Clarke Historical Library
Central Michigan University

Finding aid for
Oliver B. Lake Papers

Finding aid created by
Marian Matyn

Summary Information
Title: Oliver B. Lake Papers
Creator: Lake, Oliver B.
Inclusive dates: 1891, 1943, and Undated
Extent: .25 cubic foot (in 1 box)
Papers include his accounts, business and personal correspondence, and an essay on slavery.

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:

Oliver B. Lake Papers are open for research.


Copyright is unknown.

Preferred Citation:

Oliver B. Lake Papers, Folder # , Box #, Clarke Historical Library, Central Michigan University


Arrangement is alphabetically then chronologically.



Lake served as township clerk of Eaton Rapids, Michigan, in 1894. He was married to Mrs. Lake. (This information is from the collection.)

Collection Scope and Content Note

The collection includes his account books, 1938 and undated; a ledger, undated; transport mileage ration cards, 1943; materials concerning the administration of the estate of E. St. Johns, 1895; business and personal correspondence, 1891, 1918-1938; charges against a member of the Grange, 1886-1887; and an essay on slavery, undated.

Subject Terms

    • Lake, Oliver B.
    • Michigan State Grange.
    • Slavery--Michigan.
    • Eaton Rapids (Mich.)--History.
    • Eaton County (Mich.)--History.
    Contents List
       Container / Location    Title
    Oliver B. Lake Papers. [series]:
    Box   1 F   1
    Account books, 1938, undated
    Box   1 F   2
    Administration of E. St. Johns Estate, 1895
    Box   1 F   3
    Correspondence, Personal and Business, 1891, 1918-1938
    Box   1 F   4
    Essay on Slavery (18 p.), undated
    Box   1 F   5
    Ledger, undated
    Box   1 F   6
    Meeting of the Grange, Charges against Brother S. Bentley, 1886-1887
    Box   1 F   7
    Transport Mileage Ration Cards, 1943