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    • Conrad Thornquist papers

    • Conrad Thornquist was a Michigan native who attended the University of Michigan as an undergraduate and attended Harvard Law School in the Class of 1931. His papers include handwritten and bound class notes from his Harvard Law School coursework...
    • Limited Editions Club records

    • Collection includes correspondence between George Macy and book designers, illustrators, printers, editors and authors. The collection also includes first-day cover for a stamp in commemoration of the Festival of Britain 1851-1951, designed and...
    • Nathan Sargent from John M. Clayton, August 2, 1843

    • Sargent, Nathan, 1794-1875; Clayton, John M. (John Middleton), 1796-1856; Clay, Henry, 1777-1852; Tyler, John, 1790-1862; Sergeant, John, 1779-1852; Whig Party (U.S.); United States--Politics and government--19th century; United States--Officials...
    • Letter expressing Clayton's doubts that some Whigs will not vote in the upcoming election. He also discusses his choice for Vice President, and party disenchantment over Virginia and Massachusetts's plurality of national offices.
    • Jim Harrison papers

    • The Jim Harrison collection documents the life and work of Michigan-born writer Jim Harrison. Harrison has published books in several genres throughout his career, including poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and children’s literature; he also worked...
    • James W. Ochs WWII collection

    • Jim Ochs was born in Charlevoix, Michigan in 1922. He received his draft notice in late 1942 and received training as a photographer. His division went to France in the fall of 1944, and was in action around Metz, in the Bulge counterattack, and...
    • John W. Markle to his wife

    • Dix, John Ross, 1800?-1865; Nashville, Battle of, Nashville, Tenn., 1864; Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865; Broadsides; Magnus, Charles
    • Letter from John W. Markle written on Charles Magnus broadside ballad of "Nobody Hurt" (Old Abe) by John Ross Dix with images of Columbia holding a pen, the Constitution and a shield; the face of Abraham Lincoln framed by a star and array of U.S....
    • Margaret Willey papers

    • Margaret Willey is a Michigan-based writer of novels for young adults. She published her first novel, The Bigger Book of Lydia, in 1983. The Margaret Willey papers consist of the manuscript and galley proofs of Willey’s 1983 novel, The Bigger...
    • Nathan Sargent from John Crafts (J.C.) Wright, January 16, 1841

    • Sargent, Nathan, 1794-1875; Wright, John C. (John Crafts), 1783-1861; Harrison, William Henry, 1773-1841; Clay, Henry, 1777-1852; Webster, Daniel, 1782-1852; Whig Party (U.S.); United States--Politics and government--19th century; United...
    • Letter discussing the formation of President-elect William Henry Harrison's cabinet. Wright also shows early support for civil service reform.
    • Nathan Sargent papers

    • Nathan Sargent was active in politics at the time of the Know Nothings (1854-1857). He served as sergeant at arms of the House of Representatives during Lincoln's term in Congress. Correspondence of a Whig political appointee, 1832-1874. Among the...
    • Nathan Sargent from Millard Fillmore, March 21, 1855

    • Sargent, Nathan, 1794-1875; Fillmore, Millard, 1800-1874; Webster, Daniel, 1782-1852; Clayton, John M. (John Middleton), 1796-1856; Whig Party (U.S.); United States--Politics and government--19th century; United States--Officials and employees;...
    • Letter detailing Fillmore's denouncement a letter sent without his approval by Daniel Webster, and his attempt to discover how the error occurred.
    • John Bennitt Civil War Diary, volume 2

    • Bennitt, John; United States. Army. Michigan Infantry Regiment, 19th (1862-1865); Surgeons; Diaries; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Medical care; United States. Army. Corps, 20th; Sherman, William T. (William Tecumseh), 1820-1891;...
    • This diary is the second of three kept by physician John Bennitt of Centreville, Michigan describing his experience as a Civil War surgeon for the 19th Michigan Infantry Regiment. The second volume (Feb. 9, 1864-Jan. 13, 1865) continues the account...
    • Arnold Ott papers

    • The Arnold Ott collection documents the life and work of Michigan-born chemist and entrepreneur Arnold Ott from 1940-2008. He worked at Dow Chemical Company and the Upjohn Company where he authored 55 domestic and foreign patents before starting...


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