Hope College

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Anna Peeks attended Hope College Prep School from 1891-1894 and Hope College in approximately 1896. This collection consists of 19th century correspondence (mostly in Dutch and with translations) of the Sjoerd DeVries family living in Holland and Grand Rapids, Michigan, and Friesland, the Netherlands. Contains booklets on religious topics; programs from the Hope College Ulfilas Club, Meliphone Society, the Graves Library dedication, and commencements of graduation. Also contains a botany specimen and description by Anna Peeks while at Hope College. Of note and value may be the poem titled “New Year’s Wish” written in Dutch and printed in Holland, Michigan, in 1876 and a “Historical Sketch of Maplewood School at the First Annual Homecoming, August 15, 1934.”


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