Alliance Francaise de Philadelphie
Records, 1903-1989. 4 ft. The Alliance was founded in 1903. It sponsors social and cultural events and offers French language courses. The collection contains correspondence, minutes, membership data, bulletins, programs, bylaws, journals, uncataloged photographs, scrapbooks and related materials. In English and French. Inventory available. Gift of the organization.
French Benevolent Society of Philadelphia
Records, ca. 1849-1951. 7 ft. The French Benevolent Society was founded in Philadelphia in 1793. The society serves indigents of French descent and provides scholarships to local students of French extraction. The records include minutes, correspondence, financial and membership records, case files, histories, and uncataloged photographs. Use restricted. In English. Inventory available. Gift of the organization.
French Evangelical Church
Records, 1888-1898. 1 volume. The collection consists of congregational meeting minutes from the church in Woodhaven, New York. In French and English. Register available.
French War Veterans of Philadelphia
Records, 1949-1985. 1 folder. The French War Veterans of Philadelphia was founded after World War I and was reactivated after World War II. Membership was later expanded to include people interested in French culture. The organization celebrates Bastille Day, Armistice Day, and sponsors other social and cultural events. The collection contains bylaws and correspondence. In English. Inventory available. Gift of the organization.
Papers, 1763-1787. 2 folders. The bulk of the collection consists of letters between Garnier, in Springfield, Pennsylvania, and friends elsewhere in the United States and in France. Also included are receipts for the sale of lots of slaves signed by Garnier as agent. The letter discuss personal matters, business, the American Revolution, slaves and freed slaves, life in the United States, and French-English antagonism in America. In French. Register available.
Mel de Fontenay Family
Journal (photostat), 1857-1858. 1 volume. The journal describes the family's sea journey from Bordeaux to San Francisco. The journal was kept for two aunts who remained in France. The journal also contains laid-in photographs of family members. In French. Register available.
Sturgis, Samuel Booth (1891-1983)
Papers, 1896-1965. 3.75 ft. Samuel Booth Sturgis, a Philadelphia physician, served as an officer in the Huguenot Society of Pennsylvania and in the National Huguenot Society. The collection deals primarily with these two societies, and includes correspondence, reports, and minutes. In English. Register available. Gift of Samuel B. Sturgis.
Sturgis, Samuel Booth
Photographs, 1924-1961. 53 prints. National Huguenot Society and Huguenot Society of Pennsylvania group events, miscellany; Philadelphia, Europe and Massachusetts. Gift of Katherine and Samuel B. Sturgis.
Courrier des Etats-Unis
Newspaper, 1849-1891. 48 reels. Published weekly in New York by E.W. Hoskin, 1828-1937. In French.
Pour la Victoire
Newspaper, 1942-1945. 5 reels. Published weekly in New York by the Notre Paris Corporation, 1942-1945. In French.
Newspaper, 1878-1888. 1 reel. Published monthly in Nauvoo, Illinois. In French, English and German.
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