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Alfred L. Williams family papers

 Collection
Identifier: c-00504
Scope and Contents This collection contains letters from members of the Alfred L. Williams family of Owosso, Michigan.Most of the letters were written to Alfred L. Williams' daughter, Clara, by her sisters. The letters discuss pioneer life, the problems of being a single girl, hired help and treating illness with various home remedies. Also discussed are the development of the town, social life in Owosso and the Wesener fire in 1885, in which the block between Washington and Main streets burned....
Dates: 1885 - 1925

Dunks family papers

 Collection
Identifier: c-00123
Scope and Contents The Dunks family papers consist primarily of correspondence addressed to Oliver Dunks of Detroit and Coldwater, Michigan, the bulk of which is dated in the 1860s. The letters discuss business, agriculture, and social activities in Southern Michigan. Several also deal with important aspects of the Civil War period, such as "Copperhead" feeling in the North, the election of 1864, and Lincoln's assassination.Of particular interest are letters from Julius Dunks discussing the...
Dates: 1836 - 1877

Fay family papers

 Collection
Identifier: c-00115
Scope and Contents

This collection consists of correspondence between members of the Fay family living in Middletown and Westfield, Connecticut, and in Genesee County, Michigan. The letters discuss agricultural and economic prospects, religious concerns, family matters, and social activities.

Dates: 1832 - 1875

Ferry family papers

 Collection
Identifier: c-00351
Scope and Contents

Typed excerpts (1823-1831) from the letters from William Montague Ferry and his wife Amanda, Protestant missionaries on Mackinac Island, Michigan, to family members in New England, especially those in Ashfield, Massachusetts. Of particular interest are descriptions of the Indians and references to opposition from the Roman Catholic Church. Also included are brief genealogies of the Ferry, Montague, Henry, Hastings, White, and Harwood families.

Dates: undated

George Nelson Smith papers

 Collection
Identifier: LG-17
Scope and Contents This collection consists of microfilm of journals (1840-1879) kept by George Nelson Smith while serving as a missionary among the Indians of southwestern Michigan. It also includes a few letters (1835-1849). The journals record his daily activities, his expenses and income, weather conditions, local social events, his sermons and other religious activities.(Michigan State University., Honhart, F. L., Jude, S. P., Howard, S. R., & Zito, A. (1976). A guide to the Michigan State...
Dates: 1835 - 1879; Majority of material found within 1840 - 1879

Hooper family papers

 Collection
Identifier: c-00117
Scope and Contents

The Hooper family papers consist primarily of correspondence between members of the Hooper and Goodwin families living in Oakland and Lapeer Counties, Michigan. The letters discuss family news, agriculture, and the activities of various family members. The collection also includes poetry, recipes, tax receipts, a deed, expense accounts, and an agricultural diary.

Dates: 1861 - 1910

Mrs. Carl Wolff collection

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Identifier: c-00249
Scope and Contents

This collection contains five letters to Alexander Brown in Jackson County, Michigan, from relatives in New York. The letters discuss family news, agriculture prospects, and the possibility of moving to Michigan as Brown had done (1836). Also included is a diary kept by Belle Voorheis of Mungerville (now Burton), Michigan. Her entries record life in rural Michigan in 1872. The collection also contains a recipe for brewing beer.

Dates: 1836, 1872

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

Pierpont Smith papers

 Collection
Identifier: c-00096
Scope and Contents

This collection consists of letters from friends in Dexter, encouraging him to move back. They discuss agricultural prospects, politics, and local gossip. Also included are some family correspondence and rough genealogy for the Smith family.

Dates: 1829 - 1842

Susan E. Hoyt papers

 Collection
Identifier: c-00346
Scope and Contents The collection contains nine diaries and three account books documenting farm life by Susan E. Hoyt who resided in McMinnville, Tennessee for many years. The Hoyt family moved from Michigan to Tennesee in the 1870s. Susan moved to Vassal, Michigan in 1925. The collection also contains transcripts of letters by Susan Hoyt and other family members. Correspondents include Susan's mother Clarinda Hoyt, her sister Claribel Hoyt Hart and her husband Lemuel P. Hart, her brother Scott Hoyt, and...
Dates: 1875 - 1932

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