Fonds 2008.6.1 - The South Western Manitoba Loyal Orange Lodge fonds

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The South Western Manitoba Loyal Orange Lodge fonds

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CA DHM 2008.6.1

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  • 1851 - 1995 (Creation)
    Grand Orange Lodges of South Western Manitoba
    predominately 1907-1975

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3.10m of textual material

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The Loyal Orange Association in Canada is a Fraternal organization the provides a deomocratic forum of action for like-minded Protestant men and women who wish to preserve, maintain, and promote this great institution and principles of democracy upon which all Canadians may enjoy equal rights under the law. It was founded in Ireland in 1795 to commemorate the William of Orange's victory at the Battle of the Boyne in 1690. The Grand Lodge of British North America was founded in 1830. The Orange Lodge in Canada is organizes into a system of Lodges. “Primary Lodges” are at the local level, with District, County and Provincial Grand Lodges. The Grand Orange Lodge of Canada is the national administrative body.

The first Orange Lodge in Manitoba was formed in 1871 and incorporated into the Grand Orange Lodge of Manitoba in 1883. The "Brandon" Loyal Orange Lodge #1512 was established on May 8, 1895 in Brandon, Manitoba. Its first Master was Brother George A. Graham. It became the repository of other Western Manitoba lodge records as these lodges ceased to operate. The "Brandon" Loyal Orange Lodge # 1512 ceased to operate in 2000.

Custodial history

The records were delivered to Daly House Museum by the last Worshipful Master Robert Booth of the Brandon Loyal Orange Lodge # 1512 on behalf of the Grand Orange Lodge of Western Canada. Daly House Museum contacted the Grand Lodge of Western Canada and received permission in 2008 to acquire, have title, and to make the records available for research use with no restrictions on access, copying or publication.

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The South Western Manitoba Loyal Orange Lodge fonds consists of many certificates of membership; certificates of good standing; applications for admission; correspondence between local lodges and grand lodges; newsletters; pamphlets and brochures; annual returns; ledgers; minute books; and roll books. The fonds is divided into the following series: Membership: Certificates, 1841-1969; Membership: Membership lists and roll books, 1904-1986; Financial Records: Ledgers, 1882-1986; Financial Records: Annual Returns, 1934-1977; Minutes, 1889-1985; Correspondence, 1904-1989; Publications, 1915-1995; and Miscellaneous, 1927-1981.

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All records are arranged by their Lodge Number. Every lodge in Canada received a unique number to separate itself from the other lodges in the city/region. The number is put onto all records and documents to identify their origination point.

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  • English

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