Pond Family Papers: 1841-1939
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Elihu Pond [series]

Included in the family papers is a small amount of the correspondence and writing of Elihu B. Pond, father of Allen and Irving. A journalist by profession, his letters offer many observations and opinions on politics, economics and the affairs of the University of Michigan. The 1896 Presidential campaign and the issue of Free Silver were discussed in particular depth and the letters often contain specific comment on the implications of current events for Chicago business and politics.

Elihu served as warden of the Jackson State Prison from 1883 to 1885, and on the Ann Arbor Board of Education for many years. He discussed the problems encountered in these activities in his editorials for the Michigan Argus and the American Peloponnesus. His journals from 1864, 1865, 1867 and 1898 offer explicit accounts of the weather, but little of substance concerning his work or his times.

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Manuscripts for the American Peloponnesus 1847-1850
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Miscellaneous manuscripts
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Journals 1864, 1865, 1867, 1898 (4 volumes)
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Scrapbook containing editorials written by Elihu B. Pond for the Argus