Guide to the Ledgers of Penns Grove (N.J.)1848-1934MG 1616

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Descriptive Summary

Historical Note

Scope and Content Note

Arrangement

Restrictions

Access Points

Administrative Information

Bibliography

Series Descriptions and Container List

Series 1: Miscellaneous, 1871-1934

Series 2: Mural Lodge, 1848-1901

Guide to the Ledgers of Penns Grove (N.J.)1848-1934MG 1616Inventory prepared by Lynn E. Gates.

Guide to the Ledgers of Penns Grove (N.J.)
1848-1934

MG 1616



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Inventory prepared by Lynn E. Gates.

Finding aid encoded by Lynn E. Gates. November 2003. Production of the EAD 2002 version of this finding aid was made possible by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Finding aid written in English.

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Penns Grove (N.J.)
Title: Penns Grove (N.J.) Ledgers
Dates:1848-1934
Abstract: The Penns Grove (N.J.) Ledgers, 1848-1943, consists of ledgers and notebooks, with some single page contracts and some loose paper that appears to have been torn out of notebooks.
Quantity: 0.75 linear feet + 1 flat, oversize box
Collection Number: MG 1616

Historical Note

New Castle, Delaware was founded in 1651 as Fort Casimir, it was intended to give the Dutch control over river traffic. Thirty-one years after New Castle's founding William Penn took possession of the area. In 1704 Delaware separated from Penn's other lands and New Castle became its colonial capital.

The Mural Lodge No. 86 I.O.O.F. was a chartered Lodge of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows. The Independent Order of Odd Fellows started in England during the 18th century. The first officially chartered lodge in the United States was the Washington Lodge No. 1, which was chartered in 1820. After expanding and adding more lodges it separated from the English lodge in 1834 and created the Independent Order of Odd Fellows in North America (United States and Canada). In 1851 the Degree of Rebekah was started for wives and daughters of Odd Fellow members. It later developed into it's own Lodges, of which the Samaritan Lodge is one.

Penns Grove, New Jersey is located in the Upper Penns Neck Township, in Salem County. The town is situated on the Delaware River across from Wilmington, Pennsylvania. At one time Penns Grove was a resort and post town, there was also a stagecoach line running between it and Salem. Penns Neck and Penns Grove where named in honor of William Penn.

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Scope and Content Note

The Penns Grove (N.J.) Ledgers, 1848-1943, with most items dating from the 1870s-1890s. The collection mostly consists of ledgers and notebooks, with some single page contracts and some loose paper that appears to have been torn out of notebooks. The ledgers are filled with member lists or treasury accounts, while the notebooks have minutes from meetings written in them.

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Arrangement

This collection is arranged in two series:

Series 1: Miscellaneous, 1871-1934

Series 2: Mural Lodge, 1848-1901

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

There are no access restrictions on this collection.

Photocopying of materials is limited and no materials may be photocopied without permission from library staff.

Use Restrictions

Researchers wishing to publish, reproduce, or reprint materials from this collection must obtain permission.

The New Jersey Historical Society complies with the copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code), which governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions and protects unpublished materials as well as published materials.

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Access Points

The entries below represent persons, organizations, topics, and forms documented in this collection.
Subject Organizations:
Independent Order of Odd Fellows. Mural Lodge No. 86 (Penns Grove, N.J.)
Subject Places:
New Castle (Del.)
Penns Grove (N.J.)
Document Types:
Bookkeeping records.
Church records.
Ledgers (account books)
Log (records)
Minutes.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

This collection should be cited as: Manuscript Group 1616, Penns Grove (N.J.) Ledgers, The New Jersey Historical Society.

Acquisition Information

The source of this collection is unknown.

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Bibliography

The Sovereign Grand Lodge Independent Order of Odd Fellow. 4 Apr 2003. Sovereign Grand Lodge Independent Order of Odd Fellows. Retrieved on 29 Aug 2003. http://www.ioof.org

Penns Grove History. 2002. Penns Grove History.com. Retreived on 29 Aug 2003. http://www.pennsgrovehistory.com

City of New Castle, Delaware. 2000 Mayor and Council of New Castle, Delaware. Retreived on 29 Aug 2003. http://www.newcastlecity.net

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Series Descriptions and Container List

 

Series 1: Miscellaneous, 1871-1934

Scope and Content:

This series includes ledgers and minutes from various churches and the Penn's Grove School Board, and are arranged chronologically.

BoxFolderTitleDate
11Samaritan Lodge Ledger1871
12Tomlinson's Church Envelope and General Collection Record1881-1896
13Church Treasurer's Record[1885?]-1896 Apr
14Church Treasurer's Book1890-1934
15Penns Grove, New Jersey School Board1892-1898
16Teachers contract formsundated
17Journal: First Baptist Church of Penn's Grove1894-1896
18Canvassing Book: Penns Grove1895

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Series 2: Mural Lodge, 1848-1901

Scope and Content:

This series includes meeting minutes, member lists, contracts, and ledgers from the Mural Lodge.

BoxFolderTitleDate
21Mural Lodge Constitution and Meeting Minutes1859-1888
22Mural Lodge meeting minutes1891-1892
Folder TitleDate
3Mural Lodge documents:
BoxFolderTitleDate
OS1Mural Lodge Membership Record[1848-1896]
OS2Mural Lodge Annual Record1867-1888
OS3Mural Lodge Annual Record1893-1906

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