Apron, 1813, Marquis de Lafayette

Within the Artifact Collection of the Livingston Masonic Library of the Grand Lodge of New York, is an apron which is attributed to the Marquis de Lafayette which was published in 1813 by Brothers Desilver & Webster. The apron is made of leather, with a black ink...

Past Master’s Jewel, 1831

This magnificent jewel was presented on April 12, 1831, to Worshipful Master William Cuscaden by Benevolent Lodge No. 142, New York. It is made of gold, silver and composite metal, with inlaid rhinestones and an amethyst, and with what may be a ruby at the top....

Print, Book of the Lodge, 1855

The Book of the Lodge was printed in 1855, by Robert Macoy (b. 1815 – d. 1895), who was a member of Lebanon Lodge No. 13; New York; NY (Raised 1848). He was also Deputy Grand Master in 1856 and 1857, as well as being recognized as a Past Grand Secretary (by...

Anderson’s Constitutions

“The Rev. James Anderson, D. D., is well known to all Masons as the compiler of the celebrated Book of Constitutions. On the 29th of September, 1721, he was commissioned by the Grand Lodge to collect and compile the history, charges, and regulations of the...

Grand Secretary’s Apron, 1799

A silk apron worn by Grand Secretary Reinier Jan van den Broek (van den Broeck), who served as Grand Secretary of the Grand Lodge of New York during the last year of MW Robert R Livingston’s time as Grand Master (1784-1800). This Apron was presented in 1802 by...

1817 Slave Manumission (copy)

In honor of the upcoming, June 29th Free Library Lecture , Freemasonry and The Underground Railroad, by RW Moises Gomez, Past Grand Historian of the Grand Lodge of New Jersey, (Note: seating is limited, please RSVP at...