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Circular Letter, of the Historical Society

Circular Letter, of the Historical Society


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    [ This description is from the project: MHS 225th Anniversary ]

    In this printed circular letter, the first publication of the Massachusetts Historical Society, founder Jeremy Belknap defined the society's objectives: " collect, preserve, and communicate, materials for a complete history of this country...." The MHS is the first historical society in the country, and its mission has remained essentially unchanged for 225 years.