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Massachusetts Charitable Societies Records

 Collection — Container: MS Acc 825-864
Call Number: MS Acc 825-864
Scope and Contents This collection documents the history of forty-seven charitable societies that were in existence throughout Massachusetts in the nineteenth century. The statements were written by society members in response to a survey of benevolent institutions conducted in honor of the nation’s centennial. The reports contain a varying degree of detail; however, common subjects include the founding of the organization, brief histories, the particular needs addressed by the charity, financial information, and...
Dates: 1876