Topeka, Ks. S.G. Watkins, [ca. 1905]. 15pp. Original printed blue wrappers. Moderate soiling and wear to wrappers. Very good. Item #3087
A rare pamphlet designed to foster “an earnest desire to increase interest in the work and knowledge of the Order of Eastern Star." The work was published by and for the Eastern Stars in Topeka, Kansas, and contains instructions for conducting the "Labyrinth," an organization ceremony. The Order of Eastern Star was established in 1850 as an adjunct body to the Freemasons, open to both men and women. The organization’s activities were based on the teachings of the Bible, but open to people of all religious beliefs, and regardless of race, though African Americans established a separate organization called the Prince Hall Order of the Eastern Star. The publisher of the present work, S.G. Watkins was the Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Colored Masons in Kansas around the turn of the 20th century, so this publication may relate to the Price Hall Eastern Star Order. Apparently not recorded in OCLC.