1860-61 UK bound copies of The Odd Fellows Magazine

$100.00 CAD

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Book containing 6 issues of The Odd Fellows New Series from 1860-1861. Articles, poems, stories, travel, political, religious…

Black Library stamp ‘Hamilton &  Gore 1839 Mechanics Institute’. Located in Hamilton Ontario.

Engraved in gold on spine ‘ODD FELLOWS' MAGAZINE VOL II'

Label inside front cover ‘James Way’ (owner?)

Each issue has a ‘signed’ image of an important Odd-Fellow member at front,  image by  W. Morton fc Manchester’

The Odd Fellows’ Magazine New Series

No XIII  January 1st 1860 Vol II  ‘Past G.M. Augustus Greeves, of Victoria’  pages (257-320)

No. XV  July 1860  Vol II  image ‘James Webb, Prov. C.S., Hyde District.’ (pages (385-448)

No. XVI October 1860  Vol II  image ‘James Reynolds, Prov. C.S.’  (pages 449-508)

After the above issues, title page and index:

THE QUARTERLY MAGAZINE  of the Independent order of ODD-FELLOWS
Manchester Unity

Edited by George Frederick Pardon
VOL II New Series
January 1860- October 1860

Manchester 1860


Vol III January 1861 image ‘Jno Richardson. P.G.M.’   (pages 1-64)

Vol III April 1861     Image of ;Bryant Allen, P.P.G.M.'    (pages 65-128)

Vol III  July 1861     image of 'Henry Williams'  (pages 129-192)

Binding solid. Spine has wear. Inside page has chip missing affecting first the images. Couple of pages have stain at bottom. Toning

21.5 x 14.5 x 3 cm

Odd Fellows (or Oddfellows; also Odd Fellowship or Oddfellowship is an international fraternity consisting of lodges first documented in 1730 in London.

Likewise, by the mid-19th century, the Independent Order of Oddfellows Manchester Unity had become the largest and richest fraternal organisation in the United Kingdom


In 1839, the Hamilton & Gore Mechanics’ Institute was established as a private venture. Members had to be at least 18 years old and pay a five-shilling admission fee, plus ten-shilling annually. Remember, English currency was used exclusively in Canada up until Confederation.

In addition, the Hamilton & Gore Mechanics’ Institute was one of the city’s earliest private lending libraries (in many cases they were the first libraries in other cities worldwide as well.) It specialized in non-fiction literature about science and technology.