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Framed membership certificate to the Massachusetts Historical Society. Black ink calligraphic text with three signatures at bottom and a raised circular seal at center bottom.
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"THE / Massachusetts Historical Society / INSTITUTED IN THE YEAR OF OUR LORD 1791, - / at a meeting held in Boston on the ninth day of February AD. 1961 / for the purpose of promoting the design of their Institution, / ELECTED / Stephen Phillips / to be a Resident Member of the said Society, / And in the Testimony thereof, have affixed their Seal / to this certificate, and caused the same to be duly attested. / Attest / James Barr Ames CORRESPONDING SECY / Walter Muir Whitehill RECORDING SECY / Thomas Boylston Adams PRESIDENT" (Printed and handwritten text of the certificate)
"SIC VOS NON NOBIS / SOC.HIST.MASS. / MDCCXCI" (impressed)
"Holman's Print Shop / Inc. / 3 Tremont Place, Boston 8, Mass. / Subject... / Artist ... / Order No. ... / Framing No. 510561" (printed)
Original to Phillips House (Salem, Mass.),
Massachusetts Historical Soc.
14 11/16 x 17 11/16 x 10/16 (HxWxD) (inches)
Gift of the Stephen Phillips Memorial Charitable Trust for Historic Preservation