Register of the Odd Fellows, Independent Order of. Charity Lodge (Stockton, Calif.) Records, 1852-1867

Processed by Holt Atherton staff; revised by Don Walker; machine-readable finding aid created by Don Walker
Holt-Atherton Department of Special Collections
University Library, University of the Pacific
Stockton, CA 95211
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Fax: (209) 946-2810
URL: http://www.pacific.edu/Library/Find/Holt-Atherton-Special-Collections.html
© 1998
University of the Pacific. All rights reserved.



Register of the Odd Fellows, Independent Order of. Charity Lodge (Stockton, Calif.) Records, 1852-1867

Collection number: Mss227

Holt-Atherton Department of Special Collections

University Library

University of the Pacific

Contact Information

  • Holt-Atherton Department of Special Collections
  • University Library, University of the Pacific
  • Stockton, CA 95211
  • Phone: (209) 946-2404
  • Fax: (209) 946-2810
  • URL: http://www.pacific.edu/Library/Find/Holt-Atherton-Special-Collections.html
Processed by:
Holt Atherton staff; revised by Don Walker
Date Completed:
Sept. 1998
Encoded by:
Don Walker
© 1998 University of the Pacific. All rights reserved.

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).

CONTAINER LIST

 

BOX 1: STOCKTON ODD FELLOWS RECORDS, 1852-1867

 

1.1: Aug 1852-Oct 1855 [27 items]

 

1.2: Jan 1856-Dec 1857 [35 items]

 

1.3: Jul 1858-Dec 1859 [21 items]

 

1.4: Undated material [4 items]