Chapin family (Niles, Mich.) papers: 1879-1937
Summary Information
Title: Chapin family (Niles, Mich.) papers
Creator: Chapin family.
Inclusive dates: 1879-1937
Extent: 1 linear foot
Extent: 4 oversize folders
Abstract:
Niles, Michigan business family involved in various business endeavors, including mining; business papers and plans.
Call number: 85112 Aa 2
Language: The material is in English
Repository: Bentley Historical Library
1150 Beal Ave.
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2113
Phone: 734-764-3482
Fax: 734-936-1333
e-mail: bentley.ref@umich.edu
Home Page: http://www.bentley.umich.edu/
Finding aid created by Michigan Historical Collections staff

Access and Use
Acquisition Information:

The collection was donated by the heirs of Charles A. Chapin (donor 6476) in 1980.

Access Restrictions:

The collection is open to research.

Copyright:

Copyright status is unknown. Patrons are responsible for determining the appropriate use or reuse of materials.

Preferred Citation:

[item], folder, box, Chapin family (Niles, Mich.) papers, Bentley Historical Library, University of Michigan


Biography

Henry A. Chapin of Niles, Michigan, and his son Charles A. Chapin of Chicago, Illinois, were owners of the Chapin Mine in Iron Mountain, Michigan, and partial owners of the Indiana and Michigan Electric Company.


Collection Scope and Content Note

This collection includes business papers of the family of Henry Austin Chapin of Niles, Michigan (1813-1898), his son, Charles Augustus Chapin, of Chicago, Illinois, (who died between 1913 and 1915), and the heirs of Charles Augustus Chapin.

The collection includes business papers relating to the family's operations, including leases, reports, and maps of Chapin Mining Company, operators of the Chapin Mine. There are also leases, correspondence and legal papers of Indiana and Michigan Electric Company relating to power dams at Buchanan and Berrien Springs, Michigan. Other portions of the papers include newsletters and related material of the American Manganese Producers Association; and papers relating to the Chapin Memorial (First) Presbyterian Church, Niles, Michigan.

Subject Terms

This collection is indexed under the following headings in the finding aid database and catalog of The Bentley Historical Library/University of Michigan. Researchers desiring additional information about related topics should search the catalog using these headings.


  • Berrien Springs (Mich.)
  • Buchanan (Mich.)
  • Electric industries.
  • Iron mines and mining -- Michigan -- Iron Mountain.
  • Iron Mountain (Mich.)
  • Manganese.
  • Niles (Mich.)
  • American Manganese Producers Association.
  • Chapin, Charles A. (Charles Augustus)
  • Chapin, Henry A. (Henry Austin), 1813-1898.
  • Chopin family.
  • Chapin Mine (Iron Mountain, Mich.)
  • First Presbyterian Church (Niles, Mich.)
  • Indiana and Michigan Electric Company.
  • Menominee Mining Company.
  • Presbyterian Church -- Michigan -- Niles.
Contents List
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Container / Location Title
 
American Manganese Producers Association, newsletters and related material [series]
Box   1  
1929 (2 folders)
Box   1  
1930 (2 folders)
Box   1  
1931 (2 folders)
Box   1  
1932
 
Chapin Memorial (First) Presbyterian Church, Niles, Michigan [series]
Box   1  
Papers 1915
 
Chapin Mining Company, papers [series]
Box   1  
Undated
Box   1  
1889
Box   1  
1895
Box   1  
1896
Box   1  
1901
Box   1  
1915
Box   1  
1920
Box   1  
1922
Box   1  
1924
Box   1  
1925
Box   1  
1932
Box   1  
1934
Box   1  
1937
Box   1  
Report, by J. R. Finlay 1921 and Report, by E. G. Kingsford, undated 1921, undated
Box   1  
History of Chapin Mine 1923 (typescript of newspaper article)
Box   1  
Report, by M. C. Lake 1927
 
Indiana & Michigan Electric Company [series]

(papers relating to power dams at Berrien Springs and Buchanan, Michigan)

Box   1  
Undated
Box   1  
1891
Box   1  
1894
Box   1  
1897
Box   1  
1899
Box   1  
1900
Box   1  
1901
Box   1  
1902
Box   1  
1903
Box   1  
1904
Box   1  
1905
Box   1  
1906
Box   1  
1907
Box   1  
1909
Box   1  
1913
Box   1  
1915
Box   1  
1919
Box   1  
1920
 
Menominee Mining Company [series]
Box   1  
Papers 1879, 1886
 
Chapin, Hamilton, and Ludington Mines, Oliver Mining Company [series]
 
Plans of underground workings
Oversize Folder   1  
1908-1910
Oversize Folder   2  
1911-1913, 1920
Oversize Folder   3  
1922-1924
Oversize Folder   4  
1925
Oversize Folder   4  
1931 (with annotations showing 1931 activity) 1931
Oversize Folder   4  
Longitudinal sections 1931