Clarke Historical Library
Central Michigan University

Finding aid for
Parkhill Family Papers

Finding aid created by
Marian Matyn

Summary Information
Title: Parkhill Family Papers,
Creator: Parkhill Family.
Inclusive dates: 1875-1979, and undated
Extent: 1 cubic feet (in 2 boxes)
Abstract:
The papers consist mostly of Louise Parkhill MacGillivray's family correspondence, and family diaries, a journal of vacations at Lake Superior, legal papers, examples of necrophotography, and other materials. Also included is a scrapbook about the affair of King Edward VIII and Wallis Simpson, 1936.

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
Email: clarke@cmich.edu
Website: http://clarke.cmich.edu


Access and Use
Acquisition Information:

no Acc#, MS#Pp-03

Access Restrictions:

Parkhill Family Papers are open for research.

Copyright:

Unknown.

Preferred Citation:

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


Arrangement

Arrangement is alphabetical and then chronological.


History

Biography:

Eleanor (Shults) Parkhill was born in New Bremen, New York, on November 24, 1862, the daughter of Rev. and Mrs. James Shults. Rev. Shults was a Lutheran minister. In 1885, Eleanor married Burt L. Parkhill and they moved to Mount Pleasant, Michigan. Together, they had four children: Vera Parkhill Kleckner (1886-1948); George Burt Parkhill (1890-1967); Miriam Parkhill Affeldt (1896-1967); and Louise Parkhill MacGillivray (1900- ). Louise graduated from Central State Normal School, now Central Michigan University (CMU) in 1918. (This information is from the collection, and George Burt Parkhill’s death date was found using the Social Security Death Index [SSDI].)


Collection Scope and Content Note

The collection consists mostly of family correspondence to and from Louise, concerning family news and social or business matters, 1879-1979 and undated; diaries of Louise and other relatives, 1875-1960 (scattered); a journal of vacations at Lake Superior, 1971-1974; legal papers; genealogical materials; photographs, some of which document dead relatives in their coffins (necrophotography); and miscellaneous.

Subject Terms

    Subjects:
    • Central Michigan University--Alumni and alumnae.
    • Gorham Brothers Company (Mount Pleasant, Mich.)
    • Mount Pleasant Improvement Company (Mount Pleasant, Mich.)
    • Parkhill family.
    • Schultz family.
    • Affeldt, Mirriam Parkhill.
    • Kleckner, Vera Parkhill.
    • MacGillvray, Louise Parkhill.
    • MacGillvray, Shirley D.
    • Parkhill, Burt L.
    • Parkhill, Eleanor Shultz.
    • Parkhill, George Burt.
    • Shults, Lavinia Bellinger.
    • Windsor, Edward, Duke of,--1894-1972.
    • Windsor, Wallis Warfield, Duchess of,--1896-1986.
    • Mount Pleasant (Mich.)--History.
    • Mount Pleasant (Mich.)--Social life and customs.
    Contents List
       Container / Location    Title
     
    Parkhill Family Papers [series]:
    Box   1 F   1
    Genealogical Materials (Certificates), 1882-1975
    Box   1 F   2
    Genealogical Materials (Wedding Announcements, Funeral Cards), 1920-1975
    Box   1 F   3
    Correspondence, 1879-1889
    Box   1 F   4
    Correspondence, 1890-1899
    Box   1 F   5
    Correspondence, 1900-1918
    Box   1 F   6
    Correspondence, 1919-1920
    Box   1 F   7
    Correspondence, 1921-1923
    Box   1 F   8
    Correspondence, 1924-1925
    Box   1 F   9
    Correspondence, 1926-1927
    Box   1 F   10
    Correspondence, 1928-1929
    Box   1 F   11
    Correspondence, 1930-1931
    Box   1 F   12
    Correspondence, 1932
    Box   1 F   13
    Correspondence, 1933
    Box   1 F   14
    Correspondence, 1934-1936
    Box   1 F   15
    Correspondence, 1937-1938
    Box   1 F   16
    Correspondence, 1939-1945
    Box   1 F   17
    Correspondence, 1946-1949
    Box   1 F   18
    Correspondence, 1951-1953
    Box   1 F   19
    Correspondence, 1954-1956
    Box   1 F   20
    Correspondence, 1957-1959
    Box   1 F   21
    Correspondence, 1960-1961
    Box   1 F   22
    Correspondence, 1962-1964
    Box   1 F   23
    Correspondence, 1966-1969
    Box   1 F   24
    Correspondence, 1972-1975
    Box   1 F   25
    Correspondence, 1976-1979
    Box   1 F   26
    Correspondence, undated
    Box   1 F   27
    Diary, Shirley MacGillivray (partial), 1920
    Box   1 F   28
    Diary, Lavinia Bellinger Shults, 1875
    Box   1 F   29
    Diary, Eleanor Shults Parkhill, 1957
    Box   1 F   30
    Diaries, Louise Parkhill MacGillivray, 1914-1917, 1920
    Box   1 F   31
    Diaries, Louise Parkhill MacGillivray, 1924-1928, 1960
    Box   1 F   32
    Lake Superior Journal, Robert MacGillivray, 1971-1974
    Box   1 F   33
    Memorial Book, Robert MacGillivray, 1975
    Box   1 F   34
    Miscellaneous, 1894-1924, and undated
    Box   1 F   35
    Newspaper Clippings (Copies), 1890s-1975
    Box   2 F   1
    Photograph, Burt L. Parkhill (Wedding Day), 1885
    Box   2 F   2
    Photograph, Eleanor S. Parkhill (Wedding Day), 1885
    Box   2 F   3
    Photograph Album, undated
    Box   2 F   4
    Photographs, General, undated
    Box   2 F   5
    Photographs, Necrophotography, undated
    Box   2 F   6
    Photographs, Negatives, undated
    Box   2 F   7
    Receipts, Mount Pleasant Improvement Co; Transport Truck Co., 1892-1894; 1920
    Box   2 F   8
    Scrapbook of the King Edward VIII and Wallis Simpson Affair, 1936, in Burt L. Parkhill Letterbook, 1894, 1894, 1936
    Box   2 F   9
    Parkhill Family Bible (With Family Records and Photographs), 1885