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Michigan -- Social life and customs

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 34 Collections and/or Records:

Jane Comstock letter

 Collection
Identifier: c-00416
Scope and Contents

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.

Dates: 1845

Josiah Littlefield papers

 Collection
Identifier: c-00188
Scope and Contents The Josiah Littlefield papers contain a portion of Littlefield's unpublished autobiography, in which he describes his early life on a farm in Monroe County, Michigan (1850-1865), as well as biographical materials. The collection also contains four ledgers from Littlefield's mill, recording workers' hours and business transactions, property tax receipts, and a map showing Littlefield-owned land in Clare County, Michigan.One ledger may be from a lumber camp (Gilmore Camp 1893-1895)...
Dates: 1879 - 1958

Lansing Magazine publication

 Collection
Identifier: UA-28.11
Scope and Contents This collection consists of the January/February 1979 issue of Lansing Magazine. The magazine contains two articles on Ransom E. Olds -- "How Lansing lost and Regained Oldsmobile" and "The Incredible Saga of How R. E. Olds Got the Boot." Also included is an article on Michigan Agricultural College student unrest on the night of February 22, 1911. The magazine also offers an insight into the economic and social life of Lansing, Michigan in...
Dates: 1979

Lenawee County Horticultural Society records

 Collection
Identifier: c-00319
Scope and Contents

This collection contains two volumes (1886-1904, 1923-1926) containing the constitution and by-laws, the minutes of meetings, copies of papers read, membership lists, and financial reports. Also included are receipts and anniversary programs of the society and a ticket to the Lenawee County Fair (1877).

Dates: 1877 - 1959

Lillie S. Hallifax papers

 Collection
Identifier: c-00365
Scope and Contents This collection is made up of papers and diaries kept by Lillie Hallifax, a school teacher from Henrietta, Jackson County, Michigan. Seven small diaries describe Miss Hallifax's daily routine and events. The eighth contains recipes. One diary (1912) written by a farmer of Jackson County, Michigan, mentions daily events, livestock, cold weather, and the health of acquaintances. Among the papers are poems; a teacher's certificate from Jackson County, April 21, 1879; and a marriage certificate...
Dates: 1871 - 1913

Mariette C. Crittenden reminiscences

 Collection
Identifier: c-00163
Scope and Contents This collection consists of a typed copy of the reminiscences of Mariette C. Crittenden, written in 1907 when she was eighty-two years old. Her parents migrated from Vermont to Saline, Michigan, in 1831, when she was 6. After a rudimentary education, Mrs. Crittenden began teaching school at age 16. She married in 1851, and raised a large family. In the reminiscences, written as a letter to one of her daughters, Mrs. Crittenden describes her family's trip from Vermont by canal, steam boat,...
Dates: 1959

Mrs. Carl Wolff collection

 Collection
Identifier: c-00249
Scope and Contents

This collection contains five letters to Alexander Brown in Jackson County, Michigan, from relatives in New York. The letters discuss family news, agriculture prospects, and the possibility of moving to Michigan as Brown had done (1836). Also included is a diary kept by Belle Voorheis of Mungerville (now Burton), Michigan. Her entries record life in rural Michigan in 1872. The collection also contains a recipe for brewing beer.

Dates: 1836, 1872

Mrs. Edward C. Waldron collection

 Collection
Identifier: c-00191
Scope and Contents

This collection contains an advertising circular (1865) announcing the opening of a general surveying office in Detroit, Michigan. The proprietor, Francis L. Thomas, great-grandfather of the donor, did surveying work in the Saginaw Bay area (circa 1845-1880).

Also included is an invitation to a masquerade ball in Chesaning, Michigan (1874).

Dates: 1865 - 1874

Mrs. Francis McDonald reminiscence

 Collection
Identifier: c-00451
Scope and Contents This collection contains a brief, personal account of life in and around Lansing, Michigan, during World War I, the Great Depression, and World War II. Mrs. McDonald recounts her life as a child growing up in a rural community. She writes about life in general: the difficulty in finding a job, the hardships of the Depression, the relief offered by the New Deal, and a trip to the Chicago World's Fair of 1931. Throughout her writing, Mrs. McDonald shows how people were able to cope with the...
Dates: 1912 - 1979

Naomi Carrier Schopp papers

 Collection
Identifier: c-00116
Scope and Contents The papers of Naomi Carrier (Mrs. William) Schopp consist mainly of correspondence of Mrs. Schopp, of Eaton and Ingham Counties, Michigan, her mother, Mrs. Joseph J. (Ada) Taylor, of Eaton County, and other relatives and friends. Included are correspondence between Mrs. Taylor, her sister, Nettie, and their mother, Marilla Collins.Of interest are letters from Nettie (1893) describing the difficult birth of her child, from Ada (1914) discussing household tasks, and from M. A. Wilson...
Dates: 1891 - 1942