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WAS ANDERSON RIGHT? WHO WAS HE?

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by RW OSSIAN LANG, Grand Historian, 1932 A Review of His Report on the First Six Years of Organized Freemasonry The story of the formation of the first Grand Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons in the world has been told innumerable times. The earliest and only official accounts are those to be found in… Continue Reading WAS ANDERSON RIGHT? WHO WAS HE?

A Beautiful Stein was made to commemorate the 200th Anniversary (1795-1995) of Grand Holy Royal Arch Chapter of PA

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  This beautiful Stein was made to commemorate the 200th Anniversary (1795-1995) of Grand Holy Royal Arch Chapter of PA. It is decorated with Red, Blue, and Purple transfers and trimmed in Gold on a white background. It names the Grand Officers and their stations. This stein was made by Stanley C. Buz and is… Continue Reading A Beautiful Stein was made to commemorate the 200th Anniversary (1795-1995) of Grand Holy Royal Arch Chapter of PA

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Regius Manuscript – A Poem of Moral Duties – 1390

Regius Manuscript - A Poem of Moral Duties - 1390

The Halliwell Manuscript, also known as the Regius Poem, is the earliest of the Old Charges. It consists of 64 vellum pages of Middle English written in rhyming couplets. In this, it differs from the prose of all the later charges. The poem begins by describing how Euclid “counterfeited geometry” and called it masonry, for… Continue Reading Regius Manuscript – A Poem of Moral Duties – 1390

Strasburg Constitutions 1459

Strasburg Constitutions 1459

These Statutes, which are undoubtedly based on the ancient ,customs and laws of the craft, were discussed and agreed on at two assemblies of Masters and Fellows, held in the manner of a chapter,” (“in Kappitelsweise,”) the first at Regensburg on Easter-day 1459, and this second shortly afterwards at Strasburg, when they were definitively adopted and promulgated.… Continue Reading Strasburg Constitutions 1459

The Trinity Tripos Manuscript 11th July 1688

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A Manuscript known as “the Trinity Tripos”, dated 11th July 1688, was brought to light in a book published by Rev. John Barrett, (Vice-Provost, from 1806 to 1821, Trinity College, Dublin) in 1808. This MS. (Manuscript) clearly shows that Speculative Freemasonry was at labour in the 1680’s some 37 years before the first recorded meeting… Continue Reading The Trinity Tripos Manuscript 11th July 1688

William Watson Manuscript

The William Watson Manuscript (1535)

The William Watson Manuscript – which consists of six parchment sheets sewn together, to form a roll some 12 feet long – written (around 1535). Its first transcription was made in 1687 by a certain Edward Thompson, of whom we know nothing. The manuscript was discovered in an old iron chest at Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England; and… Continue Reading William Watson Manuscript