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Register of the Odd Fellows, Independent Order of. Charity Lodge (Stockton, Calif.) Records, 1852-1867
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Access Points
  • Biography
  • Scope and Content

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Odd Fellows, Independent Order of. Charity Lodge (Stockton, Calif.) Records,
    Date (inclusive): 1852-1867
    Collection number: Mss227
    Creator: Wendell Hammon
    Extent: 0.25 linear ft.
    Repository: University of the Pacific. Library. Holt-Atherton Department of Special Collections
    Stockton, CA 95211
    Shelf location: For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the library's online catalog.
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information

    Access

    Collection is open for research.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Odd Fellows, Independent Order of. Charity Lodge (Stockton, Calif.) Records, Mss227, Holt-Atherton Department of Special Collections, University of the Pacific Library

    Access Points

    corporate name

    Odd Fellows, Independent Order of. Charity Lodge (Stockton, Calif.)

    subject

    Friendly societies -California -Stockton -Records and correspondence

    subject

    Libraries -California -Stockton -History

    subject

    Stockton (Calif.) -History -Sources

    Biography

    Odd Fellows Charity Lodge of Stockton (Calif.) was organizaed in February 1852. Initially, the Lodge's membership reached about 150, but internal disputes fostered by the regionalism that gave rise to the American Civil War led to the establishment of a second Odd Fellows Lodge in Stockton and a subsequent decline in the Charity Lodge's membership. Activities of the Lodge included participation in civic events, care of sick and diseased members and the operation of Stockton's first public library. Charity Lodge built its own meeting hall in 1865.

    Scope and Content

    The Odd Fellows Charity Lodge Records consist of correspondence, financial statements, reports, bills and other financial papers (1852-1867).