Mrs. Robert E. Onweller Collection

Summary Information

Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections
Onweller, Robert E., Mrs.
Mrs. Robert E. Onweller collection
Date [inclusive]
0.33 Cubic feet , 9 folders and 6 volumes

Preferred Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: "Item title, Collection title, Collection Identifier, Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections, East Lansing, Michigan."

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Scope and Contents note

This collection contains miscellaneous and unrelated materials found in a Hudson, Michigan drugstore when the donor's husband bought it. They include a ledger (1866-1878) of S.S. Johnson and Company, a furniture factory; a small ledger (1875) containing medicinal recipes belonging to Marvin M. Maxon, druggist and former owner of the store; a personal diary (January-May 1877) of Mrs. Laura O'Conor of Seneca Falls, New York; a ledger and cash book (1879-1887) of the Eaton Brothers Company, Hudson furniture dealers; a notebook containing minutes of meetings (1882-1883) of the Utica Gun Club, Utica, Michigan, and household accounts; a ledger (1887-1893) kept by Percy Kelley, recording wheat shipments with H.A. Chapman and Company; a journal (1916-1917) containing a records of charges of a local telephone company; and some correspondence, drawings, and notes.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections

Conrad Hall
888 Wilson Road, Room 101
East Lansing , MI, 48824

Revision Description

  February 2002

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Legal Status

Copyright: Michigan State University. Property Rights: Michigan State University.

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to publish material from this collection must be obtained from University Archives & Historical Collections, Michigan State University.

Custodial History

Gift of Mrs. Robert E. Onweller, 1962-07-06.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Eaton Brothers (Firm).
  • S.S. Johnson and Company (Hudson, Mich.).
  • Utica Gun Club (Mich.).


  • Diaries
  • Ledgers (account books)
  • Letters (correspondence)

Geographic Name(s)

  • Michigan

Personal Name(s)

  • Kelly, Percy S.
  • Maxson, M. M.
  • O'Conor, Laura
  • Onweller, Robert E., Mrs.


  • Drugstores
  • Furniture industry and trade

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Collection Inventory


Scope and Contents note

Box Folder

Certificate of Baptism - Laura Fisher Coppin August 6, 1865 

1 1

Receipts and Accounts 1874, 1888 

1 2

Prescriptions and Accounts 1875 

1 3

Minutes of the Utica Gun Club and Household Accounts 1882-1883, 1905-1911 

1 4

Insurance Applications 1890s, 1930 

1 5

Correspondence 1914, 1924 

1 6

Drawings - Fred Barkway undated 

1 7

Notes undated 

1 8

Newspaper Clippings undated 

1 9

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vol. 1: Ledger - S.S. Johnson and Company 1866-1878 


vol. 2: Diary - Mrs. Laura O'Conor January - May 1877 


vol. 3: Ledger - Sid Eaton, Hudson, Michigan 1879-1881 


vol. 4: Cash Book - R.J. Eaton 1884-1887 


vol. 5: Ledger - Percy Kelley 1887-1893 


vol. 6: Journal - Telephone Charges September 1916 - March 1917 


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