Washington cigar box statement, 1835 May 5

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Title

Washington cigar box statement, 1835 May 5

Description

This handwritten statement by Benjamin Whitman documents the provenance of a Masonic cigar box given to General Stephens of New York by General George Washington. The cigar box (78.20.1a-b), as well as a leaf from a bush which grew outside of Washington's tomb, is in the museum collection of the Scottish Rite Masonic Museum & Library (view online here).

Source

Collection of Scottish Rite Masonic Museum & Library, Lexington, Massachusetts.
USM 001.017

Date

1835 05 05

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

A1978/002/1

Is Referenced By

Stelling, Hilary Anderson. "A 'Segar Box' and Its Intriguing History," Scottish Rite Masonic Museum & Library blog. August 28, 2012.

Extent

1 item ; 16 x 20 cm.

Provenance

Museum purchase.

Citation

Whitman, Benjamin, 1768-1840, “Washington cigar box statement, 1835 May 5,” digitalVGW, accessed April 16, 2024, https://digitalvgw.omeka.net/items/show/634.