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Angus family papers RHC-60

Grand Valley State University Special Collections & University Archives
1 Campus Drive
Allendale, MI 49503



Repository: Grand Valley State University Special Collections & University Archives
creatorAngus family
Title: Angus family papers
Dates: 1804-1966
Quantity: 1.0 Linear feet(2 boxes and 1 flat box)
AbstractJames Angus and Alice Griffin were married in 1846 and moved to Mitchell, Wisconsin. After their children were born they moved to Spring Lake, Michigan. Family papers contain histories, marriage certificates, deeds, a Quaker friendship book belonging to Alice Griffin, and correspondence between Alice, her friends and family and her future husband J.J. Angus. Correspondence and the friendship book mentions women’s rights, abolition, Quakers, and the Sodus Bay Phalanx utopian community utopian communities. A second group of correspondence is from Sergeant F.C. Angus, Battery A 328th Field Artillery, during World War I. The correspondence between Angus, his brother D.J. and his parents is from Camp Custer in Michigan and from France and New York.
Identification: RHC-60
Language:

Arrangement

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

Collection Description

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.


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.


Angus, D.J. (Donald James), 1887-1966
Angus, F.C.
Angus, J.J.
Angus, J.J., Mrs.
Antislavery movements--United States
Clippings (Books, newspapers, etc.)
Correspondence
Deeds
Fort Custer (Mich.)
France
Grand Haven (Mich.)
Griffin, Alice
Legal documents
Patents
Photographs
Postcards
Quakers
United States
United States. Army. Michigan Infantry Regiment, 19th (1862-1865)
Utopias--United States
Women's rights--United States
World War, 1914-1918--France

Restrictions

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.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Angus family papers (RHC-60). Special Collections & University Archives, Grand Valley State University Libraries.

Source of Acquisition

Acquired from Charles Angus in 2011 and 2012.


Related Material

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.


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