Rules and orders to be observed by a society of tradesmen and inhabitants in and near the town of Builth in the county of Brecon, 1807.
1 item : parchment ; 860 x 678 mm.
- Fraternal organizations -- Great Britain.
Breconshire (Wales) -- History -- 19th century.
- Bylaws (administrative records)
Manuscripts, English -- 19th century.
- Rules of a men's society organized to raise funds by subscription for mutual relief in case of sickenss or infirmity, dated January 1, 1807, with signatures of 28 members of the society. The 29 rules, concerning admission of members, payment of contributions, protocol of meetings, procedures for claiming relief, and standards of behavior for members, are written in 2 columns, with 8 of the rules crossed out, in whole or in part, at a later date. The corners of the document are trimmed or damaged. The society held meetings every 3 weeks at the Black Lion Inn in Builth, and "Old Black Lion Friendly Society" is inscribed on the verso.
- Local notes:
- Acquired for the Penn Libraries with assistance from the Alumni and Friends Memorial Book Fund.
- Penn Provenance:
- Sold by Samuel Gedge Ltd. (Mundesley, England), cat. 8 (2010), no. 15.
- Cited as:
- UPenn Ms. Oversize 41
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