- Printed articles on the society and temperance, 1895-1956;
- Broadsheet article on Alcohol: fun or folly a special supplement published by the Methodist Recorder in co-operation with the United Kingdom Band of Hope Union, undated.
Records of the Independent Order of Rechabites, Glasgow, temperance organisation, Glasgow, Scotland
Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
The Independent Order of Rechabites began in Salford, England in 1835 . It took its name from the Old Testament leader Rechab who instructed his tribe to refrain from drinking alcohol. Applicants wishing to become members of the Order were required to sign a pledge of total abstinence. The first Scottish branch was Caledonian No 73, which opened in January 1838 . The branches spread so quickly that to co-ordinate the movement in Scotland an Edinburgh District was created by the end of that year. The Glasgow branch of The Independent Order of Rechabites opened in the 1840s. It is now recognised as a Friendly Society. The trading name of the Rechabite Friendly Society Ltd is now Healthy Investment. http://www.healthyinvestment.co.uk
The arrangement of this material reflects the original order in which it was received
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Deposit: Mr Reid: date unknown
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Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements
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Formerly held by the society in Bath Street, Glasgow, Scotland.
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Fonds level description created by Andrew Thomson, Hub Project Archivist, 17 December 2004. Additional cataloguing and revisions by Alma Topen, Senior Assistant Archivist (Cataloguing), Sept 2012.