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St. Patrick's Benevolent Society records

Identifier: A-02-2009.024

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of original records maintained by the St. Patrick Benevolent Society.  Materials were found in the collection at the Diocese of Charleston Archives and were officially accessioned on 3 Nov. 2009.  Records include two (2) bound volumes of minutes, one (1) list of officers, and one (1) copy of the 1893 revised constitution and by-laws.  Loose materials found in the later volume of minutes consist of correspondence, financial reports, and a funeral announcement.


  • Created: 1817-1912
  • Other: Date acquired: 11/03/2009


Conditions Governing Access

Open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

The Diocese of Charleston makes no representation that it is the owner of any copyright or other literary property in the materials contained in its archives. In providing access to or permitting the reproduction of any such materials, the Diocese of Charleston does not assume any responsibility for determining the nature of any rights, ownership or interest therein; nor for obtaining the appropriate permissions to publish or use; nor for determining the nature of any liabilities (for defamation and invasion of privacy) that may arise from any publication or use. This rests entirely with the researcher.

Biographical or Historical Information

The St. Patrick's Benevolent Society was founded in 1817 as a source of aid to arriving Irish immigrants, both Catholic and Protestant. Following the Civil War, the organization evolved into a mutual aid society, providing sick and funeral benefits to members and their families. Meetings were held at several locations around Charleston including the Masonic Hall at 270 King Street, Hibernian Hall at 105 Meeting Street, Byrne and Fogarty Hall at 318 King Street, Catholic Central School at 52-54 George Street, and the Irish Volunteer Hall at 12 Vanderhorst Street.

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0.42 Linear Feet (1 document box)

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Administrative records for the St. Patrick Benevolent Society.

Arrangement Note

Materials are arranged alphabetically by subject.

Method of Acquisition

Found in the collection.

Processing Information

Processed by Jennifer E. Neal.

Inventory of the St. Patrick's Benevolent Society records
Jennifer E. Neal
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Repository Details

Part of the Catholic Diocese of Charleston Archives Repository

114 Broad Street
Carriage House
Charleston SC 29401 US