CHARLES CARROLL HUTCHINSON, Grand Master
- 1 QUARTERLY COMMUNICATIONS
- 2 SPECIAL COMMUNICATIONS
- 3 FEAST OF ST. JOHN THE EVANGELIST
- 4 LIST OF LODGES IN MASSACHUSETTS BY DISTRICT: 1897
- 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: Waltham
- 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)
- 03/10: 1897-37;
- 06/09: 1897-73;
- 09/08: 1897-161;
- 12/08: 1897-249; (Annual Communication)
- 1897-52: Special election to fill vacancies on the Masonic Education and Charity Trust and Auditing Committee.
- 1897-56: Report by Board of Directors; voted to direct Board of Directors to rebuild the Masonic Temple on the land owned at the corner of Tremont and Boylston Streets.
- 1897-64: Past Grand Master Holmes presented with an album of pictures of Grand officers who served with him.
- 1897-83: Report of Charity committee.
- 1897-102: Presentation of portrait of Past Grand Master Holmes. Notes on the then-current inventory of Past Grand Master portraits; at that time, only Elijah Crane has no likeness.
- 1897-106: Report by architects Loring & Phipps, concerning the plans for the new Masonic Building.
- Recorded in Grand Master Hutchinson's address, beginning on page 1879-263:
- Special Communications, as noted;
- Feast of St. John the Evangelist, Boston (12/29/1896)
- Reception for Grand Master and Deputy Grand Master, Ancient York Lodge, Lowell (01/06)
- Celebration of the Centennial of the Consecration of Rev. Bro. Edward Bass, first Bishop of Protestant Episcopal Church of Massachusetts; Trinity Church, Boston (05/07)
- Lodges constituted, officers installed:
- Lodge Visits:
- Social Harmony, Wareham (04/09)
- Revere, Boston (05/04)
- Lodge of St. Andrew, Boston (05/13)
- Mount Lebanon, Boston (06/14)
- Aberdour, Boston (09/14)
- Winslow Lewis, Boston (10/08)
- Germania, Boston (10/25)
- Joseph Warren, Boston (10/26)
- Zetland, Boston (11/10)
- Ancient York, Lowell (11/11)
- Pentucket, Lowell (11/18)
- Kilwinning, Lowell, for the Feast of St. Andrew (12/07)
- Lowell, 11th District (04/20)
- Special Communications, as noted;
- 1897-271: Committee on Healing report, as noted in Grand Master's Address.
- 1897-272ff: Reports of Grand Lecturers.
- 1897-274: Report as part of Grand Master's Address. Actions of Board confirmed, 1897-284.
- 1897-277: Expense and Receipt reports, as noted in Grand Master's Address.
- 1897-281: Receipt of new portrait of Grand Master Timothy Bigelow.
- 1897-282: Report of Auditing Committee.
- 1897-284: Report of Charity committee.
- 1897-285: Re-election of Grand Master Hutchinson and other Grand Officers. Response of Grand Master, 1897-286.
Grand Constitutions Amendment Proposals
- 03/10; 1897-54: Change to Part IV, Article III, rewording: rejected after debate.
- 06/09; 1897-105: Change to Part I, Article VI, regarding eligibility for certain Grand Lodge offices.
- 09/08; 1897-168: Recommended that the amendment not be adopted; amendment rejected.
- 12/08; 1897-296: Change to Part IV, Article III, rewording; referred.
Grand Master's Address
- 03/10: 1897-48; Report on Grand Master's Annual Address for 1896.
- 12/08: 1897-260; Annual Address by Grand Master Hutchinson; referred to committee, 1897-128.
Lodge By-Law Changes
- 03/10: 1897-56;
- 09/08: 1897-172;
- 12/08: 1897-295;
Necrologies and Memorials
- 03/10: 1897-58; Memorial to R.W. Wyzeman Marshall, Past Junior Grand Warden; given by R.W. Charles T. Gallagher.
Rt. Wor. Benjamin Dean
- 06/09: 1897-94; Memorial to R.W. Benjamin Dean, Past Junior Grand Warden; given by R.W. Solon W. Stevens.
- 09/08: 1897-167: Report of the death of William H. Chessman, Past Senior Grand Warden, Past Grand Marshal; a memorial is to be prepared.
- 12/08: 1897-289: Memorial given by R.W. Thomas W. Davis.
- 12/08: R.W. Edward Avery, Past Junior Grand Warden, mentioned in Grand Master's Address.
- 12/08: R.W. E. Waters Burr, Past Junior Grand Warden, mentioned in Grand Master's Address.
Petitions for Charters
- 03/10: 1897-48; Unity U.D., Dalton.
- 06/09: 1897-83; referred to Committee on Charters and By-Laws; approved.
- 01/26: 1897-1; Ayer, Centennial Celebration of St. Paul Lodge.
- 02/22: 1897-22; Gardner, Dedication of Hall of Hope Lodge.
- 06/01: 1897-65; Springfield, Corner Stone laying at new High School.
- 1897-66: Opening ceremonies.
- 1897-67: Address by Grand Master Hutchinson.
- 1897-71: Corner Stone ceremony, singing of new hymn.
- 1897-72: Address by Dr. Balliet, Superintendent of Schools.
- 06/14: 1897-107; North Attleboro, Centennial Celebration of Bristol Lodge.
- 1897-109: Address of Welcome by Wor. Henry H. Curtis, Master.
- 1897-110: Address by Grand Master Hutchinson.
- 1897-112: Dinner and toasts by Toast-Master, Wor. Fred B. Byram.
- 06/15: 1897-113; Bridgewater, Centennial Celebration of Fellowship Lodge.
- 06/16: 1897-145; Concord, Centennial Celebration of Corinthian Lodge.
- 1897-147: Address of Welcome by Wor. Charles S. Hart, Master.
- 1897-149: Address by Grand Master Hutchinson.
- 1897-152: Banquet at Town Hall, "elegantly decorated" with "many ladies present"; Speeches given by Grand Master and others, including Wor. Abraham G. Hart, father of the Master.
- 06/28: 1897-153; Dalton, Constitution of Unity Lodge.
- 1897-154: Examination of building; dedication, qualification of new Master, Wor. Franklin Weston.
- 1897-155: Installation of officers.
- 1897-156: Charge by Grand Master Hutchinson.
- 09/14: 1897-174; Millbury, Centennial Celebration of Olive Branch Lodge.
- 1897-175: Address of Welcome by Wor. C.C. Longleyn, Master.
- 1897-177: Address by Grand Master Hutchinson.
- 1897-181: Historical Address by Rev. Bro. Samuel D. Ashley.
- 1897-205: Oration by Wor. Rev. Edward A. Horton, Grand Chaplain on Freemasonry and the Twentieth Century; it "held the rapt attention of the audience for half an hour, and defied the power of the stenographer to report."
- 1897-206: Banquet with speeches at the Town Hall and toasts by Toast-Master, Rev. Bro. Ashley. Among the responses was from Wor. William B. Nolen, Secretary of Olive Branch in 1847.
- 09/16: 1897-208; Milford, Centennial Celebration of Montgomery Lodge.
- 1897-210: Address of Welcome by Wor. George L. Maynard, Master.
- 1897-212: Address by Grand Master Hutchinson.
- 1897-216: Historical Address by Wor. Clarence A. Sumner.
- 1897-227: Oration by Rev. Bro. George C. Lorimer.
- 1897-229: Banquet in "one of the largest shoe factories, which had been admirably decorated for the occasion, and where the tables were laid for about five hundred and fifty guests, nearly one-half being ladies." Toast-master was Wor. Herbert W. Lull, Superintendent of Schools; The Grand Master was obliged to leave before the banquet; R.W. S. Lothrop Thorndike, Senior Grand Warden, responded. Grand Officers were obliged to depart early "to catch the last train for Boston."
- 10/06: 1897-231; Newtonville, Dedication of Masonic Hall for Dalhousie Lodge.
- 1897-232: Address of Welcome by Wor. Winfield S. Slocum, Master.
- 1897-236: Examination of building and dedication; Charge by Grand Master Hutchinson.
- 1897-240: Banquet and speeches.
Hon. Henry Cabot Lodge
- 10/19: 1897-241; Revere, Corner Stone laying at new Town Hall.
- 1897-242: Opening ceremonies in Chelsea at Masonic Hall.
- 1897-242: Grand Lodge proceeded to Revere, with the escort of Palestine Commandery, members of Star of Bethlehem and Robert Lash Lodges.
- 1897-242: Hymns and opening ceremonies, laying of corner-stone.
- 1897-244: Address by Grand Master Hutchinson.
- 1897-248: Address by Hon. Henry Cabot Lodge.
- 1897-248: A "most welcome collation" and return to Chelsea.
- 12/08: 1897-298; Arlington, Centennial Celebration of Hiram Lodge.
- 1897-301: Address of Welcome by Wor. Charles W. Bunker, Master.
- 1897-302: Address by Grand Master Hutchinson.
- 1897-306: Banquet with speeches at the Town Hall. More than three hundred and fifty participants; ladies declared "they had a lovely time" and the celebration was declared "a grand success."
FEAST OF ST. JOHN THE EVANGELIST
(held at Masonic Temple, Boston, 12/28/1897)
- 1897-308: Opening and roll call.
- 1897-310: Installation of Grand Master Hutchinson. Grand Chaplain's prayer; description of installation omitted, referring to the ceremony recorded in 1896 (1896-445).
- 1897-316: Report of Recording Grand Secretary.
- 1897-317: List of lodges not represented in Grand Lodge in 1897, as well as the past 2-5 years.
- 1897-319: Feast of St. John; Grand Master's address. Toasts and names of speakers.
- 1897-319: Grand Master Hutchinson.
- 1897-324: Deputy Grand Master Albert L. Harwood.
- 1897-328: Grand Chaplain Edward A. Horton.
- 1897-337: Rt. Wor. Charles T. Gallagher.
- 1897-345: Rev. Bro. Gibbs.
- 1897-351: Senior Grand Warden Frank W. Kaan.
- 1897-354: Past Grand Master and Recording Grand Secretary Sereno D. Nickerson.
- 1897-357: Grand Chaplain Charles A. Skinner.
- 1897-362: Rt. Wor. Rollin C. Ward, District Deputy for the 13th District.
- 1897-362: Wor. and Rev. R. Perry Bush.
LIST OF LODGES IN MASSACHUSETTS BY DISTRICT: 1897
There were 28 districts in Massachusetts in 1897, as well as districts for Chile and China.
George E. Henry, 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)
Henry S. Rowe, 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)
Henry Spavin, 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)
Edwin A. Blodgett, District Deputy Grand Master; 10 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 (Dorchester, 1869)
- Prospect (Roslindale, 1890)
- Macedonian (Milton, 1893)
Frank K. Porter, 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)
John E. Parry, 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)
Arthur W. Walker, 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)
E. Augustus Annable, 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)
Daniel J. Poore, 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)
Edward B. George, 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)
Harry K. Boardman, 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)
Edward D. Moody, 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)
Rollin C. Ward, 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)
Alexander W. Fulton, 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)
Alonzo Bradley, District Deputy Grand Master; 9 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)
- Unity (Dalton, 1896)
William C. Robinson, District Deputy Grand Master; 11 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)
- Brigham (Ludlow, 1891)
- Springfield (Springfield, 1895)
George H. Wilkins, District Deputy Grand Master; 7 Lodges
- Thomas (Palmer, 1796)
- Mount Zion (Barre, 1800)
- Bethel (Enfield, 1825)
- Quaboag (Warren, 1858)
- Day Spring (Monson, 1862)
- Eden (Ware, 1863)
- Vernon (Belchertown, 1869)
George H. Coolidge, District Deputy Grand Master; 9 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)
- Meridian Sun (North Brookfield, 1894)
William L. Johnson, 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)
Rufus H. Hopkins, 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)
Charles C. Henry, 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)
Ira F. Burnham, 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)
Arlon R. Dustin, District Deputy Grand Master; 8 Lodges
- Bristol (North 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)
Asa P. French, 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 H. Mason, 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 L. Sherman, 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)
George E. White, 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)
James A. Small, District Deputy Grand Master; 8 Lodges
- King Hiram's (Provincetown, 1795)
- Fraternal (Barnstable, 1801)
- Mount Horeb (Harwich, 1854)
- DeWitt Clinton (Sandwich, 1855)
- Pilgrim (Harwich, 1859)
- Adams (Wellfleet, 1865)
- Howard (Yarmouth, 1869)
- St. Martin's (Chatham, 1872)
George W. Waters, 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)
Arthur W. Danforth, District Deputy Grand Master; 1 Lodge
- Ancient Landmark (Shanghai, China, 1863)