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Knights Templar (Masonic order), Grand Commandery (Ga.) records

Knights Templar (Masonic order), Grand Commandery (Ga.) records

Descriptive Summary

Title: Knights Templar (Masonic order), Grand Commandery (Ga.) records
Creator: Knights Templar (Masonic order). Grand Commandery (Ga.)
Inclusive Dates: 1896, 1901-1902
Language(s): English
Extent: 0.4 Linear Feet (1 box)
Collection Number: ms1161
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

The Knights Templar, a masonic organization whose predecessors were soldiers fighting for the Christian faith during the crusades and other religious wars, was established in the United States in 1816. The Georgia Grand Commandery was organized on April 12, 1860.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of records of the Office of the Grand Commandery of the Knights Templar of Georgia from 1896-1902. The correspondence, addressed to Earnest A. Cutts while he held the office of Grand Commander, mainly pertains to arrangements for the 28th Triennial Conclave of the Knights Templar held in Louisville, Kentucky on August 27-31, 1901. The collection also contains correspondence regarding temple business, applications for membership, and a visitor's register for the August meeting.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Knights Templar (Masonic order), Grand Commandery (Ga.) records, MS 1161. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Georgia Libraries.

General Notes

Cataloged as part of the Georgia Archives and Manuscripts Automated Access Project: A Special Collections Gateway Program of the University Center in Georgia.

Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Cutts, E. A.
Knights Templar Triennial Conclave (28th : 1901 : Louisville, Ky.)
Men -- Georgia -- Societies and clubs.
Secret societies -- Georgia.

Related Collections in this Repository

Related collections in this repository: E.A. Cutts papers.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

1Knights Templar Grand Commandery records