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|Size||0.5 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 300 items)|
|Abstract||John Thomas Alderman (1853-1932) was an educator, North Carolina state senator, Baptist historian, and Mason. Correspondence of John Alderman relating to his position as Masonic leader and articles and lectures written by Alderman on various topics. Correspondence between Alderman and various Masons includes information about members, dues, conferences, initiations, conferring of degrees, officer elections, resignations, expulsion of members for various reasons, and the distribution of philanthropic funds. Included are several undated articles and lectures Alderman wrote on topics such as the history of the Masons, the history of the Netherlands, American national songs, famous jewels, the business of education, the role of the family, and the Civil War.|
|Creator||Alderman, John Thomas, 1853-1932.|
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John Thomas Alderman, educator, state senator, Baptist historian, and Mason was a native of Salemburg, Sampson County, N.C. He served as superintendent of schools of Henderson, N.C., until his retirement in 1923. He was a North Carolina state senator in 1925 and 1929 and was chair of the historical commission of the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina. He was an active Mason, holding many offices, culminating with his election as Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of North Carolina in 1914.Back to Top
Correspondence between Alderman and various Masons regarding Masonic business, written during Alderman's term as Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of North Carolina in 1914. Included is information about members, dues, conferences, initiations, conferring of degrees, officer elections, resignations, expulsion of members with questionable reputations, and the distribution of philanthropic funds. The correspondents were mostly Masons from various regions of North Carolina; a few letters were from other parts of the country requesting information about the way the North Carolina Lodge was run.
The collection also includes several undated articles and lectures written by Alderman on topics such as the history of the Masons, the history of the Netherlands, American national songs, famous jewels, the business of education, the role of the family, and the Civil War.Back to Top
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