Reading of the original charter 459, 1958

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Title

Reading of the original charter 459, 1958

Description

A 1958 printed transcription and facsimile of the 1784 charter issued by the Grand Lodge of England to African Lodge, No. 459, the first African American or Prince Hall Masonic lodge in America. The document is hand-signed by Grand Master James R. Leseuer, M.D., the forty-sixth Grand Master of the Prince Hall Grand Lodge of the State of Massachusetts.

Source

Collection of Scottish Rite Masonic Museum & Library, Lexington, Massachusetts. MA 007.

Date

1958

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

A2001/089/005

Extent

1 item ; 43 x 36 cm.

Provenance

Gift of William Caleb Loring.

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Citation

Freemasons. Prince Hall Grand Lodge of the State of Massachusetts, “Reading of the original charter 459, 1958,” digitalVGW, accessed October 16, 2021, https://digitalvgw.omeka.net/items/show/934.