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Minute book of the Sons of Temperance, Columbia Division No. 24
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MS-2-14, SF Box 13, Folder 11
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2 cm of textual records
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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. The Columbia Division No. 24 was opened on July 8, 1848 in Weymouth, Nova Scotia by Edward J. Budd, assisted by Stewart Budd and others from the Union Division No. 6 at Digby.
Records were donated to the Dalhousie University Archives by Gordon D. Campbell and accessioned in 1971.
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Item is the division's minute book from 1848 to 1862, which include a letter dated 1864 regarding a charge against Jasper Journeay for violating the Sons of Temperance constitution.
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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.
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, Lorne Division (MS-2-450); Sons of Temperance, Wallace Bridge Division No. 792 (MS-2-395); and Sons of Temperance, Victoria Lodge No. 13, Bass River (MS-2-475).
Further accruals are not expected.
Preferred citation: Minute book of the Sons of Temperance, Columbia Division No. 24 , MS-2-14, SF Box 13, Folder 11, Dalhousie University Archives, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.
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- Sons of Temperance of North America. (Subject)
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