Austin and Foote Families Papers
c.00495

Summary Information

Repository
Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections
Creator
Austin family, (Hattie Foote Austin, 1859-1952)
Creator
Austin, Andrew V., 1844-1906
Creator
Foote family, (Hattie Foote Austin, 1859-1952)
Title
Austin and Foote families papers
ID
c.00495
Date [inclusive]
1842-1907
Extent
0.5 Cubic feet , 17 folders
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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Biographical Note

Henry K. and Minera H. Foote moved to Milford, Oakland County, Michigan, from Conesus, New York, in 1834.

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Scope and Contents note

These papers contain the records of the Austin and Foote families of Milford from 1842 to 1907.

An account book (1852-1866) and household accounts of the Foote family (1840-1878) are included as well as political tickets for Oakland County in the election of 1864. Materials on reunions of the Grand Army of the Republic and Women's Relief Corps (1890's) and articles of the Battle of Chickamauga are also included. The civil ware related materials have been scanned and put online at

http://civilwar.archives.msu.edu/collection/7-1C-25/austin/.

The majority of the materials are the correspondence, diaries, class notes and teaching certificates of Hattie Foote Austin, a Milford teacher. These materials deal with personal matters, travel, teaching problems in the 1880s and other subjects. Letters from her cousin George Hodge, describe student life at Eastern Michigan University in Ypsilanti, Michigan and University of Michigan, Ann Arbor in the 1880s. Business papers of her husband, Andrew V. Austin, mostly dealing with Detroit Telephone Company and Michigan State Telephone Company are included as well.

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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

  July 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 Florence Emeline Foote Porter, date unknown. Transferred by Michigan State University Museum.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Eastern Michigan University.
  • Grand Army of the Republic.
  • University of Michigan.
  • Woman’s Relief Corps (U.S.).

Family Name(s)

  • Foote family, (Hattie Foote Austin, 1859-1952)

Genre(s)

  • Account books
  • Letters (correspondence)
  • Postcards

Geographic Name(s)

  • Conesus (N.Y. : Town)
  • Michigan -- Politics and government
  • Milford (Mich.)
  • Oakland County (Mich.)
  • United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865

Personal Name(s)

  • Austin, Andrew V., 1844-1906
  • Austin, Hattie Foote, 1859-1952
  • Foote, Henry King, 1803-1863
  • Foote, Minera Henderson, 1804-1881
  • Hodge, George
  • Porter, Florence Emeline Foote

Subject(s)

  • Business -- Michigan
  • Chickamauga, Battle of, Ga., 1863
  • Education, Higher -- Michigan
  • Education, Primary -- Michigan
  • Education, Secondary -- Michigan

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Collection Inventory

Papers 

Scope and Contents note

Folder

Account Books and Accounts 1842-1878 

1

Hattie Foote-Austin - Correspondence 1875-1877 

2

Correspondence 

2

 1878-1879 

3

 1880-1881 

4

 1882 

5

 1883 

6

 1884-1886 

7

 May-October 1887 

8

Diary 

8

 September 1892 

9

 1892-1898 

10

 Circa 1892-1898 

11

Class Notes and Teaching Certificate 1878, Undated 

12

Detroit Telephone, Michigan State Telephone 1904, 1906-1907 

13

General Business 1868,1904, 1906 

14

Political Cards Undated 

15

Grand Army of the Republic Reunion Programs-Women's Relief Corps. Papers 

16

Political Tickets 1864 

17

Envelopes 

18

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Carte De Vistes 

Drawer
CDV

People, Foote. H.K. 

People. Foote, Mrs. 

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Stereocards 

Drawer
Stereocards

Michigan State University. Chemistry 

Michigan State University. Music. Bands 

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Postcards 

Drawer
Postcards

Greenhouses 

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