Selections from the Van Gorden-Williams Library & Archives

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This collection contains a selection of diverse materials from the Van Gorden-Williams Library & Archives, reflecting its focus on Freemasonry, fraternalism, and American history.

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Letter from Thomas Wildey to H. M. Brown, 1839 April 6
Letter from Thomas Wildey to H. M. Brown. Dated April 6, 1839. In this letter, Thomas Wildey, the founder of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows in North America, reports to Brown, the Scribe of Dayton Encampment, No. 2, that he has received the…

Letter from R. A. Humphreys to Staunton Lodge, No. 13, 1875 July 24
Letter from R. A. Humphreys to Staunton Lodge, No. 13. Dated July 24, 1875. In this letter, R. A. Humphreys informs Staunton Lodge that he is the agent in charge of selling James T. Hill's Masonic chart in the state of Virginia. Humphreys also…

To Masons everywhere : a Masonic prospectus of the New York Era, between 1860-1870
To Masons everywhere, a Masonic prospectus of the New York Era. Dated between 1860-1870. In this prospectus, the New York Era announces it will devote a "liberal portion of its columns" to the reporting of Freemasonry. Concludes with a solicitation…
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