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Agriculture -- Michigan

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 101 Collections and/or Records:

Henry Larzelere papers

 Record Group
Identifier: UA-17.130
Scope and Contents The papers of Henry Larzelere pertain to his work with Michigan regional fruit cooperatives. Specific organizations contained in the collection include the Michigan Blueberry Growers' Association, the Millburg Growers' Exchange, Peach Marketing Group, the South Haven Fruit Exchange, and the Watervliet Fruit Exchange. The aim of these cooperatives was to maximize their profits. Several folders contain the by-laws for that region's fruit cooperatives, as well as some year-end reports. ...
Dates: 1926 - 1966

Hooper family papers

 Collection
Identifier: c-00117
Scope and Contents

The Hooper family papers consist primarily of correspondence between members of the Hooper and Goodwin families living in Oakland and Lapeer Counties, Michigan. The letters discuss family news, agriculture, and the activities of various family members. The collection also includes poetry, recipes, tax receipts, a deed, expense accounts, and an agricultural diary.

Dates: 1861 - 1910

Irving Kirshman papers

 Record Group
Identifier: UA-10.3.69
Scope and Contents The papers of Irving "Happy" Kirshman consist of a scrapbook (1905-1914), programs from Michigan Agricultural College events (1912-1913), and miscellaneous memorabilia (1909-1911). The scrapbook contains a variety of items pertaining to farming activities and to student life at Michigan Agricultural College, including athletic schedules, post cards, photographs, programs, invitations, certificates, menus, greeting cards, posters, report cards, news clippings, college songs and tickets. The...
Dates: 1905 - 1914

J. M. York journal

 Collection
Identifier: c-00523
Scope and Contents

The collection consists of a journal that belonged to John M. York who owned a general store in Ionia County, Michigan. The journal dates mostly from 1899 to 1901 with a portion dating from 1922. Also within the journal are the recordings of 1913 auction sales by George Kelner. This journal may be connected with the ledger in another collection (c.00524); both were found in the home of Ludwig C. Winters by the donor.

Dates: 1899 - 1922; Majority of material found within 1899 - 1901

J. S. Preston papers

 Collection
Identifier: c-00370
Scope and Contents

This collection contains twenty small diaries of J. S. Preston describing farm life in Shelby Township, Macomb County, Michigan, 1875-1895. At the end of each volume are yearly farm and household expense accounts. The folders contain receipts and newspaper clippings found within the volumes.

Dates: 1875 - 1895

Jacob Gerrish papers

 Collection
Identifier: c-00273
Scope and Contents The Jacob Gerrish papers consist of diaries, deeds, correspondence, and receipts. Gerrish, who lived in New Buffalo, Berrien County, Michigan, kept five diaries during the years 1836-1850. He used the diaries to record his work as a carpenter and blacksmith, his dealings with lumber and land, daily expenses, religious and social activities, and weather conditions. The collection also contains a transcription of the diaries, made by E. S. Sherwood in 1916.In addition, the...
Dates: 1836 - 1867

James Hall account book

 Collection
Identifier: c-00101
Scope and Contents

This collection consists of the farm account book of James Hall, a resident of Bedford, Calhoun County, Michigan. He used it to record expenses, purchases, and work performed.

Dates: 1875 - 1908

James I. Rogers letter

 Collection
Identifier: c-00142
Scope and Contents

This collection consists of a letter from James I. Rogers, of Eaton County, Michigan to his brother and sister in Wyoming County, New York, giving a very detailed inventory of his farm and an account of his agricultural prospects. Rogers describes the schools, businesses, and professions in the new town of Eaton Rapids, and tells about the building of the early state capital in Lansing.

Dates: 1847

Jane Comstock letter

 Collection
Identifier: c-00416
Scope and Contents

This letter, written primarily by Jane Comstock and Charlotte Gladding of Eaton Rapids, Eaton County, Michigan, and addressed to Samuel Hickson of Painesville, Lake County, Ohio, is divided into notes to several members of his family. Topics include the Comstock's new farm, crops, Thomsonian medicine, and Charlotte's recent marriage.

Dates: 1845

Jethro O. Veatch collection

 Record Group
Identifier: UA-17.47
Scope and Contents

This collection consists of a 1953 published work by Veatch, soil survey maps, a reprint of a soil profiles paper, list of Ginseng growers (1905), and Michigan Ginseng Growers convention proceedings (1905). The book contains sections on physical divisions, types of soil, types of vegetation, land types, land use, and possibilities for agricultural production and includes a foldout Michigan Soil Association map. Many of the soil survey maps were produced by or with assistance of Veatch.

Dates: 1905 - 1953