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

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.

Held at:
Northern Illinois University
Founders Memorial Library
Northern Illinois University
DeKalb, IL 60115
Phone: 815-753-1779
Email: rhcua [at] niu.edu
Record Series Number: RHC/RC/089
Volume: 0.75 Linear Feet
Acquired: 03/14/1980.
Access Restrictions: There are no restrictions on access to the collection.
Subject Index
Cookbooks. - Recipes.
Griffith Family
Sandwich (Ill.)
Songbooks
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Correspondence
Genres/Forms of Material
Poetry
Languages of Materials
English [eng]
Rights/Use Restrictions: Property rights in the collection are held by the Regional History Center;  literary rights are dedicated to the public.
Acquisition Notes: Mr. William C. Burrows  Mr. William C. Burrows donated the Griffith Family Papers to the Northern Illinois Regional History Center on March 14, 1980.
Other Formats: 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.