Catholic Women's Benevolent Legion, Emma Deming Council No. 265 records, 1907-1913
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Brief Description: The Catholic Women's Benevolent Legion (CWBL) was a fraternal and insurance society founded in 1895. The Emma Deming Council No. 265 was founded in Litchfield in 1907. Membership was limited to Catholic women ages 17 to 50. The records document the activities of the Deming Council; some relate to the dealings between the main office in New York and the local council. Membership applications, lists, and investigating committee report and notices of members provide personal details about members. Other records consist of correspondence; canceled checks, receipt and bank books, and associated records; insurance forms; constitutions of the CWBL; religious and welcoming poems; the Catholic Women's Benevolent Legion Bulletin (1909); medical examiner's blanks; and a CWBL manual of procedure.
Held at:
Litchfield Historical Society
7 South Street, P.O. Box 385
Litchfield, CT 6759
Phone: 860-567-4501
Fax: 860-567-3565
Email: archivist [at] litchfieldhistoricalsociety.org
Created by: Catholic Women's Benevolent Legion. Emma Deming Council No. 265
Volume: 1.0 Boxes
Acquired: 01/01/2000.
Arrangement: The records are unarranged.
Access Restrictions: The collection is open for research.
Subject Index
Catholic Women's Benevolent Legion, Emma Deming Council No. 265
Fraternal insurance
Litchfield (Conn.)
Genres/Forms of Material
Business records
Correspondence
Financial records
Poems
Languages of Materials
English [eng]
Acquisition Notes: Bob Calabrese  Gift
PreferredCitation: Catholic Women's Benevolent Legion, Emma Deming Council No. 265 records (2005-20-0), Litchfield Historical Society, Helga J. Ingraham Memorial Library, Litchfield, Conn. 06759