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Agriculture -- Michigan

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 95 Collections and/or Records:

Lillie Lauretta Gragg collection

 Collection
Identifier: c-00710
Content Description

The Lillie Lauretta Gragg collection contains a pdf of photocopy of the reminiscences of Lillie Lauretta Shaw Gragg. She describes in her childhood and adult life. Also included is a transcription of the reminscences. The reminiscences are available in both digital and phyiscal forms. The reminiscences appeared in the Sunfield Sentinel from 2018-2019.

Dates: 1978, circa 2018

Manly Miles papers

 Collection
Identifier: UA-17.449
Scope and Contents The four letters were written by Manly Miles to his brother, Isaac. Three dated 1848 were written while he was at Western Reserve College, and the fourth, dated 1850, while he attended Rush Medical College. Typewritten copies are included for each. Letters dated 1848 provide descriptions of Western Reserve College and various professors. There are references to fellow Michigan students C. Bartlett, I. T. Hinman, H. A. Goodale, and Doc Kenny, and to family matters and members including an...
Dates: 1848 - 1888

Manuel McCormick diary

 Collection
Identifier: c-00489
Scope and Contents

The collection includes the diary of Manuel McCormick of Lenawee County, Michigan. The entries describe his experiences, troop movements, and battles through the southern United States, particularly Tennessee, while a soldier during the American Civil War, from January 1863 through July 1864.

Dates: 1836 - 1886

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

Mattoon family papers

 Collection
Identifier: 00019
Scope and Contents This collection consists of letters, diaries and financial notebooks of various members of the Mattoon family. Most of the early letters (1835-1859) were collected by Charlotte B. Sweet Lindley, who was related to Nancy Agnes Amy Lindley Mattoon by marriage. Much of Mrs. Lindley's family lived in New York, and most of the early letters relate to this state. There are scattered letters from Michigan in the earlier years, and a large number of letters from Shiawassee, Clinton, and Alcona...
Dates: 1727 - 1977

Melvin Smith collection

 Collection
Identifier: c-00410
Scope and Contents

This collection consists of a copy of a recording, made in the summer of 1951, of Melvin Smith recounting early farming in Lapeer County, Michigan. Of interest is the account of the use of oxen.

Dates: 1951

Michigan Bean Company records

 Collection
Identifier: 00110
Scope and Contents of the Records Efforts covering a sixty-year span to improve farm markets through the pooling of farm commodities, the organization of growers and shippers, promotional marketing and advertising, and bean research are documented in letters, newspaper clippings, articles and legal documents in the collection. In these records are correspondence, memoranda and articles on state and federal agricultural subsidy programs and restrictions. There also is the Wickes Corporation merger, documented through notes,...
Dates: 1906 - 1980

Michigan State Agricultural Society collection

 Collection
Identifier: c-00304
Scope and Contents

This collection contains an inventory of farm machinery exhibited at the First and Second Annual Fairs of the Michigan State Agricultural Society in Detroit in 1849 and Ann Arbor in 1850. Also included is a membership card for Stephen Eldred dated 1854.

Dates: 1849, 1850, 1854

Michigan State Grange records

 Collection
Identifier: 00187
Scope and Contents The records of the Michigan State Grange are held by the MSU Archives and the Bentley Historical Library in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The MSU Archives holds the Grange records from the following counties: Allegan, Barry, Benzie, Berrien, Branch, Calhoun, Cass, Clare, Clinton, Eaton, Grand Traverse, Gratiot, Ingham, Ionia, Isabella, Kalamazoo, Kalkaska, Kent, Leelanau, Manistee, Mason, Mecosta, Montcalm, Muskegon, Newaygo, Oceana, Osceola, Otsego, Ottawa, Shiawassee, St. Joseph, Van Buren,...
Dates: 1873 - 2009

Michigan Sugar Company records

 Collection
Identifier: c-00137
Scope and Contents

The Michigan Sugar Company records consist of two bound volumes. The first contains the constitution and by-laws of the company and the minutes of the stockholders' and Board of directors' meetings (1897-1903). The second volume contains newspaper clippings (1897-1902) pertaining to the development of the sugar beet industry in the United States.

Dates: 1892 - 1903