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Essex Agricultural Society (1818- ) Records

Essex Agricultural Society (1818- ) Records

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ESSEX AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY (1818- ) RECORDS, 1816-1885





Collection Summary

Repository:The Phillips Library at the Peabody Essex Museum 132 Essex Street Salem, MA 01970 Phone: 978-745-9500 Fax: 978-531-1516
Creator:Essex Agricultural Society (Mass.)
Title:Essex Agricultural Society (1818- ) Records
Dates:1816/1885
Quantity:1 linear foot (1 box, 5 volumes)
Abstract:The records of the Essex Agricultural Society contain minutes of meetings, articles of corporation, correspondence, membership and subscription lists, lists of entries and exhibitors for their annual cattle show and exhibition, bills, agricultural questions, and miscellaneous printed programs and premiums.
Collection Number:MSS 112

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Scope and Content Note

The records of the Essex Agricultural Society contain minutes of meetings, articles of corporation, correspondence, membership and subscription lists, lists of entries and exhibitors for their annual cattle show and exhibition, bills, agricultural questions, and miscellaneous printed programs and premiums.


Historical Sketch

The Essex Agricultural Society was formed on February 18, 1818 at Cyrus Cumming's tavern in Topsfield, Massachusetts. Membership encompassed all Essex County citizens interested in agricultural pursuits. The Society published yearly addresses, essays, and reports presented by members recounting their farming experiences and making helpful suggestions. The Society also held an annual exhibition which rotated to various towns in the county.


Index Terms

This collection is indexed under the following headings in Philcat. Researchers desiring materials about related topics, persons, or places should search the catalog using these headings.

Essex Agricultural Society (Mass.)
Topsfield Fair (Topsfield, Mass.)
Agriculture
Farms
Essex County (Mass.)--Societies, etc.

Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

This collection is open for research use.


Administrative Information

Copyright

Requests for permission to publish material from the collection must be submitted in writing to the Manuscript Librarian in the Phillips Library at the Peabody Essex Museum.

Preferred Citation

Essex Agricultural Society (1818- ) Records, MSS 112, Phillips Library, Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, Mass.

Provenance

This collection is a reorganization of 4 volumes, 1 scrapbook, and 2 folders of manuscript material. With exception of the 1859 pamphlet listing entries for the Annual Cattle Show and Exhibition which was purchased in 1978, all the remaining manuscripts are from an unknown source.

Processing Information

Collection processed by Prudence K. Backman, March 1984. Updated by Catherine Robertson, January 2015.


Related Material

Hurd, D. Hamilton. History of Essex County Mass., Philadelphia. Volume 1, 1888. pp. xcvi-xcviii


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