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  • Collection: Selections from the Van Gorden-Williams Library & Archives

Letter from Thomas Wildey to H. M. Brown, 1839 April 6

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Letter from Thomas Wildey to H. M. Brown. Dated April 6, 1839. In this letter, Thomas Wildey, the founder of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows in North America, reports to Brown, the Scribe of Dayton Encampment, No. 2, that he has received the…

Letter from R. A. Humphreys to Staunton Lodge, No. 13, 1875 July 24

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Letter from R. A. Humphreys to Staunton Lodge, No. 13. Dated July 24, 1875. In this letter, R. A. Humphreys informs Staunton Lodge that he is the agent in charge of selling James T. Hill's Masonic chart in the state of Virginia. Humphreys also…

To Masons everywhere : a Masonic prospectus of the New York Era, between 1860-1870

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To Masons everywhere, a Masonic prospectus of the New York Era. Dated between 1860-1870. In this prospectus, the New York Era announces it will devote a "liberal portion of its columns" to the reporting of Freemasonry. Concludes with a solicitation…

Real photo postcard of the Minnesota Red Men World War One ambulance, about 1918

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Real photo postcard of the Minnesota Red Men's World War One ambulance. Dated about 1918. This real photo postcard print or RPPC depicts the ambulance presented by the Great Council of Minnesota to Major Todd, the Commanding Officer of Camp Dodge's…

Letter from the Masonic Employment Bureau to Washington Lodge, No. 3, 1911 July 18

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Letter from the Masonic Employment Bureau to Washington Lodge, No. 3. Dated July 18, 1911. This letter announces the creation of a Masonic Employment Bureau by several Masonic Lodges in the Seattle area. The objective of the Bureau was to “secure…

For freedom and country : salesman's sample honor certificate, 1942

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For freedom and country, salesman's sample honor certificate. Dated 1942. A salesman's sample honor certificate created by the Ihling Brothers and Everard Company. Imprint at the bottom of certificate reads, “© 1942, Ihling Bros. Everard Co.…

York Rite funeral card of James H. Freeland, 1902

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York Rite funeral card of James H. Freeland. Dated 1902. A York Rite funeral card issued in the memory of James H. Freeland of Worcester, Massachusetts.

City of Boston memorial services program in honor of Wendell Phillips, 1884 April 18

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City of Boston memorial services program in honor of Wendell Phillips. Dated April 18, 1884. This program describes the order of exercises for the memorial services for Boston orator and attorney Wendell Phillips, an American abolitionist and…

Real photo postcard of the El Zagal Temple chanters in costume, about 1908

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Real photo postcard of the El Zagal Temple chanters in costume. Dated about 1908. This real photo postcard print or RPPC depicts the Shriners of El Zagal Temple in costume and at a moment of rest at Enderlin, North Dakota. Printed on Azo paper.

Real photo postcard of a group of Shriners marching in front of a Shrine Hospitals truck, between 1922 and 1930

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Real photo postcard of a group of Shriners marching in front of a Shrine Hospitals truck. Dated between 1922 and 1930. This real photo postcard print or RPPC depicts a group of Shriners marching in parade formation before a Shrine Hospitals' truck or…