Willistown Union Association for the Detection of Horse Thieves and the Recovery of Stolen Property Collection

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Collection Title: Willistown Union Association for the Detection of Horse Thieves and the Recovery of Stolen Property Collection

Collection Number: 164

Dates of Collection: 1853-1942

Box Numbers: 1-4

Repositiory: Chester County Historical Society

Project Archivist: Joseph L. Weber

Biography:

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Biography: 

At a meeting held at the White Horse Inn on May 26th 1853 in Willistown Township a Company was formed for the purpose of the ”detection of Horse thieves and recovery of stolen property”. Charles Bishop was appointed Chairman and Abraham H. Hall the secretary. Persons were appointed to draft a constitution and bylaws. These were adopted on the 9th of June 1853.The word “Horse” was later dropped from the name of the organization. The organization was disbanded on November 30th 1942.

Collection Scope:

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Collection Scope: 

Organizational (business), and historical information pertaining to the Willistown Union Association for the Detection of Horse Thieves and the Recovery of Stolen Property.

Collection Arrangement:

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Collection Arrangement: 

 Inventory contains type of record by box number and folder number.

Collection Contents:

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Collection Contents: 

 

 

 

 

BOX

FOLDER

CONTENTS

1

1

Newspaper Column re: Detectives Union "The Quarryville Sun" dated 6/19/1931

1

2

Bank Book - National Bank of Malvern  1924-1933  withdrawal slips

1

3

Resolution on letterhead of Mapleton Farms re: amendment to constitution

1

4

Various receipts of payment by W U A

1

5

Various invoices for printed material purchased by W U A

1

6

invoices from WillistownTownship, Board of Supervisors for use of facility by W U A

1

7

Invoices, envelopes, memo, copies (2) of Treasurers Bond for W U A

1

8

Copies of constitution of W U A

1

9

Various expense invoices signed by G. Pearson Cloud

1

10

Various letters re: horse and chicken thieves

1

11

Invoices and receipts for advertising in Daily Local News

1

12

Invoices and receipts for use of WillistownSchool

1

13

Receipts for telegrams

1

14

Letter of Appreciation of donation from Malvern Fire Company

1

15

Various short memos and envelopes

2

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Various checks, statements, check stubs etc. from National Bank of ChesterCounty

3

1

Account Book (dues) 11/1926 to 11/1942

3

2

Treasurers Book 5/1907 to 11/1942

3

3

Treasurers Book 5/1933 to 11/1942

4

1

Minute Book 5/26/1853 to 11/28/1932

4

2

Minute Book 5/1933 to 11/1942

4

3

Account Book (dues) 11/1872 to 5/1942  payments between meetings

4

4

Receipt Book for payments made by W U A  11/1878 to 11/1939