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    • Idlewild - White House Tea Room

    • Black and white photograph from circa 1940-1950 of the White House Tea Room in Idlewild, Michigan. Idlewild was one of the most popular vacation destinations in Michigan during the first half of the Twentieth Century. It was also one of the only...
    • Idlewild (Mich.); Lake County (Mich.); White House Tea Room (Idlewild, Mich.); buildings; restaurants;
    • MS 62-52: Douwe B. Yntema Collection  1864-02-24 Letter from Leonard G. Loomis

    • Letter from Leonard G. Loomis to Elizabeth Abbott dated February 24, 1864. In this letter, he discusses the status of his regiment, soldier life, the Provost Guard.
    • American Civil War; Loomis, Leonard G.; Leonard G. Loomis; Abbott (Loomis), Elizabeth; Elizabeth (Loomis) Abbott; Forty-Second Ohio Infantry; 42nd Ohio Infantry; Plaquemines Parish (La.); Provost Guard; drills; sailing; music; dancing; Confederate...
    • Idlewild - Club El-Morocco dining room

    • Black and white photograph of the dining hall at the Club El-Morocco. The Club El-Morocco hosted such acts as Cab Calloway, Louis Armstrong, and Duke Ellington. Idlewild was one of the most popular vacation destinations in Michigan during the...
    • Idlewild (Mich.); Lake County (Mich.); Club El-Morocco (Idlewild, Mich.); interiors; restaurants; nightclubs
    • Idlewild - Idlewild Clubhouse dining room

    • Black and white photograph of the Idlewild Clubhouse dining room in Idlewild, Michigan. Idlewild was one of the most popular vacation destinations in Michigan during the first half of the Twentieth Century. It was also one of the only vacation...
    • Idlewild (Mich.); Lake County (Mich.); Idlewild Clubhouse (Idlewild, Mich.); social clubs; restaurants; interiors;
    • MS 62-52: Douwe B. Yntema Collection  1864-01-03 Letter from Leonard G. Loomis

    • Letter from Leonard G. Loomis to Elizabeth Abbott dated January 3, 1864. In this letter, he expresses his enjoyment of writing, laments the postal service, discusses southern society in Louisiana, and describes a Confederate prisoner of war in his...
    • American Civil War; Loomis, Leonard G.; Leonard G. Loomis; Abbott (Loomis), Elizabeth; Elizabeth (Loomis) Abbott; Forty-Second Ohio Infantry; 42nd Ohio Infantry; Plaquemines Parish (La.); Louisiana; postal service; mail; soldier behavior; holiday;...
    • MS 61-9: George G. Christman Collection  1862-09-10 Letter from Arza Bartholomew

    • Letter from Arza Bartholomew to his wife, Frank Bartholomew, dated September 10, 1862. In this letter, he discusses finances, arriving in Covington, Kentucky, the train ride, food, parades, and camp life.
    • American Civil War; Arza Bartholomew; Bartholomew, Arza; Frances Bartholomew; Bartholomew, Frances; Frank Bartholomew; Bartholomew, Frank; Twenty-first Michigan Infantry; 21st Michigan Infantry; Camp Sigel (Ionia, Mich.); Covington (Ky.); finances;...
    • Detroit - Sweeney's Billiard Room

    • Black and white reproduction of a photograph of a street scene in Detroit, Michigan, featuring Sweeney's Billiard Room and the Central Meat Market. This image was reproduced in a 1940's calendar published for the Detroit Trust Company.
    • Detroit (Mich.); Wayne County (Mich.); butcher shops; stores; recreation; billiard halls; sports & recreation facilities; carriages and coaches; people;
    • MS 22:  Civil War diary of Cyrus Bacon  1861-1863 Diary of Cyrus Bacon

    • 1861-1863 diary of Cyrus Bacon. In this diary, Bacon describes daily life in the Seventh Michigan Infantry. He gives vivid accounts of Yorktown, Fair Oaks, White Oak Swamp, Antietam, and Gettysburg.
    • American Civil War; Bacon, Cyrus; Cyrus Bacon; Seventh Michigan Infantry; 7th Michigan Infantry; Assistant Surgeon; Commissioned Officer; Yorktown (Va.); Battle of Yorktown; Seven Days Campaign; Seven Days' Battles, Va., 1862; Battle of Fair Oaks;...
    • MS 61-9: George G. Christman Collection  1862-09-19 Letter from Arza Bartholomew

    • Letter from Arza Bartholomew to his wife, Frank Bartholomew, dated September 19, 1862. In this letter, he discusses traveling on a steamer, skirmishes, Confederate battle strategies.
    • American Civil War; Arza Bartholomew; Bartholomew, Arza; Frances Bartholomew; Bartholomew, Frances; Frank Bartholomew; Bartholomew, Frank; Twenty-first Michigan Infantry; 21st Michigan Infantry; Indianapolis (Ind.); steamer; skirmish; Confederate...
    • Jackson - "Dining Room and Shops of the Michigan State Prison"

    • Black and white image of the dining room and maintenance shops of the Michigan State Prison in Jackson, Michigan. The prison was opened in 1839 and was the first in Michigan. The prison was essentially the center of the city until 1924, when a new...
    • Jackson (Mich.); Jackson County (Mich.); Michigan State Prison; prisons
    • MS 61-9: George G. Christman Collection  1862-10-05 Letter from Arza Bartholomew

    • Letter from Arza Bartholomew to his parents and wife, Frank Bartholomew, dated October 5, 1862. In this letter, he discusses picket duty, the weather, the health of family and friends, and the newspaper.
    • American Civil War; Arza Bartholomew; Bartholomew, Arza; Frances Bartholomew; Bartholomew, Frances; Frank Bartholomew; Bartholomew, Frank; Twenty-first Michigan Infantry; 21st Michigan Infantry; Louisville (Ky.); picket duty; weather; illness;...

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