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Letter from Jephtha Lodge, No. 11, to Reverend O. Singleton, 1922 July 18

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A letter from Jephtha Lodge, No. 11, to Reverend O. Singleton. Dated July 18, 1922. In this reply to Superintendent Reverend O. Singleton's request for support, Jephtha Lodge, No. 11, donates $4.35 to the National Home Finding Society for Colored…

Suggestion for the building fund, 1922 November 1

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A suggestion for the building fund. Dated November 1, 1922. In this document, Brother Thompson of Jephtha Lodge proposes a fund raising campaign to build a temple in New London, Connecticut, with the help of the Eastern Star, the women's auxiliary…

Copy of a letter from Jephtha Lodge, No. 11, to Brother Stedman, 1923 April 13

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A copy of a letter from Jephtha Lodge, No. 11, to Brother Stedman. Dated April 13, 1923. In this letter, Jephtha Lodge, No. 11, sends aid to a sick Brother in Mystic, Connecticut.

Charity department death benefits certificate issued to Willie Douglass, 1918 June 3

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A death benefits certificate issued by Mount Olive Grand Lodge, Free & Accepted Ancient York Masons of Virginia, to Willie Douglass of Williamsville, Virginia. Dated June 3, 1918. In this document, Douglass purchases death benefits to be paid out in…

72nd annual St. John's Day service of the Most Worshipful Grand Lodge handbill, 1920 June 27

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A handbill for the seventy-second annual St. John's Day service of the Most Worshipful Grand Lodge. Dated June 27, 1920. In this handbill, the Most Worshipful Grand Lodge advertises its seventy-second annual St. John’s Day service, held at the Lyric…

Prince Hall Master Mason certificate issued to Russell L. Randolph, 1962 May 10

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A Prince Hall Master Mason certificate issued by the Grand Lodge of New York to Russell L. Randolph of Lebanon Lodge, No. 54. Dated May 10, 1962. Signed by both the Grand Master for New York, Dr. Richard H. Stitt, and the Grand Secretary, Alton L.…

Letter of recommendation from Grand Master Dennis A. Jones for Alexander Carter, 1900 August 5

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A letter of recommendation from Grand Master Dennis A. Jones for Alexander Carter. Dated August 5, 1900. In this letter, Grand Master Jones certifies Carter is in good standing as a Master Mason and recommends his acceptance to a subordinate lodge in…

Reading of the original charter 459, 1958

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A 1958 printed transcription and facsimile of the 1784 charter issued by the Grand Lodge of England to African Lodge, No. 459, the first African American or Prince Hall Masonic lodge in America. The document is hand-signed by Grand Master James R.…

Letter of introduction from St. John’s Lodge, 1912 April 9

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A letter of introduction for African American Freemason Arthur C. Johnson from St. John’s Lodge, No. 29. Dated April 9, 1912. In this letter of introduction, the Worshipful Master and Secretary of St. John’s Lodge certify that Arthur C. Johnson has…

Washington Lodge minute book, 1926-1931

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A minute book created by Washington Lodge, No. 6, Prince Hall, of Charleston, West Virginia. Dated 1926-1931.