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M-599 Excelsior Lodge No. 18, IOOF Financial Ledger

ABSTRACT: Financial ledger for the I.O.O.F. Excelsior Lodge No. 18.

SCOPE: This ledger contains records of financial transactions for the I.O.O.F. Excelsior Lodge No. 18, dating between 1904 and 1922. Several pages also include signed approvals by auditing committees, and a letter to the lodge’s secretary is tucked between two pages. A label for the St. Louis-based F.A. Wagenfuehr Bookbinding Company is pasted to the inside front cover. The name of the lodge and a Three Links symbol are also stamped on the front of the ledger.

EXTENT: Approximately 144 pages.

HISTORY: The Independent Order of Odd Fellows (I.O.O.F.) is an international fraternal organization originally derived from the England-based Order of Odd Fellows. The Excelsior Lodge No. 18 was housed in the Odd Fellows Hall at the northwest corner of 4th and Locust Streets in downtown St. Louis.

ACCESS: This collection can be viewed on-site in the Rare Book and Manuscripts Reading Room.  Some of the material may be photocopied, digitally scanned or photographed, subject to condition and other access restrictions. Information on conducting research with the archival collections of the Library, including current building hours and reading room policies, can be found on our Research page. The St. Louis Mercantile Library is located on levels one and two of the Thomas Jefferson Library building on the University of Missouri-St. Louis’ north campus.

PREFERRED CITATION: The preferred citation for this collection is “From the Special Collections of the St. Louis Mercantile Library at the University of Missouri – St. Louis."