Massachusetts Society of Colonial Wars Records, 1893-1911 | Boston Public Library Archival and Manuscript Finding Aid Database
The Massachusetts Society of Colonial Wars collection documents the functions and interactions the Society had with its members and other organizations. The correspondence reflects committee and officer appointments, genealogy requests, monument construction notes, events such as dinners and Colonial Wars Day, and donations to the Library of Congress and other historical societies. Also included are letters referring to administrative and day to day functions that kept the association organized, such as dues and membership status.
The related materials are largely composed of documents from other Colonial Wars Societies, among them Texas, Vermont, and New York. The Massachusetts branch kept notes on officers and members of the societies in other parts of the country and their collaboration in the construction of monuments and special events. The Treasury file contains financial reports and rules on dues and prices for insignias and other regalia. Records include membership lists, invitations, and programs.