Charles Tyley Newton Papers: 1907-1947
Summary Information
Title: Charles Tyley Newton Papers
Creator: Newton, Charles Tyley, 1893-
Inclusive dates: 1907-1947
Extent: 4 linear feet
Abstract:
Ypsilanti, Michigan automobile salesman, antique collector for Greenfield Village, and real estate agent for the Ford Motor Company. Correspondence, newspaper clippings, and pamphlet material concerning his work for Ford Motor Company, and his interest in William H. McGuffey and Stephen Foster; and photographs.
Call number: 852014 Aa 2
Language: The material is 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 created by Michigan Historical Collections staff

Access and Use
Acquisition Information:

The collection was donated by Roscoe O. Bonisteel (donor no. 2035). The provenance of the material is uncertain.

Access Restrictions:

The collection is open to research.

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Preferred Citation:

[item], folder, box, Charles Tyley Newton Papers, Bentley Historical Library, University of Michigan


Biography

Charles Newton worked for Henry Ford in the Secretary's Office in the 1920s and 1930s. His principal responsibility was in the acquisition of items for Greenfield Village and the Henry Ford Museum.


Collection Scope and Content Note

The collection has been arranged into the following series: Correspondence; Newspaper clippings; Printed Material; Greenfield Village acquisitions; Real estate acquisitions; and Photographs.

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.


  • Automobile industry and trade -- United States.
  • Ypsilanti (Mich.)
  • Abandoned buildings.
  • African American women -- Work.
  • Agricultural machinery.
  • Airplanes -- 1908.
  • Ann Arbor (Mich.) -- Dwellings.
  • Ann Arbor (Mich.) -- Farms.
  • Architecture.
  • Arnold Lake (Clare County, Mich.)
  • Au Sable River (Mich.)
  • Automobile industry.
  • Automobile service stations -- Michigan -- Marshall.
  • Automobile service stations -- Michigan -- Ypsilanti.
  • Automobiles.
  • Barbershops.
  • Barns.
  • Beaches.
  • Bedrooms.
  • Bicycles and tricycles -- 1861-1870.
  • Boats.
  • Business enterprises -- Michigan -- Ypsilanti.
  • Calumet (Mich.)
  • Carriages and coaches.
  • Carts and wagons.
  • City and town halls -- Michigan -- Marshall.
  • Clarkston (Mich.) -- Dwellings.
  • Clothing and dress -- 1861-1870.
  • Clothing and dress -- 1891-1900.
  • Clothing and dress -- 1901-1910.
  • Clothing and dress -- 1921-1930.
  • Comins (Mich.)
  • Covered bridges.
  • Dams.
  • Dance.
  • Deward (Mich.)
  • Dundee (Mich.) -- Mills.
  • Dwellings -- Michigan -- Ann Arbor.
  • Dwellings -- Michigan -- Clarkston.
  • Dwellings -- Michigan -- Gilbert Lake.
  • Dwellings -- Michigan -- Saline.
  • Dwellings -- Michigan -- Ypsilanti.
  • Estates.
  • Families.
  • Farms.
  • Farms -- Michigan -- Ann Arbor.
  • Farms -- Michigan -- Ypsilanti.
  • Fireplaces.
  • Fishing -- Michigan.
  • Gilbert Lake (Oakland County, Mich.) -- Dwellings.
  • Glennie (Mich.)
  • Horses.
  • Hotels and taverns -- Michigan -- Ypsilanti.
  • Hunting -- United States.
  • Industrial buildings.
  • Interiors.
  • Irish Hills (Mich.)
  • Kalkaska County (Mich.)
  • Kitchens -- 1941-1950.
  • Laborers.
  • L'Anse (Mich.)
  • Living rooms.
  • Livingston County (Mich.)
  • Log cabins.
  • Lumber industry.
  • Manchester (Mich.)
  • Marshall (Mich.) -- Automobile service stations.
  • Marshall (Mich.) -- City and town halls.
  • Metamora (Mich.)
  • Mills -- Michigan -- Dundee.
  • Music ensembles.
  • Oakland County (Mich.)
  • Oscoda (Mich.)
  • Pine River (Mich. : River)
  • Privies.
  • Railroad stations.
  • Railroads -- Michigan.
  • Raisin River (Mich.)
  • Saline (Mich.) -- Dwellings.
  • Ships -- Great Lakes.
  • Sleds and sleighs.
  • Slums.
  • South Branch (Mich.)
  • Stagecoaches.
  • Steam engines.
  • Street-railroads -- Michigan.
  • Trucks.
  • Willow Run (Mich.) -- Dwellings.
  • Women.
  • Ypsilanti (Mich.) -- Business enterprises.
  • Ypsilanti (Mich.) -- Dwellings.
  • Ypsilanti (Mich.) -- Farms.
  • Ypsilanti (Mich.) -- Hotels and taverns.
  • Tintypes.
  • Photographs.
  • Ford Motor Company.
  • Foster, Stephen Collins, 1826-1864.
  • Henry Ford Museum and Greenfield Village.
  • McGuffey, William Holmes, 1800-1873.
  • Newton, Charles Tyley, 1893-
  • Willow Run Bomber Plant.
  • Ann Arbor Club.
  • Baptist Parsonage (Saline, Mich.)
  • Baraga Lumber Company.
  • Ford, Henry, 1863-1947.
  • Ford Motor Company.
  • Henry Ford Museum and Greenfield Village.
  • Kneeland-Bigelow Company.
  • H.M. Loud and Sons Lumber Company (Oscoda, Mich.)
  • Lucking Farm (Ypsilanti, Mich.)
  • Nash Distributing Company.
  • Newkirk, Birkett.
  • Newkirk family.
  • Newton, Charles Tyley, 1893-
  • Newton family.
  • Porter-Hicks Farm (Ann Arbor, Mich.)
  • Ward, David, 1822-1900.
Contents List
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Container / Location Title
 
Correspondence [series]
Box   1  
Undated, 1907-1947 (16 folders)
 
Newspaper Clippings [series]
Box   1  
Willow Run Bomber Plant 1941-1943 (3 folders)
Box   1  
Miscellaneous 1945-1947
 
Printed Material [series]
Box   1  
Automobile industry (2 folders)
Box   1  
Ford Motor Company (2 folders)
Box   1  
Boat construction 1908-1911
Box   1  
Miscellaneous 1912-1944
 
Greenfield Village acquisitions circa 1928-1946 [series]
Box   2  
William Holmes McGuffey material 1934-1940 (5 folders)
Box   2  
Stephen Foster birthplace 1935-1939
Box   2  
Abraham Lincoln items (4 folders)
Box   2  
Regarding song "When you and I were young Maggie" (2 folders)
Box   2  
Early automobile items
Box   2  
Covered bridges
Box   2  
Miscellaneous (6 folders)
 
Real estate acquisitions [series]
Box   3  
Purchase of real estate by the Ford Motor Company circa 1930-1946

(unprocessed)

 
Photographs [series]
Box   4  
Portraits, snapshots, and photos of friends and family members

(include photo of Newton with Henry Ford)

(include tintypes)
 
Subjects
Box   4  
Agricultural Machinery
Box   4  
Airplanes, includes Ford Motor Airplane 1908
Box   4  
Ann Arbor Club
 
Automobiles
Box   4  
General
Box   4  
Nash Distributing Company (includes trucks)
Box   4  
Barbershop and barber chairs
Box   4  
Barns and other farm buildings
Box   4  
Bicycles
Box   4  
Bridges, Covered
 
Carriages
Box   4  
Coaches
Box   4  
Horse and buggy
Box   4  
Sleighs
Box   4  
Wagons
Box   4  
Clothing and dress
Box   4  
Dancing
Box   4  
Drain Tile plant (unidentified)
Box   4  
Dry goods store (unidentified) (tintype)
Box   4  
Fishing (include boats)
Box   4  
Horses
Box   4  
Hotel (United States Hotel)
 
Houses
Box   4  
General unidentified (7 envelopes)
Box   4  
Faulkrod Home

(include interiors)

Box   4  
Haynes Home

(include interiors)

Box   4  
Hunting
Box   4  
Industrial plants and machinery (and shop interiors)
 
Lumbering (by place or company name)
Box   4  
Au Sable River
Box   4  
Baraga Lumber Company
Box   4  
Comins (Brook's camp)
Box   4  
Comins (Fitzpatrick's camp)
Box   4  
Comins (Joe Lalonde's camp)
Box   4  
Comins (unidentified)
Box   4  
DeWald (mill)
Box   4  
Glennie (J.H. Hayes' camp)
Box   4  
Kalkaska County (David Ward camps)
Box   4  
Kneeland-Bigelow Company
Box   4  
L'Anse (lumber camp)
Box   4  
Oscoda (Loud and Son Lumber Company)
Box   4  
Oscoda (unidentified)
Box   4  
Pine River (T.T. Allen's Lumber camps)
Box   4  
Pine River (unidentified)
Box   4  
Smith Lumbering Camp
Box   4  
South Branch (Gates camp and unidentified)
 
Lumbering (by activity)
Box   4  
Booms; river views
Box   4  
Lumbermen; camp scenes
Box   4  
Mills (general)
Box   4  
Mills

(include photos of inspection by Henry Ford)

Box   4  
Miscellaneous activities
Box   4  
Railroads
Box   4  
Transport
Box   4  
Stacked lumber
Box   4  
Ships and dock scenes
Box   4  
Musicians
Box   4  
Outhouses
Box   4  
Railroads

(includes Ypsilanti photograph see also Lumber--Railroads)

Box   4  
Railroads)
Box   4  
Ships
Box   4  
Street railroads
Box   4  
Tractors and other steam machinery
Box   4  
Waterworks; dams
 
Geographical Subjects
Box   4  
Ann Arbor area
Box   4  
Bloomfield Township, Gilbert Lake (home)
Box   4  
Calumet
Box   4  
Canada (Mansion on Detroit River)
Box   4  
Cherry Hill (Huston Farm)
 
Clarkston
Box   4  
General
Box   4  
Russell Street Home
 
Dearborn: Greenfield Village
Box   4  
McGuffy School House and related
Box   4  
Stephen Foster House
Box   4  
Washington's Mill (Pa.)
Box   4  
Miscellaneous
Box   4  
Dundee

(Raisin River, mill, dam, waterworks)

Box   4  
Harrison, Arnold Lake
Box   4  
Irish Hills (Morgan Farm)
Box   4  
Livingston County, Pinckney district, Hill Creek Farm
Box   4  
Manchester (landscape of surrounding area)
Box   4  
Marshall

(automobile service station; other buildings)

Box   4  
Metamora, Lapeer County
Box   4  
Oakland County, Springfield Township (Ford-Bryant Lane)
Box   4  
Saline (Baptist parsonage)
Box   4  
Willow Run (condemned houses)
 
Ypsilanti
Box   4  
General
Box   4  
Power lines and road maintenance near Ypsilanti
 
People
Box   4  
Birkett Newkirk family

(includes portraits of children and women)

Box   4  
Ford, Edsel
Box   4  
McGuffy, William H., family
Box   4  
Wilton Harry and Elizabeth