Fonds P246 - King Edward Lodge, No. 78, Freemasons (North Hatley) fonds

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King Edward Lodge, No. 78, Freemasons (North Hatley) fonds

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ca. 1.11 l.m. of textual records.

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King Edward Lodge, No. 78, was instituted on June 24, 1905, at the chapel in North Hatley, in the District of St. Francis, on the day of its founding meeting, at which were present the Most Wor. Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Ancient Free and Accepted Masons of the Province of Quebec and several officers of the Grand Lodge of Quebec. The Grand Master authorized the formation of King Edward Lodge and appointed its first officers. It then received its warrant on January 31, 1906.

On September 14, 2011, King Edward Lodge, No. 78, along with Lingwick Lodge, No. 79, amalgamated with Friendship Lodge, No. 66, and its members continued to belong to Friendship Lodge, operating in North Hatley.

Now in 2023, the chapel, located at 3425 Chemin Capelton in North Hatley, still appears to be a Masonic meeting place.

Custodial history

Following the amalgamation of the Freemason Lodges of Lingwick, Cookshire, Sawyerville, East Angus, Lac-Mégantic and North Hatley, their files were transferred to Friendship Lodge, No. 66, in North Hatley.

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The fonds contains primary source material on King Edward Lodge, No. 78, from early 1900 to 2011 in North Hatley. It consists primarily of minutes, correspondence, attendance registers, returns, treasurer's accounting books, applications, and membership dues. The fonds is comprised of the following series: Constituent Documents ([19--?]-1986), Administration (1905-2006), Finances (1905-2004), and Membership ([19--?]-2011).

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Fair to poor. Some items exhibit mould damage. Dry Methods for Surface Cleaning of Paper was done on those items which required cleaning in May 2023 by Joanie Tetreault.

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Fonds donated by Friendship Lodge, No. 66, Freemasons (Cookshire, Sawyerville, and North Hatley) in 2020.


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Researchers may also consult Friendship Lodge, No. 66, Freemasons (Cookshire, Sawyerville, and North Hatley) fonds (P263).


No further accruals are expected.

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The fonds was processed by Joanie Tétreault, archives technician, under the supervision of Jazmine Aldrich in 2023 courtesy of funding from Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec.

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