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Minute books of the Sons of Temperance, Victoria Lodge No. 13
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MS-2-475, SF Box 42, Folders 1-2
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3 cm of textual records (2 folders)
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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 Bass River division formed itself as Victoria Lodge in 1867.
Records accessioned by the Archives in 1982; custodial history unknown.
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File consists of minute books of the Sons of Temperance, Victoria Lodge No. 13. The books document meetings held between 1871 and 1907.
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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, Columbia Division No. 24 (MS-2-14); Sons of Temperance, Wallace Bridge Division No. 792 (MS-2-395); and Sons of Temperance, Lorne Division, No. 445 (MS-2-450).
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Preferred citation: [Identification of item], Sons of Temperance, Victoria Lodge, No. 13 fonds, MS-2-475, Box [box number], Folder [folder number], Dalhousie University Archives and Special Collections, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.
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- Sons of Temperance of North America. (Subject)
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