Clarke Historical Library
Central Michigan University

Finding aid for
Cecilia E. Garrett Papers

Finding aid created by
KYle Garver, Marian Matyn

Summary Information
Title: Cecilia E. Garrett Papers,
Creator: Garrett, Cecilia E.
Inclusive dates: 1845-1926 (scattered), and undated
Extent: .25 cubic ft. (in 1 box)
The collection contains, biographical materials, mortgage, personal correspondence, and poetry.

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:

Cecilia E. Garrett Papers are open for research.


Copyright is unknown.

Preferred Citation:

Cecilia E. Garrett Papers, Folder # , Box #, Clarke Historical Library, Central Michigan University


The collection is organized alphabetically and chronologically.



Cecilia E. Vincent was born in June 1836 in Michigan. She was probably related to John and Emeline P. Vincent from New York (State). By 1857 Cecilia married Milton W. Garrett, who was born in October 1832 in New York (State). The Garretts and Vincents were neighbors in 1870 in Redford Township (Wayne County, Michigan). The Garrets lived in Redford for the rest of the lives.

Cecilia and Milton had a son, William J. Garrett, who was born in 1858 or 1859. In 1910 William was married to Anna S. Garrett. By 1920, Anna was either dead or had divorced William.

Milton was a carpenter. He died in 1913. Cecilia then lived with William. She was alive in 1920.

Edgar E. Vincent (1851), Cecilia’s brother lived with the Garretts from 1900 through 1910. He died before 1914. (This information is from the collection).

Collection Scope and Content Note

The collection consists mainly of poetry Cecilia wrote and collected correspondence she received from family and friends. Biographical materials include copies of census records documenting her life and a mortgage.

Subject Terms

    • Garrett, Cecilia E.
    • Garrett, Milton W.
    • Poetry--Women authors.
    • Women--Poetry.
    • Redford (Wayne, County, Mich. : Township)--Genealogy.
    • Redford (Wayne, County, Mich. : Township)--Biography.
    • Wayne, County, Mich.--Genealogy.
    • Wayne, County, Mich.--Biography.
    Contents List
       Container / Location    Title
    Cecilia E. Garrett Papers. [series]:
    Box   1 F   1
    Biographical Materials (copies), 1870- 1920 (scattered)
    Box   1 F   2
    Mortgage, 1912
    Box   1 F   3
    Personal Correspondence, (to and from friends and relatives in New England), 1853- 64, 1893-94, 1904-27
    Box   1 F   4
    Poetry, 1845, 1850, 1855, 1868- 70, 1878, 1885, 1907, 1924-26
    Box   1 F   5
    Poerty, undated