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Reliance Hose Company Number 1 Records

Reliance Hose Company Number 1 Records

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RELIANCE HOSE COMPANY NUMBER 1 RECORDS, 1867-1888





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:Reliance Hose Company Number 1 (Salem, Mass.) (1869-1888)
Title:Reliance Hose Company Number 1 Records
Dates:1867/1888
Quantity:0.75 linear feet (2 boxes)
Abstract:The Reliance Hose Company No. 1 Records document the activities and financial records of this Salem, Massachusetts, fire-fighting organization.
Collection Number:MSS 298

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Scope and Content Note

The Reliance Hose Company No. 1 Records document the activities and financial records of this Salem, Massachusetts, fire-fighting organization. The two record books document reports of meetings alarms and fires, and regulations of the company. Pasted in Volume 1 are newspaper reports of parades. The Membership book lists names of members. The membership certificate was issued to John C. Remon Jr. on April 10, 1876. The account book is a record of expenses and receipts. The two Treasurer's books list names of members and statements of their accounts.


Historical Sketch

The Reliance Hose Company No. 1, a reorganization of the Reliance Engine Company No. 1, was formed at a meeting held in Salem, Massachusetts, on April 1, 1869. Officers included Foreman, 2nd Foreman, Clerk, Steward, and a standing committee of three members. The company operated out of the Engine House on Derby Street. Reorganization of the company took place on July 1, 1883. Revised regulations of the company were adopted on May 1, 1885. In addition to fighting fires, the company participated in parades and held various social events such as dinners, dances, and parties.


In October 1888, all property of the company was disposed of and the company disbanded at a meeting that adjourned with the signing of "Auld Lang Syne."


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.

Reliance Engine Company Number 1 (Salem, Mass.)
Account books--1867-1885
Account books--Massachusetts--Salem
Clubs--Massachusetts--Salem
Fire alarms--Massachusetts--Salem
Fire clubs (Cooperative societies)
Fire departments--Massachusetts--Salem
Fires--Massachusetts--Salem
Salem (Mass.)

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

Reliance Hose Company Number 1 Records, MSS 298, Phillips Library, Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, Mass.

Provenance

Two record books, account book, and the 1869-1885 Treasurer's book were donated by E. W. Dalton on August 24, 1891. The 1867-1869 Treasurer's book was a gift from Charles W. Getchell on December 2, 1943. The membership list and membership certificate were donated by Dean Edwards on October 11, 1988 (acc #88016).

Processing Information

Collection processed by Marion Clark, June 1997.


Related Material

"Reliance Hose Company: Rise and Decline of an Honorable Fire Organization." The Salem News [Salem, Mass.] 24 Nov. 1888.


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