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Davis family papers

 Collection
Identifier: LG-39
Scope and Contents

This collection consists of microfilm containing the correspondence of Jefferson and Varina Howell Davis. Topics include Mississippi and national politics; the admission of California as a state; a proposed southern-route transcontinental railroad; and Davis' capture at the end of the Civil War. It also contains speeches, newsclippings about the Davises and their home, and accounts of the Battle of Monterey (1846), requested by Davis.

Dates: 1835 - 1913

Lyman family papers

 Collection
Identifier: 00128
Scope and Contents The Lyman family papers include correspondence, diaries, property deeds, newspapers, photographs, and other materials for the family of Liberty Lyman and Lucinda Sikes Lyman covering the years 1812-1910.The bulk of the family correspondence consists of letters to Lucinda Lyman from her sons and daughters, as well as letters from friends and relatives in Massachusetts. Especially interesting are the letters of the Lyman sons in California. Many vivid details are given on life in California...
Dates: 1812 - 1910

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

Warden family papers

 Collection
Identifier: c-00118
Scope and Contents The Warden family papers include correspondence (1832-1831), personal diaries (1876-1886), poetry, a teaching certificate (1874), and a brief family tree.The earliest correspondence in the collection includes a number of letters (1832-1835) to Warden from friends in Scotland. The remainder of the letters are mostly from family members living in various places in Michigan. Civil War period correspondence includes letters to Warden from Major Dean, a family friend serving with the...
Dates: 1832 - 1886