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Catalog Number HRHS-104
Collection Knights of Pythias Stonewall Lodge No. 31 Collection
Object Name Minute Book
Scope & Content BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE:
The Knights of Pythias is a fraternal organization and secret society founded at Washington, DC, on 19 February 1864.
The Knights of Pythias was the first fraternal organization to receive a charter under an act of the United States Congress. It was founded by Justus H. Rathbone, who had been inspired by a play by the Irish poet John Banim about the legend of Damon and Pythias. This legend illustrates the ideals of loyalty, honor and friendship that are the center of the order.

SCOPE AND CONTENT:
This collection consists of the records/minutes of the Stonewall Lodge, No. 31, Knights of Pythias, dating 1884-1895. 1 book, 9.25 x 14.5


COLLECTION INVENTORY:
1 leather bound ledger
Title Knights of Pythias Stonewall Ledger No. 31 Collection