Ancient Free Gardeners???
If you have any information about the British Order of
Ancient Free Gardeners -- Friendly Society, please write to
Alan Fraser at <firstname.lastname@example.org>
I received this from Mike Kaulback at the Library of the Grand
Lodge of Massachusetts.
Date: Thu, 02 Nov 2000 10:19:05 -0600
From: Mike Kaulback <email@example.com>
Subject: Free Gardeners
November 2, 2000
The Free Gardeners are not a Masonic organization nor did they have
any contact with Freemasonry. They actually were started in 1676 in
England and spread to Scotland and then to the US. There were some 6 or
7 Lodges here in New York and New Jersy through the early 1900's.
A great source of information on them is the book "An Introduction to
the History and Origins of the Order of Free Gardeners" written by a
friend of mine, Robert Cooper, who is the Librarian, Curator, and
Webmaster of the Grand Lodge of Scotland. This book is available
through the Grand Lodge of Scotland or AQC who published it early this year.
The price is 9.99 Scottish Pounds and that includes postage.
Samuel Crocker Lawrence Library
Grand Lodge of Massachusetts
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