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Ancient Order of Foresters certificate

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0096 MS1162
Held at: Senate House Library, University of London
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Full title: Ancient Order of Foresters certificate
Date(s): 1863
Level of description: Fonds
Extent: 1 item
Name of creator(s): Ancient Order of Foresters
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Administrative/Biographical history:

The Ancient Order of Foresters was founded in 1834 although it originated as the Royal Foresters in the previous century. The order is a friendly society devoted to assisting members in need. It expanded rapidly and reached Canada, the United States, South Africa, the West Indies, Australia and New Zealand: "courts" were branches. The primary court was in Leeds. The Foresters Friendly Society continues its work to this day.


Scope and content/abstract:

Certificate of Ancient Order of Foresters membership for Edward Papsworth of the Widows and Orphans branch (court number 1840), Jun 1863.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:


System of arrangement:

1 item

Conditions governing access:

Open for research. 24 hours advance notice must be given

Conditions governing reproduction:

May be copied.

Finding aids:

Fonds level description is also on the ULRLS on-line archives catalogue.

Archival Information

Archival history:

Transferred from Senate House Library.

Immediate source of acquisition:

Senate House Library.

Allied Materials

Related material:

Publication note:

Description Notes

Archivist's note:

Rules or conventions:
General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal Place and Corporate Names 1997.

Date(s) of descriptions:
2008-11-04, Richard Temple

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