Letter of Appointment of Edmund B. Hays as Sovereign Grand Commander of the Supreme Council for the Northern Jurisdiction of the Western Hemisphere

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Creator

Scottish Rite (Masonic order). Supreme Council for the Northern Jurisdiction of the Western Hemisphere (Atwood Council)
Atwood, Henry Clinton, 1801-1860

Title

Letter of Appointment of Edmund B. Hays as Sovereign Grand Commander of the Supreme Council for the Northern Jurisdiction of the Western Hemisphere

Description

This manuscript certificate issued by the Sovereign Grand Commander of the Supreme Council for the Northern Jurisdiction of the Western Hemisphere, Henry C. Atwood, appoints Edmund B. Hays as his successor-in-waiting. Upon Atwood’s death in 1860, Hays became Sovereign Grand Commander, and on the certificate’s reverse, the members of the Supreme Council for the Northern Jurisdiction of the Western Hemisphere certify Hays appointment as Sovereign Grand Commander on October 8, 1860. In 1863, the Hays’ Supreme Council merged with the Raymond Supreme Council to become the Hays-Raymond Supreme Council.

Subject

Scottish Rite (Masonic order). Northern Masonic Jurisdiction -- History.
Scottish Rite (Masonic order) -- History.
Freemasons -- United States.
Hays, Edmund Burke, 1820-1874

Source

Collection of Scottish Rite Masonic Museum & Library, Lexington, Massachusetts
SC 001.013

Date

1858 05 14

Rights

This image is presented for research and educational purposes only, and may not be distributed or re-published without permission from the Scottish Rite Masonic Museum & Library.

Language

English

Identifier

A2002/112/2

Coverage

United States -- New York.

Extent

1 document; 47 x 31 cm.

Provenance

Gift of the Supreme Council of the Northern Masonic Jurisdiction of the Scottish Rite.

Citation

Scottish Rite (Masonic order). Supreme Council for the Northern Jurisdiction of the Western Hemisphere (Atwood Council) and Atwood, Henry Clinton, 1801-1860, “Letter of Appointment of Edmund B. Hays as Sovereign Grand Commander of the Supreme Council for the Northern Jurisdiction of the Western Hemisphere,” digitalVGW, accessed July 23, 2017, http://digitalvgw.omeka.net/items/show/436.