Series 2 - Book of Authority

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UTA 1706-2


Book of Authority


  • 1925-1948 (Creation)

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0.07 m of textual records

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The series includes correspondence concerning the original preparation of the Book of Authority. Also included are various drafts, revisions, notes, original and copied correspondence concerning a formalized Book of Authority, completed in 1931, and for an Obligation Sheet revised in 1948. The correspondence and drafts convey the extent of collaborative effort put into the drafting of the Ritual. The series also includes Haultain’s personal copy of the finalized Book of Authority and white copies of the Ritual. The files are arranged chronologically within the series. The original Book of Authority presented to Camp One by Fairbairn in 1927, which includes notes and marginalia by Haultain, is found in Accession B2009-0029/001 (01).

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B1982-0023/002: 1925-1948
B2009-0029/001(01): 1927

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