Alpheus Felch Papers: 1817-1896
Summary Information
Title: Alpheus Felch Papers
Creator: Felch, Alpheus, 1804-1896
Dates: 1817-1896
Extent: 6 linear feet, 6 oversize volumes, 1 oversize folder
Abstract:
Lawyer, Member of Michigan Supreme Court, 1842-1846, Democratic Governor of Michigan, 1846-1847, and holder of numerous other public offices; papers include correspondence and other papers documenting his career in public service.
Call number: 851648 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: William E. Brown

Access and Use
Acquisition Information:

The collection was received from Felch family members in 1949 and 1981. Donor numbers 923, 2671

Access Restrictions:

The collection is open for research.

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Copyright:

Donor(s) have transferred any applicable copyright to the Regents of the University of Michigan but the collection may contain third-party materials for which copyright was not transferred. Patrons are responsible for determining the appropriate use or reuse of materials.

Preferred Citation:

item, folder title, box no., Alpheus Felch papers, Bentley Historical Library, University of Michigan


Arrangement

The Alpheus Felch collection came to the library in two separate accessions, the first in 1949, and the second in 1981. Because the core of each accession was correspondence and because the collection had been heavily researched, the decision was made in 1981 not to interfile the letters but rather to create two separate series for Felch's correspondence. In addition to correspondence, the other series in the collection consist of personal and family materials; records detailing Felch's work with the U.S. Commission to Settle Private Land Claims in California, 1853-1856; legal, financial, and miscellaneous files; and photographs.


Biography

Alpheus Felch was born in Limmerick, York County, Maine, on September 23, 1804. He died in Ann Arbor, Michigan, on June 13, 1896. Felch's career as a lawyer and politician crisscrossed the United States, although the majority of his life was devoted to service in his adopted state of Michigan.

Orphaned at the age of three, Alpheus Felch was raised by his paternal grandfather, and later a family friend, Edmund Hayes. In 1821 Felch entered Phillips Exeter Academy, at Exeter, New Hampshire. Financial problems led Felch to become a school teacher and to finish his initial schooling at the academy in Fryeburg, Maine. In 1823 Alpheus Felch was admitted to the freshman class at Bowdoin College, where he continued to supplement his income with teaching assignments. He graduated from Bowdoin in 1827.

In pursuit of a legal career, Felch entered the offices of Bradley and Barrow in Fryeburg and later continued his training in Bangor, Maine. Alpheus Felch was admitted to the bar in 1830, and almost immediately was commissioned to recover a law library in Houlton, Maine. He remained there in the practice of law until 1833, when he undertook a journey to the South for reasons of health. A combination of factors, including the contraction of Cholera, led Felch to Monroe, Michigan. He settled in Monroe until 1843, when Ann Arbor became his permanent residence.

Alpheus Felch's first political position was that of Monroe County representative in the State legislature, 1835-1837. He then served as State Bank Commissioner in 1838 and 1839, and is credited with exposing much of the corruption associated with "wild cat" banking. In 1842 Felch was made Auditor General of the state, but was appointed to the State Supreme Court only a few weeks later, upon the resignation of Judge William A. Fletcher. Felch served in this position until 1845, when he was elected governor.

Alpheus Felch served as governor of Michigan from January 5, 1846, to March 3, 1847, when he resigned this office upon his election to the United States Senate. Felch served in the Senate from March 4, 1847, to March 3, 1853. He was an active member on the Committee on Public Lands, and during his final four years in office was its chairman.

In 1853 Felch was appointed president of the commission to settle land claims in California. This commission acted upon Spanish, Mexican, and American claims to lands in California from 1853 to 1856. In June of 1856, with the commission's work complete, Felch returned to Ann Arbor and the practice of law. In the spring of 1879 he was appointed Tappan law professor at the University of Michigan, a position from which Felch resigned in 1883. Alpheus Felch remained an active figure in his later years, serving as president of the Michigan State Historical Society from 1888 to 1894.

Alpheus Felch married Lucretia Williams Lawrence of Monroe, Michigan, on September 14, 1837. They had eight children, five sons and three daughters. Mrs. Felch died on July 30, 1882.


Collection Scope and Content Note

The Alpheus Felch papers details the active life of this nineteenth century Michigan public servant. Not only are public issues discussed in the correspondence files but the researcher will also gain an understanding of some of the personal problems associated with public service. The collection also includes several files of other family members.

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.


  • Ann Arbor (Mich.)
  • Banks and banking -- United States.
  • California.
  • Canada -- History -- Rebellion, 1837-1838.
  • Elections -- Michigan -- 1856.
  • Flint (Mich.)
  • Indians of North America.
  • Land use -- California.
  • Lapeer (Mich.)
  • Maine.
  • Upper Peninsula (Mich.)
  • Michigan -- Politics and government -- 1815-1844.
  • Michigan -- Politics and government -- 1845-1860.
  • Michigan -- Politics and government -- 1861-1865.
  • Michigan -- Politics and government -- 1866-1876.
  • Michigan -- Politics and government -- 1877-1898.
  • Michigan -- Social life and customs -- 1841-1850.
  • Michigan -- Social life and customs -- 1851-1860.
  • Mines and mineral resources -- United States.
  • Minnesota.
  • Monroe (Mich.)
  • Presidents -- United States -- Election -- 1848.
  • Presidents -- United States -- Election -- 1852.
  • Sault Sainte Marie (Mich.)
  • United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865.
  • United States -- Politics and government -- 19th century.
  • Mexican War, 1846-1848.
  • Governors -- Michigan.
  • Death.
  • Dwellings -- Michigan -- Monroe.
  • Indians of North America.
  • Monroe (Mich.) -- Dwellings.
  • United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865.
  • Photographs.
  • Prints.
  • Barry, John Stewart, 1802-1870.
  • Bingham, Kinsley S. (Kinsley Scott), 1808-1861.
  • Cass, Lewis, 1782-1866.
  • Democratic Party (Mich.)
  • Felch, Alpheus, 1804-1896.
  • Martineau, Harriet, 1802-1876.
  • Michigan State Capitol (Lansing, Mich.)
  • Michigan Central Railroad Company.
  • Michigan Manual Labor School (Ann Arbor)
  • Michigan Soldiers Relief Association.
  • Michigan. Supreme Court.
  • Taylor, Charles Coffin, 1805-1855.
  • United States. Congress. House.
  • University of Michigan. Board of Regents.
  • University of Michigan -- Faculty.
  • University of Michigan -- History.
  • University of Michigan. Dept. of Law.
  • University of Michigan. Dept. of Medicine and Surgery.
  • Cole family.
  • Delta Kappa Epsilon. Omicron Chapter (University of Michigan)
  • Felch, Alpheus, 1804-1896.
  • Felch family.
  • Kawbawgam, Charles, -1902.
  • Lawrence family.
  • University of Michigan -- Students.
  • Adam, John J., 1807-1888.
  • Adams, Charles Kendall, 1835-1902.
  • Agnew, John Holmes, 1804-1865.
  • Alger, R. A. (Russell Alexander), 1836-1907.
  • Allen, Edward Payson, 1839-1909.
  • Allen, John, 1796-1851.
  • Anderson, William, 1843-
  • Angell, James Burrill, 1829-1916.
  • Angell, Sarah Caswell, 1831-1903.
  • Bancroft, William L., 1825-
  • Bates, George C., 1813-1886.
  • Bell, Digby V., 1784-1871.
  • Bishop, Levi, 1815-1881.
  • Bradbury, James Ware, 1802-1901.
  • Brady, Mathew B., 1823-1896.
  • Bridge, Samuel J.
  • Brown, Joseph W., 1793-1880.
  • Brown, William S., 1821-1891.
  • Buel, Alexander Woodruff, 1813-1868.
  • Burt, Hiram Austin, 1839-
  • Burt, John.
  • Burt, William Austin, 1792-1858.
  • Butler, Benjamin F. (Benjamin Franklin), 1818-1893.
  • Butler, Charles, 1802-1897.
  • Campbell, James V. (James Valentine), 1823-1890.
  • Carpenter, Guy, 1808-1849.
  • Chase, Salmon P. (Salmon Portland), 1808-1873.
  • Chipman, Henry C., 1784-1867.
  • Christiancy, Isaac Peckham, 1812-1890.
  • Comstock, Addison J., 1802-1867.
  • Comstock, O. C. (Oliver Cromwell), 1780-1860.
  • Cook, D. B.
  • Cooley, Thomas McIntyre, 1824-1898.
  • Crane, Flavius J. B., 1812-1886.
  • Crary, Isaac Edwin, 1804-1854.
  • Cushing, Caleb, 1800-1879.
  • Danforth, George, -1856.
  • Denton, Samuel, 1803-1860.
  • Dodge, Henry M.
  • Douglass, Samuel Townsend, 1814-1898.
  • Dunham, Nelson, 1803-1866.
  • Eldridge, Robert P., -1884.
  • Ewing, Thomas, 1789-1871.
  • Felch, Caroline.
  • Felch, Lucretia, -1882.
  • Felch, Theodore A., 1847-
  • Gillet, Ransom H. (Ransom Hooker), 1800-1876.
  • Goodrich, Enos, 1813-1897.
  • Goodrich, Reuben, 1819-1899.
  • Grant, Claudius Buchanan, 1835-1921.
  • Griswold, George R., -1857.
  • Gunn, Moses, 1822-1887.
  • Hale, William, 1809-1874.
  • Hall, Frederick, 1816-1883.
  • Hill, George D., 1820-1881.
  • Howard, Jacob Merritt, 1805-1871.
  • Hunt, James B., 1799-1857.
  • Ingersoll, John N., 1817-1881.
  • Jackson, Calvin C., 1814-1883.
  • Jones, George Wallace, 1804-1896.
  • Joslin, C., 1813-1889.
  • Kearsley, Jonathan, 1786-1859.
  • Kellogg, John R., 1793-1868.
  • Knox, John Jay, 1828-1892.
  • Lamb, Jonathan.
  • Landon, Rufus W., 1815-1886.
  • Lathrop, H. B., 1808-1890.
  • Lawrence, Edwin A.
  • Lawrence, William Wolcott.
  • Lothrop, Edwin H., 1806-1874.
  • Lothrop, George Van Ness, 1817-1897.
  • Luce, Cyrus Gray, 1824-1905.
  • Lyon, Lucius, 1800-1851.
  • McClelland, Robert, 1807-1880.
  • McGaffey, Neal.
  • Mann, C. M.
  • Marsh, Owen.
  • Mason, Emily.
  • Mason, Stevens Thomson, 1811-1843.
  • Morey, Peter, 1798-1881.
  • Morse, Richard E., 1809-1865.
  • Nichols, Joseph.
  • Noble, Charles, 1797-1874.
  • Noble, David A., 1806-1896.
  • Norris, Lyman, 1823-1894.
  • Noyes, Horace A., 1810-1877.
  • Palmer, Charles Henry, 1814-1887.
  • Parsons, Philo.
  • Piper, Horace.
  • Platt, Zephaniah, 1797-1872.
  • Polk, James K. (James Knox), 1795-1849.
  • Pond, Elihu Bartlit, 1826-1898.
  • Prescott, R. F.
  • Price, Lyman B., 1811-
  • Prichette, Kintzing.
  • Ransom, Epaphroditus, 1797-1859.
  • Redfield, Alexander Heman, 1805-1869.
  • Rich, John Treadway, 1841-1926.
  • Richmond, William A., 1808-1870.
  • Schwarz, J. E., 1799-1858.
  • Shearer, Jonathan, 1796-1881.
  • Shook, Jacob, 1779-1862.
  • Sibley, John Langdon, 1804-1885.
  • Silver, Abiel, 1797-1881.
  • Smith, Henry, -1847.
  • Spencer, Sheldon.
  • Stone, Hiram.
  • Swineford, A. P. (Alfred P.), 1834-1909.
  • Taylor, Charles H., 1813-
  • Taylor, Helen M.
  • Ten Eyck, Anthony.
  • Terry, Henry D., 1814-1869.
  • Thurber, Jefferson G., 1807-1857.
  • Trowbridge, C. A.
  • Truesdale family.
  • United States. Commission for Ascertaining and Settling Private Land Claims in California.
  • United States. General Land Office.
  • United States. Pension Bureau.
  • Upson, Charles, 1821-1885.
  • Walker, Henry N. (Henry Nelson), 1811-1886.
  • Webber, William Lewis, 1825-1901.
  • Weston, J. W.
  • Whipple, Charles Whiley, 1805-1855.
  • White, Peter, 1830-1908.
  • Whitney, Asa, 1797-1872.
  • Williams, Asa, 1802-1869.
  • Williams, Joseph R., 1808-1861.
  • Wilson, John, 1822-1907.
  • Wilson, Robert S., -1883.
  • Wing, Austin Eli, 1792-1849.
  • Woodbridge, William, 1780-1861.
  • Woodruff, John G.
  • Wright, Dorothea Mason.
Contents List
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Container / Location Title
 
Correspondence and other papers (1949 accession) 1822-1896 [series]

Correspondence and other Papers (1949 accession) is a chronologically arranged series and dates from 1822 to 1896. The letters concern family affairs, business, state and national politics, particularly the presidential candidacy of Lewis Cass and the elections of 1848 and 1852, and the Felch estate.

Box   1  
1822-1825
Box   1  
1830-1835
Box   1  
1836-1840
Box   1  
1841-1842
Box   1  
1843
Box   1  
1844
Box   1  
1845
Box   1  
1846
Box   1  
January 1847-September 1847
Box   1  
October 1847-December 1847
Box   1  
January 1848
Box   1  
February 1848
Box   1  
March 1848
Box   1  
April 1848
Box   1  
May 1848
Box   1  
June 1848
Box   1  
July 1848-September 1848
Box   1  
October 1848-December 1848
Box   1  
January 1849-June 1849
Box   1  
July 1849-December 1849
Box   1  
January 1850-June 1850
Box   1  
July 1850-December 1850
Box   1  
1851
Box   1  
1852
Box   1  
1853
Box   1  
1854
Box   1  
1855
Box   1  
1856-1860
Box   1  
1861-1870
Box   1  
1871-1880
Box   1  
1881-1890
Box   1  
1891-1895
Box   1  
1896
Box   1  
Undated
 
Correspondence (1981 accession) 1817-1896 [series]

Correspondence and other Papers (1981 accession) consists of two subseries: Chronological and Alphabetical. This Chronological subseries dates from 1817 to 1896. The Alphabetical subseries includes letters received from such notable figures as: James W. Bradbury, Samuel J. Bridge, Lewis Cass, C. C. Jackson, Robert C. McClelland, Owen March, Kintzing Prichette, Anthony Ten Eyck, and William Woodbridge. Personal correspondence with Mrs. Lucretia Felch and Edwin A. Lawrence (brother-in-law) provide information on a wide variety of political and social subjects.

 
Chronological [subseries]
Box   1  
1817

(John Felch)

Box   1  
1824-1827
Box   1  
1828-1829
Box   1  
1830
Box   1  
1831
Box   1  
1832-1834
Box   1  
1835
Box   1  
January 1836-June 1836
Box   1  
July 1836-December 1836
Box   1  
1837
Box   2  
January 1838-June 1838
Box   2  
July 1838-December 1838
Box   2  
January 1839-June 1839
Box   2  
July 1839-December 1839
Box   2  
1840
Box   2  
1841-1843
Box   2  
1845
Box   2  
January 1846-June 1846
Box   2  
July 1846-December 1846
Box   2  
January 1847-June 1847
Box   2  
July 1847-December 1847
Box   2  
January 1848-March 1848
Box   2  
April 1848
Box   2  
May 1848
Box   2  
June 1848
Box   2  
July 1848-December 1848
Box   2  
January 1849-June 1849
Box   2  
July 1849-December 1849
Box   2  
January 1850-March 1850
Box   2  
April 1850-June 1850
Box   2  
July 1850-December 1850
Box   2  
1851
Box   2  
January 1852-June 1852
Box   2  
July 1852-December 1852
Box   2  
January 1853-June 1853
Box   2  
July 1853-December 1853
Box   2  
1854
Box   2  
1855-1856
Box   2  
1856

(telegrams regarding convention and election)

Box   2  
1857-1858
Box   2  
1859-1880
Box   2  
1881-1886
Box   2  
1887-1889
Box   2  
1890-1892
Box   3  
1893-1896
Box   3  
Undated and unidentified (including postcards)
 
Alphabetical subseries [subseries]
Box   3  
A (1 folder)
Box   3  
Adams, Charles K. June 1, 1886 (1 items)
Box   3  
Agnew, Rev. J. H. 1852 (2 items)
Box   3  
Alger, R. A. 1886-1891 (5 items)
Box   3  
Allen, Edward P. 1889 (2 items)
Box   3  
Allen, John January 16, 1850 (1 items)
Box   3  
Ambler, William E. 1888 (3 items)
Box   3  
Anderson, William E. 1846-1852 (3 items)
Box   3  
Angell, James B. 1877-1885 (7 items)
Box   3  
Angell, Sarah C. May 23, 1883 (1 items)
 
Ba-Bn (1 folder)
Box   3  
Baldwin, Roger S. January 24, 1850 (1 items)
Box   3  
Bancroft, E. C. July 24, 1840 (1 items)
Box   3  
Bancroft, William L. 1850, 1885 (2 items)
Box   3  
Barry, John S. 1840, 1850 (3 items)
Box   3  
Bayles, N. 1851-1852 (2 items)
Box   3  
Beal, Junius E. October 13, 1885 (1 items)
Box   3  
Begole, Josiah W. 1889 (1 items)
Box   3  
Bell, Digby V. 1842, 1846 (9 items)
Box   3  
Bingham, Kinsley S. April 9, 1849 (1 items)
Box   3  
Bishop, Levi January 1, 1863 (1 items)
 
Bo-Bz (1 folder)
Box   3  
Board of World's Fair Managers for Michigan 1892-1893 (10 items)
Box   3  
Bowdoin College 1878-1893 (6 items)
Box   3  
Brady, Mathew B. February 13, 1849 (1 items)
Box   3  
Brown, B. F. 1859 (6 items)
Box   3  
Brown, Joseph W. 1835, 1846, 1850 (8 items)
Box   3  
Brown, William S. 1842-1853 (7 items)
Box   3  
Burt, Hiram T. 1889 (4 items)
Box   3  
Burt, John December 6, 1854 (1 items)
Box   3  
Burt, William A. 1850-1851 (2 items)
Box   3  
Butler, Charles 1846 (2 items)
Box   3  
Bradbury, James W. 1851-1895
Box   3  
Bridge, Samuel J. 1854-1892
 
C (1 folder)
Box   3  
Campbell, J. T. 1889 (3 items)
Box   3  
Campbell, J. V. 1882 (2 items)
Box   3  
Carpenter, Guy 1846 (2 items)
Box   3  
Chase, Salmon P. 1852 (1 items)
Box   3  
Chipman, Henry C. 1850-1851 (2 items)
Box   3  
Christiancy, I. P. (and others) 1848-1849 (3 items)

(includes slavery petition)

Box   3  
Cole, Lawrence T. 1892 (1 items)
Box   3  
Comstock, Addison J. 1838-1839 (7 items)
Box   3  
Comstock, Oliver C. 1850 (1 items)
Box   3  
Cook, D. B. 1889 (4 items)
Box   3  
Cooley, Thomas McIntyre 1846-1887 (6 items)
Box   3  
Crane, Flavius J. B. July 17, 1848 (1 items)
Box   3  
Crary, Isaac E. June 28, 1836 (1 items)
Box   3  
Cushing, Caleb August 21, 1854 (1 items)
Box   3  
Cass, Lewis 1838-1859
 
D-E (1 folder)
Box   3  
Democratic Central Association 1856 (1 items)
Box   3  
Denton, Samuel December 11, 1847 (1 items)
Box   3  
Dickinson, Donald M. 1890 (2 items)
Box   3  
Dunbar, Charles F. November 7, 1894 (1 items)
Box   3  
Dunham, Nelson 1846-1855 (6 items)
Box   3  
Ewing, Thomas June 10, 1850 (1 items)
 
Felch (miscellaneous)
Box   3  
Felch, Alvan 1847-1848 (3 items)
Box   3  
Felch, Amos 1879-1889 (2 items)
Box   3  
Felch, Charles P. 1848-1889 (11 items)
Box   3  
Felch, F. L. 1877-1893 (2 items)
Box   3  
Felch, James H. 1858 (2 items)
Box   3  
Felch, T. A. 1935-1937 (3 items)
Box   3  
Felch, Caroline 1852-1858 (19 items)

(typescripts)

Box   3  
Felch, Lucretia 1836-1856 (4 folders)
 
G (1 folder)
Box   3  
Gillet, Ransom H. April 14, 1858 (1 items)
Box   3  
Goodrich, Enos 1850, 1888, 1894 (3 items)
Box   3  
Goodrich, Reuben March 27, 1893 (1 items)
Box   3  
Grant, C. B. 1881-1892 (6 items)
Box   3  
Griswold, George R. 1845, 1848 (2 items)
Box   3  
Gunn, Moses July 22, 1852 (1 items)
 
H-I (1 folder)
Box   3  
Hale, William 1842-1852 (10 items)
Box   3  
Hall, Frederick December 2, 1850 (1 items)
Box   3  
Hill, George D. 1846-1881 (8 items)
Box   3  
Hopkinson, Julia 1825-1839 (8 items)
Box   3  
Howard, J. M. 1837 (2 items)
Box   3  
Hunt, James B. 1847, 1851 (2 items)
Box   3  
Ingersoll, John N. February 22, 1848 (1 items)
 
J (1 folder)
Box   3  
Jones, George W. 1849, 1889-1894 (11 items)
Box   3  
Joslyn, C. (Joslin) 1845 (2 items)
Box   3  
Jackson, C. C. 1836-1882
 
K (1 folder)
Box   3  
Kearsley, J. 1845-1846 (2 items)
Box   3  
Kellogg, John June 4, 1850 (1 items)
Box   3  
Knox, John J. February 8, 1887 (1 items)
 
La-Ln (1 folder)
Box   3  
Lamb, Jonathan 1846-1848 (7 items)
Box   3  
Landon, Rufus W. October 1, 1840 (1 items)
Box   3  
Lathrop, H. B. July 30, 1845 (1 items)
Box   3  
Lawrence, William Wolcott 1845-1849 (4 items)
 
Lo-Lz (1 folder)
Box   3  
Lothrop, Edwin H. 1840, 1847 (2 items)
Box   3  
Lothrop, George Van Ness 1850-1879 (7 items)
Box   3  
Lougee Family 1887-1888 (12 items)
Box   3  
Luce, Cyrus G. 1887, 1889 (2 items)
Box   3  
Lyon, Lucius 1834-1849 (4 items)
Box   3  
Lyons, Edwin C. 1893 (5 items)
Box   3  
Lawrence, Edwin A. 1846-1882 (2 folders, 91 items)
Box   4  
M (1 folder)
Box   4  
McGaffey, Neal 1838, 1848, 1851-1852 (4 items)
Box   4  
McDonald, Moses 1833-1834 (2 items)
Box   4  
Magazine of Western History 1886 (2 items)
Box   4  
Mann, C. M. (Michigan Central Railroad) 1858 (6 items)
Box   4  
Mason, Emily 1890-1891 (9 items)
Box   4  
Mason, Stevens T. 1835, 1838 (2 items)
Box   4  
Michigan Legislative Association 1886 (2 items)
Box   4  
Moore, J. B. December 9, 1893 (1 items)
Box   4  
Morey, Peter October 14, 1838 (1 items)
Box   4  
Morse, Richard E. 1840, 1853 (2 items)
Box   4  
McClelland, Robert C. 1844-1855 (2 folders, 60 items)
Box   4  
Marsh, Owen 1845-1854 (30 items)
 
N (1 folder)
Box   4  
Nichols, Joseph 1834-1838 (14 items)
Box   4  
Noble, Charles September 10, 1860 (1 items)
Box   4  
Noble, David A. March 19, 1892 (1 items)
Box   4  
Norris, Lyman D. March 18, 1882 (1 items)
 
P (1 folder)
Box   4  
Page, Evelyn November 19, 1890 (1 items)
Box   4  
Page, Sarah Felch 1820-1836 (12 items)
Box   4  
Palmer, Charles H. December 23, 1850 (1 items)
Box   4  
Parsons, Philo 1882 (2 items)
Box   4  
Platt, Zephaniah August 2, 1852 (1 items)
Box   4  
Plumbe, John April 1848 (1 items)
Box   4  
Polk, James K. (letters to) January 1847 (5 items)
Box   4  
Pond, Elihu B. November 14, 1893 (1 items)
Box   4  
Pratt, James T. February 20, 1854 (1 items)
Box   4  
Prescott, R. F. March 11, 1879 (1 items)
Box   4  
Price, Lyman B. August 8, 1848 (1 items)
Box   4  
Prichette, Kintzing 1838-1840 (8 items)
Box   4  
Pyser, Horace 1885-1891
 
Q-R (1 folder)
Box   4  
Quimby, William E. 1891 (4 items)
Box   4  
Ransom, Epaphroditus June 2, 1849 (1 items)
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Rich, John T. 1893 (2 items)
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Richmond, William A. 1845-1852 (4 items)
Box   4  
Russell, Alfred 1889 (2 items)
 
S (1 folder)
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Schwarz, J. E. 1846-1850 (3 items)
Box   4  
Semi-Centennial Commission 1886 (2 items)
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Shearer, Jonathan 1845-1846, 1853 (3 items)
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Shoemaker, M. June 16, 1893 (1 items)
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Shook, Jacob 1845, 1849 (2 items)
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Sibley, John L. December 2, 1847 (1 items)
Box   4  
Silver, Abiel 1846 (4 items)
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Smith, Henry July 17, 1846 (1 items)
Box   4  
Spencer, Sheldon 1835-1838 (3 items)
Box   4  
Stacy, Consider A. August 25, 1845 (1 items)
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Steere, Joseph H. November 30, 1893 (1 items)
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Stone, Hiram 1846 (4 items)
Box   4  
Stuart, Charles E. 1848, 1885 (2 items)
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Swineford, Albert P. November 17, 1883 (1 items)
Box   4  
Syracuse Insurance Company 1846 (4 items)
 
T (1 folder)
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Taylor, Charles H. June 22, 1850 (1 items)
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Taylor, Helen M. 1883-1888 (6 items)
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Ten Eyck, Anthony 1847-1852 (8 items)
Box   4  
Terry, Henry D. February 24, 1840 (1 items)
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Thurber, Jefferson G. August 9, 1856 (1 items)
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Trowbridge, C. A. 1850-1852 (3 items)
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Truesdale Family (Aaron D. and George E.) 1854 (3 items)
 
U (1 folder)
Box   4  
University of Michigan Board of Regents 1883, 1888 (2 items)
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Upson, Charles February 2, 1881 (1 items)
Box   4  
U.S. Office of the Commission to Settle Private Land Claims in California 1852-1856, undated (3 folders)
Box   4  
U.S. General Land Office 1848-1854
Box   4  
U.S. Pension Office 1848-1852
 
Wa-Wh (1 folder)
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Walker, Henry N. 1845-1852 (11 items)
Box   4  
Webber, William 1888-1889 (3 items)
Box   4  
Weston, J. W. January 8, 1891 (1 items)
Box   4  
White, Peter April 4, 1858 (1 items)
Box   4  
Whitney, Asa 1848-1853 (8 items)
 
Wi-Wz (1 folder)
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Williams, Asa December 11, 1848 (1 items)
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Williams, Joseph September 22, 1846 (1 items)
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Wilson, John July 22, 1852 (1 items)
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Wing, A. E. 1835 (2 items)
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Woodbridge, William 1852 (3 items)
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Woodruff, John G. August 5, 1852 (1 items)
Box   4  
Wright, Dorothia Mason 1891 (7 items)
 
Personal Files [series]

The Personal Files includes biographical information, family and genealogical materials, and student papers.

Box   4  
Alpheus Felch
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Biographical Sketches (clippings)
Box   4  
Family and personal information
Box   4  
Land grants, appointments, etc. (6 items (in oversize folder))
Box   4  
Obituaries (typescripts)
Box   4  
"Alpheus Felch: An Appreciation", by Herbert Randall (Michigan History Magazine, April 1926)
Box   4  
Sketch by T. A. Felch 1933
 
Daniel Felch
Box   4  
Letters circa 1794-1804
Box   4  
Papers relating to the estate of D. Felch 1815-1820
 
Felch Family
Box   4  
Sketches of family members by Lillian Felch 1934
 
Lawrence Family
Box   4  
Sketches of family members circa 1933-1934
 
Genealogies
Box   4  
Felch and Lawrence families
Box   4  
Lougee family
 
Student papers
Box   4  
General
Box   4  
Bowdoin College
Box   4  
Poetry circa 1820s
Box   4  
Manuscript map of the United States drawn while student at Bowdoin College (1 items (in oversize folder))
Box   4  
Deeds 1836-1854, 1872, undated
Box   4  
Mortgages
Box   4  
Speeches (5 folders)
 
U.S. Commission to Settle Private Land Claims in California 1853-1856 [series]

The U.S. Commission to Settle Private Land Claims in California (1853-1856) series consists of correspondence and legal briefs on the issue of adjusting Spanish and Mexican land claims. Of note are the six bound volumes (oversized) containing Felch's opinions on the California cases and the final decisions of the commission.

Box   5  
Records
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circa 1853-1856 (5 folders)
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July 1853-August 1853
Box   5  
September 1853-December 1853
Box   5  
January 1854-August 1854
Box   5  
September 1854-December 1854
Box   5  
January 1855-March 1855
 
Legal briefs
Box   5  
U.S. v. Joseph S. Alemany circa 1852
Box   5  
U.S. v. Andres Castellaro circa 1853
Box   5  
U.S. v. John Sutter, et al.
Box   5  
Miscellaneous circa 1851-1860
Box   5  
List of cases adjudicated
Box   5  
San Francisco v. U.S. 1854
Box   5  
Cervantes v. U.S. (Supreme Court decision) 1853
Box   5  
Final report March 3, 1856
Box   5  
Court calendar; docket index; financial records 1851-1855
Box   5  
Register of the Governor of California, Specifying Grants made of lands with dates (7 pages)

(actually a chronology of governors and political leaders of California, 1769-1846)

Box   5  
Decrees under which the California Territory was governed 1812-1813

(photocopies; ca. 50 pp.)

Box   5  
Miscellaneous
Oversize Volume   1  
Index to cases (missing case nos. 501, 463, 433)
Oversize Volume   2  
Opinions
Oversize Volume   3  
Opinions

(continued)

Oversize Volume   4  
Opinions

(continued)

Oversize Volume   5  
Decisions
Oversize Volume   6  
Decisions

(continued)

 
Miscellaneous [series]

The Miscellaneous series includes bills and receipts, bank statements, various legal papers, lists, writings, and clippings.

Box   6  
Bank statements (Huron River Bank and Bank of Ypsilanti) 1838
Box   6  
Legal brief: People v. The Regents of the University of Michigan

(printed version of brief also available in print collection of the library)

Box   6  
Legal papers 1838-1842
Box   6  
Louisiana and Michigan survey bills 1848-1850
Box   6  
Membership lists
Box   6  
Ninetieth birthday celebration 1894
Box   6  
Personal portfolio
Box   6  
Sketchbook, undated
Box   6  
Will 1896
Box   6  
Miscellaneous writings (2 folders)
Box   6  
Bills and receipts
Box   6  
Unidentified and undated
Box   6  
Clippings
 
Photographs [series]

The Photograph series contains portraits of Alpheus Felch, his family, friends, and contemporaries.

Box   6  
Classmates (classes of 1867 and 1868)

(see also outsize unbound material)

Box   6  
Civil War portraits
Box   6  
Cole family
Box   6  
Delta Kappa Epsilon

(oversize photo located in Ac folder)

Box   6  
Homes, cemeteries
Box   6  
Individuals, identified
Box   6  
Individuals, unidentified
Box   6  
Lawrence family of Monroe, Michigan
Box   6  
Miscellaneous
Box   6  
Portraits, engraved
Box   6  
Portraits, photographic