Addie E. Milks Diary

Summary Information

Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections
Milks, Addie E., 1863-1940
Addie E. Milks diary
0.1 Cubic feet , 1 folder

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 excerpts from Addie E. Milks' diary detailing the history and genealogy of the Sloan and McCormick families, as well as early pioneer life in Michigan territory.

A majority of the excerpts pertain to Addie's mother, Ann McCormick Malone, and her dramatic experiences during the Revolutionary War as well as her family's subsequent move to Taymouth Township, near the Flint River, Michigan.

Also included in the excerpts are comments about relations with Native Americans in the area, bouts with childhood diseases like dysentery, and the role of religion in pioneer life.

The excerpts also contain Addie's reminiscences about Ann's gardening skills, a peaceful home, and the social activities of the family.

The transcriber of the diary excerpts include additions and corrections that are not part of Addie E. Milks' diary.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections July 1991

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

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 Millie McCormick, date unknown.

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Controlled Access Headings

Family Name(s)

  • McCormick family
  • Sloan family, (Addie E. Milks, 1863-1940)


  • Diaries
  • Genealogies (histories)

Geographic Name(s)

  • Michigan -- Social life and customs
  • Taymouth (Mich. : Township)
  • United States -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783

Personal Name(s)

  • Malone, Ann McCormick
  • McCormick, Millie


  • Frontier and pioneer life -- Michigan
  • Health
  • Indians of North America -- Michigan
  • Women -- Michigan

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Collection Inventory


Diary Excerpts 1922