[D8912AAL], Letter from Holland Society of New York, George West Van Siclen to Thomas Alva Edison, June 7th, 1889


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[D8912AAL], Letter from Holland Society of New York, George West Van Siclen to Thomas Alva Edison, June 7th, 1889

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If you approve of the plan and the objects of the Holland Society of New York, and would like to become a member, it would give me pleasure to present your name at the next meeting of the Trustees. # Members may reside anywhere. # To be eligible you must be descended in a direct male line from a Dutchman who was a native or resident of New York, or the American Colonies, prior to the year 1675. This includes those of other former nationalities who found in Holland a refuge or a home, and whose descendants, in the male line, of Dutch settlers who were born within the limits of Dutch settlements, and descendants, in the male line, of persons who possessed the rights of Dutch citizenship within Dutch settlements, in America, prior to the year 1675; also any descendants in the direct male line of a Dutchman one of whose descendants became a member of this Society prior to June 16, 1886. # As there is no reason for spending much money, the dues has been agreed upon at Five Dollars Initiation Fee and Five Dollars Annually. # The objects of the Society are, among others, to perpetuate the memory, and to foster and to promote the principles and virtues of the Dutch ancestors of its members, and to collect and preserve information, history, genealogy, documents, etc., relating to the Dutch in America; also to promote social intercourse among the members; it is however, a Society and not a Club. # The Trustees for the third year are [long list of names].




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Thomas A. Edison Papers, School of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers University
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