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Catalog Number 1000.02.07
Collection The Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States(MOLLUS) Records
Object Name Records
Title Group II: Pennsylvania commandery, Series 07: The Soldier's Home of Philadelphia
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 "II. Pennsylvania commandery" dates from 1861 to 1977 and is divided into twelve series: "II.1. Meetings," "II.2. Correspondence," "II.3. Financial records," "II.4. Membership," "II.5. Publications," "II.6. United Service Club," "II.7. The Soldier's Home of Philadelphia," "II.8. Gettysburg," "II.9. Scrapbooks," "II.10. In memoriam," "II.11. Miscellaneous," and "II.12. Photographs."

The series "II.7. The Soldier's Home of Philadelphia" dates from 1866 to 1940 and contains correspondence, materials regarding Western Provident Society and Children's Home, documents regarding the Educational Home for Boys, and documents regarding the Mt. Moriah Burial Lot. This series is arranged by subject, and then chronologically within each subject.
Dates of Creation 1866-1940
Year Range from 1866
Year Range to 1940
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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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Containers Correspondence and miscellaneous records
Wester Provident Society and Children's Home
Educational Home for Boys, agreements, correspondence, list of boys, withdrawals
Mt. Moriah Burial Lot, record book
Mt. Moriah Burial Lot, trustees reports
Mt. Morial Burial Lot, correspondence and general records
Mt. Moriah Burial Lot, cash book and ledger
Mt. Moriah Burial Lot, sketch of monument
Mt. Moriah Burial Lot, charts