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Pembrokeshire Record Office
Independent Order of Rechabites, Pembrokeshire District, records

Reference code(s): GB 0213 DSO/8

Held at: Pembrokeshire Record Office

Title: Records of the Independent Order of Rechabites in Pembrokeshire

Short Title: Independent Order of Rechabites, Pembrokeshire District, records

Creation date(s): 1865-1966

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: (26 items)

Name of creator(s): Independent Order of Rechabites. Pembrokeshire District

CONTEXT

Administrative/Biographical history: The Independent Order of Rechabites was a friendly society which was formed in Salford, Lancashire, in 1835. In common with other friendly societies, the Rechabites provided mutual aid for its members. However the society also promoted temperance, which was a condition of membership. The Order was made up of branches, known as Tents, which were grouped into Districts. There were also Juvenile Tents for the under-16s. The Pembrokeshire 'tents', including Pembrokeshire Castle Tent (No. 1468), Pembroke Castle Juvenile Tent(No. 584), Dyffryn Clethus Tent (No. 4746), and Rose of Cambria Tent (No. 895), formed District Number 69 (Pembrokeshire District).

CONTENT

Scope and content/abstract: Records of Independent Order of Rechabites, District 69 (Pembrokeshire), 1865-1966, comprising Pembrokeshire District minutes, 1865-1913; Pembrokeshire Castle Tent records, 1883-1949, including minutes, 1887-1949, and registers of members, 1916-1946; Pembroke Castle Juvenile Tent accounts, 1918-1951; Dyffryn Clethus Tent contribution book, 1900-1939; Rose of Cambria Tent minutes, 1887-1950; District Secretaries Association records, 1905-1966; and pamphlets, [19th century]-[20th century].

ACCESS AND USE

Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement: Arranged into the following: Pembrokeshire District Number 69; Pembrokeshire Castle Tent Number 1468; Pembroke Castle Juvenile Tent Number 584; Dyffryn Clethus Tent 4746; Rose of Cambria Tent 895; District Secretaries Association; and miscellaneous.

Conditions governing access: No restrictions

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright regulations apply

Finding aids: Hard copies of the catalogue are available at Pembrokeshire Record Office and the National Register of Archives.

ARCHIVAL INFORMATION

Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records have been retained

Accruals: Accruals are not expected

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition: Deposited per Mr G. A. Dickman, County Librarian, 1969.

ALLIED MATERIALS

DESCRIPTION NOTES

Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds

Archivist's note: Compiled by Rhys Jones for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Pembrokeshire Record Office, Records of the Independent Order of Rechabites, catalogue; Franklin, Alan Geoffrey, 'The Independent Order of Rechabites in the Isle of Man' (University of Liverpool, unpublished MA thesis, 1999) available at the Centre for Manx Studies website (http://dbweb.liv.ac.uk/manninagh/), viewed 4 July 2005.

Rules or conventions: This description follows ANW guidelines based on ISAD(G) second edition, AACR2, and LCSH

Date(s) of descriptions: July 2005


INDEX ENTRIES
Subjects
Friendly societies | Wales | Pembrokeshire
Independent Order of Rechabites | Archives
Temperance | Wales | Pembrokeshire

Personal names

Corporate names
Independent Order of Rechabites | District Secretaries Association
Independent Order of Rechabites | Pembrokeshire Castle Tent
Independent Order of Rechabites | Pembrokeshire District

Places
Pembrokeshire (Wales)

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