Records, 1737-1939, bulk: 1900-1939.


Charitable Irish Society (Boston, Mass.). Records, 1737-1939, bulk: 1900-1939.

Records, 1737-1939, bulk: 1900-1939.

The records of the Charitable Irish Society of Boston consist of the archives of the Society for the 200 years from its founding in 1737. Among the papers is the Society's earliest record book, 1737-1804, containing the constitution and by-laws, rules and orders, list of members, and miscellaneous financial transactions. Later volumes, 1804-1937, include minutes of monthly and annual meetings, committee reports, membership lists, memoirs of deceased members, and treasurer's accounts. (Cont.) There are 30 boxes of correspondence relating to Society functions, finances, meetings, and membership, together with printed notices, menus, transcripts of speeches, and copies of the Society's history. Other items of note include records of the Roman Catholic Youth's Society, 1831-1842; a collection of memorabilia; a manuscript Gaelic dictionary; reports and correspondence concerning the Society's interest in 19th and 20th century immigration to Massachusetts; the March 18, 1912 visit of President Taft to Boston; and information on prominent members such as Robert Auchmuty, Patrick A. Collins, James Michael Curley, Patrick Donohoe, John F. Fitzgerald, James McGee, Daniel Malcolm, Hugh O'Brien, John C. Park and Peter Pelham.

30 boxes and 30 v.

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McGee, James V. (person)

Donohoe, Patrick, 1836-1901. (person)

Curley, James Michael (person)

Roman Catholic Youth's Society (Boston, Mass.) (corporateBody)

Malcolm, Daniel. (person)

Pelham, Peter, c. 1697-1751. (person)

Fitzgerald, John Francis, 1863-1950 (person)

O'Brien, Hugh. (person)

Auchmuty, Robert, 1724-1788 (person)

Collins, Patrick A. (Patrick Andrew), 1844-1905 (person)

Irish American attorney; Congressman from Massachusetts. From the description of Letter to James Jeffrey Roche, 1891 June 13. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 68116920 Lawyer and politician. Born near Fermoy, Ireland, Collins immigrated to America in 1848. He graduated from Harvard Law School in 1871 and practiced law in Boston. He served in the Massachusetts State Legislature and was a member of Congress from 1883-1889. He was mayor of ...

Park, John C. (John Cochran), -1889 (person)

Taft, William Howard, 1857-1930 (person)

William Howard Taft (1857-1930) was an American politician who served as U.S. President (1908-1912) and Chief Justitce of the Supreme Court (1921-1930). 1857 Born in Cincinnati, Ohio on September 15th 1878 Graduated from Yale University 1880 Graduated from Cincinnati Law School ...

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