Edward G. Granger Papers

Summary Information

Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections
Creator -
Granger, Edward G.
Edward G. Granger papers
Date [inclusive]
0.1 Cubic feet

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

Edward G. Granger, of Detroit, Michigan, attended Michigan Agricultural College (now Michigan State University) during the 1858-1859 school year. He apparently did not continue on to earn his degree.

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Scope and Contents note

Edward Granger's papers consist of a diary and a scrapbook. The first portion of his diary (November 29, 1858 – February 20, 1859) was written while Granger was attending Michigan Agricultural College. He discusses classes, work assignments, daily routine, and recreation. The second portion (January 1, 1860 – February 1860) was written while living with his parents in Detroit, Michigan. He describes in great detail his daily routine, reporting on his classes, work assignments, and wintertime recreational activities such as snowball fights, hunting, and sleighing. The last pages of the diary consist of passages copied from his readings and Latin exercises.

In his “Scrapbook,” Granger recorded the hours he spent laboring at various farm jobs at M.A.C. and a few class notes.

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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

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Legal Status note

Copyright: Heirs of Edward G. Granger. 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.

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Controlled Access Headings


  • Diaries
  • Scrapbooks

Geographic Name(s)

  • Detroit (Mich.)

Personal Name(s)

  • Vernor, Benjamin G.

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Collection Inventory

Drawer Folder

Diary 1858-1860 

F.D. 1

Scrapbook 1858 

F.D. 2

Digital Objects 

Diary (title page, pages 1-115)