The William and Melinda Lawrence papers
Scope and Contents
This collection encompasses the financial information of William and Melinda Lawrence from 1882-1906 in Galesburg and Kalamazoo Michigan. Financial information includes business-related receipts as well as rent that Melinda received. Personal financial information includes bills from a grocer, a tailor, and a luxury car establishment. Other financial statements and bills include utilities, tax forms, insurance, correspondence, and a contract with the Dodge Plow Company.
- Lawrence, William, 1836-1910 (Person)
Conditions Governing Use
It is recommended to exhibit care when dealing with this collection, especially the Dodge Plow Company contract which shows tearing along fold lines as well as thin paper correspondence.
.05 Cubic Feet
Language of Materials
This collection includes items of varying sizes from 8 ½ in. x 4 ½ in. to 13 in. x 8 in. Some documents are in fair condition but on the whole the collection shows significant signs of aging and is relatively fragile. All documents show signs of yellowing, and some show signs of tearing.
Material was previously a part of the Dean Arend Collection.
- The William and Melinda Lawrence papers
- Hannah Garrod; Stephanie Chapman
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
Part of the Western Michigan University Archives & Regional History Collections Repository
Charles C. and Lynn L. Zhang Legacy Collections Center
1650 Oakland Drive
Kalamazoo MI 49008-5307 US