Sons of Temperance of North America, Virginia, Marshall Division, No. 3 Minute Book, 1844-1848
- Special Collections, Carrier Library, James Madison University
- Sons of Temperance of North America
- Sons of Temperance of North America, Virginia, Marshall Division, No. 3 Minute Book
- Collection No.:
- SC 0078
- 1 book
- Language of the Material:
- The collection consists of one 7 3/4" x 12" x 1 3/4" minute book of the Sons of Temperance of the State of Virginia, Marshall Division No. 3
[Identification of item], [box #, folder #], Sons of Temperance of North America, Virginia, Marshall Division, No. 3 Minute Book, 1844-1848, SC 0078, Special Collections, Carrier Library, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, Va.
The Sons of Temperance was formally organized on September 29, 1842 at Teetotaller's 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 Sons of Temperance of North America, Virginia, Marshall Division, No. 3 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 Rockingahm County. This minute book was formerly catalogued as HV 5314.H377 S63.
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Penciled in the gutter of page 1 is the inscription "Wayland-Gift-Oct. 18, 1940."
Presented to the History Museum of the Harrisonburg State Normal School in 1910 by Nina Randolph of Harrisonburg, Va.
In order to streamline the process of applying collection numbers, Special Collections staff completed a large-scale renumbering campaign in the spring of 2017. This collection was previously cataloged as SC 2004.
Evans, Thomas J. http://leo.jmu.edu/record=b2049802~S0 Richmond, Va.: H.K. Ellyson, 1847.
Wayland, John W. http://leo.jmu.edu/record=b1583050~S0 1930. Reprint, Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company, Inc., 1996.