Royal Colonial Institute Freemasonry Collection
Scope and Contents
A collection of books, pamphlets and ephemera relating to Freemasonry.
- 1917 - 1956
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Biographical / Historical
In 1912 a masonic lodge was formed at the Royal Colonial Institute ‘for the purpose of enhancing the ties of Empire and Craft and as an additional bond between the Resident and Non-Resident Fellows and Members’. It was consecrated in the Grand Temple at Freemason’s Hall on 10 January 1912, when Lord Ampthill, the pro-grand master of English masonry, was the principal officiant. The lodge was called the Royal Colonial Institute Lodge. Its first master was the grand master, the Duke of Connaught, Governor-General of Canada and a former president of the RCI (1910-12). The numbers of freemasons at the society increased steadily, and by 1924 a United Empire Lodge, a Mark Lodge, a Royal Arch and Rose Croix Chapters had also been established.
1 archive box(es) (1 box) : paper
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This collection level description was created by MJC.
- 2016-06-08 11:24:33+00:00
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