Emerson R. Boyles papers 1879-1911 and 1931-1960


Emerson R. Boyles papers 1879-1911 and 1931-1960

Charlotte, Michigan, attorney, legal advisor to Governors Frank Fitzgerald and Luren Dickinson and justice of the Michigan Supreme Court. Correspondence, newspaper clippings and other materials on Michigan politics, the Republican Party, and his association with Governor Dickinson; scrapbook, 1885-1889, compiled by Fred A. Pennington; account book, 1904-1905; day book, 1941; log book, 1942, of Beaver Island cabin; and miscellaneous notebooks and photograph albums.

6 linear feet and 1 oversize folder



SNAC Resource ID: 6389672

Bentley Historical Library

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