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Saunders, George M. (fl. 1958) to New York City' Mecca Temple

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09677.45.02 Author/Creator: Saunders, George M. (fl. 1958) Place Written: Chicago, Illinois Type: Typed letter Date: 1958 Pagination: 2 p. ; 28 x 21.5 cm.

Summary of Content: One letter from George M. Saunders the Imperial Recorder to New York City's Mecca Temple dated 1958. The letter concerns George E. Stringfellow's visit to the Mecca Temple on June 17th. The letter notes he will be there one day. He will be hosted by Donald P. Sherman, and the temple's 4,757 members. The letter also contains a biography of Stringfellow, and notes his various accomplishments. Letter is on "The Imperial Council Ancient Arabic Order, Nobles of the Mystic Shrine, Shriners Hospitals for Crippled Children" stationary.

Background Information: Shriners International describes itself as a fraternity based on fun, fellowship, and the Masonic principles of brotherly love, relief, and truth. There are approximately 350,000 members from nearly 200 temples (chapters) in ...the U.S., Canada, Brazil, Bolivia, Mexico, the Republic of Panama, the Philippines, Puerto Rico, Europe, and Australia. The organization is best known for the Shriners Hospitals for Children that it administers, and the red fezzes that members wear.See More

People: Stringfellow, George E., 1892-
Saunders, George M., fl. 1958
Sherman, Donald P., fl. 1958
Edison, Thomas Alva, 1847-1931

Historical Era: 1945 to the Present

Subjects: MasonsPhilanthropistsCharity and Philanthropy

Sub Era: The Fifties

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