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Friendly Union Society records

 Collection
Identifier: AMN 1122

Collection Overview

The collection consists of organizational and administrative records of the Friendly Union Society including the Society's constitution and by-laws, meeting minutes, treasurer reports and plot maps. Also present within the collection are financial records/materials such as an arrears book and a ledger documenting lot holder accounts.

Dates

  • 1889-1981, undated

Creator

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Biographical/Historical note

The Friendly Union Society was formed in Charleston in 1813. It consisted of a membership of no more than fifty men and no less than five. It was formed for the relief of orphans and widows in the community; and to provide for the general welfare of the community as a whole. It also served as a burial society; providing a place for interment, as well as tending and upkeep of the cemetery. This society remained in Charleston in varying degrees of activity through 1981.

Extent

0.6 linear feet (2 archival boxes)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

The Friendly Union Society was formed in Charleston in 1813. It consisted of a membership of no more than fifty men and no less than five. It was formed for the relief of orphans and widows in the community; and to provide for the general welfare of the community as a whole. It also served as a burial society; providing a place for interment, as well as tending and upkeep of the cemetery. This society remained in Charleston in varying degrees of activity through 1981. The collection consists of organizational and administrative records of the Friendly Union Society including the Society's constitution and by-laws, meeting minutes, treasurer reports and plot maps. Also present within the collection are financial records/materials such as an arrears book and a ledger documenting lot holder accounts.

Arrangement note

1. Organizational and Financial Records, 1889-1981. 2. Administrative Records, 1901-1941, undated.

Title
Friendly Union Society Records, 1889 - 1981, undated AMN 1122
Status
Completed
Author
Finding aid prepared by Ardra Whitney
Date
022013
Description rules
DACS
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Description is in English

Repository Details

Part of the Avery Research Center for African American History and Culture Repository

Contact:
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Charleston South Carolina 29424 United States
843-953-7608