SAMUEL WELLS, Grand Master
- 1 QUARTERLY COMMUNICATIONS
- 2 SPECIAL COMMUNICATIONS
- 3 FEAST OF ST. JOHN THE EVANGELIST
- 4 LIST OF LODGES IN MASSACHUSETTS BY DISTRICT: 1890
- 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: 1890-5;
- 06/11: 1890-30;
- 09/10: 1890-72;
- 12/10: 1890-93; (Annual Communication)
- 1890-15: Installation of other Grand Officers not present at the Feast of St. John.
- 1890-18: A new edition of the Trestle-Board was to be printed, with certain "slight typographical emendations" proposed by the Committee on Ritual.
- 1890-19: Report on the Washington Masonic Memorial Temple. Grand Lodge had subscribed $1,000 in 1875 to be contributed to the Washington Monument, but as Congress had assumed this charge, it was never called for; it was resolved that this sum be applied to the new memorial in Fredericksburg, VA.
- 1890-22: Resolution of sympathy for Rt. Wor. William F. Salmon, who was ill. A telegram was dispatched following he Communication.
- 1890-36: Petition by Phoenix Lodge, regarding the membership status of a member who was listed on the Charter but never signed its by-laws and now requested a dimit, having never been requested to pay dues; referred to committee.
- 06/11: 1890-55; The brother was considered a member and should be granted a dimit; the "inadvertent and unnoticed omission" was the duty of the Secretary to notice.
- 1890-50; Report by committee on Committees of Investigation, presented by Rt. Wor. Charles C. Dame; an amendment to the Grand Constitutions was recommended.
- 1890-59: Charity Committee report.
- 1890-60: Presentation of a portrait of Past Grand Master Endicott.
- Recorded in Grand Master's address, beginning on page 1890-104:
- Lodges visited:
- The Lodge of Eleusis, Boston (02/20; 25th anniversary)
- Washington, Roxbury (03/13)
- Joseph Webb, Boston (04/02)
- Aurora and Charles W. Moore, Fitchburg (04/21)
- Zetland, Boston (04/30)
- St. Paul's (South Boston) (05/06)
- Winslow Lewis, Boston (05/09)
- Mizpah, Cambridge (05/12)
- Germania, Boston (05/26; Rt. Wor. Benjamin A. Gould, Deputy Grand Master, addressed the brethren in German.)
- Revere, Boston (06/03)
- Mount Lebanon, Boston (06/09)
- Lafayette (Roxbury) (06/12; installation, 25th anniversary; held in Boston)
- Soley, Somerville (06/16)
- Crescent, Pittsfield (06/23; St. John's Day)
- Acacia, Gloucester (09/26; 25th Anniversary; Rt. Wor. Benjamin A. Gould presiding)
- Winthrop, Winthrop (10/21; installation)
- Trinity, Clinton (10/28; installation)
- Orange, Orange (11/03)
- Amity, Danvers (11/07)
- Hampden, Springfield (11/11)
- Konohassett, Cohasset (11/19; installation)
- Lodge of St. Andrew, Boston (11/29; Feast of St. Andrew)
- Revere, Boston (12/02; installation)
- Hall and Building Dedications and Cornerstone Layings:
- Lodges visited:
- 1890-124: Report of Auditing Committee.
- 1890-125: Appropriation for the Education and Charity Trust.
- 1890-129: Re-election of Samuel Wells as Grand Master, and other Grand Lodge officers. Remarks by Deputy Grand Master Gould and Grand Master Wells.
- 1890-132: Report of Charity committee.
- 1890-132: Order rescinded from 1884, requiring Sections 24 and 25 of the Miscellaneous Regulations to be read prior to installation.
Grand Constitutions Amendment Proposals
- 03/12: 1890-19; Proposal to amend Part 3, Article 1, by adding a section appointing a committee on Charters and By-Laws; adopted.
- 06/11: 1890-54; Proposal to amend Part 3, Article 3, Section 4, regarding committees of investigation.
- 09/10: 1890-84; approved following discussion "at some length."
Grand Master's Address
- 06/11: 1890-49: Report on Grand Master's address.
- 12/10: 1890-102: Grand Master's Address; visits; dispensations; Grand Lecturer's report; report of Board of Directors; final remarks, including the removal of prohibition of a Mason to belong to multiple lodges, and a recommendation that the Grand Constitutions be amended. Referred to committee.
Lodge By-Law Changes
- 03/12: 1890-13;
- Full Codes : Simon W. Robinson, Wilder.
- 1890-16: Further time requested for both.
- Amendments: Constellation, Eliot, Gate of the Temple, Joseph Webb, Konohassett, Mount Horeb (Woburn), Orange, St. Matthew's, Star.
- Full Codes : Simon W. Robinson, Wilder.
- 06/11: 1890-36;
- 12/10: 1890-131;
Necrologies and Memorials
- 03/12: 1890-13; Memorial to Rt. Wor. William H.L. Smith, a former District Deputy Grand Master; presented by Rt. Wor. Charles E. Phipps, Grand Sword Bearer, and his nephew.
- 06/11: 1890-39; Memorial to Rt. Wor. Bradford L. Wales, Past Senior Grand Warden, and a signatory to the Declaration of 1831; presented by Wor. William H. Balkam, Jr., Master of Norfolk Union Lodge.
- 12/10: 1890-108; Note in Grand Master's Address regarding funeral service (05/16) attended by Rt. Wor. Gould et. al.
William F. Salmon
- 06/11: 1890-42: Memorial to Rt. Wor. William F. Salmon, Past Senior Grand Warden. Note: a portrait of Bro. Salmon appears facing page 1890-42. Presented by Rt. Wor. Solon W. Stevens on behalf of the committee.
- 12/10: 1890-108; Note in Grand Master's Address regarding funeral service (03/31).
- 09/10: 1890-78: Memorial to Rt. Wor. John W. Dadmun, Past Grand Chaplain. Presented by the Grand Master.
- 09/10: 1890-79: Memorial to Rt. Wor. George P. Sanger, Past Corresponding Secretary and Past Deputy Grand Master; presented by Wor. Charles S. Robertson, on behalf of the committee.
Petitions for Charters
Petitions for Dispensation for Lodges
- Dispensations mentioned in Grand Master's address, beginning on page 1890-104:
- 02/26/1890: 1890-1; Watertown. Dedication of Pequossette Lodge hall.
- 1890-2: Grand Lodge procession into lodge-hall. More than 200 Brethren from neighboring lodges were present to receive "the official visitors with appropriate honors."
- 1890-3: Dedication of lodge hall. Address by Grand Master Wells.
1890-4: "Abundant refreshment" in the supper-room; remarks by the Grand Master and others.
- 05/30/1890: 1890-25; Andover. Dedication of St. Matthew's Lodge hall.
- 1890-26: Grand Lodge received At the train by Bethany Commandery, and members of Cochichewick and St. Matthew's Lodges. Grand Lodge opened and received by St. Matthew's lodge.
- 1890-27: Dedication of lodge hall.
- 1890-27: Address by Wor. Joseph W. Smith, Past Master: "an interesting historical sketch of the Lodge" covering the period from 1822 to the present.
- 1890-28: Address by Grand Master Wells.
- 1890-29: A "bounteous collation" followed.
- 07/22/1890: 1890-63; Palmer. Cornerstone Laying of Memorial Hall and Public Library.
- 1890-64: Opening of Grand Lodge at Thomas Lodge hall procession to site with the escort of L.L. Merrick Post 107, G.A.R.
- 1890-64: Corner-stone laying; address by W.H. Stowe, chairman of the Building Committee, and reply by Grand Master Wells. Blessing of Rev. William H. Munroe, with replies by the Brethren.
- 1890-68: Address by Grand Master Wells.
- 10/11/1890: 1890-87; Lowell. Cornerstone Laying of City Hall.
- 1890-88: Grand Lodge reception at the train station; conducted to Mechanics' Hall, where an excellent dinner was served, in the company of Pentucket, Ancient York, Kilwinning and William North Lodges of Lowell.
- 1890-89: Procession to site, escorted by the four lodges and Pilgrim Commandery of Lowell, numbering about 600, "a short march through the principal streets of the city, which were crowded with interested spectators."
- 1890-89: Corner-stone laying, follwing a brief address by Alderman Fuller. Ceremonies similar to those used on 05/15/1889 at Cambridge.
- 1890-90: Address by Grand Master Wells.
FEAST OF ST. JOHN THE EVANGELIST
(held at Masonic Temple, Boston, 12/30/1890)
- 1890-134: Opening and roll call.
- 1890-137: Installation of Grand Master Wells. Installation of other Grand Officers.
- 1890-141: Report of Grand Secretary; 1,914 Master Masons made.
- 1890-143: List of lodges not represented in Grand Lodge in 1890, as well as the past 2-9 years.
- 1890-146: Feast of St. John, listing toasts and names of speakers:
- 1890-146: Grand Master Wells.
- 1890-148: Past Grand Master Parkman.
- 1890-154: Grand Master George H. Kenyon of Rhode Island.
- 1890-157: Rt. Wor. Charles Levi Woodbury.
- 1890-164: Senior Grand Warden Hiram O. Smith.
- 1890-166: Past Deputy Grand Master Benjamin A. Gould.
- 1890-169: Grand Chaplain Rev. A. St. John Chambré.
- 1890-174: Past Grand Master and Past Recording Secretary Nickerson.
- 1890-180: Rt. Wor. S. Lothrop Thorndike, Recording Grand Secretary.
- 1890-184: Rt. Wor. Richard Briggs.
- 1890-185: Rt. Wor. Samuel B. Spooner.
- 1890-188: Rt. Wor. Gatchell, for the District Deputies.
- 1890-191: Rt. Wor. John Carr, Grand Treasurer.
LIST OF LODGES IN MASSACHUSETTS BY DISTRICT: 1890
There were 28 districts in Massachusetts in 1890, as well as districts for Chile and China.
Frank T. Dwinell, 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)
Albro A. Osgood, 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)
Daniel G. Crandon, District Deputy Grand Master; 9 Lodges
- 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, 1887)
Solomon A. Bolster, District Deputy Grand Master; 9 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)
- Prospect (Roslindale, 1890)
Albert L. Harwood, District Deputy Grand Master; 7 Lodges
- Monitor (Waltham, 1820)
- Bethesda (Brighton, 1819)
- Belmont (Belmont, 1864)
- Isaac Parker (Waltham, 1867)
- Pequossette (Watertown, 1856)
- Dalhousie (Newtonville, 1860)
- Beth-Horon (Brookline, 1870)
William B. Lawrence, 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)
Nathan B. Fletcher, District Deputy Grand Master; 10 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)
- Golden Rule (Wakefield, 1888)
John Albert Blake, 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)
Herbert C. Taft, 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)
Charles P. Morrill, 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)
Elisha H. Shaw, District Deputy Grand Master; 8 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)
- Thomas Talbot (Billerica, 1889)
Charles A. Bartlett, 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)
John A. Sullivan, 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)
Charles Parsons, 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)
'Henry T. Robbins, 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)
Horace W. Gaylord, 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)
W. H. Osgood, 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)
Edward B. Dolliver, 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)
Jeremiah Gatchell, 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)
Herbert W. Lull, 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)
Emery Grover, 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)
George F. Walker, 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)
James Alfred Messinger, 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)
Henry O. Fairbanks, 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)
Stetson Foster, 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)
Charles E. Gifford, 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)
Henry Paddack, 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)
Henry T. Crosby, 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)
Peter Ewing, 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)