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Subject: [Scotch-Irish] Charitable Irish Society
Date: Sun, 5 Jan 2003 08:19:25 EST
Howard Black called our attention to the records of the Charitable Irish
Society and its primarily Scotch-Irish members. The manuscript records of
the society from 1737 through 1937 are at the Massachusetts Historical
Society located at 1154 Boylston Street in Boston. (I haven't been there
since 1962 but it was a wonderful place for research then.)
Is there a printed history of the Society that might include the names of
members? I was unable to find one using the Library of Congress on-line
catalogue, but I'd be surprised if there isn't one. I vaguely recall seeing
something published by the Charitable Irish Society around 1900 with names
and short biographies.
Could someone in the Boston area check for the title of a book about the
Charitable Irish Society?
If the names/biographies of early members are not available in published
form, that would be a valuable project for a Boston-area researcher.
All the best,