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Guide to the New-York Historical Society Collection of Certificates
 PR 014

New-York Historical Society
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New York, NY 10024
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Collection processed by Kelly McAnnaney (2008). Revised by Marybeth Kavanagh (2018).

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Container List

Series VIII: Fraternal, 1792-1937

Scope Note

This series includes certificates of membership to fraternal organizations and lodges including the Odd Fellows and the Freemasons. Freemason organizations represented include the Scottish Rite, the Police Square Club, and Knights Templar. Several certificates use the Masonic calendar, recording years in AL or AO. Many of these certificates are printed on parchment and have wax or embossed seals.

The collection includes several certificates of membership, given to John Stoneacre Ellis, to both California Freemason and Odd Fellow organizations. A colorful lithograph, titled "Masonic Chart" and printed by Strobridge & Co., contains religious and symbolic imagery. A memorial certificate for Benjamin S. Clark records his history with the masons and includes an albumen portrait.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 4 Folder : 5 Ancient Arabic Order of the Nobles of the Mystic Shrine for North America [Shriners]
1889, 1902
Folder: FF30 Ancient Order of Druids
Box: 4 Folder : 5 Elks Lodge
Box: 4 Folder : 5 Fraternal Order of Eagles
Folder: FF30 Fraternity of Delta Psi/ St. Anthony Hall
Box: 4 Folder : 4 Freemasons
Folder: FF30 Freemasons
Folder: FF65 Freemasons
Box: 4 Folder : 5 Independent Order of Odd Fellows
Folder: FF30 Independent Order of Odd Fellows
Folder: FF65 Independent Order of Odd Fellows
1858, 1864
Box: 4 Folder : 5 Knights Templar
1864, 1890
Folder: FF30 Knights Templar
Box: 4 Folder : 5 Mystic Order of Veiled Prophets of the Enchanted Realm
Folder: FF65 Order of United Americans
1848, undated
Box: 4 Folder : 5 Society of Black Friars

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