Manuscript Group 261, Guide to the Record Book of Franklin Association (Newark, N.J.) 1810-1813

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Descriptive Summary
Historical Note
Scope and Content Note
Restrictions
Access Points
Administrative Information


Guide to the Record Book of Franklin Association (Newark, N.J.)
1810-1813
MG 261

The New Jersey Historical Society
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The New Jersey Historical Society, Publisher
Inventory prepared by Bob Golon as part of the “Farm to City” project funded by a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.

Finding aid encoded by Danielle Kovacs. February 2004. Production of the EAD 2002 version of this finding aid was made possible by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Finding aid written in English.


Descriptive Summary

Creator: Franklin Association (Newark, N.J.)
Title: Franklin Association (Newark, N.J.) Record Book
Dates: 1810-1813
Abstract: Consists of a bound volume, containing the constitution, rules, bylaws, officer and membership criteria for the Franklin Association from 1810-1813.
Quantity: 1 volume
Collection Number: MG 261

Historical Note

The Franklin Association was among a number of social, intellectual and fraternal literary organizations in Newark in the early 18th century, and was founded to be “a literary society for the purposes of discussion, reading, criticism, and composition.” The group met on a weekly basis, and through discussion and reading evaluated various political, social, ethical, and legal questions of the day. The membership was all male.

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Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of a bound volume, containing the constitution, rules, bylaws, officer and membership criteria for the Franklin Association from 1810-1813. It also contains membership listings and dues payment summary sheets for those years. Within the minutes and notes sections are summaries of the association’s meetings, which consisted of reading and writing nights, quarterly meetings and special meetings. These notes were mainly written by John Thomson, Thomas Christie, and Benjamin Bloomfield, who each served as secretaries of the association.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

There are no access restrictions on this collection.

Photocopying of materials is limited and no materials may be photocopied without permission from library staff.

Use Restrictions

Researchers wishing to publish, reproduce, or reprint materials from this collection must obtain permission.

The New Jersey Historical Society complies with the copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code), which governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions and protects unpublished materials as well as published materials.

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Access Points

The entries below represent persons, organizations, topics, forms, and occupations documented in this collection.

Subject Names:

Bloomfield, Benjamin, fl. 1810.
Christie, Thomas, fl. 1810.
Thomson, John, fl. 1810.

Subject Organizations:

Franklin Association (Newark, N.J.)

Subject Topics:

Literature societies, etc.

Subject Places:

Newark (N.J.)

Document Types:

Minute books.
Minutes.
Notebooks.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

This collection should be cited as: Manuscript Group 261, Franklin Association (Newark, N.J.) Record Book, The New Jersey Historical Society.

Acquisition Information

Gift of John H. Blackford, 1895.

Processing Information

This collection is in fragile condition with a broken binding.

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