Samuel H. Abbott Papers

Summary Information

Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections
Abbott, Samuel H., 1853-1903
Samuel H. Abbott papers
Date [inclusive]
0.1 Cubic feet , 3 folders

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 correspondence addressed primarily to Samuel H. Abbott of Cedar Dale, Sanilac County, Michigan, from members of his family. The letters include a remedy for small pox, references to the draft and techniques of dodging it during the Civil War, concern over sale prices of farm products, especially wheat, and one letter concerning the great fires of October 1871 and the damage done by them in Sanilac County and in Ontario, Canada.

Also included is a diary belonging to Samuel Abbott, covering the period from September 1876 to December 1877. It contains a detailed description of his trip to the Centennial Exhibition at Washington, D.C., notes on the sights there and in Philadelphia and New York, and notes on his subsequent farming activities in Cedar Dale ,Sanilac County, Michigan.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections April 1967

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

Revision Description

  April 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 George T. Abbott, 1959-09-17, Transferred by Michigan State University Museum.

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Controlled Access Headings


  • Diaries
  • Letters (correspondence)

Geographic Name(s)

  • Cedar Dale (Mich.)
  • New York (N.Y.)
  • Ontario
  • Philadelphia (Pa.)
  • Sanilac County (Mich.)
  • United States -- Centennial celebrations, etc.
  • United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865
  • Washington (D.C.)

Personal Name(s)

  • Abbott, George T.


  • Agricultural prices
  • Agriculture -- Michigan
  • Traditional medicine

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Collection Inventory


Papers 1853-1903