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Archive of Nashville, Tennessee related Masonic and Fraternal Organization memorabilia. Includes 1 partially printed, highly decorated certificate for Edward Dickson Hicks certifying he has been "dubbed a Knight of the Red Cross Knight Templar and Knight of Malta", at the Nashville encampment, Sept. 9, 1859. 16" x 12" sight, 22 1/2" x 18 1/2" in molded giltwood frame; 1 Partially printed Master Mason's Diploma for C.C. Giers, Nashville Tenn. Oct. 14 1862, signed Chas. C. Giers, John McClelland, S. Kirkpatrick, R.C. Bransford and C.M. Peden, 18" x 13 1/2", folds into a pocket sized leather pouch labeled Moss & Brother Philadelphia Stationers Binders and Manufacturers of Masonic and Odd Fellows Regalia; 1 small book written in German, published 1864, inscribed inside front cover "Germania Lodge No. 355" (C. C. Giers was a member of Nashville's Germania lodge); 3 C.C. Giers CDVs of members of Nashville masons including Giers himself, Andrew Johnson (later President of the United States); and Frank Steiner; 1 black beaded ribbon with insignia; Book – Tennessee Craftsman or Masonic Textbook, undated, circa 1915, the leather pouch cover stamped "Edward Dickson Hicks Jr. May 1, 1917, Observance Lodge No 686 F. & A. M.; Book: A Digest of the Laws, Decisions, Rules and Usages of the Independent Order of Good Templars, Philadelphia: J.C. Garrigues & Co. 1870 (internal inscription in pencil for H.A. Lynes Nashville); Booklet: By-laws and Membership of Corinthian Lodge # 414 F & A.M. Nashville, dated 1960; Booked – The Lodge of Washington and his Masonic Neighbors, Copyright 1928 by the Alexandria-Washington Lodge, with photos and descriptions of antique relics in President George Washington's lodge; and assorted booklets and letters related to the Knights of Phythias and Phythian Sisters, Domain of Nashville, circa 1898-1918 including Instructions for Forming Temples, programme for an 1898 installation service etc; plus 1 Knights of Phythias white metal belt buckle with chain for sword. Also included is a 1799 Masonic Traveling Certificate on parchment for Thomas Harding (1755-1805) from Lebanon Lodge no. 41 of Gainesburg, Va., Goochland County. Contains numerous hand drawn symbols including the all-seeing eye, coffin, scythe and hands, along with the signatures of William Sanders, S. Warden, John Brown and Henry Bishop. 18" x 15". Provenance: the estate of Giers descendant Sarah Hunter Hicks Green, formerly of Historic Devon Farm, Nashville, Tennessee. CONDITION: All paper items lightly toned with some scattered foxing. Additionally, Hicks certificate: 7" area of staining to upper right corner, scattered chips and cracks to frame gilding. CDVS: corner loss to Johnson CDV, general light grime/fading to all. Belt Buckle and sword chain shows oxidation.