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Masonic apron

Description: Masonic apron belonging to Caleb Linn Spencer (b. ca. 1828) who came to Texas in 1857; apron is white silk on white cotton or linen with cotton backing; symbols and decoration are painted on front; said to have been worn by 32nd degree masons
Date: unknown
Partner: Star of the Republic Museum

[Tombstone of Confederate Soldier Jacob Samuels (1836-1906)]

Description: Photograph of the back Jacob Samuels' tombstone in the Emanuel Hebrew Rest Cemetery, 1400 block S. Main Street, Ft. Worth. Samuels name is in raised letters on the face of the tombstone and a symbol of the Masons is at the top which consists of the letter "G" with a compass above and right angle below. Jacob Samuels was a Confederate soldier who live from 1836 to 1906.
Date: unknown
Partner: Beth-El Congregation Archives

[Trinosophes invitation, 1831]

Description: an invitation to de Zavala for a meeting of the Trinosophes, a French secret order. The document is corroborative evidence of Zavala's involvement in international masonry.
Date: September 22, 1834
Creator: Loge des Trinosophes
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

Masonic Lodge, San Angelo

Description: Photograph of the Masonic Lodge in San Angelo, across the street from the Cactus Hotel. A blue flag hangs from the second floor, and a car is parked in front of the building.
Date: August 2, 2005
Creator: Belden, Dreanna L.
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Partner: UNT Libraries

[Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to Orlando Osterhout, October 30, 1838]

Description: Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to his brother, Orlando Osterhout, discussing recent events in his life. He attended a Baptist convention in Independence, Texas and planned to return there to attend an examination of students at Baylor University. He wrote about the woman he was courting and told his brother that he hoped he would not remain a bachelor. John intended to return home and considered the different routes he could take while also requesting that his brother give him access to transportation in the winter so he could visit a friend. Soule University planned to lay a cornerstone soon in a Masonic ceremony and John wanted to be attendance. The letter ended with John making fun of the LaGrange Volunteer Rifle Rangers.
Date: October 30, 1838
Creator: Osterhout, John Patterson
Partner: Austin College

Historic plaque, Milam County Courthouse

Description: Photograph of a historic plaque in Cameron, Texas. It reads: "Milam County Courthouse. This is the fourth structure to serve as the Milam County Courthouse. The local Masonic Lodge laid the cornerstone for the building on July 4, 1891. Designed by architect A.O. Watson of Austin, the courthouse at one time feature a second empire roof and a cupola with a four-sided clock. The clock was removed and the roof altered in a 1938 renovation project by the Federal Works Progress Administration. As the center of county government for over a century, the courthouse stands as a significant part of Milam County history."
Date: October 8, 2006
Creator: Belden, Dreanna L.
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Partner: UNT Libraries

Fayette County Courthouse, cornerstone detail

Description: Photograph of a cornerstone at the Fayette County Courthouse in La Grange. The text on the cornerstone reads "Fayette County, April 9th 1891, J.R. Gordon, Architect, Martin Burns & Johnsen, Builders." There is also a masonic symbol, "La Fayette Lodge, No. 34, A.F. & A.M., A. L. 5891."
Date: October 7, 2006
Creator: Belden, Dreanna L.
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Partner: UNT Libraries