Guide to the Citizen’s Association of Nantucket Records, 1894

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This collection contains one volume of minutes from the Citizens Association of Nantucket, an organization formed in 1894 so that a general discussion could be held in a social manner concerning town questions 

Collection Details

Collection Number:
Citizens’ Association of Nantucket Records
Citizens’ Association of Nantucket
One Volume
Nantucket Historical Association
Material is in English.

Information for Users

Restrictions to Access: No restrictions. Open for research.

Restrictions to Use: No usage restrictions.

Copyright Notice: Copyright is retained by the authors of items in this collection, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

Preferred Citation: [identification of item], in the Citizen’s Association of Nantucket Records, Nantucket Historical Association.

Sensitive Materials Statement:

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Subject Headings

  • Topical Term
    • Government

Biographical Information

The Citizen’s Association of Nantucket was a private group created in 1893 with the intention of giving Nantucket taxpayers a place to hold a general discussion in a social manner concerning all town questions prior to the Annual Town Meetings. The constitution of the body required that all members pay a 25-cent annual fee in order to participate in the body’s meeting, and it drew 297 members in its first year. Despite this early interest, the Citizen’s Association of Nantucket failed to gain traction and the body held its last meeting in 1894, only a year after its founding. 

Scope and Content

This collection includes a single volume of minutes recorded in 1894. 


Folder 1 Minutes, 1894 

Processing Information

Processed by Thomas Perich, June 2023. 

Finding Aid by Thomas Perich, June 2023. 

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