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  • Collection: Scottish Rite Documents

Letter from Archibald Bull to John James Joseph Gourgas, 1848 January 20

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Letter from Archibald Bull to John James Joseph Gourgas. Dated January 20, 1848. In this letter, Archibald Bull, a member of the Supreme Council, states to Sovereign Grand Commander Gourgas that he has seen Gourgas’ November 8th letter, which was…

Manuscript copy of a letter from Frederick Dalcho to Antoine Louis Moret, 1813 May 2

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Manuscript copy of a letter from Frederick Dalcho to Antoine Louis Moret. Dated May 2, 1813. In this manuscript copy of a letter, Dalcho responds to unsubstantiated claims that the Supreme Council, Southern Jurisdiction, does not exist or has been…

Original minutes and letters of constitution of Supreme Council, Northern Masonic Jurisdiction, 1813-1814

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Original minutes and letters of constitution of Supreme Council, Northern Masonic Jurisdiction. Dated 1813-1814. Document containing original minutes and Letters of Constitution of Supreme Council, Northern Masonic Jurisdiction.

Letter from Sovereign Grand Commander Josiah H. Drummond to John Sheville, 1870 July 8

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A letter from Sovereign Grand Commander Josiah H. Drummond to John Sheville, the Supreme Council's Deputy for the state of New Jersey. Dated July 8, 1870. In this letter, Drummond commissions Sheville to confer the thirty-third degree upon William…

Letter from Peter Le Barbier Duplessis to John James Joseph Gourgas, 1815 July 6

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Letter from Peter Le Barbier Duplessis to John James Joseph Gourgas. Dated July 6, 1815. In this letter, Duplessis, one of the principal leaders in the establishment of the Lodge of Perfection in Philadelphia, asks Gourgas to confer the “High…

Letter from General Dwight D. Eisenhower to Melvin M. Johnson, 1946 March 12

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A letter from General Dwight D. Eisenhower to Sovereign Grand Commander Melvin M. Johnson. Dated March 12, 1946. In this letter, Eisenhower responds to Johnson’s request that the War Department award President Truman a Distinguished Service Medal.

Patent issued to Samuel Stringer, 1768 December 6

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Patent issued by Henry Andrew Francken to Samuel Stringer, dated December 6, 1768. Reverse of document contains manuscript note, dated December 8, 1802, stating that Stringer transfers "this My Warrant & Seals" to Christopher C. Yates.

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Letter from Fred to John regarding Freemasonry in Trinidad, 1866 November 28

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A letter from “Fred” to “John.” Dated November 28, 1866. In this letter, the author describes the state of Freemasonry on the island of Trinidad and asks his friend “John” to send information regarding the history of Freemasonry on Trinidad. The…

Petition to form a Sovereign Grand Consistory in New York State, 1866

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Petition to form a Sovereign Grand Consistory in New York State. Dated 1866. This manuscript petition from a group of Scottish Rite Freemasons asks the Supreme Council's permission to form a Sovereign Grand Consistory in the State of New York. Signed…

Manuscript copy of a letter from Nathan Hammatt Gould to John James Joseph Gourgas, 1848 December 5

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Manuscript copy of a letter from Nathan Hammatt Gould to John James Joseph Gourgas, Dated December 5, 1848. In this letter, Gould asks for Gourgas’ aid in setting up a Council or Consistory in Newport, Rhode Island. Gould also alludes to the…