Title: Flora Burt Family Papers Creator: Burt, Flora, collector Dates: circa 1830s-1960s Extent: 3 linear feet, 1 oversize folder Abstract:
Family historian; collected materials relating to the Burt family and other related families.
Call number: 9810 Aa 2 UAm Language: The material is in English Repository: Bentley Historical Library
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Finding aid created by Bentley Historical Library staff, 2005-2006
Access and Use
The collection was the gift of Flora Burt (donor no. 6368) and came from the executor of her estate in 2004 and 2006.
The collection is open to research.
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[item], folder, box, Flora Burt family papers, Bentley Historical Library, University of Michigan
Flora Burt was the historian of her family and the collector of original documents and photographs from the various lines within her family tree.
Collection Scope and Content Note
Historical documents, family papers, and photographs accumulated and maintained by Flora Burt relating to the Burt family and to other family lines. Included are materials and information pertaining to James P. McKinstry, officer in the U.S. Navy in the 19th century, and to John R. Williams, 1st mayor of Detroit. The collection also contains letters, 1839-1846, to William A. Burt from his son Alvin Burt, then doing survey work in Iowa; also letter, 1845, from William Burt to Alvin Burt, describing the solar compass that he patented.
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.
Detroit (Mich.) -- History.
Iowa -- Surveys -- History.
Belle Isle (Detroit, Mich.)
Waterworks Park (Detroit, Mich.)
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865.
Burt, William Austin, 1792-1858.
McKinstry, James P.
Williams, John R., 1782-1854.
McKinstry, James P.
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Container / Location
Portraits of various members of different families (Burt, McKinstry, Williams among others) circa 1860-1900
(include albums, carte de visites, daguerreotypes)
(also includes album of Civil War generals and officers)
Portraits, photos of family members, special occasions, and residences circa 1860s-1960s
(albums, carte de visites and cabinet photographs)
Family papers [series]
Alvin Burt, letters to his father William A. Burt 1839-1846
Alvin Burt, letters to other family members, etc. 1841-1845
William A. Burt, letter to his son Alvin Burt relating in part to solar compass April 9, 1845
John R. Williams estate
Radio program "River Town Sustaining"
(re John R. Williams in part)
Notes of Julien Williams regarding family affairs
Julien Williams estate
James P. McKinstry -- U.S. Navy papers 1820s-1860s