There are various levels of membership and degrees within the Odd Fellows: the subordinate lodge assigned to new members, the Encampment, and the highest branch, the Patriarchs Militant. In Rockland these were called Knox Lodge No. 29, Rockland Encampment No. 36, and the Patriarchs Militant Canton Lafayette No. 18. The ladies’ auxiliary in Rockland was called Miriam Rebekah Lodge No. 33.Scope and Content Note
Most of the records are from the subordinate lodge, Knox Lodge No. 29, and include applications for membership, general correspondence, correspondence about sickness and funeral benefits, financial records, and copies of proclamations issued by the national and state lodges.
Records of the Rockland Encampment No. 36 are also found in the collection and include applications for membership, correspondence and copies of invoices.
There is also a small amount of information from both the Patriarchs Militant Canton Lafayette No. 18 and the Miriam Rebekah Lodge No. 33.Contents of Box
Knox Lodge No. 29
1 Applications for membership, degrees, 1913-1981
2 Correspondence, 1884-1976
3-4 Correspondence re sickness and benefits, 1886-1943
5 Proclamations, etc., 1909-1970
6 Financial records, receipts, etc., 1894-1983
Rockland Encampment No. 36
8 Applications for membership, 1922-1976
9 Correspondence, 1916-1936, 1975
10 Financial records, receipts, etc., 1930-1976
Patriarchs Militant Canton Lafayette No. 18
11 Proclamations, etc., 1928-1940
Miriam Rebekah Lodge No. 33
12 Bills, etc., 1915-1937
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