BAALIS SANFORD, Grand Master
- 1 QUARTERLY COMMUNICATIONS
- 2 SPECIAL COMMUNICATIONS
- 3 FEAST OF ST. JOHN THE EVANGELIST
- 4 LIST OF LODGES IN MASSACHUSETTS BY DISTRICT: 1905
- 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)
- 03/08: 1905-5;
- 06/14: 1905-97;
- 09/13: 1905-115;
- 12/13: 1905-157; (Annual Communication)
- 1905-13: Installation of Grand Lodge Officers not present at the 1904 Feast of St. John.
- 1905-24: Presentation of a portrait of King Edward VII of Great Britain (taken in 1902 when he vacated the Grand Master's chair for the Grand Lodge of England) by Columbian Lodge.
- 1905-28: The Grand Lodge declined to recognize the so-called Grand Lodge of Queensland, as many lodges in that area owed allegiance to other Grand Lodges and did not participate in the formative convention.
- 1905-30: The Grand Lodge of Porto Rico was recognized.
- 1905-109: Proposal for an organization called the Paul Revere Memorial Association. Its object would be to restore and preserve the Paul Revere House in the North End of Boston. The Board of Directors voted to make a donation to the organization to aid its efforts.
- 1905-113: Report on ritual. On motion of Rt. Wor. Melvin M. Johnson, a committee was appointed to to consider certain points that were "not altogether uniform."
- 09/13: 1905-124; Report of committee (not detailed in Proceedings); recommendations unanimously approved by the Grand Lodge.
- 1905-123: Installation of new District Deputy Grand Master for the 14th Masonic District.
- 1905-125: Bicentennial of the birth of Benjamin Franklin; a communication received from the Grand Lodge of Alabama, indicating that it would assemble on 17 January of the next year to celebrate this anniversary. The Grand Secretary suggested that "it might be well to consider the expediency of the proposed celebration."
- 1905-129: Report of correspondence with the Grand Lodge of Pennsylvania regarding the provision of a copy of the Massachusetts Grand Lodge Seal.
- 1905-131: Report of the death of the granddaughter of Henry Price.
The Brunswick Hotel
- Recorded in Grand Master Sanford's address, beginning on page 1905-175:
- South Boston; Gate of the Temple (03/28; 50th Anniversary)
- Cambridge; Amicable Lodge (06/06; Centennial; Special Communication)
- Lynn; Mount Carmel (06/10; Centennial; Special Communication)
- Boston; Winslow Lewis (12/08; 50th Anniversary; at Brunswick Hotel.)
- Mount Horeb (Woburn) (12/11; 50th Anniversary).
- Boston; honorary pallbearer for Gen. and Bro. Wilmon W. Blackmar (07/23)
- Corner Stone Layings and Hall Dedications:
- Southbridge; Dedication of Masonic Temple for Quinnebaug Lodge (03/14; Special Communication)
- Marblehead; Corner-stone laying for federal building (09/28; Special Communication)
- Attleboro; Dedication of Masonic Temple for Ezekiel Bates (10/11; Special Communication)
- Amesbury; Corner-stone laying for federal building (11/16; Special Communication)
- Lodge Visits:
- Paul Revere, Brockton (01/03; installation)
- Liberty, Beverly (02/22; commemoration of the birth of George Washington; Earl of Londsborough present)
- Mosaic, Danvers (03/01; reception and banquet)
- Union (Dorchester) (04/25)
- Cincinnatus, Great Barrington (05/12)
- Paul Revere, Brockton (05/16)
- Boston; Grand Commandery of Massachusetts and Rhode Island; more than 7,000 Templars in procession. (05/24)
- Puritan, Whitman (10/20)
- Narragansett, Fall River (10/26)
- Washington, Roxbury (11/02; installation)
- Dalhousie, Newtonville (11/08)
- Lodge of St. Andrew, Boston (11/09)
- Paul Revere, Brockton (11/21)
- Lodge of St. Andrew, Boston (11/29, Feast of St. Andrew)
- 1905-206: Report of Auditing Committee.
- 1905-207: Election of Rt. Wor. John Albert Blake as Grand Master. Election of other Grand Officers.
Grand Constitutions Amendment Proposals
- 03/08: 1905-19: Proposal adopted to amend Part 5, Section 23, to read:
Section 23. Except on a duly authorized public occasion no visitor shall be admitted into a tyled Lodge, unless he complies with one of the following conditions:
- Being vouched for in writing by a Brother present, who, if not a member, shall himself be vouched for at the time by a member of the Lodge, and who shall, if required, state in writing when and where he sat with the visitor in open Lodge.
- Producing a certificate or diploma of a regular Grand Lodge, and passing a satisfactory examination. A certificate under seal of the Secretary of a regular Lodge may be accepted in lieu of the Grand Lodge certificate, but the acceptance of such a certificate, or of a Grand Lodge certificate dated more than three years previous to the date of visit, shall be at the discretion of the Master of the Lodge visited.
Every Lodge shall keep and preserve a record of visitors in the form prescribed by the Grand Lodge, or by the Grand Master for the time being.
Grand Master's Address
- 12/13: 1905-171; Opening remarks; deaths of Stone, Pope; Visits; District Deputy report; Warrants and dispensations; Grand Lecturers; Centenary warrants; Printing of the early records; spurious Masonic bodies; Board of Directors report; Lodges of Instruction; suspension of Pei-he Lodge; Collamore trust litigation; Charity; Conclusion.
Lodge By-Law Changes
- 03/08: 1905-32;
- 06/14: 1905-112;
- 09/13: 1905-112;
- 12/13: 1905-209;
Necrologies and Memorials
- 03/08: 1905-13; Death of Rt. Wor. Andrew C. Stone, Past Senior Grand Warden; memorial provided by the Grand Master and by Rt. Wor. Solon W. Stevens, for the committee.
- 12/13: 1905-173; Mentioned in Grand Master's Address.
- 06/14: 1905-105; Death of Rt. Wor. Ivory H. Pope, Past Junior Grand Warden; memorial presented by Rt. Wor. Daniel W. Lawrence, for the committee.
- 12/13: 1905-173; Mentioned in Grand Master's Address.
- 07/23: 1905-179; Death of Gen. and Bro. Wilmon W. Blackmar; mentioned in Grand Master's address (he served as an honorary pallbearer).
- 03/14: 1905-34; Southbridge. Dedication of Masonic Temple.
- 06/06: 1905-41; Cambridge. Centennial of Amicable Lodge.
- 1905-42: Opening of Grand Lodge at the Odd Fellows Building in North Cambridge. Procession to lodge hall; Grand Lodge welcomed by Wor. Charles P. Keith, Master of Amicable Lodge.
- 1905-43: Order of exercises.
- 1905-43: Address by Wor. Charles Keith.
- 1905-45ff: Address by Grand Master Sanford.
- 1905-50ff: Dr. Skinner's history of Amicable Lodge.
- 1905-72: Oration by Rev. Bro. Horton.
- 1905-72: "A reception for the gratification of the ladies" followed by a banquet.
- 06/10: 1905-73; Lynn. Centennial of Mount Carmel Lodge.
- 1905-74: Grand Lodge opened and received by Wor. Albert R. Merrill, Master of Mount Carmel Lodge.
- 1905-74: Brethren "repaired to Association Hall and enjoyed a fine lunch and a choice cigar."
- 1905-74: Order of Exercises.
- 1905-75: Address of welcome by Wor. Albert Merrill.
- 1905-77: Response by Grand Master Sanford.
- 1905-81: Historical address by Recording Grand Secretary Sereno D. Nickerson. Includes a detailed biographical sketch of Timothy Bigelow.
- 1905-95: Oration by Bro. Curtis Guild, Jr.
- 1905-96: "In the evening the Brethren and their lady friends, numbering in all some eight hundred persons, sat down to an elegant dinner in the State Armory."
- 09/28: 1905-133; Marblehead. Corner-stone laying for federal building.
- 10/11: 1905-144; Attleboro. Dedication of Masonic Temple.
- 11/16: 1905-152; Amesbury. Corner-stone laying for federal building.
- 1905-153: Opening of Grand Lodge at Masonic Hall; reception by Wor. Frank S. Collins of Warren Lodge.
- 1905-153: Procession to building site (located across the street).
- 1905-154: Order of exercises
- Description of ceremony:
- From New England Craftsman, Vol. I, No. 3, December 1905, Page 99:
- The corner stone of the new government building in Amesbury was laid at 2 o'clock, Thursday November 16, with Masonic rites by Most Worshipful Baalis Sanford, Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Massachusetts assisted by Worshipful Silas D. Flanders, Master of Warren Lodge of Amesbury and Dr. Horace G. Leslie, representing the citizens of Amesbury.
- The exercises were witnessed by a large crowd of onlookers. As a member of the grand lodge was about to deposit the box in the stone, he turned to a member of Warren lodge who was near and directed him to place the box in position. By a coincidence this man proved to be the grandson of the first postmaster of Amesbury, Capt Jonathan Morrill.
- Those who assisted at the ceremony were Dr. Horace G. Leslie, the Rev. Charles A. Skinner, D. D., Right Worshipful Louis C. Southard, Right Worshipful Henry G. Fay, Right Worshipful Horace E. Marion, Worshipful Frank W. Mead and Austin B. Raymond, representing the government. The orator of the day was the Rev. Oliver A. Roberts of Melrose, Past Master of Warren lodge. The exercises closed with the singing of America by 200 school children under the direction of Mrs. Harriet Bartlett.
- The visiting Masons and guests were entertained by Warren Lodge.
FEAST OF ST. JOHN THE EVANGELIST
(held at Masonic Temple, Boston, 12/27/1905)
- 1905-212: Opening and roll call.
- 1905-215: Installation of Grand Master John Albert Blake; ceremony followed form of 1903. Installation of other Grand Officers.
- 1905-220: Report of Recording Grand Secretary: 2,757 Master Mason diplomas issued in 1905.
- 1905-221: List of lodges not represented in Grand Lodge in 1905, as well as the past 2-3 years.
- 1905-221ff: A life size bust of Bro. John Paul Jones was displayed; remarks by Past Grand Master Gallagher. Extensive remarks and translations on Jones' life.
- 1905-245: Feast of St. John, listing toasts and names of speakers:
- 1905-245: Grand Master Blake.
- 1905-247: Past Grand Master Sanford.
- 1905-250: Rev. Bro. William H. Van Allen.
- 1905-256: Past Grand Master and Recording Secretary Nickerson.
- 1905-260: Past Grand Master Gallagher.
- 1905-268: Rt. Em. Grand Commander Edwin A. Blodgett.
- 1905-271: Most Excellent High Priest Harry Hunt.
- 1905-273: Most Illustrious Grand Master Edwin S. Crandon.
LIST OF LODGES IN MASSACHUSETTS BY DISTRICT: 1905
There were 28 districts in Massachusetts in 1905, 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)
William H. Puffer, 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)
Alonzo T. Wonson, 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)
Horace G. Hudson, 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)
William A. Pearce, 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)
John A. Taggart, 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)
William P. Martin, District Deputy Grand Master; 5 Lodges
- Lafayette (North Adams, 1847)
- Berkshire (South Adams, 1857)
- Upton (Cheshire, 1869)
- Williams (Williamstown, 1871)
- Greylock (North Adams, 1871)
Allen T. Treadway, 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)
Carlos M. Gage, 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)
Clifford B. Arnold, 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)
E.P. Jewett, 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)
Jason H. Hayward, 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)
Dwight E. Cone, 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; 4 Lodges