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: 1899
- 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: Provincetown
- 4.29 CHILE DISTRICT
- 4.30 CHINA DISTRICT
(held at 18 Boylston St., Boston)
- 03/08: 1899-1;
- 06/14: 1899-35;
- 09/13: 1899-77;
- 12/13: 1899-129; (Annual Communication)
- 1899-16: Board of Directors authorized to borrow up to $40,000 additional to complete the Temple.
- 1899-17: Resumption of relations with the Grand Lodge of Peru; Bible restored to its altars and Ritual, by the new Grand Master.
- 1899-41: Report of architects Loring and Phipps, regarding the progress of the work on the new Temple.
- 1899-42: Proposals of the Grand Master regarding the dedication of the Temple.
- 1899-50: Report of Charity committee.
- 1899-50: Recording Grand Secretary Nickerson spoke on the claim by Philadelphia to be the Mother City of Freemasonry in America. This claim, he said, did not receive much countenance outside of Pennsylvania. Nickerson notes that Bro. MacCalla, a Past Grand Master, issued an article in the Keystone magazine that had been brought back to light, and observed that MacCalla's mentor was Jacob Norton, who in 1851 petitioned the Grand Lodge regarding Christian elements of the ritual and asking that they be removed. Norton later became a virulent anti-Mason. Nickerson objects to a presentation by Bro. Julius F. Sachse, which he gives in great detail.
- 1899-84: Report by the Architects of the Temple, Loring & Phipps, detailing the size and furnishing of the halls, and the current cost.
- 1899-86: Petition by King Solomon's Lodge to remove from Charlestown to Somerville; granted.
- Recorded in Grand Master Hutchinson's address, beginning on page 1899-142:
- Lodges visited:
- Union (Dorchester) (01/10)
- Washington, Roxbury (01/12)
- Adelphi, South Boston (01/17)
- Mount Carmel, Lynn (01/18)
- Phoenician, Lawrence (02/01; installation)
- Temple, East Boston (02/03)
- Revere, Boston (02/07)
- Mount Olivet, Cambridge (02/16)
- Putnam, East Cambridge (02/20)
- William North, Lowell (02/22)
- Germania, Boston (02/27; "as much as my limited knowledge of the German language would allow."
- Joseph Warren, Boston (02/28)
- Palestine, Everett (03/09)
- Faith, Charlestown (03/10)
- Mizpah, Cambridge (03/13)
- Aberdour, Boston (03/14)
- Rabboni, Dorchester (03/16)
- The Massachusetts, Boston (03/20)
- Union (Dorchester) (03/21)
- William North, Lowell (03/22; anniversary)
- Columbian, Boston (04/06)
- Lowell (04/11; exemplification)
- Soley, Somerville (04/17; 20th anniversary)
- Mount Tabor, East Boston (04/21)
- Mount Vernon, Malden (05/04)
- Springfield, Springfield (05/31; 5th anniversary)
- Robert Lash, Chelsea (06/25; Feast of St. John the Baptist)
- Wyoming, Melrose (06/28)
- St. John's (Boston) (09/05; held in Ionic Hall in the new Temple)
- Aberdour, Boston (10/10)
- Lodge of St. Andrew, Boston (10/12; held in Corinthian Hall in the new Temple)
- King Philip, Fall River (11/7)
- Lodge of St. Andrew, Boston (11/09; installation)
- St. Matthew's, Andover (11/13)
- William North, Lowell (11/15)
- Soley, Somerville (11/20)
- Kilwinning, Lowell (11/27; Feast of St. Andrew)
- Lodge of St. Andrew, Boston (11/27; Feast of St. Andrew)
- Revere, Boston (12/05; installation by Past GM Dame)
- Mount Horeb (Woburn) (12/06)
- Dispensations (other than degrees or special elections):
- Corner-stone Layings and Hall Dedications:
- Anniversary Celebrations:
- Dispensations for new lodges:
- Lodges visited:
- 1899-181: Auditing Committee Report.
- 1899-181: Election of Charles T. Gallagher as Grand Master. Election of other Grand Officers. Remarks by Grand Master Hutchinson and Grand Master-Elect Gallagher.
- 1899-189: Charity committee report.
Grand Constitutions Amendment Proposals
- 12/13: 1899-189; Proposal to amend the Grand Constitutions, Part 1, Article 2, Section 1, regarding precedence in processions. Referred.
Grand Master's Address
- 12/13: 1899-142: Grand Master's Address. Initial remarks. Deaths of Reed, Morton. Report of Grand Lecturer; Special Communications and Visits. Centennial of Washington's death. Donation to Lodge of St. Andrew Fund; Report of the Board of Directors with full description of the new Temple; authority to issue bonds.
Lodge By-Law Changes
- 03/08: 1899-18;
- 06/08: None.
- 09/13: 1899-87;
- 12/13: 1899-188;
Necrologies and Memorials
- 03/08: 1899-11; Memorial to Rt. Wor. Edwin Wright, Past Deputy Grand Master, by Rt. Wor. S. Lothrop Thorndike.
- 06/14: 1899-44; Memorial to Rt. Wor. Zachariah Lovell Bicknell, Grand Standard Bearer, by Rt. Wor. Baalis Sanford on behalf of the committee.
- 12/13: 1899-143; Memorial to Rt. Wor. Charles G. Reed, Past Junior Grand Warden; mentioned in Grand Master's Address.
- 12/13: 1899-185: Memorial presented by Rt. Wor. Robert W. Clifford.
- 12/13: 1899-143; Memorial to Rt. Wor. [Albert C. Morton, District Deputy Grand Master for the 13th District; mentioned in Grand Master's Address.
Petitions for Charters
- 03/08: 1899-16: Mount Hollis Lodge, Holliston, due to the destruction of the Lodge hall by fire. "Although the Charter of the Lodge was kept in a safe in the hall, upon its recovery from the ruins it was found to be so badly damaged by heat and moisture as to be partially illegible and beyond repair." Granted.
- 04/19: 1899-20; Ayer. Dedication of the Masonic hall of St. Paul and Caleb Butler Lodges.
- 04/25: 1899-27; Medway. Corner-stone laying for Christ Church Parish House.
- 1899-28: Grand Lodge opened at Odd Fellows Hall. Procession in carriages, escorted by Hopedale Band, Charles River Lodge and brethren from Milford, to the building site.
- 1899-28ff: Order of service detailed.
- 1899-33: List of contents of the corner-stone box.
- 10/26: 1899-20; Belmont. Dedication of the Masonic hall of Belmont Lodge. Deputy Grand Master Rt. Wor. Charles T. Gallagher presiding.
- 12/11: 1899-93; Stoughton, Centennial Celebration of Rising Star Lodge. Deputy Grand Master Rt. Wor. Charles T. Gallagher presiding.
- 1899-94: Grand Lodge procession into lodge-room; Reception by Wor. Lemuel W. Standish, Master of Rising Star Lodge. Procession to Universalist Church, where Rising Star was constituted in 1799.
- 1899-94: Order of Exercises.
- 1899-95: Address of Welcome by Wor. Standish.
- 1899-97: Response of the Deputy Grand Master.
- 1899-101: Address on receiving the Charter by Wor. Standish.
- 1899-103ff: A very detailed historical Address by Wor. Ira F. Burnham.
- 1899-126: Oration by Rev. Bro. A.A. Berle (not detailed); and an "elegant banquet."
FEAST OF ST. JOHN THE EVANGELIST
(held at Masonic Temple, Boston, 12/27/1899)
- 1899-191: Opening and roll call.
- 1899-195ff: Dedication of new Masonic Temple, detailed fully.
- 1899-199: Charge by the Grand Master.
- 1899-206: Oration by Bro Samuel J. Elder.
- 1899-217: Installation of Grand Master Gallagher, described in detail. Installation of other Grand Officers.
- 1899-223: Report of Recording Grand Secretary: 1,826 Master Mason diplomas issued in 1899.
- 1899-224: List of lodges not represented in Grand Lodge in 1899, as well as the past 2-3 years.
Charles H. Taylor of the Boston Globe
- 1899-226: Feast of St. John, listing toasts and names of speakers:
- 1899-226: Grand Master Gallagher.
- 1899-231: Past Grand Master Hutchinson.
- 1899-235: Past Grand Master Locke of Maine.
- 1899-239: Bro. and Gen. Charles H. Taylor, of the Boston Globe.
- 1899-221: Grand Master Cyrus M. Van Slyck of Rhode Island.
- 1899-246: Rt. Wor. William H.H. Soule.
- 1899-250: Grand Chaplain Edward A. Horton.
- 1899-257: Judge Bro. D.L.V. Moffett of Kentucky.
- 1899-262: Bro. Samuel J. Elder of William Parkman Lodge.
LIST OF LODGES IN MASSACHUSETTS BY DISTRICT: 1899
There were 28 districts in Massachusetts in 1899, as well as districts for Chile and China.
Charles Frank Day, 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)
Walworth O. Barbour, District Deputy Grand Master; 9 Lodges
- King Solomon's (Somerville, 1783) charter amended 09/13
- 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)
Frank H. Parker, 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)
John A. McKim, 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)
Edward O. Hatch, 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)
Charles E. Corey, 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)
Marion V. Putnam, 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)
A. E. 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)
Frederick A. Kimball, 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)
William Fisher, 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)
Frank K. Stearns, 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)
Nathan C. Upham, 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)
Albert C. Morton, 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 H. Holden, 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)
Samuel D. Sherwood, 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)
Alvin F. Bailey, 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)
Robert W. Clifford, 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)
George W. Maxon, 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)
Jarvis B. Woolford, 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)
Frank H. Salisbury, 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)
J. Everett Smith, 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)
Seth L. Cushman, 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)
Charles B. Lawrence, District Deputy Grand Master; 9 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)
- Wollaston (Wollaston, 1899)
Franklin D. Thayer, 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)
Judson C. MacKenzie, 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)
William H. Hewins, 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)
Oliver E. Eldredge, 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)