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Requests for Correspondence

3rd Quarter, 2001

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  1. Date: Wed, 27 Jun 2001 20:46:56 -0400 (EDT)
    Name:: Edward A. Dyer
    E-mail:: dyer@prodigy.net.mx
    Location:: Mexico City, Mexico
    Lodge:: Castelar 2
    Lodge Loc'n:: Mexico City "ran Logia Valle de Mexico"
    Message:: A fraternal salute to all brothers, from Eward A. Dyer, past W.'M.'.
    RQFC-topic: History of Ancient Iniciation Fraternities

  2. Date: Mon, 2 Jul 2001 22:23:35 -0400 (EDT)
    Name:: David W. Swaney
    E-mail:: dswaney@wf.net
    Location:: Wichita Falls, Texas USA
    Lodge:: Joseph A. Kemp #1287 AF & AM
    Lodge Loc'n:: Wichita Falls, Texas
    Office:: Worshipful Master
    Message:: I Found your site to be very informative. Good research, alot of good articles, & in addition, some things that I can use as Lodge programs. Keep up the good work!!!
    RQFC-topic: King Soloman"s Temple

  3. Date: Wed, 27 Jun 2001 20:46:56 -0400 (EDT)
    Name:: Edward A. Dyer
    E-mail:: dyer@prodigy.net.mx
    Location:: Mexico City, Mexico
    Lodge:: Castelar 2
    Lodge Loc'n:: Mexico City "ran Logia Valle de Mexico"
    Message:: A fraternal salute to all brothers, from Eward A. Dyer, past W.'M.'.
    RQFC-topic: History of Ancient Iniciation Fraternities

  4. Date: Wed, 4 Jul 2001 11:33:20 -0400 (EDT)
    Name:: Richard Hayden
    E-mail:: drpilch@hotmail.com
    Location:: Amsterdam (The Netherlands)
    Message:: Furthering my studies into Freemasonry, I am particularly interested in the ancient history of the society, and the teachings that have suppossedly been passed down through the ages. I'm also very interested in Classical Civilisations like Ancient Egypt and am fascinated to learn that there appears to be so form of correlation between the masonic teachings, and the practices of these ancient and justified peoples. I think I'm going to take the plunge, and ask one of my masonic friends if I may join. But I don't know the best way to approach the situation. With a society such as this, in which 'outsiders' are not privvy to the activities behind the lodges' closed doors, a certain paranoia is created. And now whenever I speak with my masonic friends (who know I have an interest in the subject) I always feel like they're testing me covertly to see if I'm worthy :) - or maybe they're just waiting for me to come out with it and just ask to be one! Can you give ! me any tips on the best approach to take, things I should be aware of, things I should not mention? I'd appreciate the help.

    [Web-master's note:If you're such a hot researcher, why don't you try to "discover" the SECRET link on my web-site -- the one that's so boldly labelled "How to Join"? :-) Then let me know if you still can't figure out how to approach your friends.]
    RQFC-topic: 33 degree masonry
    RQFC Details: By your question: Are you a Masonic researcher? I am not a mason, but I am researching masonry to some degree at an autodidactive level. I'm interested in the 33degrees. And also links from Masonry to other societies and ancient histories/teachings/civilisations.

    [By that I mean, are you trying to prepare a research paper, or are you just hoping to find pen-pals? Web-site visitors should use the Request for Correspondence feature for the former, but the guestbook itself is adequate for the latter. Clear?]

    [This gent asks several good questions, but my reply bounced due to an incorrect e-mail address:

    ... while talking to mc4.law5.hotmail.com.:
    >>> RCPT To:<drpilch@hotmail.com>
    <<< 550 Requested action not taken: mailbox unavailable
    550 <drpilch@hotmail.com>... User unknown
    Please be careful when giving your email address!]

  5. Date: Sun, 8 Jul 2001 13:39:43 -0400 (EDT)
    Name:: Marcus Bradley
    E-mail:: MarcusBradley4@aol.com
    Location:: Albany,Ga. 31705
    Lodge:: Alpha Lodge#4
    Lodge Loc'n:: 1717 Malone Ave
    Office:: Worshipful Master
    Message:: Take care brothers
    RQFC-topic: book stores
    RQFC Details: I am tring to order the Scottish Rites 2 vol. If you have any information on where I can find it please inform me. Thank you

  6. Date: Wed, 11 Jul 2001 21:43:31 -0400 (EDT)
    Name:: Maureen Thalmann
    E-mail:: maureent@provide.net
    Location:: Oakland, MI, USA

    RQFC-topic: Stoney Creek, MI
    RQFC Details: I am researching an early mason, Nathanial Millard, who held meetings during the decade of anti-mason sentiment in the 1820's. He lived in Stoney Creek, MI, now Rochester Hills. Thank you.

  7. Date: Sat, 14 Jul 2001 09:19:21 -0400 (EDT)
    Name:: Clarence G. Thornhill
    E-mail:: cthorn@qwest.net
    Location:: Ogden Utah USA
    Lodge:: Unity # 18
    Lodge Loc'n:: Ogden Utah
    Office:: PM

    RQFC-topic: ALL
    RQFC Details: Librarian for Ogden Temole Library and for The Ogden Masonic Library Club which requires the research and presentation of the educational programs.

  8. Date: Sun, 15 Jul 2001 12:01:30 -0400 (EDT)
    Name:: Martin Cihlar
    E-mail:: cihlar@ti.cz
    Location:: Prague, Czech Republic
    Lodge Loc'n:: Pronaoi J.A. Komensky - Prague
    Office:: neophyt
    Message:: I am not Mason,but member of Ordo Rosae Crucis /A.M.O.R.C. - Grand Lodge Czech Rep./ and Ordo Univeralia. I am very interested in your doctrine amd movement of Masonic Research Very truly yours
    RQFC-topic: I am interested in covering not only Esoteric matters,but their associations with Politics,the Arts,Sciences and other areas of life -humanity,tolerance.
    RQFC Details: I am not a Masonic but member of Ordo Rosae Crucis - Grand Lodge Czech Rep. and Ordo Universalia.Too many people assume our ancestors are antiques that belong in museums!They were living people like we are and we owe them a debt gratitude.

  9. Date: Tue, 17 Jul 2001 16:44:31 -0400 (EDT)
    Name:: Ron Sala
    E-mail:: ronsala@uuma.org
    Location:: Tuckahoe, NY
    Lodge:: Marble-Stewart-Winyah #702
    Lodge Loc'n:: Tuckahoe, NY
    Message:: Thanks for being a great resource!
    RQFC-topic: Links between Masonry, Hermeticism, and Unitarian
    RQFC Details: More information at http://members.aol.com/_ht_a/erhardt23/our.htm

  10. Date: Mon, 23 Jul 2001 06:27:50 -0400 (EDT)
    Name:: Mike Martin
    E-mail:: michaelc@martin118.fsnet.co.uk
    Location:: Kent, England, GB
    Lodge:: Mersey Lodge 5434
    Lodge Loc'n:: GB
    Office:: Senior Warden

    RQFC-topic: Axis Persecution of Freemasonry prior to and including WWII

  11. Date: Mon, 23 Jul 2001 06:53:18 -0400 (EDT)
    Name:: Fiona Ap Tomos
    E-mail:: feemcghee@hotmail.com
    Location:: Scotland

    RQFC-topic: William Harvey publications 1918/1920
    RQFC Details: I am looking for people who own or have contacts of anyone who has any of these publications in this time and would appreciate and be thankful of any assistance - it is for my father who is a past master

  12. Date: Tue, 24 Jul 2001 12:54:17 -0400 (EDT)
    Name:: John Rutherford
    E-mail:: johnfromhurst@webtv.net
    Location:: Marion, Illinois
    Lodge:: Hurst Lodge 1004
    Lodge Loc'n:: Hurst, Illinois
    Office:: Junior Deacon

    RQFC-topic: Anti-Masonry

  13. Date: Tue, 24 Jul 2001 21:35:52 -0400 (EDT)
    Name:: Frank Gordon
    E-mail:: fgordon@ns.sympatico.ca
    Location:: Truro NS Canada B2N5C5
    Lodge:: Fellowship No.112
    Lodge Loc'n:: Truro NS Canada
    Office:: P M
    Message:: This site is stupendous! What's not to like? On a scale of 1 to 10- Your ask a question, gets a big 10 plus!!!
    RQFC-topic: York Right
    RQFC Details: I am interested in gathering/purchasing all material available. After that I will study the Knights Templars

  14. Date: Wed, 25 Jul 2001 02:39:24 -0400 (EDT)
    Name:: dory Mattar
    E-mail:: dorry789@yahoo.com
    Location:: Beirut Ashrafieh lebanon
    Message:: Thank you brothers for this site, you put me into track
    RQFC-topic: Verry intrested website to target researcher
    RQFC Details: Dear sir brothers, my knowledge start with mason from friend have literature masnic book for lebaneese masom writer, I read the masonic opinion in this book, I found it verry intrested to me and to my character, I begin my computer search to know better masonic,after penetrate deeply into, I found myself mason guy, so i gegin searching haw to join masonic till i foud this site, am verry intrested to be member in masonic, specially in two lebaneese lodges {Discrit lodge of lebanon} and {Princes of lebanon scottish rite club} my difficulty i dont know any mason in my area,

  15. Date: Wed, 25 Jul 2001 03:46:19 -0400 (EDT)
    Name:: Tammie Lee
    E-mail:: tammielee33@hotmail.com
    Location:: London, England

    RQFC Details: I am trying to find information about my grandfather, Job Lee, who was a Mason. I have a certficate which bears his name saying that he was admitted on the 5th January 1960 into the Middlesex Imperial Yeomanry Chapter 3013. I also have another certificate from the United Grand Lodge to say he was inducted into Freemasonry on 4th October 1937 at Excalibur Lodge, London 4969. Can anyone please suggest where I can get extra details about his life as a Mason?

  16. Date: Mon, 6 Aug 2001 23:55:49 -0400 (EDT)
    Name:: Craig Waterfield
    E-mail:: cbwaterfield@optusnet.com.au
    Location:: Sydney, NSW, Australia
    Lodge:: The Lodge of Australia No.3 UGL of NSW
    Lodge Loc'n:: Sydney, NSW, Australia
    Office:: WM (again) Past District Grand Inspector of Workings
    Message:: Excellent site, a bit chaotic but time prohibits a deeper investigation. I'll be back.
    RQFC-topic: Third Degree Apron's symbolism
    RQFC Details: Currently preparing a short address. Much information available about aprons, generally but little on the MM's apron (English pattern)e.g. the seven silver tassels on each ribbon, the ribbons themselves etc.

  17. Date: Tue, 7 Aug 2001 12:18:24 -0400 (EDT)
    Name:: Jonel Mandres
    E-mail:: jonel@mandres.com
    Location:: Lakewood, OH USA
    Message:: Thank you for your informative site, I have had an interest in the masonic organization for a very long time. I have been wondering for many years if the teachings are parallel with my own religious beliefs, I've been studying religious history and theology independently for the last 13 years and have known a few Masons but I've never asked to be one, yet.
    RQFC-topic: Ancient history
    RQFC Details: I've realized many allegories and myths in the bible in my own research and I'm trying to clarify what is historical biblicly.

  18. Date: Mon, 13 Aug 2001 09:54:40 -0400 (EDT)
    Name:: ALAN ROSS
    Location:: ABERDEEN
    Lodge:: ST MACHAR 319
    Lodge Loc'n:: ABERDEEN
    Office:: PAST MASTER

    RQFC-topic: CORK LODGE

  19. Date: Mon, 13 Aug 2001 17:01:49 -0400 (EDT)
    Name:: Jean Platt
    E-mail:: jeanpaoca@aol.com
    Location:: Orange CA USA
    Message:: Thanks you for posting all the data on Freemasons. As a descendant and relative of many Masons, am finding answers to many questions I have regarding Freemasonry.
    RQFC-topic: genealogical
    RQFC Details: Recently discovered some info on the Antimasonic movement, and have been pursuing info on this topic.

  20. Date: Tue, 21 Aug 2001 23:22:04 -0400 (EDT)
    Name:: Rev. Hank Peirce
    E-mail:: revhank1@mediaone.net
    Location:: Medford, MA USA
    Lodge:: Amicable
    Lodge Loc'n:: Cambridge, MA
    Office:: Past Master

    RQFC-topic: the Craft and Unitarianism and Universalism

  21. Date: Wed, 29 Aug 2001 00:05:55 -0400 (EDT)
    Name:: Billy L. Herring
    E-mail:: millie_977@webtv.net
    Location:: Pine Bluff Ar.71602
    Lodge:: Pine Bluff # 69
    Lodge Loc'n:: Dollarway Rd.
    Message:: Enjoyed the web site. I have been a mason since 1962.
    RQFC-topic: early Ms.masons and lodges
    RQFC Details: Interested in locating an early anscestor.

  22. Date: Sat, 1 Sep 2001 13:12:15 -0400 (EDT)
    Name:: Patrick C. Kansoer Sr.
    E-mail:: pat@freemasonuniversity.org
    Location:: Morton Grove, IL USA
    Lodge:: Loyal #1007 AF&AM
    Lodge Loc'n:: Skokie, IL USA
    Message:: Thank you for a comprehensive website about our gentle Craft. A visit to http://freemasonuniversity.org might be of interest to the Brethren and others seeking light.
    RQFC-topic: Masonic ritual; sacred geometry; Masonic history; Esoteric studies
    RQFC Details: I am in process of researching the above subjects and others relating to our Gentle Craft for the purpose of providing instruction to the Brotherhood through Freemason University.

  23. Date: Thu, 6 Sep 2001 01:25:41 -0400 (EDT)
    Name:: Jeff Allan PM
    E-mail:: allanj@ihug.co.nz
    Location:: Auckland, New Zealand
    Lodge:: Tironui No. 400
    Lodge Loc'n:: Papakura
    Office:: ADC

    RQFC-topic: POW's/Masonry
    RQFC Details: Referneces on masonic activities in POW camps especially 1939-45

  24. Date: Sun, 9 Sep 2001 12:34:48 -0400 (EDT)
    E-mail:: vagadiaharish@hotmail.com
    Location:: coimbatore, india
    Lodge:: lodge prudence no.3 grand lodge of south india
    Lodge Loc'n:: coimbatore, india
    Office:: senior warden
    Message:: looking for someone who would be interested in the history, and development of rituals in freemasonary
    RQFC-topic: history of freemasonary, & its rituals

  25. Date: Tue, 11 Sep 2001 21:21:13 -0400 (EDT)
    Name:: Brad Scholl
    E-mail:: bradscholl@yahoo.com
    Location:: Brooklyn Center. MN USA
    Lodge:: Wayzata Lodge #205 A.F.&A.M.
    Lodge Loc'n:: Wayzata, Minnesota
    Office:: P. M., 1996

    RQFC-topic: Esoteric orders

  26. Date: Wed, 12 Sep 2001 19:09:50 -0400 (EDT)
    Name:: Don Segler
    E-mail:: dcsegler@swbell.net
    Location:: Mustang, Ok
    Lodge:: Mustang Lodge #407
    Lodge Loc'n:: Mustang, Ok.
    Office:: n/a
    Message:: I have been asked the difference between A.F. & A. M and A.F.M. lodges. I cannot answer the Question.

  27. Date: Sat, 22 Sep 2001 11:00:21 -0400 (EDT)
    E-mail:: wacks@aimonline.org
    Location:: Pasig City, Philippines
    Lodge:: Sts. John-Corregidor No.3
    Lodge Loc'n:: Manila, Philippines
    Message:: Im a newly raised MM. Im very glad to be recieving masonic education. and an oppurtunity to improve myself.
    RQFC-topic: famous masons

  28. Date: Sat, 22 Sep 2001 22:17:06 -0400 (EDT)
    Name:: Tony R.Madrigal
    E-mail:: tonyram@avci.net
    Location:: Pigeon, Michigan
    Lodge:: Hubbard-Winsor #420
    Lodge Loc'n:: Pigeon Michigan
    Office:: Junior Warden
    Message:: Hello from JW Hubbard-Winsor # 420 in Pigeon,Michigan,we meet third Monday 7;30 pm, dark Feb. Mar. If your in the area please visit we'll make ya feel at home.
    RQFC-topic: Old and New masonic books
    RQFC Details: New and old books Hard to find in our rural area trying to find a catalog with history and modern books to get more light.

  29. Date: Mon, 24 Sep 2001 12:20:42 -0400 (EDT)
    Name:: William Wardle
    E-mail:: psionicwill@yahoo.com
    Location:: Cape Town South Africa

    RQFC Details: Hi, I am looking for any information anyone might hold on my maternal grand father William Wood who was born in Bamf Scotland. I am aware of the fact that he emigrated to South Africa in 1948 and ended up living in Welkom working on the Goldmines as a carpenter. I also know he was apparently a Grand Master and a founder member of a lodge in the Welkon area at this time. Looking forward to a reply from anyone who might have some information. Kind Regards William Wardle

  30. Date: Tue, 25 Sep 2001 15:06:56 -0400 (EDT)
    Name:: Stewart Walmsley
    E-mail:: stepy.walmsley@tesco.net
    Location:: Gosport, Hants,U.K.
    Lodge:: Rowner
    Lodge Loc'n:: Gosport, Hants, U.K.

    RQFC-topic: Origins of Freemasonry and ritual

  31. Date: Thu, 27 Sep 2001 22:11:52 -0400 (EDT)
    Name:: Carlos E. Oliveras
    E-mail:: erregar@montevideo.com.uy
    Location:: Montevideo, Uruguay
    Lodge:: Victoria
    Lodge Loc'n:: Montevideo. Uruguay

    RQFC-topic: Simbolismo and freemasons phylosophy
    RQFC Details: I am interested in the simbolism. In prsente time I am searching information about Shibboleth

  32. Date: Thu, 27 Sep 2001 22:11:52 -0400 (EDT)
    Name:: Carlos E. Oliveras
    E-mail:: erregar@montevideo.com.uy
    Location:: Montevideo, Uruguay
    Lodge:: Victoria
    Lodge Loc'n:: Montevideo. Uruguay

    RQFC-topic: Simbolismo and freemasons phylosophy
    RQFC Details: I am interested in the simbolism. In prsente time I am searching information about Shibboleth