Letter from Giles F. Yates to John James Joseph Gourgas, 1827 August 21

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Title

Letter from Giles F. Yates to John James Joseph Gourgas, 1827 August 21

Description

Letter from Giles F. Yates to John James Joseph Gourgas. Dated August 21, 1827. In this letter, Yates, a member of the Supreme Council, Southern Jurisdiction, and Sovereign of Sovereigns of Albany Sovereign Consistory, asks Gourgas, a member of the Supreme Council, Northern Masonic Jurisdiction, to purchase for Yates a machine for copying letters. Moses Holbrook, Sovereign Grand Commander of the Southern Jurisdiction, has one, and Yates believes one may be purchased in New York City. Yates also explains why Holbrook has not shared a copy of the “Secret Constitutions of the 33rd” with Gourgas; a fire in Charleston on July 6, 1819, destroyed all of the Southern Jurisdiction’s copies.

Source

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

Date

1827 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

Identifier

A2019/178/0073c

Is Part Of

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

Extent

1 item (3 pages) ; 26 x 20 cm.

Provenance

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

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Citation

Yates, Giles F. (Giles Fonda), 1798-1859, “Letter from Giles F. Yates to John James Joseph Gourgas, 1827 August 21,” digitalVGW, accessed July 30, 2021, https://digitalvgw.omeka.net/items/show/1298.