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Mabel Roys scrapbook

Identifier: RHC-164

Scope and Contents

Collected and assembled when Mabel was a teenager, the scrapbook contains 10 disbound leaves, with color (mostly chromolithograph) illustrations glued on both sides of the leaves and endpapers. Included are die-cut images of flowers, animals, figures; trade cards; school awards, greeting cards, calling cards from relatives and friends from neighboring farms, and clippings from periodicals.


  • 1882 - 1885


Access to the Materials

Collection is open for research use. Materials may be accessed by request at Special Collections and University Archives in Seidman House. Materials do not circulate.

Publication Rights

The collection is the physical property of Grand Valley State University, but all literary rights are retained by the original creators of materials, their estates, heirs, or third parties. It is the responsibility of the researcher to secure appropriate permissions for publication beyond the bounds of fair use.

Biographical Notes

Mabel Roys was born on 26 December 1870 in Florence Township, St. Joseph County Michigan. Her father was Frank Roys (1849-1934), a farmer, and Alice Ennes Roys (1850-1922). She had one brother, Raymond Frederick Roys (1874-1944). Mabel was married three times: the first to Lincoln Parkhurst, M.D. (1865-1923) in St. Joseph County, Michigan on 21 August 1891; the second to Frank M. Newman (b. ca. 1869) in Florence Township, St. Joseph County, Michigan on 2 March 1897; and the last to Orson M. Lyman (1854-1934) in Three Rivers, Michigan on 15 March 1916. Mabel died from injuries received in an automobile crash on 11 August 1924. She is buried in Riverside Cemetery, Three Rivers, St. Joseph County, Michigan with her parents, brother, and third spouse.


1.25 Linear feet : 1 flat box

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Robert Beasecker, October 2018. Online auction purchase from Chris and Lisa Connell, Berrien Springs, Michigan, 22 October 2018.
Mabel Roys scrapbook
Robert Beasecker
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Repository Details

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

Seidman House
1 Campus Drive
Allendale MI 49401 United States