Clarke Historical Library
Central Michigan University

Finding aid for
Sylvester Dinius Papers

Finding aid created by
Marian Matyn

Summary Information
Title: Sylvester Dinius Papers,
Creator: Dinius, Sylvester.
Inclusive dates: 1823-1910, and undated
Extent: .5 cubic feet (in 1 box)
The papers include family and business correspondence, financial and legal papers related to logs and the lumber business.

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:

No Acc#

Access Restrictions:

Sylvester Dinius Papers are open for research.


Copyright is unknown.

Preferred Citation:

Sylvester Dinius Papers, Folder # , Box #, Clarke Historical Library, Central Michigan University


Arrangement is alphabetical and chronological.



Sylvester Dinius (dates unknown) was a dealer in logs and lumber in Ashton and Leroy, Michigan, and Fort Wayne, Indiana. He served in the 47th Indiana Volunteer Infantry, Company E during the Civil War.

Collection Scope and Content Note

The papers include business and family correspondence, financial and legal papers related to his logs and lumber business interests, biographical materials, and miscellaneous.

Subject Terms

    • United States. Army. Indian Infantry Regiment, 47th, Company E.
    • Lumber trade--History--Michigan.
    • Lumber trade--History--Michigan--Osceola County.
    • Lumber trade--History--Michigan--Ashton.
    • Lumber trade--History--Michigan--LeRoy.
    • Fort Wayne (Ind.)
    • Osceola County (Mich.)--History.
    • LeRoy (Osceola County, Mich. : Township)
    Contents List
       Container / Location    Title
    Sylvester Dinius Papers. [series]:
    Box   1 F   1
    Biographical Information, 1823-1894, undated
    Box   1 F   2
    Correspondence (folder 1 of 3), 1880-1910, undated
    Box   1 F   3
    Correspondence (folder 2 of 3), 1880-1910, undated
    Box   1 F   4
    Correspondence (folder 3 of 3), 1880-1910, undated
    Box   1 F   5
    Envelopes, 1896-1910, undated
    Box   1 F   6
    Ephemera (Cards, Advertising), 1899, 1909, undated
    Box   1 F   7
    Lumber, Financial (Receipts, Canceled Checks), 1875, 1895-1908, undated
    Box   1 F   8
    Lumber, Freight and Expense Books (24 volumes), 1888, 1895-1907, undated
    Box   1 F   9
    Lumber, Log Scales and Business Card, undated
    Box   1 F   10
    Lumber, Legal Documents (Contracts and Swem vs. Dinius records), 1895-1898
    Box   1 F   11
    Lumber, Sales Book of Bill Jones, 1879-1880
    Box   1 F   12
    Lumber, Shipping Records, 1894-1896
    Box   1 F   13
    Pension, 1889-1904, undated