Guide to the Knights of Phythias. Resolute Lodge No. 16 (Mercur, Utah) ledger,
1897-1902

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Overview of the Collection

Creator: Knights of Phythias. Lodge No. 16 (Mercur, Utah)
Title: Knights of Phythias. Resolute Lodge No. 16 (Mercur, Utah) ledger
Dates: 1897-1902 ( inclusive )
Quantity: 1 volume
Collection Number: USU_CaineMss025
Summary: Ledger records the lodge meetings of Resolute, No. 16 of Mercur Utah during the years of 1897 through December of 1902.
Repository: Utah State University. Special Collections and Archives
Manuscript Collection

Merrill-Cazier Library
Utah State University
3000 Old Main Hill
Logan, UT 84322-3000
Phone: 435 797-2663
Fax: 435 797-2880
Email: scweb@usu.edu

Languages: Collection materials are in English. 
Sponsor: Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grant, 2007-2008

Historical Note

The Knights of Pythias was a secret order established in 1864 in Washington, D.C. The organization was social and fraternal and was quite active in 19th century Utah. In 1900 there were 17 lodges throughout the state.

Content Description

Ledger records the lodge meetings of Resolute, No. 16 of Mercur Utah during the years of 1897 through December of 1902. Significant is the fact that the town of Mercur, Utah burned down in June of 1902. Entries continue for six months after the fire. The Lodge met on a weekly basis. Entries usually indicate number, attending, financial status and standard lodge business.

Use of the Collection

Restrictions on Access :  Restrictions

Open to public research.

Restrictions on Use :  Copyright

It is the responsibility of the user to obtain permission to publish from the owner of the copyright (the institution, the creator of the record, the author or his/her transferees, heirs, legates, or literary executors). The user agrees to indemnify and hold harmless the Utah State University Libraries, its officers, employees, and agents from and against all claims made by any person asserting that he or she is an owner of copyright.

Permission to publish material from the Knights of Phythias. Resolute Lodge No. 16 (Mercur, Utah) ledger must be obtained from the Special Collections Manuscript Curator and/or the Special Collections Department Head.

Preferred Citation :  

Knights of Phythias. Resolute Lodge No. 16 (Mercur, Utah) ledger, 1897-1902. (Caine Mss 025) Utah State University. Special Collections & Archives Department.

Administrative Information

Arrangement :

Collection consist of a single volume.

Acquisition Information :  

This ledger was found in a thrift store in Brigham city, Utah and represents one of the few extant records from Mercur.


Detailed Description of the Collection

Knights of Phythias. Resolute Lodge No. 16 (Mercur, Utah) ledger 1897-1902

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  • Knights of Phythias. Resolute Lodge No. 16 (Mercur, Utah)

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