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1899

CHARLES CARROLL HUTCHINSON, Grand Master

Charles T. Gallagher, Deputy Grand Master
Harry K. Dunton, Senior Grand Warden
James E. McCreary, Junior Grand Warden


QUARTERLY COMMUNICATIONS

(held at 18 Boylston St., Boston)

  • 03/08: 1899-1;
  • 06/14: 1899-35;
  • 09/13: 1899-77;
  • 12/13: 1899-129; (Annual Communication)

03/08 Agenda

  • 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.

06/14 Agenda

  • 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.

09/13 Agenda

  • 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.

12/14 Agenda

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

  • 06/08: None.

Necrologies and Memorials

  • 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.

SPECIAL COMMUNICATIONS

  • 04/19: 1899-20; Ayer. Dedication of the Masonic hall of St. Paul and Caleb Butler Lodges.
    • 1899-21: Dinner with the Brethren of the two lodges at Page's Hall.
    • 1899-21: Procession by Grand Lodge into hall; welcome by Master of St. Paul Lodge.
    • 1899-22: Dedication of hall; address by Grand Master Hutchinson.
  • 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.
    • 1899-89: Procession by Grand Lodge into hall; welcome by Master of Belmont Lodge.
    • 1899-89: Introductory and historical address by Rt. Wor. Thomas W. Davis.
    • 1899-89: Dedication of hall; address by Deputy Grand Master Gallagher.
  • 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.

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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.

DISTRICT 1: Boston

Charles Frank Day, District Deputy Grand Master; 9 Lodges
Tabular: 1899-v

DISTRICT 2: Cambridge

Walworth O. Barbour, District Deputy Grand Master; 9 Lodges
Tabular: 1899-vi

DISTRICT 3: East Boston

Frank H. Parker, District Deputy Grand Master; 9 Lodges
Tabular: 1899-vii

DISTRICT 4: South Boston

John A. McKim, District Deputy Grand Master; 10 Lodges
Tabular: 1899-viii

DISTRICT 5: Waltham

Edward O. Hatch, District Deputy Grand Master; 7 Lodges
Tabular: 1899-ix

DISTRICT 6: Somerville

Charles E. Corey, District Deputy Grand Master; 8 Lodges
Tabular: 1899-x

DISTRICT 7: Lynn

Marion V. Putnam, District Deputy Grand Master; 10 Lodges
Tabular: 1899-xi

DISTRICT 8: Salem

A. E. Southwick, District Deputy Grand Master; 8 Lodges
Tabular: 1899-xii

DISTRICT 9: Newburyport

Frederick A. Kimball, District Deputy Grand Master; 8 Lodges
Tabular: 1899-xiii

DISTRICT 10: Lawrence

William Fisher, District Deputy Grand Master; 8 Lodges
Tabular: 1899-xiv

DISTRICT 11: Lowell

Frank K. Stearns, District Deputy Grand Master; 8 Lodges
Tabular: 1899-xv

DISTRICT 12: Fitchburg

Nathan C. Upham, District Deputy Grand Master; 8 Lodges
Tabular: 1899-xvi

DISTRICT 13: Greenfield

Albert C. Morton, District Deputy Grand Master; 8 Lodges
Tabular: 1899-xvii

DISTRICT 14: North Adams

George H. Holden, District Deputy Grand Master; 7 Lodges
Tabular: 1899-xviii

DISTRICT 15: Pittsfield

Alonzo Bradley, District Deputy Grand Master; 9 Lodges
Tabular: 1899-xix

DISTRICT 16: Chicopee

Samuel D. Sherwood, District Deputy Grand Master; 11 Lodges
Tabular: 1899-xx

DISTRICT 17: Palmer

Alvin F. Bailey, District Deputy Grand Master; 7 Lodges
Tabular: 1899-xxi

DISTRICT 18: Worcester

Robert W. Clifford, District Deputy Grand Master; 9 Lodges
Tabular: 1899-xxii

DISTRICT 19: Southbridge

George W. Maxon, District Deputy Grand Master; 7 Lodges
Tabular: 1899-xxiii

DISTRICT 20: Milford

Jarvis B. Woolford, District Deputy Grand Master; 8 Lodges
Tabular: 1899-xxiv

DISTRICT 21: Framingham

Frank H. Salisbury, District Deputy Grand Master; 8 Lodges
Tabular: 1899-xxv

DISTRICT 22: Hyde Park

J. Everett Smith, District Deputy Grand Master; 8 Lodges
Tabular: 1899-xxvi

DISTRICT 23: Taunton

Seth L. Cushman, District Deputy Grand Master; 8 Lodges
Tabular: 1899-xxvii

DISTRICT 24: Brockton

Charles B. Lawrence, District Deputy Grand Master; 9 Lodges
Tabular: 1899-xxviii

DISTRICT 25: Hingham

Franklin D. Thayer, District Deputy Grand Master; 8 Lodges
Tabular: 1899-xxix

DISTRICT 26: Fall River

Judson C. MacKenzie, District Deputy Grand Master; 7 Lodges
Tabular: 1899-xxx

DISTRICT 27: Nantucket

William H. Hewins, District Deputy Grand Master; 7 Lodges
Tabular: 1899-xxxi

DISTRICT 28: Provincetown

Oliver E. Eldredge, District Deputy Grand Master; 8 Lodges
Tabular: 1899-xxxii

CHILE DISTRICT

George W. Waters, District Deputy Grand Master; 4 Lodges
Tabular: None

CHINA DISTRICT

Arthur W. Danforth, District Deputy Grand Master; 1 Lodge
Tabular: None


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