H05-1588. Simmons, Sara. Papers, 1854-1967. 0.50 linear ft.
Descendent of the Jan Visscher family. The collection includes photocopies of correspondence (1894-1967) and a scrapbook (1854-1916) of Arend Visscher; “Description of Trip by Emigrant in 1847” by Peter Van Anroy (1897); photographs of Jan Visscher and Geesje (Vander Haar) Visscher, Arend Visscher, and Hope College classes; the story of the life of Arend Visscher by his son Arthur (1959); an undated genealogy of the Oswald Daniel Vander Sluis family by Sara Simmons; certificate of membership in the Hope College Fifty-Year Circle for Dorothy Visscher Fredrickson; and original marriage manual of James F. Van der Sluis and Wilhelmina Van Anrooy Van der Sluis, signed by A. C. Van Raalte, 1862. Scanned select photographs of the Visscher family photograph albums are included on CDs.
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