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Chamberlain family papers

 Collection
Identifier: UA-1.1.12
Scope and Contents The collection consists of family correspondence, documents, and business records, particularly relating to Henry Chamberlain. Included are genealogies of the Chamberlain, Langdon, Woodward and Wheelock families.The letters in the early years of the collection relate to the migration of the family westward to Ohio, and then to Michigan. There is an 1830 agreement in which certain New Hampshire citizens sponsor William Chamberlain to go and scout the area above the Ohio River for...
Dates: 1795 - 1931

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

Mary Taylor Hale correspondence

 Collection
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

Rawson Smith family papers

 Collection
Identifier: c-00072
Scope and Contents The Smith family papers consist mostly of Alfred Smith's letters to his parents while he was in the Army, and correspondence exchanged by family members in Michigan and New York in the years following the war. The collection also includes various documents including insurance policies, deeds, mortgages, and a lottery advertisement (1868).Subjects of particular interest from Alfred's correspondence include conditions in the Union hospital at Albany, New York (July 12, 1862); Smith's...
Dates: 1850 - 1892

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