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Bibliography This is my second book about the Templars; the earlier one focuses on an overlapping period, from the early 1870s until shortly after the First World War. My edition of The Collected Writings ofJessie Forsyth, 1847-1937: The Good Templars and Temperance Reform on Three Continents (Lewiston, N.Y.: Edwin Mellen Press, 1988) includes a lengthy introduction, "One Woman's World," and Forsyth's memoirs. An English-born resident of Massachusetts, she supported Malins in the great schism and edited Temperance Brotherhood . Eventually she emigrated to Western Australia. Besides the two books and my forthcoming article "Blacks, Good Templars, and Universal Membership" (in The Changing Face ofDrink: Substance , Imagery, Behaviour, edited by Jack S. Blocker Jr. and Cheryl Krasnick Warsh, to be published by the University of Toronto Press for Histoire sociale), the only academic work that focuses on the Templars in Englishspeaking countries is Joanne Judd Brownsword, "Good Templars in Wisconsin , 1854-1880" (M.A. thesis, University ofWisconsin, 1960). Members of the IOGT often have written its history. The pioneering work by Isaac Newton Peirce, The History ofthe Independent Order ofGood Templars (Philadelphia: Daughaday & Becker, 1869), made a careful examination of documents for the origins of the Order and preserved what would otherwise have been lost material from the 1850s and 1860s. Unfortunatel~ this unindexed, chronologically organized book is awkward to use. In 1873 Silvanus Phillips Thompson wrote a pamphlet, A History of the Independent Order ofGood Templars (London: Curtice, 1873). He also was responsible for an "English Edition" of Peirce's book, described as "Edited, Revised, and Rewritten" by Thompson (Birmingham: Grand Lodge of England, 1873). Thomas F. Parker, History ofthe Independent Order ofGood Templars from the Origin of the Order to the Session of the Right Worthy Grand Lodge of 1887 (rev. ed., 1882; New York: Phillips & Hunt, 1887), is important for the excerpts Parker borrowed from Templar periodicals that have not survived. Less detailed historical accounts appear in William W. Turnbull, The Good Templars, ed. James Yeames (N.p.: IOGT, 1901); and Lars Larsen-Ledet, Good Templary through faJ Hundred Years (Aarhus, Denmark: International Supreme Lodge, 1951). There are several histories for Britain. For England there is a pamphlet by Joseph Malins, A BriefHistory ofGood Templary in England, 3d ed. (Birmingham: Grand Lodge Offices; London: R.J. James, [1922]); and E.H. Welcome, The World Our Field: A History ofthe Good Templar Order (Birm197 198 Bibliography ingham: Templar Press, [1954]). The Grand Lodge of Scotland published Tom Honeyman, ed., Good Templary in Scotland: Its Work and Workers, 1869-1894 (Glasgow, 1894), updated by Honeyman as Good Templary in Scotland : Diamond Jubilee, 1869-1929 (Glasgow, 1929); and Robert McKechnie, Good Templary in Scotland: Its Work and Workers, 1929-1979 (Glasgow, 1980). For biography, the indispensable titles are Joseph.Malins (second son), The Life ofJoseph Malins: Patriarch Templar, Citizen, and Temperance Reformer (Birmingham: Templar Press, 1932); Frances E. Finch and Frank J. Sibley, John B. Finch: His Life and Work (New York: Funk & Wagnalls, 1888); George W.E. Hill, Some Good Templars I Have Known: BriefBiographies ofOur Most Eminent Workers (Grand Valley, Mich.: Valley City, 1893). There are many books in Scandinavian languages and a few in German, among them Arne Svensson, De visade viigen: IOGT-NTO 100 aren kronika (Stockholm: Sober, 1979); Hilding Johansson, Den svenska godtemplarrorelsen och samhallet (Stockholm: Oscar Eklunds, 1947), based on extensive research; Per Fuglam, Kampen omAlkoholen i Norge, 1816-1904 (Oslo: Universitetsforlaget, 1972); Der Guttempler-Order in Deutschland (Hamburg: Neiland-Verlagsgellschaft, 1979-81), the first volume (for 1889-1945) by Theo Glass and Wilhelm Biel and the second (for 1945-80) by Theo Glass and Martin Klewitz. A retired railroad worker, Alfred Koss, compiled a kind of scrapbook ofuseful information, Zur Geschichte der Internationalen Organisation der Guttempler (Oslo: International Organization of Good Templars, 1985). Alas! I know no Scandinavian languages and have forgotten most of my German. The major primary sources are the Proceedings of Grand Lodge and international sessions and the various publications of the Templar press. The Proceedings for the Right Worthy Grand Lodge and the continuation for the International Supreme Lodge and for the rival Right Worthy Grand Lodge of the World have survived, as have those of the Grand Lodge of England. Virtually complete for the nineteenth century are the Proceedings of the Grand Lodges of Wisconsin, New York, and, to a lesser extent, Illinois. For North America there is nothing comparable to the Templar press in Britain: for England, complete runs of the Templar and the Good...

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ISBN
9780813161518
Related ISBN
9780813119847
MARC Record
OCLC
903964986
Pages
224
Launched on MUSE
2016-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
No
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