Manuscripts Division
William L. Clements Library
University of Michigan

Finding aid for
Kate G. Geary Autograph Album, 1877-1884

Finding aid created by
Jayne Ptolemy, December 2018

Summary Information
Title: Kate G. Geary autograph album
Creator: Geary, Kate G., 1857-1909
Inclusive dates: 1877-1884
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract:
The Kate G. Geary Autograph Album contains signatures, poems, proverbs, and other contributions of Geary's male and female acquaintances in Michigan from 1877 to 1884.
Language: The material is in English
Repository: William L. Clements Library, University of Michigan
909 S. University Ave.
The University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1190
Phone: 734-764-2347
Web Site: www.clements.umich.edu


Access and Use
Acquisition Information:

2018. M-7037.

Access Restrictions:

The collection is open for research.

Copyright:

Copyright status is unknown

Preferred Citation:

Kate G. Geary Autograph Album, William L. Clements Library, The University of Michigan


Arrangement

The collection consists of a single bound volume.


Biography

Kate Grace Geary was born in Canada in 1857 and lived in Pinckney, Michigan, in the 1870s and 1880s. She married William Steptoe on January 1, 1885. By 1900 she was living in Webster, Michigan, where her husband worked as a farmer and they had three children, Elizabeth (b. 1888), David (b. 1889), and Edward (b. 1891). She died in Webster in 1909.


Collection Scope and Content Note

The Kate G. Geary Autograph Album contains signatures, poems, proverbs, and other contributions of Geary's male and female acquaintances in Michigan from 1877 to 1884. The bulk of the entries were written in Pinckney, Michigan, as well as nearby locations in Livingston, Washtenaw, Wayne, and Oakland counties. Main topics are love and friendship, the passage of time, and religion. Several printed stickers appear within the volume.

Subject Terms

    Subjects:
    • Autograph albums.
    • Friendship--Poetry.
    • Livingston County (Mich.)
    Genre Terms:
    • Autograph albums.
    • Poems.
    • Stickers.
    Contents List
    Container / Location Title
    Volume   1  
    Kate G. Geary Autograph Album,  1877-1884 [series]