Hardy Family Papers
c.00428

Summary Information

Repository
Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections
Creator
Hardy family, (Hannah Wall Hardy)
Title
Hardy family papers
ID
c.00428
Date [inclusive]
1867-1943
Extent
0.25 Cubic feet , 3 folders, 4 volumes in box
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 consists of the papers of C. H. Hardy and his descendants. C. H. Hardy, of Tipton, Michigan, owned a celery farm and had a shipping business in poultry, pork, and calves. His papers (1867-1910) contain receipts, shipping records, invoices, account books, business advertisements, and a stock certificate.

Charles O. Hardy, of Adrian, Michigan, attended Brown's Business University in Adrian, graduating in 1905. His papers consist of a copy of his college yearbook, "The Brown Budget", and an enrollment document.

Laurence D. Hardy, son of Charles O. and Irene E. Hardy, attended Michigan State College, graduating in 1942. he and a fellow student, Charles T. Foo, sought employment in China in 1942 though the Chinese Embassy in Washington, D.C. The collection includes their joint application and resume containing photographs and biographical information. Charles Foo's family was the first Chinese family to settle in St. Johns, Michigan. His father, a physician, was a native of China; his mother was born in Harrisville, Michigan and raised in Detroit.

The collection also contains a handwritten book of recipes.

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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
517-355-2330
archives@msu.edu

Revision Description

  June 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 Laurence Hardy, 1970-09-21.

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Controlled Access Headings

Genre(s)

  • Cookbooks

Geographic Name(s)

  • Saint Johns (Mich.)
  • Tipton (Mich.)

Personal Name(s)

  • Foo, Charles T.
  • Hardy, C. H.
  • Hardy, Charles O.
  • Hardy, Laurence D.
  • Hardy, Laurence D.

Subject(s)

  • Celery
  • Shipment of goods

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Collection Inventory

Correspondence 

Scope and Contents note

Folder

C.H. Hardy. Business Records 1893-1910 

1

Charles O. Hardy. Papers 1903-1905 

2

Laurence D. Hardy. Papers 1942-1943 

3

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Volumes 

Volume

No. 1: Account book 1867-1868 

1

No. 2: Account book 1889-1893 

2

No. 3: Account book 1894-1899 

3

No. 4: Recipe book n.d. 

4

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