MS 312 San Diego Fabian Society Records

Summary Information

Repository
San Diego History Center Document Collection
Creator
San Diego Fabian Society.
Title
San Diego Fabian Society Records
ID
MS 312
Date [inclusive]
1895-1897
Extent
0.25 Linear feet (1 box)
Language
English
Abstract
This collection contains a ledger of meeting minutes and miscellaneous papers related to the San Diego Fabian Society.

Preferred Citation

San Diego Fabian Society Records, MS 312, San Diego History Center Document Archives, San Diego, CA.

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Biographical / Historical Notes

The San Diego Fabian Society was organized in April 1895. At an April lecture by Lawrence Grondlund, a meeting was called to draft a constitution and bylaws which were subsequently voted on and approved at the meeting of April 20. Their intention was “the studying of sociology, elevating humanity and bringing it to a more perfect understanding of its universal brotherhood and solidarity; and for the propaganda of socialistic ideas.”

The substance of most meetings included reading and discussion of papers on socialism and on political and social reforms, as well as planning for programs and outreach to the San Diego community. Founding officers included George A. Garrett (president), Dr. Lottie Park (vice president) and Heman C. Cooke (secretary). The organization continues to meet until early 1897.

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Scope and Content

This collection contains a ledger of meeting minutes and miscellaneous papers related to the San Diego Fabian Society. Included is a printed copy of constitution and bylaws with handwritten notes (pasted to page 9) as well as a roll of members (page 11). Loose documents which were originally inserted between pages of the ledger have been separated to other folders. These consist of the minutes of the final meeting, proposed amendments to the Society’s constitution, undated lists of names, and five receipts from December 1896.

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Arrangement

The ledger is arranged chronologically. Loose documents are retained in original order.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

San Diego History Center Document Collection January 4, 2017

1649 El Prado, Suite 3
San Diego, CA, 92101
619-232-6203

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

The San Diego History Center (SDHC) holds the copyright to any unpublished materials. SDHC Library regulations do apply.

Processing Information

Collection processed by Elliot Kanter in March 2012.

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Controlled Access Headings

Personal Name(s)

  • Cooke, Heman C.
  • Garrett, George A.
  • Park, Lottie

Subject(s)

  • Socialism

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Collection Inventory

Box-folder
Meeting Minutes Ledger 1895, April 13 – 1897, January 51:1
Meeting Minutes Ledger: Loose Documents 1895-1896 and undated

Scope and Content:

Loose documents originally inserted in ledger between pages 8-9. Includes: list of publications; list of names and dollar amount; list of members’ accounts; tally of votes for officers; receipts from Professor Little, Hotel Florence, Evening Tribune, and San Diegan-Sun.

1:2
Meeting Minutes Ledger: Loose Documents undated

Scope and Content:

Loose documents originally inserted in ledger. Includes: proposed changes to the Society’s constitution (originally between pages 36-37); meeting minutes (originally after page 42).

1:3

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