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Authors Junto constitution

 Collection — Box: 1 [31151030055580]
Identifier: MS-0241
Authors Junto was a group formed for the purpose of improving the skill of composition. Members were allowed to assume the names of American Revolutionary figures. Collection consists of an undated, printed, signed constitution for the association calling itself, "Authors Junto."

Dates

  • undated

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Extent

.167 Cubic Feet (1 item)

Biographical / Historical

Authors Junto was a group formed for the purpose of improving the skill of composition. Members were allowed to assume the names of American Revolutionary figures.

Most likely, this group was based on an association began by Benjamin Franklin in Philadelphia in 1727. Franklin's Junto, and also known as the Leather Apron Club, the purpose was to debate questions of morals, politics, and natural philosophy, and to exchange knowledge of business affairs.

Some historical information adapted from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Junto_(club), accessed 2018 February 12.

Scope and Contents

Collection consists of an undated printed, signed constitution for an association calling itself, "Authors Junto." The constitution is signed by several persons, some copying signatures of well-known American patriots of the eighteenth century. Individuals associated with the Junto were Henry Eckels, H.P. Keintzelman, Joseph Robb, and Thompson Westcott.

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Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

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