Agriculture -- Michigan
Found in 99 Collections and/or Records:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This collection consists of four diaries kept by John W. Stelzer, a farmer near Oak Grove, Livingston County, Michigan. The diaries, kept for the years 1873, 1882, 1883, 1891, record Stelzer's daily agricultural, lumbering, and business activities. The collection also includes an informal contract between the taxpayers of Cohactah Township, including Stelzer, to provide a school, and various bills and receipts.
This collection contains a farm account book (1841-1851) and bills and receipts (1840-1863) of Jonathon W. Austin, a resident of Lenawee County, Michigan. Also included are two letters (1851, 1854) to Austin, one of which discusses the hard times in Dundee, Monroe County, Michigan.