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41Title:  Court Temperance Society of the Third Judicial Circuit, Ravenna, Ohio, Records     
 Creator:  Court Temperance Society of the Third Judicial Circuit, Ravenna, Ohio 
 Dates:  1838-1864 
 Abstract:  The Court Temperance Society of the Third Judicial Circuit was a temperance society in Ravenna, Ohio, which was composed of judges, members of the bar, clerks, sheriffs and their deputies. The collection consists of background documents, a constitution, a pledge, a membership list, and financial records. 
 Call #:  MS 0031 
 Extent:  0.20 linear feet (1 container) 
 Subjects:  Court Temperance Society of the Third Judicial Circuit (Ravenna, Ohio) | Temperance -- Societies, etc. | Temperance -- Ohio -- Ravenna. | Lawyers -- Ohio -- Ravenna -- Societies, etc. | Judges -- Ohio -- Ravenna -- Societies, etc.
 
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42Title:  American Plants Copied from Bigelow's Medical Botany Manuscript by Mary B. Lovell     
 Creator:  American Plants Copied from Bigelow's Medical Botany Manuscript by Mary B. Lovell 
 Dates:  1840 
 Abstract:  Mary B. Lovell was a student at the Young Ladies Seminary, Keene, New Hampshire. The collection contains textual descriptions and colored drawings by hand of various plants. 
 Call #:  MS 0035 
 Extent:  0.10 linear feet (1 container/52 leaves) 
 Subjects:  Botany -- United States. | Plants -- Identification. | Medicinal plants -- United States.
 
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43Title:  Eastern Cuyahoga County Horticultural Society Records     
 Creator:  Eastern Cuyahoga County Horticultural Society 
 Dates:  1886-1905 
 Abstract:  The Eastern Cuyahoga County Horticultural Society was founded in 1886 in Euclid, Ohio, to promote horticulture and rural development. The collection consists of background documents, constitution, minutes, and list of members. 
 Call #:  MS 0036 
 Extent:  0.20 linear feet (2 volumes in 1 container) 
 Subjects:  Eastern Cuyahoga County Horticultural Society (Euclid, Ohio) | Horticulture -- Ohio -- Euclid -- Societies, etc. | Rural development -- Ohio -- Euclid.
 
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44Title:  Cuyahoga County, Ohio, Auditor Records     
 Creator:  Cuyahoga County, Ohio, Auditor 
 Dates:  1899-1901 
 Abstract:  The collection consists of "Reference directory of all the taxpayers in Cuyahoga County [Ohio] who returned for taxation $500.00 or more in personal property, money, or credit; an accurate compilation from the tax duplicates on file in the office of the County Auditor, Cleveland." 
 Call #:  MS 0037 
 Extent:  0.20 linear feet (1 container) 
 Subjects:  Cuyahoga County (Ohio). Auditor's Office. | Taxation -- Ohio -- Cuyahoga County -- Lists. | Cuyahoga County (Ohio) -- Genealogy.
 
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45Title:  Benson John Lossing Sketchbook     
 Creator:  Lossing, Benson John 
 Dates:  undated 
 Abstract:  Benson John Lossing (1813-1891) was an American historian and charter trustee of Vassar College. The collection includes pencil sketches, watercolor paintings, and crayon drawings depicting places and persons of historical importance, including scenes from the American Revolution, the War of 1812, and the American Civil War. 
 Call #:  MS 0038 
 Extent:  0.20 linear feet (1 container) 
 Subjects:  Lossing, Benson John, 1813-1891. | Drawing, American. | Pencil drawing, American. | Painting, American. | Watercolor painting, American. | History in art. | United States -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783 -- Pictorial works. | United States -- History -- War of 1812 -- Pictorial works. | United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Pictorial works.
 
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46Title:  First Congregational Church, Randolph, Ohio, Records     
 Creator:  First Congregational Church, Randolph, Ohio 
 Dates:  1846-1899 
 Abstract:  The First Congregational Church was founded in 1812 in Randolph, Portage County, Ohio. The collection consists of constitution, minutes (1855-1887), financial records, membership lists, admission procedures, creed and covenant, rules and regulations, baptisms, and a history of the church from 1802-1891, written in 1899. The membership records contained in this collection have been indexed. Click here to search the WRHS genealogy index. 
 Call #:  MS 0040 
 Extent:  0.20 linear feet (1 container) 
 Subjects:  Congregational churches -- Ohio -- Randolph. | Church records and registers -- Ohio -- Randolph. | Baptismal certificates -- Ohio -- Randolph. | Randolph (Ohio) -- Church history -- 19th century.
 
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47Title:  Portage County Bible Society Records     
 Creator:  Portage County Bible Society 
 Dates:  1853-1908 
 Abstract:  The Portage County Bible Society was an auxiliary of the American Bible Society organized in Ravenna, Ohio, to distribute copies of the Bible. The collection consists of a secretary's book containing the constitution, list of members, and minutes of the society. 
 Call #:  MS 0043 
 Extent:  0.10 linear feet (1 container) 
 Subjects:  Portage County Bible Society (Ravenna, Ohio). | Bible -- Publication and distribution -- Ohio -- Ravenna. | Bible -- Publication and distribution -- Ohio -- Portage County. | Bible -- Publication and distribution -- Societies, etc.
 
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48Title:  Stage Office Book, Ravenna, Ohio     
 Creator:  Stage Office, Ravenna, Ohio 
 Dates:  1833-1866 
 Abstract:  The Stage Office Book contains names of passengers, date and place of departure, destination, and other remarks for the Stage Office at Ravenna, Ohio. 
 Call #:  MS 0044 
 Extent:  0.10 linear feet (1 volume) 
 Subjects:  Coaching -- Ohio -- Ravenna. | Ravenna (Ohio) -- History -- Sources.
 
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49Title:  Elbert Jay Benton Papers     
 Creator:  Benton, Elbert Jay 
 Dates:  1918-1946 
 Abstract:  Elbert Jay Benton (1871-1948) was a professor of history. The collection consists of correspondence relating to the life of Archibald M. Willard and to the history of Willard's paintings; unpublished account of "The Spirit of '76 -- How Many Versions?"; and a typescript copy of Benton's article "The Movement for Peace Without a Victory During the Civil War" (1918). 
 Call #:  MS 0048 
 Extent:  0.40 linear feet (1 container) 
 Subjects:  Willard, Archibald M., 1836-1918. | Benton, Elbert Jay, 1871-1946. | Willard, Archibald M., 1836-1918. The spirit of '76. | United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Peace.
 
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50Title:  David Higgins Diary     
 Creator:  Higgins, David 
 Dates:  1841-1842 
 Abstract:  David Higgins (1761-1842) was a minister in Haddam, Connecticut. The collection consists of a diary of Reverend David Higgins. Includes an autobiographical account, comments on Reverend Higgin's religious views and on the revivalism of the early 19th century, copies of letters, and genealogical data (apparently written by his wife, Eunice Higgins). 
 Call #:  MS 0052 
 Extent:  0.20 linear feet (1 container) 
 Subjects:  Higgins family. | Higgins, David, 1761-1842. | Clergy -- Connecticut -- Diaries. | Revivals -- United States.
 
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51Title:  Consul Willshire Butterfield Papers     
 Creator:  Butterfield, Willshire 
 Dates:  1849-1890 
 Abstract:  Consul Willshire Butterfield (1732-1782) was an editor and historian. The collection includes diaries, research materials, and original ms. copies or printed editions (with handwritten revisions) of books and articles by Butterfield. Includes 6 diaries kept on a trip to California (1849), diary kept on a trip to San Francisco (1851), and Butterfield's writings on William Crawford, the Washington-Crawford letters, La Salle and La Durantaye, Simon Girty, and Jean Nicolet. 
 Call #:  MS 0055 
 Extent:  1.00 linear feet (3 containers) 
 Subjects:  Crawford, William, 1732-1782. | Butterfield, Consul Willshire, 1824-1899. | Crawford, William, 1732-1782. Correspondence. | Washington, George, 1732-1799 -- Correspondence. | La Salle, Robert Cavelier, sieur de, 1643-1687 | Girty, Simon, 1741-1818. | Nicolet, Jean, 1598-1642. | San Francisco (Calif.) -- Description. | California -- Description and travel. | United States -- Description and travel -- 1848-1865.
 
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52Title:  Graduate's Literary Society Records     
 Creator:  Graduate's Literary Society 
 Dates:  1855-1856 
 Abstract:  The Graduate Literary Society was founded in 1855 by graduates of Central High School (Cleveland, Ohio), to study and debate topics in literature. The collection consists of a constitution, bylaws, secretary's book, minutes of meetings, and list of members. 
 Call #:  MS 0057 
 Extent:  0.20 linear feet (1 container) 
 Subjects:  Graduate's Literary Society (Cleveland, Ohio). | Debates and debating -- Ohio -- Cleveland -- Societies, etc. | Literature -- Societies, etc.
 
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53Title:  Young Women's Christian Temperance Union, Salem, Ohio, Records     
 Creator:  Young Women's Christian Temperance Union, Salem, Ohio 
 Dates:  1889-1891 
 Abstract:  The Young Women's Christian Temperance Union was a temperance society founded in 1889 by the women of Salem, Ohio. The collection consists of secretary's book, including the constitution, pledge, list of members, and minutes of meetings. 
 Call #:  MS 0065 
 Extent:  0.20 linear feet (1 container) 
 Subjects:  Temperance -- Societies, etc. | Temperance -- Ohio -- Salem. | Women -- Ohio -- Salem -- Societies and clubs. | Temperance -- Ohio -- Societies, etc.
 
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54Title:  Western Baptist Education Society Records     
 Creator:  Western Baptist Education Society 
 Dates:  1834-1855 
 Abstract:  The Western Baptist Education Society was a Baptist church society which sought to provide an education at the Fairmount Theological Seminary in Cincinnati, Ohio, for those wishing to enter the ministry. The collection includes correspondence, constitution, list of officers, annual and financial reports, and minutes of annual, board, and executive meetings. 
 Call #:  MS 0067 
 Extent:  0.50 linear feet (3 volumes) 
 Subjects:  Fairmount Theological Seminary (Cincinnati, Ohio) -- Funds and scholarships. | Clergy -- Scholarships, fellowships, etc. | Theologians -- Scholarships, fellowships, etc.
 
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55Title:  Isaac Backus Papers     
 Creator:  Backus, Isaac 
 Dates:  1719-1806 
 Abstract:  Isaac Backus (1724-1806) was a Baptist minister and historian during the American Revolutionary War period. The collection consists primarily letters addressed to and copies of letters sent by Backus. Includes a copy made by Backus of an autobiographical account of the conversion of his wife, Susanna Martin (1724-1800); and draft of a chapter of his History of New England, with particular reference to the denomination of Christians called Baptists. Principal correspondent is William Richards. 
 Call #:  MS 0071 
 Extent:  0.20 linear feet (1 container) 
 Subjects:  Clergy -- United States -- Correspondence. | Women -- Religious life -- United States. | Baptists -- United States -- History. | New England -- Church history.
 
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56Title:  G.H. Muller Diary     
 Creator:  Muller, G. H. 
 Dates:  1794 
 Abstract:  Written in French, this diary of G. H. Muller reflects daily activities of the writer and his frequent contacts with members of his family. Most of the surnames written in the diary are German. 
 Call #:  MS 0072 
 Extent:  0.20 linear feet (1 volume) 
 Subjects:  Muller, G.H. | Diaries. | French diaries.
 
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57Title:  Knights of Honor of the State of Ohio, Anchor Lodge No. 119 Records     
 Creator:  Knights of Honor of the State of Ohio, Anchor Lodge No. 119 
 Dates:  1875-1884 
 Abstract:  The Knights of Honor of the State of Ohio, Anchor Lodge N. 119, was a chapter of an Ohio men's secret society located in Elyria, Ohio. The collection includes bylaws, minutes of meetings, and lists of members. 
 Call #:  MS 0079 
 Extent:  0.20 linear feet (1 container) 
 Subjects:  Men -- Ohio -- Elyria -- Societies and clubs. | Secret societies -- Ohio -- Elyria. | Clubs -- Ohio -- Elyria.
 
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58Title:  Willoughby, Ohio, Records     
 Creator:  Willoughby, Ohio 
 Dates:  1815-1874 
 Abstract:  Willoughby is located in Lake County, in northeastern Ohio. It was called Chagrin until 1834. The collection consists of minutes of trustee meetings, election results, school district records, indentures, and land records. 
 Call #:  MS 0091 
 Extent:  0.20 linear feet (2 volumes in 1 container) 
 Subjects:  Elections -- Ohio -- Willoughby. | Schools -- Ohio -- Willoughby. | Real property -- Ohio -- Willoughby. | Willoughby (Ohio) -- Politics and government. | Chagrin (Ohio) -- Politics and govenment.
 
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59Title:  George K. Jenkins Papers     
 Creator:  Jenkins, George K. 
 Dates:  1788-1887 
 Abstract:  George K. Jenkins was a Quaker teacher in Mount Pleasant, Ohio, during the nineteenth century. The collection includes minutes, lists of certificates, members and marriages, and other records of various meetings of the Society of Friends in Delaware, New Jersey, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Virginia; records of Quaker schools and organizations, including the Ohio Yearly Meeting and its Committee on Indian Affairs, the New Garden Monthly Meeting, the Short Creek Meeting, and the Free Produce Association. Includes a journal of Jenkins' observations of Quaker colonies he visited in Canada, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio and West Virginia; an account of the immigration of William Harrison from York County, Virginia, to Mount Pleasant, Ohio (1817); and a memoranda book (1849-60) kept by David Updegraff on visits to Yearly Meetings in Indiana, Maryland and Pennsylvania. 
 Call #:  MS 0100 
 Extent:  1.80 linear feet (4 containers and 2 oversize volumes) 
 Subjects:  Church schools -- Ohio -- Mount Pleasant. | Quakers -- Canada. | Quakers -- United States. | Quakers -- Ohio. | Quakers -- Ohio -- Mount Pleasant -- Education. | United States -- Description and travel -- 1783-1848.
 
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60Title:  Harmon Family Papers     
 Creator:  Harmon Family 
 Dates:  1766-1885 
 Abstract:  The Harmon family moved to Mantua, Portage County, Ohio from Suffield Connecticut, in 1799. Elias Harmon held several public offices and was land agent for many Connecticut residents. His son, Orrin, was active in the land business and was surveyor for Portage County and the Pennsylvania and Ohio Canal. Julian Harmon was the son of Orrin. The collection contains the papers of Elias, Orrin, Julian and Martin Harmon. Includes correspondence, diaries, financial accounts and receipts, land deeds and memoranda of sales, legal documents, estate papers, powers of attorney, tax records, notebooks, surveys, and other papers, documenting their note collection and land agency business. Also, includes material on the Protection Life Insurance Co. of Hartford, the Franklin and Warren Railroad, the Pennsylvania and Ohio Canal, the Independent Knights of Temperance, and the fur trade and anti-slavery movement, with references to state and national politics, banking policies, and anti-masonic movements. 
 Call #:  MS 0104 
 Extent:  5.40 linear feet (14 containers) 
 Subjects:  Harmon family. | Pennsylvania and Ohio Canal. | Independent Knights of Temperance. | Temperance -- Ohio -- Societies, etc. | Peddlers and peddling -- Ohio -- Western Reserve. | Deeds -- Ohio -- Portage County. | Real property -- Ohio -- Western Reserve. | Real property -- Ohio -- Portage County. | Fur trade -- United States. | Executors and administrators -- Ohio -- Western Reserve. | Antislavery movements -- United States. | Mantua (Ohio) -- History -- Sources. | Portage County (Ohio) -- History -- Sources. | Portage County (Ohio) -- Surveys. | Western Reserve (Ohio) -- History -- Sources. | Ohio -- Politics and government -- 1787-1865. | United States -- Politics and government -- 1783-1865. | Western Reserve (Ohio) -- Surveys.
 
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