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Finding Aid to the Herman W. Spakler Collection, 1852-1985
SFH 237  
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Box 13, Folder 1

Herman Spakler Diary, December 14, 1852 - July 26, 1853

Language of Material: Dutch; Flemish

Scope and Contents

Folder includes 30 page manuscript diary.
Box 13, Folder 2

Diary Translations by Tilly Maddux and Christina van der Goot Wilson, circa 1982.

Scope and Contents

Partial diary translation by Christina van der Goot Wilson is of the last two pages, which describe San Francisco.
Box 13, Folder 3

Herman - Tapes from Arizona translators, circa 1982.

Box 13, Folder 4

Printed material, photocopies, Franssens-de Nies translations, 1969-1983.

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Scope and Contents

Folder includes Helpen Toen - Nu - Straks (1969), a Dutch monograph detailing the work of a foundation begun by Herman's brother Fredrik Johann; a separate manuscript English translation of Helpen Toen - Nu - Straks by Bep Franssens-de Nies; photocopies of Spakler family photographs, artist’s rendering of Herman, telegram, maps; Harman Spakler’s family chart ( 1 page ms., Franssens-de Nies); translation of Herman’s letter describing San Francisco (4 page ink ms., Franssens-de Nies); English summaries of Herman’s letters, 1851-1855 (ms. by Franssens-de Nies: the Introduction to Brieven van Herman) and photocopy.
Box 13, Folder 5

Letters from Herman Spakler,(copied by his great-niece and bound), 1985.

Scope and Contents

Folder includes Terry Horrigan's typescripts of translations of letters, with foreword by Bep Franssens-de Nies, and Horrigan’s 5.25” floppy disk of typescripts.
Box 13, Folder 6

Brieven van Herman (1851-1855), 1983.

Scope and Contents

Folder includes Brieven van Herman (1851-1855), a bound compilation of photocopies of Bep Franssens-de Nies' transcriptions of Herman's letters edited by Franssens-de Nies.