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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Letter from Antoine Louis Moret to John James Joseph Gourgas, 1822 May 13
Letter from Antoine Louis Moret to John James Joseph Gourgas. Dated May 13, 1822. In this letter, Moret reports he is returning to Paris and wishes to serve as the Supreme Council, Northern Masonic Jurisdiction's, advocate to the Supreme Grand…

Manuscript copy of a letter from Frederick Dalcho to Antoine Louis Moret, 1813 May 2
Manuscript copy of a letter from Frederick Dalcho to Antoine Louis Moret. Dated May 2, 1813. In this manuscript copy of a letter, Dalcho responds to unsubstantiated claims that the Supreme Council, Southern Jurisdiction, does not exist or has been…

Letter from Charles W. Moore to John James Joseph Gourgas, 1845 November 07
Letter from Charles W. Moore to John James Joseph Gourgas. Dated November 07, 1845. In this letter, Moore states he has received Giles Fonda Yates’ message regarding John Christie’s charter and will continue to search for it. Moore apologizes for…
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