Charter, By-Laws and Historical Notes of the Providence Marine Society, with a List of Members.
E.L. Freeman & Son, ( 1892), Providence, RI
12mo, 14.5 cm. 32 pp.
According to the Rhode Island Historical Society, The Providence Marine Society was founded in 1798 as a mutual aid society for sea captains. Its by-laws state that it was established by commanders of vessels for their relief in distress, and for the relief of their widows and children. Members were also strongly encouraged to attend funerals of their brethren. The Society continued holding meetings through 1933, but its aging dispersed membership and declining interest made gathering a quorum impossible until one final meeting in 1951 to formally disband the Society. That history, as well as lists of members past and present, is included here. Very good condition in original printed wrappers.