Grace L. Hooper Manuscript

Summary Information

Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections
Hooper, Grace L.
Grace L. Hooper manuscript
0.3 Cubic feet

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Biographical Note

Grace L. Hooper was born Grace L. Guyer on January 9, 1888, to Thomas and Lucinda Guyer. The Guyers were pioneers and farmers who lived north of Eastport, in Antrim County, Michigan. She was married to John Hooper, who was born in 1882, and they resided on Torch Lake in Antrim County. The Hoopers had five children: Phillip, Grayson, Alice (Warren), Bea (King), and Berta (Thompson). Grace L. Hooper died on July 24, 1984, in St. Ignace, Michigan.

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Scope and Content

The Grace L. Hooper papers consist of the manuscript "By Trek and Sail to Grand Traverse" written by Grace L. Hooper. It is a pioneer history focusing on Antrim County in northern Michigan from its exploration by Europeans in the mid-1600s through its settlement up to the Civil War.

Chapters include: In Time Gone By; Missionaries Come to Grand Traverse; Waukazooville or Northport; The First Churches; Elk Rapids; Tis A Matter of Record; Kewadin on Elk Lake; Clam River and Spencer Creek; Antrim City On the Bay; Eastport at the Head of Torch Lake; Brownstown or Torch Lake; Norwood at the Mouth of the Bay; Atwood Deep in the 1860s; Bay View on the Hills; The Push into Northern Michigan Cresswell; Central Lake in Intermediate Valley; Echo Beyond the Intermediate; Ellsworth on the Oxbow; Bellaire The County Seat.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections September 2013

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

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 Beulah Hooper King.

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Controlled Access Headings


  • Manuscripts

Geographic Name(s)

  • Antrim County (Mich.)
  • Grand Traverse Bay (Mich.)
  • Michigan -- History


  • Farm life -- Michigan
  • Frontier and pioneer life -- Michigan
  • Indians of North America -- Michigan
  • Manners and customs

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Collection Inventory

Box Folder

"By Trek and Sail to Grand Traverse" folders 1-3 undated 

c.673 1-3