Collection ID: MS 1241

Collection context

Summary

Creator:
Praet, Silvain van
Date:
1914-1918
Abstract:
Principally a manuscript diary kept in English in twelve school notebooks by Silvain van Praet, a member of the Ostend (Belgium) city government, from the day of the German occupation of Ostend (1914 October 14) until its liberation (1918 October 17). It was concealed in a hole in the wall of the Maison Communal. There is also a typescript copy of the manuscript (568 p.) and several related documents.
Extent:
0.5 Linear Feet
Language:
English

Background

Rules or conventions:
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Scope and Content:

Principally a manuscript diary kept in English in twelve school notebooks by Silvain van Praet, a member of the Ostend (Belgium) city government, from the day of the German occupation of Ostend (1914 October 14) until its liberation (1918 October 17). It was concealed in a hole in the wall of the Maison Communal. There is also a typescript copy of the manuscript (568 p.) and several related documents.

Biographical / Historical:

Silvain van Praet was a member of the city government in Ostend, Belgium. He kept a diary during the 1914-1918 German occupation of the city.

Access

LOCATION OF THIS COLLECTION:
Sterling Memorial Library
Yale Campus
New Haven, CT, USA
CONTACT:
(203) 432-1735
mssa.assist@yale.edu