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Revision as of 13:58, 27 March 2011

1885

ABRAHAM HATHAWAY HOWLAND, JR., Grand Master

Frederick D. Ely, Deputy Grand Master
Charles H. McClellan, Senior Grand Warden
Albert H. Sweetser, Junior Grand Warden


QUARTERLY COMMUNICATIONS

(Held at Masonic Temple, Boston)

  • 03/11: 1885-5;
  • 06/10: 1885-48;
  • 09/09: 1885-75;
  • 12/09: 1885-105; (Annual Communication)

03/11 Agenda

  • 1885-20: Caution against the use of "written or printed rituals‚" and in particular "a publication styled Ecce Orienti, or Rites and Ceremonies of the Essenes"- a work pretending to give the Masonic ritual by letters and characters." The Grand Master "enjoined it upon every member of the Fraternity to exert every means in his power to prevent their circulation." (Note: a copy of this book is available on Google Books in PDF form.)
  • 1885-25: Charity Committee report.
  • 1885-25: Committee appointed to revise ritual for the public dedication of halls, etc., the constitution of lodges and laying of cornerstones.

06/10 Agenda

  • 1885-58: Appropriation for the Sigourney Fund; adopted.
  • 1885-61: Report of committee on the Anniversary Medal. Two reports submitted regarding the propriety of obtaining the medals by members of subordinate lodges; tabled until September Quarterly.
    • 12/09: 1885-223; Further report.
  • 1885-65: Contribution to Masonic Education and Charity Trust by Winslow Lewis Lodge, Boston.
  • 1885-71: Charity Committee report.

09/09 Agenda

  • 1885-86: Report of illness of Past Grand Master William Coolidge, the Senior Past Grand Master. He was "attacked by paralysis" in recent weeks, is confined to bed and physicians believe that "but few days on earth are left to him." Note: special communication for funeral; see below.

12/09 Agenda

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  • 1885-194: Appeal for the Galveston Fire.
  • 1885-206, 1885-230: Reports of Charity Committee.
  • 1885-230: Thanks voted to Past Grand Master Lawrence for his donation to the Masonic Education and Charity Trust.

Grand Constitutions Amendment Proposals

  • 03/11: 1885-21: Proposal to alter Part 5, with a new Miscellaneous Regulation (Section 26) that forbids the admission of anyone "not known to be a Mason in good and regular standing, unless he is vouched for by some Brother, or produces the certificate of some Grand Lodge and passes a satisfactiory examination." Amendment to require the vouching brother to have sat in lodge with the visitor. Referred to committee.
    • 06/10: 1885-59; Committee report presented, more time granted.
    • 09/09: 1885-84; Committee requested further time, following letters of inquiry to every Grand Jurisdiction in the United States and in Great Britain, regarding the practice.
    • 12/09: 1885-206; extensive report of committee on traveling certificates; decision postponed to March because many Brethren were "obliged to leave the Grand Lodge, in order to take railroad trains for their homes."
  • 12/09: 1885-223; Proposal to alter Part 3, Article 7, Section 1 regarding wearing the anniversary medal at Grand Lodge; referred.

Grand Master's Address

  • 12/09: 1885-116: Grand Master's Address; deaths of Coolidge, Winship, Slack, Jones, Train, Jonathan Greenwood, Caleb Stetson, Hugh Bourchier, Henry Forbes, William Goodwin, Josiah Beard, William Spinney; visits and travels; visit to Washington to help dedicate the Washington Monument; annual returns (1,031 diplomas; 27,589 Masons total); quality of work; balloting; ciphers and their use; Masonic boards of relief; audits; Masonic Education and Charity Trust.

Lodge By-Law Changes

Necrologies and Memorials

  • 03/11: 1885-15: Memorial to Rt. Wor. F. Lyman Winship, Past Senior Grand Warden; presented by Rt. Wor. Thomas W. Davis, for the committee.
    • 12/09: 1885-118: Mentioned in Grand Master's Address.
  • 06/10: 1885-55: Memorial to Rt. Wor. Charles W. Slack, Corresponding Grand Secretary; referred to committee.
    • 06/10: 1885-72; presented by committee.
    • 12/09: 1885-119: Mentioned in Grand Master's Address.
  • 06/10: 1885-55: Memorial to Rt. Wor. Peter C. Jones, Past Junior Grand Warden; presented by Rt. Wor. William D. Coolidge, for the committee.
    • 12/09: 1885-120: Mentioned in Grand Master's Address.
  • 09/09: 1885-80: Memorial to Rt. Wor. Charles R. Train; referred to committee.
    • 12/09: 1885-120: Mentioned in Grand Master's Address.
  • 12/09: 1885-117, 1885-122: Memorial to Rt. Wor. William T. Coolidge, Past Grand Master; given in Grand Master's Address.
  • 12/09: 1885-121: Memorial to Rt. Wor. Jonathan Greenwood, Past Master of Middlesex Lodge during the anti-Masonic period; given in Grand Master's Address.
  • 12/09: 1885-122: Memorial to Bro. Caleb Stetson of Orphan's Hope Lodge; given in Grand Master's Address.
  • 12/09: 1885-122: Memorial to Rt. Wor. Hugh Plunket Bourchier, Past District Deputy Grand Master for Chile; given in Grand Master's Address.
  • 12/09: 1885-123: Memorial to Wor. Henry Fobes, the first Master of Bethel Lodge, War of 1812 veteran; given in Grand Master's Address.
  • 12/09: 1885-123: Memorial to Col. And Wor. William Goodwin, Past Deputy Grand Master of Maine, War of 1812 veteran; given in Grand Master's Address.
  • 12/09: 1885-124: Memorial to Bro. Josiah Beard, one of the twelve Waltham signatories to the 1831 Declaration; given in Grand Master's Address.
  • 12/09: 1885-124: Memorial to Bro. William T. Spinney, a Taunton signatory to the 1831 Declaration; given in Grand Master's Address.

Petitions for Charters

  • 09/09: 1885-81: Huntington Lodge, Huntington; to replace an original charter, destroyed by fire; charter replacement to be granted.

SPECIAL COMMUNICATIONS

  • 02/16/1885: 1885-1; Hyde Park. Dedication of the hall of Hyde Park Lodge.
    • 1885-2: Procession by Grand Lodge into hall; welcome by Master of Hyde Park Lodge.
    • 1885-2: Dedication of hall.
    • 1885-3: Address by Wor. Rev. Fielder Israel, Grand Chaplain.
    • 1885-3: Address by Grand Master Howland.
    • 1885-4: Closing ceremonies and a "bounteous collation."
  • 05/22/1885: 1885-27; Fall River. Dedication of the Fall River Masonic Hall.
    • 1885-28: Procession by Grand Lodge into hall; welcome by Master of Mount Hope Lodge, on behalf of Mount Hope, King Philip and Narragansett Lodges. Also represented were many neighboring lodges in Massachusetts and Masonic Bodies from New York.
    • 1885-29: Dedication of hall.
    • 1885-29: Address by Grand Master Howland.
    • 1885-34: Dedicatory Address by Rev. Bro. Martyn Summerbell of Fall River.
    • 1885-38: An assembly of celebration, with more than 1,100 in attendance, with the Master of King Philip Lodge presiding. Addresses by Wor. Abraham Hart, Wor. Robert C. Brown, Rev. Bro. Summerbell and the Grand Master.
  • 09/15/1885: 1885-87; Newton. Funeral rites for Rt. Wor. William T. Coolidge, Past Grand Master. Held in Unitarian Chapel in Newton Centre; burial service was performed by Grand Master Howland and Grand Chaplain Israel; body buried in Newton Cemetery.
  • 09/21/1885: 1885-90; Norwood. Cornerstone Laying of First Universalist Church.
    • 1885-90: Opening of Grand Lodge at Orient Lodge hall, with Rt. Wor. Frederick D. Ely, Deputy Grand Master, presiding; procession to hall site.
    • 1885-91: Ceremony, "following the ritual . . . set forth in the Proceedings of 1882, p. 189." Addresses by Grand Chaplain Israel and Rev. Bro. A. J. Patterson, D.D.
    • 1885-92: Address by Deputy Grand Master Ely.
  • 10/14/1885: 1885-97; Marlborough. Dedication of the hall of United Brethren Lodge.
    • 1885-98: Procession by Grand Lodge to hall; welcome by Master of United Brethren Lodge.
    • 1885-98: Dedication of Hall. Address by Grand Master Howland.
    • 1885-104: A "bountiful supper" was served, with Grand Officers withdrawing at 11 PM with "a large portion of the company still in the enjoyment of the varied entertainment provided for them."
  • 12/11/1885: 1885-235; Athol. Dedication of the hall of Athol Lodge.
    • 1885-236: Procession by Grand Lodge to hall; welcome by Master of Athol Lodge.
    • 1885-236: Dedication of Hall. Remarks by Grand Master Howland. Installation of officers
    • 1885-237: An "impressive charge" by Grand Master Howland.
    • 1885-237: "Enjoyment of the pleasures of the table and of social intercourse."

FEAST OF ST. JOHN THE EVANGELIST

(held at Masonic Temple, Boston, 12/29/1885)

  • 1885-238: Opening and roll call.
  • 1885-240: Installation of Grand Master Howland‚ "according to the form used . . . on 12/30/1884." Installation of other Grand Officers.
  • 1885-246: Report of Recording Grand Secretary "dispensed with‚" but summarized on page 1885-247 and after.
  • 1885-246: List of lodges not represented in Grand Lodge in 1885, as well as the past 2-9 years.
  • 1885-247: List of Grand Lodge Proceedings received.
  • 1885-234: Feast of St. John, listing toasts and names of speakers:
    • 1885-252: Past Grand Master Parkman.
    • 1885-256: Grand Master Lyman Klapp of Rhode Island.
    • 1885-262: Past Grand Master and Recording Secretary Nickerson.
    • 1885-266: Past Grand Master Charles A. Welch.
    • 1885-270: Wor. Benjamin A. Gould.
    • 1885-276: Past Grand Master of Maine Edward P. Burnham.
    • 1885-279: Grand Chaplain Charles H. Leonard.
    • 1885-283: Past Grand Master Lawrence.
    • 1885-285: Grand Chaplain Fielder Israel.
    • 1885-289: Rt. Wor. Charles Levi Woodbury.
    • 1885-293: Grand Master Howland.

LIST OF LODGES IN MASSACHUSETTS BY DISTRICT: 1885

There were 28 districts in Massachusetts in 1885, as well as districts for Chile and China.

DISTRICT 1: Boston

Harvey N. Shepard, District Deputy Grand Master; 9 Lodges
Report: 1885-a3; Tabular: 1885-a51

DISTRICT 2: Cambridge

Charles L. Fuller, District Deputy Grand Master; 9 Lodges
Report: 1885-a4; Tabular: 1885-a52

DISTRICT 3: East Boston

Andrew Hall, District Deputy Grand Master; 8 Lodges
Report: 1885-a6; Tabular: 1885-a53

DISTRICT 4: South Boston

John Carr, District Deputy Grand Master; 8 Lodges
Report: 1885-a8; Tabular: 1885-a54

DISTRICT 5: Newton

Ambrose Webster, District Deputy Grand Master; 8 Lodges
Report: 1885-a9; Tabular: 1885-a55

DISTRICT 6: Somerville

George W. Storer, District Deputy Grand Master; 8 Lodges
Report: 1885-a13; Tabular: 1885-a56

DISTRICT 7: Lynn

Columbus Corey, District Deputy Grand Master; 8 Lodges
Report: 1885-a14; Tabular: 1885-a57

DISTRICT 8: Salem

Charles H. Norris, District Deputy Grand Master; 8 Lodges
Report: 1885-a16; Tabular: 1885-a58

DISTRICT 9: Newburyport

Oliver A. Roberts, District Deputy Grand Master; 8 Lodges
Report: 1885-a18; Tabular: 1885-a59

DISTRICT 10: Lawrence

Dana J. Flanders, District Deputy Grand Master; 8 Lodges
Report: 1885-a19; Tabular: 1885-a60

DISTRICT 11: Lowell

Charles E. Brown, District Deputy Grand Master; 7 Lodges
Report: 1885-a19; Tabular: 1885-a61

DISTRICT 12: Fitchburg

John D. Edgell, District Deputy Grand Master; 8 Lodges
Report: 1885-a22; Tabular: 1885-a62

DISTRICT 13: Greenfield

Seymour Rockwell, District Deputy Grand Master; 8 Lodges
Report: 1885-a24; Tabular: 1885-a63

DISTRICT 14: North Adams

Edwin Baker, District Deputy Grand Master; 7 Lodges
Report: 1885-a26; Tabular: 1885-a64

DISTRICT 15: Pittsfield

Charles C. Wright, District Deputy Grand Master; 8 Lodges
Report: 1885-a28; Tabular: 1885-a65

DISTRICT 16: Chicopee

Loranus E. Hitchcock, District Deputy Grand Master; 8 Lodges
Report: 1885-a31; Tabular: 1885-a66

DISTRICT 17: Palmer

Erasmus F. Strickland, District Deputy Grand Master; 8 Lodges
Report: 1885-a32; Tabular: 1885-a67

DISTRICT 18: Worcester

George M. Lourie, District Deputy Grand Master; 8 Lodges
Report: 1885-a33; Tabular: 1885-a68

DISTRICT 19: Southbridge

Orville B. Seagrave, District Deputy Grand Master; 7 Lodges
Report: 1885-a34; Tabular: 1885-a69

DISTRICT 20: Milford

George W. Wiggin, District Deputy Grand Master; 8 Lodges
Report: 1885-a35; Tabular: 1885-a70

DISTRICT 21: Framingham

Henry Gage Wood, District Deputy Grand Master; 8 Lodges
Report: 1885-a36; Tabular: 1885-a71

DISTRICT 22: Hyde Park

John H. Swain, District Deputy Grand Master; 8 Lodges
Report: 1885-a38; Tabular: 1885-a72

DISTRICT 23: Taunton

George H. Rhodes, District Deputy Grand Master; 8 Lodges
Report: 1885-a39; Tabular: 1885-a73

DISTRICT 24: Brockton

Henry W. Powers, District Deputy Grand Master; 8 Lodges
Report: 1885-a42; Tabular: 1885-a74

DISTRICT 25: Hingham

Frank P. Arnold, District Deputy Grand Master; 8 Lodges
Report: 1885-a45; Tabular: 1885-a75

DISTRICT 26: Fall River

James Taylor, District Deputy Grand Master; 8 Lodges
Report: 1885-a47; Tabular: 1885-a76

DISTRICT 27: Nantucket

Joseph S. Barney, District Deputy Grand Master; 7 Lodges
Report: 1885-a49; Tabular: 1885-a77

DISTRICT 28: Barnstable

Luther Fisk, District Deputy Grand Master; 8 Lodges
Report: 1885-a51; Tabular: 1885-a78

CHILE DISTRICT

David Trumbull, District Deputy Grand Master; 4 Lodges
Report: None; Tabular: None

CHINA DISTRICT

William F. Salmon, Proxy of Ancient Landmark Lodge; 1 Lodge
Report: None; Tabular: None


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