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41Title:  Bickham Family Papers     
 Creator:  Bickham Family 
 Dates:  1831-1917 
 Abstract:  The collection consists of an autograph album of Maria Bickham, personal correspondence, a "Book of Literary Memoranda" by Elizabeth A. Strickle at Hygiea [sic] Female Athenaeum (1846-1860), an account of the sojourn of William D. Bickham in California (1851); two scrapbooks of newspaper clippings on the American Civil War, including articles by Bickham for the Cincinnati Daily Commercial; and a journal of the birth and childhood of William Strickle Bickham, kept by his parents (1856-1865). 
 Call #:  MS 0133 
 Extent:  0.80 linear feet (2 containers) 
 Subjects:  Bickham, William Strickle, 1856- | Bickham family. | California -- Description and travel. | United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Personal narratives.
 
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42Title:  Documents Signed by Ohio Governors     
 Creator:  Documents Signed by Ohio Governors 
 Dates:  1787-1916 
 Abstract:  The collection consists primarily commissions and other certificates signed by Ohio chief executives from the first governor, Edward Tiffin, to the 48th, Frank B. Willis. Includes several documents signed by Arthur St. Clair, Governor of the Northwest Territory, 1787-1802. 
 Call #:  MS 0143 
 Extent:  0.40 linear feet (1 container) 
 Subjects:  Governors -- Ohio -- Autographs.
 
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43Title:  Barber's Benevolent Union Record Book     
 Creator:  Barber's Benevolent Union 
 Dates:  1874-1879 
 Abstract:  The Barber's Benevolent Union of Cleveland, Ohio, was founded in 1874 to provide sick and death benefits to its members. The collection consists of a preamble, constitution, bylaws, and minutes. 
 Call #:  MS 0146 
 Extent:  0.20 linear feet (1 container) 
 Subjects:  Barber's Benevolent Union (Cleveland, Ohio) | Clubs -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Barbers -- Ohio -- Cleveland -- Societies and clubs. | Friendly societies -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Insurance, Fraternal -- Ohio -- Cleveland.
 
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44Title:  General Relief Committee Records     
 Creator:  General Relief Committee 
 Dates:  1871-1872 
 Abstract:  The General Relief Committee was a disaster relief committee in Cleveland, Ohio, which sent tools, clothing and food to areas damaged by fire in Michigan, Wisconsin and Chicago, Illinois. The collection consists of correspondence, shipping orders, lists of donors, and receipts relating to the activities of the committee and of its chairman, General James Barnett. 
 Call #:  MS 0151 
 Extent:  0.40 linear feet (1 container) 
 Subjects:  General Relief Committee (Cleveland, Ohio). | Disaster relief -- United States. | Charities -- Ohio -- Cleveland.
 
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45Title:  American Library Association, Annual Conference Records     
 Creator:  American Library Association, Annual Conference 
 Dates:  1896 
 Abstract:  The American Library Association's 18th annual conference was held in Cleveland, Ohio, in 1896. The collection consists of a cashbook and vouchers. The financial accounts were recorded by Peter Neff, treasurer of the local committee which made the arrangements for the conference. 
 Call #:  MS 0152 
 Extent:  0.20 linear feet (1 container) 
 Subjects:  American Library Association Annual Conference (18th : 1896 : Cleveland, Ohio). | Library science -- Congresses -- Finance.
 
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46Title:  Cleveland Insurance Company Records     
 Creator:  Cleveland Insurance Company 
 Dates:  1831-1865 
 Abstract:  The Cleveland Insurance Company was an insurance company in Cleveland, Ohio, which was originally directed by Peter M. Waddell, Leonard Case, Horace Perry, John M. Sterling, Edmund Clark, and James S. Clarke. The collection consists of a book of subscriptions for capital stock in the company, minutes of directors' meetings, and poll books of elections for directors. 
 Call #:  MS 0157 
 Extent:  0.20 linear feet (1 container) 
 Subjects:  Cleveland Insurance Company (Cleveland, Ohio) | Insurance companies -- Ohio -- Cleveland -- Management. | Insurance companies -- Ohio -- Cleveland.
 
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47Title:  Mechanics and Citizens Institute of Cleveland, Ohio, Records     
 Creator:  Mechanics and Citizens Institute of Cleveland, Ohio 
 Dates:  1857 
 Abstract:  The Mechanics and Citizens Institute was a Cleveland, Ohio, organization which sought to encourage manufacturing, pursuit of the fine arts, and diffusion of useful knowledge by establishing a library for general circulation. H. B. Tuttle was the secretary. The collection consists of a constitution and subscription records. 
 Call #:  MS 0173 
 Extent:  0.20 linear feet (1 container) 
 Subjects:  Mechanics and Citizens Institute of Cleveland, Ohio. | Libraries -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Clubs -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Libraries -- Ohio -- Cleveland -- Societies, etc.
 
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48Title:  Joseph Badger Papers     
 Creator:  Badger, Joseph 
 Dates:  1823-1848 
 Abstract:  Joseph Badger (1757-1846) was the first missionary to settle in the Western Reserve (Ohio). The collection consists of copies of the sermons (1825-1841) delivered by the Rev. Badger, mostly in Gustavus, Trumbull County, Ohio, and several pages from his diary concerning the building of a schoolhouse (1823) and a trip through Shawnee Indian country to Wapakoneta, Ohio, with observations on Indian customs. Includes four sermons delivered by Rev. Isaac Van Tassel (1831-1848). 
 Call #:  MS 0200 
 Extent:  0.20 linear feet (1 container) 
 Subjects:  Badger, Joseph, 1757-1846. | Clergy -- Ohio. | Missionaries -- Ohio. | Clergy -- Ohio -- Western Reserve. | Missionaries -- Ohio -- Western Reserve. | Sermons, American. | Indians of North America -- Ohio. | Shawnee Indians. | Ohio -- Description and travel.
 
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49Title:  Whig Party, Ohio, Records     
 Creator:  Whig Party, Ohio 
 Dates:  ca. 1838 
 Abstract:  The collection consists of a list of the members of the central committee of the Whig Party and of committees of vigilance in towns and counties throughout Ohio. 
 Call #:  MS 0204 
 Extent:  0.20 linear feet (1 container) 
 Subjects:  Whig Party (Ohio) | Political parties -- Ohio. | Ohio -- Politics and government -- 1787-1865.
 
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50Title:  Lucia Van Tassel Notebooks     
 Creator:  Van Tassel, Lucia 
 Dates:  19th century 
 Abstract:  Lucia Van Tassel was the wife of Rev. Isaac Van Tassel. The collection consists of Indian (possibly Ottawa) vocabulary and English translation prepared by Lucia Van Tassel, with the help of Lewis King, interpreter. The volumes were left unfinished because of her illness and the removal of the Indians. 
 Call #:  MS 0211 
 Extent:  0.10 linear feet (1 container) 
 Subjects:  Van Tassel, Lucia. | Frontier and pioneer life -- Ohio. | Women -- Ohio. | Indians of North America -- Ohio. | Indians of North America -- Languages.
 
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51Title:  Journal     
 Creator:  Journal 
 Dates:  1824-1827 
 Abstract:  The collection consists of a journal kept by an unidentified itinerant preacher who traveled from Princeton, New Jersey, through New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, and Ohio. In Ohio he preached at Sandusky, Norwalk, Elyria, Cleveland, Painesville, Madison, and several villages in Ashtabula County. Includes brief comments on the places he visited, the people he met, and his unusual experiences. 
 Call #:  MS 0212 
 Extent:  0.10 linear feet (1 container) 
 Subjects:  Diaries. | Clergy -- United States -- Diaries. | Travelers -- United States -- Diaries. | United States -- Description and travel -- 1783-1848.
 
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52Title:  Mayfield Lyceum and Isaac Leuty and Company Records     
 Creator:  Mayfield Lyceum and Isaac Leuty and Company 
 Dates:  1843-1846 
 Abstract:  The Mayfield Lyceum was a scholarly society in Mayfield, Ohio whose officers included R. Hall, E. D. Battles and I. Leuty. The collection includes a constitution, list of members, and minutes of the Mayfield Lyceum, 1843-1845; and inventories of the accounts and goods of Isaac Leuty & Company which were transferred to Candee & Scribner of New York City, as payment of a debt, 1846. 
 Call #:  MS 0233 
 Extent:  0.20 linear feet (1 container) 
 Subjects:  Mayfield Lyceum for the Promotion of the Sciences and Arts and Useful Knowledge (Mayfield, Ohio). | Isaac Leuty & Company. | Clubs -- Ohio -- Mayfield. | Learned institutions and societies -- Ohio -- Mayfield. | Lyceums -- Ohio -- Mayfield.
 
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53Title:  Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A., Cleveland Presbytery, Woman's Foreign Missionary Society Records     
 Creator:  Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A., Cleveland Presbytery, Woman's Foreign Missionary Society 
 Dates:  1872-1915 
 Abstract:  The Woman's Foreign Missionary Society was a Presbyterian missionary society founded in 1872 in Cleveland, Ohio, to support the foreign missionary work of the Presbyterian Church. It was formally united with the Women's Home Missionary Society on March 14, 1914. The object of this society was to assist in sending and sustaining female missionaries in foreign lands. The collection consists of a constitution, membership lists, minutes of quarterly and special meetings, and reports from the visiting sections located throughout Ohio. 
 Call #:  MS 0241 
 Extent:  0.40 linear feet (5 volumes in 1 container) 
 Subjects:  Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A. -- Missions -- Societies, etc. -- Archives. | Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A. Cleveland Presbytery. Woman's Foreign Missionary Society. | Women in charitable work. | Women in church work -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Women in missionary work. | Presbyterian women -- Ohio -- Cleveland.
 
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54Title:  Abraham Tappan Papers     
 Creator:  Tappan, Abraham 
 Dates:  1803-1879 
 Abstract:  Abraham Tappan (1779-1855) was a surveyor and postmaster of Unionville, Ohio, during the nineteenth century. The collection includes correspondence relating to land transactions, surveys and politics in the Western Reserve; and field notes made by Tappan while surveying Henry Champion's land in Concord Township, the road from the Muskingum River to Lake Erie, the road from the mouth of the Grand River to Warren, Ohio, and areas west of the Cuyahoga River and north of the Tuscarawas River. 
 Call #:  MS 0259 
 Extent:  0.20 linear feet (1 container) 
 Subjects:  Tappan, Abraham, 1779-1855. | Surveyors -- Ohio -- Correspondence. | Ohio -- Politics and government -- 1787-1865. | Ohio -- Surveys. | Western Reserve (Ohio) -- Surveys.
 
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55Title:  First Universalist Church (Brimfield, Ohio) Records     
 Creator:  First Universalist Church 
 Dates:  1839-1922 
 Abstract:  The First Universalist Church was founded in 1839 in Brimfield, Ohio. The collection consists of a constitution, membership lists, minutes of regular, annual and business meetings, and other church and pastoral records. The membership records contained in this collection have been indexed. Click here to search the WRHS genealogy index. 
 Call #:  MS 0292 
 Extent:  0.20 linear feet (3 volumes in 1 container) 
 Subjects:  First Universalist Church (Brimfield, Ohio) | Unitarian Universalist churches -- Ohio -- Brimfield. | Churches -- Ohio -- Brimfield. | Church records and registers -- Ohio -- Brimfield.
 
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56Title:  Bartlett Clan Reunion Records     
 Creator:  Bartlett Family 
 Dates:  1882-1894 
 Abstract:  The collection consists of condensed reports of reunions of the Bartlett family held in Chester, Chardon, Munson, Strongsville, and Collinwood, Ohio; Collins, Lawton Station, and Kindara, New York; and Pontiac, Michigan. 
 Call #:  MS 0314 
 Extent:  0.20 linear feet (1 container) 
 Subjects:  Bartlett family.
 
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57Title:  Elroy McKendree Avery Papers     
 Creator:  Avery, Elroy McKendree 
 Dates:  1871-1911 
 Abstract:  The collection consists of correspondence and contracts relating to the printing and sale of the book by Avery entitled Cleveland in a Nutshell (1893), notebooks related to school teaching, and notes on genealogy of the Avery family used by Avery and his wife Catherine Hitchcock (Tilden) Avery (1844-1911) in compiling The Groton Avery Clan (1912). 
 Call #:  MS 0316 
 Extent:  0.20 linear feet (1 container) 
 Subjects:  Avery family. | Avery, Catherine Hitchcock, 1844-1911. | Avery, Elroy McKendree, 1844-1935. | Teaching.
 
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58Title:  Ezra and William H. Lacey Papers     
 Creator:  Lacey, Ezra and William 
 Dates:  1848-1866 
 Abstract:  The collection consists of bonds, deeds, mortgages, and financial papers (1848-1863), relating to land in Saginaw City and elsewhere in Michigan, purchased from William Jennison and William Rice, and will and estate papers (1860-1863), of Ezra Lacey; leases (1859-1861) and cashbook (1860) of William H. Lacey; and mortgage deeds (1863-1866) to land in Hambden, Geauga County, Ohio, and Davies County, Missouri. 
 Call #:  MS 0317 
 Extent:  0.20 linear feet (1 container) 
 Subjects:  Lacey, Ezra. | Lacey, William H. | Deeds -- Ohio -- Hambden. | Deeds -- Missouri -- Davies County. | Land titles -- Michigan. | Land titles -- Ohio -- Hambden. | Land titles -- Missouri -- Davies County. | Real property -- Michigan. | Real property -- Ohio -- Hambden. | Real property -- Missouri -- Davies County.
 
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59Title:  Arthur St. Clair Papers     
 Creator:  St. Clair, Arthur 
 Dates:  1765-1844 
 Abstract:  Arthur St. Clair (1734-1818) was a soldier, Pennsylvania political leader, and Governor of the Northwest Territory. The collection consists of correspondence, financial accounts, receipts, military resolutions, and other documents, chiefly 1790-1818. Mainly the accounts of St. Clair with merchants, grocers, lawyers, laborers, and the Hermitage Furnace and Mill Creek Iron Works in Ligonier Valley, Pennsylvania. Includes papers relating to the handling of the estate of St. Clair (1818) and financial accounts and several letters of Daniel St. Clair, Louisa St. Clair Robb, and Robert Graham. 
 Call #:  MS 0325 
 Extent:  0.40 linear feet (1 container) 
 Subjects:  St. Clair family. | St. Clair, Arthur, 1734-1818.
 
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60Title:  John Kerr Papers     
 Creator:  Kerr, John 
 Dates:  1788-1844 
 Abstract:  John Kerr (d. 1823) was the mayor of Columbus, Ohio, 1818-1819. The collection consists of letter books, diary, account books, field notes, survey books for land in and around Columbus, and other papers relating to various business, civic, and literary interests of Kerr, including the Chillicothe Library, the Chillicothe Polemic Society, and Franklinton Turnpike Road Company. Includes accounts of John Kerr and Company with Alexander McLaughlin and tax lists for Columbus (1821) and Montgomery County, Ohio (1822). 
 Call #:  MS 0330 
 Extent:  1.20 linear feet (3 containers) 
 Subjects:  Kerr, John, d. 1823. | Subscription libraries -- Ohio. | Toll roads -- Ohio. | Columbus (Ohio) -- Surveys.
 
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