Palmer Family Papers,   1853-1940
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Title: Palmer Family Papers,
Creator: Palmer Family
Inclusive dates: 1853-1940
Extent: 1 linear ft.
Charles Henry Palmer family of Pontiac, Michigan. Palmer was an investor in, and developer of, mines and railroads in the state's upper peninsula. He was regent of the University of Michigan, 1852-1859. Palmer and his wife Betsey had four children: Charles, Clarence, Virginia, and Philomela. The collection has been arranged by name of family member. The Charles Henry Palmer subgroup includes business correspondence relating to northern Michigan mining business affairs and other real estate and railroad investments; also copies of letters from Henry P. Tappan written while traveling in Europe. The Charles H. Palmer Jr. subgroup includes business papers and University of Michigan student notebooks, ca. 1863, on lectures of De Volson Wood and Andrew D. White. Other materials include photocopied diary, 1895-1896, of Elizabeth Palmer Bradfield, and astrological information on Palmer family members.

Call number: 8978 Aa 2
Language: The material is in English
Repository: Bentley Historical Library, University of Michigan
1150 Beal Ave.
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2113
Phone: 734-764-3482
Fax: 734-936-1333
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