Fonds P172 - Independent Order of Odd Fellows. Maxwell Rebekah Lodge, No. 17 fonds

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Independent Order of Odd Fellows. Maxwell Rebekah Lodge, No. 17 fonds

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  • 1907-1987 (Creation)

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0,11 m of textual records.

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The Maxwell Rebekah Lodge No. 17 was instituted the 24 May 1907 in Bishopton, Quebec. Like other Rebekah Lodges, it was founded on the principles of 'Friendship, Love and Trust'. The Rebekahs of Bishopton raise money for expenses and other projects through yearly dues and fundraising activities. The Rebekah Lodges, while affiliated with the Odd Fellows, were designed especially for women, with the author of the Rebekah Ritual being American statesman Schuyler Colfax. The Sovereign Grand Lodge has jurisdiction over the entire fraternity. Within Quebec, all Rebekah Lodges are under the jurisdiction of the Rebekah Assembly of Quebec, which is divided in five Districts consisting of various number of lodges. Locally, the Lodge is under the leadership of a Noble Grand. Under the by-laws of the organization, the Rebekahs meet twice a month.

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The fonds contains source material on the organization and activities of the Maxwell Rebekah Lodge, No. 17, in Bishopton from 1907 to 1987. It consists of minutes from the Lodge and a roll book. The fonds is comprised of the following series: Minutes (1907-1956) and Membership (1921-1987).

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Researchers may also consult the I.O.O.F. Myrtle Rebekah Lodge, No. 28 fonds (P103), the I.O.O.F. Fidelity Rebekah Lodge, No. 33 fonds (P133), the I.O.O.F. Crystal Rebekah Lodge, No. 14 fonds (P167).

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The documents were donated in 2008 by the Maxwell Rebekah Lodge, No. 17 of the I.O.O.F.
The documents are in English.

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28 janvier, 2016

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