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Agriculture -- Michigan

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 101 Collections and/or Records:

Parmalee family collection

 Collection
Identifier: c-00529
Scope and Content

The collection consists of a ledger of farm records which contains a register of students from Michigan State University who visited the farm with their class in the years 1922-1928 and some memoirs which are not dated. Also included are numerous newspaper and magazine articles which describe Parmalee and his farm.

Dates: 1900 - 1930

Paul J. Rood papers

 Record Group
Identifier: UA-17.454
Scope and Contents

This collection consists of a copy of a report by Paul J. Rood, entitled "An Analysis of Land Use and Soil Fertility Factors in Michigan by Counties." The report contains primarily statistical information. Also included is a photograph of Rood.

Dates: circa 1937, undated

Pierpont Smith papers

 Collection
Identifier: c-00096
Scope and Contents

This collection consists of letters from friends in Dexter, encouraging him to move back. They discuss agricultural prospects, politics, and local gossip. Also included are some family correspondence and rough genealogy for the Smith family.

Dates: 1829 - 1842

Powell family papers

 Collection
Identifier: c-00059
Scope and Contents The papers include the last will and testament (1826) of John Powell; and nine letters (1803-1846) and their typed transcriptions relating to John Leavitt Powell and his family, giving information about agricultural conditions in New York and Michigan. There is also a farm account book (1846-1887) containing a family record, and several receipts (1842-1843) of Joseph Priestley Powell, son of John L. Powell, who operated a farm in the township of Ronald, Ionia County, Michigan. Also included...
Dates: 1803 - 1970; Majority of material found within 1803 - 1887

Rawson Smith family papers

 Collection
Identifier: c-00072
Scope and Contents The Smith family papers consist mostly of Alfred Smith's letters to his parents while he was in the Army, and correspondence exchanged by family members in Michigan and New York in the years following the war. The collection also includes various documents including insurance policies, deeds, mortgages, and a lottery advertisement (1868).Subjects of particular interest from Alfred's correspondence include conditions in the Union hospital at Albany, New York (July 12, 1862);...
Dates: 1850 - 1892

Robert R. Smith papers

 Collection
Identifier: 00127
Scope and Contents The bulk of the collection deals with Smith's activities as a sheep breeder for the five years, 1886-1891. Included are: 1) correspondence of inquiry; 2) advertising of his flock; and 3) relations with several agricultural and sheep breeding associations. Also included are Smith's activities in education and religion, i.e. speeches, school and church supply catalogers and the 1889 State of Michigan guidelines for training teachers during the summer. The collection also contains an 1891...
Dates: 1880 - 1916

Rosevelt family papers

 Collection
Identifier: c-00307
Scope and Contents This collection contains business and personal correspondence, various bulletins, papers, and advertisements of the Rosevelt family.Most of the business papers involve John V. Rosevelt, a dealer in agricultural machinery, and Charles Rosevelt, a farmer, both of Keeler (Van Buren County), Michigan. The personal correspondence in the collection involves several individuals: Elizabeth Hirkham, Emma Varnovery, and Allie, possibly Charles' wife.Additionally, the collection...
Dates: 1850 - 1953

Samuel H. Abbott papers

 Collection
Identifier: c-00308
Scope and Contents This collection contains correspondence addressed primarily to Samuel H. Abbott of Cedar Dale, Sanilac County, Michigan, from members of his family. The letters include a remedy for small pox, references to the draft and techniques of dodging it during the Civil War, concern over sale prices of farm products, especially wheat, and one letter concerning the great fires of October 1871 and the damage done by them in Sanilac County and in Ontario, Canada.Also included is a diary...
Dates: 1853 - 1903

Sarah Van Hoosen Jones papers

 Record Group
Identifier: UA-1.1.3
Scope and Contents The Sarah Van Hoosen Jones papers document her academic, agricultural, and civic accomplishments, and her interest in local Rochester history, but offer a very incomplete record of her activities as a farmer and a member of the State Board of Agriculture, and the Association of Governing Boards of State Universities and Allied Institutions. In her master's thesis and scientific articles, she discusses theories of dairy farm management and animal genetics, but there is almost no information...
Dates: 1852 - 1972

Smith family papers

 Collection
Identifier: 00074
Scope and Contents This collection consists of the business and farm records of George Anson Smith, his brother (Legrand J. Smith), and his sons (Fred, Azariel, and Frank R.), of Somerset, Hillsdale County, Michigan. George A. Smith owned several farms and with his brother operated two general stores and a grain exchange, which were later taken over by his sons. In 1856 he purchased the Gamble farm near Somerset and later purchased several other farms near it. In 1858 he and his brother built the brick store...
Dates: 1853 - 1927