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Woman's Christian Temperance Union. Moira Chapter (Franklin Co., N.Y.) Minute Books

Identifier: Mss. Acc. 2010.102

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Scope and Contents

Minute books of the Woman's Christian Temperance Union, Moira Chapter (Franklin Co., N.Y.) for the years 1905-1906, 1911-1912 and 1939-1944.

The following information was provided by the seller and has not been verified for accuracy:

"Recorded are meeting minutes, including details of Bible passages read, songs and hymns sung, readings from temperance and family related materials, food eaten, treasury updates, details of charitable contributions both monetary and of goods, etc. A list of members can be found in the last few pages of each volume.

Subjects covered include the evils of patent medicine, tobacco,and certain foods as well as alcohol.

The 1939 journal also includes a small pamphlet, three membership cards and a receipt for 50 programs from Charles H. Smith Publisher of Facts and Fallacies of Brushton, NY."

For excerpts, also provided by the seller, click the Box link to the right.


  • Creation: 1905-1912, 1939-1944

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Biographical / Historical

According to a notation in the collection, the Moira chapter of the Woman's Christian Temperance Union was founded on Dec. 14, 1887 by Mrs. Decker.


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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Ebay purchase.

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