Henry Howland Crapo Papers: 1830-1920
Summary Information
Title: Henry Howland Crapo Papers
Creator: Crapo, Henry Howland, 1804-1869
Dates: 1830-1920
Extent: 15 microfilms (6.5 linear feet and 1 oversize folder), 5.5 linear feet, 3 oversize volumes (not microfilmed)
Abstract:
Flint, Michigan industrialist; governor of Michigan, 1865-1868. Correspondence concerning land speculations, lumbering, and political activities; correspondence of his son primarily relating to estate and land holdings; speeches, notes and other papers detailing his gubernatorial administration; deeds and other papers concerning land purchases in Ohio, Iowa, and Michigan; newspaper clippings, biographical material and obituaries; journals, diaries, notebooks, letter book, political scrapbook, 1866-1869, executive journal of state of Michigan, 1865-1867, farm records and accounts; and photographs.
Call number: 851633 Aa 2; AC; Ac
Language: The materials are in English.
Repository: Bentley Historical Library
1150 Beal Ave.
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2113
Phone: 734-764-3482
Fax: 734-936-1333
e-mail: bentley.ref@umich.edu
Home Page: http://www.bentley.umich.edu/
Finding aid prepared by: Michigan Historical Collections staff

Access and Use
Acquisition Information:

The bulk of the collection came to the library in 1935, donated by Henry Howland Crapo, Governor Crapo's grandson (donor number 1162). Additions were received in 1940, coming from Henry and William Crapo, Crapo's son (donor number 1060).

Access Restrictions:

The collection is open for research.

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Copyright:

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Preferred Citation:

item, folder title, box no., Henry Howland Crapo Papers, Bentley Historical Library, University of Michigan


Biography

Henry Howland Crapo, a native New Englander, served as mayor of the city of Flint, state senator for the 24th District, and governor of Michigan. His activities in the private sector, however, were perhaps as crucial to Michigan as his years spent in public service. Contemporaneously with his action in state politics, Crapo was one of the entrepreneurial businessmen who helped make Michigan the leading lumber producer of the nation for nearly three decades.

Henry Crapo was born at Dartmouth, Massachusetts on May 27, 1804 to a poor farming family. Henry, however, quickly exhibited the ambition and ability which would later mark his endeavors in Michigan. As a young man, he took control of the local schoolhouse and when it became a high school he became its principal.

In 1832, Crapo moved to New Bedford, Massachusetts, where he taught himself the trade of surveying. In New Bedford he held many public offices and helped found the state's first free public library. He displayed a keen interest in horticulture and began investing in Michigan's pine lands in 1837. In 1856, after further investing in Michigan's timber resources, Crapo moved to Flint to better care for his business endeavors.

Once in Flint, Crapo devoted himself to developing one of the state's largest and most successful lumber businesses. He opened lumber manufacturers in Flint, Fentonville, Holly, and Detroit, and was instrumental in building the Flint & Holly Railroad. Once established in the community, Crapo served terms as Flint's mayor and represented his district in the state senate.

Crapo earned the respect and admiration of his fellow citizens and business associates alike, and in 1865 he was elected governor of Michigan. In 1868, riding a wave of popularity, he was elected to a second term.

Crapo's time at the state's helm was marked by his personal integrity and faithful service to the public. He earned admiration when he vetoed bills granting railroad aid legislation. His action in the railroad matter, though struck down by the state senate, was upheld by the Supreme Court. He was an active Republican from the time of the party's organization.

Crapo and his wife, Mary Ann (Slocum), had ten children. Their only son, William Wallace Crapo, would become a U.S. Congressman from New Bedford, Massachusetts. Henry Crapo died on July 27, 1869, after a long and debilitating illness.


Collection Scope and Content Note

The Crapo papers have been arranged into the following series: Correspondence; Personal and Biographical; Political; Business records; and Miscellaneous (mainly financial). The collection relates primarily to the career of Henry H. Crapo with the files dating after 1869 pertaining to the business activities and political activities of his son W. W. Crapo.

In 1992, the bulk of the Crapo papers was microfilmed. This finding aid begins with a listing of the contents of the microfilm followed by a container listing of those portions of the collection which were not microfilmed. For reasons of preservation, the researcher should use the microfilm copy. Access to the original materials will be limited to the unmicrofilmed portions of the Crapo papers.

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.


  • Adrian (Mich.)
  • Agriculture -- Michigan.
  • Elections -- Michigan -- 1862.
  • Elections -- Michigan -- 1864.
  • Elections -- Michigan -- 1866.
  • Fairfield (Mich.)
  • Fentonville (Mich.)
  • Flint (Mich.)
  • Governors -- Michigan.
  • Kalamazoo County (Mich.)
  • Land use -- Michigan.
  • Lenawee County (Mich.)
  • Logging -- Michigan.
  • Lumbering -- Michigan.
  • Macomb County (Mich.)
  • Marathon (Mich.)
  • Michigan -- Politics and government -- 1837-1950.
  • Michigan -- Politics and government -- 1845-1860.
  • Michigan -- Politics and government -- 1861-1865.
  • Michigan -- Politics and government -- 1866-1876.
  • Monroe County (Mich.)
  • Odessa (Mich.)
  • Railroads -- Michigan.
  • Real estate business -- Michigan.
  • Roads -- Michigan.
  • Salt industry and trade -- Michigan.
  • United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865.
  • Yellowstone National Park.
  • Governors -- Michigan.
  • Christmas cards.
  • Diaries.
  • Photographs.
  • Scrapbooks.
  • Stereographs.
  • Anti-Saloon Republican National Committee.
  • Crapo, Henry Howland, 1804-1869.
  • Flint and Holly Railroad Company.
  • Flint and Pere Marquette Railway Company.
  • Isle Royale Mining Company.
  • Jackson, Lansing and Saginaw Railroad Company.
  • Kalamazoo and Schoolcraft Railroad Company.
  • Marquette & Ontonagon Railroad Company.
  • Michigan. Legislature.
  • Republican Party (Mich.)
  • Saginaw and Lansing Rail Road Company.
  • United States. Army. Michigan Cavalry Regiment, 3rd (1861-1866)
  • Crapo, Henry Howland, 1804-1869.
  • Crapo family.
  • Aldrich, Nelson W. (Nelson Wilmarth), 1841-1915.
  • Bacon, Daniel S., 1839-1866.
  • Baker, Orrin.
  • Cass, Lewis, 1782-1866.
  • Christiancy, Isaac Peckham, 1812-1890.
  • Crapo, David.
  • Crapo, Stanley T.
  • Crapo, William Wallace, 1830-1926.
  • Driggs, John F., 1813-1877.
  • Driggs, William S.
  • Duffield, D. Bethune (Divie Bethune), 1821-1891.
  • Fenton, William M., 1808-1871.
  • Giddings, Orrin N., 1814-1904.
  • Gilman, Daniel Coit, 1831-1908.
  • Green, Noah K., 1808-1886.
  • Joy, James F. (James Frederick), 1810-1896.
  • Kellogg, John R., 1793-1868.
  • Leach, DeWitt C., 1832-
  • Ledyard, Henry, 1812-1880.
  • Mears, Charles B., 1814-1895.
  • Mercer, William, 1824-
  • Pitcher, Zina, 1797-1872.
  • Smith, Gerrit, 1797-1874.
  • Smith, Humphrey Henry Howland Crapo.
  • Sparks, Jared, 1789-1866.
  • Standish, John H., 1816-
  • Stanton, Edwin McMasters, 1814-1869.
  • Trowbridge, Rowland E., 1821-1881.
  • Turner, James.
  • Ward, Eber Brock, 1811-1873.
  • Warner, William, 1812-1868.
  • Williams, Harvey, 1812-1867.
  • Winchell, Alexander, 1824-1891.
  • Wisner, Moses, 1815-1863.
  • Withey, Solomon L., 1820-1886.
  • Woodman, Jonathan J., 1825-
Contents List
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Container / Location Title
 
Correspondence [series]
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1836-1839
Roll   1  
1840-1842
Roll   1  
1843-1844
Roll   1  
1845-1846
Roll   1  
1847-1848
Roll   1  
1849
Roll   1  
1850
Roll   1  
January-June 1851
Roll   1  
July 1851
Roll   1  
August-September 1851
Roll   1  
October-December 1851
Roll   1  
January-April 1852
Roll   1  
May-August 1852
Roll   1  
September-October 1852
Roll   1  
November-December 1852
Roll   1  
January 1853
Roll   1  
February 1853
Roll   1  
March 1853
Roll   1  
April 1853
Roll   1  
May 1853
Roll   1  
June 1853
Roll   2  
July 1853
Roll   2  
August 1853
Roll   2  
September 1853
Roll   2  
October 1853
Roll   2  
November 1853
Roll   2  
December 1853
Roll   2  
January 1854
Roll   2  
February 1854
Roll   2  
March 1854
Roll   2  
April 1854
Roll   2  
May 1854
Roll   2  
June 1854
Roll   2  
July 1854
Roll   2  
August 1854
Roll   2  
September 1854
Roll   2  
October 1854
Roll   2  
November 1854
Roll   2  
December 1854
Roll   3  
January 1-15, 1855
Roll   3  
January 16-31, 1855
Roll   3  
February 1855
Roll   3  
March 1-15, 1855
Roll   3  
March 16-31, 1855
Roll   3  
April 1-20, 1855
Roll   3  
April 21-30, 1855
Roll   3  
May 1855
Roll   3  
June 1855
Roll   3  
July 1855
Roll   3  
August 1855
Roll   3  
September 1855
Roll   3  
October 1-15, 1855
Roll   3  
October 16-31, 1855
Roll   3  
November 1-15, 1855
Roll   3  
November 16-30, 1855
Roll   3  
December 1-15, 1855
Roll   3  
December 16-31, 1855
Roll   4  
January 1856
Roll   4  
February 1856
Roll   4  
March 1856
Roll   4  
April-May 1856
Roll   4  
June 1856
Roll   4  
July 1856
Roll   4  
August 1856
Roll   4  
September-November 1856
Roll   4  
December 1856
Roll   4  
January-March 1857
Roll   4  
April-June 1857
Roll   4  
July-September 1857
Roll   4  
October-December 1857
Roll   4  
January 1858
Roll   4  
February-March 1858
Roll   4  
April 1858
Roll   4  
May 1858
Roll   4  
June-August 1858
Roll   4  
September-December 1858
Roll   5  
January-February 1859
Roll   5  
March-May 1859
Roll   5  
June-August 1859
Roll   5  
September-December 1859
Roll   5  
January-March 1860
Roll   5  
April-June 1860
Roll   5  
July-August 1860
Roll   5  
September-December 1860
Roll   5  
January 1861
Roll   5  
February-March 1861
Roll   5  
April-May 1861
Roll   5  
June-July 1861
Roll   5  
August-September 1861
Roll   5  
October 1861
Roll   5  
November 1861
Roll   5  
December 1861
Roll   5  
January 1862
Roll   5  
February-March 1862
Roll   5  
April-May 1862
Roll   5  
June-August 1862
Roll   5  
September-October 1862
Roll   5  
November-December 1862
Roll   6  
January-February 1863
Roll   6  
March 1863
Roll   6  
April 1863
Roll   6  
May 1863
Roll   6  
June 1863
Roll   6  
July-August 1863
Roll   6  
September-October 1863
Roll   6  
November-December 1863
Roll   6  
January-February 1864
Roll   6  
March 1864
Roll   6  
April 1864
Roll   6  
May-June 1864
Roll   6  
July 1864
Roll   6  
August 1864
Roll   6  
September-October 1864
Roll   6  
November-December 1864
Roll   6  
January-February 1865
Roll   6  
March 1865
Roll   6  
April 1865
Roll   6  
May-June 1865
Roll   6  
July 1865
Roll   6  
August-September 1865
Roll   6  
October 1865
Roll   6  
November-December 1865
Roll   7  
January 1866
Roll   7  
February 1866
Roll   7  
March 1866
Roll   7  
April-May 1866
Roll   7  
June 1866
Roll   7  
July 1866
Roll   7  
August-September 1866
Roll   7  
October-November 1866
Roll   7  
December 1866
Roll   7  
January 1867
Roll   7  
February 1867
Roll   7  
March 1867
Roll   7  
April 1867
Roll   7  
May 1867
Roll   7  
June-July 1867
Roll   7  
August 1867
Roll   7  
September 1867
Roll   7  
October-December 1867
Roll   7  
January 1868
Roll   7  
February-March 1868
Roll   7  
April 1868
Roll   7  
May-June 1868
Roll   7  
July-August 1868
Roll   7  
September 1868
Roll   7  
October 1868
Roll   7  
November-December 1868
Roll   8  
January-February 1869
Roll   8  
March-April 1869
Roll   8  
May-July 1869
Roll   8  
August 1869
Roll   8  
September-December 1869
Roll   8  
1870-1875
Roll   8  
1876
Roll   8  
January-March 1877
Roll   8  
April-June 1877
Roll   8  
July-September 1877
Roll   8  
October-December 1877
Roll   8  
January-March 1878
Roll   8  
April-May 1878
Roll   8  
June-August 1878
Roll   8  
September-October 1878
Roll   8  
November-December 1878
Roll   8  
January-March 1879
Roll   8  
April-June 1879
Roll   8  
July-December 1879
Roll   8  
January-March 1880
Roll   8  
April-June 1880
Roll   8  
July-December 1880
Roll   8  
January-February 1881
Roll   8  
March-June 1881
Roll   8  
July-December 1881
Roll   9  
January-March 1882
Roll   9  
April-December 1882
Roll   9  
January-April 1883
Roll   9  
May-December 1883
Roll   9  
1884
Roll   9  
1885
Roll   9  
1886
Roll   9  
1887
Roll   9  
January-June 1888
Roll   9  
July-October 1888
Roll   9  
November-December 1888
Roll   9  
January-February 1889
Roll   9  
March-June 1889
Roll   9  
July-December 1889
Roll   9  
1890-1891
Roll   9  
1892-1894
Roll   9  
January-April 1895
Roll   9  
May-September 1895
Roll   9  
October-December 1895
Roll   9  
January-April 1896
Roll   9  
May-August 1896
Roll   9  
September-December 1896
Roll   9  
January-April 1897
Roll   9  
May-September 1897
Roll   9  
October-December 1897
Roll   9  
January-February 1898
Roll   9  
March-December 1898
Roll   9  
1899
Roll   10  
1900-1901
Roll   10  
1902
Roll   10  
1903
Roll   10  
1904
Roll   10  
1905-1920
 
Personal and Biographical [series]
Roll   10  
J.C. Willson's synopsis and daily notes on the care of H.H. Crapo
Roll   10  
Record of his last illness kept by H.H. Crapo
Roll   10  
Resolutions on death of Crapo
Roll   10  
Last will and testament of H.H. Crapo
Roll   10  
Obituaries of Crapo
Roll   10  
Biographical notes on Crapo made by his son W.W. Crapo
 
Newspaper clippings
Roll   10  
1852, 1859
Roll   10  
1860-1866
Roll   10  
1867
Roll   10  
1868-1869
Roll   10  
Undated
Roll   10  
Re agriculture and general conditions in Michigan
 
Political [series]
Roll   10  
Notes for political campaigns 1861-1863
Roll   10  
Notes on various subjects pertinent to Crapo's term in the State Senate
Roll   10  
Notes on agriculture and general conditions in Michigan assembled by Crapo as background for the governorship
Roll   10  
Miscellaneous papers concerning Crapo's governorship
Roll   10  
List of pardons made by Crapo 1865-1866
Roll   10  
Papers concerning Crapo's Railroad Bill vetoes
Roll   10  
Papers concerning Crapo's campaign 1866
Roll   10  
Report of the Adjutant General of the United States on the status of the Michigan militia 1866
Roll   10  
Notes and papers on the Negro suffrage amendment
Roll   10  
Notes for Thanksgiving proclamation
 
Speeches and articles
Roll   10  
Notes for speeches to soldiers
Roll   11  
Draft of address on agriculture delivered at Flint October 11, 1861
Roll   11  
Campaign address 1864
Roll   11  
Notes and other materials for political campaign speeches 1864
Roll   11  
Message to the Legislature circa 1867-1868
Roll   11  
Final message to the Legislature January 1869
Roll   11  
General
Roll   11  
Manuscript of articles on the draining of swamps and raising of Hereford cattle
Roll   11  
Manuscript of an address by H.H. Crapo to Genesee County Agricultural Society
Roll   11  
Address of W.W. Crapo 1919
Roll   11  
Political notebook stating plan of campaign for election of 1864
Roll   11  
State Military Agency, Soldier's Relief Fund 1865-1866
 
Executive Journal of State of Michigan
Roll   11  
January 4, 1865-December 20, 1866
Roll   11  
August 29, 1866-December 31, 1868
Roll   12  
Scrapbook on second gubernatorial term 1866-1869
 
Business records [series]
 
Memorandum books dealing chiefly with lumbering activities
Roll   12  
1854-1856
Roll   12  
1855-1856
Roll   12  
1856-1857
Roll   12  
1857-1858
Roll   12  
1857-1859
Roll   12  
1859
Roll   12  
1860
Roll   12  
1863-1864
 
Notebooks, journals, and diaries of H.H. Crapo
Roll   12  
1844-1845
Roll   12  
March 23, 1851-March 18, 1858
Roll   12  
1853-1854
Roll   12  
1854
Roll   12  
October 24, 1857-April 8, 1858
Roll   12  
March 16, 1858-November 12, 1859
Roll   12  
November 14, 1859-December 31, 1860
Roll   12  
1861
Roll   12  
1862
Roll   12  
1863
Roll   12  
1864
Roll   13  
Lake Superior Memorandum July 11, 1865
Roll   13  
1867
Roll   13  
1868
Roll   13  
1869
Roll   13  
1874
Roll   13  
1875
Roll   13  
1877
Roll   13  
1878
Roll   13  
1879
 
Letter Press Books of H.H. Crapo
Roll   13  
July 6, 1853-February 25, 1854
Roll   13  
February 25, 1854-November 25, 1854
Roll   14  
November 27, 1854-June 16, 1855
Roll   14  
June 14, 1855-February 6, 1856
Roll   14  
August 24, 1855-August 15, 1856
Roll   15  
August 16, 1856-March 8, 1858
Roll   15  
Land indentures

(also includes some proclamations, maps, broadside)

 
Miscellaneous (mainly financial) [series]

(These files have not been microfilmed)

 
Dated Miscellaneous
Box   5  
1827-1845
Box   5  
1846-1848
Box   5  
1849-1852
Box   5  
1853-1856
Box   5  
1857-1859
Box   5  
1860-1866, undated
Box   5  
National Loan Fund Insurance Society 1847-1850
Box   5  
First Michigan land purchase 1835
Box   5  
Ohio lands 1836-1851
Box   5  
Personal and business cards 1858-1859
Box   5  
Iowa lands 1878-1890 (4 folders)
Box   6  
Purchase of the Driggs tract (3 folders)
Box   6  
H.H. Crapo's settlement with James Arnold, his original partner, in December 1859 (4 folders)
Box   6  
Purchase of James Arnold's interest in the Flint Mill Property
Box   6  
Sash factory account 1867-1868
Box   6  
Flint yard stock account 1868
Box   6  
Flint and Pere Marquette Railroad earnings statement 1890
 
Michigan pine lands 1850-1884
Box   6  
General 1850s-1860s (3 folders)
Box   6  
Land description and tract maps (4 folders)
Box   6  
Maps and broadsides (2 folders)
Box   6  
Journal of W.W. Crapo lands 1878-1884
Box   6  
Eber B. Ward will 1874
Box   6  
Eber B. Ward lands (3 folders)
Box   6  
E.B. Ward loan bonds 1873-1897 (5 folders)
 
H.P. Platt account 1878-1901
Box   6  
Taxes on Ottawa and Lucas County lands 1878-1881
Box   6  
Articles of agreement 1879
Box   6  
Land sold and taxes paid 1879-1884
Box   6  
H.P. Platt account 1878-1894
Box   6  
Sale of Ottawa County land; unsold land; special account A
Box   6  
Cancelled contracts 1879-1890
Box   6  
Agreement for sale of Ohio lands 1879-1885
Box   6  
Lucas County 1881-1885
Box   6  
Agreement on Ward lands 1897
Box   6  
Statement (Ward lands) 1899-1900
Box   6  
Final settlement 1894
Box   6  
Land contract 1901
Box   6  
Warranty deed 1902
Box   6  
Auction cards dealing with the sale of Hereford cattle
Box   6  
Awards for purebred cattle
 
Receipts and vouchers
Box   6  
1820-1825
Box   6  
1826-1830
Box   6  
1831-1832
Box   6  
1833-1834 (2 folders)
Box   6  
1834-1835 (2 folders)
Box   6  
1835 (2 folders)
Box   7  
1836
Box   7  
1837 (2 folders)
Box   7  
1838
Box   7  
1839 (2 folders)
Box   7  
1840 (2 folders)
Box   7  
1841 (2 folders)
Box   7  
1842 (2 folders)
Box   7  
1843-1844
Box   7  
1844 (4 folders)
Box   7  
1844-1847
Box   7  
1845-1846 (3 folders)
Box   7  
1847-1848 (4 folders)
Box   7  
1849-1850
Box   7  
1850-1851 (2 folders)
Box   7  
1851 (2 folders)
Box   7  
1852-1853
Box   7  
1863-1868
Box   7  
Undated
 
Receipts
Box   7  
1844-1845

("Roundville lot")

Box   7  
1843-1845

(Rockwell estate)

Box   7  
1842-1844

(Tucker South Lot)

Box   7  
1842-1845

(Whittemore, Bassett and Tucker lots)

Box   7  
1842-1845

(Tucker North Lot)

Box   7  
1844-1846 (2 folders)

(Thacher lot)

Box   7  
1845

(Mill pond)

Box   7  
1845

(house and barn)

Box   7  
1845-1846

(Acushnet Quarry)

Box   7  
1846-1847

(Turpentine Lot)

Box   7  
1841-1899

(Building at Marathon)

 
Bills
Box   8  
1846 (4 folders)
Box   8  
1848 (4 folders)
Box   8  
1849-1850 (3 folders)
Box   8  
1851-1852 (3 folders)
Box   8  
1855-1856 (2 folders)
Box   8  
1855-1857 (2 folders)
Box   8  
Sundry cash payments April 1856-April 1858
Box   8  
Farm bills 1888
Box   8  
Farm accounts 1889-1894 (2 folders)
Box   9  
Land records, deeds, tax deeds, mortgages
Box   9  
Exchange of Facilities between the Pere Marquette and the Pennsylvania Railroads in and between Toledo and Detroit
Box   9  
Miscellaneous notebooks (3 folders)
Box   9  
Miscellaneous printed material
 
Memorandum books dealing chiefly with lumbering activities
Box   10  
1854-1856
Box   10  
1855-1856
Box   10  
1856-1857
Box   10  
1857-1858
Box   10  
1857-1859
Box   10  
1859
Box   10  
1860
Box   10  
1863-1864
 
Notebooks, journals, and diaries of H.H. Crapo
Box   10  
1844-1845
Box   10  
March 23, 1851-March 18, 1858
Box   10  
1853-1854
Box   10  
1854
Box   10  
October 24, 1857-April 8, 1858
Box   10  
March 16, 1858-November 12, 1859
Box   10  
November 14, 1859-December 31, 1860
Box   10  
1861
Box   10  
1862
Box   10  
1863
Box   10  
1864
Box   10  
Lake Superior Memorandum July 11, 1865
Box   10  
1867
Box   10  
1868
Box   10  
1869
Box   10  
1874
Box   10  
1875
Box   10  
1877
Box   10  
1878
Box   10  
1879
Box   11  
Swamp lands notebook concerning building contracts, etc. 1865
Box   11  
Memorandum and account books for various Massachusetts properties of H.H. Crapo 1841-1851 (14 volumes)
Box   11  
Farm journals and ledgers for Crapo farm 1890-1902 (14 volumes)
Box   12  
Farm Journals and ledgers 1888-1889 (2 volumes)
Box   12  
Stock breeding record books (2 volumes)
Box   12  
Indices to letters received by H.H. Crapo August 1853-April 1856
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Notebooks concerning E.B. Ward lands, Ottawa and Lucas County lands, and record of logs sawed in 1869 (5 volumes)
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Selective Index to Correspondents and Subjects
Aldrich, Nelson W. (Nelson Wilmarth), 1841-1915.
  • Letter, Nov. 29, 1887, to H.H. Crapo, about Crapo speaking before the Providence Board of Trade.
Anti-Saloon Republican National Committee.
  • Correspondence and circular, 1888, of the Anti-Saloon Republican National Committee.
Bacon, Daniel S., 1839-1866.
  • Letters of Nov. 5, 1855 and Dec. 13, 1855, chiefly on land matters.
Baker, Orrin
  • Letters, Sept. 2, 1845, Jan. 6, 1846, Sept. 7, 1846, Apr. 13, 1847, Aug. 9, 1847, Aug. 16, 1847, Jan. 17, 1848, Aug. 22, 1849, Sept. 25, 1849, and throughout the 1850s of Orrin Baker of Fairfield, Lenawee Co., Michigan about Crapo's land dealings in that area; also includes full and frequent comments on local news, weather, agriculture, etc.
Cass, Lewis, 1782-1866.
  • Letter, April 1854, from P. W. Nims discussing Cass's railroad and land interests in Michigan.
Christiancy, Isaac Peckham, 1812-1890.
  • Nine letters, 1855-1856, from Isaac Christiancy dealing with land purchases and holdings in Monroe County; and one letter on railroad matters.
Crapo, David
  • Letters, 1853-1855, to Crapo from his brother David, who settled in Odessa, Michigan as a farmer and wrote fully about conditions there.
Crapo, Stanley T.
  • Correspondence of Stanley T. Crapo, grandson of H. H. Crapo, 1890s, mostly on matters connected with the Crapo farm near Flint.
Crapo, William Wallace, 1830-1926.
  • Letters from and to W. W. Crapo throughout the correspondence. The papers and correspondence from 1869 on are principally those of W. W. Crapo dealing mostly with business matters pertaining to his father's estate, but including some general correspondence, 1888-1890, while W. W. Crapo was a member of Congress from Massachusetts
Driggs, John F., 1813-1877.
  • Copy of a letter, April 15, 1864, of John Driggs, congressman about Crapo's candidacy for governor.
Driggs, William S.
  • Correspondence and other material of and relating to William S. Driggs, owner of the Driggs tract which was purchased by Crapo and associates in 1855 and marked the beginning of Crapo's lumbering career.
Duffield, D. Bethune (Divie Bethune), 1821-1891.
  • Letters, Jan.-Feb. 1867, from D. B. Duffield to Henry Crapo on railroad matters.
Elections-- Michigan--1862.
  • Information on the election of 1862, especially a letter, Nov. 10, 1862, of Henry Crapo to his son William Crapo.
Elections--Michigan--1888.
  • Letter, Nov. 7, 1888, of H. C. Potter, Jr. to William W. Crapo discussing the results of the election of 1888 in Michigan in considerable detail.
Fairfield (Mich.)
  • Letters in the 1840's and 1850's of Orrin Baker of Fairfield, Lenawee Co., about Crapo's land dealings in that area but including full and frequent comments on local news, weather, agriculture, etc.
Fenton, William M., 1808-1871.
  • Letters, March 17 and March 22, 1856, from William Fenton to Crapo chiefly about land matters.
Fentonville (Mich.)
  • Information about Fentonville in the correspondence for 1856-1857.
Flint and Holly Railroad Company.
  • Material in the correspondence, 1862-1864, on the building, financing, and operation of the Flint and Holly Railroad, of which Crapo was the chief promoter.
Flint and Pere Marquette Railway Company.
  • Material on the Flint and Pere Marquette Railroad in the correspondence for 1862 and 1888; also some material in the other papers.
Gilman, Daniel Coit, 1831-1908.
  • Letter, March 3,1857, of Daniel Coit Gilman to W. W. Crapo, asking for reports of the Mass. farm and reform school and annual prison reports, for a paper he was writing on juvenile crime.
Green, Noah K., 1808-1886.
  • Copy of a letter, March 23, 1864, from Noah Green about Crapo's candidacy for governor.
Isle Royale Mining Company.
  • Reports to stockholders, Dec. 1, 1855 and Mar. 19, 1856, of the Isle Royale Mining Company.
Jackson, Lansing and Saginaw Railroad Company.
  • Letter, July 15, 1867, from. James Turner to H. H. Crapo concerning the Jackson, Lansing, and Saginaw Railroad.
Joy, James Frederick, 1810-1896.
  • Letter, March 4, 1867, from James F. Joy on Crapo's veto of the railroad bills.
Kalamazoo and Schoolcraft Railroad Company.
  • Material on the Kalamazoo and Schoolcraft Railroad in the correspondence for Jan. and Feb. 1867.
Kalamazoo County (Mich.)
  • Material on Kalamazoo County in the correspondence for the 1850's. Most of the letters deal with land.
Kellogg, John R., 1793-1868.
  • Letters of March 4 and 7, 1867, of John Kellogg on the Crapo veto of railroad legislation.
Land use--Michigan.
  • Correspondence in the 1840's and 1850's dealing with Crapo's land holdings and purchases in Michigan, Ohio, and Iowa, and giving a vivid picture of activity in land sales during the period.
Leach, DeWitt C., b. 1832.
  • Letter, June 25, 1868, from D. C. Leach on the possibility of Crapo being a candidate for the Senate that year; also copies of letters, April-May 1864, from C. D. Leach.
Ledyard, Henry, 1812-1880.
  • Letters of Nov. 6, and Dec. 26, 1855, of Henry Ledyard, concerning land purchases.
Lenawee County (Mich.)
  • Letters in the 1840's and 1850's of Orrin Baker of Fairfield, Lenawee Co., about Crapo's land dealings in that area including full and frequent comments on local news, weather, agriculture, etc.
Lumbering--Michigan.
  • Detailed materials on his lumbering interests in the correspondence for 1855-1869, and also material in the other papers.
Macomb County (Mich.)
  • Letters, especially one of September 18, 1854, discussing the Dutch settlement in Macomb county and other matters.
Marathon (Mich.)
  • Material on Marathon, especially Crapo's lumberyard there, in the correspondence and other papers.
Marquette & Ontonagon Railroad Company.
  • Material on the Marquette and Ontonagon Railroad pertaining to the railroad vetoes.
Mears, Charles B., 1814-1895.
  • Copy of a letter, March 24, 1864, on Crapo's candidacy for governor from Charles Mears.
Mercer, William, b. 1824.
  • Letters, 1855, from William Mercer of Ionia County, mostly about land matters.
Monroe County (Mich.)
  • Information about Monroe County, particularly about land sales there, in the correspondence for the 1850's.
Odessa (Mich.)
  • Letters, 1853-1855, to Crapo from his brother David who settled in Odessa, Michigan as a farmer and wrote fully about conditions there.
Pitcher, Zina, 1797-1872.
  • Letter, April 12, 1867, of Zina Pitcher, about Crapo's Veto of the Detroit Public Works Bill.
Railroads--Michigan.
  • Correspondence and other papers dealing with Michigan railroads, among them the Oakland and Ottawa Railroad, described in a letter of Dec. 28, 1854 and Apr. 2, 1855; Lansing and Saginaw Railroad, March 26, 1856; and much material on the Flint and Holly and the Flint and Pere Marquette; also papers and correspondence on Crapo's vetoes of the railroad acts.
Republican Party (Mich.)
  • Correspondence and other papers dealing with Crapo's term in the State Senate, two terms as Governor on the Republican ticket; also a letter, October 2, 1855, from Crapo to his son discussing the formation of the Republican Party In Massachusetts.
Roads--Michigan.
  • Letter of Crapo to his brother, dated Feb. 24, 1853, discussing the effect of plank roads on land prices.
Saginaw and Lansing Rail Road Company.
  • Letter, March 26, 1856, of G. G. Dorr to Crapo about the Lansing and Saginaw Railroad.
Salt industry and trade--Michigan
  • Material on salt drilling near Flint in the correspondence for 1862 and 1863.
Smith, Gerrit, 1797-1874.
  • Copy of a letter, May 17, 1858, from Crapo to Smith re business dealings in lands; also copy of Gerrit Smith's answer, May 28, 1858; also copy of letter, May 31, 1858, to Smith from Crapo.
Smith, Humphrey Henry Howland Crapo.
  • Correspondence with Humphrey Smith, son-in-law and business associate of Gov. Crapo, particularly after 1866.
Sparks, Jared, 1789-1866.
  • Letter, July 5, 1853, from Jared Sparks about the purchase of western lands.
Standish, John H., b. 1816.
  • Letter, July 1, 1868, of John Standish, urging the Senatorial candidacy of Crapo.
Trowbridge, Rowland E., 1821-1881.
  • Letter, April 4, 1867, of Rowland Trowbridge on the public reaction to Crapo's veto of railroad legislation.
Turner, James, 1820-1869.
  • Letter, July 15, 1867, of James Turner on the Jackson, Lansing, and Saginaw Railroad.
United States. Army. Michigan Cavalry Regiment, 3rd (1861-1866)
  • correspondence, Mar. 1866, about obtaining the release from prison of the 3rd Michigan Cavalry and having them mustered out.
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865.
  • Correspondence relating to the Civil War's effect on business conditions, the drilling of Flint regiments, and the release from prison and mustering out of the 3rd Michigan Cavalry; also speeches to soldiers and clippings relating to Michigan's war effort.
Warner, William, 1812-1868.
  • Letter, August 14, 1867, about a constitutional convention.
Williams, Harvey, 1812-1867.
  • Letters, 1854-1856, of Harvey Williams of Eaton County, dealing principally with land matters.
Winchell, Alexander, 1824-1891.
  • Letter, March 22, 1866, from Winchell to H .H. Crapo about a geological survey of the Upper Peninsula.
Wisner, Moses, 1815-1863.
  • Correspondence, June 1858, with W. S. Driggs about dealings with Wisner.
Withey, Solomon L., 1820-1886.
  • Letters of S. L. Withey, especially one of June 20, 1868, about the Senatorial election.
Woodman, Jonathan J., b. 1825.
  • Letter, June 22, 1868, from Jonathan Woodman, on the possibility of Crapo being a candidate for the Senate that year.
Yellowstone National Park.
  • Letter, April 3, 1878, from P. W. Norris, superintendent of Yellowstone Park, to W. W. Crapo, then congressman from Massachusetts, requesting Crapo's good offices on the park protection bill then before the House appropriations committee