Agriculture -- Michigan
Found in 99 Collections and/or Records:
This collection consists of the account book (1907-1925) of Joseph Foster of Ithaca, Michigan. Foster worked as a day laborer, but apparently rented or owned a farm as well. He used the book to record a variety of things: his earnings from day labor, contributions toward his pastor's salary, his savings bonds in local banks, and accounts from his own farm.
This collection contains selected issues of the Lansing State Journal: the Farmers' Week Magazine Section, 1937, 1939-1945, 1951; Mid-Century Edition, 1950; and Centennial Edition, 1955. Also included are copies of the August 14, 1945 announcing the surrender of the Japanese to the Allied Forces.
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.
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.
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.
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.