Society of the Friendly Sons of Saint Patrick records

The Society of the Friendly Sons of Saint Patrick was founded in 1771 as a social organization for men of Irish heritage. The original organization was dissolved by 1798. In 1792, the Hibernian Society for the Relief of Emigrants from Ireland was incorporated, with much of its membership overlappi...

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Corporate Author: Society of the Friendly Sons of Saint Patrick (Creator)
Collection:Society of the Friendly Sons of Saint Patrick Records
Collection Number:1152
Format: Manuscript
Language:English
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Physical Description: 3.0 Linear feet 3 linear feet, 4 boxes, 12 volumes
Summary: The Society of the Friendly Sons of Saint Patrick was founded in 1771 as a social organization for men of Irish heritage. The original organization was dissolved by 1798. In 1792, the Hibernian Society for the Relief of Emigrants from Ireland was incorporated, with much of its membership overlapping with the Friendly Sons. In 1898 the Hibernian Society changed its name to the Society of the Friendly Sons of Saint Patrick for the Relief of Emigrants from Ireland. The collection contains rules and minute book, 1771-1797; minute books, 1813-1910, 1935-1956, 1960-1982; record of fees for membership, dinners and scholarship fund, 1954-1960; annual toasts, 1853-1880; portraits of early members; constitution and by-laws, 1941, 1945, 1951, 1971; membership lists, 1954, 1956, 1958, 1971; addresses presented to the society; dinner programs, 1939-1980; and other ephemera. Additionally there are programs from the society's 139th and 210th annual banquets, as well as a blank membership certificate.