Comprises minute book of Independent Order of Oddfellows, Pwllheli district, 1841 - 1890. Includes auditors' and examiners' reports, questions of jurisdiction, appointment of delegates, measures regarding arrears, decisions on appeals and acts of benevolence.
Minute Book of Independent Order of Oddfellows
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- ReferenceGB 222 BMSS IOO
- Dates of Creation1841 August 10 - 1890 December 30
- Name of Creator
- Language of MaterialEnglish.
- Physical Description1 item
Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
The Independent Order of Oddfellows is a fraternal organisation which evolved from the medieval trade guilds in the City of London during the 17th century, with branches throughout the UK and worldwide. The name Oddfellows was originally used to describe a society that accepted members from different trades and walks of life who came together to provide mutual aid.
The district division of the Independent Order of Oddfellows based at Pwllheli in Gwynedd, (formerly Caernarfonshire) north Wales passed a resolution in 1843 providing for the transfer of the organisation's headquarters to nearby Caernarfon.
This item is incorporated into the General Collection of Bangor Manuscripts .
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Donated to the University of Wales, Bangor by Ms Jane Davies of Menai Bridge, on 28 June 1928
Description compiled by Anne Lenaghan, June 2002.
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Item level word-processed list is available at the Archives Department, University of Wales, Bangor. Reference number: General Collection of Bangor Manuscripts: 408
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