Frank Thomas Newton papers: 1900-1931
Summary Information
Title: Frank Thomas Newton papers
Creator: Newton, Frank Thomas, 1867-1931
Inclusive dates: 1900-1931
Extent: 1 linear foot
Abstract:
Michigan Republican state senator, 1909-1912. Correspondence and other materials relating to Republican Party politics.
Call number: 852061 Aa 2
Language: The material is in English
Repository: Bentley Historical Library
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Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2113
Phone: 734-764-3482
Fax: 734-936-1333
e-mail: bentley.ref@umich.edu
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Finding aid created by Michigan Historical Collections staff

Access and Use
Acquisition Information:

The collection was the gift of Roscoe O. Bonisteel (donor no. 2035) and came to the library in 1971. The provenance of the papers prior to coming into the possession of Mr. Bonisteel is unknown.

Access Restrictions:

The collection is open to 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, box, Frank Thomas Newton Papers , Bentley Historical Library, University of Michigan


Biography

Frank T. Newton was born in Washtenaw County, Michigan on September 30, 1867. He taught school for a period, then as a salesman and manufacturing businessman in Ypsilanti, Michigan. He was county sheriff, 1905-1907, and then was twice elected as a Republican .to the Michigan State Senate, 1909-1910 and 1911-1912.


Collection Scope and Content Note

The Newton papers consists of correspondence and other materials relating to Republican Party politics, including elections of 1906, 1910, 1912 and 1918. There is also material relating to the early development of the Jackson Automobile Company. Correspondents include: Patrick H. Kelley, William A. Smith, Charles E. Townsend, Fred M. Warner and William W. Wedemeyer. The collection also includes a small folder of 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.


  • Elections -- Michigan -- 1906.
  • Elections -- Michigan -- 1910.
  • Elections -- Michigan -- 1912.
  • Elections -- Michigan -- 1918.
  • Law enforcement -- Michigan -- Washtenaw County.
  • Michigan -- Politics and government -- 1899-1916.
  • Michigan -- Politics and government -- 1917-1921.
  • Ypsilanti (Mich.)
  • Michigan -- Politics and government -- 1837-1950.
  • Photographs.
  • Jackson Automobile Company.
  • Michigan. Legislature.
  • Newton, Frank Thomas, 1867-1931.
  • Republican Party (Mich.)
  • Michigan. Legislature (46th : 1911-1912)
  • Michigan. Legislature. Senate.
  • Newton, Frank Thomas, 1867-1931.
  • Kline, Fred B., 1865-
  • Leidlein, John, 1864-
  • White, Charles, 1873-
  • Walter, Robert E., 1877-
  • Kelley, Patrick Henry, 1867-1925.
  • Smith, William Alden, 1859-1932.
  • Townsend, Charles E. (Charles Elroy), 1856-1924.
  • Warner, Frederick Maltby, 1865-1923.
  • Wedemeyer, William Walter, 1873-1913.
Contents List
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Container / Location Title
 
Correspondence [series]
Box   1  
Undated, 1900-1931 (34 folders)
 
Other materials [series]
Box   1  
Newton & Haggerty Ladder Company papers 1906-1919
Box   1  
Miscellaneous
Box   1  
Photographs

(Include portraits of selected members of the Michigan state senate, 1911-1912)

Additional Descriptive Data

Selective Index to Correspondents

  1. Jackson Automobile Company
    • 1912-1917
  2. Kelley, Patrick Henry, 1867-1925.
    • 1909, March 28, 1910, April 21, 1910, February 1, 1911, May 14, 1912, October 28, 1912
  3. Smith, William Alden, 1859-1932
    • 1912
  4. Townsend Charles Elroy, 1856-1924
    • November 15, 1904, September 15, 1905, 1906, 1909-1913, August 10, 1918
  5. Warner, Fred Maltby, 1865-1923
    • June 24, 1910, November 9, 1910, November 15, 1912
  6. Wedemeyer, William Walter, 1873-1913
    • March 7, 1905, March 11, 1905, March 31, 1905, 1909-1912