Norris Family Papers 1815-1960

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Norris Family Papers, 1815-1960

Norris Family Papers 1815-1960

Norris family of Ypsilanti and Grand Rapids, Michigan. Papers of Mark Norris, Ypsilanti businessman and postmaster; papers of his wife, Roccena Vaill Norris, local teacher and woman's rights advocate; papers of their son, Lyman, attorney and regent of the University of Michigan, 1883-1884; papers of Lyman's son, Mark Norris, Grand Rapids attorney and Grand Master of the Knights Templar in the United States; papers of Lyman's daughter Maria Norris, Grand Rapids physician; papers of Mark's son, Abbott Norris; and related papers of other family members, notably the Whittelsey family of Connecticut.

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Abbott, James

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Mapes, Carl E. (Carl Edgar), 1874-1939

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Rogers, Charles O., 1818-1869

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Norris, Mark, 1796-1862.

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Born in Peacham,Vt., 1796; moved to Michigan,1820; was a merchant till 1827; moved to Ypsilanti, 1828; began wool & cloth businees; was Postmaster' for several years; was prominent in religious & intellectual activities; very hospitable; died in Ypailanti, Mar. 1862. (from Hist. of Washtenaw County, Mich., p. 1222) (blue index cards) From the description of Mark Norris papers, 1817-1875. (Detroit Public Library). WorldCat record id: 424502203 ...

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Taft, J. (Jonathan), 1820-1903

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Knapp, George

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Epithet: of the Custom House, Cork British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000695.0x000376 ...

Knapp, Andrew B.

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Conant, Shubael, b. 1783

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Kirkland, Caroline M. (Caroline Matilda), 1801-1864

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American miscellaneous writer. From the description of Papers : of Caroline M. Kirkland, 1840-1934 (bulk 1840-1848) [manuscript]. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647812208 Caroline M. Kirkland was a writer and an editor of the Union magazine of literature, 1847-1848, and of Sartain's magazine of literature and art, 1849-1851. From the description of Caroline M. Kirkland letters to Mr. C.S. Francis, ca. 1847-1851. (Pennsylvania State University Libra...

Whittelsey family.

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Norris, Abbott.

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Norris, Roccena Vaill, 1797-1876.

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Ferguson, Homer, 1888-1982

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Republican U.S. Senator from Michigan, U.S. Ambassador to the Philippines, and judge on the U.S. Court of Military Appeals. From the description of Homer Ferguson papers, 1939-1976. (University of Michigan). WorldCat record id: 34419354 Senator, judge. From the description of Reminiscences of Homer Ferguson : oral history, 1969. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 122565301 Ferguson (1888-1982) graduated from the University...

Norvell, John, 1789-1850

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Attorney, journalist, Detroit postmaster, U.S. Senator (1837-1841). Born in Danville, Ky., Dec. 21, 1789. Editor of paper in Hagerstown, Md.; studied law; admitted to the bar, 1814; private in War of 1812; edited paper in Philadelphia, 1816-1832; moved to Mich. Territory; Postmaster of Detroit April 11, 1831-June 18, 1836; elected to U. S. Senate, 1637-1841; State Senate, 1841; State House of Representatives, 1842; U. S. District Attorney of Michigan, 1846-49. He died in...

Crary, Isaac Edwin, 1804-1854

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Delegate from the Michigan Territory to Congress. From the description of Isaac Edwin Crary papers, 1836-1837 and 1915. (University of Michigan). WorldCat record id: 34418367 ...

Biddle, John, 1792-1859.

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