Museum Homepage

Archive Record

  • Email This Page
  • Send Feedback
Item or Series Title Birt Darling Collection
Catalog Number 2015-03-005
Description The Birt Darling Collection includes mainly what appear to be research notes for various historical articles he was working on. Subjects represented include family history (Kedzie, Seymour, Shaull), aviation (Ivan Driggs), properties (Burcham), regional history (Charlotte), archaeology, and correspondence on miscellaneous topics. There is also a typed manuscript entitled "An Account of the Capture of J. Wilkes Booth, the Assassin of Abraham Lincoln, written by Lieutenant L. C. Baker who had charge of the party which made the capture." (penciled in "should read Luther Byron Baker"), and a radio script from 1946 entitled "North Lansing Against the World."

Birt Darling was a freelance writer and an editor for the Lansing State Journal for about 40 years, authored "City in the Forest", and was a leader in archaeology initiatives in Michigan.
Old ID Number 90.12 ; 20209
Collection Title Birt Darling Collection
Creator Osgood, Jack
Dates of Creation 1927-1965
Year Range from 1927
Year Range to 1965
Object Name Fonds
Copyright Information Capital Area District Libraries makes no representation that it is the owner of the copyright in any published material. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain permission to publish from the owner of the copyright.
People and Organizations Darling, Birt
Driggs, Ivan
Bray Family
Davis, Charles J.
Briggs, Ann
Briggs, Stanley
Kedzie Family
Schall Family
Seymour, James
Starr, George
Baker, Lafayette C.
Search Terms Archaeology
Gunnisonville (Mich.)
Lansing (Mich.)
Charlotte (Mich.)
Radio broadcasting
Containers Driggs, Ivan
Kedzie Family - Home
Schall Ancestry
Charlotte, Michigan
Historical Characters
Seymour Family Ancestry
Philatelic: Pointe de Sable (Haiti)
"An Account of the Capture of J. Wilkes Booth, the Assassin of Abraham Lincoln" by L. C. Baker
"North Lansing Against the World"
History of Gunnisonville