Auction 56
Jewish and Israeli History and Culture

Lot Number 60

Collection of Documents – “The Freemasons” in Palestine, 1920s-1930s

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615$
Opening
500$
Lot Number 60

Collection of Documents – “The Freemasons” in Palestine, 1920s-1930s

Collection of printed documents of the Freemasons Organization in Palestine, from the archive of Ibrahim Shammas - one of the founders of the Golden Throne Lodge of the Freemasons, a member of the permanent committee of the National Grand Lodge of Palestine and a member of the Arab delegation to London in the years 1921-1922. Most of the documents are from Jerusalem, from the 1920s-1930s. English, Arabic, Hebrew and French.
The collection includes: about 75 printed booklets and invitations to conferences of various lodges of the Freemasons. These documents shed light on the organization's activities in Palestine, and include lists of the names of members of the different lodges (Arabs and Jews), the timetables of the conferences, and more. Items include: * Official invitations to conferences of the Golden Throne Lodge in Jerusalem from 1926 (the year the lodge was founded) to 1934. * Official invitations (in French) to conferences of the Jerusalem no. 262 lodge (the lodge was active under Egyptian authority, and its activities were held in French); and an English program printed for the Consecration of the Lodge ceremony in 1926. * Official invitations, in English, to the conferences of the Mount Sinai No. 293 lodge in Jerusalem from the years 1929-1932, and a menu for a festive meal at the lodge. * Printed invitations and booklets of the lodges Pax, Jordan, Mizpah, Mount Zion, Nur Ul-Hikmah, El-Shams, HaKochav [The Star], and more.
* Typewritten documents of the National Grand Lodge of Ancient Free and Accepted Masons of Palestine from 1933 - invitation to a conference, signed in the handwriting of the lodge's general secretary; and a list of names of the members of the lodge's various committees.
Total of about 75 items. Size and condition vary. Good-fair overall condition. Stains, creases and tears (coarse tears and dark stains to a number of items).

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615$
Opening
500$

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