Eaton-Shirley family papers  1790-1939 (bulk 1850-1906)
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Title: Eaton-Shirley family papers
Creator: Eaton family and Shirley family
Inclusive dates: 1790-1939
Bulk dates: 1850-1906
Extent: 1,903 items (5 linear feet)
Abstract:
The Eaton-Shirley family papers consist of personal diaries, correspondence, military papers, legal and business documents, printed materials, and photographs. A primary figure in the collection, John Eaton, Jr., was Civil War Superintendent of the Freedmen and later Commissioner of Education under Grant. The papers also contains substantial material from other Eaton family members, including military papers and correspondence of his brother, Lucien B. Eaton, and papers of the Shirley family (the family of John Eaton, Jr.’s wife, Alice E. Shirley).

Language: The material is in English
Repository: William L. Clements Library, University of Michigan
909 S. University Ave.
The University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1190
Phone: 734-764-2347
Web Site: www.clements.umich.edu