Chester N. Terry letters
Scope and Contents
In the letter dated March 14th, Terry informs Apperson about members who wish to form new lodges: IOOF members in Polk County in the city of Independence, and members in Canyon City who would like to form a Rebekah Degree lodge.
Terry also advises against granting a dispensation for a lodge in Lewisville until after the Grand Lodge session.
In the letter dated March 19th, Terry reports that the Friendship lodge has granted brothers in Independence the right to form their own lodge, and that "our Grandsire" Mr. Logan has been appointed Minister to Chile.
- March 1873
- Terry, Chester N. (Person)
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Biographical / Historical
The Independent Organization of Odd Fellows is a fraternal organization that traces its roots back to 17th century England. The first North American Odd Fellows lodge was founded in Baltimore, Maryland, on April 26, 1819.
The first Odd Fellows lodge in Oregon was organized in 1852, in Salem.
[Source: http://www.ioof.org/aboutus.html ]
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Language of Materials
The collection contains two letters, dated March 14th and 19th of 1873, from (Oregon) Grand Secretary of the International Order of Odd Fellows (IOOF), Chester N. Terry, to J. T. Apperson, the Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Oregon. In the letters, Terry informs Apperson that about members who would like to form new lodges, other dispensation requests, and member news.
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- Apperson, John T., 1834-1917
- Canyon City (Or.) -- Social life and customs -- 19th century Subject Source: Lcnaf
- Correspondence Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- Daughters of Rebekah
- Fraternal organizations -- Oregon Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Fraternal organizations -- Oregon -- Independence Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Independence (Or.) -- Social life and customs -- 19th century Subject Source: Lcnaf
- Independent Order of Odd Fellows. Grand Lodge of Oregon
- Lewisville (Or.) -- Social life and customs -- 19th century Subject Source: Local sources
- Logan, C. A. (Cornelius Ambrosius), 1806-1853
- Oregon Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Oregon -- Social life and customs -- 19th century Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Terry, Chester N.
- Guide to the Chester N. Terry Letters
- Complete Description
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- Finding aid written in English
- Funding for production of this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC).