Scottish Rite Documents

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The Scottish Rite Documents collection contains some of the founding documents of Scottish Rite Freemasonry, along with a number of other mid-to-late nineteenth-century material related to Scottish Rite Freemasonry in the United States. A selection of Scottish Rite membership certificates can be found in the Masonic Certificates collection. The Scottish Rite Masonic Museum & Library has one of the finest collections of material related to Freemasonry's Scottish Rite, an appendant body of Freemasonry formally organized in Charleston, South Carolina in 1801, but with roots reaching back to the middle of the eighteenth century. The Supreme Council, 33°, Northern Masonic Jurisdiction, which founded the Scottish Rite Masonic Museum & Library in 1975, was formally organized on August 5, 1813 in New York City. Its headquarters are now in Lexington, Massachusetts.

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Manuscript copy of a letter from Giles F. Yates to Nathan N. Whiting, 1828 April 4
Manuscript copy of a letter from Giles F. Yates to Nathan N. Whiting. Dated April 4, 1828. In this manuscript copy of a letter to Nathan N. Whiting, Yates acknowledges the receipt of Whiting’s request for a dismission or demit from Albany Sovereign…

Letter from John James Joseph Gourgas to Giles F. Yates, 1828 March 29
Letter from John James Joseph Gourgas to Giles F. Yates. Dated March 29, 1828. In this letter, Gourgas, a member of the Supreme Council, Northern Masonic Jurisdiction, states he has received Yates' letter of March 24. Gourgas has “obtained the roll…

Letter from Giles F. Yates to John James Joseph Gourgas, 1828 February 5
Letter from Giles F. Yates to John James Joseph Gourgas. Dated February 5, 1828. In this letter, Yates, a member of the Supreme Council, Southern Jurisdiction, and Sovereign of Sovereigns of Albany Sovereign Consistory, informs Gourgas, a member of…
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