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George Dair diary
Scope and Contents
This collection contains a diary kept by George Dair, supervisor of Joyfield Township, Benzie County, Michigan. The diary deals with rural life in Benzie County. Early entries include information about Michigan weather, traveling routes, purchases of goods, and agricultural activities. The latter part of the diary includes entries of Joyfield Township records dealing with such matters as tax assessment rolls, the township voting count, and township finance.
Dates: 1865 - 1869
Jackson family papers
Scope and Contents
The Jackson family papers consists of the farm diary (1869) of H. L. Jackson of Kalamazoo County, Michigan. Also included are tax receipts for land in Kalamazoo County (1881-1893) and Allegan County (1883-1888).
Dates: 1869 - 1930
Smith and Carpenter families papers
Scope and Contents This collection contains four Civil War letters and a small diary of Josiah B. Smith, kept during his service as a bugler in the 8th Michigan Cavalry in Tennessee and Kentucky. The letters were written to Josiah's wife, Mary A. Smith. In the diary, Josiah writes about daily duties in camp, his letter writing schedule, and the condition of his health. The collection also includes an official copy of his enlistment and discharge papers.In addition, receipts for taxes on land in...
Dates: 1864 - 1913
Waldron family papers
Scope and Contents This collection contains deeds, mortgages, tax receipts, and a diary (1878) of Aaron K. Waldron, a prominent farmer of Tecumseh, Lenawee County, Michigan. Also included is family correspondence (1863-1879) including two Civil War letters (1863) to Waldron's wife, nee Sarah Gunderman, from her brothers John, 126th New York Regiment, and Abram, 148th New York Regiment.The Civil War letters have been transcribed, scanned and placed online at ...
Dates: 1846 - 1904
- Agriculture -- Michigan 2
- Letters (correspondence) 2
- United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 2
- Allegan County (Mich.) 1
- Benzie County (Mich.) 1
- Farm management -- Michigan 1
- Kalamazoo County (Mich.) 1
- Land titles -- Michigan 1
- Legal instruments 1
- Lenawee County (Mich.) 1
- Michigan -- Description and travel 1
- Military records 1
- Newaygo County (Mich.) 1
- Photographs 1
- Tecumseh (Mich.) 1 + ∧ less
- United States. Army -- Military life -- History -- 19th century 1
- United States. Army. Michigan Cavalry Regiment, 8th (1862-1865) 1
- United States. Army. New York Infantry Regiment, 126th (1862-1865) 1