Dr. Caleb Edward Iddings Diaries

Dr. Caleb Edward Iddings Diaries

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Caleb Edward Iddings, (1829-1904) was a physician in Sandy Spring, Maryland. In 1849, prior to medical school, he joined the wave of young hopefuls traveling to California, seeking fortune during in the Gold Rush. Upon his return from the West, he obtained his medical training at Maryland...

Enterprise Farmers' Club Minutes

Enterprise Farmers' Club Minutes

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The Enterprise Farmers’ Club is an agricultural association in Sandy Spring, Maryland that has met continuously since its formation in 1865. The group meets to discuss and exchange thoughts and information related to agricultural practices and the business of farming. The meeting agendas have...

Home Interest Society Minutes

Home Interest Society Minutes

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Home Interest, which refers to itself as a “Society,” was founded in Sandy Spring, Maryland, on August 27th, 1870 and has met monthly (more or less) to the present day. Early in its existence, meetings were not held in June and July to free up members to attend to agricultural and horticultural...

Horticultural Society Minutes

Horticultural Society Minutes

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The Horticultural Society is an organization in Sandy Spring, Maryland founded in 1863 that continues to meet to present-day. When formed, the society was seen as an adjunct to two established farmers clubs whereby the Horticultural Society distinguished itself by allowing membership for women....

Mutual Improvement Association Minutes

Mutual Improvement Association Minutes

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The Mutual Improvement Association is a women's organization founded in Sandy Spring, Maryland in 1857 and is among the oldest, continually meeting groups of its kind in the United States. The original group was comprised of Quakers and thus meetings are modeled, in part, on a Quaker Meeting...

Pigeon Club Minutes

Pigeon Club Minutes

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The Pigeon Club was a boys' organization in Sandy Spring, Maryland formed in 1910 in order for young pigeon fanciers to share their enthusiasm and knowledge in raising these birds. The club later evolved into more of an outdoor adventurers' organization. It's is unknown when the club ceased...

The Neighbors Minutes

The Neighbors Minutes

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The Neighbors is a social club in Sandy Spring, Maryland that was established on May 20, 1897, and has met continuously since then. The Neighbors was organized as a protest against the extravagance seen in some of the other community social clubs. Initially, sandwiches and coffee were the...