Minute Book of Independent Order of Oddfellows

Scope and Content

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.

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 .

Access Information

Open to all users

Acquisition Information

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.

Other Finding Aids

Item level word-processed list is available at the Archives Department, University of Wales, Bangor. Reference number: General Collection of Bangor Manuscripts: 408

Conditions Governing Use

Usual copyright conditions apply. Reprographics are made at the discretion of the Archivist.