This fonds reflects the Eberts family history, was assembled mainly by Hermann Joseph Eberts, Edmund Melchior Eberts and Hermann Livingstone Eberts. Half of the fonds consist mainly of family correspondence, mostly dating from 1877 to 1982, addressed either to H. J. Eberts, E. M. Eberts, H. L. Eberts or their respective spouses. In addition, there is a copy of H.M. Eberts will (1819) and a letter concerning the estate of his wife Marie-Francoise Hue (1826). This collection also contains several copies of letters of nobility granted to Jacob Friederich Eberts in 1658, Hermann Melchior Eberts’ original of Army Discharge (1777), a notebook (1810-1838) belonging to Joseph Eberts (1785-1838), H. J. Eberts’ diary (1861), a variety of legal documents including deeds of sale, wills, birth and marriage certificates, mortgage documents, as well as school reports. Included is also H. M. Eberts’ licence to practice medicine in Quebec (1788), and documents relating to H. M. Eberts in his role as Sheriff of Wayne County, Michigan (1796-1798). In addition, there are genealogical trees, newspaper clippings, and publications relating to the background of the family, as well as a 288 page typescript history of the family written by E. M. Eberts in 1944. Lastly, this collection contains family photographs (1890-1980) and army photographs (1924-1939, 1960’s).