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.
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.
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.
This collection is arranged in two series:
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This collection should be cited as: Manuscript Group 1616, Penns Grove (N.J.) Ledgers, The New Jersey Historical Society.
The source of this collection is unknown.
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