Browse Items (12 total)

  • Collection: Jacob Norton Papers

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A letter from William P. Mellen to Jacob Norton, a Jewish Freemason. Dated May 29, 1856. In this letter, Mellen, an ally of Norton and the editor of The Acacia, a Masonic publication, replies to Norton's letter of May 19, 1856. Mellen offers Norton…

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A letter from William P. Mellen to Jacob Norton, a Jewish Freemason. Dated November 3, 1855. In this letter, Mellen, an ally of Norton and the editor of The Acacia, a Masonic publication, replies to Norton's letter of October 19, 1855. Mellon…

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A letter from William P. Mellen to Jacob Norton, a Jewish Freemason. Dated March 24, 1855. In this letter, Mellen asks Jacob Norton for a copy of Norton's 1852 petition to the Grand Lodge of Massachusetts to change aspects of its rituals. George M.…

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An unfinished and unsigned copy of letter attributed to Reverend William J. Carver and sent to the Grand Lodge of Massachusetts. Dated about 1851. Carver served as the Representative of the Grand Lodge of Massachusetts in the United Grand Lodge of…

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A copy of letter sent from Jewish Freemason Jacob Norton to Reverend William J. Carver. Dated August 7, 1851. In this letter, Norton discusses his efforts to petition the Grand Lodge of Massachusetts to change aspects of their ritual in accordance to…

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A letter from African American Freemason Peter W. Ray to Jacob Norton, a Jewish Freemason. Dated November 23, 1884. In this letter, Ray responds to Norton's letter of November 19, 1884, and agrees with his sentiments and efforts to "combat the…

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A letter from African American Freemason Peter W. Ray to Jacob Norton, a Jewish Freemason. Dated November 11, 1884. In this letter, Ray responds to Norton's letter of November 8, 1884, and discusses the recognition of African American Freemasonry in…

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A letter from American poet and Freemason Rob Morris to Jacob Norton, a Jewish Freemason. Dated February 26, 1867. In this letter, Morris responds to Norton's letter of February 22, 1867, and offers his opinion of the Christian versus Universalistic…

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A letter from Past Grand Master of California Benjamin D. Hyam to Jacob Norton, a Jewish Freemason. Dated October 13, 1879. In this letter, Hyman questions Norton's motives for asking Simon Wolf of Washington, D.C., information regarding Hyman's…

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A letter from Past Grand Master of Massachusetts John T. Heard to Jacob Norton, a Jewish Freemason. Dated May 14, 1868. In this letter, Heard acknowledges the receipt of Norton's periodicals and opines as to the importance of the symbolic or craft…