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Scope and Contents This collection contains farm diaries and accounts (1854-1871) of Josiah W. Bliss who moved from Portage, New York in 1863 to Oakland County, Michigan, and later (1869) to Kent County Michigan. Daily events and expenditures of a Rockford, Kent County farm are noted. One account book (1864) lists buyers and prices for the sale of farm animals and machinery.Also included is an account book (1852-1857) for a general store operated by Marvin Ladd in Milford, Michigan, which has also...
Dates: 1852 - 1918