Phelps-Lyon family papers  1803-1894
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Access and Use

Acquisition Information:

Donated 1977 and 1987. M-1785, M-2359.

Access Restrictions:

The collection is open for research.


Copyright status is unknown.


Thirty-three of these letters, all of Phelps origin, were the gift of Mr. and Mrs. Norman H. Schairer, a descendant of Norman A. Phelps (1808-1887). An additional fifty-five letters and other manuscripts were the gift of Janet Lyon Holm, a descendant of Norman Phelps' sister Adaline Lyon (1819-1872). The two accessions bring together related material which was separated for a century or more. The two donors, third cousins, were unknown to each other until genealogical research brought them together.

Preferred Citation:

Phelps-Lyon Family Papers, William L. Clements Library, The University of Michigan