date(s):
1918-1920
subject(s):
Secret societies; Fraternal organizations
type(s):
Documentary Artifacts; Collection
A2528 Wittmann, Max A. Papers Inventory of Max A. Wittmann Papers A2528 EAD by Jaime Bourassa using ArchivesSpace Missouri Historical Society Library and Research Center 2017 225 S. Skinker Blvd. St. Louis, MO 63105 archives@mohistory.org URL: This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on 2018-10-02 06:33:55 -0500 . English Describing Archives: A Content Standard English Missouri Historical Society Library and Research Center Max A. Wittmann Papers A2528 0.02 Cubic Feet (2 folders) 1918-1920 Processing Information Processed by Dennis Northcott, April 2010. Donor Information Collection was donated by John T. Vollmann in 2008. Biographical Sketch Max A. Wittmann served as secretary of Cosmos Lodge No. 282, A.F. and A.M. (Ancient Free and Accepted Masons), in St. Louis. He died February 2, 1965. Scope and Contents Collection consists primarily of receipts and correspondence relating to Cosmos Lodge No. 282. Arrangement The collection is arranged chronologically. Conditions Governing Access The collection is open for research use. Conditions Governing Use For permission to publish, quote from, or reproduce material in this collection, please contact the Archives Reference Desk at archives@mohistory.org . Copyright restrictions may apply. The researcher assumes full responsibility for conforming to the laws of copyright. Physical and Technical Requirements There are no physical or technical restrictions. Preferred Citation Max A. Wittmann Papers, Missouri Historical Society Archives, St. Louis. Freemasons -- Missouri -- Saint Louis Wittmann, Max A., -1965 Freemasons. Cosmos Lodge, No. 282 (Saint Louis, Mo.) Circular letter of the Board of Directors of the Masonic Home of Missouri, St. Louis, to the masonic lodges of Missouri, regarding qualifications for admission to the Masonic Home. Circular includes an engraved illustration of the home at 5351 Delmar Boulevard. 1918 Jan 11 1 1 Typescript letter signed Carl H. Yackey, senior government inspector, Columbia Motors Co., Detroit, Michigan, to Mr. A. Witmann, secretary, Cosmos Lodge, St. Louis, Mo. Requests a refund for a duplicate fee that he paid. Asks that the fee be sent to him in Detroit or to his father, W.A. Yackey, 4970 Columbia Ave., St. Louis. 1918 Dec 28 1 1 Letter signed Fred L. Oatman, 3907 St. Louis Ave., to the brethren of Cosmos Lodge, thanking them for their kindness during the illness and recent death of his brother Charles C. Oatman. Letter is written on the letterhead of The American, 7th & Market Sts., St. Louis, and includes an engraved illustration of the hotel. 1919 Mar 23 1 1 Typescript note A.J. Watling [Arthur J. Watling], general agent, Southern Surety Company, St. Louis, Mo., to Max A. Wittmann, secretary, Cosmos Lodge, 3900 Sullivan Ave., St. Louis, Mo. Encloses continuation certificate, dated January 1, 1918, continuing the bonds of the officers of the Cosmos Lodge. 1919 Mar 27 1 1 Typescript letter signed Sam E. Grodsky, Missouri Bag Company, Minneapolis, Minnesota, to Max A. Wittmann, 3900 Sullivan Ave., St. Louis, Mo. Requests to to have the rest of the degrees conferred upon him in Minneapolis. 1919 Apr 8 1 1 Receipt of Arthur J. Watling, fidelity and surety bonds, St. Louis, Mo., to Cosmos Lodge, St. Louis, Mo. Paid April 21, 1919. 1919 Apr 21 1 1 Typescript petition signed Arthur W. Grote, 4652 Tyrolean Ave., St. Louis, Mo., to Cosmos Lodge, St. Louis, Mo., requesting to form a new lodge in the Gravois District. Petition includes the names and addresses of 37 members who hope to form this new lodge. 1919 Apr 28 1 1 Typescript letter signed Theodore O. Fath, Marquette Cloak and Suit Co., St. Louis, to Cosmos Lodge. Attached typescript letter signed F.O. Fath, July 3, 1919, requests a certificate of good standing. 1919 May 22 1 1 Letter signed Walter Watkins, Brown Shoe Company, Dixon, Illinois, to Max A. Wittmann, regarding degrees to be conferred upon Watkins. Verso of letter includes engraved illustrations of several Brown Shoe Company buildings. 1919 May 26 1 1 Letter signed E. Adolph Braun, proprietor, Hodiamont Garage, 1258 Hodiamont Avenue, St. Louis, Mo., to Cosmos Lodge. Requests certificate of good standing so that he can transfer to a lodge in Webster Groves, Mo. 1919 June 4 1 1 Typescript letter signed Allen Brannock[?], The Citizens Bank of Pleasant Hill, Pleasant Hill, Mo., to Cosmos Lodge. Thanks the lodge for conferring degree on Robert B. Clay. 1919 June 19 1 1 Receipt of Ziegenhein Bros. Livery and Undertaking Co., 2621-2623 Cherokee Street, St. Louis, to Cosmos Lodge #282, for the burial of Christian Meyers. 1919 July 20 1 1 Typescript letter signed Chas. R. Dill [Charles R. Dill], Nashville Laundry Co., Nashville, Tenn., to Max A. Wittmann. Requests to affiliate with a lodge in Nashville, having moved from St. Louis. 1919 Oct 4 1 1 Letter signed Hy. J. Falkenhainer [Henry J. Falkenhainer], 3643 DeTonty St., to Cosmos Lodge #282. Requests a letter of good standing so that he can transfer to another lodge. Letter is written on stationery of the Musicians’ Club, headquarters of Musicians' Mutual Benefit Association, 3535 Pine Street, St. Louis, Mo. 1919 Oct 4 1 1 Typescript letter signed W.A. Vornholt [William A. Vornholt], Plumbing Inspection Department, St. Louis, Mo., to Max A. Wittmann, 3900 Sullivan Ave., St. Louis. Requests certificate of good standing so that he can transfer to another lodge. Attached application for certificate, November 15, 1919. 1919 Nov 18 1 1 Letter signed Sam Rubenstein, The Famous Store, West Frankfort, Illinois, to Max Whitman [Wittmann], St. Louis, Mo. Requests the necessary papers to enable him to be examined on the second degree and receive the third. 1919 Nov 19 1 1 Receipt of M.K. Cigar Co., 5211 Terry Avenue, St. Louis, Mo., to Cosmos Lodge. 1919 Nov 24 1 1 Receipt of Lambert-Deacon-Hull Printing Company, Locust and 21st Streets, St. Louis, to Cosmos Lodge No. 282. Receipt dated November 13, 1919; marked paid December 8, 1919. 1919 Dec 8 1 1 Receipt of Spalding Stationery Co., 320-322-324 Olive Street, St. Louis, to Cosmos Lodge. Receipt dated December 1, 1919; stamped paid December 19, 1919. 1919 Dec 19 1 1 Receipt of Grand Avenue Masonic Temple Association, Grand and Finney Avenues, St. Louis, to Cosmos Lodge. Receipt dated December 1, 1919; stamped paid December 19, 1919. 1919 Dec 19 1 1 Receipt of L.H. Krallman, general commission merchant, 923 North 4th Street, St. Louis, Mo., to Cosmos Lodge. 1919 Dec 22 1 1 Handwritten song lyrics addressed to M.A. Wittmann, written on the stationery of The Insurance Agency Company, St. Louis. 1920 Jan 1 1 1 Receipt of Henry Heier, funeral director and licensed embalmer, 3432-3436 Shenandoah Avenue, St. Louis, Mo., to Cosmos Lodge No. 282, for funeral of Michael Sweeney. 1920 Jan 12 1 1 Receipt of Mullanphy Florists, 8th and Locust Sts. and 3514-3516-3520 North Grand Avenue, St. Louis, to Cosmos Lodge No. 282, for funeral of Sweney [Michael Sweeney?]. Receipt dated January 5, 1920; stamped paid January 24, 1920. 1920 Jan 24 1 1 Receipt of Lewis Pharmacy, Odeon Building, Grand and Finney, St. Louis, Mo., to Cosmos Lodge No. 282. 1920 Jan 26 1 1 Receipt of H.B. Berger Livery & Undertaking Co., 4715 McPherson Ave., St. Louis, Mo., to Cosmos Lodge, for funerals of Bernard Baer and Henry Scooler. Receipt dated January 1, 1920; stamped paid January 26, 1920. 1920 Jan 26 1 1 Receipt of Franklin Bank, Washington Ave. and Broadway, St. Louis, to Cosmos Lodge No. 282. Receipt dated January 1, 1920; stamped paid January 27, 1920. 1920 Jan 27 1 1 Receipt of Edward W. Gore, dealer in imported and domestic cigars, St. Louis, to Cosmos Lodge No. 282. 1920 Jan 31 1 1 Receipt of Arthur J. Watling Insurance Agency Company, St. Louis, Mo., to Max A. Wittmann, 3900 Sullivan Ave., St. Louis, Mo. Stamped paid February 3, 1920. 1920 Feb 3 1 1 Receipt of Henry Heier, funeral director and licensed embalmer, 3432-3436 Shenandoah Avenue, St. Louis, Mo., to Philip Kaemper, 8201 Gravois Ave., for funeral of Brother J.J. Gray. Receipt dated October 8, 1919; marked paid February 9. 1920. 1920 Feb 9 1 1 Receipt of L.H. Krallman, general commission merchant, 923 North 4th Street, St. Louis, Mo., to Cosmos Lodge. Receipt dated January 12, 1920; stamped paid February 16, 1920. 1920 Feb 16 1 1 Receipt of Scruggs-Vandervoort-Barney Dry Goods Co., Olive and Locust from 9th to 10th, St. Louis, to Cosmos Lodge No. 282. Receipt dated February 1920; stamped paid March 9, 1920. 1920 Mar 9 1 1 Receipt of Fred. Kampschmidt, staple and fancy groceries, 1848 Madison Street, St. Louis, to Cosmos Lodge. Receipt dated February 1, 1920; marked paid March 10, 1920. 1920 Mar 10 1 1 Receipt of Spalding Stationery Co., 320-322-324 Olive Street, to Cosmos Lodge, Mr. Wittmann, 3954 Sullivan. Receipt dated March 1, 1920; stamped paid March 10, 1920. 1920 Mar 10 1 1 Receipt of The Meyer Insurance Agency, St. Louis, Mo., to Cosmos Lodge #282, Odeon Building. Receipt dated March 1, 1920; stamped paid March 10, 1920. 1920 Mar 10 1 1 Receipt of Lewis Pharmacy, Odeon Building, Grand and Finney, St. Louis, Mo., to Cosmos Lodge No. 282. 1920 Apr 1 1 1 Receipt of L.H. Krallman, general commission merchant, 923 North 4th Street, St. Louis, Mo., to Cosmos Lodge. Receipt dated March 22, 1920; stamped paid April 14, 1920. 1920 Apr 14 1 1 Receipt of Mullanphy Florists, 3514-3516-3520 North Grand Avenue, St. Louis, to Cosmos Lodge No. 282. Receipt dated April 1, 1920; stamped paid April 14, 1920. 1920 Apr 14 1 1 Receipt of Steiner Engraving & Badge Co., 804 Pine St. and 20th & Mullanphy Sts., St. Louis, to Cosmos Lodge No. 282. Receipt dated March 8, 1920; stamped paid April 14, 1920. 1920 Apr 14 1 1 Receipt of Steiner Engraving & Badge Co., 804 Pine St. and 20th & Mullanphy Sts., St. Louis, to Cosmos Lodge No. 282, care of Roy C. Sutton, 4764 Greer Ave. Receipt dated March 20, 1920; stamped paid April 14, 1920. 1920 Apr 14 1 1 Receipt of Edward W. Gore, dealer in imported and domestic cigars, St. Louis, to Cosmos Lodge No. 282. Receipt dated March 29, 1920; marked paid April 15, 1920. 1920 Apr 15 1 1 Receipt of H.B. Berger Livery & Undertaking Co., 4715-4717 McPherson Ave., St. Louis, Mo., to Cosmos Lodge. Receipt dated March 4, 1920; stamped paid April 15, 1920. 1920 Apr 15 1 1 Receipt of Fred. Kampschmidt, staple and fancy groceries, 1848 Madison Street, St. Louis, to Cosmos Lodge. Receipt dated April 1, 1920; marked paid April 15, 1920. 1920 Apr 15 1 1 Receipt of Edward W. Gore, dealer in imported and domestic cigars, St. Louis, to Cosmos Lodge. 1920 Apr 26 1 1 Letter signed Harry L. Tomes, Brown Shoe Company, St. Louis, to Roy C. Sutton, 4764 Greer Ave., St. Louis, Mo. Tomes requests that Sutton appoint someone else to fill his position in the Cosmos Lodge, as he is too busy. Verso of letter includes engraved illustrations of several Brown Shoe Company buildings. 1920 Apr 27 1 1 Telegram of the Masonic Board of Relief, San Diego, Cal., to the secretary of Cosmos Lodge No. 282. Telegram notes that E.J. Ward needs medical care. Handwritten reply on telegram reads,"Kindly extend aid to E.J. Ward. . . ." 1920 May 7 1 2 Receipt of Edward W. Gore, dealer in imported and domestic cigars, St. Louis, to Cosmos Lodge. Receipt dated May 10, 1920; marked paid May 13, 1920. 1920 May 13 1 2 Receipt of Mullanphy Florists, 8th and Locust Sts. and 3514-3516-3520 North Grand Avenue, St. Louis, to Cosmos Lodge No. 282. Receipt dated May 1, 1920; stamped paid May 13, 1920. 1920 May 13 1 2 Typescript note signed J.R. Shotliff, Delmar Manufacturing Co., 1209 Washington Avenue, St. Louis, Mo., to Roy C. Sutton, 4764 Greer Ave., St. Louis. Sends his regrets that he will not be able to attend the upcoming meeting. Letterhead includes engraved illustration of Delmar Manufacturing Co. building. 1920 June 1 1 2 Typescript note of I.J. Siegfried, H. Siegfried & Sons, 1015 Lucas Ave., St. Louis, Mo., to Roy C. Sutton, 4764 Greer Ave., St. Louis. Sends his regrets that he will not be able to attend the upcoming meeting. 1920 June 1 1 2 Receipt of Fred. Kampschmidt, staple and fancy groceries, 1848 Madison Street, St. Louis, to Cosmos Lodge. Receipt dated June 1, 1920; marked paid June 16, 1920. 1920 June 16 1 2 Receipt of Addressograph Company, Chicago, Illinois, to Cosmos Lodge No. 282. Receipt dated June 1, 1920; stamped paid June 21, 1920. (2 documents) 1920 June 21 1 2 Receipt of Grand Avenue Masonic Temple Association, Grand and Finney Avenues, St. Louis, to Cosmos Lodge. Receipt dated June 1, 1920; stamped paid June 30, 1920. 1920 June 30 1 2 Typescript letter signed Arthur P. Noyes[?], Saint Elizabeths Hospital, Washington, D.C., to Max A. Wittmann, secretary, Cosmos Lodge No. 282, 3954 Sullivan Avenue, St. Louis, Mo. Regarding the death of Captain John E. Berry on February 10, 1920. Provides medical history of Berry. 1920 July 3 1 2 Receipt of Edward W. Gore, dealer in imported and domestic cigars, St. Louis, to Cosmos Lodge. Receipt dated June 28, 1920; marked paid July 17, 1920. 1920 July 17 1 2 Receipt of Dr. Edwin Schisler, southeast corner Grand Ave. and Sidney St., to Cosmos Lodge No. 282, regarding professional services rendered to Edwin L. Eisleben. Receipt dated July 7, 1920; stamped paid July 19, 1920. 1920 July 19 1 2 Letter signed W.C. Essmueller [William C. Essmueller], Essmueller Mill Furnishing Co., St. Louis, to Mr. M.A. Wittmann, St. Louis. Includes information regarding investments of Cosmos Lodge. 1920 Aug 6 1 2 Receipt of Lewis Pharmacy, Odeon Building, Grand and Finney, St. Louis, Mo., to Cosmos Lodge No. 282. Receipt dated August 1, 1920; marked paid August 9, 1920. 1920 Aug 9 1 2 Receipt of Lambert-Deacon-Hull Printing Company, Locust and 21st Streets, St. Louis, to Max Wittmann, 3954 Sullivan Ave. Receipt dated July 31, 1920; marked paid August 9, 1920. 1920 Aug 9 1 2 Receipt of Grand Avenue Masonic Temple Association, Grand and Finney Avenues, St. Louis, to Cosmos Lodge. Receipt dated August 1, 1920; stamped paid August 19, 1920. 1920 Aug 19 1 2 Receipt of Edward W. Gore, dealer in imported and domestic cigars, St. Louis, to Cosmos Lodge. Receipt dated July 26, 1920; marked paid August 23, 1920. 1920 Aug 23 1 2 Letter signed Avril A. Smith, International Shoe Co., 1501-1509 Washington Ave., St. Louis, Mo., to Max Wittmann. Asks that his name be changed to read Avril A. Smith instead of Averil A. Schmitt. 1920 Aug 25 1 2 Typescript letter of Moses Blumberg, New York, to Max A. Wittmann, secretary, Cosmos Lodge, 3954 Sullivan Ave., St. Louis, Mo. Blumberg asks to be demitted from Cosmos Lodge so that he can join a lodge in New York. Letter dated September 7, 1920; notation granting request dated September 13, 1920. 1920 Sept 13 1 2 Receipt of Grand Avenue Masonic Temple Association, Grand and Finney Avenues, St. Louis, to Cosmos Lodge. Receipt dated September 1, 1920; stamped paid September 16, 1920. 1920 Sept 16 1 2 Receipt of Lewis Pharmacy, Odeon Building, Grand and Finney, St. Louis, Mo., to Cosmos Lodge No. 282. Receipt dated September 1, 1920; marked paid September 21, 1920. "Odeon Pharmacy" is stamped on the letterhead. 1920 Sept 21 1 2 Receipt of Jacob Lampert, manufacturer of fine Havana cigars, 412 Market Street, St. Louis, to Cosmos Lodge No. 282. 1920 Sept 27 1 2 Certificate of St. John's Lodge, Hannibal, Mo., stating that Clair J. Stoving of Cosmos Lodge No. 282 visited St. John's Lodge. 1920 Oct 4 1 2 Receipt of O. Wade Fallert, instruction in voice and pipe organ accompanist, 3732 Olive Street and 4301 Olive Street, St. Louis, to Cosmos Lodge No. 282. Receipt dated October 1, 1920; marked paid October 11, 1920. 1920 Oct 11 1 2 Receipt of Grand Avenue Masonic Temple Association, Grand and Finney Avenues, St. Louis, to Cosmos Lodge. Receipt dated October 1, 1920; stamped paid October 19, 1920. 1920 Oct 19 1 2 Receipt of Steiner Engraving & Badge Co., 804 Pine St. and 20th & Mullanphy Sts., St. Louis, to Cosmos Lodge No. 282. Receipt dated September 15, 1920; stamped paid October 22, 1920. 1920 Oct 22 1 2 Receipt of Diemer Floral Co., 1805 South Broadway. Receipt marked paid December 13, 1920. 1920 Dec 13 1 2 Receipt of Lambert-Deacon-Hull Printing Company, Locust and 21st Streets, St. Louis, to Max Wittmann, 3954 Sullivan. Receipt dated November 30, 1920; marked paid December 13, 1920. 1920 Dec 13 1 2 Receipt of the St. Louis Globe-Democrat to Cosmos Lodge No. 282. 1920 Dec 13 1 2 Receipt of Grand Avenue Masonic Temple Association, Grand and Finney Avenues, St. Louis, to Cosmos Lodge. Receipt dated November 1, 1920; stamped paid December 15, 1920. 1920 Dec 15 1 2 Receipt of Grand Avenue Masonic Temple Association, Grand and Finney Avenues, St. Louis, to Cosmos Lodge. Receipt dated December 1, 1920; stamped paid December 15, 1920. 1920 Dec 15 1 2 Receipt of Fred. Kampschmidt, staple and fancy groceries, 1848 Madison Street, St. Louis, to Cosmos Lodge. Receipt dated December 1, 1920; marked paid December 15, 1920. 1920 Dec 15 1 2 Receipt of H.B. Berger Livery & Undertaking Co., 4715 McPherson Avenue, St. Louis, Mo., to Cosmos Lodge No. 282. Receipt dated December 1, 1920; stamped paid December 15, 1920. 1920 Dec 15 1 2 Receipt of Steiner Engraving & Badge Co., 804 Pine St. and 20th & Mullanphy Sts., St. Louis, to Cosmos Lodge No. 282. Receipt dated November 15, 1920; stamped paid December 15, 1920. 1920 Dec 15 1 2 Two receipts of the Diemer Floral Co., 1805 South Broadway. No date 1 2 Handwritten copy of telegram signed Roy C. Sutton to Benjamin Altheimer, 25 Broad St., New York, congratulating him on his 70th birthday on behalf of Cosmos Lodge. Written on back of letterhead of the Wm. Waltke & Co., East Grand Ave. & 2nd St., St. Louis. Includes engraved illustration of company buildings. No date 1 2 Typescript note signed Leo Adler, Heroine Lodge No. 104, Kansas City, Missouri, to Max A. Wittmann, secretary, Cosmos Lodge No. 282. "Will comply with your request as to Bro Maurice Grodsky as soon as we have the second degree on. . ." No date 1 2