June Brutus Mage letter: 1890 November 23
Summary Information
Title: June Brutus Mage letter
Creator: Mage, June Brutus
Inclusive dates: 1890 November 23
Extent: 1 items
Letter dated November 23, 1890, written by J. B. Mage, a student at the University of Michigan, to William Joseph Fischer. Letter describes a confrontation between students and the national guard that Mage witnessed. A student was killed during the confrontation.
Call number: 2017030 Aa 1
Language: The material is in English
Repository: Bentley Historical Library
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Finding aid created by Olga Virakhovskaya, July 2017.

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Acquisition Information:

Donated by Kurt Fischer (donor no. 11745) in July 2017.

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Preferred Citation:

June Brutus Mage letter, Bentley Historical Library, University of Michigan.


June Brutus Mage was a student at the University of Michigan Department of Law in 1890-1891. In November 1890, he witnessed a campus confrontation between students and the national guard in which a student was killed.

Mage described the confrontation in a letter to William Joseph Fischer, an insurance agent in Detroit, Omaha and St. Louis.

Collection Scope and Content Note

Mage's letter to Fischer.

Subject Terms

This collection is indexed under the following headings in the finding aid database and catalog of The Bentley Historical Library/University of Michigan. Researchers desiring additional information about related topics should search the catalog using these headings.

  • Riots -- Michigan -- Ann Arbor.
  • University of Michigan -- Students -- 1881-1890.
  • University of Michigan -- Students -- Death -- 1881-1890.
  • Mage, June Brutus.
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November 23, 1890 letter [series]