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John S. Dashiell Letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2700

This collection conatins a letter from John S. Dashiell to William K. Blair in which Dashiell reviews and comments on the By Laws of Blair's Masonic Lodge. Dashiell approves of the rules adopted by Blair's Lodge with the exception of the measure to fine brothers for non-attendance.

Dates

  • 1843 November 14

Conditions Governing Access

Collections are stored offsite, and a minimum of 2 business days are needed to retrieve these items for use. Researchers interested in consulting any of the collections are advised to contact Special Collections.

Conditions Governing Use

The copyright interests in this collection remain with the creator. For more information, contact the Special Collections Library.

Extent

0.1 Linear Feet

Abstract

This collection contains a letter, dated November 14, 1849, from John S. Dashiell to William K. Blair in which Dashiell reviews and comments on the By Laws of Blair's Masonic Lodge. Dashiell approves of the rules adopted by Blair's Lodge with the exception of the measure to fine brothers for non-attendance.

Biographical/Historical Note

John Snyder Dashiell (b. 1807) was a steamboat captain who served in several capacities as a Mason in the Tennessee Grand Lodge from 1840 to 1852. Dashiell's appointments included Grand Secretary, Grand Recorder, Grand Master of Masons, and Deputy High Priest of Grand Chapter. He also served, by the unanimous vote of his ward, as Alderman of Nashville for eight years.

Arrangement

Collection consists of a single folder.

Acquisition Note

Collection was purchased by Special Collections in December 2005.

Repository Details

Part of the Betsey B. Creekmore Special Collections and University Archives, University of Tennessee, Knoxville Repository

Contact:
University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville TN 37996 USA
865-974-4480