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Format: Guide free with collection.
Media: 5 reels of 35mm microfilm
Coverage Dates: 1792-1970s

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The Massachusetts Charitable Fire Society was founded in Boston in 1792, and stands as one of America's oldest philanthropic organizations. Its goals were relief for victims of fires, and the promotion of new and better methods of fire fighting. Among its early notable members were Samuel Adams, Jeremy Belknap, Charles Bulfinch, Josiah Quincy, and Paul Revere.

This microfilm edition contains all extant records of the Society from its founding to the early 1970s, including bylaws, reports, petitions, public addresses, and other materials that document the activities of the organization.


Titles from the Massachusetts Historical Society Collections may be purchased by individual reel.

  • Content Type: Guide free with collection.

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