|The Detroit Free Press, September 14, 1906|
Wednesday, September 3, 2014
Posted by the at 8:07 PM
Thursday, August 28, 2014
|The Detroit Free Press, April 12, 1908|
The fact that Henry Crouffond didn't "look or act a bit crazy" but wanted to kill his father probably suggests that he wasn't insane at all but a little hot-headed. Or maybe his father was deserving of the the dishonor. No matter, when Henry escaped Eloise and needed a drink from his favorite watering hole, his father's forethought to warn the barkeep Guz Herz paid off as the news reached its way to the police and Crouffond was shipped back to the asylum.
Posted by the at 7:47 PM
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
This is another fresh beef proposal for the County House & Asylum from J. & J. Costello, another Detroit meat dealer, for the time period of July 1, 1891 to June 30, 1892. It came in 9 cents less than the Marcellus Gleason proposal though I'm not certain that it was a competition or that the lowest price got the contract.
As with the previous posting, W. R. Muir, Superintendent of the Poor, is emblazoned on the accompanying envelope.
Posted by the at 4:22 PM
This proposal from May 30, 1891 was to provide fresh beef to the County House & Asylum for the thrifty sum of $5.69 for the fiscal year spanning July 1, 1891 to June 30, 1892.
Posted by the at 4:02 PM
Thursday, August 21, 2014
I've come across a treasure trove of old Eloise contracts, correspondence and negotiations of such and plan to buy it up as I can afford. I considered contacting the Eloise Historical Commission but they'll just lock the stuff up and allow for its viewing at their will and convenience. I'd rather people actually be able to see the documents at their leisure instead of through some stuffy group of old hens.
I'll be posting these at some point in the next few days as time allows. These are mainly contract talks for beef sales to the House and Asylum from the 1880s and 1890s. Quite a brilliant find if I must say so myself.
Posted by the at 12:41 PM
Thursday, August 14, 2014
|The Northville Record, October 6, 1933|
Posted by the at 3:45 PM