Francis Marion Van Pelt family collection
Scope and Contents
Frank and Madge's personal scrapbooks contain clippings and letters ranging from 1898 to 1927 regarding a variety of topics including the costs of war, women's suffrage, politics, the Women's Relief Corps, and Wilder's Brigade. Frank's scrapbook also includes a 1913 photograph of General John T. Wilder and an undated photograph of Wilder with his granddaughter. The Anderson Township Progressive Club record book contains the roll of members, the club's constitution and bylaws, and meeting minutes (1912-1914).
Frank Van Pelt's military documents include correspondence, orders, quartermasters reports, stores lists and invoices from his service with the 17th Indiana Regiment (1862-1864); correspondence, newspaper clippings, and programs regarding the 17th Indiana and Wilder's Brigade reuinions (1905-1924); correspondence from James T. Wilder (1903-1917); a copy of History of Wilder's Lightning Brigade (1914); and record books of the 17th Indiana and Wilder's Brigade reunions (1885-1917). The collection also includes the 1903 Department Encampment committee booklet for the Grand Army of the Republic (GAR); a copy of Burt G. Wilder's May 28, 1914 address, "The Fifty-fifth Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Colored"; Frank's scrapbook with GAR correspondence and World War I clippings (1917); and his GAR commander speech (1925).
The Phipps family documents include correspondence of Henry and Adah Van Pelt Phipps (1916-1919); Henry's World War I identification record card; Y.M.C.A. memorandums; a copy of Hand-Book of Le Mans of the Senior Chaplain's Office, A.P.O. 762; "Buy French Treasury Bonds" promotional cards and a few tickets and hotel business cards (1818-1919); and newspaper clippings (1917-1919). George A. Phipps documents include a photograph from Huntsville, Indiana (circa 1870); a photocopy of a November 13, 1881 letter sent to George from his uncle B. F. Aiman; a Thos. J. Anketell and Co. calendar (Merrill, WI 1895); and pages from Orton and Sadler's Business Calculator (undated). Also included are George's almanacs and diaries: Green's Diary Almanacs (1881-1886), The Diamond Dye Almanac (1887-1888), August Flower and German Syrup Almanac (1889), and Wanamaker diaries (1920-1921).
- Van Pelt, Francis Marion (Person)
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Captain Van Pelt's daughter Adah married Henry M, Phipps (1881-1943) on July 26, 1916 and they had 2 daughters: Adah Madge (1923-2001) and Ellen Jane (1925-1934). Adah was a school teacher and Henry worked as a credit manager in Indianapolis. Henry also served as a hut secretary for the Y.M.C.A. in France during World War I. Henry's father, George A. Phipps (1842 -1922), owned and operated a grist and flour mill and a saw mill in Huntsville, Indiana.
Information within collection.
"F.M. Van Pelt Dropped Dead This Morning." Anderson Daily Bulletin (IN), January 21, 1930.
"George A. Phipps 80, Died Tuesday." Pendleton Times (IN), November 23, 1922.
"Henry M. Phipps, Ill Eight Years, Succumbs Here." Indianapolis Star (IN), December 18, 1943.
Roll, Charles. Indiana, One Hundred and Fifty Years of American Development, Vol. 5. Chicago: Lewis Publishing Company, 1931.
1.7 Cubic Feet (5 manuscript boxes, 1 half-size manuscript box)
Language of Materials
Series 1: Van Pelt family documents, 1863-1936
Series 2: Francis Van Pelt military documents, 1861-1935
Series 3: Phipps family documents, circa 1870-1921
- Anderson (Ind.)
- Atlanta (Ga.)
- Carroll County (Ind.)
- Family life
- Farmers -- Indiana
- Grand Army of the Republic (U.S.)
- Grand Army of the Republic. Major May Post No. 244 (Anderson, Ind.)
- Indiana -- Societies and clubs
- Military life
- Military veterans
- Monticello (Ind.)
- New Mexico
- Speeches, addresses, etc.
- United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865
- United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Military life
- United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Veterans
- United States. Army. Indiana Infantry Regiment, 17th (1861-1865)
- United States. Army. Wilder’s Brigade
- Van Pelt family
- Van Pelt, Francis Marion
- Veterans -- Indiana
- Veterans -- Societies, etc.
- White County (Ind.)
- Wilder, John T., 1830-1917
- Women -- Suffrage
- World War, 1914-1918
- YMCA of the USA
- Francis Marion Van Pelt family collection
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- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description