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Marian Bugbee Patterson Collection

 Collection
Identifier: RH-A-3712
Abstract

This collection is composed of two diaries from Marian Bugbee, written in 1862 and 1863.

Dates: 1862-1863

Michael Shoemaker Collection

 Collection
Identifier: RH-A-3766
Scope and Contents In the diary, Shoemaker discusses the weather daily. He takes accounting notes of both of his farms, oil company, and real estate. Shoemaker recorded the letters he mailed and received in the diary, as well as the health and location of his family members and household members. Shoemaker records the conditions of his farms and home. He writes about the different vegetation grown, the conditions of the animals, and the amount of product produced. The writing for each date ranges from a few...
Dates: 1894

Mrs. Paul Noecker Collection

 Collection
Identifier: RH-A-1262
Scope and Contents This collection contains the letters of John C. Forbes, a Civil War veteran and native of Rome Township, Bradford County, PA. Forbes served successively with the 50th Regiment of Pennsylvania Volunteers and 15th New York Engineers from September 9, 1861 until his second discharge in June 1865. A veteran of both the Siege of Fort Pulaski and the Battle of Sharpsburg/Antietam, Forbes’ service mainly involved the construction of fortifications, earthworks, or infrastructure projects....
Dates: 1777-1881

Nathaniel Bacon Diary

 Collection
Identifier: RH-A-3767
Scope and Contents In the diary, Judge Bacon discusses various court cases and the mode of travel he uses to get to each of the cases. He discusses traveling with the Union Army and going to different forts during the Civil War. He also reviews the daily weather, and takes accounting notes for his farm. The writing for each date is between two and three statements, which are often written in fragments. The diary is helpful to see the different cases and duties of a Circuit Judge and to track different forts...
Dates: 1861

Orville Sternburgh Police Journals

 Collection
Identifier: RH-A-3375
Abstract

The collection is composed of four journals compiled by Detective Orville J. Sternburgh of the Kalamazoo Police Department from 1922 until 1929.

Dates: 1922-1929; Other: Date acquired: 11/30/2003

Patrice Racette Sundstrand Diaries

 Collection
Identifier: RH-A-3384
Abstract

The collection is composed of eleven diaries from 1935 to 1953 written by Patrice (Patsy) Racette Sundstrand (1924-2009) who lived in Paw Paw, Michigan.

Dates: 1935-1953

Pearl Prouty Howard Diary

 Item — Box: 1 of 1
Identifier: RH-A-4291
Scope and Contents This collection consists of one 1906 Excelsior Diary formerly belonging to Pearl Prouty Howard (1852-1925) who lived in Kalamazoo, Michigan.The diary primarily concerns the day to day activities of Pearl (Perley) Prouty Howard, and her family. She discusses the weather, her daily activities such as doing the washing, cooking, churning butter, and going to town. Pearl often describes the activities of her husband George who she refers to as Geo, her daughter Alice, and her son...
Dates: 1906

Philip M. Farnsworth Diaries

 Collection
Identifier: RH-A-3399
Scope and Contents The first diary runs from 1854 to 1858. It appears Philip along with being a farmer worked in the lumber industry as he notes a day to day schedule of what he did, how long he did it and how much he was paid. That part of the diary goes from 1854 to 1856. In 1857 and 1858, Farnsworth covers his daily activities.The second and third diaries cover the period September, 1870 to December 2, 1870 and December 2, 1870 to August, 1871. He notes in the second diary that it was purchased...
Dates: 1854-1871

Rena Bestervelt Henshaw Diary

 Collection
Identifier: RH-A-4083
Scope and Contents The diary was written by Rena Bestervelt Henshaw (1903-1988) who was married to John H. Henshaw (1902-1994.) They had three children: Fred, Linda and Margaret. They got married on November 26, 1926. John H. Henshaw worked as a draftsman from Brown Co. and was a carpenter once he retired in 1966. In 1955, Margaret Henshaw (1939-2014) was diagnosed with polio, which at the time was a devastating disease which had symptoms of paralysis and could be fatal. Margaret’s mother, Rena...
Dates: 1955

Reuben Bennett Diary

 Item — Box: 1 of 1
Identifier: RH-A-4287
Scope and Contents This collection contains a single diary covering the year 1912, formerly belonging to Reuben Bennett (1848-1919) in Albion, Michigan.The diary is called Miles’ Combination Diary of memorandum, and contains useful information including census numbers. Following the initial page detailing the diary’s publisher and information is an information page. While largely blank the writer’s name, R. Bennett, address, 705 North Division Street Albion, Michigan, and phone number, 182, are...
Dates: 1912

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Leonard, Eloyse, 1898-1997 1
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