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Chester N. Terry letters

 Collection — Multiple Collection Box: [CA 1873 Mar 19] 1
Identifier: CA 1873 Mar 19

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


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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.

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0.025 linear feet (1 container) : 1 folder

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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.

Related Materials

Other collections relating to Independent Order of Odd Fellows at Special Collections and University Archives include:

G. W. Connell letter, CA 1873 Mar 4;

N.O. Parker letter, CA 1872 Dec 21;

Chester N. Terry letter, CA 1873 April 17;

Independent Order of Odd Fellows, Hannibal, Missouri, Lodge #8 certificate, CA 1840 Nov 10;

Odd Fellows Hall Association (Portland, Or.) contract, CA 1869 June 7;

Independent Order of Odd Fellows, Empire City, Or. correspondence, CA 1872 Sept 23;

Independent Order of Odd Fellows, Blue Mountain Lodge of Canyon City, Or. correspondence, CA 1873 Jan 30;

Independent Order of Odd Fellows, Grand Lodge of Oregon records, B 073;

Independent Order of Odd Fellows, Spencer Butte Lodge No. 9 records, Coll 379.

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