HENRY ENDICOTT, Grand Master
- 1 QUARTERLY COMMUNICATIONS
- 2 SPECIAL COMMUNICATIONS
- 3 FEAST OF ST. JOHN THE EVANGELIST
- 4 LIST OF LODGES IN MASSACHUSETTS BY DISTRICT: 1887
- 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)
- 03/09: 1887-8 (Rt. Wor. Richard M. Field, Deputy Grand Master, presiding);
- 06/08: 1887-35;
- 09/14: 1887-85;
- 12/14: 1887-111; (Annual Communication)
- 1887-27: Committee on the appeal from John Abbot Lodge was discharged, due to the adoption of a new amendment to the Grand Constitutions regarding the creation of new lodges.
- 1887-27: Report by committee on the collection of Masonic relics and antiquities. A Standard Committee was appointed, consisting of Rt. Wor. Richard Briggs, Otis E. Weld and Theophilus G. Wadman.
- 1887-32: Report on petition from Union Lodge regarding jurisdiction.; recommendations adopted.
- 1887-32: Resolutions of sympathy to the Grand Master for his recent illness.
- 1887-49: Presentation of a facsimile of the heraldic arms of General Joseph Warren, adopted as the seal of Joseph Warren Lodge.
- 1887-50: Charity Committee report.
- 1887-50: Suspension of fraternal relations with Connecticut's Hiram Lodge #1, New Haven, the charter of which had been revoked in April 1887.
- 1887-101: Charity Committee report.
- 1887-102: Report on the laying of a cornerstone at Bennington Battle Monument by the Grand Master of Vermont in August. Grand Master Parkman represented Massachusetts.
- 1887-106: Report on territorial limits of Boston lodges. This clarification was necessitated by the annexation of Roxbury (in 1868) and Dorchester (in 1872) by Boston.
- Recorded in Grand Master Endicott's address, beginning on page 1887-131:
- Lodges visited:
- Hall and Building Dedications and Cornerstone Layings:
- 1887-156: Appropriation for the Education and Charity Trust.
- 1887-157: Report of Charity Committee.
- 1887-158: Re-election of Grand Master Endicott, and other Grand Lodge officers. Remarks by Deputy Grand Master Field and Grand Master Endicott.
- 1887-160: Committee appointed to revise forms and ceremonies.
- 1887-165: Committee report on the request by Grand Lodge of Federal District of Mexico for recognition. Due to the presence of two Grand Lodges in the Federal District, "it would not be in harmony with the usage of the Grand Lodge of Massachusetts to grant the petition for recognition."
- 1887-166: Committee appointed to consider the case of Fraternity Lodge in Newtonville; "Grand Master Howland had made earnest efforts" regarding this lodge, which had only paid a minimal fee for the past three years. Three Past Grand Masters (Nickerson, Welch and Dame) were appointed.
Grand Constitutions Amendment Proposals
- 03/09: 1887-23; Proposal to amend the Grand Constitutions, Part 3, Article 2, Section 1; majority and minority reports submitted. After debate and a rejected amendment, the majority report was adopted (Lodges in the city where a new lodge is to be formed, as well as the District Deputy Grand Master(s) with jurisdiction, must approve its creation, and the Grand Master or Grand Lodge decides to create it.
Grand Master's Address
- 12/14: 1887-123: Grand Master's Address; honoring Bro. Bonum Nye of North Brookfield, now 71 years a Mason; absence of Past GM Gardner; deaths of Howland, Childs, Robinson, Charles W. Moody, Samuel B. Buttrick; annual returns (1,257 diplomas); report of Board of Directors; report of Trustees; final remarks.
Lodge By-Law Changes
- 03/09: 1887-17;
- 06/08: 1887-42;
- Full Codes : Mystic, Star in the East, Union (Dorchester).
- Amendments: Fraternal, Hyde Park, Monitor, Pilgrim, Simon W. Robinson.
- 1887-48: approved; Monitor with amendments.
- 09/14: 1887-91;
- 12/14: 1887-121;
Necrologies and Memorials
- 03/09: 1887-17; Memorial to Rt. Wor. Jonas A. Marshall, M.D., Past Junior Grand Warden; referred to committee.
- 06/08: 1887-42: Presented by Rt. Wor. Thomas W. Davis, on behalf of the committee.
- 06/08: 1887-58; Memorial to Rt. Wor. Abraham H. Howland, Jr., Past Grand Master; presented by Rt. Wor. Charles A. Welch, on behalf of the committee. The memorial includes a document submitted by St. Andrew's Lodge on page 1887-62. Note that Howland was elected Grand Master at age 44 and died at only 47, the youngest of the then-extant Past Grand Masters.
- 12/14: 1887-127; Mentioned in Grand Master's Address.
- 06/08: 1887-68; Memorial to Rt. Wor. Francis Childs, a Director of the Grand Lodge; presented by Rt. Wor. Charles S. Robertson, on behalf of the committee.
- 12/14: 1887-128; Mentioned in Grand Master' Address.
- 06/08: 1887-71; Memorial to Rt. Wor. William Clark Robinson, late Corresponding Grand Secretary; prepared by Rt. Wor. David W. Crafts, for the committee, and presented by Rt. Wor. Sereno D. Nickerson.
- 12/14: 1887-129; Mentioned in Grand Master's Address.
- 09/14: 1887-91; Memorial to Rt. Wor. Marshall P. Wilder, Past Deputy Grand Master; presented by Rt. Wor. Edwin Wright, on behalf of the committee.
- 09/14: 1887-97; Memorial to Rt. Wor. Isaac H. Wright, Past Junior Grand Warden; presented by Rt. Wor. Oliver A. Roberts, on behalf of the committee.
- 12/14: 1887-130; Memorial to Rt. Wor. Charles W. Moody, Past Senior Grand Warden; mentioned in Grand Master's Address.
- 12/14: 1887-161: Memorial presented by Rt. Wor. Antipas F. Earle, on behalf of the committee.
- 12/14: 1887-130; Memorial to Wor. Samuel Bartlett Buttrick, a signer of the Declaration of 1831 from Salem.
Petitions for Charters
- 03/09: 1887-18; Mount Holyoke Lodge, South Hadley Falls, to replace an original charter, destroyed by fire; charter replacement to be granted.
Petitions for Dispensation for Lodges
- Dispensations mentioned in Grand Master's Address, beginning on Page 1887-131:
- Converse, Malden (01/11; returniable at the December 1887 Quarterly, but to be issued a charter)
- Winthrop, Winthrop (03/22; returnable at the March 1888 Quarterly. Note that Grand Master Howland had rejected this petition, but Grand Master Endicott consulted with his predecessor, who approved after clarification.)
- 02/22/1887: 1887-1; Malden. Dedication of the Masonic hall for Mount Vernon Lodge.
- 1887-2: Procession by Grand Lodge into hall; welcome by Master of Mount Vernon Lodge. Also represented were many brethren and ladies.
- 1887-3: Dedication of hall.
- 1887-3: Address by Grand Master Endicott.
- 1887-6: A "bounteous collation" and addresses by the Grand Master, Grand Chaplain Israel, and Past Grand Masters Howland and Nickerson. Entertainment of "music and character creations."
- 06/28/1887: 1887-79; Winchester. Cornerstone Laying of Town Hall and Public Library.
- 1887-79: Opening of Grand Lodge at William Parkman Lodge hall; procession to hall site.
- 1887-82: Ceremony of corner-stone; address by Grand Master Endicott.
- 1887-83: A "bounteous collation" at William Parkman Lodge; speeches by Grand Master, Past Grand Masters Parkman, Dame and Nickerson, and others.
Past Grand Master Dame
- 12/26/1887: 1887-172; Georgetown. Dedication of the Masonic hall for Charles C. Dame Lodge (on the 20th anniversary of its institution). A fine portrait of Charles C. Dame appears opposite page 1887-172 and above.
- 1887-173: Procession by Grand Lodge into hall; welcome by Master of Charles C. Dame Lodge. Also represented were many brethren and ladies.
- 1887-173: Address by Wor. Charles C. Osgood, Master of the Lodge.
- 1887-174: Dedication of hall.
- 1887-175: Address by Grand Master Endicott.
- 1887-177: A "bountiful collation" and addresses by the the Master, the Grand Master, Grand Chaplain Israel, Past Grand Masters Dame and Nickerson, and Rev. O.S. Butler, the chaplain of the lodge.
FEAST OF ST. JOHN THE EVANGELIST
(held at Masonic Temple, Boston, 12/27/1887)
- 1887-179: Opening and roll call.
- 1886-181: Installation of Grand Master Endicott by Past Grand Master Parkman; described in detail. Installation of other Grand Officers.
- 1887-189: List of lodges not represented in Grand Lodge in 1887, as well as the past 2-6 years.
- 1886-191: List of Grand Lodge Proceedings received.
- 1887-191: Report of Grand Secretary; 1,445 Master Masons made.
- 1887-194: Feast of St. John, listing toasts and names of speakers:
- 1887-197: Past Grand Master Parkman.
- 1887-200: Past Grand Master Dame.
- 1887-202: Past Grand Master Everett.
- 1887-205: Rt. Wor. Charles Levi Woodbury.
- 1887-210: Rt. Wor. Benjamin Dean.
- 1887-213: Grand Chaplain Fielder Israel.
- 1887-217: Past Grand Master Welch.
- 1887-219: Bro. Sherman, Senior Warden of the Lodge of St. Andrew.
- 1887-220: Past Deputy Grand Master Harvey N. Shepard.
- 1887-222: Past Grand Master and Recording Secretary Nickerson.
- 1887-227: Deputy Grand Master Wells.
- 1887-230: Rt. Wor. and Rev. Oliver A. Roberts.
- 1887-235: Past Grand Master of Maine Edward P. Burnham.
- 1887-239: Rt. Wor. Richard Briggs.
- 1887-241: Letter to Past Grand Master William S. Gardner.
LIST OF LODGES IN MASSACHUSETTS BY DISTRICT: 1887
There were 28 districts in Massachusetts in 1887, as well as districts for Chile and China.
Edward F. Smith, District Deputy Grand Master; 9 Lodges
- 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)
Franklin W. Hopkins, District Deputy Grand Master; 9 Lodges
- 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)
Charles S. Robertson, District Deputy Grand Master; 8 Lodges + 1 U.D.
- 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)
- Winthrop (Winthrop, U.D.)
E. Peabody Gerry, District Deputy Grand Master; 8 Lodges
- 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)
Horace E. Marion, District Deputy Grand Master; 8 Lodges
- 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)
Charles H. Crane, District Deputy Grand Master; 8 Lodges
- 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)
Henry J. Mills, District Deputy Grand Master; 9 Lodges
- 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)
- Converse (Malden, 1887)
S. Augustus Southwick, District Deputy Grand Master; 8 Lodges
- 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)
Moses Brown, District Deputy Grand Master; 8 Lodges
- 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)
Andrew C. Stone, District Deputy Grand Master; 8 Lodges
- 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)
Benjamin H. Hartwell, District Deputy Grand Master; 7 Lodges
- 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)
George W. Bishop, District Deputy Grand Master; 8 Lodges
- 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)
Walter M. Wright, District Deputy Grand Master; 8 Lodges
- Republican (Greenfield, 1795)
- Harmony (Northfield, 1796)
- Jerusalem (Northampton, 1797)
- Orange (Orange, 1859)
- Pacific (Amherst, 1860)
- Hampshire (Haydenville, 1871)
- Bay State (Montague, 1872)
- Mechanic's (Turner's Falls, 1878)
George French, District Deputy Grand Master; 7 Lodges
- 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)
'George H. Tucker, District Deputy Grand Master; 8 Lodges
- 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)
Emory Munyan, District Deputy Grand Master; 9 Lodges
- Hampden (Springfield, 1817)
- Chicopee (Chicopee, 1848)
- Mount Tom (Holyoke, 1850)
- Mount Moriah (Westfield, 1856)
- Roswell Lee (Springfield, 1864)
- Ionic (Easthampton, 1867)
- Mount Holyoke (South Hadley, 1869)
- Belcher (Chicopee, 1870)
- Newton (Wilbraham, 1870)
William S. Douglas, District Deputy Grand Master; 8 Lodges
- 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)
Antipas F. Earle, District Deputy Grand Master; 8 Lodges
- 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)
E. P. Morton, District Deputy Grand Master; 7 Lodges
- 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)
Clarke P. Harding, District Deputy Grand Master; 8 Lodges
- 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)
Henry Gage Wood, District Deputy Grand Master; 8 Lodges
- 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)
Charles W. King, District Deputy Grand Master; 8 Lodges
- 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)
Horatio H. Hall, District Deputy Grand Master; 8 Lodges
- 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)
Edward Sawyer, District Deputy Grand Master; 8 Lodges
- Fellowship (Bridgewater, 1797)
- Rural (Quincy, 1801)
- Norfolk Union (Randolph, 1819)
- John Cutler (Abington, 1859)
- Paul Revere (Brockton, 1856)
- Puritan (Whitman, 1869)
- St. George (Brockton, 1877)
- Satucket (East Bridgewater, 1881)
Frank P. Arnold, District Deputy Grand Master; 8 Lodges
- 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)
James Taylor, District Deputy Grand Master; 7 Lodges
- Star in the East (New Bedford, 1823)
- Mount Hope (Fall River, 1824)
- Eureka (New Bedford, 1857)
- King Philip (Fall River, 1866)
- Concordia (Fairhaven, 1872)
- Narragansett (Fall River, 1876)
- Noquochoke (South Westport, 1878)
Gifford H.G. McGrew, District Deputy Grand Master; 7 Lodges
- Union (Nantucket, 1771)
- Marine (Falmouth, 1798)
- Social Harmony (Wareham, 1823)
- Martha's Vineyard (Tisbury, 1859)
- Pythagorean (Marion, 1861)
- Oriental (Edgartown, 1866)
- Mariners' (Cotuit, 1871)
A.P. Hannum, District Deputy Grand Master; 9 Lodges
- King Hiram's (Provincetown, 1795)
- Fraternal (Barnstable, 1801)
- Mount Horeb (Harwich, 1854)
- DeWitt Clinton (Sandwich, 1855)
- Pilgrim (Harwich, 1859)
- James Otis (Barnstable, 1865)
- Adams (Wellfleet, 1865)
- Howard (Yarmouth, 1869)
- St. Martin's (Chatham, 1872)
David Trumbull, District Deputy Grand Master; 4 Lodges
- Bethesda (Valparaiso, Chile, 1854)
- Aconcagua (Valparaiso, Chile, 1870)
- Huelen (Santiago, Chile, 1876)
- St. John's (Concepción) (Concepción, Chile, 1884)
- Ancient Landmark (Shanghai, China, 1863)