Clarke Historical Library
Central Michigan University

Finding aid for
Bronson Family Papers

Finding aid created by
Marian Matyn

Summary Information
Title: Bronson Family Papers,
Creator: Bronson family.
Inclusive dates: 1791-1900, and undated
Extent: 1.5 cubic ft. (in 2 boxes)
The papers include personal and business papers of seven members of the Bronson and Brinckerhoff families.

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# 2554

Access Restrictions:

Bronson Family Papers are open for research.


Copyright is unknown.

Preferred Citation:

Bronson Family Papers, Folder # , Box #, Clarke Historical Library, Central Michigan University


Arrangement is alphabetical and then chronological.



See the Isaac, Arthur, and Frederic Bronson Papers, and the Troup Family and Brinckerhoff Family Finding Aids.

Collection Scope and Content Note

The collection includes personal papers and business papers of various members of the Isaac Bronson Family, including: Ann Bronson (1810-1840), Isaac’s daughter; Anna Eliza (Bailey) Bronson (dates unknown), Arthur’s wife; Anna (Olcott) Bronson (d.1850), Isaac’s wife; Charlotte (Brinckerhoff) Bronson (1818-1861), Frederic’s wife; Harriet Bronson (1798-1835), Isaac’s daughter; Laban Bronson (dates unknown); and Oliver Bronson (1799-?), Isaac’s son.

Also included are six volumes, letter books, and scrapbooks of Frederic Bronson (1850-1900), son of Frederic Bronson (1802-1868), while he lived at Verna Farms. The volumes deal with horse and stock breeding.

For additional information, see the Isaac, Arthur, and Frederic Bronson Papers, and the Troup and Brinckerhoff Family Papers.

Bronson Family Papers, 1760-1865, housed in other institutions are available on 30 positive reels of microfilm. (Micro Mss F-40).

Additional reels concerning Isaac, Arthur, and Frederic are noted in their finding aids.

Subject Terms

    • Bronson family.
    • Brinckerhoff family.
    • Bronson, Isaac, 1760-1838.
    • Bronson, Frederic, 1802-1868.
    • Real property--United States.
    • Livestock--Breeding--United States.
    • Horses--Breeding--United States.
    • United States--Economic conditions.
    • New York (State)--Genealogy.
    Contents List
       Container / Location    Title
    Bronson Family Papers are open for research. [series]:
    Box   1 F   1
    Family and Biographical Materials (from microfilm), undated
    Box   1 F   2
    Bronson, Ann, Statement of Her Estate, January 1841
    Box   1 F   3
    Bronson, Anna Eliza (Bailey), Papers, Correspondence from Nath. F. Moore; F. H. Hubbard, 1830-1847
    Box   1 F   4
    Bronson, Anna (Olcott), Papers, Correspondence from Rene Hopkins; E. Bind (3); Maria Bronson; Caty Bull; A. Sturgis; E. Loomis; Oliver Bronson (2); Arthur Bronson, 1791-1842, undated
    Box   1 F   5
    Bronson, Charlotte (Brinckerhoff), Letters, from Mrs. Frederic Bronson; J. L. Brinckerhoff; Robert Pell (14), 1838, undated
    Box   1 F   6
    Bronson, Charlotte (Brinckerhoff), Letters, from Robert L. Pell (6); Mrs. Pell?; Joanna Bronson, 1839
    Box   1 F   7
    Bronson, Charlotte (Brinckerhoff), "The Village Loss", undated
    Box   1 F   8
    Bronson, Harriet, Letters, from C. A. Howard (12); A. C. Ogden, 1824-1832, undated
    Box   1 F   9
    Bronson, Laban, Papers, undated
    Box   1 F   10
    Bronson, Oliver, Accounts, 1829, 1838
    Box   1 F   11
    Bronson, Oliver, Insurance Papers, 1847-1853
    Box   1 F   12
    Bronson, Oliver, Letters, from George Hayt (9); Isaac Bronson; American Land Company (8); R. S. Baldwin; William Mitchell; H. C. Van Schaack, 1815-1844
    Box   1 F   13
    Bronson Family, Accounts (Unidentified), 1810-1845, undated
    Box   1 F   14
    Bronson Family, Land Papers (Unidentified) from Illinois, Michigan, New York, Virginia, Wisconsin, 1829-1843, undated
    Box   1 F   15
    Bronson Family, Legal Papers (Unidentified), 1840, undated
    Box   1 F   16
    Bronson Family, Letters (Unidentified), 1840, undated
    Box   1 F   17
    Bronson Family, Newspaper Clippings, undated
    Box   1 F   18
    Bronson Family, Miscellaneous Papers (Unidentified), 1826-1843
    Box   1 F   19
    Bronson Family, Miscellaneous Papers, Printed Matter, 1835-1836
    Box   2 F   1
    Volumes, Bronson, Frederic, Verna Farm Letter Book 1, 1888-1893
    Box   2 F   2
    Volumes, Bronson, Frederic, Verna Farm Letter Book 2, 1879-1884
    Box   2 F   3
    Volumes, Bronson, Frederic, Verna Farm Letter Book 3, 1893-1895
    Box   2 F   4
    Volumes, Bronson, Frederic, Verna Farm Letter Book 4, 1883-1892
    Box   2 F   5
    Volumes, Bronson, Frederic, Scrapbook, Farm Topics (includes Newspaper Clippings), 1884-1899
    Box   2 F   6
    Volumes, Bronson, Frederic, Scrapbook, Miscellaneous Topics, 1881-1889