Clarke Historical Library
Central Michigan University

Finding aid for
James H. Canfield Family Correspondence

Finding aid created by
Marian Matyn

Summary Information
Title: James H. Canfield Family Correspondence,
Creator: Canfield, James H.
Inclusive dates: 1840-1876, and undated
Extent: .25 cubic ft. (in 1 box)
Family correspondence between James, his sister, Mattie, his father, the Rev. Dr. Canfield, and other family and friends in Jackson and Saint Joseph, Michigan, about the land, religious situations, personal views, and family affairs.

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# 1401

Access Restrictions:

James H. Canfield Family Correspondence is open for research.


Copyright is unknown.

Preferred Citation:

James H. Canfield Family Correspondence, Folder # , Box #, Clarke Historical Library, Central Michigan University


Arrangement is chronological.



James Canfield was an attorney in Saint Joseph, Michigan. He was a member of the Reformed Church. James had a sister, Mattie, and their father was the Rev. Dr. Canfield. In 1870, James lived in Clear Lake, Iowa. By 1871, he lived in Jackson, Michigan. (This information is from the collection.)

Collection Scope and Content Note

The correspondence is between James; his sister, Mattie; his father, Rev. Dr. Canfield; and other family and friends. Topics covered include: James’ living quarters in Jackson and St. Joseph, the land, religious situations, and personal news and affairs.

Subject Terms

    • Canfield, James H.
    • Lawyers--Michigan.
    • Saint Joseph (Mich.)--History.
    • Saint Joseph (Mich.)--Biography.
    • Jackson (Mich.)--History.
    • Clear Lake (Iowa)--History.
    Contents List
       Container / Location    Title
    James H. Canfield Family Correspondence is open for research. [series]:
    Box   1 F   1
    James H. Canfield Correspondence, 1840, 1848, 1854
    Box   1 F   2
    James H. Canfield Correspondence, 1861-1869
    Box   1 F   3
    James H. Canfield Correspondence, 1870
    Box   1 F   4
    James H. Canfield Correspondence, 1871
    Box   1 F   5
    James H. Canfield Correspondence, 1872
    Box   1 F   6
    James H. Canfield Correspondence, 1873
    Box   1 F   7
    James H. Canfield Correspondence, 1874
    Box   1 F   8
    James H. Canfield Correspondence, 1876
    Box   1 F   9
    James H. Canfield Correspondence, organized by month and day, by month, day, no year
    Box   1 F   10
    James H. Canfield Correspondence, letter fragments, receipt, undated