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Griffin, Thomas Henry, 1836-1922. Papers, 1878-1883

 Collection — Container: Box 1
Identifier: SMHC Collection 0152


Thomas Henry Griffin was a farmer near Clinton Falls, Steele County, Minnesota. Most of the collection consists of account books which show receipts and expenditures for his farm and home; the prices of food, clothing, wood, and livestock; the wages paid to the hired help; and the amount of milk furnished to a cheese factory. The collection also includes a diary from 1878-1883, which includes information on the weather, dates for planting, and other aspects of his farming operations.


  • 1878-1883


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Biographical / Historical

Thomas Henry Griffin was born in Chenango County, New York in 1836. He lived in New York with his family working as a farmer until the Civil War when he fought with the New York infantry unit. His unit fought on several fields of battle and was at Appomattox when General Lee surrendered. In August of 1865 he left home and headed to Minnesota. He bought interest in the Morrison land in Clinton Falls where he continued his life as a farmer. In 1859 he married Fannie E. Brown and had at least four children.1


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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by Minnesota Historical Society in October 1975.

Griffin, Thomas Henry, 1836-1922. Papers, 1878-1883.
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Repository Details

Part of the Southern Minnesota Historical Center Repository

Minnesota State University, Mankato
Memorial Library
PO Box 8419
Mankato MN 56002-8419 US