Collection number: MS 244
Size: 1 item
About the Green Harbor Fishermen’s Association
The Green Harbor Fishermen’s Association was founded in 1896 as a “temporary organization” and “compact body that shall advocate the interests of the villages contiguous to Green [H]arbor and the adjacent coast, and urge on the efforts for the restoration of Green Harbor (GHFA Record Book, p. 1).” The record book was kept by three secretaries, one at a time: Maj. Erastus W. Everson, Rev. Napoleon S. Hoagland, and C.W. McLauthlin. Members holding important positions included Henry C. Phillips (president), Wilfred W. Keene (vice-president), Elbridge Perkins (treasurer), William Underwood, Charles F. Peterson, and William C. Andrews (members of the executive committee).
About the Green Harbor Fishermen’s Association Record Book
This book contains the records of the Green Harbor Fishermen’s Association of Green Harbor, MA from its founding in April 1896 to March 1905. Pp. 1-97 hold minutes of the meetings of the association, from the founding meeting through the seventy-second meeting, missing only the forty-ninth (or perhaps there is a misnumbering). Included between the beginning of the book and p. 97 are a petition to the Massachusetts legislature; the constitution and by-laws of the association; correspondence of the association; obituaries for the association’s first secretary, Major Erastus W. Everson; a bill of the Massachusetts legislature; and printed articles regarding the Green Harbor River, dam, and dyke. P. 196 contains a signed statement of eyewitness testimony as to the height of the Green Harbor River before the dyke was built. Memoranda for 1896 is on p. 199. There is a membership list on pp. 200-205. The last page, p. 217, gives a list of dues paid for 1899. There are also some loose pages that were found in the record book, including MA Senate Act No. 83 from 1904, two notes for pledging money toward Green Harbor restoration, a GHFA letterhead with meeting order notes on the back, and two pages of partial meeting notes.
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Green Harbor Fishermen’s Association Record Book, April 13, 1896-March 4, 1905, MS 244, Milne Special Collections and Archives, University of New Hampshire Library, Durham, NH, USA.
Purchased: Carmen Valentino, dealer, Philadelphia, PA, August 2011 (Accession number: 2011.27)