James H. Thompson Papers
00057

Summary Information

Repository
Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections
Creator
Thompson, James H.
Title
James H. Thompson papers
ID
00057
Date [inclusive]
1911-1913
Extent
0.33 Cubic feet
Language
English

Preferred Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: "Item title, Collection title, Collection Identifier, Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections, East Lansing,Michigan".

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Biographical Note

James H. Thompson, a Lansing lawyer, was a partner in the law firm of Thompson and Trumbell in Evart, Michigan before moving to Lansing. Thompson was president of the Board of State Tax Commissioners and State Board of Assessors and a member of the State Board of Education from 1901 to 1909. Thompson held various positions with R.E. Olds' companies: legal counsel for the Reo Motor Car Company, member of the Board of Directors of the Reo Motor Truck Company, president of the R.E. Olds Company, secretary and treasurer of the Reo Motor Car Company of Canada Ltd. and secretary of the Original Gas Engine Company. Thompson was also legal counsel for the Ann Arbor Railroad, member of the Board of Directors and Owners of The Peoples Bank of Bath in Bath, Michigan, and vice president of the Holmes Reality Company. Thompson held stock in many companies. He was an active Mason and a staunch Republican.

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Scope and Contents note

This collection consists of the legal and business correspondence of James H. Thompson covering the years 1911 to 1913. The collection is divided into four sections: business which consists of correspondence concerning real estate, The Original Gas Engine Company, stocks and investments; legal matters and politics concerning Thompson's law practice, the election of 1912 and congratulatory letters; personal consisting of correspondence relating to Mason activities, genealogy of Thompson's family and personal favors; miscellaneous and undated material is the fourth section.

Correspondents include: Samuel W. Hopkins, C.B. Fuller, John J. Carton, John M. Perry, Alexander J. Grosbeck, Frederick C. Matindale, Dennis E. Alward, Charles E. Townsend, William A. Smith, Grant Fellows, and E.W. Olds.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections April 1968

Conrad Hall
888 Wilson Road, Room 101
East Lansing , MI, 48824
517-355-2330
archives@msu.edu

Revision Description

  March 2001

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Legal Status

Copyright: Michigan State University Property Rights: Michigan State University

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to publish material from this collection must be obtained from University Archives & Historical Collections, Michigan State University.

Custodial History

Donor unknown.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Elk Cement and Lime Company. (Elk Rapids, Mich.)
  • Evart Board of Trade. (Evart, Mich.)
  • Evart Review. (Evart, Mich.)
  • Morse Bros. Machinery & Supply Co. (Denver, Colo.).
  • Original Gas Engine Company.
  • People's Bank of Bath. (Bath, Mich.)
  • Reo Motor Car Company.
  • Superior and Boston Copper Company.
  • Triplex Tire Company. (Detroit, Mich.)

Family Name(s)

  • Rosencrance Family, (Nettie Rosencrance)
  • Thompson family, (James H. Thompson)

Geographic Name(s)

  • Evart (Mich.)

Personal Name(s)

  • Alward, Dennis E., 1859-1930
  • Carton, John J., (John Jay), 1856-1934
  • Fellows, Grant, 1865-1929
  • Fuller, O.B.
  • Groesbeck, Alexander J., (Alexander Joseph), 1873-1953
  • Hopkins, Samuel W.
  • Martindale, Frederick C.
  • Olds, E.M.
  • Perry, John M.
  • Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919
  • Smith, William A.
  • Taft, William H., (William Howard), 1857-1930
  • Townsend, Charles E., (Charles Elroy), 1856-1924
  • Tuttle, Arthur J., 1868-1944
  • Unknown

Subject(s)

  • Freemasonry -- Michigan
  • Land titles -- Michigan
  • Lawyers -- Michigan
  • Legal correspondence
  • Mineral industries
  • Municipal bonds -- Michigan -- Muskegon
  • Presidents -- United States -- Election
  • Wills -- Michigan

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Collection Inventory

Box

Business Correspondence 

1
Box Folder

 January 4, 1911 - January 4, 1912 

1 1

 January 5-27, 1912 

1 2

 January 27 - February 26, 1912 

1 3

 February 27 - April 1, 1912 

1 4

 April 1 - May 4, 1912 

1 5

 May 4 - August 12, 1912 

1 6

 August 13 - September 16, 1912 

1 7

 September 17 - November 6, 1912 

1 8

 November 7, 1912 - February 4, 1913 

1 9

 February 5-14, 1913 

1 10

 February 10 - March 9, 1913 

1 11

 March 10 - April 12, 1913 

1 12

 April 12 - July 24, 1913 

1 13

 July 25 - September 16, 1913 

1 14

Legal Matters and Politics 

1
Box Folder

 October 28, 1911 - January 21, 1912 

1 15

 January 22 - March 25, 1912 

1 16

 March 18 - May 23, 1912 

1 17

 May 3 - July 14, 1912 

1 18

 July 15 - September 7, 1912 

1 19

 September 5, 1912 - January 30, 1913 

1 20

 February 8 - July 3, 1913 

1 21

 April 5 - September 27, 1913 

1 22

Personal 

1
Box Folder

 December 8, 1911 - February 31, 1912 

1 23

 February 7 - April 12, 1912 

1 24

 April 13 - September 13, 1912 

1 25

 September 14, 1912 - May 27, 1913 

1 26

 May 28 - July 26, 1913 

1 27
Box Folder

Miscellaneous and Undated 

1 28