H05-1566. Meijer, Hendrik (1883-1962). Papers, 1907-1911. 0.50 linear ft.


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Dutch immigrant to Holland, Michigan, in 1907 and founder of the Meijer grocery store chain. The collection is comprised of photocopies of the obituary of his father, Frederick/Frederik J. Meijer/Meyer, and translated correspondence of Hendrik Meijer, sent and received, while living in Holland, Michigan, from 1907-1911. This correspondence is the only publicly available collection of Meijer’s letters to and from his future wife and family members living in the Henglo area. The letters contain a rich description of the Henglo and Holland, Michigan, areas at this time and include Hendrik’s comments on the labor situation in local factories, amusement parks, and his socialist leanings.


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