Iroquois Club of San Francisco.
[California / Political Clubs].

Iroquois Club of San Francisco.

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[San Francisco]: [P. J. Thomas, Printer], [1893]. 34, [2] pp. Green wrappers printed in black. Minor wear to extremities; slight stain and faint crease to front wrapper.

Constitution, by-laws and rules of order for the club, founded in San Francisco in 1883. Includes the officers for 1893 and a list of members.

San Francisco's Iroquois Club was one of several founded in the early 1880s around the country, although it is unclear from the "History of the Club" included here if the members were aware of its sister clubs: "L. J. Welch suggested the name of Iroquois ... he thought of the Indian name Tammany, which had been adopted by the great political society of New York, and hoped that the Iroquois Club would become a permanent organization, which would, in the near future, wield a powerful influence in the politics of the Pacific Coast" (3-4). Like Tammany Hall, the Club was designed to promote Democrats and policies favorable to them, although unlike Tammany, it had neither the same political heft nor the same staying power.

OCLC notes 4 holdings for different years, but none for 1893.


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