Fonds F014 - Lady Patricia Ladies Orange Benevolent Association No. 256 fonds

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Lady Patricia Ladies Orange Benevolent Association No. 256 fonds

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CA ON00408 F014

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  • 1918-1954 (Creation)

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0.19 m of textual records
2 photographs

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(1918-[after 1954])

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Lady Patricia Ladies Orange Benevolent Association No. 256 was a primary (local) lodge of the women's auxiliary of the Orange Order, a Protestant fraternal organization, in North Bay, Ontario. The lodge was named in honour of Princess Patricia of Connaught, a granddaughter of Queen Victoria, and its first meeting was on March 30, 1918. Like the male lodges of the Orange Order, Ladies Orange Benevolent Association lodges had a Masonic-style structure and system of degrees, and its members took part in charitable and social activities. It is unknown when Lady Patricia Ladies Orange Benevolent Association No. 256 was disbanded, but records indicate it was active until at least the mid 1950s.

Custodial history

Records were donated by Graeme Martin, Grand Secretary of the Provincial Grand Orange Lodge of Ontario West, to Nipissing University's Institute for Community Studies and Oral History (ICSOH) on November 22, 2004. The records were transferred to Archives by Francoise Noel in 2014.

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Fonds reflects the administration of Lady Patricia Ladies Orange Benevolent Association No. 256, particularly its membership, finances, and meetings. Records are arranged into two series: Dues books and membership rolls, and Minute books. The fonds also contains 2 photographs and a treasurer book that are not part of any series.

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    The image linked to this description (ladies_orange_benevolent_assocation_no_256_1931.jpg) is a detail of a panorama group portrait of the delegates at the Ladies Orange Benevolent Association Provincial Grand Lodge Ontario West convention in North Bay in March 1931. The photograph is <a href="" target="_blank">item 0003-09</a>.

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    Nipissing University and Canadore College Archives and Special Collections

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    Created February 18, 2015 by Peter Houston

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    • English

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