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Angus family papers

 Collection
Identifier: RHC-60
This collection of family papers contains family history information, marriage certificates, deeds, a friendship book belonging to Alice Griffin, and correspondence between Alice, her friends and family and her future husband J.J. Angus. Routine correspondence and the friendship book includes mention of women’s rights, abolition, Quakers, and the Sodus Bay Phalanx utopian community. Patents of J.J. Angus and schoolwork of D.J. Angus are included in the family papers.

Correspondence from Sergeant F.C. Angus, Battery A 328th Field Artillery, American Express Forces to his family in Grand Haven, Michigan. The 328th Field Artillery was one of the last horse drawn Filed Artilleries in combat. The correspondence between Angus, his brother D.J. and his parents took place while he was stationed at Camp Custer, MI, multiple camps in France and Fort Mills, NY during World War I. Correspondence contains descriptions of routine daily life, training schedules and work detail while stationed in France. The collection includes correspondence, photographs, postcards, newspaper clippings and a letter to Mrs. J.J. Angus (F.C. Angus’ mother) from the Committee of Placement for Michigan asking for available women to be placed in needed war-time jobs.
This collection of family papers contains family history information, marriage certificates, deeds, a friendship book belonging to Alice Griffin, and correspondence between Alice, her friends and family and her future husband J.J. Angus. Routine correspondence and the friendship book includes mention of women’s rights, abolition, Quakers, and the Sodus Bay Phalanx utopian community utopian communities. Patents of J.J. Angus and schoolwork of D.J. Angus are included in the family papers.
Correspondence from Sergeant F.C. Angus, Battery A 328th Field Artillery, American Express Forces to his family in Grand Haven, Michigan. The 328th Field Artillery was one of the last horse drawn Filed Artilleries in combat. The correspondence between Angus, his brother D.J. and his parents took place while he was stationed at Camp Custer, MI, multiple camps in France and Fort Mills, NY during World War I. Correspondence contains descriptions of routine daily life, training schedules and work detail while stationed in France. The collection includes correspondence, photographs, postcards, newspaper clippings and a letter to Mrs. J.J. Angus (F.C. Angus’ mother) from the Committee of Placement for Michigan asking for available women to be placed in needed war-time jobs.

Dates

  • 1804-1966

Creator

Restrictions on Access

Collection is open for research use.

Publication Rights

For information on copyright or permissions for this collection, contact Grand Valley State University Special Collections.

Extent

1.0 Linear Feet (2 boxes and 1 flat box)

Biography

Alice Griffen was born Jan. 19, 1816 in Saratoga, NY. The Griffens were Quakers in New York. James Angus was born July 21, 1815 in Sheboygan Co. Wisconsin. Alice and James married in 1846 and moved to Mitchell, Wisconsin. Their son, John James Angus, born in Sheboygan County in 1859 married May Benton Sibley Jan. 15, 1883. Their two sons, Francis Clark (F.C.) and Donald James (D.J.) were born in Wisconsin and later moved with the family to Spring Lake, Michigan.

Arrangement

Arranged in 2 series: 1) Angus family papers, 2) F.C. Angus WWI correspondence

Source of Acquisition

Acquired from Charles Angus in 2011 and 2012.

Alternative Format Available

Photographs of F.C. Angus have been digitized and are available electronically in our

Related Materials

D.J. Angus photograph and film collection in the Grand Valley State University Special Collections & University Archives (RHC-04); The Donald J. Angus Collection in the Department of Special Collections Case Western Reserve University Libraries, Cleveland,Ohio, 1987.

Creator

Title
Angus family papers, RHC-60
Author
Special Collections & University Archives
Description rules
dacs
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the Grand Valley State University Special Collections and University Archives Repository

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