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IODE, Major Robert Mutrie Chapter fonds
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[19-?], predominant 1952-2007 (Creation)
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ca. 30 cm of textual records
ca. 150 photographs : b&w and col. prints
2 framed documents
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The Major Robert Mutrie Chapter of the IODE (Imperial Order of the Daughters of the Empire) was founded at the start of the Second World War by Alice Elizabeth Mutrie. She was married to Major Robert Mutrie for whom the chapter was named. Major Mutrie died in action during the First World War at St. Eloi in 1916. The chapter received its charter in November 29, 1939. The motto of the Major Robert Mutrie Chapter is: Honour before Honours.
Local projects for this chapter have included providing books and scholarships to local area schools, assisting local families with needed food or clothing supplies, welcoming of immigrants, planning events for founder’s day and organizing fashion shows and other activities to raise money for charitable projects. Members also assisted with meals on wheels programs and home care services offered by the Victoria Order of Nurses. In addition to local projects the chapter raised funds for overseas projects.
For additional information on the IODE in Guelph see Helen Brimmell's article: The IODE in Guelph, 1909-1997, in the Guelph Historical Society's publication, Historic Guelph, volume XXXVI, 1997, p. 37-55.
Prior to their transfer to Guelph Public Library, the records were in the custody of Mary Burgess.
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This fonds consists of minutes, scrapbooks, framed documents, financial records, a photograph album and ephemera created, collected, or maintained by the IODE, Major Robert Mutrie Chapter of Guelph.
This fonds is organized into six series.
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Donor-held copyright in these records has been transferred to the Guelph Public Library. Permission of the Guelph Public Library is required for publication.
See series descriptions for more details on available listings for these records.
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No further accruals of records are expected.
A membership list dated 1939 - 2012 is available. Please speak with the Guelph Public Library Archivist.
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Revised September 2018.