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Guide to the Pastime Gun Club Records MS 251
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Box 1

Club ledger, 1893 March 9–1915 January 11

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Documents meeting minutes, constitution and by-laws, revenues and expenditures, and membership logs.

Entries of interest:

Notes original club members, which included J.B. Badgley as the first chairman. (Page 1)
March 9, 1893: The first meeting of the Pastime Gun Club is held and monthly dues are $.50. (Page 3) April 28: Saturday is deemed the regular day for club shooting. (Page 5)
May 14: New members to pay initiation fee of $2.00. (Page 9)
February 28, 1896: Three resolutions are recorded. Membership fees are included in resolution one and Blue Rocks is mentioned in resolution. Price of birds to be 1 cent for members, 2 cents for nonmembers. (Pages 10-12)
March 27, 1896: The Constitution and Bylaws for the Pastime Gun Club are documented. The Club’s purpose is included under article two: To bring together for mutual pleasure and profit the sportsmen of San Diego, California. (Page 15)
April 13, 1898: Meeting minutes document nomination of officers for the upcoming year. (Page 29)
March 11, 1904: “Grounds have been secured from Mr. Clayton, Manager SDERR near the Mission Cliff Park.” [possibly a reference to William Clayton who served as the operating manager of the San Diego Electric Railway Company] (Page 35)
April 11, 1906: Prospective and current club members are listed. (Pages 54-55)
March 13, 1912: List of committees and committee members are recorded. Committees include: tournament, advertising and programs, finance, refreshment and transportation, and guns and ammunition. (Pages 68-69)
February 26, 1913: Nominations to office are recorded. (Pages 99-100)
April 10, 1913: The Panama California Exposition Company donated a silver loving cup to be competed for. (Page 105)
October 3, 1913: Congressman Kettner and Senator Works are to be contacted to secure more favorable game laws. (Pages 108-109)
Undated: Names and addresses recorded. (Pages 139-142)
List of names recorded. (Pages 149-152)