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Michigan -- Social life and customs

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 34 Collections and/or Records:

Fay family papers

 Collection
Identifier: c-00115
Scope and Contents

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.

Dates: 1832 - 1875

Ferry family papers

 Collection
Identifier: c-00351
Scope and Contents

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.

Dates: undated

Frank D. Noggle papers

 Collection
Identifier: c-00066
Scope and Contents

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.

Dates: 1959

Frederick Bourns papers

 Collection
Identifier: c-00166
Scope and Contents

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.

Dates: 1856 - 1863

G. W. Peters account book

 Collection
Identifier: c-00369
Scope and Contents

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.

Dates: 1890 - 1891

George Nelson Smith papers

 Collection
Identifier: LG-17
Scope and Contents This collection consists of microfilm of journals (1840-1879) kept by George Nelson Smith while serving as a missionary among the Indians of southwestern Michigan. It also includes a few letters (1835-1849). The journals record his daily activities, his expenses and income, weather conditions, local social events, his sermons and other religious activities.(Michigan State University., Honhart, F. L., Jude, S. P., Howard, S. R., & Zito, A. (1976). A guide to the Michigan State...
Dates: 1835 - 1879; Majority of material found within 1840 - 1879

Grand Ledge publications

 Collection
Identifier: c-00456
Scope and Contents

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.

Dates: 1976, 1978

Hooper family papers

 Collection
Identifier: c-00117
Scope and Contents

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.

Dates: 1861 - 1910

J. S. Preston papers

 Collection
Identifier: c-00370
Scope and Contents

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.

Dates: 1875 - 1895

Jacob Gerrish papers

 Collection
Identifier: c-00273
Scope and Contents The Jacob Gerrish papers consist of diaries, deeds, correspondence, and receipts. Gerrish, who lived in New Buffalo, Berrien County, Michigan, kept five diaries during the years 1836-1850. He used the diaries to record his work as a carpenter and blacksmith, his dealings with lumber and land, daily expenses, religious and social activities, and weather conditions. The collection also contains a transcription of the diaries, made by E. S. Sherwood in 1916.In addition, the...
Dates: 1836 - 1867