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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Published copy of the Southern Jurisdiction’s articles of confederation : between the Supreme Councils of the thirty-third degree of the Ancient and accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry, to be considered by the congress of the same at Lausanne, 1875 June 10
A Supreme Council, Northern Masonic Jurisdiction, published copy of the Southern Jurisdiction’s “Articles of Confederation.” Dated June 10, 1875. In this document, the Supreme Council, Southern Jurisdiction, proposes the Articles of Confederation, “a…

Circular letter from the Sovereign Grand Consistory expelling William Field, Peter Lawson, Charles S. Westcott, John A. Foster, and George M. Randall, 1862 May 23
A circular letter from the Sovereign Grand Consistory expelling William Field, Peter Lawson, Charles S. Westcott, John A. Foster, and George M. Randall. Dated May 23, 1862. On August 24, 1860, Sovereign Grand Commander Raymond abruptly closed the…

Circular letter from the Supreme Council expelling Edward A. Raymond and Simon W. Robinson, 1862 May 22
A circular letter from the Supreme Council expelling Sovereign Grand Commander Edward A. Raymond and Grand Secretary General Simon W. Robinson. Dated May 22, 1862. On August 24, 1860, Sovereign Grand Commander Raymond abruptly closed the Supreme…
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