Michigan -- Social life and customs
Found in 33 Collections and/or Records:
This collection consists of correspondence between members of the Fay family living in Middletown and Westfield, Connecticut, and in Genesee County, Michigan. The letters discuss agricultural and economic prospects, religious concerns, family matters, and social activities.
Typed excerpts (1823-1831) from the letters from William Montague Ferry and his wife Amanda, Protestant missionaries on Mackinac Island, Michigan, to family members in New England, especially those in Ashfield, Massachusetts. Of particular interest are descriptions of the Indians and references to opposition from the Roman Catholic Church. Also included are brief genealogies of the Ferry, Montague, Henry, Hastings, White, and Harwood families.
This collection consists of a mimeographed copy of a history of Galien, Berrien County, Michigan, compiled by Frank D. Noggle. The history describes early industries, education, railroading, land use and development in the period 1828-1879. It also includes biographical sketches of some early settlers. In addition, Noggle discusses the local Pottawatomi Indians, who reluctantly gave up their land rights in 1833 and were finally expelled from the area in 1838.
The Frederick Bourns papers contain several certificates recording the elections of trustees for the First Presbyterian Society of Vassar, Michigan, of which Bourns was an elder. Also included are eligibility lists for Civil War military service, submitted to Bourns by various townships in Tuscola County, Michigan.
This collection contains a grocery store account book of G. W. Peters of Milford, Oakland County, Michigan. Included in the account book is a diary of the period May 20-July 16, 1891.
The collection contains two publications dealing with the history of Grand Ledge, Michigan. Grand Ledge Remembered is a picture portfolio of the city's early history from 1862 to the 1920s. The Nature of Grand Ledge explains and illustrates the geographical and horticultural make-up of Grand Ledge.
The Hooper family papers consist primarily of correspondence between members of the Hooper and Goodwin families living in Oakland and Lapeer Counties, Michigan. The letters discuss family news, agriculture, and the activities of various family members. The collection also includes poetry, recipes, tax receipts, a deed, expense accounts, and an agricultural diary.
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 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.