Item MS-2-451, SF Box 41, Folder 17 - Minute book of the Sons of Temperance, Rock Division

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Minute book of the Sons of Temperance, Rock Division

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MS-2-451, SF Box 41, Folder 17

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  • 1866-1868 (Creation)

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1 cm of textual records (1 folder)

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The Sons of Temperance was founded in 1842 by New York printers John and Isaac Oliver, who wanted to distance their order from some of the less respectable fraternal organizations that grew up around abstinence and prohibition movements. The organization expanded rapidly, remaining strongest in urban centres in the northeastern United States. In 1847 the Acadia Division was chartered in Nova Scotia by the Reverend William Ashley, who also served as the “deputy most worthy patriarch” for the National Division. Within five months Nova Scotia boasted ten divisions and 600 members, as well as a Grand Division.

In Maitland, Nova Scotia, the Rock Division preceded the Lorne Division by at least 20 years; the overlap in the divisions' membership and leadership suggests that the latter replaced the Rock Division.

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Minute book was accessioned by the Archives in 1981; custodial history unknown.

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Item is a minute book of the Sons of Temperance, Rock Division, in Maitland, Nova Scotia.

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There are no access restrictions on these materials. All materials are open for research.

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Materials do not circulate and must be used in the Archives and Special Collections Reading Room. Materials may be under copyright. Contact departmental staff for guidance on reproduction.

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Associated materials

See the records of other Nova Scotian divisions: Sons of Temperance, Chester Division No. 32 (MS-2-424); Sons of Temperance, Noel Division No. 221 (MS-2-537); Sons of Temperance, Rock Division, Maitland (MS-2-451); Sons of Temperance, Columbia Division No. 24 (MS-2-14); Sons of Temperance, Wallace Bridge Division No. 792 (MS-2-395); and Sons of Temperance, Victoria Lodge, No. 13 (MS-2-475).

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Preferred citation: [Identification of item], MS-2-451, Box [box number], Folder [folder number], Dalhousie University Archives, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.

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August 2012

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