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MS Am 816

Friendly Fire Society (Cambridge, Mass.) Friendly Fire Society (Cambridge, Mass.) records, 1797-1849: Guide.

Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University


Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138 USA

© President and Fellows of Harvard College

Descriptive Summary

Location: f
Call No.: MS Am 816
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Friendly Fire Society (Cambridge, Mass.)
Title: Friendly Fire Society (Cambridge, Mass.) records,
Date(s): 1797-1849.
Quantity: 1 collection (5 volumes (.5 linear ft.)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Manuscript records of the Cambridge, Massachusetts Friendly Fire Society founded in 1797 and disbanded in 1849.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

No accession number. Gift of Friendly Fire Society; received: 1849 November 19. Formerly cataloged as: US 13207.21.5 and 10332.20.7.

Processing Information:

Processed by: Bonnie B. Salt

Conditions Governing Access:

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material. Collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation for Publication:

Friendly Fire Society (Cambridge, Mass.) Records, 1797-1849 (MS Am 816). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Biographical / Historical

Society founded on March 17, 1797 in Cambridge, Massachusetts, with 28 persons, to prevent or mitigate the evils presented by fire. Each year the society chose a chairman, treasurer, clerk, and wardens.


Arranged in volume order.

Scope and Contents

Includes manuscript records for the Society, including: articles, minutes of meetings, member lists, rules, account books, dues records, and other business.

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