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Daniel M. Arbour papers

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: RHC-92
Collection contains papers relating to Daniel M. Arbour of Redford, Michigan, spanning from 1845 to 1874. Includes five letters to his daughter in Michigan, dated 1861-1864; two envelopes are Wells, Fargo & Co. covers, one with three stamps; two letters announcing his death, another regarding his property, a lock of dark brown hair, and miscellaneous papers including poetry, a Detroit marriage certificate, an invitation to a ball and an obituary.

Dates

  • 1845-1874

Creator

Restrictions on Access

Collection is open for research use.

Publication Rights

For information on copyright or permissions for this collection, contact Grand Valley State University Special Collections.

Extent

0.25 Linear Feet (1 box)

Biographical Note

Daniel M. Arbour was born circa 1817 in New York State. He emigrated to Redford, Michigan and married Laura Lucina Woute in Detroit on July 29, 1845. They had a daughter named Laura Druscilla Jane (Arbour) Pierce, who resided in Redford, Michigan.

Arbour traveled west in 1859 or 1860 to seek his fortune as a prospector. He travelled to California and then Nevada, and established a saloon in Reno, Nevada before he fell into debt around 1969. Penniless, he then drove a team of cattle from Reno to White Pine, Nevada. Arbour eventually settled in Maryland Wells Station, Eureka, Nevada, where he died on December 21, 1873.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donor unknown.

Processing Information

Formerly classified as RHIS CT 241 .A72 A72.
Title
Daniel M. Arbour papers, RHC-92
Author
Special Collections & University Archives
Date
2015
Description rules
dacs
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the Grand Valley State University Special Collections and University Archives Repository

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