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Berrien County records

 Collection
Identifier: c-00032
Scope and Contents

This collection consists of an official canvass of votes cast in Berrien County, Michigan in the presidential election of 1848, and two bonds (1871, 1874) issued by the Township of Three Oaks to help pay for construction of the Michigan Central Railroad.

Dates: 1848, 1871, 1874

Chamberlain family papers

 Collection
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

Davis family papers

 Collection
Identifier: LG-39
Scope and Contents

This collection consists of microfilm containing the correspondence of Jefferson and Varina Howell Davis. Topics include Mississippi and national politics; the admission of California as a state; a proposed southern-route transcontinental railroad; and Davis' capture at the end of the Civil War. It also contains speeches, newsclippings about the Davises and their home, and accounts of the Battle of Monterey (1846), requested by Davis.

Dates: 1835 - 1913

Henry Tefft papers

 Collection
Identifier: c-00073
Scope and Contents

This collection consists of one document, a copy of a petition (1870) filed by the Michigan Air Line Railroad Company with the Probate Court of Jackson County, Michigan. The petition calls for the condemnation of land needed by the railroad for right of way through Jackson County. The land in question was owned by Henry Tefft and others.

Dates: 1870

Marsh family papers

 Collection
Identifier: c-00047
Scope and Contents The Marsh family papers consist of original and typed transcripts of Civil War letters, the bulk of which were written by Benjamin F. Marsh to his family in Fentonville, Michigan, while serving in the 8th Michigan Infantry. There are also letters from other family members, including A. B. Fay, Ed Francis Holmes, Gordon K. Fay, Lucy A. Bacon, and Augustus Holmes.The letters describe Marsh's army experiences on the march, in camp, in battle, on provost duty, and in army hospitals as...
Dates: 1833-1887, undated

T. T. Lyan letter

 Collection
Identifier: c-00054
Scope and Contents

A typed transcript of a letter written by T. T. Lyan, an agent for the Detroit and Howell Railroad, concerning a proposed extension of service from Plymouth to Lansing, Michigan.

Dates: 1869

Wessel Whittaker papers

 Collection
Identifier: c-00038
Scope and Contents

This collection consists of letters addressed to Wessel Whittaker of New Buffalo, Michigan. His correspondents discuss agricultural prices and supplies in Milwaukee, construction of the Monroe-New Buffalo Railroad, and the Wing Party in New Buffalo. One letter (1838) was written by Millard Fillmore, then a member of Congress. Fillmore asked for information about land which he owned in Berrien County, Michigan.

Dates: 1837 - 1840

Wixom family papers

 Collection
Identifier: c-00131
Scope and Contents The Wixom family papers contain a number of land title transfers and other documents relating to Oakland, Genesee, Ionia, Montcalm, and Shiawassee Counties, Michigan. The collection includes a mandate to collect school taxes (1839), a federal income tax return for 1865, records of major family expenses for 1886-1888, and deposit certificates from the Milford State Bank dated 1887 and 1907. The collection also contains petitions (1871) from residents of Milford, Commerce, Novi, and Lyon,...
Dates: 1822 - 1907

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