Title:1889 - 1896 ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT DIARY, RECORD AND LEDGER BOOK OF THE ROYALSTON CHAPTER OF THE KING'S DAUGHTERS: A CHARITABLE WORKS SOCIETY
Book Condition: Good+
Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall
Publisher: ROYALSTON, MASSACHUSETTS  1889
Seller ID: 0002227
On offer is a super, original late 19th Century manuscript journal handwritten by Sarah E. Miller, Secretary, of the local chapter of the King's Daughters in Royalston, Massachusetts. Dated 1889 - 1896 the book details the various activities of the group: minutes from meetings, elections, Bible readings, inspirational messages, membership lists, monetary offerings, etc. There are also sections describing the founding and earliest times of this chapter of the King's Daughters. Established in 1886 as a Protestant non-denominational group consisting primarily of women, the King's Daughters distributed aid to the poor while raising awareness of their plight. The group experienced tremendous growth through the early part of the 20th Century, inspiring the formation of numerous other women's charity groups. Most of the material deals with the activities in northern Worcester County, Massachusetts but there are also reports of the organization's work in other areas like North Carolina and Hawaii, as well as countries such as India. The group met in member's homes and the parsonage of the local church. Several membership lists also make book a treasure trove of local genealogy. Names include Augustus Barrett, Belle Barrett, Cora Barrett, Leota Bolton, Elisa M. Brown, Hammond Brown, Isabella Brown, Carl Bullock, Mary E. Bullock, Abbie Carroll, Mary Carter, Alice Chapin, Charlie Chase, Cora Day, Mabel Deland, Frank Ellis, Adelaide Falis, Hattie Falis, Feranda Fisher, D.P. Foster, Bailey Goddard, Fanny Goddard, Franklin Goodard, L.M. Longley, Emma McKenzie, Sarah E. Miller, Nellie Moore, Sophia Newton, Stella Newton, Agnes Nichols, Mary E. Paine, William Park, Emily B. Partridge, A.D. Raymond, Sarah Reed, Rev. A[gustus] M. Rice, Gertrude Shaw, L.W. Shaw, Elija Springer, Lizzie L. Walker, Obadiah Walker, Mary L. Wheeler, Weston Wheeler, George Whitney, Levi Whitney, Mary Carter Whitney, Mabel Ward, H.S. Wood, John Wood, etc. The three-quarter leather bound book has gilt bordering and pebbled cloth adorned by small white cross on front board; light to moderate cover wear, mild toning, generally clean internally with ink bold and legible throughout. Volume contains 92 pages of manuscript entries with additional blank pages at rear; and measures approx 8.5" x 7". Overall G+.
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