FRENCH SMALL COLLECTIONS
FRENCH EVANGELICAL CHURCH
The collection consists of congregational meeting minutes from the church in Woodhaven, New York.
In French and English.
FRENCH WAR VETERANS OF PHILADELPHIA
The French War Veterans of Philadelphia was founded after World War I, and dissipated shortly afterward. It was reactivated after the second World War. Membership originally consisted of French war veterans from World War I. But, in 1948 additional membership included veterans who fought under the French flag, and others associated with the French military. In 1954 membership was expanded to included people interested in French culture. Bastille Day, Armistice Day, and other programs are held annually.
Included are miscellaneous correspondences concerning the nomination and celebration of a new president-elect of the organization, and other programs. Among the materials are organizational By-laws (in French).
In French and English. The collection was donated by the French War Veterans of Philadelphia in 1991.
Processed by Annette Reeves, August 1993.
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 letters discuss personal matters, business, the American Revolution, slaves and freed slaves, life in the United States, and French-English antagonism in America.