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Arthur C. Furchgott papers

Identifier: Mss 1043

Collection Overview

Contains letters (1930, 1958) to Furchgott regarding membership achievements in Friendship Lodge No. 9; formal photographs of Friendship Lodge No. 9 members (b/w) 1909, 1949, 1954, 1963-1965, and two undated photographs (ca. 1950s). 1961 Lodge Resolution in recognition of Furchgott's 55 years of service and Memoriam Resolution (1971) from Friendship Lodge issued upon Furchgott's death. Ephemera includes receipts (1906) for dues paid, menu from Lodge's 144th Anniversary (1911) Dinner held at St. John Hotel; invitation and program from Supreme Council meeting, Oct. 1941, Washington, D.C.; Certificate of Appreciation for Furchgott's 55 years of Masonic service. Clippings (1907-1965) from Charleston newspapers cover Friendship Lodge No. 9 officer elections, the obituary (1921) for Max Furchgott (Arthur's father), and awards (Masonic) presented to Arthur Furchgott.


  • Creation: 1906-1971


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Biographical Note

Arthur Clarence Furchgott (1884-1971) was born in Charleston, South Carolina. He married Pena Sorentrue in 1910 and had three sons, Arthur (b. 1912), Robert (b. 1916) and Max (b. 1917) and named after Arthur's father. Furchgott joined Charleston's Friendship Lodge No. 9 in 1906 and served as Master from 1911-1913. In 1908 he was made a 32nd Degree Mason in the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite and in 1915 he was honored by the Supreme Council with the rank and decoration of Knight Commander of the Court of Honor. Furchgott was elevated to the 33rd Degree Honorary in 1924 and given a life membership to Friendship Lodge No. 9, A.F.M in 1930.


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Materials donated by Max Furchgott.

Inventory of the Arthur C. Furchgott Papers. 1906-1971
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