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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

Alice Hall collection

 Collection
Identifier: c-00248
Scope and Contents

This collection consists of home cures and recipes for medicines for various human and animal diseases, including cholera, diphtheria, catarrh, and baldness. Some of the remedies were copied by hand, others clipped from newspapers. The collection also includes a notebook of remedies collected by George S. Barber of Grass Lake, Michigan.

Dates: 1893-1913, undated

Arnold W. Miller papers

 Collection
Identifier: 00008
Scope and Contents This collection contains correspondence, receipts, account books, and diaries relating mainly to Arnold W. Miller, a Saginaw County, Michigan, farmer. The bulk of the correspondence consists of letters from friends and relatives of Miller, residing in Kansas, Vermont, and Massachusetts. The letters include information on agricultural and business conditions, as well as the family's intense interest in spiritualism. One folder contains correspondence from Jasper Miller, who corresponded...
Dates: 1847 - 1928

Carrie Usewick Harvey reminiscences

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Identifier: c-00174
Scope and Contents

This collection consists of the typewritten reminiscences of Carrie Usewick Harvey, of Wexford County, Michigan, as told to her daughter.

The reminiscences gave an account of the family's migration and settlement in Wexford County, and Carrie's recollections of her youth. They also describe early lumbering operations and homemade remedies for illness.

Dates: undated

David Woodman papers

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Identifier: c-00128
Scope and Contents

This collection includes letters written by David Woodman to his wife Jane while he was in California in 1852-1853. His early letters describe the trip from Paw Paw, Michigan to the Sacramento area by riverboat and wagon train. Later letters tell of living conditions, social life and gold mining. Woodman became very disillusioned with California and especially with the prospects of becoming rich through gold mining. The collection also includes home remedies for diphtheria and catarrh.

Dates: 1852-1853, undated

Delos E. Wonsey papers

 Collection
Identifier: c-00027
Scope and Contents

This collection consists of Delos Wonsey's handwritten recipe for cough syrup.

Dates: circa 1880

Edwin R. Osband diaries

 Collection
Identifier: c-00136
Scope and Contents This collection consists of three diaries (1861-1864) of Edwin R. Osband of Wayne County, Michigan, kept during his service in the Civil War.The diary entries express alarm at the "profanity and wickedness" among the soldiers (December 23, 1861), describe exorbitant prices in Nashville (February, 1862), and predict that "the war will not be of long duration" (January 9, 1862). There are also comments on a dispute over pay among members of the regiment (1862), and reports on food...
Dates: 1861 - 1866

Mable A. Babion collection

 Collection
Identifier: c-00220
Scope and Contents

This collection consists of handwritten recipes, school essays and clippings of home remedies. It also includes two ledgers: the first contains the accounts of the Dykeman's station (on the New York Central Railroad) in 1869-1870, the second records household expenses and recipes for an unidentified family (1868).

Dates: 1862 - 1894

Manuscript cook book.

 Item
Identifier: MSS 169 codex
Dates: approximately 1850-1879

Mary Duthie Anderson papers

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Identifier: UA-10.3.128
Scope and Contents

The personal papers of Mary Duthie Anderson, Michigan State University class of 1947, includes notebooks, publications, newspapers and clippings, a photograph, and MSU memorabilia.

Dates: 1895 - 1913

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