Elizabeth Cooper Matheson Diaries
c.00314

Summary Information

Repository
Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections
Creator
Matheson, Elizabeth Cooper
Title
Elizabeth Cooper Matheson diaries
ID
c.00314
Date [inclusive]
1861-1873
Extent
0.2 Cubic feet , 1 folder, 4 bound volumes in folder
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

This collection contains diaries of Elizabeth Cooper Matheson who moved with her family from Pleasantville, Pennsylvania, to Salem, Ohio in 1862, and to Riverside, Michigan in 1867.

The early entries include many observations on events of the Civil War. Matheson, a Quaker, also gives details of Quaker meetings and of the Temperance Society which she joined in 1862. In addition, she describes in detail the journey from Ohio to Michigan including the crossing of Lake Erie and Michigan.

The majority of Matheson's entries are about daily activities: washing, making butter, and house cleaning, and the day to day lives of siblings and parents.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections October 1966

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

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 Ray Edwards, 1962-09-05. Transferred by Michigan State University Museum.

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Controlled Access Headings

Genre(s)

  • Diaries
  • Photographs

Geographic Name(s)

  • Michigan -- Description and travel
  • Ohio -- Description and travel
  • United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865

Subject(s)

  • Frontier and pioneer life -- Michigan
  • Temperance -- Societies, etc.
  • Women

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Collection Inventory

Diaries 

Scope and Contents note

Folder

Diaries 

1

(volumes 1, 2, 3 and 5 are bound and labeled in folder. There is no bound and labeled volume 4. It is assumed that the tied pages within the folder constitute volume 4, but it is not certain.) 

1

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Photographs 

People. Matheson, Elizabeth Cooper 

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