A Guide to the

Records of the Marshall Division No.3 of the Sons of Temperance

of the State of Virginia, Minute Book, 1844-1848

SC# 2004

Compiled by: Tiffany W. Cole, January 2010

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Special Collections, Carrier Library, James Madison University

Title:  Records of the Marshall Division No. 3 of the Sons of Temperance of the State of Virginia, Minute Book, 1844-1848

Collection No.: SC# 2004

Creator: Sons of Temperance of North America.  Grand Division of Virginia.  Marshall Division, No. 3

Extent: One 7¾" x 12" x 1¾" book

Language: English

Abstract: 

 

The collection consists of one 7¾" x 12" x 1¾" minute book of the Sons of Temperance of the State of Virginia, Marshall Division, No. 3.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions:

 

Collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions:

 

The copyright interests in this collection have been transferred to the James Madison University Special Collections Library. For more information, contact the Special Collections Library Reference Desk. (library-special@jmu.edu).

Preferred Citation: 

 

Records of the Marshall Division No. 3 of the Sons of Temperance of the State of Virginia, Minute Book, 1844-1848, SC# 2004, Special Collections, Carrier Library, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, Va.

Acquisition Information:

 

Penciled in the gutter of page 1 is the inscription "Wayland-Gift-Oct. 18, 1940."

Provenance:

 

Presented to the History Museum of the Harrisonburg State Normal School in 1910 by Nina Randolph of Harrisonburg, Va.

 

Biographical/Historical Note

The Sons of Temperance was formally organized on September 29, 1842 at Teetotallers Hall, 71 Division Street in New York City where sixteen men adopted the constitution of the organization.  The three main objectives of the Sons of Temperance were to "shield us from the evils of intemperance, to afford mutual assistance in case of sickness, and to elevate our characters as men."  Located in Harrisonburg, the Marshall Division chartered its constitution on February 22, 1844.  After the Civil War the Sons of Temperance was replaced by the Friends of Temperance.

Scope and Content

The Marshall Division No. 3 of the Sons of Temperance of the State of Virginia, Minute Book, 1844-1848, contains the division's constitution outlining the ten articles with members' signatures, meeting minutes, and brief financial reports.  Pages are left blank for amendments and by-laws.  Two extraneous leaves are laid in.  One is a portion of a leaf from a ledger describing financial transactions; the other is a plat of 6 2/3 acres in Rockingham County.  This minute book was formerly catalogued as HV 5314.H377 S63.

Bibliography

Evans, Thomas J.  A digest of the resolutions and decisions of the National Division of the Sons of Temperance of the United States and of the Grand Division of Virginia:  embracing a brief history of the origin, progress and present attainment of the Order:  alphabetically arranged.  Richmond, Va.: H.K. Ellyson, 1847.

Wayland, John W.  Virginia Valley Records:  Genealogical and Historical Materials of Rockingham County, Virginia and Related Regions (With Map).  1930.  Reprint, Baltimore:  Genealogical Publishing Company, Inc., 1996.