Fonds F 872 - John Whitford fonds

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John Whitford fonds

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CA ON00009 F 872

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  • 1883-1908 (Contribution)
    Brooklin Council No. 102 of Royal Templars of Temperance
  • 1883-1908 (Creation)

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6 cm of textual records

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John Whitford (fl. 1883-1908) was the Secretary of the Brooklin, Ontario Council of Royal Templars of Temperance (No. 102), and a collector for the Upper Canada Bible Society.

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Fonds consists primarily of records relating to John Whitford's activities with the Brooklin Council of Temperance. It includes printed materials such as ritual books, services, etc. It also includes a Degree Covenant Book (which notes initiations to the Templars), a Ladies Mutual Aid Assessment Book (recording payments made) and a Beneficiary Register (recording payments made). It also includes some loose papers such as a certificate of standing, and auditors statements, and various printed pamphlets and cards relating to the society. Fonds also includes a collection book for the Upper Canada Bible Society, and a few printed materials relating to the society.

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Fonds was acquired from Mrs. and Mr. Allen Smith of Oshawa, Ontario in 1983.


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Copyright held by creator. These materials cannot be published without permission of the copyright holder.

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