Macomb family papers: 1806-1892 (bulk 1813-1821)
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Civil War Activities [series]

Of special note in the Civil War Activities series is an 1861 diary in which Withington records events of his P.O.W. internment, as well as a "Remembrance as P.O.W." which was written later. Other materials in this series include correspondence, of which only a few are penned by Withington; expense journals kept by Withington, both military and personal; photographs; and papers regarding Withington's extensive post-war activities with the Grand Army of the Republic and Civil War memorials.

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Diary 1861
 
Correspondence
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1861
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1862
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1863
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1864
 
Expense Journals
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Military 1861
 
Personal
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1860-1861

(Includes drafts of speeches/articles)

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1863
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Remembrance as P.O.W. July 1861-January 1862
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Miscellanea 1861-1863
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Photographs

Group portrait of Withington and others taken prisoner at the first battle of Bull Run; photograph by Mathew Brady of a house near Bull Run battlefield; and photographs of an encampment of the Michigan State Troops; and miscellaneous portraits.

 
Post-war Activities
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Grand Army of the Republic and Memorial Hall Committee 1892-1893
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War Memorial Work 1894-1898
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"The First Call of the Civil War: Personal Recollections of Michigan's Response" read by Gen. W. H. Withington 1897
 
Personal Papers [series]

The Personal Papers series are post-1866, and are largely correspondence and other materials from Withington's political activities. Correspondents include: Russell A. Alger, John J. Bagley, Benjamin B. Baker, Jonathan Bevier, Austin Blair, Mrs. Austin Blair, Julius C. Burrows, John Jones, Constant Luce, G. Collins Lyon, George S. Newman, Delos Philips, Hazen S. Pingree, Christian Rath, John T. Rich, Rowland E. Trowbridge, and John Tyler.

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Correspondence and Other Papers 1866-1890
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Michigan State Senate 1891-1892
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Attempted U.S. Senate Appointment May 1894
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Withington's Views on Money Issue 1896
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Miscellanea 1859-1909, undated
 
Withington & Cooley Manufacturing Company Records [series]

The majority of the Withington & Cooley Manufacturing Company Records series consists of 26 annual journals of personal business expenses kept by Withington. There are also three volumes of company accounts and ledgers.

 
Personal Expense Journals

(Not microfilmed)

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1853-1878 (10 volumes)
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1879-1902 (16 volumes)
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Accounts 1857-1858
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Business Journal 1889-1903
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Ledger 1894-1903
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Miscellanea 1859-1902
 
Newspaper Clippings [series]

The Newspaper Clippings series are scrapbooks compiled by Withington's wife, Julia. The bulk of these clippings document the Civil War activities, particularly of Michigan regiments, and some post-Civil War memorial activities and miscellaneous. Many clippings are without notations regarding date or source, and do not appear to be in chronological order. The final scrapbook contains clippings and ephemera about Withington's death.

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1861
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1861-1862 (2 volumes)
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1862-1863

(Copies of clippings made from Accounts 1857-1858 volume in Withington & Cooley Manufacturing Company Records series)

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1861-1902
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1881-1990
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June-August, 1903

(re death of W. H. Withington)