Knights of Pythias minutes and letter book
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Knights of Pythias minutes and letter book

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Knights of Pythias. Grand Lodge of Georgia.
Title: Knights of Pythias minutes and letter book
Dates: 1870-1926
Extent: 2.85 cubic feet (13 volumes)
Identification: MS 0466

Biographical/Historical Note

The Knights of Pythias was organized in the United States in 1864 for benevolent and charitable purposes. Its name is derived from the legend of Damon and Pythias in which Pythias gave his life for his brother. Forest City Lodge of Savannah, organized in 1869, was the first lodge in Georgia. By 1870 there were three lodges in Savannah. Several other lodges were organized subsequently.

Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of minute books and correspondence of several Knights of Pythias Lodges in Georgia, 1870-1926. Included are the minutes of the Associated Board of Trustees; Chivalry Lodge No.77; Myrtle Lodge No. 6; Teutonia Lodge No. 7; and the Tybee Club.

Index Terms

Knights of Pythias. Grand Lodge of Georgia.
Letters (correspondence)
Minute books.

Administrative Information

Custodial History


Preferred Citation

[item identification], Knights of Pythias minutes and letter book, MS 466, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Mrs. Wilde, 1980 (Items 4 and 6). Exchange with Clayton Donaldson, 1969; Sam Trotz, 1973.


Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

Copyright has not been assigned to the Georgia Historical Society. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Division of Library and Archives. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Georgia Historical Society as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.


Encoding funded by a 2012 Documenting Democracy grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.

Container List



1Associated Board of Trustees Minutes, 1870 December 9-1923 February 1


2Chivalry Lodge No. 77 Minutes, 1910 January 7-1922 December 14


3Myrtle Lodge No. 6 Minutes, 1875 January 7-1888 June 15


4Myrtle Lodge No. 6 Minutes, 1904 April 7-1914 June 19
Contains Treasurer's records.


5Teutonia Lodge No. 7 Minutes, 1871-1882


6Teutonia Lodge No. 7 Minutes, 1886 July 7-1895 June 26
in German


7Teutonia Lodge No. 7 Minutes, 1895 July 3-1903 December 10


8Teutonia Lodge No. 7 Minutes, 1904 January 6-1914 July 18


9Tybee Club Minutes, 1891 August 21-1893 November 3
By-Laws, rules of Order...(1891), pamphlet, laid in.


10Knights of Pythias Hall Association Minutes, 1902 September 26-1916 April 28
Charter laid in; Treasurer's records included.


11Endowment Rank. Section No. 161, letter book, 1899 July 15-1903 June 13
letter press copies of correspondence of Charles J. White, Secretary to Board of Control, other Lodges, etc.


12Myrtle Lodge No. 6 Minutes, 1894-1910


13Myrtle Lodge No. 6 Minutes, 1914-1926