-00415
Scope and Contents The collection contains materials assembled by the donor, mostly relating to the early settlers and history of Lenawee County, Michigan. Included are deeds, mortgages, and other legal documents (1821-1880) of Tecumseh, Michigan, as well as accounts of a gristmill (1849, 1858). There is also a written report (1899) of a legislative trip to Bay City by the Joint Committee on State Affairs and Private Corporations of the Michigan House of Representatives to investigate Michigan's then new beet...
Dates: 1821 - 1925; Majority of material found within 1821 - 1899

Clark family papers

Identifier: c-00162
Scope and Contents

This collection contains various documents relating to the Clark Family, especially Josephus Clark, of Branch County, Michigan. It includes tax receipts, deeds, marriage certificates, Josephus Clark's Civil War discharge, and materials dealing with his military pension.

Dates: 1842 - 1894

Elisha Cross papers

Identifier: c-00537
Scope and Contents

The Elisha Cross papers include an illustrated physics manual given to Cross in 1832 by John B. Calhoun ("President of the Moulders of the Howell Works Co."). Cross and his daughter, Susan, used the manual for a personal journal, scrapbook and botanical notebook (including plant specimens). The papers also contain a photographic copy of a drawing of the Hance farm and documents related to real estate Cross owned in the Detroit area.

Dates: 1832-1892, 1903

Erastus H. Spalding papers

Identifier: c-00287
Scope and Contents

This collection contains deeds, mortgages, and leases dealing with land and property in Cass and Leelanau Counties, Michigan, owned by the Spalding family of Dowagiac, Cass County.

Three letters addressed to Erastus H. Spalding in the years 1851-1852 discuss the production of flour for the New York market, and property transactions in Michigan. Also included is a memorandum (1849) giving specifications for the alteration of a state road in Cass County.

Dates: 1846 - 1875

George Myers papers

Identifier: c-00021
Scope and Contents

This collection contains the papers of George Myers of New Buffalo Township, Michigan, include three deeds (1850, 1860, 1878) and two tax receipts (1851, 1852) for land in Berrien County, Michigan.

Dates: 1850 - 1878

Hawley family papers

Identifier: c-00008
Scope and Contents

This collection consists of two deeds for land in Michigan owned by the Hawley family. One is a certificate for register for public lands in Ionia, purchased by Don Hawley and David B. Webster. The second is a quitclaim deed for the transfer of property in Crystal Township, Montcalm County from Lucius Hawley to his wife, Elizabeth C. Hawley.

Dates: 1837, 1919, undated

Isabella County legal documents

Identifier: c-00426
Scope and Contents This collection contains the following items:A) A personal note of the indebtedness of the brothers Renselaer C. and George G. Whitney, owners of a livery firm in Mt. Pleasant, to William H. Kuiter (1885).B) A notarized warranty deed from the St. Andrew's Bay Railroad, Land and Mining Company conveying land in Washington County, Florida to George W. Foutz (correct spelling Fouts), a farmer of Lincoln Township, Isabella County, Michigan (1886).C) Receipts...
Dates: 1885 - 1895

Jacob Gerrish papers

Identifier: c-00273
Scope and Contents The Jacob Gerrish papers consist of diaries, deeds, correspondence, and receipts. Gerrish, who lived in New Buffalo, Berrien County, Michigan, kept five diaries during the years 1836-1850. He used the diaries to record his work as a carpenter and blacksmith, his dealings with lumber and land, daily expenses, religious and social activities, and weather conditions. The collection also contains a transcription of the diaries, made by E. S. Sherwood in 1916.In addition, the...
Dates: 1836 - 1867

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