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Chamberlain family papers

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Identifier: UA-1.1.12
Scope and Contents The collection consists of family correspondence, documents, and business records, particularly relating to Henry Chamberlain. Included are genealogies of the Chamberlain, Langdon, Woodward and Wheelock families.The letters in the early years of the collection relate to the migration of the family westward to Ohio, and then to Michigan. There is an 1830 agreement in which certain New Hampshire citizens sponsor William Chamberlain to go and scout the area above the Ohio River for...
Dates: 1795 - 1931

Charles William Cathcart papers

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Identifier: 00006
Scope and Contents This collection documents the political interests of various members of the Cathcart family during the years 1821-1889, and is divided as such into the affairs of two generations: that of James Leander Cathcart and that of his sons, James, Charles, John and Henry, with the greatest amount of material pertaining to Charles Cathcart.Letters of the senior Cathcart comprise the first part of the collection. There are several letters, which expound upon his grudge against the...
Dates: 1821 - 1889

Dobbins family papers

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Identifier: 00045
Scope and Contents This collection consists of miscellaneous papers concerning the Dobbins family of Ionia, Michigan. Included are a few letters, some from William Dobbins, who was a student at the Michigan College of Mining and Technology (1908), and others from members of the family living in Ireland.There are also tax receipts for property in Ionia, other miscellaneous receipts, insurance policies from the German Insurance Company and the Fireman's Insurance Company, report cards of members of...
Dates: 1882 - 1937

Forrest W. Coggan papers

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Identifier: UA-10.3.202
Scope and Contents The collection consists of original materials and photocopies associated with various theater projects in which Coggan was involved. Some were performed at Michigan State University. The collection contains newspaper clippings, programs, copies of photographs, histories of the dance companies, and advertising media. The Correspondence folder contains photocopies of correspondence with MSU President Peter McPherson, the MSU Library, and MSU Museum. It also contains a photocopy of a 1947...
Dates: 1947 - 2007

George K. Dike papers

 Collection
Identifier: 00159
Scope and Content The collection contains few professional letters or other records of his work as a surveyor. During this same time period, however, Dike was courting his future second wife, Nancy P. Douglas. Writing to her almost weekly between the years 1885 and 1886, he described life in the surveyor's camp. The letters are also filled with Dike's views on love, marriage, and family relationships. They present an excellent description of late nineteenth century middle class values.This...
Dates: 1865 - 1907

Hackley and Hume Papers

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Identifier: 00097
Scope and Contents The Hackley and Hume papers contain the business records of several inter-related Michigan-based business firms and some of the private papers of the families of Charles Henry Hackley and Thomas Hume. The papers span the years 1859-1955. The papers document lumbering and lumber investments in Michigan and other states. The papers also document Charles Henry Hackley and Thomas Hume, both prominent timbermen and philanthropists, as well as other family members. Hackley and Hume were active...
Dates: 1859 - 1955

Hawley family papers

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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

Joseph R. Williams papers

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Identifier: UA-2.1.1
Scope and Contents The first seventeen folders of this collection contain letters of correspondence with Joseph R. Williams prior to his acceptance of the presidency of the Michigan Agricultural College (now Michigan State University). Many of these letters are from his father and other family members. Additionally, there are letters to Williams, operating as a land speculator in Ohio and Michigan, from friends and business associates in Massachusetts and New York. The letters reflect a precarious economic...
Dates: 1827 - 1867

Lyman family papers

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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

Maude Nason Powell papers

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Identifier: UA-10.3.59
Scope and Contents The Maude Powell papers consist of correspondence, financial records, scrapbooks, publications, a journal, and legal documents. The bulk of the correspondence relates to life in China between 1917 and 1987, beginning with letters between Maude and Ralph in 1916 as they prepared to go to China. From 1917 to 1927 their letters to friends and relatives back home describe and comment on their life in China as missionaries. Letters between Maude and Ralph during their separations discuss their...
Dates: 1908 - 1987

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