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Minnesota State University, Mankato

Minnesota State University, Mankato

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Minnesota State University, Mankato,
Memorial Library, Southern Minnesota Historical Center
Griffith, Luella Lane, 1892 - 1982. Papers, 1882 - 1914.
MSU Archives Collection 1273



Griffith, Luella Lane, 1892 - 1982. Papers, 1882 - 1914. SMHC Manuscript Collection 1273. 1 records center box.

Abstract:

This collection consists of items pertaining to the family of Luella Lane Griffith, of Smith's Mill, Minnesota. Included in the collection are the records of her father's general store and the records that he kept as the justice of the peace. Also included is a photocopy of Lane family genealogical information dating from 1820 until 1974. The "friendship books" of both of Luella Lane Griffith's parents are also part of the collection.

Historical Note:

Alice Luella Lane Griffith was born on March 13, 1892, in Smith's Mill, Minnesota. Her parents were Abraham Lincoln Lane (1861 - 1935) and Hattie Vaughn Lane (1867 - 1923). Her father was a storekeeper and justice of the peace in Smith's Mill, Waseca County. Luella married Earl Meredith Griffith in 1923. Earl Griffith died in 1953. Luella Lane Griffith died in 1982.

Scope and Content:

This collection contains items that pertain to the family of Luella Lane Griffith. Included in the collection are photocopies of Lane family genealogy, photographs of the Janesville, Minnesota High School graduating classes of 1910 and 1912, a plat map of the Smith's Mill cemetery, an 1893 survey of the Smith's Mill cemetery, and a plat map of Smith's Mill. Also included in the collection are Luella Lane Griffith's father's records. He was a Smith's Mill storekeeper and justice of the peace, and the records from his store and the records of his time as justice of the peace are also included. Two "friendship books" are also a part of the collection. The two in the collection belonged to Hattie Vaughn and Lincoln Lane, Luella Lane Griffith's parents. These books contain autographs and inspirational sayings from the childhood friends of the two.

Restrictions:

There are no restrictions on use of this collection for research purposes. The researcher assumes full responsibility for observing all copyright, property and libel laws as they apply.

Collection Citation:

Griffith, Luella Lane, 1892 - 1982. Papers, 1882 - 1914. SMHC Manuscript Collection 1273, Southern Minnesota Historical Center, Memorial Library, Minnesota State University, Mankato.

Acquisition:

Luella Griffith donated this collection in July 1977.

Processed By:

Karin Theim processed this collection in January 1978. Finding aid revised by Robert Russell December 2000. Jeff A. Jenson updated this collection in November 2001.

Related Collections:

It has been determined that there are no similar manuscript collections about Luella Griffith available elsewhere.

LCSH Subject Headings:

Griffith, Alice Luella Lane, 1892 - 1982.
Smith's Mill - Blue Earth County (Minn.).

SMHC Manuscript Collection 1273

Box

Folder

“Friendship book” of Lincoln Lane

1

 

“Friendship book” of Ms. Hattie Vaughn

1

 

Family genealogy and records, 1820 - 1974

1

1

Janesville High School Class, photographs, 1910 and 1912

Oversize

1

Ledgers of Link Lane’s General Store, Smith’s Mill, MN, 1898 – 1907

1

 

Ledgers of Link Lane’s General Store, Smith’s Mill, MN, 1907 – 1910

1

 

Legal documents, 1875 – 1912

1

2

Legal forms, undated

1

3

Record of the justice of the peace, Smith’s Mill, 1888 – 1911

1

 

Smith’s Mill, Minnesota, plat map, September 1883

Oversize

2