First Circular Letter of the Society Sons of the Revolution in the State of California February Twenty - Second 1895 By Holdridge O. Collins, President (with) 1919 Board of Trustees Brochure
(Americana - California - Sons of the Revolution)

Los Angeles, California: Society Sons of the Revolution, 1895. F 12 pages; giving a history of the formation of the Society, from the economically-rocky start of 1893, when the certificate of incorporation was dated '...but it had been issued a month before the financial panic of June, (which) caused the suspension of many banks in Los Angeles and the embarrassment of nearly all the commercial centers of the State...not until late in October that confidence was restored in our moneyed institutions..."; and defining the strict standards by which membership is proven and maintained; noting also an innovative ("no other State Society has a similar provision") Article of their Constitution providing for the ancestral history of a wife's family; and information regarding the society records, library & its genealogical & research holdings, artworks and objects, prizes awarded to students for essays on Patrick Henry and efforts regarding the national archives of the American Revolution; approx. 7"x 10 1/4" size; original printed paper wraps, with illustration of Sons seal; printed in dark blue ink on cream stock; front cover very chipped at all edges (no text loss), both covers detached, text disbound; old discoloration at bottom of pages; in good condition; (with) C. 1919 4-sided Board of Trustees brochure, giving particulars of the Society, noting amendments made to its constitution and by-laws establishing the Board & its duties to the membership; with recommendations for various endowments that can be established by contributors - building maintenance, library, museum fund, publications, more - and the form in which it is proper to make a bequest; at the time, Orra Eugene Monnette was President of the Board; specific examples are given of members and their proposed donations - collections, life insurance policies, antiques, paintings and notes that the Society is "...united for Americanism, and established for true patriotism"; 6" x 9"; printed dark blue on cream stock, original illustrated printed wraps; some wear and soil, old fold lines; in good condition. Good Paperback (Item ID: 22156)


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