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Agriculture -- Michigan

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 101 Collections and/or Records:

John W. Stelzer papers

 Collection
Identifier: c-00079
Scope and Contents

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.

Dates: 1871 - 1891

Jonathan W. Austin papers

 Collection
Identifier: c-00334
Scope and Contents

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.

Dates: 1840 - 1863

Joseph Foster account book

 Collection
Identifier: c-00070
Scope and Contents

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.

Dates: 1907 - 1925

Lansing State Journal collection

 Collection
Identifier: c-00676
Scope and Contents

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.

Dates: 1937, 1939-1945, 1950-1951, 1955

Liberty Hyde Bailey papers

 Record Group
Identifier: UA-10.3.1
Scope and Contents The papers of Liberty Hyde Bailey span the years 1855-1958. The majority of the materials were received from the Liberty Hyde Birthsite Bailey Museum in South Haven, Michigan. The collection contains correspondence, writings by Bailey, newspaper and magazine clippings and photographs. The collection also includes reproductions of botanical drawings. The correspondence includes three Christmas cards from Bailey to his wife; a collection of business letters; a letter from China in...
Dates: 1852 - 1958

Lickly family papers

 Collection
Identifier: c-00434
Scope and Contents The Lickly family papers contain Civil War letters (1862-1864) of William Lickly, James Lickly, and Albert Barber, to and from friends and relatives. They were members of the 18th Michigan Infantry Regiment. The letters contain articulate descriptions of military life and occasional commentary on the condition of "Negroes in the South." The post-war letters are concerned with Michigan farm life and religious activities. Note: A spelling change sometime between 1864 and 1866 added an "e" to...
Dates: 1862 - 1874

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 Doct 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