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Elizabeth Cooper Matheson diaries

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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

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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

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