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dc.contributor.authorWilliams, Edie
dc.descriptionThe Loyal Orange Association of British America is a Protestant fraternal society. The Loyal Orange Association originated in Ulster, Ireland during the late eighteenth century. Its purpose was to promote Protestant rights and privileges. The association was exclusively Protestant, fraternal, democratic, and benevolent. Orange principles were brought to Upper Canada by Protestant Irish settlers after 1815. The first Canadian Orange Lodge was formally established in Brockville, Leeds County, 1830. By the late 19th and early 20th century, the Loyal Orange Association of British North America had gained considerable popularity and political influence. Many prominent politicians, including several prime ministers, were members. Orangemen were particularly concerned with issues such as separate school funding, language rights, immigration, religious freedom and conscription. Further, they demanded the execution of Louis Riel and opposed the Jesuits Estates settlement. Administrative sketch courtesy Archives of Ontario.en_US
dc.description.abstractThe collection consists of records accumulated by various lodges of the Loyal Orange Association of British America in the Niagara Region. The collection includes minute books, financial records, related publications and certificates. The collection is comprised of five series: minute books, financial records and roll books, printed and/or published material, papers and records and lastly, certificates and clearance certificates. The collection was originally described by Chantal Cameron.en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries;RG 57
dc.subjectOrangemen -- Ontario -- Societies and clubs -- Historyen_US
dc.subjectLoyal Orange Association of British Americaen_US
dc.subjectMerritton -- Historyen_US
dc.subjectSt. Catharines -- Historyen_US
dc.subjectNiagara Region -- Clubsen_US
dc.subjectGrantham Township -- Historyen_US
dc.subjectGrimsby -- Historyen_US
dc.subjectWainfleet -- Historyen_US
dc.subjectSmithville -- Historyen_US
dc.subjectFonthill -- History -- Sourcesen_US
dc.subjectNiagara-on-the-Lake -- Historyen_US
dc.titleNiagara Lodges of the Loyal Orange Association of British Americaen_US

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