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Revision as of 21:37, 5 October 2010
MELVIN MAYNARD JOHNSON, Grand Master
A portrait of Henry Price appears in the Frontispiece.
- 1 QUARTERLY COMMUNICATIONS
- 2 SPECIAL COMMUNICATIONS
- 3 FEAST OF ST. JOHN THE EVANGELIST
- 4 LECTURES OF RT. WOR. ROSCOE POUND
- 5 LIST OF LODGES IN MASSACHUSETTS BY DISTRICT: 1914
- 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)
- 03/11: 1914-26;
- 06/10: 1914-135;
- 09/09: 1914-207;
- 12/09: 1914-298; (Annual Communication)
- 1914-39: Installation of Grand Officers not present at the Feast of St. John in 1913.
- 1914-39: Reception of Grand Master Walter L. Williamson of North Dakota; brief address.
- 1914-142: Report of the Committee on Records.
- 1914-172: Presentation of Henry Price portrait. An extensive list of current portraits precedes this presentation.
- 1914-173: Presentation of an American Flag by Rt. Wor. Granville C. Fiske, District Deputy Grand Master of the 23rd District, which he had borne during the American Civil War. Singing of Fling Out the Glorious Stars and Stripes (sheet music on Page 1914-175).
- 1914-234: A Past Grand Master's Jewel was voted to be procured for the Junior Past Grand Master, Most Wor. Everett C. Benton.
- 1914-234: Dispensation for a new lodge at Chester would be continued until the December communication.
- 1914-235: Presentation of a portrait of Past Grand Master John Cutler. A biography of him follows, presented by Past Grand Master Gallagher. The portrait appears opposite Page 1914-235.
- 1914-242: Appropriation for George Washington National Memorial Association.
- 1914-289: Reply of the Grand Master of England to the letter from the Grand Master.
- 1914-309: Report of the Committee on Records.
Algonquin Club of Boston
- Recorded in Grand Master Johnson's address, beginning on page 1914-178:
- Hope, Gardner (02/23, 50th Anniversary; Special Communication)
- May Flower, Middleboro(03/03; 50th Anniversary; Special Communication)
- Belmont, Belmont (03/24; 50th Anniversary, at Town Hall)
- Starr King, Salem (04/13; 50th Anniversary; Special Communication)
- William Parkman, Winchester (05/26; 50th Anniversary; Special Communication)
- Star, Athol (06/29; 50th Anniversary; Special Communication)
- Lodges constituted, officers installed:
- Corner-stone Layings and Hall Dedications:
- Orphan's Hope, Weymouth (01/15; Special Communication)
- Pequossette, Watertown (01/21; Special Communication)
- Pittsfield (Hall Dedication; 05/04; Special Communication)
- Worcester (09/03; Hall Dedication; Special Communication)
- Indian Orchard, Springfield (10/24; Hall Dedication; Special Communication)
- Dedication of Hall for Ionic (Easthampton) Lodge (10/31; Special Communication)
- Lodges visited:
- St. John's (Boston) (01/05, Ladies' Night)
- Winslow Lewis, Boston, Boston (01/09, Annual dinner at the Algonquin Club)
- Monitor, Waltham (01/12)
- Aberdour, Boston (01/13, Ladies' Night)
- Germania, Boston (01/26; installation; Ladies' Night)
- Union (Dorchester) (02/10; "a sword was there exhibited which was presented by Lafayette to a Past Master of Union Lodge. Other interesting relics were shown.")
- Beth-Horon, Brookline (02/10, Ladies' Night in Whitney Hall)
- Soley, Somerville (02/16)
- King Solomon's, Somerville (02/20)
- Joseph Webb, Boston (02/25; Ladies' Night)
- Faith, Charlestown (03/06)
- Washington, Roxbury (03/17, Ladies' Night)
- Dalhousie, Newtonville (03/18)
- Bethesda (Brighton) (03/23)
- Joseph Webb, Boston (04/14; William H. Williams Night)
- King Philip, Fall River (04/21)
- Shawmut, Boston (04/23)
- Ionic (Taunton) (05/12)
- John Abbot, Somerville (05/19)
- Henry Price, Charlestown (05/27)
- The Lodge of Stirling, Malden (05/28)
- Dorchester, Dorchester (06/04)
- St. John's (Newburyport) (06/09)
- Zetland, Boston (06/10, Quarterly Dinner)
- Lodge of St. Andrew, Boston (06/11, at Young's Hotel)
- St. Paul's (South Boston) (11/03)
- Lodge of St. Andrew, Boston (11/12, installation)
- Kilwinning, Lowell (11/30, Feast of St. Andrew)
- Beth-Horon, Brookline (12/05, Presentation of mural The Building of King Solomon's Temple by Bro. Albert M. Hazard)
- 1914-337: Membership report: 257 lodges, 67,901 Masons on 08/31/1914; 3,634 initiates.
- 1914-337: Report of the Board of Directors.
- 1914-343: Report of the Masonic Education and Charity Trust. Note: a comparison is provided with the accounts from 1814.
- 1914-357: Auditing Committee Report.
- 1914-358: Re-election of Grand Master Johnson. Election of other Grand Officers.
- 1914-364: Adoption of Grand Master's recommendations on regalia and on aid to sufferers of the European War.
- 1914-364: The library of Past Grand Master Lawrence, willed to the Grand Lodge, is to be referred to the Board of Directors.
- 1914-366: Resoltion of thanks for Wor. Roscoe Pound, for his lectures on The Philosophy of Masonry and to Wor. Hamilton for his lectures as part of the Lecture Course.
- 1914-367: Report of the Board of Masonic Relief.
- 1914-369: List of Residents at the Masonic Home between 1911 and 1914.
- 1914-373: Statement of Finances.
Grand Constitutions Amendment Proposals
- 03/11: 1914-87; Proposal to amend the Grand Constitutions, Part 2, Article 2, regarding the Board of Masonic Relief. Proposals adopted.
- 09/09: 1914-235; Proposal to amend Part 1, Article 2, Section 1 and Part 3, Article 7, Section 1 to apply to District Grand Masters in Chile and China; referred.
- 12/09: 1914-361: Proposal to also amend Part 4, Article 1, Sections 2 and 3, regarding District Grand Masters. All amendments adopted.
- 12/09: 1914-392; Proposal to amend Part 4, Article 1, to exclude lodges outside of Massachusetts from the Masonic Home Fund, instead redirecting their contributions to a District Charity Fund. Referred.
Grand Master's Address
- 03/11: 1914-42: In Memoria; Address "Upon the Charity Funds of the Grand Lodge." Classification of Funds described on page 1914-74ff and description of dispositions. Appendix of information follows on page 1914-80ff.
- 1914-44: Daniel Austin Fund.
- 1914-45: William H. Chessman Will.
- 1914-46: John H. Collamore Fund.
- 1914-48: Frank W. Cummings Will.
- 1914-49: Furnishing Fund.
- 1914-49: J. Franklin Gammell Will.
- 1914-50: Grand Charity Fund.
- 1914-56: Grand Council Fund.
- 1914-57: Grand Chapter Fund.
- 1914-58: Warren F. Hall Fund.
- 1914-58: Anthony S. Jones Fund.
- 1914-59: Pierce Jones Will.
- 1914-59: Knights Templar Fund.
- 1914-60: Samuel C. Lawrence Will.
- 1914-63: Lodge of St. Andrew Fund.
- 1914-64: Masonic Home Fund.
- 1914-67: Mount Hope Lodge Fund.
- 1914-68: Alfred Howard Perkins Will.
- 1914-68: Franklin S. Pratt Fund.
- 1914-69: Residents' Fund.
- 1914-69: John T. Siders Will.
- 1914-70: Sigourney Fund.
- 1914-71: Edward F. Smith Fund.
- 1914-71: William J. Tilley Will.
- 1914-72: Otis E. Weld Fund.
- 1914-73: William H. Williams Fund.
- 1914-73: Winslow Lewis Lodge Fund.
- 1914-74: Charles Levi Woodbury Fund.
- 06/10: 1914-143: In Memoria; Masonic Home; Visiting Delegations and propriety (saluting on entry, except for the Grand Master or his representative; rulings against stereopticon, costuming of Fellow Crafts, and "similar innovations‚" covering of any but the presiding officers; wearing of side arms; and unapproved medals); dispensations; St. Louis Grand Masters' Conference; list of Past Grand Master portraits as of 1914. Presentation of the Henry Price portrait.
- 1914-155: Ruling by Grand Master Johnson: "Dispensations to confer degrees in less than the constitutional interval of four weeks should be granted only in cases or of extraordinary emergency. They should not be granted merely for convenience, either of the candidate or of the Lodge . . . in no case will a dispensation be granted without the approval of the District Deputy Grand Master, or to receive the third degree upon the same day as the second."
Ruins From Salem Fire, 1914
- 09/09: 1914-214: Masonic Lecture Course; Change in Grand Lodge returns; Salem Fire, including correspondence and reports from lodges and District Deputies (see the online book); the European War (a formal letter was sent to each jurisdiction); the Rainy Day Fund; recognition request from Le Grande Loge Nationale Indépendante & Réguliáre pour La France & Les Colonies Françaises (no recommendation was offered due to the "unsettled state of affairs in Europe"; note that contact with the original French grand lodge was severed in 1877 when it removed the Sacred Law from the altar, and was reconsidered and rejected in 1907).
- 09/09: 1914-243: Historical address by the Grand Master: The Establishment and Early Days of Masonry in America. This was later reprinted as a stand alone volume.
- 12/09: 1914-310: Necrology. European War, replies to letter from Scotland, Scottish Rite in France; letter from the Grand Master of Oregon suggesting a $1/head tax for relief for the war; a conference of Grand Masters to be held in Ohio; Masonic Lecture Course; gift from Lodge of St. Andrew; distinguished visitors (a portrait of the Earl of Kintore, Past Grand Master of South Australia, appears opposite Page 1914-322); visit to Ontario for the "Grand Peace Festival"; visitations.
Lodge By-Law Changes
- 03/11: 1914-90;
- 06/10: 1914-176;
- Full Codes : None.
- Amendments: Approved without change: Belmont, Charity. Approved with changes: Fraternity, King David, Liberty, Roswell Lee.
- 1914-177: The committee called attention to by-laws that use the terms "expelled" or "expulsion" as a penalty for non-payment of dues; but that power is reserved for Grand Lodge only.
- 09/09: 1914-233;
- 12/09: 1914--233;
Necrologies and Memorials
- 03/11: 1914-40; Memorial to Rt. Wor. Horace E. Marion, Past Junior Grand Warden.
- 06/10: 1914-148; Presented Rt. Wor. James M. Gleason, on behalf of the committee. A portrait of Rt. Wor. Marion appears opposite page 1914-148.
- 03/11: 1914-40; Memorial to Rt. Wor. Charles William Stodder, Past District Deputy Grand Master, presented by the Grand Master.
- 03/11: 1914-41; Memorial to Wor. George Palfrey Whitmore, actively involved with Freemasonry in Newton.
- 06/10: 1914-144; Memorial to Rt. Wor. Albert L. Richardson, Past District Deputy Grand Master, presented by the Grand Master.
- 06/10: 1914-145; Memorial to Rt. Wor. Hezekiah S. Russell, Past District Deputy Grand Master, presented by the Grand Master.
- 06/10: 1914-147; Memorial to Bro. Edgar Jay Sherman, Judge, presented by the Grand Master.
- 12/09: 1914-311; Memorial to Rt. Wor. Forrest E. Barker, Past Senior Grand Warden, mentioned in Grand Master's Address.
- 12/09: 1914-388; Memorial presented by committee. A portrait of Bro. Barker appears opposite page 1914-388.
- 12/29: 1914-405; Memorial "in brief and fitting words" of the death of Rt. Wor. Thomas White Davis, Recording Grand Secretary.
Petitions for Charters
- 06/10: 1914-178: St. Bernard, Southborough, granted a replacement charter due to the burning of its lodge-room.
- 12/09: 1914-387; John Albert Blake Lodge, now to be named Federal Lodge, Chester ("Most Wor. Brother Blake's name was placed in the Dispensation . . . against his expressed desires"); granted.
Petitions for Dispensations for new Lodges
- Recorded in Grand Master Johnson's address, beginning on page 1914-178:
- 01/15: 1914-1; East Weymouth. Dedication of the Masonic Hall of Orphan's Hope Lodge. Note that a picture of the new hall appears opposite Page 1914-1.
- 1914-2: Opening of Grand Lodge. Procession of Grand Lodge into hall, received by Wor. George F. Farrar, Master of Orphan's Hope Lodge.
- 1914-3: Consecration of hall.
- 1914-3: Remarks by the Grand Master, who "spoke feelingly" about Grand Master Howland, who had dedicated the previous hall in 1884; Rt. Wor. William H. H. Soule read from his address in 1884.
- 01/21: 1914-5; Watertown. Dedication of the Masonic Hall of Pequossette Lodge.
- 1914-6: Opening of Grand Lodge. Procession of Grand Lodge into hall, received by Wor. Guy H. Nason, Master of Pequossette Lodge.
- 1914-6: Consecration of hall. Grand Master Johnson observed that while the ceremony is old, the form was "perfected" by Grand Master Gardner in 1870 when the previous Watertown Masonic hall was dedicated.
- 1914-7: Brief address by the Grand Master.
- 1914-7: A supper, "every seat being filled, but none going away dissatisfied," with more than 200 in attendance. Speeches by the Grand Master and other brethren.
- 01/27: 1914-9; West Springfield. Constitution of Mount Orthodox.
- 1914-10: Grand Lodge opened in "one of the rooms of the old church on Mount Orthodox, which had been fitted for the use of the lodge. Grand Lodge procession into the Lodge-room; reception of Rt. Wor. Edgar H. Parkman, Deputy Grand Master of Connecticut.
- 1914-10: Constitution of lodge; short address by Grand Master Johnson.
- 1914-12: Banquet with speeches by Grand Master Johnson and other Brothers.
- 1914-12: Notes on organization and a list of charter members.
- 02/21: 1914-14; Ancon, Canal Zone. Constitution of Canal Zone Lodge. Past Deputy Grand Master Fletcher officiating.
- 1914-14: Commission to Past Deputy Grand Master Rt. Wor. Herbert E. Fletcher to organize a Deputy Grand Lodge to constitute Canal Zone Lodge; return upon the same.
- 1914-16: Organization and constitution of the lodge.
- 1914-18: Notes on organization and a list of charter members.
- 02/23: 1914-19; Gardner. 50th Anniversary of Hope Lodge.
- 1914-20: Grand Lodge opened in an ante-room; procession into the lodge, reception by Bro. Charles A. Brown (the Master, Wor. Merton H. Greene, was absent due to illness.)
- 1914-20: Historical address by Bro. Levi H. Greenwood, "illustrated by the stereopticon."
- 1914-20: Presentation of a Henry Price Medal to Bro. George Nichols, the only surviving Charter member.
- 1914-20: Addresses by the Grand Master, Wor. Rev. R. Perry Bush, Rev. Bro. Frank E. Ramsdell, and others.
- 1914-21: Information on the Sunday 02/22 procession, meeting at First Congregational Church with a sermon by Rev. Bro. Ramsdell, and a procession to the site of the first meeting place "where a tablet to mark the spot was unveiled" with a simple Masonic ceremony conducted by Rt. Wor. Chauncey E. Peck, Senior Grand Warden.
- 03/03: 1914-23; Middleboro. 50th Anniversary of May Flower Lodge.
- 1914-23: Grand Lodge opened in an ante-room; procession into the lodge, reception by Master.
- 1914-24: Procession to the YMCA building for the banquet.
- 1914-24: Account of the "early days of the Lodge" by Wor. Warren H. Southworth. A small trowel was presented to guests as a souvenir of the occasion.
- 04/13: 1914-94; Salem. 50th Anniversary of Starr King Lodge.
- 1914-95: Grand Lodge opened in a room adjacent to the lodge-room; procession into the lodge, reception by Wor. Frederick N. Mowell, Master of Starr King.
- 1914-95: Remarks by Grand Master Johnson and other Brothers.
- 1914-95: "In place of the usual historical address . . . a thirty-six page pamphlet containing a copy of the Charter of the Lodge, a historical sketch compiled from the records by Wor. Bro. Henry W. Edwards, and a list of the Lodge officers past and present, was distributed to the Brethren."
- 1914-96: Description of banquet. "Starr King saved California to the Union, and we are blest while we perpetuate and honor his memory and cultivate his ideals."
- 04/27: 1914-98; Dorchester. Constitution of Algonquin Lodge.
- 1914-99: Grand Lodge opened at Odd Fellows' Hall in Codman Square. Procession to Lodge room, with members of the new Lodge and more than a hundred visitors.
- 1914-100: Constitution of lodge; short address by Grand Master Johnson.
- 1914-100: Remarks by Grand Master Johnson and other Brothers, including Past Grand Masters Benton (who granted the dispensation) and Gallagher (who had a "boyhood familiarity" with the location.) Grand Master Gallagher, in an extended address, describes the neighborhood with reference to Union Lodge and the anti-Masonic period, and the choice of Algonquin as a name, beginning on page 1914-101). A facsimile of the original Algonquin Indian design used in the Massachusetts State Seal appears opposite page 1914-104.
- 1914-110: Presentation of an American flag, a Past Master's apron to Wor. Almon B. Cilley, and other gifts.
- 1914-111: Notes on organization and a list of charter members.
- 05/04: 1914-113; Pittsfield. Dedication of the Masonic Hall. A picture of the new Temple appears opposite Page 1914-113.
- 1914-114: Opening of Grand Lodge at the new Temple. Procession of automobiles as detailed; escorted by police, Pittsfield military band, York Rite bodies, and thirteen local lodges, through the streets of Pittsfield; Grand Master and other Grand Lodge officers passing through the procession into the hall, received by Wor. Charles A. Aely of Crescent Lodge.
- 1914-116: Dedication of the Temple "in accordance with the ritual as perfected by M.W. William Sewall Gardner in 1870."
- 1914-116: Dedicatory Address by Rt. Wor. Leon M. Abbott, Past Senior Grand Warden.
- 1914-123: Notes on 05/03 religious services at South Congregational Church, including the principal address by the Grand Master. Tours of Pittsfield for Grand Officers and many wives "for whom a committee of ladies provided companionship and entertainment during the parade and exercises of dedication, the attendance upon whch was necessarily restricted to Masons."
- 1914-124: Banquet in the Lodge room and Dedication Ball.
- 05/26: 1914-125; Winchester. 50th Anniversary of William Parkman Lodge.
- 1914-126: Grand Lodge opened in an ante-room of William Parkman Lodge; procession into the lodge, reception by Wor. Ernest W. Hatch, Master.
- 1914-127: Banquet at Town Hall, with Rt. Wor. Solon W. Stevens as Toastmaster, who made an "eloquent address." Past Grand Master Charles T. Gallagher gave a fine address, reflecting upon his personal and business friend William Parkman, and offering a biography.
- 1914-134: Historical sketch by Wor. George S. Littlefield.
- 06/29: 1914-179; Athol. 50th Anniversary of Star Lodge.
- 1914-180: Grand Lodge opened in an ante-room; procession into the lodge, reception by Wor. Clarence C. Pierce, Master. The Grand Master introduced Deputy Grand Master Edgar H. Parkman of Connecticut.
- 1914-180: Remarks by the Grand Master. The Master had presented the Grand Master with the lodge gavel, which was a gift from the Duke of Athol, an honorary member of the Lodge; the Grand Master noted that it was in the form of an operative Mason's mallet, common in foreign lodges.
- 1914-181: Rededication of the Temple building. Address by the Grand Master.
- 1914-190: Historical address by Wor. Frank E. Wing, to appear in a memorial volume of the Lodge.
- 1914-190: Original pem by Wor. Edgar V. Wilson; addresses by the Grand Master and the Deputy Grand Master of Connecticut, the Grand Wardens, and the Grand Chaplain.
- 1914-191: Note on religious services on 06/28 at Baptist Church, officiated by Rev. and Bro. Frank W. Merrick, Grand Chaplain.
- 09/03/1914: 1914-192; Worcester. Dedication of the Masonic Hall.
- 1914-193: Opening of Grand Lodge in the Blue Room of the new Temple. Procession through Beacon, Madison, Salem and Front Streets to Washington Square, then Summer Street to Lincoln Square and Main Street to Ionic Avenue. Order of march detailed. All of the Worcester lodges were represented, and Bro. George M. Wright, Mayor of Worcester, was present.
- 1914-194: Grand Master was received by the Master of Morning Star, the senior lodge.
- 1914-194: Dedication of the temple. Address to the Grand Master by Wor. Fred W. Leavitt; dedicatory Address by Rev. Bro. H. Stiles Bradley.
- 1914-205: Banquet at Hotel Bancroft, with Wor. William W. Brown presiding and Wor. Leavitt as toast master.
- 10/24: 1914-291; Indian Orchard, Springfield. Dedication of the Masonic Hall for Indian Orchard Lodge.
- 1914-291: Opening of Grand Lodge in the new Temple. Grand Master received by committee of members of Indian Orchard Lodge. Dedication of hall to Masonry.
- 1914-292: Historical address by Wor. George W. Miller.
- 1914-293: Addresses by Past Grand Masters Flanders and Benton, and the Grand Master.
- 1914-293: Presentation of an American flag by Wor. James E. Elphinstone of Brigham Lodge "from which many of the members of Indian Orchard Lodge came."
- 1914-294: Note on banquet at the Hotel Kimball prior to the ceremonies.
- 10/31/1914: 1914-295; Easthampton. Dedication of the Masonic Hall for Ionic Lodge.
- 1914-296: Opening of Grand Lodge in the new Temple. Grand Master received by committee of members of Ionic Lodge. Dedication of hall to Masonry.
- 1914-296: Historical address by Wor. James Rogerson. Dedicatory Address by Wor. Rev. R. Perry Bush, Grand Chaplain.
- 1914-297: Note on banquet at the Draper House prior to the ceremonies and the supper afterwards, served by the ladies at the Payson Congregational Church.
FEAST OF ST. JOHN THE EVANGELIST
(held at Masonic Temple, Boston, 12/29/1914)
A portrait of Grand Master Russell appeared on the menu of the Feast.
President and Brother William Howard Taft
- 1914-394: Opening and roll call.
- 1914-397: The Deputy Grand Master, Rt. Wor. Emery B. Gibbs, announced the presence of Bro. William Howard Taft, ex-President, who was escorted into the hall by a committee of Past Grand Masters.
- 1914-398: Installation of Grand Master Johnson, with order of events described. The golden urn was used in the ceremony due to the presence of the ex-President.
- 1914-398: Presentation of Past Grand Master's Jewel to Most Wor. Johnson "with thoughts as dazzling as the beautiful jewel itself" by Past Grand Master Gallagher, and the Grand Master's response. The jewel is pictured opposite page 1914-402. Installation of other Grand Officers.
- 1914-406: Rt. Wor. Frank Vogel was appointed Recording Grand Secretary pro tem due to the death of Rt. Wor. Thomas White Davis.
- 1914-410: Report of Recording Grand Secretary: 3,610 Master Mason diplomas issued in 1914.
- 1914-411: List of lodges not represented in Grand Lodge in 1898, as well as the past 2 years.
- 1914-413: Feast of St. John, listing toasts and names of speakers:
- 1914-413: The Grand Master. Various deaths "have so oppressed [the Grand Master] with grief" that he declines to attempt to speak in "the lighter vein" in which he is accustomed to speak. Biography of Past Grand Master Russell beginning on page 1914-416. Extended remarks.</nowiki>
- 1914-426: Grand Master William David McPherson, of Canada (Ontario).
- 1914-434: Deputy Grand Master Rev. Frederick W. Hamilton.
- 1914-444: Wor. Phillips, Master of Monitor Lodge (presents a bouquet of flowers as a token of love and respect; Monitor was the Grand Master's mother lodge)
- 1914-446: Bro. William Howard Taft, ex-President of the United States.
LECTURES OF RT. WOR. ROSCOE POUND
- 1914-465: Biography of Wor. Roscoe Pound.
- 1914-467: William Preston A portrait of Preston appears opposite page 1914-467.
- 1914-490: K.C.F. Krause A portrait of Krause appears opposite page 1914-491.
- 1914-510: George Oliver A portrait of Krause appears opposite page 1914-511.
- 1914-527: Albert Pike A portrait of Krause appears opposite page 1914-527.
LIST OF LODGES IN MASSACHUSETTS BY DISTRICT: 1914
There were 33 districts in Massachusetts in 1914, as well as districts for Chile, China and the Canal Zone. District 33 was formed through reorganization in the western part of the state.
DISTRICT 1: Boston
David T. Montague, District Deputy Grand Master; 10 Lodges
- St. John's (Boston, 1733)
- Lodge of St. Andrew, (Boston, 1752)
- 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)
DISTRICT 2: Cambridge
Edmund S. Young, 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)
DISTRICT 3: East Boston
Charles G. Bird, District Deputy Grand Master; 9 Lodges
- Star of Bethlehem (Chelsea, 1844)
- Mount Tabor (East Boston, 1846)
- Baalbec (East Boston, 1852)
- Henry Price (Charlestown, 1858)
- Hammatt (East Boston, 1859)
- Robert Lash (Chelsea, 1867)
- Faith (Charlestown, 1868)
- Temple (East Boston, 1870)
- Winthrop (Winthrop, 1887)
DISTRICT 4: South Boston
Freeland D. Leslie, District Deputy Grand Master; 11 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)
- Macedonian (Milton, 1893)
- Dorchester (Dorchester, 1912)
- Algonquin, Dorchester, 1913)
DISTRICT 5: Waltham
William O. Hunt, District Deputy Grand Master; 10 Lodges
- 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)
DISTRICT 6: Somerville
George C. Hill, District Deputy Grand Master; 11 Lodges
- King Solomon's (Charlestown, 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)
DISTRICT 7: Malden
William F. Deadman, District Deputy Grand Master; 9 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)
DISTRICT 8: Lynn
David G. Bartlet, 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)
DISTRICT 9: Gloucester
Walter H. Smith, District Deputy Grand Master; 7 Lodges
- The Tyrian (Gloucester, 1770)
- Liberty (Beverly, 1824)
- Ashler (Rockport, 1851)
- Amity (Danvers, 1863)
- John T. Heard (Ipswich, 1864)
- Acacia (Gloucester, 1865)
- Mosaic (Danvers, 1870)
DISTRICT 10: Newburyport
Harry E. Perkins, 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)
DISTRICT 11: Lawrence
Dean K. Webster, 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)
DISTRICT 12: Lowell
Harry G. Pollard, 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)
DISTRICT 13: Fitchburg
Albert Nelson Ellis, District Deputy Grand Master; 8 Lodges
- Aurora (Leominster, 1801)
- Orange (Orange, 1859)
- Wilder (Leominster, 1859)
- Hope (Gardner, 1864)
- Star (Athol, 1864)
- Charles W. Moore (Fitchburg, 1865)
- Artisan (Winchendon, 1865)
- Athol (Athol, 1872)
DISTRICT 14: Greenfield
Arthur P. Delabarre, 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 (Montague, 1878)
- Mount Sugar Loaf (South Deerfield, 1912)
DISTRICT 15: North Adams
Charles D. Tefft, District Deputy Grand Master; 5 Lodges
- Lafayette (North Adams, 1847)
- Berkshire (South Adams, 1857)
- Upton (Cheshire, 1869)
- Williams (Williamstown, 1871)
- Greylock (North Adams, 1871)
DISTRICT 16: Pittsfield
Carl Wurtzbach, District Deputy Grand Master; 8 Lodges
- Cincinnatus (Great Barrington, 1795)
- Evening Star (Lenox, 1795)
- Wisdom (West Stockbridge, 1803)
- Mystic (Pittsfield, 1810)
- Globe (Hinsdale, 1869)
- Occidental (Stockbridge, 1870)
- Crescent (Pittsfield, 1873)
- Unity (Dalton, 1896)
DISTRICT 17: Holyoke
Eugene L. Sheldon, District Deputy Grand Master; 7 Lodges
- Jerusalem (South Hadley, 1797)
- Pacific (Amherst, 1860)
- Mount Tom (Holyoke, 1850)
- Ionic (Easthampton, 1867)
- Mount Holyoke (South Hadley, 1869)
- Hampshire (Haydenville, 1871)
- William Whiting (Holyoke, 1909)
DISTRICT 18: Springfield
William E. Gibbs, 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)
DISTRICT 19: Palmer
John A. Coburn, District Deputy Grand Master; 7 Lodges
- Thomas (Monson, 1796)
- Mount Zion (Barre, 1800)
- Bethel (Enfield, 1825)
- Quaboag (Warren, 1858)
- Day Spring (Monson, 1862)
- Eden (Ware, 1863)
- Vernon (Belchertown, 1869)
DISTRICT 20: Southbridge
John G. Prouty, 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)
DISTRICT 21: Worcester
Austin A. Heath, District Deputy Grand Master; 8 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)
DISTRICT 22: Blackstone
William W. Ollendorff, 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)
DISTRICT 23: Milford
Granville C. Fiske, District Deputy Grand Master; 7 Lodges
- Meridian (Watertown, 1797)
- Montgomery (Milford, 1797)
- John Warren (Hopkinton, 1860)
- Mount Hollis (Holliston, 1864)
- North Star (Ashland, 1864)
- Siloam (Westborough, 1866)
- Alpha (Framingham, 1875)
DISTRICT 24: Marlborough
Fred F. Trull, District Deputy Grand Master; 6 Lodges
- Middlesex (Framingham, 1795)
- Trinity (Clinton, 1858)
- United Brethren (Marlborough, 1859)
- Doric (Hudson, 1864)
- St. Bernard (Southborough, 1867)
- Charles A. Welch (Maynard, 1872)
DISTRICT 25: Hyde Park
Edward J. Ellis, District Deputy Grand Master; 6 Lodges
- Rising Star (Stoughton, 1799)
- Orient (Norwood, 1861)
- Blue Hill (Canton, 1863)
- Hyde Park (Hyde Park, 1866)
- Constellation (Dedham, 1871)
- Prospect (Roslindale, 1890)
DISTRICT 26: Quincy
Gardner R. P. Barker, District Deputy Grand Master; 5 Lodges
- Rural (Quincy, 1801)
- Norfolk Union (Randolph, 1819)
- Orphan's Hope (Weymouth, 1825)
- Delta (Braintree, 1868)
- Wollaston (Wollaston, 1899)
DISTRICT 27: Plymouth
Harvey A. Soule, 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)
DISTRICT 28: Taunton
William H. Allen, District Deputy Grand Master; 8 Lodges
- Bristol (North Attleboro, 1797)
- King David (Taunton, 1798)
- St. Alban's (Wrentham, 1818)
- St. James (Mansfield, 1864)
- Alfred Baylies (Taunton, 1866)
- Ionic (Taunton, 1867)
- Ezekiel Bates (Attleboro, 1870)
- Charles H. Titus (Taunton, 1872)
DISTRICT 29: Brockton
Otis D. Dickerman, District Deputy Grand Master; 8 Lodges
- Fellowship (Bridgewater, 1797)
- Paul Revere (North Bridgewater, 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)
DISTRICT 30: Fall River
William Ridings, District Deputy Grand Master; 8 Lodges
- 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)
DISTRICT 31: Nantucket
John C. Makepeace, District Deputy Grand Master; 7 Lodges
- Union (Nantucket, 1771)
- Marine (Falmouth, 1798)
- Social Harmony (Middleboro, 1823)
- DeWitt Clinton (Sandwich, 1855)
- Martha's Vineyard (Tisbury, 1859)
- Pythagorean (Marion, 1861)
- Oriental (Edgartown, 1866)
DISTRICT 32: Provincetown
Henry B. Hart, District Deputy Grand Master; 8 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)
DISTRICT 33: Springfield
Dan J. Kimpton, 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, 1911)
David Urquhart, District Deputy Grand Master; 3 Lodges
- Bethesda (Valparaiso, Chile, 1854)
- Huelen (Santiago, Chile, 1876)
- St. John's (Concepción) (Concepción, Chile, 1884)
Stacy C. Ransom, District Deputy Grand Master; 3 Lodges
- Ancient Landmark (Shanghai, China, 1863)
- Shanghai (Shanghai, China, 1903)
- Sinim (Shanghai, China, 1903)
CANAL ZONE DISTRICT
No District Deputy; 2 Lodges