Fonds MS-2-424, SF Box 83, Folders 1-5 - Sons of Temperance, Chester Division No. 32 fonds

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Sons of Temperance, Chester Division No. 32 fonds

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  • Textual record

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MS-2-424, SF Box 83, Folders 1-5

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  • 1848-1893 (Creation)

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10 cm of textual records

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Administrative history

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 Chester Division No 32 was instituted on 12 September 1848.

Custodial history

Records were accessioned by the Archives in 1982; custodial history is unknown.

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Fonds comprises materials related to the administration of the Sons of Temperance, Chester Division No. 32 from 1848-1893, including minute books, financial information, correspondence and registers.

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  • English

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

Terms governing use, reproduction, and publication

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, Columbia Division No. 24 (MS-2-14); 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).

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Further accruals are not expected.

General note

Preferred citation: [Identification of item], Sons of Temperance, Chester Division No. 32 fonds, MS-2-424, Box [box number], Folder [folder number], Dalhousie University Archives, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.

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2007

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