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Addie E. Milks diary

 Collection
Identifier: c-00548
Scope and Contents This collection contains excerpts from Addie E. Milks' diary detailing the history and genealogy of the Sloan and McCormick families, as well as early pioneer life in Michigan territory.A majority of the excerpts pertain to Addie's mother, Ann McCormick Malone, and her dramatic experiences during the Revolutionary War as well as her family's subsequent move to Taymouth Township, near the Flint River, Michigan.Also included in the excerpts are comments about relations...
Dates: 1922

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

Amos Franklin diary

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Identifier: c-00458
Scope and Contents

The collection consists of Amos Franklin's diary (January 1 to December 31, 1865). He lived in Michigan and was probably a carpenter. His diary entries are fairly brief and primarily discuss his daily activities and his jobs.

Dates: 1865

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

Anonymous diary

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Identifier: c-00084
Scope and Contents The collection consists of one diary, kept from December 19, 1899 to May 3, 1903. While the author is unknown, the diary reveals that he ran a small combined hardware store and post office, as well as owning a farm in the Pomona, Michigan area. In addition to comments about the author's personal life, the diary contains a detailed record of marriages, births, illnesses, and deaths in the towns along the railroad line between Harlan, Pomona, and Copemish, Michigan. Social events are...
Dates: 1899 - 1903

C. W. Neff collection

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Identifier: c-00256
Scope and Contents

This collection contains four account books listing expenses for a family living in Flint, Michigan, and later Toledo, Ohio, in the years 1908-1922. The books are very detailed and list expenses for food, clothing, rent, travel, entertainment, and household furnishings.

Dates: 1908 - 1922

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

Charlotte publication

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Identifier: c-00443
Scope and Contents

The publication presents a brief history of Charlotte, Michigan in 1907. Included are a survey of the businesses in the village with a photograph of each, biographical sketches of business, civic, and religious leaders of the community. The many photographs in the booklet are invaluable to researchers interested in turn-of-the-century lifestyles.

Dates: 1907

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

Dunks family papers

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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

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