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Central Michigan University

Clarke Historical Library

Mount Pleasant, MI 48859

Description:

On February 2, 1954, Dr. Norman E. Clarke, Sr. donated his collection of historical books and other material to his alma mater, Central Michigan College. This gift created the Clarke Historical Library. Over the next fifty years the library grew and expanded, but despite change remained faithful to the vision Dr. Clarke, Sr., expressed at the Library's dedication ceremony:

 

Today the library named in Dr. Clarke's honor continues to collect the rare and the commonplace, to document the people of Michigan and the Old Northwest territory, as well as to serve in other capacities for which the library has assumed responsibilities over the years.

 

https://www.cmich.edu/library/clarke/About%20Us/Pages/History.aspx#_ednref15

Categories: Martin Van Buren, William Harrison, Ulysses S. Grant,

Collections:
Corbin, George. Land patent, 1871.
Calvin Coolidge to Alfred Pierson, 10 April 1930
Presidential Campaign Scrapbook, 1840-1841.
Grant and Colfax Club (Coldwater, Mich.) List of Contributors (1868)
O-saw-waw-bun, Andrew. Land Grant Certificate, 1871.

Note that this is an incomplete collections list. Please contact the organization directly for the most current information about their holdings.


Corbin, George. Land patent, 1871.

1 folder.
Land patent, Feb. 6 1871, issued for 80 acres in Lincoln Township (Isabella County, Mich.) to Corbin, "a competent" (meaning literate) Indian by order of the Secretary of the Interior. The land was allocated to members of the bands of Chippewas of Saginaw, Swan Creek, and Black River (Mich.), according to the treaties of Aug. 2, 1855 and Oct. 18, 1864. The patent is a printed form with additional information added by hand. It includes a seal. The patent was signed by Ulysses S. Grant, President, J. Parrish, Secretary, and I. or J.W. Wanger, Recorder of the General Land Office. It was recorded in both the Chippewas of Saginaw, Swan Creek, and Black River Book, v. 2, p. 237 and the Isabella County (Mich.) Deeds Book, v. 10, p. 65 as noted by C. Bennett, Registar.
No information is available on Corbin, Parrish, Wanger, or Bennett. For information on Grant, the U.S. President and Civil War general, see an encyclopedia.
Archivegrid: http://beta.worldcat.org/archivegrid/collection/data/42787213

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1 item

Presidential content includes:

- Ulysses S. Grant

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Calvin Coolidge to Alfred Pierson, 10 April 1930

Coolidge, Calvin, 1872-1933. Correspondence from Coolidge, Northampton (Mass.), to Alfred Pierson, Saginaw (Mich.), dated April 10, 1930, giving Coolidge's regrets that he cannot accept Pierson's invitation to visit Saginaw.

 

https://beta.worldcat.org/archivegrid/collection/data/44138253

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1 folder

Presidential content includes:

- Calvin Coolidge

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Presidential Campaign Scrapbook, 1840-1841.

An undated inscription on the first page reads "To Collen Duncan from her father C.C. Duncan.".

 

Scrapbook of newspapers with issues and articles regarding the 1840 American presidential campaign, William Henry Harrison, and Martin Van Buren. Newspapers include: the Ohio State Journal (Columbus, Ohio), 6/17/1840-1/6/1841; the Weekley Herald (NY), 4/18/1840-4/3/1841; the Madisonian (Washington, D.C.), 3/21/1840-11/21/1840; Peoria Register and North-Western Gazette (Peoria, Ill.), 7/17/1840; the Cincinnati Daily Gazette (Cincinnati, Ohio) 10/3/1840; the Ohio Republican (Zanesville, Ohio), 11/7/1840; Philanthropic Law Reform Journal (no location), 11/14/1840; and Alexander's Messenger (Philadelphia, Pa.), 5/20/1840. Some of the newspaper runs are almost complete.
No information is available on the Duncans.
 

OCLC Permalink http://beta.worldcat.org/archivegrid/collection/data/39650237

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1 Oversized v. (in 1 flat box)

Presidential content includes:

- William Harrison

- Martin Van Buren

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Grant and Colfax Club (Coldwater, Mich.) List of Contributors (1868)

1 folder.
Handwritten list of 113 contributors in Coldwater (Mich.) who supported Grant and Colfax in their run for election. The contributors signed their names and listed the amounts of their pledges, undated. Grant and Colfax ran for election as the Republican nominees for U.S. president and vice-president in 1868.
For information on Grant and Colfax see encylcopedias and books in the Clarke Historical Library.
Archivegrid: http://beta.worldcat.org/archivegrid/collection/data/44175986

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1 item

Presidential content includes:

- Ulysses S. Grant

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O-saw-waw-bun, Andrew. Land Grant Certificate, 1871.

1 folder.
Land grant certificate to O-saw-waw-bun, a member of the Saginaw, Swan Creek and Black River band in Isabella County (Mich.). It notes that O-saw-waw-bun was "competent," meaning he was literate. The grant was signed by Pres. Ulysses S. Grant on May 27, 1871 and recorded in the Chippewas of Saginaw, Swan Creek and Black River Book v. 1, p. 154.
No information is available on O-saw-waw-bun. For information on Grant, see an encyclopedia.
Archivegrid: http://beta.worldcat.org/archivegrid/collection/data/42787213

Size
1 item

Presidential content includes:

- Ulysses S. Grant

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