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Series 1: Accession 1977.039, 1820-1924, inclusive

Scope and Contents

The accession 1977.039 forms the first series. On arrival, this group of materials was organized in three subseries: Johnstown Flood Relief, Society of the Army of the Potomac, and Stranahan Statue Fund.

The Johnstown Flood Relief subseries consists of correspondence, minutes, and financial records of the Citizens Relief Committee, which was appointed by Mayor Chapin to "take charge of the matter of raising funds for the relief of the Johnstown sufferers." Woodward was Secretary, and all minutes are presumably in his hand.

The Society of the Army of the Potomac subseries consists of materials relating to this organization's accounts. Woodward was Treasurer in 1884, when their reunion was held in Brooklyn on June 11 and 12.

The Stranahan Statue subseries consists of correspondence, contracts, and financial records relating to the erection of a full-length bronze statue of the Honorable James S.T. Stranahan in Prospect Park. Woodward was Treasurer.

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