Fonds F 11 - Brooklin Council No. 102 of Royal Templars of Temperance fonds

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Brooklin Council No. 102 of Royal Templars of Temperance fonds

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CA ON00329 F 11

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

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19.5 cm of textual material

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(1883 - 190?)

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Brooklin Council of the Royal Templars of Temperance, a social organization advocating for moderation and abstinence from alcohol. This particular society was active in Brooklin starting in 1883 and was a local branch of the Royal Templars of Temperance, a Canadian and American organization. The Brooklin Council offered monetary assistance to families in the event that a member fell ill or died - $5 per week during an illness and roughly $500-$2000 on death, provided members upheld their oaths and practiced total abstinence from all forms of alcohol. In addition to providing charity for its members, the Brooklin Council of the Royal Templars of Temperance offered educational lectures for its members and the public on the evils of drinking and regularly made donations to the Toronto Children’s Hospital. The minutes survive to 1900 but it appears that the group continued on beyond that, although for how long is unknown.

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These records were acquired from an undocumented source on an undocumented date.

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Fonds consists of the records relating to the administration and operation of the Brooklin Council No. 102 of the Royal Templars of Temperance. Series are broken down into administrative, financial, membership, and ceremonial records.

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These records were cleaned by a professional conservator. They suffered from mould, dirt, and animal infestation. Records are weak, creased, stained, and torn.

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Copyright held by creator. There are no restrictions on reproduction. If you wish to publish any of this material, please contact the archivist.

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