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Point de Bute New Brunswick Grange No. 772 fonds

DATES OF CREATION:
1881-1886

PHYSICAL EXTENT:
122 leaves of textual records (1 v.)

ADMINISTRATIVE HISTORY/BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH:
The Grange was a social, educational and fraternal organization designed to "enhance and brighten farm life." It was first organized in the United States in 1867 under the title “The National Grange of the Patrons of Industry." The organization entered Canada through Ontario in 1871 and was simply called "the Grange." It's overall focus was the improvement of agricultural practices. The Point de Bute Grange was named after the farming community in which it was located, in Westmorland County, New Brunswick. The format of the meetings was that of a lodge, having a gatekeeper, passwords, secret signs, initiation ceremonies, and four "degrees", and presided over by a Worthy Master. The Grange was open to both men and women.

CUSTODIAL HISTORY:
Item was passed from Leonard Carter to Alexander T. Carter, both Grange members who served briefly as secretaries of this organization. Upon the death of Alexander Carter, the book was kept by his wife Emma Jane Wells, long time matron of Mount Allison Academy. She in turn passed it to her son Albert J. Carter, Kentville, Nova Scotia, Mount Allison Class of 1938. Upon his death in 1997, the item went to his principal heir, his sister, Mary Carter Pomeroy, Mount Allison Class of 1942, living in Victoria, BC.

SCOPE AND CONTENTS:
Fonds consists of minutes of meetings, 1881-1886

SOURCE OF TITLE:
Title based on content of fonds

ACCRUALS:
Not expected

ASSOCIATED MATERIALS:
None known

FINDING AIDS:
Inventory available at repository

IMMEDIATE SOURCE OF ACQUISITION:
Donated by Mary Carter Pomeroy, Victoria, BC, intermediary Bill Hamilton, 1999

LANGUAGE:
English

LOCATION OF ORIGINALS:
Mount Allison University Archives

PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION:
Parts of several pages are torn out

RELATED RECORDS:
Several items regarding the Grange may be found on CIHM microfiche 11801, 27791, 54928, and 56567

ALL OTHER NOTES:
A description and provenance of this item, written by Bill Hamilton during the time it was in his possession for research purposes, is located in the Accession File.

RETRIEVAL No.:
9937

REPOSITORY:
Mount Allison University

RESTRICTIONS ON ACCESS, USE AND REPRODUCTION:
Open for research purposes. Copying and/or publication permitted only with written permission of the Mount Allison University Archives

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