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Abel G. Peck papers

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Identifier: c-00107
Scope and Contents This collection consists of letters from Abel G. Peck to his family during the Civil War. His letters describe Sharpsburg, Maryland, in the aftermath of the battle of Antietam, as well as as his part in the battles of Fredericksburg and Chancellorsville. Also included in the collection is a letter from a newly appointed woman faculty member at Hillsdale, Michigan. The letter (1859) describes the college and her experiences as the first women hired by a previously all-male...
Dates: 1859 - 1863

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

James S. Hannum manuscript

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Identifier: c-00561
Scope and Contents This collection consists of the manuscript entitled "Michigan Bridget: Discovering the Truth Behind the Legend" by James S. Hannum, M.D. The manuscript is about Bridget Deavers, a camp follower with the First Michigan Cavalry who acted as a field nurse for the troops. The manuscript investigates her origins, the role she played in the war, and what she did after the war. The manuscript primarily focuses on the years 1862 to 1867. Also included in the manuscript is a bibliography. This...
Dates: 2004

Mary Taylor Hale correspondence

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Identifier: c-00330
Scope and Contents The bulk of the correspondence was written by friends and relatives in Michigan and California in the period 1864-1880 to Mary Taylor, later Mrs. Richard Hale, a school teacher residing in Milford, Michigan

In addition to education and the problems of teaching, such topics as the Civil War, the draft, election politics, and farming activities are discussed.

Also included are the courtship letters (1842) of John Taylor of Milford and Jane Wark of New York City.
Dates: 1835 - 1880

Pendleton family papers

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Identifier: c-00295
Scope and Contents This collection contains correspondence, a majority from relatives and school friends of Lottie Pendleton (later Mrs. George W. Bailey) whose home was in Cleveland, Ohio, and who attended college at Adrian, Michigan. The letters (1854-1862) are largely from students at Albion and Oberlin Colleges and the University of Michigan, discussing future visits and the infrequency or shortness of letters written or received. Also included is a letter from her brother, Harry, describing events of the...
Dates: 1774 - 1887

Stoddard family papers

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Identifier: c-00011
Scope and Contents This collections consists of transcripts of two letters written by early residents of Michigan. One letter (1852), written by Caroline Stoddard to her sister concerns the family's trip from New York to Tuscola County, Michigan via Lake Erie. The other letter (1864) was written by Caroline Stoddard's daughter-in-law, Jannette Stoddard, to her sister, commenting on the effect of conscription during the Civil War.The 1864 letter has been transcribed, scanned and placed online at ...
Dates: 1852, 1864

Virginia Norfleet reminiscences

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Identifier: c-00149
Scope and Contents This collection consists of a typed transcript of the reminiscences of Virginia Norfleet which was written for her grandchildren. Mrs. Norfleet gives a highly moralistic account of life in the Tidewater area of Virginia from 1812 to 1894, with emphasis on the Civil War and its effects on living conditions. She discusses slavery and the freeing of her father's slaves after General Lee's surrender; describes the school she attended after the Civil War; and gives a brief history of Franklin,...
Dates: circa 1900

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