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Archives

Archives, 1812-1959

Contents List


NOTE: The use of post-1959 materials is subject to some restrictions. See the Policy on Access to the AAS Archives. Researchers interested in post-1959 records should consult with the curator of manuscripts.

1. Records of Meetings of the Society


Folio vol. 1.1

Records of the American Antiquarian Society, 1812-April, 1871. 169 leaves, 39 cm.

Includes petition to Massachusetts legislature, 1812; Act of Incorporation, 1812; advertisement for first meeting, 1812; records of meetings, November, 1812-April, 1872.

Folio vol. 1.2
Records of the American Antiquarian Society, October, 1871-April, 1937. 153 leaves, 42 cm.

Records of meetings. Loose, in rear of volume: typewritten report of April 1939 meeting.

NOTE: Records of meetings are published in the Proceedings of the American Antiquarian Society.


Octavo vol. 1.1
"Records of the American Antiquarian Society," 1812-1849. 227 leaves, 27,5 cm.

Typescript, transcribed by John W. Pearl for Charles G. Washburn, 1912. Transcription of [folio vol. 1.1], also council records and treasurers' reports. The 1912 publication of early AAS records was based in part on this transcription (see PAAS 22 (1912), 210-211). The published volume also contains addresses and other material not present here. This copy was for Washburn's own use, and another copy was used for the printing.
Gift of Charles G. Washburn, Mar. 27, 1913.

Octavo vol. 1.2
"Digest of the Proceedings of the American Antiquarian Society, 1812 through April 26, 1876," 255 leaves, 27.5 cm.

Typescript, transcribed by John W. Pearl for Charles G. Washburn, 1912. 254p. Includes ms. notes (by Washburn?). Transcribed to assist Washburn in preparing his historical address, 1912 (see letter 3/4/1913 from Washburn to Clarence Brigham in AAS Correspondence "Washburn").
Gift of Charles G. Washburn, Mar. 27, 1913.

Octavo vol. 1.3
"Digest of the Proceedings of the American Antiquarian Society, October 21, 1876 through October 24, 1906" also extracts from the diary of Christopher Columbus Baldwin. 195 leaves, 27.5 cm.

Typescript, transcribed by John W. Pearl for Charles G. Washburn, 1912. 194 pp. (Proceedings, 1812-1849, pp. 1-175; Baldwin diary pp. 176-194)
Gift of Charles G. Washburn, Mar. 27, 1913.

Octavo vol. 1.4
Unbound, incomplete copy of Octavo vol. 1.2) 89 leaves, 27 cm.

Probably gift of Charles G. Washburn.


2. Records of Meetings of the Council

Folio vol. 2.1
"Journal of the Subcouncil of the American Antiquarian Society. In the Vicinity of the Library and Cabinet. Worcester, Mass. Beginning with their first Meeting. Feby. 15th 1815" [-December 4, 1830]. 33 leaves, 33 cm.

Folio vol. 2.2
Records of the Council, April, 1831-October, 1907. 178 leaves, 42 cm.

Fair copy of the contents of Folio vol. 2.3 and Octavo vol. 2.1, apparently made beginning about 1854.

Folio vol. 2.3
Proceedings of the Council, April, 1831-March, 1838. 75 leaves, 36 cm.

Octavo vol. 2.1
Proceedings of the Council, April, 1838-October, 1854. 74, 28, 28 leaves, 28 cm.

Three volumes (April, 1838-December, 1849; January, 1850-September, 1852; March, 1853-October, 1854) together in a box. A few entries are marked "not copied into the Journal" [i.e., Folio vol. 4].

Folio vol. 2.4
Council Records, January, 1908-October, 1944. 162 leaves, 41.5 cm.

Octavo vol. 2.2
Council Records, March, 1945-October, 1959. Typescript, 196 leaves, 30 cm.

3. Lists of Members and Officers; Nominations

Octavo vol. 3.1
"List of Members of the Am. Antiqn. Society. 1816. [-1827]," 47 leaves (17 blank), 21 cm.

In hand of Isaiah Thomas. List begun in 1816 of members elected from 1812 onward. Arranged by state.

Folio vol. 3.1
181 leaves (149 blank) 33 cm.

Spine title: "General American Catalogue Vol. 1." Laws applying to membership; list of members, 1812-October, 1829, arranged chronologically by date of election. In the hand of William Lincoln.

Octavo vol. 3.2
Signatures of Members, 1862 or 1863. 76 leaves (74 blank), 26.5 cm.

[Date for this volume based on signature of Henry W. Cushman, who was elected October, 1862 and died November, 1863.]

Octavo vol. 3.4
"Personal Record of Members," 1904-1908. 27 cm.

123 printed questionnaires completed by members, with biographical information, lists of publications, etc.


4. Corresponding Secretary

Folio vol. 4.1
Corresponding Secretary's Letter Book, 1817-1821. 170 leaves (162 blank) 34 cm.


5. Library Committee

Octavo vol. 5.1
Library Committee Records, October 27, 1909-August 5, 1913. 40 leaves (25 blank), 24 cm.


6. Librarian

Folio vol. 6.1
Librarian's Letter Book, October 2, 1838-February 25, 1839. 6 p. (vol. totals 214 leaves) 24.5 cm.

The bulk of this volume is filled with S. F. Haven's notes for a "Bibliography of American Antiquities" (28 leaves), and titles of periodicals published by American and foreign learned societies (40 leaves).

Octavo vol. 6.1
Librarian's Letter Book, June 19, 1839-June 6, 1840. 150 leaves (141 blank), 28 cm.

Folio vol. 6.2
Librarian's Journal, April 21, 1853-February 21, 1854 172 leaves (157 blank), 34.5 cm.

Sporadic entries by Samuel Foster Haven about library visitors, etc.

Financial Records


7. Treasurer's Waste Book

Octavo vol. 7.1
Treasurer's Waste Book, February 22, 1814-October 1, 1829.

Includes payments of $2 and $6 from a number of members; also outlays of cash for postage and for printing. In the rear is a brief list of "Accounts delivered Mr. Nutting for Collection." 85 leaves (15 blank), 18.5 cm.


8. Treasurer's Journal (Cash) (arranged chronologically)

Octavo vol. 8.1
"Treasurer's Account" 1812-1849. 156 leaves (59 blank), 28 cm.

Journal containing accounts of treasurers, October, 1812-June 4, 1849. Also includes records of payments by members, October 23, 1813(?)-April 5, 1822, and "Notes &c. Rec'd of the Executors of I. Thomas...," 1831-1832.

Folio vol. 8.1
Treasurer's Account (Journal), August 15, 1849-April 1, 1861. 200 leaves (161 blank), 33.5 cm.

Octavo vol. 8.2
"Cash" (Journal), November, 1863-October, 1880. 100 leaves (21 blank), 26.5 cm.

Octavo vol. 8.3
"Cash" (Journal), October, 1880-June, 1895. 100 leaves (18 blank), 29.5 cm.

Octavo vol. 8.4
"Cash" (Journal), October, 1894-September, 1907. 250 leaves (154 blank), 26.5 cm.

The overlap in dates from Octavo vol. 3.9 is explained in the rear of the 1880-1895 volume: "New book from Oct 1 1894 under plan of yearly reports instead of semi-annual."

Octavo vol. 8.5
Journal, October, 1908-October, 1916. 151 leaves (95 blank), 27 cm.

9. Treasurer's Records (mostlly arranged by fund)

Folio vol. 9.1
Treasurer's Ledger, 1830-1861. 172 leaves (79 blank), 34 cm.

Octavo vol. 9.1
Treasurer's Ledger, April, 1861-October, 1863. 86 leaves (72 blank), 26.5 cm.

Octavo vol. 9.2
Treasurer's Ledger, November, 1863-October, 1880. 96 leaves, 22 blank. 26.5 cm.

Octavo vol. 9.3
Ledger, October, 1880-April, 1895. 151 leaves (65 blank), 29.5 cm.

Octavo vol. 9.4
"Funds" (Ledger), October, 1894-September, 1907. 252 leaves (157 blank), 26.5 cm.

Octavo vol. 9.5
"Book Funds" (Ledger), October, 1909-October, 1927. 150 leaves, 26.5 cm.

Octavo vol. 9.6
"Accounts and Funds" October, 1927-September, 1935. 199 leaves, 26.5 cm.

Octavo vol. 9.7
"Accounts and Funds" October, 1935-September, 1950. 250 leaves, 26.5 cm.

Octavo vol. 9.8
"Accounts and Funds" October, 1950-September, 1955. 77 leaves, 29 cm.

Folio vol. 9.2
Accounts and Funds, Sept, 1955-September, 1959. 121 leaves, 28.5 cm.


10. Ledger Accounts or Cash Accounts (arranged by account number)

Octavo vol. 10.1
Cash Account, 1931-1947. 75 leaves, 25.5 cm. x 32.5 cm.

Folio vol. 10.1 (box) Sheets are 23.5 x 30 cm. (oblong)
Folder 1 1916-1917
Folder 2 1926-1927
Folder 3 1927-1930
Folder 4 Miscellaneous sheets, 1931-1960
Folder 5 Miscellaneous sheets, 1943-1959 (mostly 1947-53)

11. Accounts and Funds (annual summaries)

Folio vol. 11.1
Accounts and Funds, 1909-1941. 41 leaves, 30.5 x 40.5 cm.

Quarterly (1909-1928) and annual (1929-1941) summaries.

12. Cash Books (arranged chronologically, with columns for types of income and expenses)

Folio vol. 12.1
"Cash" (Journal) October, 1908-November, 1912. 151 leaves (51 blank), 32.5 cm

Folio vol. 12.2
"Cash" (Journal) October, 1912-May, 1919. 150 leaves, 33 cm.

Folio vol. 12.3
"Cash" (Journal) June, 1919-August, 1925. 150 leaves, 32.5 cm.

Folio vol. 12.4
"Cash" (Journal) September, 1925-September, 1929. 32 cm. 154 leaves (19 blank), 32 cm.

Oversize vol. 12.1
Cash Book, October, 1929- September, 1934. 230 leaves, 30.5 x 48.5 cm. (oblong) 230 leaves.

Oversize vol. 12.2
Cash Book, October, 1934-September, 1939. 245 leaves, 32 x 48.5 cm. (oblong)

Oversize vol. 12.3
Cash Book, October, 1939-September, 1943. 211 leaves, 32 x 48.5 cm. (oblong)

Oversize vol. 12.4
Cash Book, October, 1943-September, 1945. 98 leaves, 32 x 50 cm. (oblong)


13. Cash Receipts and Check Record (arranged chronologically)
These are a continuation of the Cash books. Until Sept. 1945, the accounts were kept in volumes with debits and credits on facing pages; beginning in October, 1945, separate cash receipt and check record sheets were kept, with a set for each fiscal year. Up through 1971-72 check disbursements and cash disbursements were kept separately; afterwards there is no separate account of check disbursements. Beginning in 1982-1983 the reports were generated as computer printouts.


Folio Vol. 13.1
1945-1946, 1946-1947, 1947-1948, 1948-1949, 1949-1950. 169 leaves, 28 x 35.5 cm. (oblong)

Folio Vol. 13.2
1950-1951, 1951-1952, 1952-1953, 1953-1954, 1954-1955. 175 leaves, 28 x 35.5 cm. (oblong)

Folio Vol. 13.3
1955-1956, 1956-1957, 1957-1958, 1958-1959. 158 leaves, 28 x 35.5 cm. (oblong)

14. Expense Accounts (arranged by fund)

Octavo vol. 14.1
"Expense account" October 1909-September, 1918 43 leaves (16 blank) plus 7 loose leaves. 25 cm.

Loose sheets cover period October 1909-August 1911. This volume apparently kept by Clarence Brigham. The funds in this volume appear to be for library operations (light, heat, office expenses, supplies, grounds)

Octavo vol. 14.2
"Accounts and Funds" October, 1918-October, 1927

Arranged by fund. Contains some loose items.


15. Librarian's Journal (office expense or petty cash). Arranged chronologically.

Octavo vol. 15.1
"Money paid for Antiq. Society" May 17, 1838-January 24, 1844

Probably Samuel Foster Haven's accounts as librarian for the Society. Includes expenditures for postage, charcoal, and lists sales of AAS publications. When turned over, the volume contains records and receipts for postage April 1838-January 1840.
[This volume is earlier than 1838: when turned over, the inside front cover says "Nominations, for Members." The first pages have been removed. The volume resembles the 1814 waste book Octavo vol. 3.1) and Isaiah Thomas' letter books.] 68 leaves (58 blank), 20 cm.

Octavo vol. 15.2
Librarian's Journal, September 1881-September 1908

Kept by E.M. Barton. 150 leaves, 26.5 cm.

Octavo vol. 15.3
Office Day Book, September-December, 1908

Kept by E.M. Barton. 26 leaves, (22 blank), 20.5 cm.

Octavo vol. 15.4
Office Expense and Income, January, 1909-September, 1928. 100 leaves, 26.5 cm.

Octavo vol. 15.5
"Petty Cash" (office expense) September 18, 1828-September 30, 1939. 100 leaves, 26 cm.


16. Publications Accounts

Octavo vol. 16.1
"Order Book 1909-1912." 23 leaves (15 blank), 21 cm.

Lists sales and gifts of copies of AAS Transactions vols. 8 to 12 in the period from December, 1909-April, 1912.

Octavo vol. 16.2
Typescript of accounts for Clarence Brigham's History and Bibliography of American Newspapers (1944-58) and Paul Revere's Engravings (1953-58) 80 leaves (typescript), 29 cm.

Plus four loose items in envelope.

Library

17. Library Accessions

Note: Isaiah Thomas's original donation of books for the AAS library is the "Catalogue of the Private Library of Isaiah Thomas, Senior... presented to the American Antiquarian Society... Worcester, July 12, 1812." 221 p. (Isaiah Thomas Papers, Oct. vol. 17)

Folio vol. 17.1
"Donations to the American Antiquarian Society with the Names of its Benefactors." March 1813--October 15, 1829. In chronological order, mostly in Isaiah Thomas' hand. 146 leaves, 33 cm.

Note: The 1820 catalog of the library of William Bentley (1759-1819), with books bequeathed by Bentley to AAS marked, is in the William Bentley papers, Oct. vol. 12.

Folio vol. 17.2
Donations, July 1, 1830--December, 1839, 165 p. In chronological order. Volume also includes lists of books by general subject, September, 1839-June, 1840. 138 leaves, 33 cm. Pages 267-74 are rebound into the volume upside down.

Folio vol. 17.3
Accessions, May, 1840-October, 1851

Box containing loose sheets and notes. Includes chronological lists of accessions, memoranda of individual donations or purchases, and memoranda of accessions prepared for reports at meetings. 247 leaves, 36.5 cm.

Contents:

1) Accessions, November, 1840-August, 1842; June 1846. Arranged partly chronologically, and partly by subject. 43 leaves.
2) Memoranda, May, 1840
3) Memoranda, May, 1843
4) Memoranda, October, 1843
5) Books etc. from Charles Paine, 1844 (see Proceedings R475)
6) Memoranda, May, 1844
7) Memoranda, October, 1844
8) Unidentified list of books, 1844 or later
8) Books received by exchange from Henry Stevens (1845 or later)
9) Books etc. from Pliny Merrick, 1845
10) Miscellaneous, 1845
11) Books and Pamphlets exchanged, probably 1845
12) Memoranda, October, 1845
13) Memoranda, May, 1846
14) Memoranda, October, 1846
15) Books bought of the Estate of William Lincoln, 1846
16) Memoranda, May, 1847
17) Memoranda, October, 1847
18) Memoranda, 1848
19) Memoranda, May, 1849
20) Memoranda, October, 1850-October, 1851

 

Oversize vol. 17.1
Accessions, October, 1847-May 6, 1859; March 12, 1865-October 14, 1882

Includes gifts, purchases, and exchanges. In chronological order. 175 leaves (18 blank), 45.5 cm.

Octavo vol. 17.1
Memoranda for Librarian's Reports (Accessions to library), April, 1852-April, 1853. 44 leaves (22 blank), 18.5 cm.

[Additional memoranda for librarians' reports are shelved with AAS documents.]

Oversize vol. 17.2
Accessions, October 16, 1882-March 28, 1894

Includes gifts, purchases, and exchanges. In chronological order. 202 leaves, 46.5 cm.

Note: See also typescript by Katherine Reid, "Museum Articles Donated to the American Antiquarian Society," 1948, shelved in Learned Societies (call number LS AAS). This is a compilation of the objects listed in the donation books for 1812-51 and 1882-94 (Folio vols. 17.1-3; Oversize vol. 17.2).


Oversize vol. 17.3
Accessions, March 29, 1894-April 18, 1908

Includes gifts, purchases, and exchanges. In chronological order. 250 leaves, 45 cm.

Oversize vol. 17.4
Accessions, April 18, 1908-April 17, 1918

Includes gifts, purchases, and exchanges. In chronological order. 250 leaves, 45 cm.

Folio vol. 17.4
Accessions, May 17, 1918-September 14, 1932

Includes gifts, purchases, and exchanges. In chronological order. 200 leaves, 39.5 cm.

Octavo vol. 17.2
Accessions, September 14, 1932-September 30, 1939. In chronological order. 150 leaves, 25.5 x 31 cm. (oblong)

Octavo vol. 17.3
Accessions, October 7, 1939-August 5, 1949. In chronological order. 150 leaves, 25.5 x 31 cm. (oblong)

Octavo vol. 17.4
Accessions, September 1, 1949-August 1, 1957. In chronological order. 150 leaves, 25.5 x 31 cm. (oblong)

Octavo vol. 17.5
Accessions, August 5, 1957-February 14, 1961. In chronological order. 150 leaves (91 blank), 25.5 x 31 cm. (oblong)

Note: Beginning in 1960, accessions were kept on slips and the slips have been microfilmed [1960-61 to 1994-95: 30 reels].


18. Library Catalogs

Note: Thomas's catalog of the Mather Family Library, given to AAS in 1814, is "Catalogue of Dr. Cotton Mather's Library. presented by Isaiah Thomas and by him Given to the American Antiquarian Society," Compiled by Isaiah Thomas. 54 leaves (Mather Family Papers, Folio vol. 6. Typed transcription in Mather Family Papers, box 12, folders 11a-c).

Folio vol. 18.1
"Catalogue of Books in the Library of the American Antiqn. Society. 1815." 77 leaves, 32 cm.

Arranged alphabetically, in two parts: Latin A-Z and English, A-P. Compiled by Samuel Jennison.


Folio vol. 18.2
"Catalogue American Antiquarian Society 1819" ca. 1817-1819. 172 leaves (46 blank), 33 cm.

Arranged alphabetically, with some sections set aside for subjects, e.g. "History," "Masonic." Compiled by Samuel Jennison. 252 numbered pages.


Note: Folder 1 of the Miscellaneous Worcester County papers (Worcester County Atheneum Records) contains a "Catalogue of Books presented to the American Antiquarian Society by the Worcester County Atheneum. 1832" in the hand of Christopher Columbus Baldwin. 80 titles are listed.


Folio vol. 18.3
"Catalogue of Amer. Ant. Soc." ca. 1832-1834. 281 leaves; inserted list of almanacs, 4 leaves, 35 cm.

Compiled by Christopher Columbus Baldwin. For dates, see Baldwin diary (published in Transactions of the American Antiquarian Society).

Octavo vol. 18.1
Draft of catalog of William Lincoln gift, 1833, 110p. 80 leaves, 20 cm.

Compiled by Christopher Columbus Baldwin. In rear of book: "French Exercises."

Folio vol. 18.4
"Catalogue of the Books and Pamphlets presented to the Library of the American Antiquarian Society by William Lincoln....The Pamphlets are above Eighteen Hundred in Number. ...July 30, 1830 [i.e. 1833. See Proceedings, R:270.] 90 leaves (8 blank), 33 cm.

Compiled by Christopher Columbus Baldwin.

Folio vol. 18.5
"Catalogue of Pamphlets received of the Boston Atheneum by the American Antiquarian Society. Jan. 23, 1834." 29 leaves, 32 cm.

Compiled by Christopher Columbus Baldwin.
[See Baldwin diary and Baldwin papers, oct. vol. 6. The Atheneum offered AAS duplicate pamphlets, which Baldwin selected and brought back to Worcester. He began the catalogue on February 1. On February 5, Baldwin wrote to Isaac Davis. The Massachusetts Historical Society evidently had also taken some duplicate pamphlets, and Baldwin asked Davis to keep separate those which MHS didn't need. On February 12, Baldwin sent his catalogue to Dr. Bass, librarian of the Atheneum, possibly so that they could ensure they hadn't lost their only copy of anything.]

Octavo vols. 18.2-4
A Catalogue of Books in the Library of the American Antiquarian Society, in Worcester, Massachusetts 3 vols. (Worcester: Printed for the Society by Henry J. Howland, 1837). Interleaved copy including manuscript additions (to at least 1868) and shelf marks.

Octavo vols. 18.5-7
---Another copy, 3 vols., interleaved and including manuscript additions to 1849. See Proceedings, R:562.

Octavo vol. 18.8
"Memorandum of Massachusetts Laws, Journals, and Resolves, before 1800, in the Library of the Antiquarian Society," 12 leaves, 25.5 cm.

Folio vol. 18.6
Library catalogue, ca. 1859. 448 leaves, 39.5 cm.

Arranged by subject. Compiled ca. 1856-57. See Proceedings O56:39-41; A57:8. The binder for this volume bears a patent date of 1859.

Octavo vol. 18.9
"Bound Newspapers in A.A.S. Library Dec. 24. 1861. Alcove Catalogue." 3 volumes, 36 leaves total--arranged by alcove or table number, plus 1 volume index by city. 12 leaves (8 blank) 21.5 cm.

In the rear of volume 3 is a map showing the locations of alcoves and tables in the 1854 Antiquarian Hall.

Note: the card catalog was begun in 1881. See Proceedings, 1 (1881), 344.


Octavo vol. 18.10

Catalogue of mss. collections, 1885-1916 or later (see p. 92). 100 leaves (49 blank), 26.5 cm.

Begun by Eleanore Webb.


19. Shelf Lists
Prepared before 1910, 12 vols. Arranged by alcove and shelf. For an explanation of the alcove arrangement in the 1854 building, see Mary Robinson Reynolds, "Recollections of Sixty Years of Service in the American Antiquarian Society," Proceedings, 55 (1945).

Shelf list volumes:

Octavo vol. 19.1 Alcove A State Documents

Octavo vol. 19.2 Alcove B Miscellaneous (Law, Music, Psalmody)

Octavo vol. 19.3 Alcove D Miscellaneous (Theology and Classics)

Octavo vol. 19.4 Alcove E Bibles, Hymnology, Incunabula

Octavo vol. 19.5 Alcove K State Histories

Octavo vol. 19.6 Alcove L Local History (Thomas Alcove)

Octavo vol. 19.7 Alcove M Genealogy

Octavo vol. 19.8 Alcove N Slavery and Civil War

Octavo vol. 19.9 Alcove O-P Miscellaneous; Massachusetts State Documents

Octavo vol. 19.10 Alcove S-T Miscellaneous (Bentley Collection); Miscellaneous (Thomas imprints, juveniles)

Octavo vol. 19.11 Alcove U-V65 Miscellaneous; Miscellaneous and Bound Pamphlets

Octavo vol. 19.12 Alcove V66-W Miscellaneous and Bound Pamphlets; Encyclopedias, American History


Bound Pamphlets, 4 vols.

Octavo vol. 19.13 Pamphlets, vols. 1-339

Octavo vol. 19.14 Pamphlets, vols. 340-656

Octavo vol. 19.15 Pamphlets, vols. 657-983

Octavo vol. 19.16 Pamphlets, vols. 984-1327


Note:
No shelf list can now be found for:

C Spanish Americana (Davis Alcove)
F Periodicals
G Periodicals
H Periodicals
I (letter not used)
J Periodicals
X,Y,Z (letters not used)


20. Dated Imprints
8 vols., arranged chronologically

Folio vol. 20.1 1801-1805

Folio vol. 20.2 1806-1808

Folio vol. 20.3 1809-1811

Folio vol. 20.4 1812-1813

Folio vol. 20.5 1814-1815

Folio vol. 20.6 1816-1817

Folio vol. 20.7 1818-1819

Folio vol. 20.8 1820-n.d.


21. Checklists

[open for future additions]


22. Classification Schedules

Octavo volumes 22.1-3
Classification schedules used by AAS catalogers, 19??-ca. 1993. Three copies, typescript with annotations. 29 cm.


23. Registers of Visitors

Folio vol. 23.1
April 21, 1832-June 1852,

[regular entries end August, 1849]

Folio vol. 23.2
August 18,1866-Sept. 5, 1867

[This volume mostly blank]

Folio vol. 23.3
September 16, 1905-December 31, 1951. 152 leaves, 30.5 cm.

Octavo vol. 23.1
"Names from Visitor's book (Subjects of special investigation)," Sept. 26, 1905-Sept. 20, 1933. 42 loose leaves, 22 cm.

Octavo vol. 23.2
[Visitors Register], January 7, 1952-September 27, 1974. 150 leaves, 25.5 cm.


24. Records of Books Loaned

Octavo vol. 24.1
Books Loaned, November 23, 1897-March 31, 1914. 84 leaves (70 blank), 24.5 cm.
Includes loose receipts for items borrowed.

Octavo vol. 24.2
Books Loaned, January 29, 1915-October 29, 1941. 108 leaves, 26 cm.

Octavo vol. 24.3
Books Loaned, November 3, 1941-June 28, 1956. 150 leaves, 27 cm.

Octavo vol. 24.4
Books Loaned, June 28, 1956-November 15, 1978. 150 leaves (12 blank), 26 cm.

Committee of Publication

25. Manuscripts for Transactions of the American Antiquarian Society

Folio vol. 25.1
Manuscripts for Transactions, vol. 1 (1820). 35.5 cm.

Folio vol. 25.2
Manuscripts for Transactions, vol. 2 (1836) 35.5 cm.

Folio vol. 25.3
Manuscripts for Transactions, vol. 3 (1857) 35.5 cm.

Folio vol. 25.4
Manuscripts for Transactions, vol. 4 (1860) 35.5 cm.

Folio vol. 25.5
"Catalogue of the Officers and Members of the American Antiquarian Society 1855"
April 1858-April 1863. 59 leaves (15 blank), 32 cm.; 10 leaves, 23.5 cm.

Pages of the printed 1855 catalogue are pasted into this volume. Names are ticked off against the dates of meetings, between October 1859 and April 1863 and this could either a record of attendance at meetings, or a list of people to whom the Proceedings were sent. After the list of members is a similar list of societies and libraries. Pasted in to pages in the rear of the volume are lists of societies and institutions to which Proceedings and Transactions should be sent. In the rear of the book is a loose copy of the 1855 catalogue indicating members to whom October 1858 and April 1859 Proceedings were sent.


26. Miscellaneous

Folio vol. 26.1
Folder containing 14 blank AAS diplomas, 1819. 45 cm.
On the diploma, which was engraved by Abner Reed, see Isaiah Thomas's diary for December 3, 1819 (published in Transactions 10:37).

Octavo vol. 26.1
"Photographs of New Library Building of the American Antiquarian Society Taken by Waldo Lincoln 1909" 108 photographs. 10 leaves, 28 x 30 cm. (oblong)


Octavo vol. 26.2
Photograph album, 1910 12 leaves, 32.5 x 26 cm. (oblong)
Contains photographs of the 1854 Antiquarian Hall.

Octavo vol. 26.3
"Construction and Renovation at the American Antiquarian Society 1971-72, Photographed by Stanley Shapiro" 18 leaves, 22.5 x 32 cm. (oblong)

Octavo vol. 26.4
Charles G. Washburn, "Centennial Address," 1912 50 leaves, 27.5 cm.
Typescript; draft version.

Octavo vol. 26.5
Charles G. Washburn, "Historical Address, 1912" 46 leaves, 28 cm.
48pp, typescript with ms. alterations (published in Proceedings, 22 (1912), 257-287) Gift of Charles G. Washburn, March 6, 1913.

Folio vol. 26.2
"Autograph Signatures of Members and Guests at Centennial Dinner of American Antiquarian Society October 16, 1912." 4 leaves, 41 cm.

Folio Vol. 26.3
Blank volume with spine title "Records American Antiquarian Society" 250 leaves, 35.5 cm.
Probably acquired ca. 1937 for use as a continuation of Folio vol. 1.2.

Octavo vol. 26.6
Folder containing material related to the Isaiah Thomas postcard issued in 1981. 30 cm.

NOTE: Scrapbooks containing AAS memorabilia are shelved in Learned Societies. There are volumes covering the following years:
1 1812-1907
2 1908-November, 1927
3 1928-1942 [sic]
4 January, 1928-November, 1933
5 November 1933-October, 1938
6 April, 1939-September, 1948
7 September, 1948-April, 1958
8 April, 1958-April, 1967
9 August, 1967-July, 1971
10 July, 1971-August, 1974
11 August, 1974-January, 1978
12 1977-1980
14 1980-1983
15 1980-1985

 

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