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Endowment Department of the Southern District Grand Tent No.1 membership certificate

 Unprocessed — Folder: 1
Identifier: ViU-2020-0053

Content Description

This collection of the membership certificate of Eliza Braxton to the Southern District Grand Tent No.1 J.R. Giddings and Jollifee Union. This certifies that Braxton was part of the Iola Tent No.74 of Richmond, Virginia. The United Order of Tents was formed in 1867 in Richmond by Annette M. Lanes and Harriet R. Taylor, two former enslaved women. This secret society provided aid to the African American Community.

Acquisition Type

Purchase

Provenance

Puchased, 26 June 2020.

Restrictions Apply

No

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions

Handle gently. Certificate torn at the fold.

Dates

  • 1911

Creator

Extent

.03 Cubic Feet (Contains 1 letter sized folder.)

Inventory

1 cert