Mortimer Bradley Martin Papers

Summary Information

Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections
Martin, Mortimer Bradley
Mortimer Bradley Martin papers
Date [inclusive]
0.25 Cubic feet , 2 folders, 6 items

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

Mortimer Bradley Martin was born October 18, 1806 in Johnstown, New York. In 1834 he became an agent for a New York corporation developing land in Michigan and Illinois. He came to Shiawassee County, Michigan on June 2, 1836 and in July 1836 became a settler, building "Willowbrook Farm," named after his mother's home in Owasco Lake, New York. His uncle, Enos T. Throop, was governor of New York 1830-1834. Martin was a Gold Democrat and a representative in the Michigan State Legislature in 1848 and 1850.

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Scope and Contents note

The collection contains financial records and newspaper clippings of Mortimer Bradley Martin, a farmer in Shiawassee County, Michigan. Three account books list farm and personal expenses for 1837-1841, 1840-1849, and 1862-1906. A detailed obituary and two newspaper articles, one about Martin's violin and the other about the farm house he built, are also included.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections January 1986

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

Revision Description

  August 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 Doris C. Baker, 1984-01-10.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Democratic Party. (U.S.)
  • Willow Brook Farm. (Antrim, Mich.)


  • Account books

Geographic Name(s)

  • Antrim (Mich.)
  • Johnstown (N.Y.)
  • Michigan -- Politics and government
  • Owasco Lake (N.Y.)
  • Shiawassee County (Mich.)

Personal Name(s)

  • Angoulême, Marie-Thérèse Charlotte, duchesse d’, 1778-1851
  • Gould, Lucius E.


  • Architecture -- Michigan
  • Finance
  • Violins as an investment

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Collection Inventory


Newspaper Articles and 2 Account Books 1837-1841, 1840-1849 


Financial Journal 1862-1873, 1906