Circular letter from Sovereign Grand Commander Albert Pike regarding the state of the Scottish Rite, 1883 November 1

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Title

Circular letter from Sovereign Grand Commander Albert Pike regarding the state of the Scottish Rite, 1883 November 1

Description

A circular letter from Sovereign Grand Commander Albert Pike of the Southern Jurisdiction. Dated November 1, 1883. In this document, Sovereign Grand Commander Pike denounces the actions of three spurious Supreme Councils located in the cities of New York and Boston. In particular, Pike denounces the practice of selling degrees and the harm that will befall Freemasonry if these illegitimate bodies were ever to gain recognition by the Northern Masonic Jurisdiction.

Source

Collection of the Scottish Rite Masonic Museum & Library, Lexington, Massachusetts. SC 300.002

Date

1883 11 01

Rights

This image is presented for research and educational purposes only, and may not be distributed or re-published without permission from the Scottish Rite Masonic Museum & Library.

Language

English

Identifier

A2019/178/0231

Extent

1 item (2 pages) ; 28 x 22 cm.

Provenance

Gift of the Supreme Council of the Northern Masonic Jurisdiction of the Scottish Rite.

Citation

Scottish Rite (Masonic order). Supreme Council of the Thirty-Third Degree for the Southern Jurisdiction, “Circular letter from Sovereign Grand Commander Albert Pike regarding the state of the Scottish Rite, 1883 November 1,” digitalVGW, accessed May 25, 2024, https://digitalvgw.omeka.net/items/show/1029.