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May 26, 2008



Hi I have a copy of the hard cover of the Ritual of Taborian Knighthood, including : the Uniform Rank. St. Louis, Mo. : A. R. Fleming & Co., printers, 1889.
Call number: RARE HS 2230 .T3 D5 1889

I wanted to learn more about it. Great Great grandmother born in 1907 had it in her belongs as we are going through it now.


Is this book a hard find? I have a pretty old book that bears this name.


Hi Lynn.

Thanks for reading our blog. According to the 1889 ritual, it stood for “Uniform Knight of Tabor,” or “Uniform Knights of Tabor,” which is a reference to the organization’s fourth degree, called “The Uniform Rank.” The description of the “full dress uniform,” which is noted as used “for public turn-outs” of Uniform Rank members, includes a description of “a shield of yellow metal, with letters U.K.T.” which would have been worn on the dress coat. The description of the dress uniform is similar to that of a Masonic Knights Templar uniform, or other quasi-military uniform.



Lynette O'Quinn

Do you know what the UKT stood for on their medal?


I'm glad you liked the story - and thanks for pointing out the typo so that I could fix it!


Fascinating story!

Check the spelling of Mississippi in the link, "Missississippi Heritage Trust's 10 Most Endangered List of 2000."

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