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Emily Powell Collection

Identifier: RH-A-3380

Scope and Contents

The collection is composed of items found in a Bible, called a Cottage Bible. The genealogy in the Bible is from a family that lived in Cass County, mostly in Pokagon Township. Also included are programs for the Pokagon Township Sunday School Association for 1889 and 1898. It appears that the Bible may have come from Cass County. Two of the names listed in the genealogy, Elijah and Betsy Houck are found in the 1860 Census living in Pokagon Township. The other names were not found yet. The Sunday School brochures also come from Pokagon Township.


  • Creation: 1890



.05 Cubic Feet

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Physical Description

The collection amounts to .05 cubic feet and is composed of six items. The largest item is a two-page genealogy 10 ¼” x 6 ½” taken from the Bible. It lists family genealogy for the Griswold, Norton and Houck families. The pages are discolored. The other items are yellowed. There is a small item, 2 ¾” x 1 ½” with a colored drawing of two people and writing on the back.

Emily Powell Collection Finding Aid
Lynn Houghton
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Repository Details

Part of the Western Michigan University Archives & Regional History Collections Repository

Charles C. and Lynn L. Zhang Legacy Collections Center
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Kalamazoo MI 49008-5307 US
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