CHARTER, CONSTITUTION, BY-LAWS AND HOUSE RULES OF THE CUMBERLAND CLUB, WITH A LIST OF ITS OFFICERS AND MEMBERS.

Portland [ME]: [Press of Owen, Strout & Co.], 1887. 4.5" x 7". 39, [1 blank] pp. Bound in original green cloth-covered stiff wrappers [light rubbing and staining]. Front endpaper and pastedown moth-chewed, else Very Good with a clean text.

The Cumberland Club was organized In 1877 as a voluntary association for the purpose of promoting literary and social intercourse among its members. The incorporators were Bion Bradbury, Horace Anderson, Charles F. Libby, William Henry Anderson, Seth C. Gordon, and John Marshall Brown. Bradbury, a lawyer, served several terms in Maine's Legislature; Libby was President of the Maine State Senate, the first President of the Maine Bar Association, and President of the American Bar Association in 1909. Seth C. Gordon was a distinguished surgeon and lecturer after his service in the Civil War. Brown served in the Civil War as Assistant Adjutant General of Volunteers, having been appointed by President Lincoln, and went on to serve 25 years as Overseer of Bowdoin College and six as the President of its Board.
The House Rules post the charges and rules for using the Billiard Tables and for playing cards, with stipulation that card games are not allowed in the bedrooms. Officers and Members are also listed.
OCLC 28512633 [4-series]. Item #27566

Price: $125.00

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