BAALIS SANFORD, Grand Master
A portrait of the Grand Master appears in the Frontispiece and is reproduced above.
- 1 QUARTERLY COMMUNICATIONS
- 2 SPECIAL COMMUNICATIONS
- 3 FEAST OF ST. JOHN THE EVANGELIST
- 4 LIST OF LODGES IN MASSACHUSETTS BY DISTRICT: 1904
- 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: Springfield
- 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 Masonic Temple, Boston)
- 03/09: 1904-5;
- 06/08: 1904-53;
- 09/14: 1904-93;
- 12/14: 1904-127; (Annual Communication)
- 1904-29: Presentation of ancient ballot boxes by Dr. J. Collins Warren, great-grandson of Past Grand Master John Warren. They may have seen service with the Massachusetts Grand Lodge.
- 1904-32: Case of Bro. John H. Whitehead, elected Junior Warden of Wollaston Lodge; active in a "Masonic" body not recognized, who refused to renounce his membership therein; the case is currently in Superior Court; the Grand Master refused to receive his petition while the matter was before a court.
- 12/14: 1904-160; Court case decided against Whitehead. "While these proceedings were carried on by Whitehead, and he is justly blameable for his action, the parties behind him who furnished the means and who have been active from the beginning and are largely responsible directly and indirectly for the presence of so much that is disgraceful to Masonry among us, should receive the greater share of the blame and condemnation."
- 1904-34: Installation of officers not present at the 1903 Feast of St. John.
- 1904-67: Presentation of a portrait of Past Grand Master Richard Briggs. Short biography of Bro. Briggs.
- 1904-70: Resolutions on regulations of visitors' certificates:
- Voted, That no Lodge within the jurisdiction of this Grand Lodge shall admit any visitor who presents himself for examination to any of its meetings unless said visitor first produces a travelling card signed by the proper officials, or his original diploma.
- Voted, That the Secretaries of all Lodges within this jurisdiction insert in their next regular notices a copy of the above vote.
- Referred to committee.
- 09/14: 1904-105; Committee report; the following votes were approved:
- "Voted, That no Lodge within the jurisdiction of this Grand Lodge shall admit any visitor to any of its meetings, unless said visitor shall first produce a Grand Lodge Certificate, or his original diploma, and then be vouched for by some Brother present, or pass a strict examination."
- "Voted, That the Secretaries of all Lodges within this jurisdiction insert in their next regular notices a copy of the above vote."
- 09/14: 1904-177; Further committee report; committee does not recommend adoption into the Grand Constitutions; revision proposed.
- Recorded in Grand Master Sanford's address, beginning on page 1904-144:
- For Henry Goddard, in Worcester (01/15)
- For Elisha Converse, in Malden at Converse Lodge (10/27)
- Corner Stone Layings and Hall Dedications:
- North Adams; Dedication of Temple for Lafayette (North Adams) and Greylock Lodges (04/19; Special Communication)
- Brookfield; Dedication of Temple for Hayden Lodge (05/10; Special Communication)
- Amesbury; Corner-stone laying for First Universalist Church (05/25; Special Communication)
- Attleboro; Corner-stone laying for Bronson Building (07/15; Special Communication)
- Nahant. Corner-stone laying for High School Building (07/28; Special Communication)
- Clinton. Corner-stone laying for Holder Memorial Building (07/30; Special Communication)
- Brockton. Corner-stone laying for High School Building (09/19; Special Communication)
- Quincy. Dedication of Masonic Apartments for Rural Lodge (11/16; Special Communication)
- Lodge Visits:
- Zetland, Boston (12/09/1903)
- Jerusalem, Northampton (12/14/1903; Masonic Fair)
- Lowell (01/03; General Grand High Priest reception)
- Henry Price, Boston (01/27)
- Union (Dorchester) (02/09)
- Eliot, Jamaica Plain (03/16)
- William Sutton, Saugus (03/17)
- King David, Taunton (03/23)
- Hiram, Arlington (04/13; 50th anniversary of the initiation of Bro. William H. Pattee)
- Crescent, Pittsfield (04/18)
- Joseph Webb, Boston (05/04)
- Ancient York, Lowell (06/09)
- Lafayette (Roxbury) (06/13)
- Zetland, Boston (11/09)
- Lodge of St. Andrew, Boston (11/10; installation)
- Mount Lebanon, Boston (11/14)
- Joseph Webb, Boston (11/18; installation)
- Thomas, Palmer (11/21)
- Paul Revere, Brockton (11/22)
- Kilwinning, Lowell (11/30; Feast of St. Andrew)
- 1904-170: Report of Auditing Committee.
- 1904-170: Re-election of Grand Master Sanford. Election of other Grand Officers.
- 1904-181: Report of committee on the restoration of Gifford H.G. McGrew, reconsidering the expulsion of June 1894; petitioner was given "leave to withdraw."
- 1904-185: Request for recognition by the Grand Lodge of Queensland; referred.
- 1904-186: Request for recognition by the Grand Lodge of Porto Rico. Referred. It was also noted that the Grand Orient of Spain "do not respect the Masonic jurisdictions in other countries" as they have four lodges in Porto Rico, as well as six lodges in Philadelphia "and others in different parts of the country; also a Regional Grand Lodge of Universal Masonry; all of which work in the Cernean rite." These are considered clandestine, as is the Grand Orient of Spain.
- 1904-189: Presentation of a portrait of Rt. Wor. Shubael Bell.
- 1904-192: Report of Committee on Curiosities.
Grand Master's Address
Rt. Hon. Earl of Dartmouth, Provincial Grand Master for Staffordshire
- 12/14: 1904-142: Opening remarks; deaths of 695 Masons in 1904; death of Goddard; visits; District Deputy reports; report of Grand Lecturers; visit of the Earl of Staffordshire (pictured above and opposite Page 1904-159); report of Masonic Education and Charity Trust; Collamore Trust litigation; Grand Treasurer's report; Board of Directors report; Conclusion.
Grand Constitutions Amendment Proposals
- 03/09: 1904-34: Petition to amend Part 5 to include a new Section 27: Section 27. Past Grand Officers shall retain the title of the office which they formerly occupied. Referred.
- 06/08: 1904-66; Report of committee. "This propose amendment is somewhat ambiguous . . . [it] leaves us to gather by inference what it designs to accomplish. . . Your committee are of the opinion that an attempt to change the rank and titles of officers and members in any other way than by amending Article 2 of Part 1 of the Grand Constitutions is irregular and should not be entertained." Not adopted.
- 12/14: 1904-179: Petition to amend Part 5, Section 23, regarding certificates for visitors; referred.
Lodge By-Law Changes
- 03/09: 1904-28;
- 06/08: 1904-65;
- 09/14: 1904-103;
- 12/14: 1904-184;
Necrologies and Memorials
- 03/09: 1904-17; Death of Rt. Wor. Henry Goddard, Past Senior Grand Warden (at his death, the oldest holder of that office); reported by the Grand Master, and presented by committee.
- 12/14: 1904-143; Mentioned in Grand Master's Address.
- 12/14: 1904-149: Death of Bro. Elisha Converse; mentioned in Grand Masters Address.
Petitions for Charters
- 09/14: 1904-104; Shanghai U.D., Shanghai, China (originally named "Orient"); approved.
- 09/14: 1904-104; Pei-he U.D., Tientsin, China; approved.
- 09/14: 1904-105; Sinim U.D., Shanghai, China (originally named "Cathay"); approved.
- 04/19: 1904-36; North Adams. Dedication of Masonic Temple.
- 05/10: 1904-38; Brookfield. Dedication of Masonic Temple.
- 1904-39: Grand Lodge opened in Town Hall, and a procession was formed that traveled to the new lodge. Reception by Wor. John G. Shackley, Master of Hayden Lodge.
- 1904-39: Dedication of hall to "Freemasonry, to Virtue, and to Universal Benevolence."
- 1904-39ff: Address by Grand Master.
- 05/25: 1904-45; Amesbury. Corner-stone laying for First Universalist Church.
- 1904-46: Opening of Grand Lodge at Masonic Hall; reception by Wor. Guy L. Bean of Warren Lodge.
- 1904-46: Procession to building site, escorted by brethren of neighboring lodges.
- 1904-46: Corner-stone ceremony.
- 1904-47: Address by Rev. Bro. William E. Gibbs of Lawrence.
Invitation to the Cornerstone Laying of the Bronson Building, July 1904
Bronson Building, 1909
- 07/15: 1904-72; Attleboro. Corner-stone laying for Bronson Building (to include Masonic apartments).
- 1904-73: Opening of Grand Lodge at Masonic Hall; reception by Wor. Ezekiel Blake of Ezekiel Bates Lodge.
- 1904-73: Procession to building site, escorted by brethren of neighboring lodges.
- 1904-73: Corner-stone ceremony.
- 1904-74: Address by Rev. Bro. William H. Rider.
- 07/28: 1904-75; Nahant. Corner-stone laying for High School Building.
- 1904-76: Opening of Grand Lodge "in a building near the steamboat landing."
- 1904-76: Procession to building site, escorted by brethren of Mount Carmel and Golden Fleece Lodges, "preceded by the Lynn Cadet Band."
- 1904-76: Order of Exercises.
- 1904-76: Corner-stone ceremony.
- 1904-77: Address by Grand Master Sanford.
- 07/30: 1904-80; Clinton. Corner-stone laying for Holder Memorial Building.
- 1904-81: Opening of Grand Lodge at Masonic Hall; reception by Wor. Walter F. Page of Trinity Lodge.
- 1904-81: Procession to building site.
- 1904-81: Corner-stone ceremony.
- 1904-81: Address by Rev. Bro. James C. Duncan.
- 09/19: 1904-111; Brockton. Corner-stone laying for High School Building.
- 1904-112: Opening of Grand Lodge at Masonic Hall; reception by Bro. Arthur L. Beals, Senior Warden of Paul Revere Lodge, the Master being ill.
- 1904-112: Procession to building site, escorted by brethren of neighboring lodges and York Rite bodies.
- 1904-113: Order of Exercises.
- 1904-115: Corner-stone ceremony.
- 1904-116: Address by Grand Master Sanford.
- 11/16: 1904-121; Quincy. Dedication of Masonic Apartments.
FEAST OF ST. JOHN THE EVANGELIST
(held at Masonic Temple, Boston, 12/27/1904)
- 1904-194: Opening and roll call.
- 1904-196: Installation of Grand Master Baalis Sanford; ceremony followed form of 1902. Installation of other Grand Officers.
- 1904-201: Report of Recording Grand Secretary: 2,851 Master Mason diplomas issued in 1904.
- 1904-201: List of lodges not represented in Grand Lodge in 1904, as well as the past 2-5 years.
- 1904-203: Feast of St. John, listing toasts and names of speakers:
LIST OF LODGES IN MASSACHUSETTS BY DISTRICT: 1904
There were 28 districts in Massachusetts in 1904, as well as districts for Chile and China.
Samuel Hauser, 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 A. Locke, District Deputy Grand Master; 9 Lodges
- 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)
- Charity (Cambridge, 1869)
- Joseph Webb (Boston, 1876)
Edward G. Graves, 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 K. Berry, 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)
Melvin M. Johnson, 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)
- Norfolk (Needham, 1874)
William M. Belcher, District Deputy Grand Master; 9 Lodges
- King Solomon's (Somerville, 1783)
- Hiram (Arlington, 1797)
- Mount Hermon (Medford, 1854)
- Mount Horeb (Woburn, 1855)
- John Abbot (Somerville, 1857)
- William Parkman (Winchester, 1864)
- Simon W. Robinson(Lexington, 1870)
- Soley (Somerville, 1879)
- Friendship (Wilmington, 1901)
Fred H. Nichols, 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)
Luther S. Herrick, 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)
William H. Rider, 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)
Edgar S. Rideout, 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)
Albert A. Fillebrown, 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)
Frank H. Parker, 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)
Edward W. Carpenter, District Deputy Grand Master; 10 Lodges
- Republican (Greenfield, 1795)
- Harmony (Northfield, 1796)
- Jerusalem (Northampton, 1797)
- Mountain (Shelburne Falls, 1806)
- Orange (Orange, 1859)
- Pacific (Amherst, 1860)
- Morning Sun (Conway, 1869)
- Hampshire (Haydenville, 1871)
- Bay State (Montague, 1872)
- Mechanic's (Turner's Falls, 1878)
George B. Fisher, District Deputy Grand Master; 5 Lodges
- Lafayette (North Adams, 1847)
- Berkshire (South Adams, 1857)
- Upton (Cheshire, 1869)
- Williams (Williamstown, 1871)
- Greylock (North Adams, 1871)
Charles E. Bennett, 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)
Albert E. Taylor, 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)
David L. Bodfish, 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)
Thomas T. Booth, 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)
Melvin E. Ellis, 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)
Almond G. Partridge, 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)
Frederick M. Esty, District Deputy Grand Master; 7 Lodges
- Middlesex (Framingham, 1795)
- Meridian (Natick, 1797)
- United Brethren (Marlborough, 1859)
- Doric (Hudson, 1864)
- St. Bernard (Southborough, 1867)
- Charles A. Welch (Maynard, 1872)
- Alpha (Framingham, 1875)
Lorenzo B. Crockett, 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)
Edward Mott, 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)
E. Francis Pope, 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)
John E. Hunt, 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 (Braintree, 1868)
- Phoenix (Hanover, 1873)
- Satuit (Scituate, 1875)
Jesse Blaisdell, 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)
- George H. Taber (Fairhaven, 1872)
- Narragansett (Fall River, 1876)
- Noquochoke (South Westport, 1878)
Arthur Braman, 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)
William H. Young, 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)
David Urquhart, District Deputy Grand Master; 3 Lodges
- Bethesda (Valparaiso, Chile, 1854)
- Huelen (Santiago, Chile, 1876)
- St. John's (Concepción) (Concepción, Chile, 1884)
John R. Hykes, District Deputy Grand Master; 3 Lodges + 1 U.D.