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Register of the Ethan Ray Clarke Correspondence and Ephemera MSS 685
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CORRESPONDENCE

Box 1, Folder 1

Champion, John R. - Handwritten letter on attorney's stationery inquiring if Clarke could make speeches in Coldwater, Michigan 1878

Box 1, Folder 2

Chase, N. G. - Retired pastor and friend from Smryna, Michigan 1880

Box 1, Folder 3

Chedel, John A. - Handwritten letter thanking Clarke for the burial of their son, Second Lieutenant J.A. Chedel, Jr., killed in a Civil War battle 1863

Box 1, Folder 4

Clarke, Mary Elizabeth (nee Millard) (wife) 1873

Box 1, Folder 5

Creuse, Jonathan - Handwritten letter of recommendation for Clarke as a "superintendant" (person who ran the sunday school) 1837

Box 1, Folder 6

Dexter, R. H. - Handwritten letter of recommendation of Clarke from the pastor of the Presbyterian Church of Pavilion, Genesee County, New York 1861

Box 1, Folder 7

Holman, Charles - Handwritten offer to Clarke to be the chaplain at a July 4th Temperance celebration in Coruna, Michigan ca. 1870s

Box 1, Folder 8

Maller, William [?] - Handwritten letter of recommendation for Clarke's father, Ray Clarke, to a Mr. Somerville of Crashville 1822

Box 1, Folder 9

New Haven church - Handwritten letter from church clerk regarding an employment offer in New Haven, Michigan 1869

Box 1, Folder 10

Northway, Delos R. - Correspondence asking Clarke to officiate at the burial of two soldiers killed on September 1, 1863

Box 1, Folder 11

Younghusband, Lancelot - Letter from an infamous early homeopathic healer and reverand from Michigan 1871

Box 1, Folder 12

Unidentified - Letter from a parishioner thanking Clarke for his ministry undated

 

EPHEMERA

Box 1, Folder 13

Battle lists - Two handwritten lists of the 1863-1864 Civil War battles Clarke and his regiments participated in undated

 

Certificates

Box 1, Folder 14

Includes printed certificates evidencing membership in the Independent Order of Odd Fellows (1865, 1874), and the Masonic Order (1866, 1879)

Box 1, Folder 15

Washington National Monument Society ca. 1849

Box 1, Folder 16

"Evening Hymn" - Handwritten composition annotated, "Ethan Clarke's Hymn," autographed by Clarke 1868

Box 1, Folder 17

Hair collection - Mrs. Clarke 1838 - 1863

Box 1, Folder 18

Miscellaneous materials - Includes Clarke's professional calling card, an Erie Railway "clergyman's certificate," an Old Colony and Newport Railway check (ticket), a printed illustration of the Industrial Exhibition building in Hyde Park, and a photograph of the U.S. Capitol building ca. 1870s - 1930s

Box 1, Folder 19

Painting - Hand-drawn and painted picture of a country house and road, annotated, "presented to Ethan Ray Clarke by his sister, C.G. Clarke undated

Box 1, Folder 20

Sabbath School convention - Includes a flyer announcing Clarke's speech and two motivational "Honorable Testimony" certificates 1873