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SC81 Friends In Council Minute Books Preliminary Inventory
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TitleSC81 Friends In Council Minute Books Preliminary Inventory
AbstractThe collection consists of five bound volumes and a few pieces of additional ephemera. The volumes contain minutes of the club, lists of members and their addresses, some limited records of financial activity, and volume three includes the club's constitution. The span of coverage for each volume is as follows: vol.1 - June 24,1880-January 27, 1885; vol.2 - February 3, 1885-December 15, 1891; vol.3 - January 5, 1892-April 14, 1896; vol.4 - April 21, 1896-June 3, 1902; vol.5 - October 14, 1901-April 28, 1908. The first volume includes notes from meetings which were held prior to the formal organization of the Kansas City chapter of Friends in Council (the first official meeting was held September 21, 1880). The miscellaneous ephemera include sympathy correspondence from the Kansas City Athenaeum and the Quincy chapter of Friends in Council; a 25th anniversary program; and a report of club activities from 1880-1889.
NotesThe original chapter of the Friends in Council was founded in Quincy, Illinois, in 1866 (naming occurred in 1869) by Sarah Atwater Denman. The club was formed to read and discuss works of philosophy and literature. The Kansas City chapter was organized in the fall of 1880 by Mrs. James C. Horton. Reputedly, it was the first recorded women's literary club in Kansas City.
AuthorFriends In Council
Local SubjectHorton, James C., Mrs.
Friends In Council
Item TypeArchival Material
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Item ID209152
CONTENTdm number36547
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