Michigan -- Social life and customs
Found in 34 Collections and/or Records:
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.
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).
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.
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).