Francis Apthorp Foster papers, 1891-1963.


Foster, Francis Apthorp, 1872-1966. Francis Apthorp Foster papers, 1891-1963.

Francis Apthorp Foster papers, 1891-1963.

Consist in large part of Foster's diary, from 1915 through 1963 in 46 volumes. The diaries record the weather, gardening activities, walks taken, birds seen and meetings attended. The diaries will be of interest chiefly to historians of ornithology and of natural history. The papers consist largely of membership and award certificates from various patriotic and historical societies to which Foster belonged. There are also copies of speeches which Foster gave before some of these societies, many concern the Society of the Cincinnati. The other papers consist of the genealogical information which Foster compiled in this country and which he paid J. Gardner Bartlett, a professional genealogist to compile for him in England.

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Society of the Cincinnati (corporateBody)

The Society of the Cincinnati was formed on 10-13 May 1783 by American Revolutionary Army officers who met at Mount Gulian, the American Army's cantonment on the east bank of the Hudson River. After resigning his post as General, George Washington (1732-1799) accepted an invitation to become the society's first president. Major General Henry Knox (1750-1806) was the secretary and for years the guiding spirit of the organization. Membership extended to those officers of the Continental Army and N...

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Francis A. Foster, 1872-1966, was the son of Francis Charles Foster, 1829-1915, and Caroline Padelford Foster, 1833-1923 (see collection Mss 27). Francis grew up in Cambridge and attended Noble and Greenough then the Lawrence Scientific School at Harvard in 1891-2. From about 1900 to 1915, he was an active member of Boston patriotic and historical societies. He became interested in his own family genealogy and compiled genealogical information and paid for professionals to research his ancestors...

Francis Apthorp Foster, 1872-1966 (person)