Tinkham family papers: 1875-1963
Tinkham family papers
Branch County and Ann Arbor, Michigan, family. Family papers, reminiscences of Russell and Ralph R. Tinkham, and other papers relating to studies at the University of Michigan and elsewhere.85528 Aa Microcopy
The material is in English
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Russell Tinkham was a graduate of the University of Michigan, class of 1872. He later practiced law in Detroit. Ralph R. Tinkham also graduated from the University of Michigan, receiving a degree in engineering in 1905. He later became an engineer for the U. S. Lighthouse Service and U. S. Coast Guard.
Collection Scope and Content Note
The collection includes papers relating to the Tinkham and Huxtable families of Branch County, Michigan. The bulk of the papers concerns Russell Tinkham and includes letters, 1875-1877, written while a student in Germany. Also in his papers are reminiscences of his life to 1868, and a notebook, ca. 1920's, containing drafts of letters and other writings. This notebook includes obituaries of University of Michigan class of 1872 classmates, drafts of legal documents, letters to state representatives from Ann Arbor concerning legislative issues and other matters. The reminiscences of Ralph R. Tinkham relate to his career as Chief Engineer for the U.S. Lighthouse Service and Chief of the Civil Engineering Division of the U.S. Coast Guard. His work took him to many places in the Great Lakes area, as well as Alaska, the Gulf Coast, and Hawaii. These reminiscences also concern his life as a student at the University of Michigan and his experiences during World Wars I and II.
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.)
- Branch County (Mich.)
- Engineers -- Michigan.
- Voyages and travels.
- Huxtable family.
- University of Michigan -- Alumni and alumnae.
- University of Michigan -- Students -- Social life and customs -- 1901-1910.
- Tinkham, Ralph Russell.
- Tinkham, Russell, 1845-
Additional Descriptive Data
The library also has a separation collection of Ralph Tinkham papers. These include photographs and a scrapbook from the period when he was a student at the University of Michigan.