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33° certificate issued by the United Supreme Council to Richard Theodore Greener, 1896 September 8

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A 33° certificate issued by the United Supreme Council of the 33rd Degree for Southern and Western Jurisdictions of the United States to Richard Theodore Greener, and dated September 8, 1896. Signed by Greener, John G. Jones, D.F. Seville, and…

Medical certification letter for J. W. Gee, 1906 August 26

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A medical certification letter issued by Doctor Eugene T. Butler for J. W. Gee. Dated August 26, 1906. In this letter, Doctor Eugene T. Butler certifies that he has examined Gee and finds him eligible for membership in any fraternal society. Butler’s…

Letter from Grand Master Joseph P. Evans of Maryland, 1921 January 11

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A letter from Grand Master Joseph P. Evans of Maryland. Dated January 11, 1921. In this letter, Grand Master Joseph P. Evans of Maryland describes the funeral arrangements for William Tillman of Baltimore, a member of Jephtha Lodge, No. 11.

Membership certificate issued by the Ancient Order of Foresters Friendly Society to Allie H. Smith, 1910 January 21

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A membership certificate issued by the Ancient Order of Foresters Friendly Society to Allie H. Smith of Court Frederick Douglass, No. 8496. Dated January 21, 1910. Research indicates that Court Frederick Douglass was located in Boston,…

Petition for initiation for William S. Miller

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An undated membership application for William S. Miller. In this document, Miller applies for membership at Arkansas Valley Lodge, No. 21, of Wichita, Kansas.

Letter from Capital City Lodge, No. 107, to Jephtha Lodge, No. 11, 1917 May 18

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A letter from Capital City Lodge, No. 107, to Jephtha Lodge, No. 11. Dated May 18, 1917. In this letter, Capital City Lodge of Richmond, Virginia, confirms that it has fulfilled Jephtha Lodge’s request to bury its Worshipful Master, James H. Lewis.

Demit issued to Perry Francis Adams Vanderzee, 1940 January 18

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A demit issued by Castle William Lodge of Boston, Massachusetts, to Perry Francis Adams Vanderzee. Dated January 18, 1940. Signed by the Worshipful Master E. D. Kelsey.

Prince Hall Master Mason certificate issued by Hermon Lodge, No. 21, to Theodore Gleghorn, 1921 October 10

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A Prince Hall Master Mason certificate issued by Hermon Lodge, No. 21, to Theodore Gleghorn. Dated October 10, 1921. Signed by Hermon Lodge’s Worshipful Master Charles Murdock and Secretary P. B. French. Imprint at the bottom of the certificate…

New business: a commentary on dancing in Masonic circles, about 1920

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New Business: by what authority is dancing prohibited in Masonic circles. Dated about 1920. In this document from the official minutes of Jephtha Lodge, No. 11, the members of the lodge discuss the prohibition of dancing during the hours of…

Minutes of Jephtha Lodge, No. 11, 1923 May 23

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The minutes of Jephtha Lodge, No. 11. Dated May 23, 1923. This document from the official minutes of Jephtha Lodge, No. 11, summarizes Past Grand Master Joseph E. Hatcher's visit to the lodge on May 23, 1923. During his lecture, Grand Master Hatcher…