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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
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