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Label
1758-1906
Inclusive dates
1758-1906
Creator
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Collector
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Papers, 1758-1906, of the Grand Lodge of Virginia Freemasons consisting of: accounts, bills, certificates, charters, circular letters, drawings, invitations, letters, minutes and proceedings, petitions, receipts, reports, seals, and other papers. Collection is divided into the following series: Series I: Communications from the foreign and national Grand Lodges. Series II: Correspondence with subordinate local lodges. Communications from the foreign and national Grand Lodges consist mainly of announcements of proceedings, membership rosters, and events from the foreign Grand Lodges of Colombia, Scotland, Ireland, Quebec, and Nova Scotia, as well as from the national Grand Lodges of Alabama, Connecticut, Deleware, District of Columbia, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, and Maryland. Also includes a charter, 1758, to the Fredericksburg Lodge from the Scotland Grand Lodge. Correspondence with the subordinate local lodges include accounts, bills, and receipts owed by the Grand Lodges and subordinate lodges for various purchases; drawings and designs for a masonic seal and other masonic symbols; certificates for members for various levels of membership; petitions and charters for the creation of subordinate lodges; invitations from various lodges to attend functions; letters and circular letters regarding business and activities of the Grand Lodge and subordinate lodges, as well as individual membership; and reports on the various lodges and the various districts under the Grand Lodge. Correspondence with subordinate lodges includes lodges in Kentucky before 1800 and in West Virginia before 1863. Also includes papers for the Knights Templar and Royal Arch Masons of Virginia. Individual lodges are listed in the subject headings
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Biographical or historical data
The first Masonic Lodge in Virginia was founded in Norfolk probably in 1741, and soon other lodges began in the colony. These lodges were chartered by the various Grand Lodges of England, Scotland, and Ireland. The Grand Lodge of Virginia, the first independent Grand Lodge in the United States, was established in Williamsburg in 1778 with John Blair (1731-1800) serving as the first Grand Master. All but one of Virginia's pre-existing lodges submitted to the new Grand Lodge's authority. The one which did not shortly ceased to exist. The Virginia Grand Lodge established subordinate lodges in Virginia, as well as in what later became Kentucky, Illinois, and West Virginia. It also established a lodge in Maryland and one in Pennsylvania. Some of the prominent Virginians who served as Grand Master include Edmund Randolph (1753-1813) and John Marshall (1755-1835). The Grand Lodge of Virginia continues to oversee the masonic lodges of Virginia today.
Cataloging source
Vi
Form designation
Papers
Funding information
Filming funded by The Library of Virginia Foundation with the support of The Roller-Bottimore Foundation and The Robins Foundation.
Location of originals duplicates
The Huntington Library;
Label
(microform)
Note
  • This collection forms part of the Robert Alonzo Brock Collection at The Huntington Library, San Marino, California
  • The Robert Alonzo Brock Collection was filmed by The Huntington Library in cooperation with The Library of Virginia with funding provided by The Library of Virginia Foundation with the support of The Roller-Bottimore Foundation and The Robins Foundation
  • Microfilmed as arranged by The Huntington Library
Arrangement
Series I: Arranged by correspondent, first international, then states. Series II: Arranged chronologically.
Base of film
safety base polyester
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  • The Library of Virginia
Color
black and white
Dimensions
35mm.
Emulsion on film
silver halide
Extent
6
Generation
service copy
Immediate source of acquisition
The Library of Virginia Foundation, The Roller-Bottimore Foundation, and The Robins Foundation
Organization method
Organized into the following series: Series I: Communications from the foreign and national Grand Lodges. Series II: Correspondence with subordinate local lodges.
Positive negative aspect
negative
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001510840
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01
ReductionRatioRange
low reduction ratio
Reproduction note
Microfilm.
Specific material designation
microfilm reel
Terms governing use
Should you wish to quote from or reproduce images of any of the materials, you must write to the Librarian of the Huntington Library, 1151 Oxford Road, San Marino, CA 91108, requesting formal permission to do so. Please note that you do not have to obtain permission if you are quoting fewer than fifty words, or if you are only citing the document. Images made with microfilm-reader printers are for research use only and may not be used for publication without permission.
Type of unit
reels.

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