Kirkland Family Papers
c.00127

Summary Information

Repository
Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections
Creator
Kirkland family, (George Kirkland)
Title
Kirkland family papers
ID
c.00127
Date [inclusive]
1850-1914, Undated
Extent
0.1 Cubic feet , 6 folders, 1 volume
Language
English

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

The majority of the Kirkland family papers consist of letters between family members who migrated to the United States and relatives who remained in England. The American branch eventually settled in Livingston County, Michigan. Letters discuss family matters, prices, and English farming.

One letter (December 1, 1880) describes in detail a trip from Chicago to California by train. A letter dated November 4, 1898 discusses the outcome of the Spanish-American War, the acquisition of the Philippines, and the possibility of American blacks relocating there. A brochure for "Dr. Pierce's World Famed Family Medicines" is included in a letter dated December 7, 1893. A poem describing an ocean voyage (1901) and a postcard photograph (1908) are also included.

In addition, the collection contains a volume entitled "Genealogy of the George Kirkland Family of Iosco Township, Livingston County, Michigan," compiled by George Kirkland. This volume contains excerpts from letters in the collection as well as extensive family records and biographies.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections March 1965

Conrad Hall
888 Wilson Road, Room 101
East Lansing , MI, 48824
517-355-2330
archives@msu.edu

Revision Description

  March 2000

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. Robin Carr. Transferred by Michigan State University Museum. Gift of George Kirkland.

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Controlled Access Headings

Genre(s)

  • Genealogies (histories)
  • Letters (correspondence)

Geographic Name(s)

  • California -- Description and travel
  • Livingston County (Mich.)

Personal Name(s)

  • Kirkland, George

Subject(s)

  • Agriculture -- Great Britain
  • Frontier and pioneer life -- Michigan
  • Patents -- Medicine -- United States
  • Railroads -- United States
  • Spanish-American War, 1898

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Collection Inventory

Correspondence 

Folder

 1850,1869 

1

 1870-1879 

2

 1880-1890 

3

 undated 

4

 1900-1914 

5

 undated 

6
Folder

Volume 1: "Genealogy of the George Kirkland Family of Iosco Township Livingston County Michigan" 

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