Letter from President Harry S. Truman to Melvin M. Johnson, 1950 January 24

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Title

Letter from President Harry S. Truman to Melvin M. Johnson, 1950 January 24

Description

A letter from President Harry S. Truman to Sovereign Grand Commander Melvin M. Johnson. Dated January 24, 1950. In this letter, Truman references the “Italian situation” or the state of Freemasonry in Italy after World War II. The war had destroyed the official records of many Masonic bodies and made it difficult for the Northern and Southern Masonic Jurisdictions to ascertain which Masonic bodies were legitimate in the years after the war.

Source

Collection of Scottish Rite Masonic Museum & Library, Lexington, Massachusetts. SC069

Date

1950 01 24

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

A2019/001/004

Extent

1 item ; 23 x 18 cm.

Provenance

Collection of the Scottish Rite Masonic Museum & Library

Citation

Truman, Harry S., 1884-1972, “Letter from President Harry S. Truman to Melvin M. Johnson, 1950 January 24,” digitalVGW, accessed April 16, 2024, https://digitalvgw.omeka.net/items/show/899.