French Benevolent Society of Philadelphia records (MSS141) , 1804-1977, 12.3 linear feet
The French Benevolent Society was founded in Philadelphia in 1793 to aid those fleeing the Revolution in France and the West Indies. The society serves indigents of French descent and provides scholarships to local students of French extraction. The records include minutes, correspondence, financial and membership records, case files, histories, and photographs. There is also a small collection of unprocessed additions to the collection that will be added upon processing.
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