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Sons of Temperance, Waddington, N.Y. Collection

An inventory of the collection at Syracuse University

Finding aid created by: [Summit record]
Date: 2001-01-01

Biographical History

The Sons of Temperance is an international organization dedicated to temperance and the teetotalism lifestyle. Purported to have been founded in the 1840s, the society is no longer influential in the United States, though there are active chapters abroad in countries such as England.

Little is known about James Seddy, other than he was a member of Sons of Temperance and for some reason honorably withdrew from the Western New York division of the society.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Sons of Temperance, Waddington, N.Y. Collection consists solely of memorabilia. It contains a certificate belonging to James Seddy which appears to serve as a withdrawal card. The collection also contains a bound volume used by the Waddington N.Y. division of the society; it contains records of dues taken in cash and for regular or initiation purposes.

Arrangement of the Collection

The collection is arranged by type of item.


Access Restrictions:

The majority of our archival and manuscript collections are housed offsite and require advanced notice for retrieval. Researchers are encouraged to contact us in advance concerning the collection material they wish to access for their research.

Use Restrictions:

Written permission must be obtained from SCRC and all relevant rights holders before publishing quotations, excerpts or images from any materials in this collection.

Related Material

The library holds other collections related to social activism and reform. Please refer to the SCRC Subject Index for a complete listing.

Subject Headings


Seddy, James.


Temperance -- Societies, etc.


Waddington (N.Y.)

Genres and Forms

Minutes (administrative records)

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Preferred citation for this material is as follows:

Sons of Temperance, Waddington, N.Y. records
Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries

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