John and Leni Sinclair papers: 1957-2003
full text File Size: 929 K bytes | how to request materials

Contents List

Request materials for use in the Bentley Library
Container / Location Title
 
William M. Fenton 1842-1871 [series]

The William M. Fenton series (1842-1871; .5 linear feet) consists primarily of documentation of his Civil War career, but only scant materials about his political activities. Of interest in addition to correspondence and official documents is a record book from the 8th Michigan Infantry that he maintained. The volume is dated 1861-1862. Fenton also collected other 8th Michigan Infantry related papers such as the diary of Captain Horatio Belcher pertaining to the Fredericksburg campaign. Correspondents in this series include Austin Blair, Lewis Cass, Enos Goodrich, and Eber Brock Ward.

Box   1  
Correspondence undated, 1842-1843, 1853-1871 (4 folders)

(Folders nos. 1-4)

Box   1  
7th Michigan Infantry papers 1861

(Folder no. 5)

Box   1  
8th Michigan Infantry papers 1861

(Folder no. 6)

Box   1  
8th Michigan Infantry record book 1861-1862

(Folder no. 6-a)

Box   1  
Ninth Army Corps papers

(Folder no. 7)

Box   1  
8th Michigan Infantry discharge papers 1863

(Folder no. 8)

Box   1  
8th Michigan Infantry miscellaneous (2 folders)

(Folder nos. 9-10)

Box   1  
Newsclippings

(Folder no. 11)

Box   1  
Diary (7 p.) of a campaign in Virginia (Fredericksburg) by Captain Horatio Belcher, 8th Michigan 1862

(Folder no. 12)

Box   1  
Address by Charles McCreery at 1st reunion of the 8th Michigan Infantry 1867

(Folder no. 13)

Box   1  
Reunion miscellanea, including reminiscences presented posthumously 1903

(Folder no. 14)

Box   1  
Miscellanea

(Folder no. 15)

Box   1  
Newsclippings (2 folders)

(Folders nos. 16-17)

Box   1  
Masonic funeral service 1871

(Folder no. 18)

Box   1  
Record book of sundry agencies and collections 1855-1870 (1 volume)
 
William B. McCreery 1854-1896 [series] (1 linear foot)

The William B. McCreery series (1854-1896; 1 linear ft.) consists of correspondence, Civil War documents, and miscellaneous pertaining largely to his war service and to his time as a diplomat in Chile in the 1890s. Some of McCreery's correspondents include Josiah W. Begole, Charles E. Belknap, Austin Blair, Henry H. Crapo, Patrick Egan, John T. Rich, John Robertson, William S. Rosencrans, Winfield S. Schley, George A. Sheridan, and Orland B. Wilcox.

Box   1  
Correspondence undated, 1860-1896 (23 folders)

(Folders nos. 19-41)

Box   1  
Papers concerning politics and religion 1854

(Folder no. 42)

Box   1  
Certificates of Civil War service 1862-1864

(Folder no. 43)

Box   1  
Papers concerning his presumed death at the Battle of Chickamauga and later discharge from the army 1863-1864

(Folder no. 44)

Box   1  
Miscellanea concerning operations of the 21st Michigan Infantry 1863-1864 (2 folders)

(Folder nos. 45-46)

Box   1  
Papers concerning reunions of the 21st Michigan Infantry 1889-1929

(Folder no. 47)

Box   1  
Speech concerning escape from Libby Prison (published in 1893), including newspaper clippings about the escape 1889

(Folder no. 48)

Box   1  
Scrapbook concerning 21st Michigan Infantry and the escape of McCreery and others from Libby Prison (1 volume)
Box   2  
Speech concerning General George H. Thomas, Commander of the Army of the Cumber 1895

(Folder no. 49)

Box   2  
Papers concerning mining interest 1895

(Folder no. 50)

Box   2  
Newspaper clippings

(Folder no. 51)

Box   2  
Miscellanea

(Folder no. 52)

Box   2  
Papers concerning the death of William B. McCreery

(Folder no. 53)

Box   2  
Civil War miscellanea (2 folders)

(Folder nos. 54-55)

Box   2  
Scrapbook regarding Republican Party county conventions and McCreery's campaign for state treasurer 1874 (1 volume)
Box   2  
Bank book from Chile 1890-1891 (1 volume)
 
Fenton R. McCreery 1875-1940 [series] (4.5 linear feet)

The Fenton R. McCreery series (1875-1940; 4.5 linear feet) contains correspondence and diaries. McCreery was a keen observer of the passing scene and a diligent recorder of the events in his own life. His diaries are detailed and well-written accounts of his diplomatic service, his various travels, hunting sojourns, and World War I activities. Some of the earliest notebooks and diaries cover the period of his education at the Michigan Military Academy. Among Fenton McCreery's correspondents are Aaron T. Bliss, Powell Clayton, Porfirio Diaz, Patrick Egan, Joseph C. Grew, Charles P. Hall, John Hay, Philander C. Knox, Charles M. Pepper, Herbert Putnam, John T. Rich, Benjamin H. Ridgely, John Sherman, James P. Taliaferro, and George W. Taylor.

Box   2  
Correspondence undated, 1875-1904 (23 folders)

(Folder nos. 56-78)

Box   3  
Correspondence 1905-1940 (10 folders)

(Folder nos. 79-88)

Box   3  
Miscellaneous papers regarding Latin America

(Folder no. 89)

 
Chile
Box   3  
Scrapbook 1890-1891 (1 volume)
Box   3  
Notes concerning the Chilean Revolution and the "Baltimore" affair 1891-1892

(Folder no. 90)

Box   3  
Newspaper clippings concerning the Chilean Revolution and the "Baltimore" affair

(Folder no. 91)

Box   3  
Miscellanea (2 folders)

(Folder nos. 92-93)

Box   3  
Notes on Chile and Peru (mostly travel accounts)

(Folder no. 94)

 
Mexico
Box   3  
Notes on political conditions circa 1900

(Folder no. 95)

Box   3  
Drafts of speeches and letters; and miscellaneous notes

(Folder no. 96)

Box   3  
Speeches

(Folder no. 97)

Box   3  
Corrections for Carlton Beals' biography of Porfirio Diaz

(Folder no. 98)

Box   3  
Newsclippings

(Folder no. 99)

Box   3  
Miscellanea (2 folders)

(Folder nos. 100-101)

 
Dominican Republic
Box   3  
Papers 1907-1909

(Folder no. 102)

Box   3  
Newspaper clippings

(Folder no. 103)

 
Honduras
Box   3  
Papers 1909-1911

(Folder no. 104)

Box   3  
Newspaper clippings

(Folder no. 105)

Box   3  
Papers concerning Cuba and Central America

(Folder no. 106)

Box   3  
Papers concerning Brazil 1919

(Folder no. 107)

Box   3  
Notes on service with the Red Cross in Europe 1915-1916

(Folder no. 108)

Box   3  
Notes and draft of speech on Court of International Justice 1925

(Folder no. 109)

Box   3  
Translation of "The Bird in Snow" of Armando Palacio Valdez

(Folder no. 110)

Box   4  
Papers concerning the U.S. Chamber of Commerce (including speeches) 1938-1940

(Folder no. 111)

Box   4  
Notes on the history of Genesee County and aspect of American history

(Folder no. 112)

Box   4  
Miscellaneous papers

(Folder no. 113)

Box   4  
Newspaper clippings (2 folders)

(Folder nos. 114-115)

Box   4  
Letters of sympathy on death of Fenton R. McCreery 1940

(Folder no. 116)

Box   4  
Michigan Military Academy notebook containing sick list and punishment lists 1882 (1 volume)
 
Diaries
Box   4  
1881-1882 (1 volume)
Box   4  
1882 (1 volume)

(hunting trip)

Box   4  
April-May 1886

(trip to Central America)

Box   4  
July 1886-February 1887
Box   4  
August 1886-May 1887

(Microfilm copy available)

Box   4  
November 1887-February 1888
Box   4  
April-June 1890
Box   4  
January 1891, March-November 1891
Box   4  
December 1891, December 1892
Box   4  
1891-1893

(labeled Adelaide McCreery, but more probably Fenton R. McCreery)

Box   4  
1895
Box   4  
1896
Box   4  
1897
Box   4  
February-September 1898
Box   4  
October 1898-September 1899
Box   4  
May-June 1899
Box   4  
September 1899-March 1900
Box   4  
March 1900-May 1900
Box   4  
June-December 1900
Box   4  
December 1900-June 1901
Box   4  
June-September 1901
Box   4  
December 1901-August 1902
Box   4  
August 1902-September 1903
Box   4  
September 1903-March 1904
Box   5  
March 1904-1905
Box   5  
January 1906-September 1907
Box   5  
September 1906-November 1906
Box   5  
January 1908-May 1909
Box   5  
July 1909-February 1911, March 1904-1926 (scattered entries)

(microfilm copy available)

Box   5  
March-August 1910

(microfilm copy available)

Box   5  
February-September 1911

(Microfilm copy available)

Box   5  
May-June 1911

(microfilm copy available)

Box   5  
February-August 1913
Box   5  
February-May 1913
Box   5  
January-May 1917
Box   5  
July 1917
Box   5  
January-March 1918
Box   5  
March-April 1918
Box   5  
July-December 1919
Box   5  
November 1918-June 1919
Box   5  
June 1920, September 1926
Box   5  
January 1920-May 1921
Box   5  
May-December 1921
Box   5  
1922-February 1924
Box   5  
March-September 1924
Box   5  
October 1924-May 1926
Box   6  
June-July 1926
Box   6  
1927
Box   6  
1928-July 1929
Box   6  
July 1929-October 1929
Box   6  
October 1929-1930
Box   6  
1931
Box   6  
January-November 1932
Box   6  
December 1932-May 1933
Box   6  
May 1933-December 1934
Box   6  
1935-April 1936
Box   6  
April 1936-May 1937
Box   6  
May-December 1937
Box   6  
Scrapbook of FRM while a student at the Michigan Military Academy 1878-1882 (1 volume)
Box   6  
Department of State volume of documents relating to the Baltimore affair and U.S. relations with Chile
Box   7  
Scrapbook 1911-1916 (1 volume)
Box   7  
Notebooks, diary fragments, etc. (8 volumes (in 1 expandable folder folders))
 
McCreery- Fenton family materials 1818-1948 [series] (1 linear foot)

The McCreery-Fenton family series (1818-1948; 1 linear ft.) includes materials of other family members. There is a diary of a trip to Europe in 1873 by Sarah R. Fenton, travel diaries of Adelaide Fenton McCreery while touring in South America, especially Chile, and scattered letters of Ada B. McCreery. Here will also be found information on Flint and Fenton local history.

Box   7  
Biographical data concerning the McCreery and Fenton families
Box   7  
Early papers, including South Carolina land transactions
Box   7  
Birdsall family letters 1829, 1832, 1858
Box   7  
Fenton family correspondence 1850-1859
Box   7  
Fenton family miscellanea
Box   7  
Reuben McCreery letters 1863, 1868
 
Ada B. McCreery
Box   7  
Correspondence undated
Box   7  
Correspondence 1855-1884
Box   7  
Order of services at funeral 1884
Box   7  
Genevieve Decker McCreery correspondence 1891-1899
Box   7  
Matthew and Katherine (McCreery) Davison correspondence 1898-1948
Box   7  
McCreery family miscellanea
Box   7  
Papers concerning Fenton, Michigan
Box   7  
Papers concerning Flint, Michigan
Box   7  
Papers concerning Masonic Order
Box   7  
Papers concerning the election of 1896, the visit of William Jennings Bryan to Michigan and the Free Silver issue
Box   7  
Unidentified correspondence
Box   7  
Unidentified and fragmentary papers (2 folders)
Box   7  
Joseph B. Fenton Michigan Supreme Court register 1838-1842 (1 volume)
Box   7  
Sarah R. Fenton diary of European trip 1873
Box   7  
Adelaide Fenton McCreery diary of trip to Chile January-February 1892
Box   7  
Fenton Block account book 1874-1891
Box   7  
Chancery register - Genesee County 1855-1858
 
Business records and miscellaneous [series]
Box   11  
Land indentures, legal documents, business correspondence, student notebooks, published material, ephemera
Box   12  
Land indentures, legal documents, business correspondence, student notebooks, published material, ephemera

(continued)

Box   13  
Land indentures, legal documents, business correspondence, student notebooks, published material, ephemera

(continued)

 
Photographs [series]

The Photograph series (2 linear ft.) includes images of the family and taken by family members. There is also a subseries of commercially produced photographs and stereographs from the period of the Civil War and others collected as a result of Fenton McCreery's diplomatic service in Latin America.

 
Personal
Box   8  
Fenton, William M. (also includes steel engraving)
Box   8  
Flint, Michigan (street views; veterans activities)

(also oversize folder UAm)

Box   8  
Flint, Michigan (bedroom)
Box   8  
Groups (women; professional meetings)
Box   8  
Honduras
Box   8  
Individuals (identified)
 
Individuals (unidentified)
Box   8  
Children
Box   8  
Men
Box   8  
Women (2 folders)
 
McCreery, Fenton
Box   8  
Early photographs (as infant and young man)
Box   8  
Portraits
Box   8  
Portraits (World War I era)

(also oversize folder UAm)

Box   8  
Later photographs (portraits and with others)
Box   8  
Latin American diplomatic service (group photographs, embassy buildings, photos of countryside) (2 folders)
Box   8  
Friends and colleagues
Box   8  
Travel and family photos circa 1925-1940
Box   8  
Local views (including snow and flood photos)
Box   8  
McCreery, William
Box   9  
Tintypes of family members

(includes Civil War soldiers, boys in baseball suits, etc.)

 
Commercial photographs and stereographs

(collected from period of the Civil War and as a result of Fenton McCreery's diplomatic service and other travels)

Box   9  
California (Buena Vista home and views)
Box   9  
Chile
Box   9  
China
Box   9  
Civil War

(portraits and group views, many of them relating to the Battle of Chattanooga)

Box   9  
Egypt
Box   9  
Europe (3 folders)
Box   10  
Indians
Box   10  
Latin American subjects
Box   10  
Mexico (buildings and views)
Box   10  
Mexico - Lower California
Box   10  
Miscellaneous
Box   10  
Missouri
Box   10  
New Mexico
 
United States (views of tourist sites)