Michigan Transportation History

Clarence M. Burton


Clarence M. Burton, photo from Early Detroit (1909), p. 9.


Clarence M. Burton was the historian of Detroit and wrote wrote many books about Detroit.

1. Five-Volume City of Detroit (1922)

Burton, Clarence M., editor-in-chief; William Stocking and Gordon K. Miller, associated editors. The City of Detroit, Michigan, 1701-1922. Detroit: S. J. Clarke, 1922.

2. Compendium History (1909)

Burton, Clarence M. Compendium of History and Biography of the City of Detroit and Wayne County, Michigan. Chicago: Henry & Taylor, 1909.

3. History of Detroit 1780-1850: Financial and Commercial

Burton, Clarence M. History of Detroit 1780 to 1850: Financial and Commercial. Detroit: n.p., 1917.

4. History of Wayne County and the City of Detroit (1930)


Title: History of Wayne County and the city of Detroit, Michigan Authors: Burton, Clarence Monroe, City of Publication: Chicago : Publisher: S.J. Clarke Pub. Co., Date: 1930 Page Count: 3811 Notes: Vols. 1-2: paged continuously. Vols. 3-5: biographical. Includes indexes.

5. Burton, Clarence M., comp. "Cadillac's Village" or "Detroit Under Cadillac" with list of property owners and a history of the settlement 1701 to 1710. Detroit: by the author, 1895. https://books.google.com/books?id=-r5YAAAAMAAJ

6. Burton, C. M. Early Detroit: A Sketch of Some of the Interesting Affairs of the Olden Time. Detroit: 1909.

Available at HathiTrust and Michigan County Histories.


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