Historical information

The wallet is inscribed Bro J.C. Reynolds who was Initiated into freemasonry on 8 July 1880, passed to the Second Degree 5 August 1880 and Raised to the Third Degree 2nd. September 1880. Annotated ' Mount Franklin Lodge of Hiram. 716. E.C.. In 1889 this Lodge became No. 12 Victorian Const.' (E.C. denotes English Constitution.) Mt Franklin Lodge of Hiram amalgamated with St George Lodge no. 119 to be Mt Franklin St George Lodge No 12.

Significance

Masonic regalia was often carried in these wallets to lodge meetings. Mt Franklin Lodge of Hiram amalgamated with St George Lodge no. 119 to be Mt Franklin St George Lodge No 12. The wallet was donated by the Hon. Thomas Carter Reynolds who is a now a retired member of the Victorian Parliament.

Physical description

Brown regalia wallet

Inscriptions & markings

Bro J.C. Reynolds/ Square and compass/ Romsey Lodge No 97 all in gold.