File MS-2-395, SF Box 41, Folder 1 - Minute book of the Sons of Temperance, Wallace Bridge Division No. 792

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Minute book of the Sons of Temperance, Wallace Bridge Division No. 792

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  • Textual record

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MS-2-395, SF Box 41, Folder 1

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  • 1899-1903 (Creation)

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2 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. The Wallace Bridge Division was number 792, founded in 1894.

Custodial history

Minute book was donated in 1980 by Francis Grant, of Wallace, Nova Scotia.

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File contains the Wallace Bridge Division's (No. 792) minute book with minutes of meetings held between 1899 and 1903. File also includes a quarterly report from 1898.

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  • English

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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, Lorne Division (MS-2-450); Sons of Temperance, Columbia Division No. 24 (MS-2-14); and Sons of Temperance, Victoria Lodge No. 13, Bass River (MS-2-475).

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Preferred citation: Minute book of the Sons of Temperance, Wallace Bridge Division No. 792, MS-2-395, Box SF41, Folder 1, Dalhousie University Archives, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

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