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Civil War relief efforts collection

 Collection
Identifier: c-00148
Scope and Contents

This collection consists of materials from volunteer relief efforts for various counties in Michigan (1864-1867). Documents include a relief roll recording payments made to families of men serving in the army during the Civil War and later, as well as several letters applying for such aid.

Dates: 1864 - 1867

Clark family papers

 Collection
Identifier: c-00162
Scope and Contents

This collection contains various documents relating to the Clark Family, especially Josephus Clark, of Branch County, Michigan. It includes tax receipts, deeds, marriage certificates, Josephus Clark's Civil War discharge, and materials dealing with his military pension.

Dates: 1842 - 1894

Crosby family papers

 Collection
Identifier: c.00268
Scope and Contents The Crosby family papers consist primarily of diaries kept by family members in New Hampshire, Massachusetts, and Michigan. Hale E. and Mary Chamberlain Crosby, who lived in Concord, New Hampshire and later Ashby, Massachusetts, kept a journal recording their work, their religious and social activities. The Crosbys moved with Mary's parents, the Chamberlains, to New Buffalo, Michigan in 1844.Their son, J. Birney Crosby, was sent from Michigan to Massachusetts in 1860 to attend...
Dates: 1838 - 1900

Dunks family papers

 Collection
Identifier: c-00123
Scope and Contents The Dunks family papers consist primarily of correspondence addressed to Oliver Dunks of Detroit and Coldwater, Michigan, the bulk of which is dated in the 1860s. The letters discuss business, agriculture, and social activities in Southern Michigan. Several also deal with important aspects of the Civil War period, such as "Copperhead" feeling in the North, the election of 1864, and Lincoln's assassination.Of particular interest are letters from Julius Dunks discussing the...
Dates: 1836 - 1877

Elizabeth Cooper Matheson diaries

 Collection
Identifier: c-00314
Scope and Contents This collection contains diaries of Elizabeth Cooper Matheson who moved with her family from Pleasantville, Pennsylvania, to Salem, Ohio in 1862, and to Riverside, Michigan in 1867. The early entries include many observations on events of the Civil War. Matheson, a Quaker, also gives details of Quaker meetings and of the Temperance Society which she joined in 1862. In addition, she describes in detail the journey from Ohio to Michigan including the crossing of Lake Erie and...
Dates: 1861 - 1873

Emma Fields collection

 Collection
Identifier: c-00361
Scope and Contents This collection is made up of miscellaneous items collected by Emma Fields of Greenville, Michigan. Included are a small song book which is illustrated with Civil War scenes; a "Road Book of the Michigan Division, League of American Wheelmen" (1887), a map showing roads in the lower half of Michigan's Lower Peninsula (1897) (noted missing July 2000), and an April 15, 1865 issue of "The New York Herald" (noted missing July 2000) describing Lincoln's...
Dates: 1865 - 1897

Frederick Bourns papers

 Collection
Identifier: c-00166
Scope and Contents

The Frederick Bourns papers contain several certificates recording the elections of trustees for the First Presbyterian Society of Vassar, Michigan, of which Bourns was an elder. Also included are eligibility lists for Civil War military service, submitted to Bourns by various townships in Tuscola County, Michigan.

Dates: 1856 - 1863

French family papers

 Collection
Identifier: 00030
Scope and Contents The collection consists largely of personal correspondence of the French and Cady families, related through the marriage of Sarah Jane Cady to Newell Andrew French. The families were originally from New York and Pennsylvania. Although most letters contain family news, there are those discussing land, crops, and conditions of the times.The letters of Myron French and Charles Cady from June 9, 1861 through June 29, 1864 describe the Civil War. A letter of August 12, 1861 tells of...
Dates: 1856 - 1931

Gardner Avery diary

 Collection
Identifier: c-00534
Scope and Contents This collection includes handwritten and typed transcripts of Gardner Avery's daily journal for the year 1900. The journal describes the purchase and sale of livestock, daily farm routines, the weather, and activities of family and friends. Also included are biographical data written by Avery's granddaughter, Virginia (Avery) Meeth, on the 157th New York Infantry's actions in the Civil War; and a photocopy of an editorial written by Avery to the "Journal of Agriculture," a Detroit, Michigan,...
Dates: 1900

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

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