Washington’s Eulogy by Brother Masons

To honor President’s Day and in particular George Washington’s birthday, the Central Libraries Special Collections want to share a publication from our rare collection. It is a small, plain item without the pomp of our giant illuminated Bibles and manuscripts. A weathered document wrapped in an archival folder.

Upon opening, the title reads: “An Eulogy on the Life, Character and Services of Brother George Washington, Deceased. Pronounced before the Fraternity of the Free and Accepted Masons, by Request of the Grand Lodge, at the Old South Meeting-House, Boston, on Tuesday, Feb. 11, 1800. Being the Day Set Apart by Them to Pay Funeral Honors to Their Deceased Brother. Printed by I. Thomas and E.T. Andrews, 1800.” by Brother Timothy Bigelow.

Such a small item, steeped in history.

Happy Birthday, President Washington.

If you are interested in more information about the collections or would like to visit, please send us an email at RareCollections@baylor.edu, or call at 254-710-3679 (Beth Farwell).

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