Mary True Dooley Papers

Summary Information

Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections
Creator - Donor
Dooley, Mary True
Mary True Dooley papers
Date [inclusive]
1.8 Cubic feet

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

This collection consists of materials from several generations of Mary True Dooley’s family who were originally from Vermont and then moved westward to Michigan in the nineteenth century. Family members include her great, great-grandfather, Elisha Deming Andrews (1783-1852), a Congregationalist minister educated at Yale University, who lived in Vermont and then New York. He married Betsey Lathrop and they had six living children: Seth, Anne Amelia (great-grandmother), Joseph, Charles, Edmund and George. Elisha bought land in Michigan in the early 1800s and moved his family to Michigan in 1840. The family settled in Armada, a village in northern Macomb County. Elisha’s daughter, Anne, later married Eleazer W. True. Frank Lathrop True attended Michigan Agricultural College from 1907-1911 and received a B.S. in Agriculture. He farmed near Armada, Michigan.

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Scope and Contents note

The Mary True Dooley papers consist of materials relating to the Andrews and True families. The Andrews materials include correspondence to and from the Elisha Andrews family, deeds, tax materials, financial information, essays, and sermons written by Elisha. Some of the correspondence describes eighteenth century life in New York, the journey to Michigan, and early settler life in Michigan. There are also Anne Amelia Andrew's diary, letters, copied essays and the correspondence of her husband, Eleazer W. True.

Also included are deeds from Edward Lathrop, who was the brother of Elisha's wife. There also materials of Frank Lathrop True relating to his college days at Michigan Agricultural College (now Michigan State University) in the early 1900s. These relate to Alpha Zeta and Delphic Society and include a cadet promotion certificate, M.A.C. calendars, and materials for the Class of 1911 fiftieth reunion.

In addition is Mary True Dooley's dissertation, "The Andrews Bailiwick: A Geographic Study of Migration to and Settlement of Northern Macomb County, Michigan, 1810-1850," which refers to the family records, as well as describes her early family members.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections October 2006

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

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Legal Status note

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.

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Related Materials

Related Archival Materials

See also True family papers (c.00393)

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Alpha Zeta Fraternity. Kedzie Chapter (Michigan State University).
  • Michigan Agricultural College.
  • Michigan State University. Class of 1911.
  • Michigan State University. Delphic Society.

Family Name(s)

  • Andrews family, (Elisha Deming Andrews, 1783-1852)
  • True family, (Mary True Dooley)


  • Account books
  • Deeds
  • Diaries
  • Letters (correspondence)
  • Photographs

Geographic Name(s)

  • Lapeer County (Mich.)
  • Macomb County (Mich.)
  • New York (State)
  • Vermont

Personal Name(s)

  • Andrews, Anne Amelia, 1812-1898
  • Andrews, Betsey Lathrop, 1788-1859
  • Andrews, Elisha Deming, 1783-1852
  • Lathrop, Joseph
  • True, Eleazer W., 1806-1874
  • True, Frank Lathrop, 1857-1928


  • Frontier and pioneer life -- Michigan
  • Sermons, American

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Collection Inventory


Box Folder

Andrews Family Correspondence 1849-1850 

2074H 1

Andrews Family Correspondence 1851-1855 

2074H 2

Deed in Michigan 1850 

2074H 3

Deeds - Edward Lathrop - Lapeer County, Transcripts and Notes 1844, 1847, 1853, 2002, Undated 

2074H 4

Macomb County taxes - Andrews, Sketch map of properties 1844, 1851, 1854 - 1856, Undated 

2074H 5

Mr. and Mrs. Richardson to the Andrews Family Correspondence 1841 - 1844, 1846 - 1847, 1851 - 1853, 1855, 1874, Undated 

2074H 6

Elisha D. Andrews - Receipts and Accounts 1824 - 1854, Undated 

2074H 10

Deeds in Vermont 1815 - 1816, 1822 - 1826, Undated 

2074H 8

Material from Vermont Historical Society and Putney 1840, 1825, 1831, 1848, Undated 

2074H 9

Elisha D. Andrews - Deeds and Mortgages, New York State 1830 -1832, 1834, Undated 

2074H 7

Andrews Family Correspondence 

Box Folder


2075H 1


2075H 2


2075H 3


2075H 4


2075H 5


2075H 6


2075H 7


2075H 8


2075H 9

Transcripts 1804 - 1855, Undated 

2076H 7-10

Eleazer W. True Correspondence 

Box Folder


2075H 10


2075H 11


2076H 1


2076H 2


2076H 3


2076H 4

Transcripts 1829 - 1849, Undated 

2076H 5
Box Folder

Eleazer W. True re. Betsy Hulburt's land in S. Michigan (sister) 

2076H 6

Essays by Elisha D. Andrews with typescripts Undated 

2076H 11

Andrews' family account book 1832-1876 


Dance cards from MSU 


Elisha D. Andrews' clerical collar 


Frank L. True 

Box Folder

Alpha Zeta certificate Undated 

2079H 1

Alpha Zeta, Kedzie Chapter 1910, 1916, Undated 

2079H 2

Class of 1911 Fiftieth Reunion 1961 

2079H 3

"Days of 1911" Undated 

2079H 4

Delphic Society 1913 - 1914, 1920 

2079H 5

M.A.C. 1909 Calendars 1909 

2079H 6

M.A.C. Corps of Cadets Promotion to Sergeant Certificate 1909 

2079H 7
Box Folder

Anne Amelia Andrews' diary, letters and copied essays 1830, 1834 - 1847, Undated 

2079H 8

"The Andrews Bailiwick: A Geographic Study of Migration to and Settlement of Northern Macomb County, Michigan, 1810-1850, as perceived by selected Participants" by mary Marjorie True Dooley, Dissertation, MSU Department of Geology 1975 

2079H 9

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Box Folder

Elisha Deming Andrews and Betsey Lathrop Andrews Undated 

2079H 10

Betsey Lathrop Andrews 

2079H 11

Joseph Lathrop 

2079H 12

Frank L. True, 1911 Fiftieth Class Reunion 1961 

2079H 13

Frank L. True, Football Undated 

2079H 14

Frank L. True, People Celebrating M.A.C.'s win over Notre Dame Undated 

2079H 15

Frank L. True, Photo Album of life at M.A.C. 1908, 1910-1911, Undated 

2079H 16

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