Carrie Usewick Harvey Reminiscences

Summary Information

Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections
Creator - Donor
Harvey, Carrie Usewick
Carrie Usewick Harvey reminiscences
0.1 Cubic feet , 1 folder

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

Carrie Harvey's father, Dennis Usewick, was born in New York but later settled in Coldwater, Michigan, with his wife Harriett. in 1865, after serving in the Civil War, he moved his family north to what would become the city of Sherman, in Wexford County. When the Usewicks settled there it was a wilderness. Carrie married William Harvey, an English immigrant.

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Scope and Contents note

This collection consists of the typewritten reminiscences of Carrie Usewick Harvey, of Wexford County, Michigan, as told to her daughter.

The reminiscences gave an account of the family's migration and settlement in Wexford County, and Carrie's recollections of her youth. They also describe early lumbering operations and homemade remedies for illness.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections May 1965

Conrad Hall
888 Wilson Road, Room 101
East Lansing , MI, 48824

Revision Description

  March 2000

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

Gift of Carrie Harvey, 1960-08-17. Transferred by Michigan State University Museum.

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Controlled Access Headings

Geographic Name(s)

  • Sherman (Mich.)
  • Wexford County (Mich.)


  • Frontier and pioneer life -- Michigan
  • Lumbering -- Michigan
  • Traditional medicine -- Michigan
  • Women -- Michigan

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Collection Inventory


Reminiscences undated