Clarke Historical Library
Central Michigan University

Finding aid for

Finding aid created by
Marian Matyn

Summary Information
Title: Clarence B. Beardslee Family papers
Creator: Beardslee, Clarence B.
Inclusive dates: 1884-1951, and undated
Extent: .5 cubic foot (in 1 box)
Family papers include correspondence, account books, autograph albums, records of Dean Creek Threshing Company, state tax land deeds, and miscellaneous.

Call number: MSS.
Language: The material is in English
Repository: Clarke Historical Library, Central Michigan University
250 East Preston Street
Mount Pleasant, MI 48859
Phone: 989-774-3352
Fax: 989-774-2160

Access and Use
Acquisition Information:

Acc# 1030, 2303

Access Restrictions:

Clarence B. Beardslee Family papers are open for research.


Copyright is unknown.

Preferred Citation:

Clarence B. Beardslee Family papers, Folder # , Box #, Clarke Historical Library, Central Michigan University


Arrangement is alphabetical, and then chronological.



Clarence B. Beardslee was a farmer in Sheridan, Michigan. He married Lucy Luscombe of Greenville, Michigan, after 1896. In 1921, Clarence served as the secretary-treasurer for the Dean Creek Threshing Company of Sheridan. (This information is from the collection.)

Collection Scope and Content Note

The collection includes the correspondence between Clarence and Lucy before they married, 1890-1896, and later correspondence with friends and relatives. Also included are Autograph Albums, Clarence’s Account Books, and records of the Dean Creek Threshing Company. The deeds in the collection do not name a Beardslee as a seller or owner. Miscellaneous materials include a program for a Detroit Provisional Imperial Klanvocational, June 30-July 9, 1923, with handwritten notes on speakers and officers, and the words to a Klan song based on the melody of “Michigan, My Michigan,” on the inside back cover.

Subject Terms

    • Beardslee, Clarence B.
    • Beardslee, Lucy Luscombe.
    • Ku Klux Klan (1915-)--Michigan.
    • Dean Creek Threshing Company (Sheridan, Mich.)
    • Threshing--Michigan--History.
    • Farmers--Michigan--History.
    • Farmers--Michigan--Sheridan.
    • Farmers--Michigan--Montcalm County.
    • Farmers--Michigan--Greenville.
    • Greenville (Mich.)--History.
    • Greenville (Mich.)--Genealogy.
    • Sheridan (Mich.)--History.
    • Sheridan (Mich.)--Genealogy.
    • Montcalm County (Mich.)--History.
    • Montcalm County (Mich.)--Genealogy.
    Contents List
       Container / Location    Title
    Clarence B. Beardslee Family papers. [series]:
    Box   1 F   1
    Account Book (1 volume), 1901-1948
    Box   1 F   2
    Account Books (2 volumes), 1895, undated
    Box   1 F   3
    Correspondence, 1890-1893
    Box   1 F   4
    Correspondence, 1894-1896, 1906-1907, 1923, undated
    Box   1 F   5
    Dean Creek Threshing Company (Sheridan, Mich.), Account Book, 1921-1951; Meeting Minutes, 1921, 1921-1951; 1921
    Box   1 F   6
    Hager, Austin E., Autograph Album, 1884-1893
    Box   1 F   7
    Luscombe, Lucy, Autograph Album, 1888-1893
    Box   1 F   8
    Miscellaneous, 1906, 1923
    Box   1 F   9
    State Tax Land Deeds, 1877, 1883