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Hannah Bingham diary (April 1858) and Bingham Family letters (1778-1847) microfilm

 Partial collection — Box: Microfilm Cabinet 1--Drawer 3
Identifier: MSS-368

Scope and Contents

This collection represents a portion of the Bingham family papers, held in their entirety by the Clarke Historical Library and microfilmed by the Clarke. It includes Hannah (Brown) Bingham's diary for April of 1858 and letters received by members of the Bingham family from 1778 to August 13, 1847.


  • 1778 - 1858


Conditions Governing Access

No restrictions. Open for access.

Conditions Governing Use

Please consult the Clarke Historical Library for conditions governing use at (989) 774-3352 or

Biographical / Historical

Abel Bingham (1786-1865) was a Baptist clergyman, associated with the Baptist Missionary Society in Boston, who served at the Tonawanda Indian Mission in New York State and the Baptist Indian Mission at Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan and was involved in the Grand Rapids community. He married Hannah Brown (d. 1868). They had five children: Adoniram Judson (1820-1868), Ann Hasseltine (1822-1900), Hannah Marie (b. 1827), Angeline (b. 1830), and Sophie Hascal (1833-1910) who married John Claude Buchanan.

This note is an adaptation of that compiled by the staff of the Clarke Historical Library based on information from the collection.


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Other Finding Aids

Finding aid for original collection (in its complete form) available at;view=reslist.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donation from Dr. Bernard Peters.

Existence and Location of Originals

Originals located at the Clarke Historical Library, Central Michigan University.

Hannah Bingham diary (April 1858) and Bingham Family letters (1778-1847) microfilm
Catherine Oliver
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Repository Details

Part of the Central Upper Peninsula and Northern Michigan University Archives Repository

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