The Resource Brown Fellowship Society (or Century Fellowship Society) records

Brown Fellowship Society (or Century Fellowship Society) records

Label
Brown Fellowship Society (or Century Fellowship Society) records
Title
Brown Fellowship Society (or Century Fellowship Society) records
Title variation
Brown Fellowship Society
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Language
eng
Summary
  • Film includes: minute books, loose pages of minutes, a resolution, extract of a will, broadsides, a printed pamphlet, and miscellaneous correspondence relating to the Brown Fellowship Society, known at one time as the Century Fellowship Society
  • Two of the filmed volumes contain handwritten minutes of meetings and include the names of officers and members. Topics frequently discussed at meetings include the upkeep of the Society's cemetery and the use and upkeep of the fellowship hall, called Society Hall in 1889 and Century Hall in 1911
  • The first volume (1869-1889) was kept by various secretaries of the Brown Fellowship Society including I. Moulton, F. Dereef, Samuel D. Holloway, B.K. Kinloch, John A. Mushington, and J.H. Holloway. The second volume (1911-1916) and loose minutes (1914-1911) were kept by secretary W. Steward Montgomery of the Century Fellowship Society
  • A broadside entitled "The Brown Fellowship Society 200th Anniversary Commemorative Celebration" (1990) mentions visiting the relocated cemetery on Cunningham Street. A broadside entitled "Century Fellowship Society" (1904) depicts the fellowship hall and contains information about the early history of the Society. A printed pamphlet entitled "Rules and Regulations of the Brown Fellowship Socitey" [sic] (Charleston, S.C. : J.B. Nixon, 1844) includes handwritten annotations updating rules and regulations
  • Miscellaneous correspondence and related items (1907-1937) concern the maintenance and repair of the hall and upkeep of the cemetery
Biographical or historical data
Charleston, S.C., benevolent society of free African American and racially mixed men organized by members of St. Philip's Episcopal Church in 1790. The Brown Fellowship Society provided support for needy orphans and adults. Land for a hall was purchased in 1794, and a cemetery consecrated on the grounds the same year. A contract to erect a brick building on the site was signed in 1804. The Society, which changed its name to the Century Fellowship Society in 1890, ceased regular meetings in 1916. During the late 1980s the Brown Fellowship Society was reactivated to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the Society.
Cataloging source
SBM
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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Brown Fellowship Society (Charleston, S.C.)
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Century Fellowship Society (Charleston, S.C.)
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  • Brown Fellowship Society (Charleston, S.C.)
  • Century Fellowship Society (Charleston, S.C.)
  • African Americans
  • Free African Americans
  • African Americans
  • Friendly societies
  • Charleston (S.C.)
Label
Brown Fellowship Society (or Century Fellowship Society) records
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Roll no. AVERY 1005
Control code
ocm31740847
Dimensions
35 mm.
Extent
1 microfilm reel
Form of item
microfilm
Label
Brown Fellowship Society (or Century Fellowship Society) records
Publication
Note
Roll no. AVERY 1005
Control code
ocm31740847
Dimensions
35 mm.
Extent
1 microfilm reel
Form of item
microfilm

Library Locations

    • Charleston County Public Library - MainBorrow it
      68 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC, 29401, US
      32.7883294 -79.9309573
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