Membership certificate issued by Golden Gate Lodge, No. 2007, to William Wesley, 1888 February 15

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Title

Membership certificate issued by Golden Gate Lodge, No. 2007, to William Wesley, 1888 February 15

Description

A membership certificate issued by Golden Gate Lodge, No. 2007, of San Francisco, California, to William Wesley. Dated February 15, 1888. Imprint under the graphic reads, "Entered according to Act of Congress 1878 by Wm. M. T. Forrester in the Office of the Librarian of Congress at Washington. A Hoen & Co. Richmond, VA." In 1843, Peter Ogden, "a person of color who traveled between New York and Liverpool, England," as a steward on a ship, founded the Grand United Order of Odd Fellows, an African American mutual aid society, in New York City.

Source

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

Date

1888 02 20

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

A2018/002/001

Extent

1 item ; 41 x 48 cm.

Provenance

Museum purchase

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Citation

Grand United Order of Odd Fellows. Golden Gate Lodge, No. 2007 (San Francisco, Calif.) , “Membership certificate issued by Golden Gate Lodge, No. 2007, to William Wesley, 1888 February 15,” digitalVGW, accessed October 17, 2019, https://digitalvgw.omeka.net/items/show/980.