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Catalog Number 2005.83.185
Object Name Journal
Scope & Content PIL Papers - Series 1 - Item - Minutes of Meetings for the Danvers Mechanic Institute


The Danvers Mechanic Institute was begun on Jan. 30, 1841 and dissolved on Jan. 29, 1855.

Begun as a member's library and lyceum, it was the model for the formation of the Peabody Institute. Forming members were Fitch Poole, Willima H. Little, John Whitney, John C. Lunt, Elijah W. Upton, Alonzo P. Philips, Francis Baker and Thomas Stimpson.

The journal records the minutes of the meetings, includes prices for membership, fees for lectures, those invited to speak at the lyceum and the reasons for its dissolving, that being the formation of the Peabody Institute.

Pasted into the front cover of the book are tickets to lectures during the first seven seasons, from 1841 to 1847, as well as two others from the 1850 and 1851 season.
Access Conditions Restricted to use in Sutton Room and Vault.
Physical characteristics One tooled leather bound volume.
Creator Danvers Mechanic Institute
Title PIL Papers - Series 1 - Item - Minutes of Meetings for the Danvers Mechanic Institute
Copyrights All copyrights belong to the Peabody Insitute Library, Peabody, MA
Collection Local History Resource Center
Subjects Danvers Mechanic Institute
Parent ObjectID 2014.25.3