|Collection||The Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States(MOLLUS) Records|
|Title||Group III: State Commanderies, Series 03: Maine, Subseries 02: Correspondence|
|Scope & Content||
The MOLLUS collection dates from 1857 to 2012. The majority of the collection consists of record books, meeting records, scrapbooks, correspondence, financial records, registers, published addresses, membership records, photograph books, photographs of members, and songbooks. The collection documents the administration and membership of MOLLUS since its creation, focusing primarily on the Commandery-in-Chief and the Pennsylvania Commandery, but also covering other states, as well as the sister organization Dames of the Loyal Legion of the United States (DOLLUS).
The group "III. State commanderies" dates from 1865 to 1966 and is divided into four series: "III.1. District of Columbia (DC)," "III.2. Illinois," "III.3. Maine," and "III.4. Assorted states."
The series "III.3. Maine" dates from 1865 to 1951 and is divided into six subseries: "III.3.1. Minutes," "III.3.2. Correspondence," "III.3.3. Financial records," "III.3.4. Membership," "III.3.5. Publications," and "III.3.6. Miscellaneous."
The subseries "III.3.2. Correspondence" dates from 1866 to 1945 and contains materials related to the founding, dissolution, and re-founding of the commandery; correspondence involving the recorder; a letter from Major General Oliver Otis Howard about Gettysburg; and general correspondence. This subseries is arranged alphabetically by author, and then chronologically within each correspondent.
|Dates of Creation||1866-1945|
|Year Range from||1866|
|Year Range to||1945|
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|Legal Status||On loan from The Military Order of The Loyal Legion of The United States (MOLLUS).|
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Founding, dissolution, and re-founding of the commandery
General, front matter B-C-E-F-H-I-J-N-R
Letter from Major General Oliver Otis Howard about Gettysburg