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- Date: Sun, 30 Mar 97 23:41:47 EST
Name:: Monte Hackwith
Location:: Bellevue, Nebraska, USA
Lodge:: Plattsmouth Blue Lodge #6
Lodge Loc'n:: Plattsmouth, NE
RQFC-topic: Just Basics and Help
Message:: I've made a fool of myself on another forum because I know so little. I am 35, have been a Mason since March of 1995 and came in the "short version" way.
- Date: Mon, 31 Mar 97 09:04:27 EST
Name:: patriarchea christina
Location:: athens greece
Message:: I think that your theories are exciting and I wish I was a man to become a mason.
- Date: Mon, 31 Mar 97 11:11:25 EST
Name:: Arif Gurdenli
Location:: Istanbul, Turkey
Lodge Loc'n:: Istanbul
RQFC-topic: boaz pillar
Message:: I will appreciate any help in expanding my
research on the pillar : boaz.
- Date: Tue, 1 Apr 97 11:40:06 EST
Name:: Tiechera House
Location:: Bloomington, IL, USA
Message:: I am looking for infomation on the recent
censorship from AOL on all infomation pertaining
to Rainbow for Girls. I would be interested in
finding out if Masons have experienced any such
problems, and if anyone knows where the
guidelines for such censorship are located.
- Date: Tue, 1 Apr 97 17:52:26 EST
Name:: Donald Keith Leonard Jr.
Location:: Canyon, Tx
Lodge:: Wolforth-Frenship 1447
Lodge Loc'n:: Wolforth, Tx
RQFC-topic: Free Masonry in the middle ages
- Date: Wed, 2 Apr 97 08:36:02 EST
Name:: David L. Burnisky
Location:: Southfield, MI
RQFC-topic: Genealogical Information
Message:: My 3rd great grandfather, David B. Sweet is said to be one of the original Charter Members of the Sincerity Lodge of Phelps, Ontario County, New York. His brother, Cyrus Sweet is said to have been one of the charter memeber of the Sapphire Lodge No. 768 formed in the fall of 1875 in Camillus, Onondaga County, New York. I have not been able to locate much inforamtion on either of these men. I know David died on 21 April 1890. His funeral was attended in a body by the Masonic fraternity, and that he is interred in the Phelps Cemetery. I have little data on Cyrus and am looking for his actual birth date, death date, where buried, his wife's and children's names and vital information.
- Date: Thu, 3 Apr 97 17:11:10 EST
Name:: john booth.
Location:: kinross, tayside, scotland, uk.
Lodge:: st. serf. No 327
Lodge Loc'n:: kinross, scotland, uk.
Office:: senior deacon.
RQFC-topic: lodge visitations.
Message:: i will be in orlando & madiera beach areas
from 5th july to 19th july 97.
along with depute master from lodge ruchill 1436
would like to see an american lodge at work.
- Date: Fri, 4 Apr 97 23:19:00 EST
Location:: 59370 Mons en baroeul (FRANCE)
Lodge Loc'n:: lille
Office:: 2nd warden
RQFC-topic: i am seeking an editor in masonry
Message:: I am a frenc specialist on symbolisme and masonic education.
My books are successfulled in France.
I want to find an american editor especialized in Masonry to publish my books.
Big succes to wait.
- Date: Wed, 9 Apr 97 09:12:25 EDT
Name:: Ken Blackhurst
Location:: London, England
Lodge:: Concordia Lodge no.5131
Lodge Loc'n:: London, England
RQFC-topic: Scottish Presbyterian migrants to East Lancashire, England
Message:: This is my first masonic research project which has grown
from a family history study (the Cockers and Adcrofts of Blackburn and
Darwen, Lancashire, England). The first Presbyterian chapel was built in
1566 for Scottish Presbyterian stonemasons working on Longleat
House. The Cockers came from Scotland, family tradition says that there
were two sons of a widow who came from Scotland and one settled in
Darwen (actually I think Rivington, Lancashire) and the other in Oldham
near Manchester. The chapels of Bolton-le-Moors are sometimes referred
to as Scottish Churches. St Johns Lodge of Bolton was still toasting the
Scottish Grand Master as late as 1848, well after the formation of the
Grand Lodge of England. Many of the early congregational / Presbyterian
ministers of the area were Scottish and many were freemasons. Any
pointers for source material would be gratefully received. Yours
fraternally, Ken Blackhurst.
- Date: Wed, 9 Apr 97 13:21:03 EDT
Name:: Valeria B. Leiter
Location:: Cuernavaca, Morelos, Mexico
Lodge:: (RNM) Quetzalcoatl 1
Lodge Loc'n:: Cuernavaca, Morelos
RQFC-topic: meaning of number 3
Message:: Dear brothers, I have a research assignment from
my lodge to know the meaning of number 3. If any
of you could help me I would really apreciate it
- Date: Wed, 9 Apr 97 15:30:10 EDT
Name:: CHAR HILL
Location:: PITTSBURGH, PA. ALLEGHENY CTY
Lodge:: ROYAL CROWN No. 57
Lodge Loc'n:: Pittsburgh, Pa.
RQFC-topic: Prince Hall
Message:: Looking forward to corresponding with you. So mot it be
- Date: Fri, 11 Apr 97 19:43:53 EDT
Name:: Randy W Billingsley
Location:: Suisun, Ca, USA
Lodge:: Suisun Lodge #55, F&AM
Lodge Loc'n:: Fairfield, Ca.
Message:: I am in the U.S. Army and looking for
informaiton on Military Lodges.
- Date: Sat, 12 Apr 97 13:38:48 EDT
Name:: Christopher Byrne
Location:: Boardman, Ohio (u.s.a)
RQFC-topic: Masonic activities and influences in England during the 18th Century.
Message:: Dear Sirs,
I have always been fascinated by the craft of Freemasonry, and I tend to use open ended assignments at school in order to garnish more knowledge about the topic. I was delighted to discover this cluster of pages; thank you for providing them. The research project I am currently involved in is for a class on Samuel Johnson and his circle, and I am most interested in the influence the mason's had on the emergent thought patterns of the time, as well as socio-political influences. I was hoping that you could direct me to a good reference sourse on this topic. I'd also like to thank you for the 'how to join' information you have provided here. I had alsays thought that you had to wait to be asked by a member, and know I find that that is not even traditionally encouraged and that I should be the one to do the enquiring. This is both heartening and encouraging news. Thanks.
- Date: Sat, 12 Apr 97 16:02:53 EDT
Name:: Edward D. Willis
Location:: Tucson, AZ
Lodge:: Oasis #52
Lodge Loc'n:: Tucson, AZ
RQFC-topic: Trying to find origins of the term "Blue Lodge"
- Date: Sun, 13 Apr 97 14:15:12 EDT
Name:: Gene Ramon Gomez
Location:: Chico, California, USA
RQFC-topic: Freemasonry and roots in mysticism
Message:: I am a member of the Rosicrucian Order, AMORC,
and have noticed the amount of similiarities to
my Order's traditions that antique Freemasonry
has. I am interested in locating the roots of
these traditions, and would like correspondance
with anyone who could help.
- Date: Tue, 22 Apr 97 04:31:39 EDT
Name:: Adam Kadmon
RQFC-topic: Lodges before II world war and their desapearing because they members was Jews and desapearing lodges because comunism
Message:: I want to make contact with everybody who know something about logia "Sirius" di Fiume
[web-editor's note: An obvious pseudonym. This
may be a hoaxer. Just because this is being allowed into the
"Request for Correspondence" page doesn't mean that it's been checked
- Date: Wed, 23 Apr 97 18:32:09 EDT
Name:: Francis E. Larrimore, Deputy Grand Master, Grand Lodge of Maryland
Location:: Glen Burnie, Maryland, USA
Lodge:: Sincerity No. 181
Lodge Loc'n:: Cockeysville, Maryland, USA
Office:: Past Master
RQFC-topic: Masonic Homes
Message:: We are a CCRC.
Our current admissions are for life care only.
We do not admit directly into health care.
We are considering other alternatives which include
pay-as-you-go directly into health care, assisted living,
respite care, rehabilitation, day care, etc.
We do not use Medi-care or Medicaid.
Any information and/or suggestions on these
alternative plans would be appreciated.
- Date: Tue, 29 Apr 97 12:56:06 EDT
Lodge Loc'n:: Quebec city,Qc
RQFC-topic: San Salvador (EL Salvador, Grand-Lodge)
Message:: Fraternal greetings ,
I am looking to get in contact with a brother from a San Salvador lodge, from the Gran Logia " Cuscatlan".
[web-editor's note:: The Grand Lodge "Cuscatlan" may be reached at
Av. Bernal y C. San Antonio Abad 291
P.O. Box 3009
Cod. Postal Z-9 CP 01165
San Salvador, El Salvador]
- Date: Thu, 1 May 97 02:46:19 EDT
Name:: Michael E. Redden Sr.
Location:: Nederland, TX.
Lodge:: Nederland Lodge
Lodge Loc'n:: Nederland, TX.
RQFC-topic: Grandfathers Membership--NY. or NJ.
- Date: Mon, 5 May 97 16:13:25 EDT
Name:: Ron Lambert
Location:: Sebastian, FL, USA
Lodge:: Ocean Lodge #89
Lodge Loc'n:: Wall, NJ
RQFC-topic: Revolutionary War Masons
Message:: Preparing research paper on Boston Tea Party, and effects the "brotherhood" had on Revolutionary War, Rumor, or Fact, that the Boston Tea Party started at a Masonic Lodge Meeting, and that 50 brothers went to the three ships in Boston Harbor to dump the chests of tea.
If possible, please provide names, lodges of men involved.
Brother Ron Lambert
- Date: Sun, 11 May 97 23:11:13 EDT
Name:: Ed O'Neill
Location:: New York NY USA
RQFC-topic: CHIEF PETTY OFFICER ASSOC & FREEMASONS
Message:: Looking for information on how the two organizations interface. I understand the intitation rites are alike and wonder if anyone can enlighten me as to the mutual acceptability of the rites.
- Date: Wed, 14 May 97 19:38:35 EDT
Name:: Lyman Connor
Location:: Norristown,Pa USA
Message:: I am a black self taught Electrical Enginner in the
Phladelphia area. Very interested in joning the masons . Can someone
Contact the Grand Lodge of Masons for PA at:
Grand Lodge of Pennsylvania F&AM
One North Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107-2598
phone: (215) 988-1900
- Date: Thu, 15 May 97 03:18:37 EDT
Name:: Henrik Karll
Location:: Odense, Denmark.
RQFC-topic: When did it all start??
Message:: To all you masons, non-masons
and intersted persons; My question is this:
In which year did the first report of
freemasonry appear?? In what country did
(And please, no silly things about templars and
pre-historic arabians; I only want to know
when it became official,-not when it started)
- Date: Fri, 16 May 97 15:17:54 EDT
Name:: Victor Govan
Location:: London ON CA
Lodge:: Corinthian #330
Lodge Loc'n:: London ON CA
RQFC-topic: Lodge Room Rents
Message:: Our Temple Board would like to compare rental rates
We presently charge $11.50 per member per year.
This is paid Quarterly. With memberships going
down we need to increase rents. What does your
Temple charge? per member, per meeting or other??
I will answer any and all.
- Date: Sat, 17 May 97 15:17:45 EDT
Name:: Kevin M. Maillet
Location:: Midlothian, Tx
Lodge:: Midlothian Lodge #584
Lodge Loc'n:: Midlothian, Tx
RQFC-topic: The Old Charges. Masonry before 1717.
Message:: I am interested in corresponding with other Masonic researchers. I am conducting personal research into the Old Charges and their use by Anderson and the first Grand Lodge. I am also interested in the Masonry of England and Scotland as it was practiced before 1717. Anyone who can help point the way to good source material would be greatly appreciated.
- Date: Sun, 18 May 97 22:26:33 EDT
Name:: Donald Burbank
Location:: Miami Florida U.S.A.
Lodge:: Royal Palm
Lodge Loc'n:: Homestead Florida
RQFC-topic: blue lodge in W.V.
Message:: Could anyone tell me if there is a blue lodge in or near Lewisburg W.V. Thank You Don Burbank email@example.com
- Date: Tue, 20 May 97 03:34:21 EDT
Name:: Koray Ozalp
Location:: Ankara, TURKEY
Lodge:: UYUM #114
Lodge Loc'n:: ANKARA, TURKEY
Office:: TUNA CAD. 17, YENISEHIR-ANKARA-TURKEY
RQFC-topic: TURKISH MASONIC HISTORY
Message:: I AM RESEARCHING THE HISTORY OF TURKISH MASONRY.
THE BROTHERS WHO HAVE ANY TYPE OF DOCUMENTS,
PLEASE SEND THEM TO MY ADDRESS.
BESTEKAR SOKAK 65/23,
ANKARA - TURKEY
- Date: Wed, 21 May 97 02:47:14 EDT
Name:: Meshelemiah Abrigiel
Location:: Corpus Christi, TX USA
RQFC-topic: The gods of Canaan
Message:: Hello. I am looking for information on the
various gods of the Canaanites, the Moabites,
the Amonites, etc. such as Chemosh, Dagon, Baal,
Rimmon, and so forth. Also I am a collector of
freemasonry literature and would appreciate any
information that might be available on good deals
in such. Thank you.
- Date: Thu, 22 May 97 00:08:42 EDT
Name:: carlos alberto campos monteiro
Location:: rio de janeiro,rj, brazil
Lodge:: Fraternidade 100
Lodge Loc'n:: jacarepagua, rio de janeiro
RQFC-topic: masonary actions against black slaves
Message:: I would like to know about masons behaviour in the oldest years against the practice of keeping african people as slaves.
- Date: Sun, 25 May 97 11:56:05 EDT
Name:: John (Jake) Lemay
Location:: Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
RQFC-topic: Becoming a freemason
Message:: I would be interested in corresponding with free
masons in my area in order to determine if I
would be a good candidate to join a lodge.
- Date: Tue, 27 May 97 12:20:47 EDT
Name:: Joe H. Bolls
Location:: Prescott, AR (nevada)
Lodge:: Albany #495
Lodge Loc'n:: Laneburg, Arkansas
RQFC-topic: how to down load square & compasses for letterhead
Message:: As secretary of Albany lodge I would like to download square & compasses icon for use in my letter head. Please give how-to particulars.
- Date: Mon, 2 Jun 97 16:44:32 EDT
Name:: Dan Bollinger
Location:: West Lafayette, Indiana
RQFC-topic: Green Man Faces
Message:: I am interested in the men, Freemasons I suppose, who
carved the Green Man Faces on cathedrals around Europe. Green Man is a
Grotesque Mask Caricature of a man terminating in foliage, frequently
with vines coming forth from his mouth. I am doing work on promoting
wholesome masculinity and the Green Man as a positive, generative male
archetype is exciting.
- Date: Tue, 3 Jun 97 16:20:00 EDT
Name:: Thomas Lober
Location:: Watsonville, CA USA
Message:: I would like to Know of any Lodges or Masons I could talk to in my area (Monterey Bay or Santa Cruz, California)
[Web-editor's Note::again, same advice as always.
Use the Pointers page at this web-site to contact the Grand Lodge for
your state. Call or write to the office of the Grand Secretary and ask
about lodges in your area. Best of luck.]
- Date: Tue, 3 Jun 97 18:31:01 EDT
Name:: A R Novelletto
Location:: Mogi das Cruzes, SP Brazil
Lodge:: Cruzeiro do |tapeti 1725
Lodge Loc'n:: Mogi das Cruzes SP Brazil
Office:: Rua Franz Steiner. Mogi das Cruzes SP Br
RQFC-topic: Scottish ritte
Message:: Regards from brasilias FM
- Date: Fri, 6 Jun 97 03:50:32 EDT
Name:: Ray DOUGLAS
Location:: Cairns Queensland Australia
Lodge:: Allen Lodge 284H UGLQ
Lodge Loc'n:: Cairns Qld Australia
RQFC-topic: History of Freemasonary in Australia
- Date: Sun, 8 Jun 97 20:27:31 EDT
Name:: Luiz Carlos Sorrentino
Location:: Santo Andre - SP ( Brasil )
Lodge:: Fenix III
Lodge Loc'n:: Sao Paulo - SP ( Brasil )
Office:: First Deacon
RQFC-topic: YORK RITE - RITO DE YORK
Message:: Concerning the York Rite I am interested in information regarding the story and the Emulation Ritual.
- Date: Mon, 9 Jun 97 09:17:16 EDT
Name:: Kevin Tucker
Location:: Columbia, SC USA
RQFC-topic: Masonic Motto?
Message:: I am looking for information related to what appears to be a Masonic chair from the 19th century. It has the carved motto "Friendship, Unity, and Fidelity" below a carved emblem of four hands reaching for a heart. Any info on the use of the quote or the emblem is most welcome.
- Date: Tue, 10 Jun 97 10:27:42 EDT
Name:: JOHN FRANCIS GLENN
Location:: NEW EGYPT NEW JERSEY 08533
Lodge:: PYRAMID #92 F&AM
Lodge Loc'n:: NEW EGYPT N.J.
RQFC-topic: GRAND FATHER GEORGE FRANCIS MC CLURE GLENN
Message:: 67 JACOBSTOWN RD B2 NEW EGYPT N.J. USA INFORMATION ON MY GRANDFATHER A MEMBER OF REMELTON LODGE # 407 IN DONEGAL IRELAND 1918. THANKS
- Date: Sat, 14 Jun 97 13:48:27 EDT
Name:: Bro H.G. de Bruyne
Location:: Beuningen , The netherlands
Lodge:: De Bron
Lodge Loc'n:: Nijmegen
RQFC-topic: experiences of the first degree
Message:: I am a freemason for just 6 months , I like to share experiences with another new brother.
- Date: Sun, 15 Jun 97 02:24:52 EDT
Name:: Ronald M. Venable, Sr.
Location:: Belcamp, Maryland 21017
Lodge:: Jessie J. Shanks 137
Lodge Loc'n:: Havre de Grace, Maryaland 21078
Office:: Asst. Regional Grand Lecturer
RQFC-topic: St. John the Baptist/St. John the Evangelist
Message:: I have been asked to give the purpose during our Saint Johns Day Celebration. I will aprreciate any assistance that you can provide.
Thanking you in advance.
P.M. Ronald M. Venable
- Date: Sun, 15 Jun 97 18:51:16 EDT
Name:: Bristol M.Roberts
Location:: Memphis, Tennessee,USA
Lodge:: Summer Avenue Lodge #729
Lodge Loc'n:: Memphis,Tenn.
Office:: P.M.: serving again as Senior Deacon
RQFC-topic: masons in politics on capitol hill
Message:: are there any masons on capitol hill who are currently active in their lodges; scottish rite bodies ; shrine ;etc...?