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Title
Chelsea Fire Club record book
Names
Chelsea Fire Club (Author)
Collection

Chelsea Fire Club record book

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1788 - 1796
Library locations
Manuscripts and Archives Division
Shelf locator: MssCol 638
Topics
Fire clubs (Cooperative societies) -- Connecticut -- Norwich
Fire prevention -- Connecticut -- Norwich
Norwich (Conn.) -- History -- 18th century
Fire fighters
Genres
By-laws
Minutes (Records)
Notes
Acquisition: Donated by J. Pierpont Morgan, 1899, as part of the Ford collection.
Funding: Digitization was made possible by a lead gift from The Polonsky Foundation.
Physical Description
Extent: .2 linear foot (1 volume)
Description
The Chelsea Fire Club of Norwich, Connecticut was a voluntary association instituted on December 11, 1788 to protect the waterfront district of Chelsea, or Norwich Landing, from fire. The Club's first elected officers were Ebenezer Whiting, chairman, and Ebenezer Huntington, secretary. Participants included Jabez Huntington, Levi Huntington, and members of the Coit, Howland and Perkins families, among others. The Chelsea Fire Club record book, dated 1788 to 1796, contains the Club's by-laws, meeting minutes, and an account of fines paid by members. Minutes dated 1788 December 11 to 1796 May 6 concern attendance, membership, and the election of officers; Club regulations; maintenance of fire-fighting equipment; procedures for fire alarms; and petitioning local government for support. The possible dissolution of the Club was raised at the annual meeting of December 22, 1795, and on May 6, 1796 the Club voted to transfer the care of its fire engine, engine house and apparatus to Norwich's Second Ward fire company.
Type of Resource
Text
Languages
English
Identifiers
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b19374860
MSS Unit ID: 638
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): 758977553
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 10d21340-1cf0-0133-1d06-58d385a7b928
Rights Statement
The New York Public Library believes that this item is in the public domain under the laws of the United States, but did not make a determination as to its copyright status under the copyright laws of other countries. This item may not be in the public domain under the laws of other countries. Though not required, if you want to credit us as the source, please use the following statement, "From The New York Public Library," and provide a link back to the item on our Digital Collections site. Doing so helps us track how our collection is used and helps justify freely releasing even more content in the future.

Item timeline of events

  • 1788: Created (Approximate)
  • 2015: Digitized
  • 2019: Found by you!
  • 2020

MLA Format

Manuscripts and Archives Division, The New York Public Library. "Chelsea Fire Club record book" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1788 - 1796. http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/7169e920-2754-0133-1f3a-58d385a7b928

Chicago/Turabian Format

Manuscripts and Archives Division, The New York Public Library. "Chelsea Fire Club record book" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed November 21, 2019. http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/7169e920-2754-0133-1f3a-58d385a7b928

APA Format

Manuscripts and Archives Division, The New York Public Library. (1788 - 1796). Chelsea Fire Club record book Retrieved from http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/7169e920-2754-0133-1f3a-58d385a7b928

Wikipedia Citation

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Chelsea Fire Club record book