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MS 220 Knights of Pythias

The Knights of Pythias is a secret fraternal organization or order founded in Washington D. C. in 1864.   The purpose of the order was social and charitable service. The order was founded upon the legend of Pythias, a 4 th century B.C. Pythagorean philosopher and his devotion to friend Damon.   The Sisters of Pythias was established to allow women into the order.   The order is divided into ranks of page, esquire, and knight.   Each rank is given a color and symbol.   Pages are blue and "F" for fraternity.   Esquires are yellow and "C" for charity.   Knights are red and "B" for benevolence.   Marco L. Huddleston and Marco L. Prothero donated the collection in 1982.

BOX 1

              Sisters of Pythias Ceremonial Items

              Item 1                   White veil

              Item 2                   Blue satin crown with handmade decorations

              Item 3                   Red sash with gold fringe

              Item 4                   Red and orange collar

BOX 2

              Ceremonial Robes

              Item 1                   Yellow

              Item 2                   Red

              Item 3                   Yellow

              Item 4                   Violet

              Item 5                   Yellow

BOX 3

              Ceremonial Robes

              Item 1                   Orange

              Item 2                   Purple

              Item 3                   Purple

              Item 4                   Red

              Item 5                   Yellow

              Item 6                   Yellow

BOX 4

              Ceremonial Robes

              Item 1                   Purple

              Item 2                   Orange

              Item 3                   Red

              Item 4                   Black

              Item 5                   Purple

BOX 5

              Item 1                   Red Shield for Knights

              Item 2                   Yellow Shield for Esquires

              Item 3                   Blue Shield for Pages

              Item 4                   Bronze Spire

              Item 5                   Photograph of Dr. Ida M. Jayne Weaver

BOX 6

              Item 1                   Bronze Stand

              Item 2                   Drum

BOX 7

              Jewels

              Fd 1                      White Satin Mask

              Fd 2                      Blue "Page" Ribbons

              Fd 3                      Yellow "Esquire" Ribbons

              Fd 4                      Red "Knight" Ribbons

              Fd 5                      White Ribbons

     Fd 6                    Ribbon for Grand Lodge 27 th Annual Session,                                       Kansas City, MO.: October 17, 1911

     Fd 7                    Ribbon in Memoriam Ogden Lodge No. 2

     Fd 8                    White Cloth Jewel Bag for Ogden Lodge No. 2

     Fd 9                    Page Jewel (5)

     Fd 10                  Esquire Jewel (4)

     Fd 11                  Outer Guard Jewel

     Fd 12                  Inner Guard Jewel

     Fd 13                  Master-at-Arms Jewel

     Fd 14                  Keeper of Records and Seal Jewel

     Fd 15                  Master of Finance Jewel

     Fd 16                  Master of Exchequer Jewel

     Fd 17                  Attendant Jewel

     Fd 18                  Prelate Jewel

BOX 8

              Fd 1                      White Voting Balls

              Fd 2                      Black Voting Balls

              Fd 3                      Ballot Box

BOX 9

              Fd 1                      White Voting Balls

              Fd 2                      Black Voting Balls

              Fd 3                      Ballot Box

BOX 10

              Item 1                   Red Jewel Box for Ogden Lodge No. 2

BOX 11

              Books

              Fd 1                      Receipt Book

              Fd 2                      Annual Roll Call Service

              Fd 3                      Letter from Walter Johnson to Lodge #16: June 18, 1916

              Fd 4                      Photocopy of Ritual of the Order of Pythian Sisters

              Fd 5                      Knights of Pythias Ritual : 1924

              Fd 6                      Book of Forms for the Floor Work, Order of Pythian Sisters

              Fd 7                      Official Pythian Lodge Directory: 1907

              Fd 8                      Official Pythian Lodge Directory: 1911

              Fd 9                      Official Pythian Lodge Directory: 1914

              Fd 10                    Roll of Membership: 1917

BOX 12

              Ledgers            

                Fd 1                      Treasurer's Cash Book, Knights of Pythias: 1910-1914

Fd 2                      Account Ledger, Calanthe Temple, Rathbone Sisters: 1896-1909

                Fd 3                      Minute Book, Calanthe Temple: 1924-1926

                Fd 4                      Membership Ledger, Calanthe Temple: 1891-1909

                Fd 5                      Membership Ledger, Calanthe Temple: 1893-1895

                Fd 6                      Membership Ledger, Calanthe Temple: 1909-1916

BOX 13

              Item 1                   Membership Roll, Knights of Pythias: 1897-1909

              Item 2                   Minute Book, Knights of Pythias: 1910-1916

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Item 1                 Certificate from the Grand Lodge, Knights of Pythias, recognizing Ogden Lodge Number 2: November 10, 1884

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