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RG6146.AM:  Woman’s Relief Corps. Elliot Relief Corps, No. 12 (Davenport, Nebraska)

Cash book:  1893-1918

Davenport, Thayer County, Nebraska

Size:  1 volume


In response to an invitation from the Commander-in-Chief of the Grand Army of the Republic (GAR), extended to all the various ladies’ auxiliaries of the GAR, a meeting was held in Denver, Colorado, on July 25-26, 1883. Twenty-six organizations, from sixteen states, were represented in an effort to form an organization of a national order with a membership of women from every state. The Woman’s Relief Corps was founded to create such an organization. Its purpose was to unite in a fraternity whose object was to assist the GAR in all its charitable works and alleviate the distress of suffering of any need veteran soldier or sailor of the Civil War. The national organization of the Woman’s Relief Corps was comprised of state departments, which were in turn composed of local corps. The Nebraska Department was organized on April 2, 1884.  It’s unknown when the Elliot Relief Corps of Davenport was founded.


This collection consists of one cash book from the Elliot Relief Corps unit of the Woman’s Relief Corps at Davenport, Nebraska.  The volume includes lists of members, amount of dues paid, various expenses, etc.  Entries in the cash book date from 1893 to 1918.

Note:  See the archives for additional records of Woman’s Relief Corps units from around the state.



    1. Cash book, 1893-1918


Subject headings:

Davenport (Nebraska) — Women’s clubs

Davenport (Nebraska) — Veterans’ organizations

Thayer County (Nebraska) — History

United States — History — Civil War, 1861-1865 — Societies, etc.

Woman’s Relief Corps. Elliot Relief Corps, No. 12 (Davenport, Nebraska)

Women — Societies and clubs


TMM      10-16-2019