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Catalog Number 2015.6.1
Object Name Manuscript
Scope & Content Fire Department Papers

The Fire Department papers include correspondence with the Mayor's office and programs and brochures for the benefit of the Relief Association. The broadside advertising the Eleventh Annual Concert and Ball of the Relief Association, held in 1903, has been removed to Oversize Box 6.

Accounts for the Fire Department from 1855 to 1893 are divided into 13 sections: Repairs on Engines; Firemen's Services; Fire Ward Meetings; Reservoirs; Pumps and Wells; Hooks & Ladders; Hydrants; Repairs on Engine Houses; Horse hire; Cleaning Engines; Refreshments; Hose; and Miscellaneous. Later accounts from 1860 to 1910 are arranged chronologically.

The Fire Department Accounts from 1925 to 1940 are recorded on 5 ½" x 8" index cards and are chronologically arranged either by Fire Station or type of account.

The Daily Logs from 1962 to 1971 are handwritten accounts kept at Engine One, Engine Four, Engine Five and Engine Seven.
Access Conditions Restricted to use in Sutton Room or Research Room.
Creator City of Peabody Fire Department
Title Fire Department Records Box 1
Level of description Series
Copyrights All copyrights belong to the Peabody Institute Library, Peabody, MA
Collection Local History Resource Center
Subjects Peabody (Mass.)--Fire Fighting, Firemen & Fire Station
Peabody (Mass.)--History --Fire Fighting, Firemen, Fire Station
Peabody (Mass.)--History
Peabody (Mass.)
Parent ObjectID 2014.67.5
Child Records 2015.6.4