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dc.contributor.authorCameron, Chantal
dc.descriptionThe origins of the Scottish Rite of Freemasonry can be traced to France around 1754, when a Chapter of Claremont was founded in Paris. Initially this chapter had seven degrees, but by 1758 there were twenty-five degrees, known as the Rite of Perfection. In 1761, Stephen Morin was appointed to introduce the Rite into the New World. He began with Kingston, Jamaica and San Domingo. Further establishments were made in New Orleans, LA(1763); Albany, NY (1767); Philadelphia, PA (1782); and Charleston, SC (1783). In order to improve the disorganized state of the degrees in Europe, “Grand Constitutions” were enacted in 1786. These Constitutions formally brought into existence the “Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite”. None of the degrees of the Scottish Rite would seem to have origins in Scotland. “Scottish” is translated from the French word “Ecossais”, which is found in some of the French titles of some of the degrees of the Rite of Perfection. It is possible that the Scottish connection is a result of the involvement of a Scotsman, Andrew Michael Ramsey, who may have devised some of the degrees.en_US
dc.description.abstractThis collection contains materials relating to freemasonry. All of the material is written in French. The collection consists of 19 books as well as conference papers, a letter, a leaflet and some other papers. The bulk of the material relates to the Scottish Rite Order and the Grand Orient de France.en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries;RG 486
dc.subjectScottish Rite (Masonic order).en_US
dc.subjectFreemasons -- France -- Rules and practice.en_US
dc.subjectFreemasons -- France -- History -- 18th century.en_US
dc.subjectFreemasons. Grand orient de France.en_US
dc.subjectFreemasonry -- France -- History -- 18th century -- Sources.en_US
dc.subjectFreemasonry -- France -- Rituals.en_US
dc.titleScottish Rite (Masonic Order) French Language Collection, 1787-1825, 1907, n.d.en_US

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