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F.E. Griffith Family Correspondence (Sandwich)

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Collection Overview

Title: F.E. Griffith Family Correspondence (Sandwich), 1794-1938

ID: RHC/RC/089

Extent: 0.75 Linear Feet

Date Acquired: 03/14/1980

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The Griffith Family Papers collection is a three generation chronicle of the Frank E. Griffith family containing letters, photographs, and legal documents dating from the late 1700's to 1938.  The major series of this collection consists of letters Frank Griffith sent home during his military service in the Civil War (1862-1865), and several letters from other family members. These letters are a unique primary source providing insights on the Union Army attitudes and revealing the struggles between family members during war-time separation.  A songbook, poetry, and recipes complete the collection.

The original Griffith Family correspondence located in Box 2 is not open to the public. Researchers will use photocopies and typed transcripts of the original letters.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions: There are no restrictions on access to the collection.

Use Restrictions: Property rights in the collection are held by the Regional History Center;  literary rights are dedicated to the public.

Acquisition Source: Mr. William C. Burrows

Acquisition Method: Mr. William C. Burrows donated the Griffith Family Papers to the Northern Illinois Regional History Center on March 14, 1980.

Original/Copies Note: The original Griffith Family correspondence located in Box 2 is not open to the public. Researchers will use photocopies and typed transcripts of the original letters.


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Box 1
Folder 1: Excerpts from Correspondence
Folder 2-6: Correspondence Transcribed, 1862-1866
Folder 7-11: Photocopies of Correspondence, 1862-1866
Folder 12: Legal Documents, 1794-1926
Folder 13: Poetry, 1837, 1847, no date
Folder 14: Recipes, no date
Folder 15: Academic Papers, Carrie A. Griffith, 1876
Folder 16: Sandwich High School Yearbook,, 1915
Folder 17: Songbook, no date
Folder 18: Methodist Church, Centennial Publication,, 1838-1938
Folder 19: Memorabilia, no date
Envelope  1: Photographs Identified (2) Edna Minard, DeKalb, Illinois;  David Griffith Bernard, Sandwich, Illinois, 1914; circa 1918
Envelope  2: Unidentified Ferrotypes (2), no date
Envelope 3: Unidentified Photographs (2), no date

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