Contributed by Maine Historical Society
In the late 1800s, as non-English immigrants flooded into America, descendants of the 102 passengers who sailed on the Mayflower in 1620 were eager to establish their standing as the first settlers of the “new world”.
The General Society of Mayflower Descendants — commonly called the Mayflower Society — was established in 1897. It is a hereditary organization of individuals who have documented their descent from one or more of the Mayflower Pilgrims.
The wax seal reads, "General Society of Mayflower Descendants, 1620 Plymouth 1897". It was removed from a certificate owned by Archie Lee Talbot, who was born in Phillips.
About This Item
- Title: Society of Mayflower descendants seal, ca. 1867
- Creator: Mayflower Society
- Creation Date: circa 1897
- Subject Date: circa 1897
- State: ME
- Media: wax
- Local Code: MHS 436*-1
- Object Type: Physical Object
For more information about this item, contact:Maine Historical Society
485 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
(207) 774-1822 x219
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