Tarboro Temperance Society Minutes, 1859, 1880

Manuscript Collection #526

  • Descriptive Summary
    Title: Tarboro Temperance Society Minutes
    Creator: Tarboro Temperance Society (Tarboro, N.C.)
    Repository: ECU Manuscript Collection
    Language: English
    Abstract: Minutes (1859, 1880) including Blue Book containing Sons of Temperance rituals, note book containing minutes, list of members, notations, diagram, passwords, etc.
    Extent: 0.11 Cubic feet, 2 items , consisting of a Blue Book (1859) containing Sons of Temperance rituals, and a notebook (January 9 - December 10, 1880) containing minutes, lists of members, and notations of the Tarboro Temperance Society.
  • Description

    The notebook of minutes of the Tarboro Temperance Society (N.C.) kept from January 9, 1880, to December 10, 1880, contains an account of new members installed, resolution for admitting women, members expelled for various reasons, and amounts collected for dues and fines at the meetings. A list of the membership is included in the back of the minute book.

    The Blue Book of rituals and procedures of the Sons of Temperance was published in 1859, and listed there are all the officers, representatives, and committees for the national society. Also found is the emblem with a detailed description of its significance, passwords, and their different relevant situations concerning proper use, specific rules for the use of the gavel and the care and responsibility of the ritual book during and between meetings, detailed descriptions of regalia, and a diagram of the placement of officers and brothers during meetings. The rituals included are: opening service, order of business, ceremony of initiation, closing service, installation service, and suggested music selections for the society.

  • Administrative Information
    Accessions Information

    March 27, 1987, 1 volume, minutes (1880) of Tarboro, N.C., temperance society

    May 19, 1987, 1 volume, ritual blue book for Sons of Temperance. Donor: Mr. B. M. Bass, Jr., Tarboro, N.C.

    Acquisition Information

    Gift of Mr. B. M. Bass, Jr.

    Access Restrictions

    No restrictions

    Copyright Notice

    Literary rights to specific documents are retained by the authors or their descendants in accordance with U.S. copyright law.

    Preferred Citation

    Tarboro Temperance Society Minutes (#526), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.

    Processing Information

    Processed by V. Leary, September 1987

    Encoded by Apex Data Services

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