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The William and Melinda Lawrence papers

 Collection
Identifier: RH-A-3662

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.

Dates

  • 1882-1906

Creator

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.

Extent

.05 Cubic Feet

Language of Materials

English

Physical Description

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.

Processing Information

Material was previously a part of the Dean Arend Collection.
Title
The William and Melinda Lawrence papers
Status
Completed
Author
Hannah Garrod; Stephanie Chapman
Date
2021-10-21
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

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

Contact:
Charles C. and Lynn L. Zhang Legacy Collections Center
1650 Oakland Drive
Kalamazoo MI 49008-5307 US
(269) 387-8490