ABRAHAM HATHAWAY HOWLAND, JR., Grand Master
- 1 QUARTERLY COMMUNICATIONS
- 2 SPECIAL COMMUNICATIONS
- 3 FEAST OF ST. JOHN THE EVANGELIST
- 4 LIST OF LODGES IN MASSACHUSETTS BY DISTRICT: 1884
- 4.1 DISTRICT 1: Boston
- 4.2 DISTRICT 2: Cambridge
- 4.3 DISTRICT 3: East Boston
- 4.4 DISTRICT 4: South Boston
- 4.5 DISTRICT 5: Newton
- 4.6 DISTRICT 6: Somerville
- 4.7 DISTRICT 7: Lynn
- 4.8 DISTRICT 8: Salem
- 4.9 DISTRICT 9: Newburyport
- 4.10 DISTRICT 10: Lawrence
- 4.11 DISTRICT 11: Lowell
- 4.12 DISTRICT 12: Fitchburg
- 4.13 DISTRICT 13: Greenfield
- 4.14 DISTRICT 14: North Adams
- 4.15 DISTRICT 15: Pittsfield
- 4.16 DISTRICT 16: Chicopee
- 4.17 DISTRICT 17: Palmer
- 4.18 DISTRICT 18: Worcester
- 4.19 DISTRICT 19: Southbridge
- 4.20 DISTRICT 20: Milford
- 4.21 DISTRICT 21: Framingham
- 4.22 DISTRICT 22: Hyde Park
- 4.23 DISTRICT 23: Taunton
- 4.24 DISTRICT 24: Brockton
- 4.25 DISTRICT 25: Hingham
- 4.26 DISTRICT 26: Fall River
- 4.27 DISTRICT 27: Nantucket
- 4.28 DISTRICT 28: Barnstable
- 4.29 CHILE DISTRICT
- 4.30 CHINA DISTRICT
(Held at Masonic Temple, Boston)
- 03/12: 1884-14;
- 06/11: 1884-71;
- 09/10: 1884-99;
- 12/10: 1884-133; (Annual Communication)
- 1884-32: Report on the petition to assign Dorchester to Union Lodge. When Dorchester and Roxbury were united with Boston, lodges located there were given Boston jurisdiction. In 1873 the Grand Lodge postponed indefinitely a resolution that "no changes by the Legislature of the Communowealth of Municipal Corporations, or the boundaries of the territory thereof, shall be held to affect in any way the jurisdiction of Lodges." Union Lodge is allowed to consider giving up its Boston jurisdiction if it wants Dorchester only. Ordered to be printed.
- 06/11: 1884-78; not granted.
- 1884-40ff: Report by Memorial Medal committee. A description of similar medals is included. Description of proposed medal and costs; dies to be procured, and a medal to be produced.
- 1884-47: Report of Charity Committee.
- 1884-48: Presentation of Past Grand Master's Jewel to Rt. Wor. Samuel C. Lawrence, honors shared by Mount Hermon Lodge, his mother lodge. Response by Past Grand Master Lawrence.
- 1884-90: Charity Committee report.
- 1884-95: Appeal for ruling by St. John's (Boston); referred.
- 12/10: 1884-208; resolved by committee report.
- 1884-116: Communication from the "Grand Lodge of Ancient Free and Accepted Masons of South Australia‚" with a request for recognition; referred.
- 12/10: 1884-202; tabled, awaiting the action of the Grand Lodges in Britain and Ireland.
- 1884-120: Report on the portrait of Past Grand Master Lawrence and the engravings of the Masonic Virtues: Faith, Hope, Charity, Temperance, Fortitude, Prudence and Justice. (Note on page 1884-123 regarding the engravings, copied from the west window of New College, Oxford. They are described in detail there.)
- 1884-122: Report of Charity Committee.
- Recorded in Grand Master Howland's address, beginning on page 1884-146:
- Lodges visited:
- Star in the East, New Bedford (01/07; installation)
- Mizpah, Cambridge (01/14; installation)
- Lodge of St. Andrew, Boston (02/14)
- Montacute, Worcester (03/19: raising of Bro. Samuel E. Hildreth, ex-Mayor of Worcester.)
- Star in the East, New Bedford (06/14)
- Charles H. Titus, Taunton (09/09)
- Lodge of St. Andrew, Boston (09/25)
- Lodge of St. Andrew, Boston (10/09)
- Palestine, Everett (10/09)
- Social Harmony, Wareham (10/10)
- Star in the East, New Bedford (10/13)
- Hiram, Arlington (10/16)
- Fraternal, Barnstable (11/03)
- Joseph Webb, Boston (11/05)
- St. Mark's, Newburyport (11/06)
- St. John's (Newburyport) (11/06)
- Paul Dean, North Easton (11/07)
- Merrimack, Haverhill (11/12)
- Washington, Roxbury (11/13; installation)
- Kilwinning, Lowell (11/28; Feast of St. Andrew)
- Lodge of St. Andrew, Boston (11/29; anniversary)
- Hall and Building Dedications and Cornerstone Layings:
- Dispensations (other than degrees or special elections):
- Warren, Amesbury (03/07; to hold meetings in the apartments of the Knights of Honor, following a fire on 02/29)
- King Hiram's, Provincetown (05/24; for public procession in memoriam of Bro. John Addison Williams, lost at sea)
- Olive Branch, Millbury (06/09; for the funeral of Bro. Thomas Wheelock)
- Excelsior, Franklin (06/27; for the interment of Bro. Henry Stephen Mansfield)
- Constellation, Dedham (10/21; for the interment of Bro. Philander P. Young)
- Ezekiel Bates, Attleboro (11/11; for the interment of Bro. Alfred Chatterton)
- Dispensations for new lodges:
- Lodges visited:
- 1884-183: Auditing Committee Report.
- 1884-185: Re-election of Grand Master Howland, and other Grand Lodge officers. Remarks by Grand Master Howland and Past Grand Master Lawrence presiding.
- 1884-211: Report of Committee on Charity.
Grand Constitutions Amendment Proposals
- 03/12: 1884-36: Proposal to alter Part 2, Article 1, with a new section on the Grand Charity Fund, and the disposal of the former Grand Charity Fund; amendment to the Act of Incorporation proposed, so this committee was granted further time.
- 06/11: 1884-78; Committee report accepted, amendment to Act referred.
- 09/10: 1884-106; Committee report accepted; Masonic Education and Charity Trust established; Trustees to be proposed by a committee appointed for this purpose. A committee was also appointed to investigate the disposition of the "Sigourney Fund."
- 12/10: 1884-196; Committee report on the Sigourney Fund.
- 03/12: 1884-40: Proposal to amend a Standing Regulation regarding Honorary Membership; accepted.
- 03/12: 1884-52: Proposal to amend Part 3, Article 7, regarding Grand Lodge regalia to recommend wearing the Anniversary Medal; referred.
- 06/11: 1884-91; Amendment adopted regarding wearing the anniversary medal.
- 09/10: 1884-119; Report recommitted.
Grand Master's Address
- 03/12: 1884-22; Report on Grand Master Lawrence's Annual Address of 12/12/1883.
- 12/10: 1884-143: Grand Master's Address; annual returns (1,293 diplomas; 27,089 Masons total); condition of lodges and debts; Board of Directors; finances; special communications; order on Regulations regarding recognized rites; the new Charity Trust.
Lodge By-Law Changes
- 03/12: 1884-21;
- 06/11: 1884-77;
- Full Codes : Mount Olivet, William Parkman, William Sutton.
- 1884-93: approved.
- Amendments: Aconcagua, Bay State, Ionic (Easthampton), May Flower, St. Mark's, Tuscan, The Tyrian, Warren.
- Full Codes : Mount Olivet, William Parkman, William Sutton.
- 09/10: 1884-104;
- 12/10: 1884-143;
Petitions for Charters
Necrologies and Memorials
- 03/12: 1884-52: Memorial to R.W. William S. Plunkett, Past Senior Grand Warden; referred to committee.
- 09/10: 1884-113; Memorial presented by Rt. Wor. Edwin Baker, for the committee.
- 12/10: 1884-145; Memorial in Grand Master's Address.
- 12/10: 1884-145: Memorial to Bro. Azel Capen, the last survivor in Stoughton who signed the Declaration of 1831.
- 12/10: 1884-212: Memorial to Rt. Wor. F. Lyman Winship; referred.
- 02/22/1884: 1884-1; Saugus. Dedication of the hall of William Sutton Lodge.
- 1884-2: Procession by Grand Lodge into hall; welcome by Master of William Sutton Lodge.
- 1884-2: Dedication of hall.
- 1884-3: Installation of officers of William Sutton Lodge.
- 1884-3: Charge by Grand Chaplain Fielder Israel.
- 1884-7: Address by Grand Master Howland.
- 1884-9: Closing ceremonies and a "bounteous collation".
- 02/28/1884: 1884-10; Millbury. Dedication of the hall of Olive Branch Lodge.
- 1884-11: Procession by Grand Lodge into hall; welcome by Master of Olive Branch Lodge.
- 1884-11: Dedication of hall.
- 1884-12: Charge by Grand Chaplain Fielder Israel. Presentation of "a beautiful gavel" to the Master, and "a fine library-case" to the Lodge on behalf of the brethren of Worcester. Brief address by Grand Master Howland.
- 1884-13: At the basement of the Town Hall, "about two hundred sat down to a bountiful collation, to which they seemed to do full justice." Speeches by the Grand Master, past Grand Masters Parkman and Welch, and Grand Chaplain Israel.
- 03/27/1884: 1884-54; Tisbury. Dedication of the hall of Martha's Vineyard Lodge.
- 05/31/1884: 1884-57; Milford. Cornerstone Laying of Memorial Hall.
- 1884-57: Opening of Grand Lodge at Mansion House, procession to hall site, escorted by Milford Commandery and Montgomery Lodge.
- 1884-58: Ceremony. Address by George Draper, Esq., chairman of the Building Committee. Scripture Lesson and Prayer by Grand Chaplain Israel; depositing of corner stone; ritual of consecration.
- 1884-64: Address by Grand Master Howland.
- 10/17/1884: 1884-125; Weymouth. Dedication of the hall of Orphan's Hope Lodge.
FEAST OF ST. JOHN THE EVANGELIST
(held at Masonic Temple, Boston, 12/30/1884)
- 1884-213: Opening and roll call.
- 1884-215: Installation of Grand Master Howland. Grand Chaplain's prayer; address by Past Grand Master Lawrence to the Grand Master. Installation of other Grand Officers.
- 1884-225: Report of Committee on Charity.
- 1884-228: List of lodges not represented in Grand Lodge in 1883, as well as the past 2-8 years.
- 1884-229: List of Grand Lodge Proceedings received.
- 1884-230: List of Diplomas issued (1,658 in 1884).
- 1884-234: Feast of St. John, listing toasts and names of speakers:
- 1884-236: Past Grand Master Parkman.
- 1884-240: Grand Chaplain Charles H. Leonard.
- 1884-243: Past Grand Master Gardner.
- 1884-247: Rev. William R. Alger.
- 1884-253: Past Grand Master and Recording Secretary Nickerson.
- 1884-257: Grand Chaplain Fielder Israel.
- 1884-259: Past Grand Master Lawrence.
- 1884-261: Deputy Grand Master Frederick D. Ely.
- 1884-266: Grand Treasurer Samuel Wells.
- 1884-268: Senior Grand Warden Charles H. McClellan.
LIST OF LODGES IN MASSACHUSETTS BY DISTRICT: 1884
There were 28 districts in Massachusetts in 1884, as well as districts for Chile and China.
Harvey N. Shepard, District Deputy Grand Master; 9 Lodges
Report: 1884-a3; Tabular: 1884-a51
- St. John's (Boston, 1733)
- Lodge of St. Andrew, (Boston, 1756)
- The Massachusetts (Boston, 1770)
- Columbian (Boston, 1796)
- Mount Lebanon (Boston, 1801)
- Germania (Boston, 1854)
- Winslow Lewis (Boston, 1855)
- Revere (Boston, 1856)
- Joseph Warren (Boston, 1856)
Charles L. Fuller, District Deputy Grand Master; 9 Lodges
Report: 1884-a4; Tabular: 1884-a52
- King Solomon's (Charlestown, 1783)
- Amicable (Cambridge, 1805)
- Putnam (Cambridge, 1854)
- Aberdour (Boston, 1860)
- Mount Olivet (Cambridge, 1863)
- The Lodge of Eleusis (Boston, 1865)
- Mizpah (Cambridge, 1867)
- Zetland (Boston, 1867)
- Joseph Webb (Boston, 1876)
Andrew Hall, District Deputy Grand Master; 8 Lodges
Report: 1884-a7; Tabular: 1884-a53
- Henry Price (Charlestown, 1858)
- Baalbec (East Boston, 1852)
- Temple (East Boston, 1870)
- Faith (Charlestown, 1868)
- Star of Bethlehem (Chelsea, 1844)
- Mount Tabor (East Boston, 1846)
- Hammatt (East Boston, 1859)
- Robert Lash (Chelsea, 1867)
John Carr, District Deputy Grand Master; 8 Lodges
Report: 1884-a8; Tabular: 1884-a54
- Washington (Roxbury, 1796)
- Union (Dorchester, 1796)
- St. Paul's (South Boston, 1846)
- Gate of the Temple (South Boston, 1855)
- Lafayette (Roxbury, 1865)
- Adelphi (South Boston, 1865)
- Eliot (Jamaica Plain, 1866)
- Rabboni (South Boston, 1869)
Ambrose Webster, District Deputy Grand Master; 8 Lodges
Report: 1884-a10; Tabular: 1884-a55
- Monitor (Waltham, 1820)
- Bethesda (Brighton, 1819)
- Belmont (Belmont, 1864)
- Isaac Parker (Waltham, 1867)
- Pequossette (Watertown, 1856)
- Dalhousie (Newtonville, 1860)
- Beth-Horon (Brookline, 1870)
- Fraternity (Newtonville, 1875)
George W. Storer, District Deputy Grand Master; 8 Lodges
Report: 1884-a12; Tabular: 1884-a56
- Hiram (Arlington, 1797)
- Mount Hermon (Medford, 1854)
- Mount Horeb (Woburn, 1855)
- John Abbot (Somerville, 1857)
- William Parkman (Winchester, 1864)
- Charity (Cambridge, 1869)
- Simon W. Robinson(Lexington, 1870)
- Soley (Somerville, 1879)
Columbus Corey, District Deputy Grand Master; 8 Lodges
Report: 1884-a13; Tabular: 1884-a57
- Mount Carmel (Lynn, 1805)
- Wyoming (Melrose, 1856)
- Mount Vernon (Malden, 1857)
- Golden Fleece (Lynn, 1864)
- William Sutton (Saugus, 1866)
- Palestine (Everett, 1868)
- Good Samaritan (Reading, 1870)
- King Cyrus (Stoneham, 1875)
Albion F. Welch, District Deputy Grand Master; 8 Lodges
Report: 1884-a15; Tabular: 1884-a58
- Philanthropic (Marblehead, 1760)
- Essex (Salem, 1791)
- Jordan (Peabody, 1808)
- Liberty (Beverly, 1824)
- Amity (Danvers, 1863)
- Starr King (Salem, 1864)
- Acacia (Gloucester, 1865)
- Mosaic (Danvers, 1870)
Oliver A. Roberts, District Deputy Grand Master; 8 Lodges
Report: 1884-a17; Tabular: 1884-a59
- St. John's (Newburyport, 1766)
- The Tyrian (Gloucester, 1770)
- St. Mark's (Newburyport, 1803)
- Warren (Amesbury, 1822)
- Ashler (Rockport, 1851)
- John T. Heard (Ipswich, 1864)
- Charles C. Dame (Georgetown, 1867)
- Bethany (Merrimac, 1868)
Dana J. Flanders, District Deputy Grand Master; 8 Lodges
Report: 1884-a18; Tabular: 1884-a60
- Merrimack (Haverhill, 1802)
- St. Matthew's (Andover, 1822)
- Grecian (Lawrence, 1825)
- John Hancock (Methuen, 1860)
- Tuscan (Lawrence, 1863)
- Saggahew (Haverhill, 1864)
- Phoenician (Lawrence, 1870)
- Cochichewick (North Andover, 1874)
Charles E. Brown, District Deputy Grand Master; 7 Lodges
Report: 1884-a20; Tabular: 1884-a61
- St. Paul's (Ayer, 1797)
- Corinthian (Concord, 1797)
- Pentucket (Lowell, 1807)
- Ancient York (Lowell, 1852)
- Caleb Butler (Ayer, 1859)
- Kilwinning (Lowell, 1866)
- William North (Lowell, 1867)
John D. Edgell, District Deputy Grand Master; 8 Lodges
Report: 1884-a21; Tabular: 1884-a62
- Aurora (Fitchburg, 1801)
- Trinity (Clinton, 1858)
- Wilder (Leominster, 1859)
- Star (Athol, 1864)
- Hope (Gardner, 1864)
- Charles W. Moore (Fitchburg, 1865)
- Artisan (Winchendon, 1865)
- Athol (Athol, 1872)
Seymour Rockwell, District Deputy Grand Master; 9 Lodges
Report: 1884-a23; Tabular: 1884-a63
- Republican (Greenfield, 1795)
- Harmony (Northfield, 1796)
- Jerusalem (Northampton, 1797)
- Orange (Orange, 1859)
- Pacific (Amherst, 1860)
- Ionic (Easthampton, 1867)
- Hampshire (Haydenville, 1871)
- Bay State (Montague, 1872)
- Mechanic's (Turner's Falls, 1878)
Edwin Baker, District Deputy Grand Master; 7 Lodges
Report: 1884-a24; Tabular: 1884-a64
- Mountain (Shelburne Falls, 1806)
- Lafayette (North Adams, 1847)
- Berkshire (South Adams, 1857)
- Upton (Cheshire, 1869)
- Morning Sun (Conway, 1869)
- Williams (Williamstown, 1871)
- Greylock (North Adams, 1871)
Irving D. Ferrey, District Deputy Grand Master; 8 Lodges
Report: 1884-a26; Tabular: 1884-a65
- Cincinnatus (Great Barrington, 1795)
- Evening Star (Lee, 1795)
- Wisdom (West Stockbridge, 1803)
- Mystic (Pittsfield, 1810)
- Huntington (Huntington, 1866)
- Globe (Hinsdale, 1869)
- Occidental (Stockbridge, 1870)
- Crescent (Pittsfield, 1873)
Loranus E. Hitchcock, District Deputy Grand Master; 8 Lodges
Report: 1884-a27; Tabular: 1884-a66
- Hampden (Springfield, 1817)
- Chicopee (Chicopee, 1848)
- Mount Tom (Holyoke, 1850)
- Mount Moriah (Westfield, 1856)
- Roswell Lee (Springfield, 1864)
- Mount Holyoke (South Hadley, 1869)
- Belcher (Chicopee, 1870)
- Newton (Wilbraham, 1870)
Erasmus F. Strickland, District Deputy Grand Master; 8 Lodges
Report: 1884-a29; Tabular: 1884-a67
- Thomas (Palmer, 1796)
- Mount Zion (Barre, 1800)
- Bethel (Enfield, 1825)
- Quaboag (Warren, 1858)
- Day Spring (Monson, 1862)
- Eden (Ware, 1863)
- Vernon (Belchertown, 1869)
- Anchor (Wales, 1873)
George M. Lourie, District Deputy Grand Master; 8 Lodges
Report: 1884-a30; Tabular: 1884-a68
- Morning Star (Worcester, 1793)
- Olive Branch (Millbury, 1797)
- Montacute (Worcester, 1858)
- Hayden (Brookfield, 1863)
- Athelstan (Worcester, 1865)
- Quinsigamond(Worcester, 1870)
- Spencer (Spencer, 1871)
- Boylston (West Boylston, 1876)
Orville B. Seagrave, District Deputy Grand Master; 7 Lodges
Report: 1884-a31; Tabular: 1884-a69
- Solomon's Temple (Uxbridge, 1818)
- Blackstone River (Blackstone, 1855)
- Webster (Webster, 1858)
- Oxford (Oxford, 1859)
- Quinebaug (Southbridge, 1859)
- Mumford River (Douglas, 1877)
- Granite (Northbridge, 1880)
George W. Wiggin, District Deputy Grand Master; 8 Lodges
Report: 1884-a33; Tabular: 1884-a70
- Montgomery (Milford, 1797)
- Franklin (Grafton, 1851)
- John Warren (Hopkinton, 1860)
- Mount Hollis (Holliston, 1864)
- North Star (Ashland, 1864)
- Excelsior (Franklin, 1866)
- Siloam (Westborough, 1866)
- Charles River (Medway, 1871)
James L. Harriman, District Deputy Grand Master; 8 Lodges
Report: 1884-a34; Tabular: 1884-a71
- Middlesex (Framingham, 1795)
- Meridian (Natick, 1797)
- United Brethren (Marlborough, 1859)
- Doric (Hudson, 1864)
- St. Bernard (Southborough, 1867)
- Charles A. Welch (Maynard, 1872)
- Norfolk (Needham, 1874)
- Alpha (Framingham, 1875)
John H. Swain, District Deputy Grand Master; 8 Lodges
Report: 1884-a35; Tabular: 1884-a72
- Rising Star (Stoughton, 1799)
- St. Alban's (Foxborough, 1818)
- Orient (Norwood, 1861)
- Blue Hill (Canton, 1863)
- St. James (Mansfield, 1864)
- Hyde Park (Hyde Park, 1866)
- Paul Dean (North Easton, 1867)
- Constellation (Dedham, 1871)
George H. Rhodes, District Deputy Grand Master; 8 Lodges
Report: 1884-a36; Tabular: 1884-a73
- Bristol (Attleboro, 1797)
- King David (Taunton, 1798)
- Pioneer (Somerset, 1863)
- May Flower (Middleboro, 1864)
- Alfred Baylies (Taunton, 1866)
- Ionic (Taunton, 1867)
- Ezekiel Bates (Attleboro, 1870)
- Charles H. Titus (Taunton, 1872)
Baalis Sanford, District Deputy Grand Master; 8 Lodges
Report: 1884-a38; Tabular: 1884-a74
- Fellowship (Bridgewater, 1797)
- Rural (Quincy, 1801)
- Norfolk Union (Randolph, 1819)
- John Cutler (Abington, 1859)
- Paul Revere (Brockton, 1856)
- Puritan (Abington, 1869)
- St. George (Brockton, 1877)
- Satucket (East Bridgewater, 1881)
Frank P. Arnold, District Deputy Grand Master; 8 Lodges
Report: 1884-a41; Tabular: 1884-a75
- Old Colony (Hingham, 1792)
- Corner Stone (Duxbury, 1801)
- Orphan's Hope (Weymouth, 1825)
- Plymouth (Plymouth, 1825)
- Konohassett (Cohasset, 1864)
- Delta (Weymouth, 1868)
- Phoenix (Hanover, 1873)
- Satuit (Scituate, 1875)
George A. Ballard, District Deputy Grand Master; 8 Lodges
Report: 1884-a43; Tabular: 1884-a76
- Star in the East (New Bedford, 1823)
- Mount Hope (Fall River, 1824)
- Eureka (New Bedford, 1857)
- Pythagorean (Marion, 1861)
- King Philip (Fall River, 1866)
- Concordia (Fairhaven, 1872)
- Narragansett (Fall River, 1876)
- Noquochoke (South Westport, 1878)
Joseph S. Barney, District Deputy Grand Master; 7 Lodges
Report: 1884-a45; Tabular: 1884-a77
- Union (Nantucket, 1771)
- Marine (Falmouth, 1798)
- Social Harmony (Wareham, 1823)
- DeWitt Clinton (Sandwich, 1855)
- Martha's Vineyard (Tisbury, 1859)
- Oriental (Edgartown, 1866)
- Mariners' (Cotuit, 1871)
Luther Fisk, District Deputy Grand Master; 8 Lodges
Report: 1884-a46; Tabular: 1884-a78
- King Hiram's (Provincetown, 1795)
- Fraternal (Barnstable, 1801)
- Mount Horeb (Harwich, 1854)
- Pilgrim (Harwich, 1859)
- James Otis (Barnstable, 1865)
- Adams (Wellfleet, 1865)
- Howard (Yarmouth, 1869)
- St. Martin's (Chatham, 1872)
David Trumbull, District Deputy Grand Master; 3 Lodges + 1 U.D.
Report: None; Tabular: None
- Bethesda (Valparaiso, Chile, 1854)
- Aconcagua (Valparaiso, Chile, 1870)
- Huelen (Santiago, Chile, 1876)
- St. John's (Concepción) (Concepción, Chile, U.D.)
F. W. Galles, Master of Ancient Landmark Lodge; 1 Lodge
Report: None; Tabular: None
- Ancient Landmark (Shanghai, China, 1863)