ARTHUR D. PRINCE, Grand Master
A portrait of the Grand Master appears in the Frontispiece and above.
- 1 QUARTERLY COMMUNICATIONS
- 2 SPECIAL COMMUNICATIONS
- 3 FEAST OF ST. JOHN THE EVANGELIST
- 4 HISTORY OF CINCINNATUS LODGE
- 5 LIST OF LODGES IN MASSACHUSETTS BY DISTRICT: 1920
- 5.1 DISTRICT 1: Boston
- 5.2 DISTRICT 2: Cambridge
- 5.3 DISTRICT 3: East Boston
- 5.4 DISTRICT 4: South Boston
- 5.5 DISTRICT 5: Waltham
- 5.6 DISTRICT 6: Somerville
- 5.7 DISTRICT 7: Malden
- 5.8 DISTRICT 8: Lynn
- 5.9 DISTRICT 9: Gloucester
- 5.10 DISTRICT 10: Newburyport
- 5.11 DISTRICT 11: Lawrence
- 5.12 DISTRICT 12: Lowell
- 5.13 DISTRICT 13: Fitchburg
- 5.14 DISTRICT 14: Greenfield
- 5.15 DISTRICT 15: North Adams
- 5.16 DISTRICT 16: Pittsfield
- 5.17 DISTRICT 17: Holyoke
- 5.18 DISTRICT 18: Springfield
- 5.19 DISTRICT 19: Palmer
- 5.20 DISTRICT 20: Southbridge
- 5.21 DISTRICT 21: Worcester
- 5.22 DISTRICT 22: Blackstone
- 5.23 DISTRICT 23: Milford
- 5.24 DISTRICT 24: Marlborough
- 5.25 DISTRICT 25: Hyde Park
- 5.26 DISTRICT 26: Quincy
- 5.27 DISTRICT 27: Plymouth
- 5.28 DISTRICT 28: Taunton
- 5.29 DISTRICT 29: Brockton
- 5.30 DISTRICT 30: Fall River
- 5.31 DISTRICT 31: Nantucket
- 5.32 DISTRICT 32: Provincetown
- 5.33 DISTRICT 33: Springfield
- 5.34 CHILE DISTRICT
- 5.35 CHINA DISTRICT
- 5.36 CANAL ZONE DISTRICT
(held at Masonic Temple, Boston)
- 03/10: 1920-66;
- 06/09: 1920-158;
- 09/08: 1920-242;
- 12/08: 1920-439; (Annual Communication)
- 1920-77: Report of the Committee on Records.
- 1920-96: Form for applicants for the degrees, and for investigating committee, included in Grand Master's Address.
- 1920-105: Change of the law regarding the use of ciphers considered inexpedient.
- 1920-112: Presentation of a historical sketch of early Masonry in Santo Domingo, given by Past Grand Master Melvin M. Johnson.
- 1920-115: Grant to the George Washington Masonic Memorial Association.
- 1920-117: Address of Rt. Wor. William C. Prime, a member of the American Masonic Overseas Mission.
- 1920-168: Report of the Committee on Records.
- 1920-177: Following the death of Rt. Wor. David Urquhart, the Grand Master decided to dissolve the District Grand Lodge and place the District in the hands of a District Deputy Grand Master.
- 1920-183: Suspension of the Master of Rising Star Lodge, for his refusal to participate in the district exemplification; mentioned in the Grand Master's Address.
- 1920-197: Report of the Committee on the Size of Lodges, presented by Past Grand Master Johnson. Recommendation of change to Grand Constitutions to limit the number of initiates.
- 1920-216: Appeal from action of Jordan Lodge dismissed.
- 1920-229: Installation of Grand Officers not present at the 1919 Feast of St. John.
- 1920-253: Reception of Most Wor. Charles C. Homer, Jr., Grand Master of Maryland.
- 1920-254: Report of the Committee on Records.
- 1920-254: Greetings to Rt. Wor. Charles I. Litchfield, Chairman of the Committee on Records.
- 1920-277: Address by Rt. Wor. Louis A. Waters, Past Grand Master of Pennsylvania, on the George Washington Masonic National Memorial Association.
- 1920-277: Presentation of Henry Price Medals to Past Grand Masters Homer and Waters.
- 1920-278: Greetings to Rt. Wor. William H.L. Odell, who was seriously ill.
- 1920-278: Greetings to Rt. Wor. Ralph Osborn, District Grand Master for Canal Zone.
- 1920-279: An illustrated lecture on "The Pilgrims in England and America" by Wor. Edmund J. Carpenter.
- 1920-454: Report of the Committee on Records.
- Recorded in Grand Master Prince's address, beginning on Page 1920-507:
- Bethany, Merrimac (12/30/1919; 50th Anniversary; Special Communication)
- The Tyrian, Gloucester (03/02; 150th Anniversary; Special Communication)
- Ezekiel Bates, Attleboro (04/12; 50th Anniversary; Special Communication)
- Springfield, Springfield (04/15; 25th Anniversary)
- Portland, Maine; 100th Anniversary of the Grand Lodge of Maine (05/05)
- The Massachusetts, Boston (05/16-17; 150th Anniversary; Special Communication)
- Middlesex, Framingham (06/09; 125th Anniversary)
- Occidental, Stockbridge (06/21; 50th Anniversary; Special Communication)
- Puritan, Whitman (10/01; 50th Anniversary; Special Communication)
- Simon W. Robinson, Lexington (10/25; 50th Anniversary; Special Communication)
- Phoenician, Lawrence (11/05; 50th Anniversary; Special Communication)
- Good Samaritan, Reading (11/09; 50th Anniversary; Special Communication)
- Newton, Wilbraham (11/10; 50th Anniversary; Special Communication)
- Beth-Horon, Brookline (11/15; 50th Anniversary; Special Communication)
- Corner-stone Layings and Hall Dedications:
- Boston; for William H. L. Odell (09/12)
- Lodges constituted, officers installed:
- West Roxbury Lodge; held in Boston (03/19; Special Communication)
- Lodges visited:
- St. John's (Boston) (01/05; Ladies' Night)
- Revere, Boston (01/06; Ladies' Night)
- William North, Lowell (01/14)
- Shawmut, Boston (01/22; Ladies Night)
- East Boston; Masonic Festival (01/22)
- Germania, Boston (01/26)
- Mizpah, Cambridge (02/09)
- Ancient York, Lowell (02/18)
- William North, Lowell (03/10)
- Pentucket, Lowell (03/18)
- Joseph Webb, Boston (03/26; John H. Williams Night)
- Kane Lodge #454, New York. Presentation of Peary Medal.
- Meridian, Natick (04/14; Soldiers' Night)
- King Philip, Fall River (04/20)
- Ionic (Easthampton) (05/15; Soldiers' Night)
- Eliot, Jamaica Plain (05/19)
- Abraham H. Howland Jr., New Bedford (05/22)
- King Solomon's, Somerville (06/11; Bunker Hill Night)
- Adelphi, South Boston (10/19)
- William North, Lowell (11/10)
- Starr King, Salem (11/19; Ladies' Night)
- Kilwinning, Lowell (11/30; Feast of St. Andrew)
- Merrimack, Haverhill (12/01)
- 1920-521: Report of the Board of Masonic Relief; list of residence; funds.
- 1920-558: Re-election of Grand Master Arthur D. Prince; election of other Grand Officers.
- 1920-560: Report of the Committee on Foreign Grand Lodges; resolution to confer with the Masonic Service Association.
- 1920-581: Appropriation for the Masonic Service Association.
- 1920-582: War Relief Committee discharged; assets to be transferred to the Masonic Education and Charity Trust.
Grand Constitutions Amendment Proposals
- 06/09: 1920-208; Proposal to amend Section 337: "A Lodge located within the Commonwealth of Massachusetts having over 200 members shall from its own candidates make not more than thirty-five Masons in any fiscal year (September 1 to August 31 inclusive). Such a Lodge having over 600 members shall make not more than thirty Masons; having over 1000 members, not more than twenty-five." Referred.
- 09/08: 1920-267; Deferred until March 1921 Quarterly Communication.
- 12/08: 1920-464; mentioned in Grand Master's Address; "has created a great deal of comment both favorable and otherwise."
- 12/08: 1920-583; Proposal to add a Section 713 to the Grand Constitutions.
"All written or printed notices of Lodge meetings containing any Masonic information beyond the time and place of such meeting, must be sent out in sealed envelopes." Referred.
Grand Master's Address
- 03/10: 1920-82; Opening remarks; Necrology; George Washington Masonic Memorial; solicitation; secrecy; unprecedented growth; warning against careless investigation; discouraging applause during degree work; war relief fund; charities.
- 06/09: 1920-170; Opening remarks; Necrology; foreign relations (appointment of a committee on Foreign Grand Lodges); District Grand Lodge of Chile; request and donations; funeral ceremonies; library; chain letters; suspension of a Master; rainy day fund; fees and dues (Pilgrim Tercentenary; new lodges (8 dispensations; "I am informed that many more are imminent."); lax attendance at Grand Lodge communications; Masonic Service Association; prosperity (9515 diplomas between 09/01/1919 and 06/01/1920); conclusion.
- 09/08: 1920-255; Opening remarks; Bro. Samuel Cox (now 101); report on chain letters; report on a "vicious plan" to blacken the reputations of applicants for the degrees; Masonic clubs; lodges under dispensation (officers of these lodges will be admitted as guests); danger from our prosperity; gift of Rt. Wor. Charles Robertson; condition of the Craft (11,000 Masons made this year).
- 12/08: 1920-455; Annual Address. Opening remarks ("We are the trustees of a choice heritagem and our bonds are heavy that we may pass to our successors the rich blessing of freedom which our forefathers established undefiled and unblemished by the foul abominations that the scum of the world would try to fasten upon it."); Necrology; Henry Price Medals (with a list of recipients on Page 1920-463); amendment regarding limits on number of initiates; plural membership; District Deputy Grand Masters; George Washington Masonic Memorial; Masonic Service Association; dispensations for lodges (17 in all); finances; Board of Directors report; Masonic Education and Charity Trust; Masonic Home; War Relief fund; Rainy Day Fund; visits; conclusion.
Lodge By-Law Changes
- 03/10: 1920-109;
- Full Codes : None.
- Amendments: Beth-Horon, Golden Rule, Grecian, Huntington, The Massachusetts, Mount Sugar Loaf, Old Colony, Pequossette, Republican, St. John's (Newburyport), Seaview, Unity, William North, William Whiting, Williams; approved. Blue Hill, Franklin, Germania, King David, Paul Revere, Shawmut, Union (Dorchester), Washington, approved with changes.
- 06/09: 1920-221;
- Full Codes : None.
- Amendments: Alfred Baylies, Amicable, Corner Stone, Damascus, Eliot, Excelsior, Fellowship, Germania, Golden Fleece, Hammatt, Indian Orchard, Ionic (Taunton), Isthmian, John Abbot, John Hancock, King David, Macedonian, May Flower, Pioneer, Pythagorean, Solomon's Temple, Starr King, Zetland; approved.
- 09/08: 1920-109;
- Full Codes : Bristol, Wisdom; approved with changes.
- Amendments: Adelphi, Bethesda (Brighton), Charles H. Titus, Columbian, Dalhousie, Damascus, Eliot, Essex, Ezekiel Bates, George H. Taber, Golden Fleece, John Hancock, Lafayette (North Adams), Montacute, Mount Zion, Pentucket, Sinim, Temple, United Brethren, William Parkman, William Sutton; approved. Aurora, Bristol, Charles W. Moore, Good Samaritan, Norfolk Union, St. James, Union (Dorchester), Wisdom; approved with changes.
- 12/08: 1920-564;
- Full Codes : Oriental; approved.
- Amendments: Ancient York, Constellation, Corinthian, Euclid, Grecian, Greylock (with changes), Joseph Warren, King Cyrus, The Massachusetts, Meridian (with changes), Mosaic, Paul Dean, Pentucket, Philanthropic, Phoenician (with changes), Pilgrim, Prospect, Rising Star, Saggahew (with changes), St. Alban's, Siloam, Temple, Thomas, Thomas Talbot, Trinity (with changes), The Tyrian (with changes), Wilder, William North; approved.
Necrologies and Memorials
Rt. Wor. Edward L. Chase
- 03/10: 1920-83; Death of Rt. Wor. Edward L. Chase, Past Junior Grand Warden; reported in Grand Master's Address.
- 06/09: 1920-226; Memorial presented by Rt. Wor. William M. Farrington, for the committee. A portrait of Bro. Chase appears opposite Page 1920-226.
- 03/10: 1920-84; Death of Rt. Wor. Emory Grover, Past District Deputy Grand Master; reported in Grand Master's Address.
- 03/10: 1920-85; Death of Rt. Wor. John M. Raymond, Past District Deputy Grand Master; reported in Grand Master's Address.
- 03/10: 1920-85; Death of Rt. Wor. Henry Paddack, Past District Deputy Grand Master; reported in Grand Master's Address.
- 06/09: 1920-171; Death of Rt. Wor. Jarvis B. Woolford, Past District Deputy Grand Master; reported in Grand Master's Address.
- 06/09: 1920-172; Death of Rt. Wor. Albert A. Fillebrown, Past District Deputy Grand Master; reported in Grand Master's Address.
- 06/09: 1920-173; Death of Rt. Wor. Harrison C. Austin, Past District Deputy Grand Master; reported in Grand Master's Address.
Rt. Wor. William H.L. Odell
- 12/08: 1920-458; Death of Rt. Wor. William H.L. Odell, Past Deputy Grand Master; reported in Grand Master's Address.
- 12/08: 1920-572; Memorial presented by M.W. John Albert Blake, for the committee. A portrait of Bro. Odell appears opposite Page 1920-572.
Rt. Wor. Charles C. Spellman
- 12/08: 1920-459; Death of Rt. Wor. Charles C. Spellman, Past Junior Grand Warden; reported in Grand Master's Address.
- 12/08: 1920-577; Memorial presented by Rt. Wor. Edwin A. Blodgett, for the committee. A portrait of Bro. Odell appears opposite Page 1920-577.
Rt. Wor. Charles I. Litchfield
- 12/08: 1920-459; Death of Rt. Wor. Charles I. Litchfield, Past Senior Grand Warden; reported in Grand Master's Address.
- 12/27: 1920-598; Memorial presented by Rt. Wor. Oliver A. Roberts, for the committee.A portrait of Bro. Litchfield appears opposite Page 1920-598.
- 12/08: 1920-460; Death of Rt. Wor. Rufus H. Hopkins, Past District Deputy Grand Master; reported in Grand Master's Address.
- 12/08: 1920-461; Death of Rt. Wor. George R. White, Past District Deputy Grand Master; reported in Grand Master's Address.
Petitions for Charters
- 03/10: 1920-116; Following reconsideration, Mount Tabor Lodge charter jurisdiction altered from East Boston to Boston.
Petitions for Dispensation for Lodges
- 06/09: 1920-190; Bethlehem, Lynn; mentioned in Grand Master's Address. (02/27)
- 06/09: 1920-190; Victory, Watertown; mentioned in Grand Master's Address. (02/16)
- 06/09: 1920-190; Mount Nonotuck, Northampton; mentioned in Grand Master's Address. (03/04)
- 06/09: 1920-190; Norumbega, Newtonville mentioned in Grand Master's Address. (04/20)
- 06/09: 1920-190; Pittsfield, Pittsfield; mentioned in Grand Master's Address. (03/02)
- 06/09: 1920-190; Isaiah Thomas, Worcester; mentioned in Grand Master's Address. (02/16)
- 06/09: 1920-190; Mystic Valley, Winchester; mentioned in Grand Master's Address. (03/09)
- 06/09: 1920-190; Talien, Darien, Manchuria, China; mentioned in Grand Master's Address. (02/10)
- 12/08: 1920-472; Paskamansett, New Bedford; mentioned in Grand Master's Address. (06/09)
- 12/08: 1920-472; Samuel Crocker Lawrence, Medford; mentioned in Grand Master's Address. (06/26)
- 12/08: 1920-472; Ebenezer Fuller, Brighton; mentioned in Grand Master's Address. (07/28)
- 12/08: 1920-472; Atlantic, Quincy; mentioned in Grand Master's Address. (09/08)
- 12/08: 1920-472; Loyalty, Jamaica Plain; mentioned in Grand Master's Address. (09/27)
- 12/08: 1920-472; Noddle's Island, Boston; mentioned in Grand Master's Address. (09/29)
- 12/08: 1920-472; Brookline, Brookline; mentioned in Grand Master's Address. (10/21)
- 12/08: 1920-472; Wessagusset, Weymouth; mentioned in Grand Master's Address. (11/15)
- 12/08: 1920-472; Richard C. MacLaurin, Cambridge; mentioned in Grand Master's Address. (12/07)
- 12/27: 1920-597; Manchester, Manchester (12/15)
- 12/30/1919: 1920-1; Merrimack. 50th Anniversary of Bethany Lodge.
- 1920-2: Grand Lodge opened and was received by members of the Lodge.
- 1920-3: Reminiscences by Bro. Elbridge C. Sawyer, the only surviving Charter member of the Lodge.
- 1920-7: History of Bethany Lodge by Wor. Albert P. Wadleigh.
- 1920-17: Ashler Masonic Research Club notes.
- 03/02: 1920-18; Gloucester. 150th Anniversary of The Tyrian Lodge and dedication of apartments.
- 1920-19: Grand Lodge opened and was received by members of the Lodge. Apartments dedicated "to the uses of Masonry in accordance with ancient custom and with full form and ceremony."
- 1920-20: Dedicatory Address by Grand Master Prince.
- 1920-26: Address by Bro. Alexander G. Cochran.
- 1920-26: Description of anniversary exercises - religious service on 02/29 at the Independent Christian Church, sermon by Wor. R. Perry Bush, Grand Chaplain; concert and ball for Brethren and Ladies on 03/01.
- 1920-27ff: Historical Address by Bro. James R. Pringle.
- 03/19: 1920-119; Boston. Constitution of West Roxbury Lodge.
- 1920-120: Grand Lodge opened and was received by members of the Lodge; West Roxbury Lodge was constituted and its officers installed "with full form and ceremony in accordance with ancient Masonic usage."
- 1920-121: Addresses by the Grand Master and Past Grand Master Abbott, a charter member of the Lodge.
- 1920-121: Organization for 1920; list of charter members.
- 04/05: 1920-123; Leominster. Dedication of Masonic Temple.
- 1920-123: Grand Lodge opened and proceeded into the lodge room; reception by members of Wilder Lodge.
- 1920-124: Dedication of the Temple "with full form and ceremony in accordance with ancient Masonic usage."
- 1920-124: "Thoughtful and suggestive dedicatory address" by the Grand Master.
- 1920-125: Previous to the exercises, a "bountiful and appetizing dinner" with five hundred Brethren present "in spite of a heavy rain."
- 04/12: 1920-126; Attleboro. 50th Anniversary of Ezekiel Bates Lodge.
- 1920-127: Grand Lodge opened and was received by Wor. William P. Orr, Master of Ezekiel Bates Lodge.
- 1920-127: Addresses by Grand Master and other Brothers; reading of the charter; presentation of a Henry Price Medal to Rt. Wor. Alfred R. Crosby, "affectionately known as the 'Father of the Lodge'". Special commemorative medals presented to surviving Charter Members.
- 1920-128ff: History of Ezekiel Bates Lodge, by Rt. Wor. Ralph C. Estes.
- 1920-138: Service at Methodist Episcopal Church on 04/11, sermon by Rev. Bro. H. E. Latham. After the exercises, dinner was served to a "large company" of Brothers and ladies, and entertainment at Bates Opera House.
- 05/16 - 05/17: 1920-139; Boston. 150th Anniversary of The Massachusetts Lodge.
- 1920-140: (05/16) Grand Lodge opened and proceeded to a church service. Sermon by Rt. Wor. and Rev. Frederick W. Hamilton at King's Chapel.
- 1920-140: (05/17) Grand Lodge received in Corinthian Hall.
- 1920-140: Eloquent address by the Grand Master.
- 1920-141ff: History of the Lodge, presented by Grand Chaplain Wor. and Rev. Edward A. Chase, "marked by unusually fine literary qualities."
- 06/21: 1920-231; Stockbridge. 50th Anniversary of Occidental Lodge.
- 1920-232: Grand Lodge opened and was received by members of the Lodge, then proceeded to the Town Hall.
- 1920-232: Historical Sketch of Masonry in Stockbridge, 1777-1920, by Bro. Arthur W. Searing.
- 1920-237: "Light refreshments" after the formal exercises; singing by Bro. James C. Morton. On 06/20, a religious service was held at the First Congregational Church, with Rev. and Rt. Wor. Frederick W. Hamilton preaching the sermon.
- 07/12: 1920-239; Swampscott. Corner-stone laying of a public building.
- 09/11: 1920-280; Holyoke. Cornerstone laying of a Masonic Temple.
- 1920-281: Grand Lodge opened and received by members of Mount Tom Lodge.
- 1920-281: Procession to building site with escort of lodges in Holyoke and York Rite bodies, 4200 Masons in line - "a far greater display than was ever before seen in this part of our state on such an occasion."
- 1920-281: Address by Mayor of Holyoke; cornerstone ceremonies with the assistance of members of Mount Tom, William Whiting, and Mount Nonotuck Lodges.
- 1920-282: Contents of Cornerstone box.
- 1920-284ff: Historical address by Wor. Archibald A. Brooks.
- 1920-301: Dinner at the Nonotuck Hotel; addresses by the Grand Master and other Brothers.
- 1920-301: Worship service on Sunday; address by Rt. Wor. Clarence A. Brodeur at the Skinner Memorial Chapel (reproduced beginning on Page 1920-302); after the service "the Grand Lodge was taken in automobiles through surrounding towns, finally landing at the top of Mount Tom where an excellent lunch was served."
- 10/01: 1920-309; Whitman. 50th Anniversary of Puritan Lodge.
- 10/14: 1920-331; Quincy. Constitution of Theodore Roosevelt Lodge. Rt. Wor. Harry G. Pollard, Deputy Grand Master, officiating.
- 1920-332: Grand Lodge opened and was received by members of the Lodge; Theodore Roosevelt Lodge was constituted and its officers installed "in full form and ceremony in accordance with the ancient usages of the Craft."
- 1920-332: Address by Grand Chaplain Wor. and Rev. Edward A. Horton.
- 1920-332: Brief address by the Deputy Grand Master.
- 1920-333: Organization for 1920; list of charter members.
- 10/25: 1920-336; Lexington. 50th Anniversary of Simon W. Robinson Lodge.
- 1920-337: Grand Lodge opened and was received by members of the Lodge, but at refreshment, the Brethren being accompanied by ladies."
- 1920-337ff: Historical sketch of Simon W. Robinson Lodge by Wor. Fred Smith Piper.
- 1920-348: On the preceding Sunday, church service preached by Rt. Wor. Frederick W. Hamilton at the Hancock Church.
- 11/05: 1920-349; Lawrence. 50th Anniversary of Phoenician Lodge.
- 1920-349: Grand Lodge opened at the Masonic Temple and was received by members of the Lodge. Unveiling of a memorial bronze tablet recording members of the lodge who served in the Great War.
- 1920-351: Historical sketch of Phoenician Lodge by Wor. Dana W. Scott.
- 11/09: 1920-363; Reading. 50th Anniversary of Good Samaritan Lodge.
- 1920-363: Grand Lodge opened at the Masonic Temple and was received by members of the Lodge.
- 1920-364: A "bountiful dinner" was served, at which the Grand Master gave "one of his most eloquent and inspiring speeches."
- 1920-365: History of Good Samaritan Lodge by Bro. Horace G. Wadlin.
- 11/10: 1920-383; Wilbraham. 50th Anniversary of Newton Lodge.
- 11/15: 1920-413; Brookline. 50th Anniversary of Beth-Horon Lodge.
- 1920-413: Grand Lodge opened at the Masonic Temple and was received by members of the Lodge.
- 1920-414: A "powerful and persuasive" address by the Grand Master.
- 1920-414ff: History of Beth-Horon Lodge, by Rt. Wor. Emery B. Gibbs. Brief biographies of founding members appear beginning on Page 1920-433 (listed on lodge page).
- 1920-437: Roll of Honor - those who served in the Great War.
- 1920-438: "Bountiful and appetizing collation." On 11/14, there was a religious service at St. Mark's Methodist Evangelical Church, preached by Rev. Bro. J. Ralph Magee, Chaplain of the Lodge.
- 1920-438: Dinner, entertainment and dance at the Hotel Somerset; address by Past Grand Master Abbott.
- 12/13: 1920-584; Waltham. Centenary of Monitor Lodge.
- 1920-585: Grand Lodge opened and was received by members of the Lodge.
- 1920-585: Address of Greeting by Wor. John M. Gibbs, Master of Monitor Lodge. Address by the Grand Master "in his usual earnest and inspiring manner."
- 1920-585: Insallation of officers.
- 1920-586: History of Monitor Lodge prepared ("but not read, as it was intended to distribute it to the members as part of a commemorative volume.")
- 1920-586: (12/12) Religious service in Asbury Temple, sermon preached by Rev. and Rt. Wor. Frederick W. Hamilton. (12/14) ladies entertained at dinner, entertainment and dance.
- 12/19: 1920-587; Plymouth. Pilgrim Tricentenary. Rt. Wor. Edward N. West, Senior Grand Warden, presiding.
- 1920-588: Past Grand Master Johnson deliered an oration "suited to the occasion."
- 12/21: 1920-589; Brockton. 65th Anniversary of Paul Revere Lodge.
- 1920-590: Opening of Grand Lodge and reception by the members of the Lodge.
- 1920-590: Address, "The Root and the Tree," by Rev. Bro. Samuel B. Nobbs; a brother "in Pilgrim's garb gave the message of John Alden" to the Lodge.
- 1920-590: Address by the Grand Master "in which he dwelt upon the importance of the principles of the Pilgrims and their identity with some of the most valuable tenets of Freemasonry."
FEAST OF ST. JOHN THE EVANGELIST
(held at Masonic Temple, Boston, 12/27/1920)
A portrait of Grand Master John Dixwell appeared on the menu for the feast.
- 1920-592: Opening and roll call.
- 1920-594: Report of Grand Secretary; 11,609 Diplomas issued through 08/31/1920. List of Lodges not represented in 1920, as well as the past 2 years.
- 1920-597: Additional visits by Grand Master:
- 1920-602: Installation of Grand Master Prince, and other Grand Lodge officers.
- 1920-603: Presentation of a Past Grand Master's Jewel to the Grand Master, by Past Grand MAster Melvin M. Johnson.
- 1920-609: Feast of St. John, listing toasts and names of speakers. Senior Past Grand Master Edwin B. Holmes was absent due to illness.
- 1920-610: The Grand Master. Biographical information on John Dixwell, and commentary on the Pilgrims. Also, a poignant poem:
This is the land where hate should die.
No feuds of faith, no spleen of race,
No darkly-brooding fearshould try
Beneath our flag to find a place.
Lo, every people here has sent
Its sons to answer Freedom's call.
Their life-blood is the strong cement
That builds and binds our nation's wall.
This is the land where hate should die.
Tho' dear to me my faith and shrine.
I serve my country well, where I
Respect beliefs that are not mine.
He little loves his land who would cast
Upon his neighbor's faith a doubt
Or cite the wrongs of ages past
From present rights to bar him out.
This is the land where hate should die.
This is the land where strife should cease.
Where foul suspicious fear should fly,
Before our flag of light and peace.
So let us purge from poisoned thought,
That service to the state we give,
And so be worthy, so we ought,
Of this great land in which we live.
- Other speakers:
- 1920-625: Bro. and Hon. Channing H. Cox, Governor-Elect of Massachusetts.
- 1920-630: Rev. and Wor. Dudley M. Ferrell.
- 1920-642: Most Wor. Charles J. Orbison, Past Grand Master of Indiana.
HISTORY OF CINCINNATUS LODGE
- 1920-659; by Rt. Wor. Orlando C. Bidwell.
LIST OF LODGES IN MASSACHUSETTS BY DISTRICT: 1920
There were 33 districts in Massachusetts in 1920, as well as districts for Chile, China and the Canal Zone.
Joseph T. Paul, District Deputy Grand Master; 10 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)
- Shawmut (Boston, 1911)
Guy H. Holliday, District Deputy Grand Master; 10 Lodges + 1 U.D.
- 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)
- Euclid (Boston, 1916)
- Richard C. MacLaurin (Cambridge, U.D.)
Willis W. Stover, District Deputy Grand Master; 10 Lodges + 1 U.D.
- Star of Bethlehem (Chelsea, 1844)
- Mount Tabor (Boston, 1846)
- Baalbec (East Boston, 1852)
- Henry Price (Charlestown, 1858)
- Hammatt (East Boston, 1859)
- Robert Lash (Chelsea, 1867)
- Faith (Charlestown, 1868)
- Temple (Boston, 1870)
- Winthrop (Winthrop, 1887)
- Seaview (Revere, 1917)
- Noddle's Island (Boston, U.D.)
George T. Wiley, District Deputy Grand Master; 11 Lodges + 1 U.D.
- Washington (Roxbury, 1796)
- Union (Dorchester, 1796)
- St. Paul's (South Boston, 1846)
- Gate of the Temple (South Boston, 1855)
- Lafayette (Roxbury, 1865)
- Adelphi (Boston, 1865)
- Eliot (Jamaica Plain, 1866)
- Rabboni (Dorchester, 1869)
- Macedonian (Milton, 1893)
- Dorchester (Dorchester, 1912)
- Algonquin, Dorchester, 1913)
- Loyalty (Jamaica Plain, U.D.)
James Young, Jr., District Deputy Grand Master; 11 Lodges + 3 U.D.
- Bethesda (Brighton, 1819)
- Monitor (Waltham, 1820)
- Pequossette (Watertown, 1856)
- Dalhousie (Newtonville, 1860)
- Belmont (Belmont, 1864)
- Isaac Parker (Waltham, 1867)
- Beth-Horon (Brookline, 1870)
- Norfolk (Needham, 1874)
- Fraternity (Newtonville, 1875)
- Wellesley (Wellesley, 1912)
- Victory (Watertown, 1920)
- Norumbega (Newtonville, U.D.)
- Ebenezer Fuller (Brighton, U.D.)
- Brookline (Brookline, U.D.)
Charles H. Miles, District Deputy Grand Master; 12 Lodges + 1 U.D.
- 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)
- Somerville (West Somerville, 1912)
- Sagamore (West Medford, 1913)
- Mystic Valley (Winchester, 1920)
- Samuel Crocker Lawrence (Medford, U.D.)
Claude L. Allen, District Deputy Grand Master; 10 Lodges
- Wyoming (Melrose, 1856)
- Mount Vernon (Malden, 1857)
- William Sutton (Saugus, 1866)
- Palestine (Everett, 1868)
- Good Samaritan (Reading, 1870)
- King Cyrus (Stoneham, 1875)
- Converse (Malden, 1887)
- Golden Rule (Wakefield, 1888)
- The Lodge of Stirling (Malden, 1910)
- Fidelity (Melrose, 1918)
Harry P. Gifford, District Deputy Grand Master; 8 Lodges
- Philanthropic (Marblehead, 1760)
- Essex (Salem, 1791)
- Mount Carmel (Lynn, 1805)
- Jordan (Peabody, 1808)
- Starr King (Salem, 1864)
- Golden Fleece (Lynn, 1864)
- Damascus (Lynn, 1906)
- Wayfarers (Swampscott, 1914)
- Bethlehem (Lynn, 1920)
Harry P. Jackson, District Deputy Grand Master; 7 Lodges + 1 U.D.
- The Tyrian (Gloucester, 1770)
- Liberty (Beverly, 1824)
- Ashler (Rockport, 1851)
- Amity (Danvers, 1863)
- John T. Heard (Ipswich, 1864)
- Acacia (Gloucester, 1865)
- Mosaic (Danvers, 1870)
- Manchester (Manchester, U.D.)
Edmund C. Wentworth, District Deputy Grand Master; 7 Lodges
- St. John's (Newburyport, 1766)
- Merrimack (Haverhill, 1802)
- St. Mark's (Newburyport, 1803)
- Warren (Amesbury, 1822)
- Saggahew (Haverhill, 1864)
- Charles C. Dame (Georgetown, 1867)
- Bethany (Merrimac, 1868)
William H. Buswell, District Deputy Grand Master; 6 Lodges
- St. Matthew's (Andover, 1822)
- Grecian (Lawrence, 1825)
- John Hancock (Methuen, 1860)
- Tuscan (Lawrence, 1863)
- Phoenician (Lawrence, 1870)
- Cochichewick (North Andover, 1874)
Charles W. Sylvester, 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)
William L. Walker, District Deputy Grand Master; 8 Lodges
- Aurora (Fitchburg, 1801)
- Orange (Orange, 1859)
- Wilder (Leominster, 1859)
- Hope (Gardner, 1864)
- Star (Athol, 1864)
- Charles W. Moore (Fitchburg, 1865)
- Artisan (Winchendon, 1865)
- Athol (Athol, 1872)
William W. Mathewson, District Deputy Grand Master; 7 Lodges
- Republican (Greenfield, 1795)
- Harmony (Northfield, 1796)
- Mountain (Shelburne Falls, 1806)
- Morning Sun (Conway, 1869)
- Bay State (Montague, 1872)
- Mechanic's (Turner's Falls, 1878)
- Mount Sugar Loaf (South Deerfield, 1912)
Ernest I. Goodrich, District Deputy Grand Master; 5 Lodges
- Lafayette (North Adams, 1847)
- Berkshire (South Adams, 1857)
- Upton (Cheshire, 1869)
- Williams (Williamstown, 1871)
- Greylock (North Adams, 1871)
Walter B. Sanford, District Deputy Grand Master; 8 Lodges
- Cincinnatus (Great Barrington, 1795)
- Evening Star (Lee, 1795)
- Wisdom (West Stockbridge, 1803)
- Mystic (Pittsfield, 1810)
- Globe (Hinsdale, 1869)
- Occidental (Stockbridge, 1870)
- Crescent (Pittsfield, 1873)
- Unity (Dalton, 1896)
- Pittsfield (Pittsfield, U.D.)
Noah H. Lee, District Deputy Grand Master; 8 Lodges
- Jerusalem (Northampton, 1797)
- Pacific (Amherst, 1860)
- Mount Tom (Holyoke, 1850)
- Ionic (Easthampton, 1867)
- Mount Holyoke (South Hadley, 1869)
- Hampshire (Haydenville, 1871)
- William Whiting (Holyoke, 1909)
- Mount Nonotuck (Northampton, 1920)
George L. Fenn, District Deputy Grand Master; 6 Lodges
- Hampden (Springfield, 1817)
- Mount Moriah (Westfield, 1856)
- Huntington (Huntington, 1866)
- Springfield (Springfield, 1895)
- Mount Orthodox (West Springfield, 1913)
- Federal (Cheshire, 1914)
Ernest E. Hobson, 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)
Frederick B. Traill, District Deputy Grand Master; 6 Lodges
- Webster (Webster, 1858)
- Oxford (Oxford, 1859)
- Quinebaug (Southbridge, 1859)
- Hayden (Brookfield, 1863)
- Spencer (Spencer, 1871)
- Meridian Sun (North Brookfield, 1894)
Frederick W. White, District Deputy Grand Master; 9 Lodges
- Morning Star (Worcester, 1793)
- Olive Branch (Millbury, 1797)
- Franklin (Grafton, 1851)
- Montacute (Worcester, 1858)
- Athelstan (Worcester, 1865)
- Quinsigamond(Worcester, 1870)
- Boylston (West Boylston, 1876)
- Rufus Putnam (Rutland, 1912)
- Isaiah Thomas (Worcester, 1920)
Merton L. Griswold, District Deputy Grand Master; 6 Lodges
- Solomon's Temple (Uxbridge, 1818)
- Blackstone River (Blackstone, 1855)
- Excelsior (Franklin, 1866)
- Charles River (Medway, 1871)
- Mumford River (Douglas, 1877)
- Granite (Northbridge, 1880)
H. A. Billings, District Deputy Grand Master; 7 Lodges
- Meridian (Natick, 1797)
- Montgomery (Milford, 1797)
- John Warren (Hopkinton, 1860)
- Mount Hollis (Holliston, 1864)
- North Star (Ashland, 1864)
- Siloam (Westborough, 1866)
- Alpha (Framingham, 1875)
Calvin H. Hastings, District Deputy Tabular: 1920-xxviii
- Middlesex (Framingham, 1795)
- Trinity (Clinton, 1858)
- United Brethren (Marlborough, 1859)
- Doric (Hudson, 1864)
- St. Bernard (Southborough, 1867)
- Charles A. Welch (Maynard, 1872)
Walter S. Bagley, District Deputy Grand Master; 7 Lodges
- Rising Star (Stoughton, 1799)
- Orient (Norwood, 1861)
- Blue Hill (Canton, 1863)
- Hyde Park (Hyde Park, 1866)
- Constellation (Dedham, 1871)
- Prospect (Roslindale, 1890)
- West Roxbury (Roslindale, 1919)
Henry D. Higgins, District Deputy Grand Master; 6 Lodges + 2 U.D.
- Rural (Quincy, 1801)
- Norfolk Union (Randolph, 1819)
- Orphan's Hope (Weymouth, 1825)
- Delta (Braintree, 1868)
- Wollaston (Quincy, 1899)
- Theodore Roosevelt (Quincy, 1919)
- Atlantic (Quincy, U.D.)
- Wessagusset (Weymouth, U.D.)
Edward H. Tindale, District Deputy Grand Master; 6 Lodges
- Old Colony (Hingham, 1792)
- Corner Stone (Duxbury, 1801)
- Plymouth (Plymouth, 1825)
- Konohassett (Cohasset, 1864)
- Phoenix (Hanover, 1873)
- Satuit (Scituate, 1875)
Ralph C. Estes, District Deputy Grand Master; 8 Lodges
- Bristol (North Attleboro, 1797)
- King David (Taunton, 1798)
- St. Alban's (Foxborough, 1818)
- St. James (Mansfield, 1864)
- Alfred Baylies (Taunton, 1866)
- Ionic (Taunton, 1867)
- Ezekiel Bates (Attleboro, 1870)
- Charles H. Titus (Taunton, 1872)
Warren S. Shaw, District Deputy Grand Master; 9 Lodges
- Fellowship (Bridgewater, 1797)
- Paul Revere (Brockton, 1856)
- John Cutler (Abington, 1859)
- May Flower (Middleboro, 1864)
- Paul Dean (North Easton, 1867)
- Puritan (Whitman, 1869)
- St. George (Brockton, 1877)
- Satucket (East Bridgewater, 1881)
- Baalis Sanford (Brockton, 1917)
Henry Ashworth, District Deputy Grand Master; 10 Lodges + 1 U.D.
- Star in the East (New Bedford, 1823)
- Mount Hope (Fall River, 1824)
- Eureka (New Bedford, 1857)
- Pioneer (Somerset, 1863)
- King Philip (Fall River, 1866)
- George H. Taber (Fairhaven, 1872)
- Narragansett (Fall River, 1876)
- Noquochoke (South Westport, 1878)
- Abraham H. Howland Jr. (New Bedford, 1915)
- Massasoit (Fall River, 1915)
- Paskamansett (New Bedford, U.D.)
Lewis J. Whitney, District Deputy Grand Master; 7 Lodges
- Union (Nantucket, 1771)
- Marine (Falmouth, 1798)
- Social Harmony (Wareham, 1823)
- DeWitt Clinton (Sandwich, 1855)
- Martha's Vineyard (Tisbury, 1859)
- Pythagorean (Marion, 1861)
- Oriental (Edgartown, 1866)
Walter B. Chase, District Deputy Grand Master; 9 Lodges
- King Hiram's (Provincetown, 1795)
- Fraternal (Barnstable, 1801)
- Mount Horeb (Harwich, 1854)
- Pilgrim (Harwich, 1859)
- Adams (Wellfleet, 1865)
- Howard (Yarmouth, 1869)
- Mariners' (Cotuit, 1871)
- St. Martin's (Chatham, 1872)
- Universal (Orleans, 1917)
Albert F. Crowther, District Deputy Grand Master; 7 Lodges
- Chicopee (Chicopee, 1848)
- Roswell Lee (Springfield, 1864)
- Belcher (Chicopee, 1870)
- Newton (Wilbraham, 1870)
- Brigham (Ludlow, 1891)
- Esoteric (Springfield, 1909)
- Indian Orchard (Springfield (Indian Orchard), 1911)
James Walls, District Grand Master; 3 Lodges
- Bethesda (Valparaiso, Chile, 1854)
- Huelen (Santiago, Chile, 1876)
- St. John's (Concepción) (Concepción, Chile, 1884)
John R. Hykes, District Grand Master; 4 Lodges + 1 U.D.
- Ancient Landmark (Shanghai, China, 1863)
- Shanghai (Shanghai, China, 1903)
- Sinim (Shanghai, China, 1903)
- International (Peking, China, 1915)
- Talien (Darien, Manchuria, China, U.D.)
Clinton G. Carey, District Grand Master; 6 Lodges