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Guide to the Records of the Sons of Temperance, Montauk Division
1836-1871 (bulk 1847-1860)
  MS 618

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Collection processed by Ted O'Reilly

This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit on November 09, 2011
Description is in English.

Scope and Content Note

The records offer insight into the practical operation of a nineteenth-century fraternal organization. They cover aspects such as finances, the activities of the local division and wider organization, upkeep of the meeting hall, the management of its membership -- including investigations into allegations of transgressions of the group's rules and visitations, and payments to qualifying members. The records are composed of meeting minutes, committee reports, bills and receipts, printed circulars, letters, membership applications, inventories, proposed amendments, records of visitations to sick brothers and investigations of brothers.

Arrangement

The records are divided into series and arranged chronologically.