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Gwynedd Archives: Meirionnydd Record Office
Loyal Dovey Lodge of Oddfellows records

Reference code(s): GB 0220 Z/DCP

Held at: Gwynedd Archives: Meirionnydd Record Office

Title: Records of the Loyal Dovey Lodge of Oddfellows

Short Title: Loyal Dovey Lodge of Oddfellows records

Creation date(s): 1851-1972

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: Information to be supplied

Name of creator(s): Loyal Dovey Lodge of the Independent Order of Oddfellows; Loyal Dovey Juvenile Lodge of the Independent Order of Oddfellows; Bera Castle Lodge of the Independent Order of Oddfellows; Sir John Edwards Lodge of the Independent Order of Oddfellows

CONTEXT

Administrative/Biographical history: The Oddfellows are fraternal and benevolent societies, which originated in England in the 18th century. The Independent Order of Oddfellows (Manchester Unity) Friendly Society was founded in about 1810. The Loyal Dovey Lodge of the Independent Order of Oddfellows was part of the Gwalia District, located in Aberdyfi, Merionethshire. The Loyal Dovey Juvenile Lodge amalgamated with the adult lodge in 1938. The Dovey Lodge amalgamated with the Bera Castle Lodge and Sir John Edwards Lodge, Corris, in 1972.

CONTENT

Scope and content/abstract: Records of the Loyal Dovey Lodge of the Independent Order of Oddfellows, 1851-1972, including returns, 1912-1957; valuation papers, 1922-1953; balance sheets, 1907-1957; ledgers, 1941-1968; pence books, 1886-1908; cash books, 1886-1918; contribution book, 1909-1964; analysis books, 1940-1965; night books, 1908-1956; sickness registers, 1914-1961; sickness record cards, 1876-1939; medical certificates, 1949-1971; special rules, [c. 1912]-1938; miscellaneous papers, 1928-1971; records of the Loyal Dovey Juvenile Lodge, 1897-1938, including returns, 1911-1932; contribution books, 1897-1938; letters, 1922-1938; Bera Castle Lodge records, 1951-1972; Sir John Edwards Lodge, Corris, records, 1926-1972; and Manchester Unity publications, 1851-1972.

ACCESS AND USE

Language/scripts of material: English, Welsh

System of arrangement: Arranged into the following: Loyal Dovey Lodge; Loyal Dovey Juvenile Lodge; Bera Castle Lodge; Sir John Edwards Lodge, Corris; and Manchester Unity publications.

Conditions governing access: No restrictions

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright regulations apply.

Finding aids: Hard copies of the catalogue are available in Meirionnydd Archives and Caernarfon Record Office.

ARCHIVAL INFORMATION

Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records deposited at Meirionnydd Archives have been retained.

Accruals: Accruals are possible

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

ALLIED MATERIALS

DESCRIPTION NOTES

Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds. The collection includes some printed material pre-dating the creation of the Aberdyfi lodges.

Archivist's note: Compiled by Richard Burman for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Archifdy Meirionnydd Archives, Records of the Loyal Dovey Lodge of the Independent Order of Oddfellows - Manchester Unity Friendly Societies, catalogue; Association of Friendly Societies website (www.afs.org.uk/), viewed 3 November 2004.

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

Date(s) of descriptions: November 2004


INDEX ENTRIES
Subjects
Friendly societies | Wales | Gwynedd
Independent Order of Odd Fellows. | Manchester Unity. | Bera Castle Lodge | Archives
Independent Order of Odd Fellows. | Manchester Unity. | Loyal Dovey Juvenile Lodge | Archives
Independent Order of Odd Fellows. | Manchester Unity. | Loyal Dovey Lodge | Archives
Independent Order of Odd Fellows. | Manchester Unity. | Sir John Edwards Lodge | Archives

Personal names

Corporate names
Independent Order of Odd Fellows | Manchester Unity. | Bera Castle Lodge
Independent Order of Odd Fellows | Manchester Unity. | Loyal Dovey Juvenile Lodge
Independent Order of Odd Fellows | Manchester Unity. | Loyal Dovey Lodge
Independent Order of Odd Fellows | Manchester Unity. | Sir John Edwards Lodge

Places
Aberdyfi (Wales)
Corris (Wales)

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