Letter from Moses Holbrook to John James Joseph Gourgas, 1830 August 21

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Title

Letter from Moses Holbrook to John James Joseph Gourgas, 1830 August 21

Description

Letter from Moses Holbrook to John James Joseph Gourgas. Dated August 21, 1830. In this letter, Sovereign Grand Commander Holbrook of the Southern Jurisdiction comments on François-Timoleon Begue Clavel’s prospectus, an advertisement for his upcoming book, Histoire Pittoresque de la Franc-Mac̦onnerie et des Sociétés Secrèts Anciennes et Modernes. Holbrook believes Clavel’s work will be “useful to the prosperity of the order” and denounces Jeremy Cross and his wandering lecturers’ efforts to advance “any knowledge of the science of Freemasonry.” If Gourgas does add his name to the list of subscribers for Clavel’s work, Holbrook asks Gourgas to add his name, as well. Reports that C. C. Sebring, a member of the Supreme Council, Southern Jurisdiction, has been in Mexico for nearly three years and concludes by stating, “The political fever still rages with violence and bitterness.”

Source

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

Date

1830 08 21

Rights

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

Language

English and French

Identifier

A2019/178/0059a

Is Part Of

Moses Holbrook Correspondence. Records and correspondence of the Supreme Council, Northern Masonic Jurisdiction. See the Museum Archives for more information regarding this collection.

Extent

1 item (4 pages) ; 33 x 24 cm.

Provenance

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

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Citation

Holbrook, Moses, 1783-1844, “Letter from Moses Holbrook to John James Joseph Gourgas, 1830 August 21,” digitalVGW, accessed January 22, 2021, https://digitalvgw.omeka.net/items/show/1280.