TABLE OF CONTENTS


Overview of the Collection

Historical Note

Scope and Content

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Administrative Information

Container List

Records 1861-1917

RG 118, Veteran Association of the Hartford City Guard, 1867-1917

Inventory of Records

Finding aid prepared by Connecticut State Library staff.

Copyright © 2008 by the Connecticut State Library



Overview of the Collection

Repository: Connecticut State Library
Creator: Veteran Association of the Hartford City Guard
Title: Veteran Association of the Hartford City Guard records
Dates: 1861-1925
Quantity: 2 cubic feet
Abstract: The Veteran Association of the Hartford City Guard was organized on November 26, 1867. It was composed of those persons who were active or honorary members of the Hartford City Guard prior to July 5, 1865. The Association’s main objective was social with the intention “to keep alive old and pleasant memories and perpetuation of recollections of the old Company.” Each year they held a reunion on the second Wednesday of January. The first reunion was held on January 8, 1868. At their 50th reunion held in 1917, it was agreed that it should be the last reunion.
Identification: RG118
Accession: 1917-001
Language: The records are in English.

Historical Note

The Veteran Association of the Hartford City Guard was organized on November 26, 1867. It was composed of those persons who were active or honorary members of Hartford City Guard prior to July 5, 1865. Its object was social and to keep alive old and pleasant memories and perpetuation of recollections of the old Company. Each year they held a reunion on the 2nd Wednesday in January. The first one was held on January 8, 1868. At their 50th reunion held on January 10, 1917, it was agreed that it should be the last reunion.

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Scope and Content

The material, dated 1861-1917, consists of the constitution; registers and rolls; reports and histories; correspondence; orders; treasurer's reports and receipted bills; menus, invitations and programs; clippings; photographs; printing blocks; and ribbons and badges. There are also copies of the Constitution and By-Laws and the Original Roll of the Hartford City Guard, 1861, and the Charter and By-Laws of the Veteran City Guard, 1886.

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Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

See the Rules and Procedures for Researchers Using Archival Records and Secured Collections policy.

Restrictions on Use

See the Reproduction and Publications of State Library Collections policy.

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Related Material

Association artifacts were transferred to the Museum of Connecticut History. This collection included seven U.S. naval and regimental flags; one Connecticut 1st National Guard bandsman's hat; a mechanical adding device; assorted medals and insignia and a collection of rubber stamps.

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Index Terms

Organizations:

Veteran Association of the Hartford City Guard

Subjects:

Clubs -- Connecticut -- Hartford
Veteran Association of the Hartford City Guard -- Records and correspondence

Document Types:

Bylaws (administrative records)
Constitutions
Correspondence
Financial records
Invitations
Membership lists
Minutes
Programs
Reports

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Administrative Information

Provenance

At their 50th reunion held on January 10, 1917, it was agreed that it should be the last reunion, and Secretary Hitchcock was requested to deposit in the State Library the records of the organization. He died on November 18, 1917. A letter to Ward W. Jacobs, Treasurer, dated November 24, 1917, from George S. Godard, State Librarian, states that Major Hitchcock did bring the chest with some of the records to the State Library.

A Connecticut State Library internal letter dated October 6, 1924 states W.S. Jacobs brought additional material that was added to the original accession.

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Container List

Records, 1861-1917
Box
1. Constitution and by-laws of the Hartford City Guard, 1861 1
2. Original roll of the Company, 1861 May 1
3. Constitution of the Veterans Association of the Hartford City Guard (V.A.H.C.G.), Hartford, Conn., 1867
Extra copies of this Constitution are in Box 2.
4. City register, 1880 January 1
Compiled from the records of the Hartford City Guard.
5. Catalogue of the members of the V.A.H.C.G., 1885-1886
6. Charter and by-laws of the Veteran City Guard of Hartford, 1886
Organized March 13, 1878. Reorganized March 11, 1885.
7. Report of the proceedings of the V.A.H.C.G. at 25th Anniversary, 19th Reunion, 1886 January 13
8. Annual reunion 1887 (20th Reunion of V.A.H.C.G.), Officers for 1887-1888
9. Catalogue of members of the V.A.H.C.G., Hartford, Conn., 1891
Extra copies of this are in Box 2.
10. Address of welcome by the President, 1893
11. Club house material, 1908
12. 50th Anniversary, 44th Reunion dinner of V.A.H.C.G., 1911 January 11
13. 49th Reunion, 1916 January 12
14. 50th Reunion, 1917 January 10
15. Members of the V.A.H.C.G. with last known address, 1917 January 1
16. Correspondence
Miscellaneous, 1882-1922
Regrets, 1894
Letters regarding death of Major Henry P. Hitchcock on Sunday, November 18, 1917
17. General orders, Headquarters, Veteran City Guard Battalion, 1887, 1892, 1905, 1908, 1909, 1911
18. History
History by Maj. B. F. Blakeslee, 1884
History by James Smith (20th Reunion), 1887 January 12
History read at 36th Annual Reunion and Dinner of V.A.H.C.G., January 14, 1903, by Charles H. Parsons
19. Secretary's reports
1875 January 13
1877 January 10
Minutes, 1877 January 10
20. Treasurer's account, 1868-1917, 1 volume
21. Treasurer's reports and receipted bills, 1868-1916
Receipts only, 1868
Receipts only, 1874
Treasurer's report & receipted bills, 1875
Receipted bills, 1876-1879
Treasurer reports & receipted bills, 1880-1885
Treasurer reports & receipted bills, 1886-1889, 1891
Treasurer reports & receipted bills, 1896-1898
Treasurer reports & receipted bills, 1907-1908, 1910-1912, 1914-1916
22. Songs and poems
23. Sample envelopes
24. Menus, invitations, programs. First Annual Dinner through 50th Reunion, 1868-1917
The First Annual Dinner was held January 8, 1868 and the 50th Annual Dinner was held January 10, 1917. There are no items for the 5th, 7th, 8th, 9th, and 11th Annual Dinners. There are invitations only for the 47th, 48th and 50th Annual Dinners.
24-A. Invitation letters, 23rd Annual Dinner, 27th through 29th, 31st through 50th., 1890-1917
24-B. Miscellaneous invitations, 1902-1916
25. Catalogue - Veteran City Guard Art Loan Exhibition, 1884
26. Orders No. 1, 1910 March 21
Regarding appointments and non-commissioned staff.
27. Rules for Sergeant of the Guard and clipping (August 25, 1862) giving Hartford City Guard Officers
28. Miscellaneous
Calendars, 1909, 1911
Pamphlets, 1915, 1925
29. Printing blocks, 1 envelope 2
30. Photographs, 1 envelope
Some are identified on back and some are not.
31. Ribbons, badges, etc., 1 envelope
32. Newspaper clippings
Includes Major Hitchcock's obituary.
33. Hartford Courant, 1917 November 19
Page 11 contains obituary of Major Hitchcock.
34. Hartford Times, 1917 November 19
Page 17 contains obituary of Major Hitchcock.
Extra copies of items 3 and 9 from Box 1.