Ellen Mathews Collection

Summary Information

Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections
Mathews, Ellen
Ellen Mathews collection
Date [bulk]
Bulk, 1579-1582
Date [inclusive]
1579-1582, 1848
0.1 Cubic feet , 1 folder
Language of Materials note
Manuscript in French, dated 1579-1582, in diary form. Also two letters dated 1848 and one stamped envelope.

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

Mrs. Ellen Mathews obtained the documents from her husband who acquired them in France while serving with the U.S. forces during the Second World War. Mrs. Mathews was formerly a staff member in the Department of Military Science at Michigan State University.

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Scope and Contents note

This collection consists of one handwritten notary register (1579-1582) and two letters (1848) from notaries. The specific contents of the register are unknown because of the difficulty in translating its classical French style. (Two faculty members who have dealt with such writings have been consulted, but neither could translate the document.)

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections May 1972

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

Revision Description

  June 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 Ellen Mathews, 1970-06-30.

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Controlled Access Headings

Geographic Name(s)

  • France

Personal Name(s)

  • Mathews, Ellen


  • Legal documents -- France
  • Notaries -- France

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Collection Inventory


French Manuscript Collection