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December 16, 2010

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Aimee Newell

Hi Belva: Thanks for reading our blog and commenting. We are very happy to be able to care for such a wonderful collection of Masonic and fraternal aprons. Aimee Newell, Director of Collections

Belva A. Edgell

Hi! Your blog is good and very informative. The masonic apron that you post symbolizes the rich culture of 18th century. The design depicts the beauty of life.

Aimee Newell

Hi Richard: I did a very quick internet search and it seems that William B. Hidden was from New Hampshire and served as a surgeon during the Civil War. You might want to contact the New Hampshire Historical Society to see if they can help you learn more about him. The Grand Lodge of New Hampshire may be able to tell you if he was a Mason in that state, as well. Thanks so much for reading our blog and sharing a comment! Aimee Newell, Director of Collections

richard lucas

i found aapron belongs gen william b hidden need more info on the gen

Aimee E Newell

Hi Jay: Thanks so much for sharing this information with us. I will definitely add it to our file. I'm not sure how directly it relates to the apron, but it does fill in some of the context about President Cleveland's knowledge of Freemasonry. Thanks again for reading our blog and for commenting! Aimee Newell

The Magpie Mason

Dear Jeff,

The following may have nothing to do with this apron, but here is some information from a brother in the historic lodge located in the town of President Cleveland's birth.

From an e-mail I received today:

"Grover Cleveland's father and the Rev. Stephen Grover were co-pastors of the church in Caldwell. Grover Cleveland is named after the Rev. Grover.

"The Rev. Grover and friends petitioned for a lodge in Caldwell in 1820. The original lodge was over one of the stores on Bloomfield Ave. The current lodge building was originally an annex to the pastor's home that faced what is now Bloomfield Ave. across the street from the church."

So, we see there is a Masonic connection to the Cleveland family by way of the future president's namesake.

Cordially,
Jay

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