TABLE OF CONTENTS


Overview of the Collection

Historical Note

Scope and Content

Restrictions

Index Terms

Container List

Series 1. National Society 1769-1963

Series 2. Connecticut Society 1906-2003


RG 120, National Society, United States Daughters of 1812

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: National Society, United States Daughters of 1812
Title: National Society, United States Daughters of 1812 records
Dates: 1769-2003
Quantity: 11.5 cubic feet
Abstract: The National Society, United States Daughters of 1812, was organized January 8, 1892. To become eligible for membership, a prospective member was required to trace her genealogy directly to an ancestor who had served in the United States military or civil service between 1784 and 1815. Chief among the Society's purposes was the dissemination of knowledge of American history. The Connecticut Society was organized March 2, 1906.
Identification: RG120
Accession: Multiple
Language: The records are in English.

Historical Note

The National Society, United States Daughters of 1812, was organized January 8, 1892. To become eligible for membership, a prospective member was required to trace her genealogy directly to an ancestor who had served in the United States military or civil service between 1784 and 1815. Chief among the Society's purposes was the dissemination of knowledge of American history. Concrete ways in which this objective was pursued were "preserving documents and relics, marking historic spots, recording family histories and traditions, … [and] urging…Congress to compile and publish authentic records of men in civil, military and naval service from 1784 to 1815 (Hartford Courant, July 19, 1936.)

The Connecticut Society of U.S. Daughters of 1812 was organized March 2, 1906, by Mrs. Charles H. Pinney, who became its first president. The Connecticut branch participated actively in the national society becoming particularly prominent when a Hartford woman, Mrs. Clarence F.R. Jenne, became the national president in 1918.

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Scope and Content

Series 1, National Society includes newsletters, 1905-1963; bound proceedings of the Associate Council, 1932-1958; scrapbooks, 1936-1954, that include newspaper and magazine clippings, announcements of meetings, rosters, historian's reports, photographs, etc.; histories, circa 1942, are typescripts that include "History of National Society, United States Daughters of 1812, State of Connecticut," by Mrs. Henry Wheeler Warren, circa 1942; and a "History of Administration of Mrs. Clarence F.R. Jenne," by the same author, undated; reports, 1922-1923, that include the Associate Council Annual Messages and Reports for 1922 and 1923; and the Report of Historian National, 1938 and 1939; publications; and historical manuscripts, 1769-1922. Series 2, Connecticut Society includes the charter, 1906; minutes, 1939-1963; programs, 1935-1968; papers, 1935-1990; and scrapbooks, circa 1907-2003.

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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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Index Terms

Organizations:

National Society, United States Daughters of 1812
National Society, United States Daughters of 1812. Connecticut Society

Subjects:

Connecticut -- History -- War of 1812 -- Societies, etc.
National Society, United States Daughters of 1812 -- Records and correspondence
National Society, United States Daughters of 1812. Connecticut Society -- Records and correspondence
United States -- History -- War of 1812 -- Societies, etc.

Document Types:

Charters
Correspondence
Manuscripts (document genre)
Minutes
Newsletters
Proceedings
Programs
Reports
Scrapbooks

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Container List

Series 1. National Society, 1769-1963, Accession: T001453
1. Newsletters, 1905 December 8 - 1963 March
1906 December - 1915 April Item 1
1915 June - 1919 March Item 2
1919 June - 1923 March Item 3
1923 June - 1927 March Item 4
1927 June - 1931 March Item 5
1931 June - 1934 March Item 6
1934 July - 1937 March Item 7
1937 July - 1940 March Item 8
1940 July - 1943 March Item 9
1943 July - 1946 March Item 10
1946 July - 1949 March Item 11
1949 July - 1952 March Item 12
1952 July - 1955 March Item 13
1955 July - 1958 March Item 14
1958 July - 1963 March Item 15
2. Proceedings of the Associate Council, 1932-1958
1932 April - 1936 April Item 16
1937 April - 1941 April Item 17
1942 April - 1949 April Item 18
1956 April Item 19
1957 April Item 20
1958 April Item 21
Box Folder
3. Scrapbooks, 1936-1954 Item 22
4. Histories, circa 1942 23 1
5. Reports, 1922-1923, 1938-1939 2
6. Program, dedication of memorial tablet at State Capitol, 1935 3
7. Publications, 1933-1947
Welles, Edwin Stanley, ed. Inspection Returns of the 5th Co., 6th Regiment of Conn. Militia, 1813-1814. Hartford, 1933.
Miller, Francesca Falk. "1812": The Story of the War of 1812 in Song and Story. Chicago: Bauman, 1935.
History of the National Society United States Daughters of 1812, State of Georgia, 1901-1942. 1942.
Tennessee Soldiers in the War of 1812. Vol 1. Tennessee Society, United States Daughters of 1812, 1947.
8. Historical manuscripts, 1769-1922 24
Abijah B. Curtis papers connected with his service in the War of 1812, 1813-1814
Leonard Fox pension papers, War of 1812, 1878
Muster roll for the 2nd Company in Col. John Satter's Regiment, 1813 June 8
Names of the soldiers who were at New London on a tour of duty, undated
Dwight R. Tyler papers connected with his service in the War of 1812, 1854, 1878
Widows pension for Mary K. Tyler, 1880
Joshua R. Warren papers connected with his service in the War of 1812, 1777-1835
Deeds of land in Guilford, Conn. purchased by Benhamin Chittenden, 1785-1815
Miscellaneous papers, 1769-1814, 2 envelopes
"Our Real Daughters" photographs and biographical sketches of Daughters of Soldiers of the War of 1812-1815, circa 1850-1922, 1 binder
9. Francis Edward Brownell collection, 1932 25
Correspondence & miscellaneous papers.
10. Short sketch of the Life of Major Felix Ansart
11. Miscellaneous newspaper articles, 2 folders
12. Roll of Honor, World War 1914-1919
13. Catalog of Books on Naval History and the War of 1812
14. "General Entry Book of American Prisoners of War at Quebec" (War of 1812) Item 26
Series 2. Connecticut Society, 1906-2003
Accession: 2005-001
Charter, 1906 March 2 Oversize box
Accession: 2005-017
Box Folder
Annual report of president, 1937 1 1
Historical papers, 1912-1959, undated 2
Meetings, 1966-1990 3
Minutes, 1939-1960 4
Minutes of executive board, 1943-1963 5
Papers, 1950-1985, undated 6-12
Papers, miscellaneous, 1935-1990, undated 13
Photographs, 1987 14
Programs, 1935-1968 15
Publication of National Society, 1915, 1923 2 1
Rituals, 1970, undated 2
Rosters, 1940-1985 3-4
Scrapbook, 1934-1935 5
Watkins, Walter Kendall. The Defence of Boston in the War of 1812-15, 1899 6
Scrapbooks
circa 1985-1994, 1 volume 3
circa 1958-1978, 1 volume
circa 1919-2003, 1 binder 4
circa 1907-1994, 1 binder 5