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War Thanksgiving scrapbook

Description

This scrapbook of clippings, correspondence and receipts relating to a "War ksgiving" celebration in Boston sponsored by the Union Republican State and City Committee on November 18, 1864 was compiled by E.B. Stebbins, West Roxbury, March 12, 1942. Contents date from 1864 and 1882.

The celebration, held just after the presidential election n commemoration of the triumph of the Government, was in part a fundraiser and in part a means of allowing the hospitalized soldiers and sailors to celebrate Thanksgiving. A large segment of the scrapbook consist of letters S.B. Stebbins, Secretary of the Union City Committee, from Colonel Gardiner Tufts.

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Details

Collection Name
Scrapbooks collection
Collection Code
MS004
Dates
1864-1882
Date of Acquisition
1942
Physical Description
One scrapbook; 9 x 11 inches
Collection Type
Manuscripts
Description Level
Item
Credit Line
Probably a gift of E. B. Stebbins in 1942
GUSN
283428
Reference Code
MS004.032

Record details

Originator
Stebbins, E. B. (Compiler)
Descriptive Terms
Thanksgiving
Material Type
scrapbooks

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