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Golden Rule Chapter, No. 1, Freemasons (Sherbrooke) fonds
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Golden Rule Chapter, No. 1, Freemasons (Sherbrooke) fonds

  • CA ETRC P201
  • Fonds
  • 1858-1995

The fonds contains primary source material on the Golden Rule Chapter, No. 1, between 1858 and 1995. It consists of minutes, notices of meetings, correspondence, attendence registers, financial statements, annual returns, membership lists and membership registers. The fonds is comprised of the following series: History ([19--]), Constituent Documents (1876-1974), Administration (1858-1994), Finances (1882-1994) and Membership (1859-1995).

Golden Rule Chapter, No. 1, Freemasons (Sherbrooke, Que.)

Membership Register

The file contains primary source material on the membership of the Golden Rule Chapter No. 1 from the twentieth century. It consists of a member register that recorded the number of members that belonged to the Chapter at an unspecified date.

Membership Lists

The file contains primary source material on the membership of the Golden Rule Chapter No. 1 from 1859 to 1995. It consists of membership lists and mailing adresses from 1990 to 1995 and two lists of past principals from 1859 to 1927.

Membership

The series contains primary source material on the membership of the Golden Rule Chapter No. 1 from 1939 to 1995. It consists of membership applications, membership lists, and a membership register. The series is comprised of the following files: Membership Applications (1939-1984), Membership Lists (1859-1927, 1990-1995), Membership Obituaries (1968-1985), and a Membership Register ([19--]).

Annual Returns

The file contains primary source material on the financial returns of the Golden Rule Chapter No. 1 from 1908 to 1983. It consists of annual returns issued to the Grand Lodge of Quebec that documented the Chapter's financial activites and expenditures.

Finances

The series contains primary source material on the financial activities of the Golden Rule Chapter No. 1 from 1882 to 1994. It consists of financial statements, cashbooks and annual returns. The series is comprised of the following files: Financial Statements (1967-1994), Cash Books (1882-1994), and Annual Returns (1908-1983).

Rituals

The file contains primary source material on the rituals of the Golden Rule Chapter No. 1 between 1969 and 1983. It consists of the ritual activities of the lodge, in which members underwent the process of initiation and learned the masonic themes, ceremonial lectures and chapter symbols.

Correspondence

The file contains primary source material on letters of correspondence from the Golden Rule Chapter No. 1 from 1867 to 1988. It consists of letters of correspondence from members of the Lodge and well as correspondence from other Lodges.

Inspection Reports

The file contains primary source material on official inspections of the Royal Arch Masons on the Golden Rule Chapter No. 1 from 1984, 1988 and 1994. It consists of inspection reports done by the Grand Superintendent to inspect the quality of the work and proceedings done by the Chapter.

Notices of Meetings

The file contains primary source material on the notices of meetings sent out by the Golden Rule Chapter No. 1 between 1968 and 1994. It consists of notices of meetings that summoned members to attend monthly meetings to discuss the activities of the Chapter.

Minutes

The file contains primary source material on meetings held by the Golden Rule Chapter No 1. from 1858 to 1994. It consists of ledger of minutes, which includes some historical information, an obituary of Elisha Gustin, and photographs of Dr. F.D. Adams, Elisha Gustin, H.J. Martin, C.S. Channell, James Addie, F.W.W. Bowen, H.E. Channell and W.B. Colby.

Administration

The series contains primary source material on the management and administrative activities of the Golden Rule Chapter, No. 1 from 1905 to 1994. It consists of Minutes (1858-1994), Notices of Meetings (1968-1994), Correspondence (1867-1988), Rituals (1969-1983) amd Attendance Registers (1922-1960).

Constituent Documents

The series contains primary source material on the constituent history of the Golden Rule Chapter, No 1., in the Twentieth century. It consists of by-laws, regulations, constitutional ammendments, a certificate and a notice of motion calling for the amalgamation of the Golden Rule Chapter.

History

The series contains primary source material on the history of the Golden Rule Chapter, No. 1, from the twentieth century. It consists of an Ode Card containing hymns sung by members of the Chapter. The hymns express the stregnth, unity and acceptance that members had for one another.