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Agriculture -- Michigan

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 101 Collections and/or Records:

The Grange Visitor publication

 Collection
Identifier: c-00520
Scope and Contents

The collection consists of the Grange of Michigan publication. The publication covers meetings, notices, and discusses social problems faced by farmers and was published at different locations. This collection contains volumes 11, 18-21; 1885-1886, 1893-1896 with large gaps.

Dates: 1884 - 1896

Thomas Wright diary

 Collection
Identifier: c-00009
Scope and Contents

This collection consists of the diary of Thomas Wright (1831-1841) as it was published in the Tecumseh Herald in 1955, with a brief history of Tecumseh, Michigan. Wright's diary chronicles his relocation in 1831 from Massachusetts to Michigan, where he bought a farm. Earliest entries in the diary detail his journey across Lake Erie in a crowded boat that carried 250 passengers "of every age and condition".

Dates: 1955

Town family papers

 Collection
Identifier: c-00132
Scope and Contents This collection consists primarily of letters between Oka and Sarah Ann while he was in Lansing, Michigan. Sarah Ann's letters deal mainly with family matters and the farm. In his letters, Oka describes Lansing and the politics of the Constitutional Convention and the legislature.Their son, Carlton, married Nellie Faling and the couple settled in Clam Lake, Michigan (now Cadillac), where they ran a store. A series of letters from Nellie to her family in 1875-1876 describes their...
Dates: 1830 - 1932

Treiber family papers

 Collection
Identifier: c-00151
Scope and Contents The Treiber papers consist of correspondence, family history, and teaching certificates. John Treiber's letters to his wife, which make up the bulk of the collection, were written in 1872 and 1873 when he was sailing on the Great Lakes and working as a lumberjack in Oconto, Wisconsin. Mary Treiber's letters from family and friends (1869-1889) discuss everyday matters such as sick babies, sharecroppers, and family activities. Correspondence from Marion Howell of Lansing describe life in the...
Dates: 1863 - 1889

Vernon J. Brown papers

 Collection
Identifier: c-00022
Scope and Contents The Vernon J. Brown papers consist of a typewritten manuscript, "70 years - 17 Governors" and a reprint of Brown's published reminiscences of pioneering history and farm life in the area of Ingham County, Michigan. The former document includes personal impressions of prominent men in Michigan government and education, including the seventeen governors with whom Brown worked and served, from Hazen Pingree to G. Mennen Williams. Brown, who was owner and editor of the ...
Dates: 1959

Waldron family papers

 Collection
Identifier: c-00413
Scope and Contents This collection contains deeds, mortgages, tax receipts, and a diary (1878) of Aaron K. Waldron, a prominent farmer of Tecumseh, Lenawee County, Michigan. Also included is family correspondence (1863-1879) including two Civil War letters (1863) to Waldron's wife, nee Sarah Gunderman, from her brothers John, 126th New York Regiment, and Abram, 148th New York Regiment.The Civil War letters have been transcribed, scanned and placed online at ...
Dates: 1846 - 1904

Walter G. Kirkpatrick papers

 Record Group
Identifier: UA-17.30
Scope and Contents

The bulk of the collection consists of Kirkpatrick's daily appointment books from 1939-1950. Other materials in the collection consist of one publication credited to Mr. Kirkpatrick, a report on his travels in Europe and an annual report from the Antrim County Agricultural Agent. The collection also contains five 16mm films: four related to the Muscular Dystrophy Associations of America and one related to the Antrim County [Michigan] USO War Fund Drive.

Dates: 1939 - 1951

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

William F. Raven papers

 Record Group
Identifier: UA-17.96
Scope and Contents The William Raven papers consist of correspondence related his job as an Agricultural Extension Agent. The correspondence consists of letters to Raven requesting information, replies to his letters, a few letters from his superiors, and some letters relating to his duties as an agent. There are also a few letters in the collection from Raven himself. The Raven family materials folder contains copies of genealogical information on Edwin Morse who was Paulina Raven's husband, newspaper...
Dates: 1913 - 1915, 1981, Undated

William H. Osborne diary

 Collection
Identifier: c-00488
Scope and Contents

The diary includes the records of expenses and earnings for Osborne's farm in 1864 as well as personal entries. Also included are cash accounts involving work in the legislature and a record of bounty funds paid to Osborne for recruitment of Civil War soldiers.

Dates: 1864