Manuscript Collection

Knights of Honor Address - Accession 83 - M34 (36)

Title

Knights of Honor Address - Accession 83 - M34 (36)

Files

Identifier

Accession 83 - M34 (36)

Inclusive Dates

ca. 1888

Restrictions

Open under the rules and regulations of the Louise Pettus Archives and Special Collections

Collection Size

4 pieces

Language

English

Historical Note

The Knights of Honor were a fraternal order and secret society in the United States in the late 19th and early twentieth centuries. The Knights were a fraternal beneficiary society that distributed sick benefits and death benefits to members based on their age and contributions to the order.

Scope and Content Note

The Knights of Honor Address is an address given at an unknown subordinate lodge that describes the founding of the organization and its mission to provide for families of deceased members and binding in fraternal bonds those who became members as well as espousing the accomplishments of the local lodge. The Knights of Honor, according to the report, was organized in Louisville, Kentucky in 1873 and the text mentions the founding as being 15 years prior thus dating the address as being 1888. At the time of the report it claimed 125,000 members and 3500 lodges.

Provenance

The Knights of Honor Address was donated by Mrs. John R. Landon, Sr. on March 15, 1977.

Keywords

Fraternal Organizations, Fraternal Orders, Insurance

Copyright

For information concerning copyright please contact the Louise Pettus Archives and Special Collections at Winthrop University.

Knights of Honor Address - Accession 83 - M34 (36)

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