Fraternal Membership Certificates

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The Fraternal Membership Certificates collection features certificates from non-Masonic fraternal organizations in the Van Gorden-Williams Library & Archives collection. Like a Masonic certificate, a fraternal membership certificate is a diploma issued by a fraternal organization's governing body, or a subordinate body under its authority, declaring that a person is a member of that organization.

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Manuscript certificate issued by Bethesda Lodge, No. 30, to Obediah Rich, 1844 February 20
Manuscript certificate issued by Bethesda Lodge, No. 30, to Obediah Rich. Dated February 20, 1844. This manuscript document certifies that Obediah Rich is a Scarlet Member of Bethesda Lodge, No. 30, and is in good standing. The Scarlet degree or…

Traveling membership certificate issued by Osgood Lodge, No. 48, to Robert P. Locke, 1878 January 1
A traveling membership certificate issued by Osgood Lodge, No. 48, of Portsmouth, New Hampshire, to Robert P. Locke. Dated January 1, 1878. Imprint on bottom reads, "Engd. By W. H. Dougal."

Traveling membership certificate issued by Fraternity Lodge, No. 118, to Thomas M. Dix, 1860 March 1
A traveling membership certificate issued by Fraternity Lodge, No. 118, of Salem, Massachusetts, to Thomas M. Dix. Dated March 1, 1860. Imprint on bottom reads, "Vignette &c. by J. H. & G. W. Casilear. Lettering by A & J. McLees."
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