George Nelson Smith Papers
LG.17

Summary Information

Repository
Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections
Creator -
Smith, George Nelson, 1807-1881
Title
George Nelson Smith papers
ID
LG.17
Date [bulk]
Bulk, 1840-1879
Date [inclusive]
1835-1879
Extent
0.1 Cubic feet , 3 reels (49 items)
Language
English

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Biographical/Historical note

George Nelson Smith was a Presbyterian missionary, farmer, and teacher in Allegan County and southwestern Michigan.

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Scope and Contents note

This collection consists of microfilm of journals (1840-1879) kept by George Nelson Smith while serving as a missionary among the Indians of southwestern Michigan. It also includes a few letters (1835-1849). The journals record his daily activities, his expenses and income, weather conditions, local social events, his sermons and other religious activities.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections

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

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

Reproduction and publication restricted, Library of Congress Manuscript Division.

Ownership and Custodial History

Purchased from the Manuscript Division, Library of Congress

Location of Originals

George Nelson Smith Papers, Library of Congress Manuscript Division, 2nd St. and Independence Ave. S.E., Washington, D.C. 20540, USA

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Controlled Access Headings

Genre(s)

  • Diaries
  • Journals (accounts)
  • Letters (correspondence)
  • Microfilms

Geographic Name(s)

  • Allegan County (Mich.)
  • Michigan -- Religion
  • Michigan -- Social life and customs

Subject(s)

  • Indians of North America -- Michigan
  • Indians of North America -- Missions
  • Meteorology -- Michigan
  • Missionaries -- Michigan
  • Sermons, American

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Reproduction Note

Microfilm produced from originals in the Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C., 1968. 3 reels, 35 mm.

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Collection Inventory

Reel

3 reels of microfilm (49 items) 

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