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St. Paul's Lodge No. 11, Grand Lodge of Connecticut, A. M. & F. M. records

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St. Paul's Lodge No. 11, Grand Lodge of Connecticut, A. M. & F. M. records, 1781-2010 | Litchfield Historical Society

By Leith Johnson

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Collection Overview

Title: St. Paul's Lodge No. 11, Grand Lodge of Connecticut, A. M. & F. M. records, 1781-2010Add to your cart.

Primary Creator: Freemasons. St. Paul's Lodge (Litchfield, Conn.)

Extent: 8.0 Linear Feet

Date Acquired: 01/20/2010

Subjects: Deeds - Connecticut - Litchfield, Freemasonry - Connecticut - Litchfield, Freemasons - Connecticut - Litchfield, Freemasons. St. Paul's Lodge (Litchfield, Conn.)

Forms of Material: Business records, Certificates, Correspondence, Financial records, Minutes, Photographs

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The records of St. Paul's Lodge No. 11, Grand Lodge of Connecticut, A. M. & F. M. consist of minutes (typically kept in bound volumes labeled "Records"), correspondence, degree certificates, cash and dues books, photographs, publications, ephemera, and other items. The records also document the activities of Darius Chapter 16, Royal Arch Masons and Buel Council No. 20, Royal and Select Masters.

The records contain a complete run of minutes from 1781 through 1948. Early members are documented in several lists. Original and revised by-laws can be found in the minutes and in published booklets. There are also minutes for Darius Chapter 16, R.A.M., 1815 through 1956, and  Buel Council No. 20, R. & S.M., 1853 through 1928.

Collection Historical Note

In May, 1781, Ashbel Baldwin presented to the Massachusetts Grand Lodge a petition signed by him and thirteen other Masons from Litchfield already affiliated with lodges. The charter was granted and signed by Grand Master Joseph Webb and other officers, including Paul Revere. A charter creating St. Paul's Lodge No. 16 and other documents were delivered to Litchfield by special messenger, who arrived on June 10, 1781. On June 13, 1781, the first meeting was held with Ashbel Baldwin as Master. In 1789, St. Paul's was in the forefront of the formation of the Grand Lodge of Connecticut, and in the realignment that followed, St. Paul's was designated No. 11. Meetings of the Lodge were held at members' homes, taverns, hotels, and other locations until 1885, when the Methodist Church on Meadow St. was purchased. The Lodge continues to meet there today.

Subject/Index Terms

Deeds - Connecticut - Litchfield
Freemasonry - Connecticut - Litchfield
Freemasons - Connecticut - Litchfield
Freemasons. St. Paul's Lodge (Litchfield, Conn.)

Administrative Information

Repository: Litchfield Historical Society

Access Restrictions: The collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions: Copyright is retained by the creator(s) of this collection for materials they have authored or otherwise produced. After the lifetime of the creator(s), copyright passes to the Litchfield Historical Society. Copyright status for other collection materials is unknown. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owners. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.

Acquisition Source: Philip D. Birkett

Acquisition Method: Gift

Preferred Citation: St. Paul's Lodge No. 11, Grand Lodge of Connecticut A. F. & A. M. records (1975-03-0), Litchfield Historical Society, Helga J. Ingraham Memorial Library, Litchfield, Connecticut, 06759

Other Note: This collection was processed with support from St. Paul's Lodge, the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) and the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC).


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Series 3: Bound recordsAdd to your cart.
Sub-Series 1: Buel Council, No. 20, Royal and Select MastersAdd to your cart.
Item 1: Records, 1853-1885Add to your cart.
Item 2: Records, 1888-1909Add to your cart.
Item 3: Records, 1909-1928Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 2: Darius Chapter, No. 16, Royal Arch MasonsAdd to your cart.
Item 1: Records, 1815-1852Add to your cart.
Item 2: Records and by-laws, 1852-1879Add to your cart.
Item 3: Records, 1879-1901Add to your cart.
Item 4: Records, 1902-1921Add to your cart.
Item 5: Minutes, 1931-1956Add to your cart.
Item 6: Treasurer's accounts, 1815-1868Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 3: St. Paul's LodgeAdd to your cart.
Item 1: Black list, 1899-1907Add to your cart.
Item 2: Cash book, 1873-1940Add to your cart.
Item 3: Cash book, 1910-1913Add to your cart.
Item 4: Cash book, 1912-1926Add to your cart.
Item 5: Cash book, 1926-1932Add to your cart.
Item 6: Entries of lodge St. Paul and charter and by-laws, 1781-1790Add to your cart.
Item 7: Members dues, 1869-1898Add to your cart.
Item 8: Records, 1781-1797Add to your cart.
Item 9: Records, original calf binding, 1781-1797Add to your cart.
Currently stored in box XXX.
Item 10: Records, "Vol. II", 1797-1820Add to your cart.
Item 11: Records, "Masonic Records", 1781-1847Add to your cart.
Item 12: Records and by-laws, 1845-1856Add to your cart.
Item 13: Records, 1856-1859Add to your cart.
Item 14: Records, 1860-1866Add to your cart.
Item 15: Records, 1866-1883Add to your cart.
Item 16: Records, 1883-1898Add to your cart.
Item 17: Records, 1898-1905Add to your cart.
Item 18: Records, 1905-1915Add to your cart.
Item 19: Records, 1915-1925Add to your cart.
Item 20: Records, 1925-1931Add to your cart.
Item 21: Minutes, 1931-1938Add to your cart.
Item 22: Minutes, 1939-1948Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 4: OtherAdd to your cart.
Item 1: Membership list ("Index" on cover), 1920sAdd to your cart.

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