Papers, 1792-1899.


Navarre, Francis, 1763 Oct. 12-1826 Sept. 1. Papers, 1792-1899.

Papers, 1792-1899.

Correspondence in two volumes and two folders, 1792-1899. Included are: personal correspondence with relatives about his social life and friends in Michigan Territory; official correspondence as judge of Wayne County, Mich.; and business correspondence about land transactions, deliveries of provisions, and petitions to the Legislative Council of Michigan Territory. Most of the correspondence is in French with some abstracts translated into English inserted into the volumes. There is a list of correspondents in Vol. 1. Notable Michigan correspondents include: Peter Audrain, John Francis Hamtramck, Alexander Macomb, Fr. Gabriel Richard, Arthur St. Clair, and William Woodbridge. Materials dated after Navarre's death include: a petition about the borders of Lenawee and Washtenaw Counties, 1829; political broadsides, 1844, 1856, 1899; a deed, 1836; a letter about new roads, 1838; and a 1861 letter about the removal of remains of Kentuckians who died in the Battle of the River Raisin, 1813.

2 v., 2 folders.

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