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1Title:  Greene papers, 1805-1876 Requires cookie*
 Accession:  00.1424 
 Creator:  Greene Family 
 Abstract:  John Greene was the first member of the Greene family in America, arriving in Boston, Massachusetts from Salisbury, England in 1636. The family later moved to Providence, Rhode Island. The collection is primarily comprised of personal letters among family members beginning in 1813, but there are a1so a land deed from 1805 and theatre programs from 1876. 
 Subjects:  Greene Family | Correspondence 
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2Title:  Folsom papers, 1866-1907 (bulk 1905) Requires cookie*
 Accession:  00.1404 
 Creator:  Folsom, Elizabeth 
 Abstract:  These papers are predominantly correspondence from family members to Elizabeth Folsom, wife of Dr. Norton Folsom who served as an army surgeon and as resident physician at Massachusetts General Hospital 1869-1876. Included in the collection are business letters from a firm of attorneys, numerous cancelled checks, and miscellaneous notes from Mrs. Folsom's years of widowhood. 
 Subjects:  Folsom, Elizabeth | Folsom, Norton | Correspondence 
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3Title:  Robins papers, 1844-1852 Requires cookie*
 Accession:  00.1428 
 Creator:  Robins Family 
 Abstract:  The Robins Papers consist of business related and personal correspondence between friends and relatives of James B. Robins of Wilcox County, Alabama. Some of the letters discuss the death of James' brother and financial settlements of the estate with nephews Josiah and Samuel Robins. Of particular interest 1s a letter dealing with the sale of black slaves valued at twenty thousand dollars. 
 Subjects:  Robins Family | Slavery | Correspondence 
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4Title:  Shaw papers, 1862-1887 Requires cookie*
 Accession:  00.1429 
 Creator:  Acenith, Shaw 
 Abstract:  The Shaw Papers consist primarily of letters written to Acenith Shaw in Moreville and York, Washtenaw County, Michigan. Acenith was a school girl of about fourteen in 1864. Many of the letters to her are from school friends and cousins who also lived in Michigan. The girls wrote of family activities, school, planned visits, and current interests. Some of the letters describe their arrangements for teaching school, and in time, marriages and children. 
 Subjects:  Shaw, Acenith | Michigan | Correspondence 
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5Title:  Edgar L. Bryant vs. Clara Ford Estate records, 1901-1949 Requires cookie*
 Accession:  513 
 Creator:  Ford Motor Company. Archives. 
 Abstract:  Records are comprised of files withdrawn from the Ford Motor Company Archives for use in the Edgar Leroy Bryant suit, 1952 to 1955, against the Clara Ford Estate. Consists of personal correspondence of Bryant and other members of the family, financial records, tractor and Valley Farm records, and deeds, maps, diagrams, etc. pertaining to Ford and Bryant property. 
 Subjects:  Bryant, Edgar LeRoy | Ford, Clara Bryant, 1866-1950. | Bryant family. | Fair Lane (Dearborn, Mich.) | Ford Farms. | Claims. | Property. | Correspondence. | Financial records. 
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6Title:  Chesnut papers, 1760-1822 Requires cookie*
 Accession:  00.1402 
 Creator:  Lemon, Horace H. 
 Abstract:  John Chesnut was a colonel in the Revolutionary War who resided in Camden, South Carolina. Mr. Chesnut became the owner of the Mulberry Plantation just outside Camden and the property was passed down to one of his sons, James, a United States Senator before the Civil War. Included in the collection are records of business transactions, bills and receipts, and legal documents, such as wills and land indentures. 
 Subjects:  Chesnut, John, 1743-1818 | Camden (S.C.) | Correspondence 
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7Title:  Horace Lemon papers, 1865-1881 Requires cookie*
 Accession:  00.1425 
 Creator:  Lemon, Horace H. 
 Abstract:  Horace H. Lemon was a resident of Cambridgeport, Massachusetts in the 1860s apparently as a school boy, when he was addressed as Master Lemon. The col1ection contains many (undated) notes and letters from school acquaintances. Later letters reflect the maturing interests of Mr. Lemon. 
 Subjects:  Lemon, Horace H. | Students | Cambridgeport (Mass.) | Correspondence 
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8Title:  Luther Lomis papers, 1787 Requires cookie*
 Accession:  61.162.2 
 Creator:  Lomis, Luther 
 Abstract:  The Luther Lomis papers are a collection of business related correspondence written in 1787. Lomis was apparently a merchant in Suffield, Connecticut who dealt in commodities such as nails, tobacco and foods. Financial transactions reflect a barter economy as well as personal matters. 
 Subjects:  Lomis, Luther | Suffield (Conn.) | Correspondence 
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9Title:  McCullough papers, 1804-1841 Requires cookie*
 Accession:  28.945 
 Creator:  McCullough, William 
 Abstract:  Col. William McCullough made his home in Asbury, New Jersey. He was probably a lawyer, but appears to have had other business interests as well. Included in this collection are fifty pieces of correspondence from family members and several business acquaintances, receipts and a ledger sheet for household supplies. 
 Subjects:  McCullough, William | Asbury (N.J.) | Correspondence 
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10Title:  Robert Emery papers, 1795-1852 Requires cookie*
 Accession:  28.992.1 
 Creator:  Emery, Robert 
 Abstract:  Robert Emery (1773-1841) of Springfield, Massachusetts attended Harvard for a time, and became a ship captain at age twenty, sailing from the ports of Salem, Boston and Newburyport, Mass. The collection consists primarily of correspondence among family members and several property deeds dating from 1816 to 1843. 
 Subjects:  Emery, Robert, 1773-1841 | Springfield (Mass.) | Correspondence | Deeds 
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11Title:  Spicer papers, 1833-1872 Requires cookie*
 Accession:  00.1403 
 Creator:  Spicer Family 
 Abstract:  The Spicer papers are predominantly family letters from members in towns in Minnesota. One letter of interest mentions an impending cataract operation in 1810, others relate to land transactions and opportunities. A calendar of most of the letters is at the beginning of the folder with short notes on their contents. 
 Subjects:  Spicer Family | Medical care | Eye--Surgery | Minnesota | Correspondence 
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12Title:  Wright brothers collection, 1867-2006 (bulk 1903-1956) Requires cookie*
 Accession:  1623 
 Creator:  Benson Ford Research Center. 
 Abstract:  The Wright Brothers collection is comprised of published material, photographs, and some correspondence, primarily from the period following the first Wright brother's flight on December 17, 1903. 
 Subjects:  Ford, Henry, 1863-1947. | Wright, Wilbur, 1867-1912 | Wright, Orville, 1871-1948 | Wright family | Wright Aeronautical Corporation. | Henry Ford (Organization). Greenfield Village. | Aeronautics--United States--History. | Airplanes--Design and construction | Gliders (Aeronautics) | Clippings. | Correspondence. | Photographs. | Scrapbooks 
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13Title:  Carr Family papers, 1857-1922 Requires cookie*
 Accession:  00.694.30.1 
 Creator:  Carr Family 
 Abstract:  The Carr family were the last owners of the Sudbury, Massachusetts dwelling known as Plympton House, which is now located in Greenfield Village. This collection consists of correspondence between family members, letters from friends and a great many acquaintances of Charlotte Maria Carr. 
 Subjects:  Carr Family | Carr, Charlotte Maria, 1842- | Sudbury (Mass.) | Correspondence 
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14Title:  Gardner Family papers, 1882, 1892 Requires cookie*
 Accession:  00.1392 
 Creator:  Gardner Family 
 Abstract:  The Gardner family lived in the Dearborn area and some members of the family were acquainted with Henry Ford. The Gardner family home was moved to Greenfield Village in 1929. In the collection are the marriage certificate of James Gardner and Jane Flaherty, 29 Nov 1882, and a letter of thanks to the church choir on the occasion of the death of James. 
 Subjects:  Gardner Family | Gardner, James | Flaherty, Jane | Correspondence | Marriage certificates 
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15Title:  L. D. Haggerty and Son records, 1903, 1907, and undated Requires cookie*
 Accession:  00.4.7425 
 Creator:  L. D. Haggerty and Son Company 
 Abstract:  The L. D. Haggerty & Son Company was a brick manufacturing company begun at Michigan Avenue and Miller Road, Dearborn, Michigan in 1896. In 1936, the Haggerty powerhouse in Greenfield Village was patterned after the original brick yard facility and Henry Ford duplicated the Haggerty press, making bricks for Greenfield Village buildings in 1937-1938. 
 Subjects:  L. D. Haggerty and Son Company | Brick trade | Dearborn (Mich.) | Correspondence 
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16Title:  Leavenworth papers, 1850-1907 Requires cookie*
 Accession:  30.209.35 
 Creator:  Leavenworth, F.P. [Frederick Peabody] 
 Abstract:  Captain F.P. Leavenworth was a resident of Petersburg, Virginia. Capt. Leavenworth was the son of the Rev. A.J. Leavenworth, President of [Leavenworth] Female College, Petersburg, Virginia. Related collection outside The Henry Ford: Frederick Peabody Leavenworth Papers, #3663, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. 
 Subjects:  Leavenworth, Frederick Peabody, b. 1833. | Petersburg (Va.) | Correspondence | Clippings 
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17Title:  Henry Haga papers, 1951-1988 Requires cookie*
 Accession:  1735 
 Creator:  Haga, Henry G., 1931-1988. 
 Abstract:  Henry Haga was Chief Designer for General Motors Chevrolet Studio during the muscle car era of the 1960s and Director of Design for Opel during the 1970s. This collection includes articles, periodicals, correspondence and drawings which provide detail about Haga and his design career. 
 Subjects:  Haga, Henry G., 1931-1988. | Automobiles--Design and construction. | Articles | Correspondence | Design drawings 
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18Title:  Robertson papers, 1860-1865 Requires cookie*
 Accession:  00.1427 
 Creator:  Robertson Family 
 Abstract:  The Robertson papers are the lettera of Isaac and John Robertson to family members in Ohio. They were sent from various military camps of the Union Army during the Civil War and describe some of the battles in which the brothers participated. Included in the collection is a letter informing Mrs. Robertson that the effects of John, deceased, had been shipped from the hospital in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Another letter accompanied pension forms from the Ohio Military Claim office. Of particular interest are the patriotic motifs on some of the stationery. 
 Subjects:  Robertson Family | Robertson, Isaac | Robertson, John | Civil War, U. S., 1861-1865 | Correspondence 
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19Title:  William Holmes McGuffey collection, 1836-1894 Requires cookie*
 Accession:  00.1406 
 Creator:  Benson Ford Research Center. 
 Abstract:  William H. McGuffey was an educator, minister, author and college president best known for creating the McGuffey Reader textbooks. The collection contains correspondence, lectures and photographs of McGuffey and his family. 
 Subjects:  McGuffey, William Holmes, 1800-1873 | McGuffey, Alexander H. (Alexander Hamilton), 1816-1896 | McGuffey family | Correspondence | Photographs 
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20Title:  Ford Motor Company Advertising and Sales Promotion Records, 1953-1964 Requires cookie*
 Accession:  2009.1.1949 
 Creator:  Ford Motor Company 
 Abstract:  Collection consisting of Ford Motor Company advertising and sales records related to the 1964 vehicle model year. Extent: 0.3 cubic ft. (1 box). The collection is open for research. 
 Subjects:  Ford Motor Company | Advertising | Automobile dealers | Automobile industry and trade | Automobiles--Marketing | Correspondence | Reports | Specifications 
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