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Record 524/2271
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Collection Edwin B. Worthen Collection
Date 1923
Abstract Invitation to Mr. George Nichols "to be one of seventy-seven Honorary Colonial Members of the Minute Men of Lexington," with envelope postmarked April 16, 1923. Acceptance meant that the member would be expected to donate $1,000 toward a new Minute Men Memorial on the grounds of Buckman Tavern.

Includes note by Edwin B. Worthen, Sr. as follows: "Lexington Minute-Men Memorial, the famous invitation to subscribe $1000, Apr 16 1923 which started the dreadful mess, rare."

(Cataloger's note: the invitation was sent to 77 men, to correspond to the number identified by historian Frank Coburn as participants on the Common on the morning of April 19, 1775.)
Object ID Worthen.09.03.01
Object Name Invitation
People Nichols, George
Search Terms Battle of Lexington commemorations
Battle of Lexington Sesquicentennial, 1925
Lexington Minute Men (group founded 1875)
Memorial to the Lexington Minute Men of 1775 (relief by Bashka Paeff)
Minutemen of 1775
Subjects Membership campaigns
Title Invitation, Honorary Colonial Members of the Minute Men of Lexington
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