Scope and arrangement
The records of the American Association for the Relief of the Misery of Battle Fields (AARMB) consist of outgoing correspondence, meeting minutes, financial records, and copies of its publications. These materials document the work of the Association’s administration, including promotional and fundraising activities, from its founding in 1866 to its effective closing in 1870. Incoming correspondence is represented only by register sheets listing letters received, 1865-1867. Miscellaneous documents include a fundraising plan in the hand of Henry W. Bellows, and a January 1871 list of AARMB items forwarded to the USSC, which states that Elisha Harris retained incoming letters and a scrapbook for eventual forwarding to the USSC. These are not found in the collection.