1890 Printed Constitution & Manuscript Lodge Membership & Business Records of the Independent Order of Good Templars, of the State of New York
(Americana - 19th Century - Temperance - Independent Order of Good Templars - Long Island NY)

Syracuse, NY: D.W. Hooker, G.S., 1890. F 6 pages of preliminary material, including four pages printed double column with this Temperance organization's Constitution, which includes an appendix, noting the rules governing the lodge's regalia, badges and cards. Containing circa 50 pages of manuscript material, including lists of names, dues, attendance and other written materials for the local membership. The numbered name column matches with later pages' indications of dues and payments. No lodge name entered on the title page's blank line printed for that purpose; however, the membership list notes residence location and nearly every name is associated with East Moriches (Long Island, NY) including men and women lodge member residents, who have each 'signed on' in their own hand: Bertha E. Tuthill; Jacob H. Miller; Thos. N. Lanphier; Manta Raclier; John E. Buber; Riley P. Howell; Henrietta Howell; Sadie J. Howell; William J. Jarvis; Marion R. Miller; W. Frank Smith; Mary E. Smith; Malaga S. Hand; Ada H. Reeve; Edwina B., Justin and Mamie Howell; Bertha M. Carter; Maria Robinson; Henry E. Reeve; B. Winfield Raynor; Lincoln Day; H. Jay Chichester; Clarence and Ada L. Raynor; Elizabeth Hulse; Hattie E. Reeve and a couple of dozen more names. Additionally, some of the names have their age associated with them; many are teenagers. Printed at Rochester Lithographing and Printing Company, 176 N. Water St., Rochester, N.Y. Approx. 8 1/2" x 13 3/4" size; bound in marbled paper covered boards, black leather corners; front cover printed paper title label, "Constitution Book." Spine covering gone, pages loosened, covers very rubbed and worn; written section contents with occasional soiling and wear; legible and in good condition. Good Hardcover (Item ID: 25660)


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