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4th Quarter, 1999

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  1. Date: Tue, 28 Sep 1999 20:44:34 -0400
    Name:: jonathan w. white
    E-mail:: jwhite@co.wake.nc.us
    Location:: raleigh, nc, us
    Lodge:: titus lodge #176
    Lodge Loc'n:: raleigh, nc, us
    Office:: worshipful master
    RQFC-topic: different masonic jurisdictions
    Message:: dear brethren: i am very interested in the different masonic jurisdictions that exist in the states, countries, and the world. i am aware of many, many jurisdictions. i am interested in preparing a paper on the differences and the similarities between these jurisdictions. i am appreciative of any assistance. i am aware of ancient free and accepted masons, free and accepted masons, free and accepted masons (PH.A), united national masons, international masons, modern free masons, federated masons, universal masons, and others. thanks, and fraternal regards, bro. j. w. white

  2. Date: Wed, 29 Sep 1999 00:54:00 -0400
    Name:: Pascal Pontinha
    E-mail:: pascal_pontinha@yahoo.com
    Location:: Verdun, Quebec, Canada
    Lodge:: Thisle
    Lodge Loc'n:: Verdun
    RQFC-topic: Rosecrucian and Knight Templar
    Message:: I am a proud and honored member of this great fraternity. I will pass my third degree in the second week of November. I am very excited aboout it. I will like to know more about the rosecrucian and the knight templar because I am thinking of goiing in the royal arch.

  3. Date: Sat, 2 Oct 1999 07:50:46 -0400
    Name:: Mukul Sharma
    E-mail:: mukul@poboxes.com
    Location:: Delhi INDIA
    Lodge:: Lodge Jumna No.18 (Grand Lodge of India)
    Lodge Loc'n:: Delhi
    Office:: Freemason's Hall, Kudsia Bagh, Delhi, India
    RQFC-topic: Masonic News Letter
    Message:: I am publishing a monthly news letter about Freemasonary. I need articles to be published in news letter. This news letter is for private distribution to about 400 Freemasons. Mukul Sharma

  4. Date: Sat, 2 Oct 1999 16:20:58 -0400
    Name:: Sharon A. Claspell-Jacquemin
    E-mail:: Sharanne@AOL.com
    Location:: Homestead, Fl USA
    RQFC-topic: Yes, I am desperately trying to find a childhood Friend
    Message:: Looking for Penny Schroeder, was member of Bethel 13 Saginaw Mi, as was I. Father William was member of Lodge 77, also Saginaw Mi. Mother and father moved to California and died there. Obit. was in the Masonic News. Her date of birth would have been 1938, and she graduated from Saginaw High School. The last known she was to become a flight attendent in and around Seattle Washington. Lost track of each other about 1957, upon my marriage and her going to college out of state.I would guarantee that she became a member of Eastern Star, as both of our families were very involved. I would appreciate any help you could give me, or where else I could look for her. Together in God. Sharon A. Claspell/Jacquemin PS She may not know this married name, she would have known Stryker. Thank you again

  5. Date: Tue, 5 Oct 1999 17:17:09 -0400
    Name:: Larry Hartley
    E-mail:: ssbigar@aol.com
    Location:: Panama City, Florids, USA
    RQFC-topic: Help on info concerning my gggrandfather
    Message:: I hope I don't offend anyone with this request. I'm looking for info on the Pittsburgh Lodge 480, to correspond to see if I can recieve info on my gggrandfather, specifically his date of birth. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Once again I hope I haven't offended anyone with this request. Thanks in advance, Larry

  6. Date: Wed, 6 Oct 1999 11:41:09 -0400
    Name:: Barry Bradley
    E-mail:: bradley@imag.net
    Location:: Delta, B.C. Canada
    RQFC-topic: Genealogy research for Frank Bradley
    Message:: I am tracing history of my great-grandfather Frank or Francis Bradley. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge in Coupar Angus in the 1920's. Would appreciate any information about him especially his date and place of birth. Barry Bradley

  7. Date: Fri, 8 Oct 1999 11:00:33 -0400
    Name:: Jacopo Belbo
    E-mail:: frangipani@altavista.net
    Location:: Milano - Italy
    RQFC-topic: Theosophie of Rosa-Croce
    Message:: We are looking for information about the book on the theosophie of Rosa-Croce

  8. Date: Fri, 8 Oct 1999 15:17:46 -0400
    Name:: Iain Mather
    E-mail:: iain@mather73.freeserve.co.uk
    Location:: Tayport Fife Scotland
    Lodge:: St Michael No 246 SC
    Lodge Loc'n:: Tayport Fife Scotland
    Office:: Senior Warden
    RQFC-topic: Masonic visiting
    Message:: I would like some information relating to the right of Freemasons to visit Sister Lodges and the origins of doing so. Yours Fraternally Iain Mather

  9. Date: Fri, 8 Oct 1999 20:26:56 -0400
    Name:: Eric Cheeks
    E-mail:: eric802 @ webtv.net
    Location:: laure, maryland
    RQFC-topic:
    Message:: i am looking for anyone on info one the brethren of POG LODGE# 63 GEISSEN, GERMANY

  10. Date: Sun, 10 Oct 1999 03:15:13 -0400
    Name:: David P Seymour
    E-mail:: davpat@internext.co.za
    Location:: Welkom . Freestate . South Africa.
    Lodge:: Lodge Heather. S.C. No 1457
    Lodge Loc'n:: Odendaalsrus. Freestate. South Africa.
    Office:: Past Master.
    RQFC-topic: Freemasonary in relation to the Trade Guilds.
    Message:: I found a site once, which listed a history of freemasonary ( English ) connected to the trade guilds. Now I cannot find it again.

  11. Date: Mon, 11 Oct 1999 16:20:17 -0400
    Name:: Jewel Bragg
    E-mail:: Bejeweledi@aol.com
    Location:: Mobile, AL
    Lodge:: S. B. Stampley Lodge #222 (my ggg gfather)
    Lodge Loc'n:: Hamburg, Franklin Co., MS (lodge burned)
    Office:: My ggg grandfather was a Royal Arch Mason
    RQFC-topic: MISSISSIPPI LODGES IN NATCHEZ DIST.
    Message:: I am interested in histories and early membership lists for Masonic Lodges in the Old Natchez District of S/W Mississippi. In particular, I am interested in the follownig Counties in MS: Adams, Franklin, Jefferson, Amite, Copiah, Claiborne. Some, but not all of the lodges of interest are: S. B. Stampley #222, Hamburg, MS, Ben Franklin #11, Meadville, MS, Hamburg Lodge #467, Franklin Co., MS. R.A.M. #14, Fayette, MS., Andrew Jackson #2, MS., Rodney #56, MS., Lodge No. 308 Meridian, MS. Email to: Bejeweledi@aol.com

  12. Date: Mon, 11 Oct 1999 20:47:48 -0400
    Name:: Jason
    E-mail:: SinfonianA@aol.com
    Location:: San Angelo, Texas (Tom Green county)
    RQFC-topic: W.A. Mozart & the Masons
    Message:: Hello...I'm a junior music education major at Angelo State U. I need any information about the "possible" involvement of the Freemasons in Mozarts death in 1791. Your thoughts and comments are appreciated. Thank you.

  13. Date: Wed, 13 Oct 1999 03:30:19 -0400
    Name:: Bruce M Reidford PM Lodge St Bryde No 579(Scottish)
    E-mail:: Breidford@compuserve.com
    Location:: Uddingston Glasgow Scotland
    Lodge:: Lodge St Bryde No 579
    Lodge Loc'n:: Uddingston Glasgow Scotland
    Office:: Past Master Treasurer
    RQFC-topic: Illustrations of the Master Mason Degree
    Message:: I should be grateful to receive information on illustrations relating to the Master Mason Degree which I wish to Incorporate into a Visual presentation of this degreee

  14. Date: Wed, 13 Oct 1999 08:11:57 -0400
    Name:: Jon A. Greenacre
    E-mail:: jontrish@ozemail.com.au
    Location:: Sydner Australia
    Lodge:: Ingleburn No. 815
    Lodge Loc'n:: Glenfield Masonic Center, Glenfield NSW
    Office:: Director of Ceremonies
    RQFC-topic: Setup of Lodge room
    Message:: Have just looked at your virtual lodge room and liked it. Would like to find out more on placement of officers and general setup of lodge room as there are many differences in the set up between lodges there and here. I enjoy talking with other lodges in our area about how lodges in differevt parts of the world are set up and where officers set and why. If you can help I would thank you very much. Wor.Bro. Jon Greenacre

  15. Date: Wed, 13 Oct 1999 21:23:12 -0400
    Name:: C Jaros
    E-mail:: Carey_Jaros@Brown.Edu
    Location:: Providence, RI USA
    RQFC-topic: English Co-Masons
    Message:: I am doing research on Mabel Besant, Annie Besant's daughter, and New Rosicrucian Theatre, and a Co-Mason. If anyone has infor- mation on her life, please contact me.

  16. Date: Sun, 17 Oct 1999 11:17:54 -0400
    Name:: henry o kennedy
    E-mail:: henrykennedy@hotmail.com
    Location:: gainesville, fla. 32606
    Lodge:: Quetzalcoatl # 1
    Lodge Loc'n:: Oaxaca, Oax. Mexico.
    Office:: none
    RQFC-topic:
    Message:: I want to contact brothers from Gainesville Florida to exchange ideas

  17. Date: Sun, 17 Oct 1999 19:19:57 -0400
    Name:: Frank DiMartino
    E-mail:: SpankySax@aol.com
    Location:: Tampa, Fl
    RQFC-topic: The similarities between the Masons and Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia

  18. Date: Sun, 17 Oct 1999 19:50:24 -0400
    Name:: Wayne Dothage
    E-mail:: houcares@aol.com
    Location:: Bates City, Mo. USA
    Lodge:: Christian Lodge #392
    Lodge Loc'n:: Oak Grove, Mo. USA
    Office:: Education Officer, Past Master
    RQFC-topic: Masonic Education
    Message:: As Education Officer, I would like information such as: Why does the master always wear a hat, why must a brother NEVER pass between the alter and Master, etc. Internet or hardcopy references would be much appreciated. Fraternally, Wayne.

  19. Date: Tue, 19 Oct 1999 17:59:07 -0400
    Name:: Erika Hart Mayo
    E-mail:: CurlyHart@aol
    Location:: New York, New York
    RQFC-topic: A dissertation on The Illuminatus! Trilogy, by Robert
    Message:: Hello, I appreciate you taking the time to read my letter. I am doing research on a book entitled The Illuminatus Trilogy, by Robert Anton Wilson. The Masons are mentioned in this book, as well as in another by the same author, called Perseus Rising. In these books, the masons are hinted at as being involved in the seeking of a higher conciousness, whether through meditation practices or the use of hallucinogenic substances. I would be interested in finding out more about your organization, and its involvement in this philosophy. Thank you for your time, Sincerely, Erika Mayo

    [Web-master's note: I think you mean Prometheus Rising. Wilson has a web-site at rawilson.com. Bear in mind that he is not a Freemason, and that his writings about Masonry ought to be taken with a grain, at least, of salt. For Wilson in a less extreme mode about Masonry, look at his recent book Everything is Under Control.]

  20. Date: Wed, 20 Oct 1999 20:29:14 -0400
    Name:: JAMES P DAVIS JR
    E-mail:: davis@tcsinternet.net
    Location:: LIGONIER,PA U.S.A.
    Lodge:: LIGONIER LODGE# 331
    Lodge Loc'n:: LIGONIER, PENNSYLVANIA
    Office:: P.M. 1995
    RQFC-topic: FREEMASONS OF THE 155TH REGIMENT AT GETTYSBURG
    Message:: GREETINGS BRETHERN,

  21. Date: Sat, 23 Oct 1999 14:52:57 -0400
    Name:: KENDALL LESLIE CRAIG COEN
    E-mail:: beyondok@bigplanet.com
    Location:: aptos ca
    RQFC-topic: locating family members belonging to the lodge
    Message:: SYDNEY WEST SMMITH(1889-19560 SEATTLE WA JOHN JAMES CRAIG (FEB. 28 1854- DEC 22, 1942)

  22. Date: Sat, 23 Oct 1999 18:27:59 -0400
    Name:: giovanni caminiti
    E-mail:: gcaminiti@eniware.it
    Location:: messina, sicilia, italia
    Lodge:: Sirio
    Lodge Loc'n:: messina, sicili, italia
    Office:: pm ; dc
    RQFC-topic: the first masans was templar knights
    Message:: hallo brthers. I am very happy to see masonic guest books because I am looking for help about my research and because I like to correspond with ather masons of all the world

  23. Date: Sun, 24 Oct 1999 05:22:35 -0400
    Name:: David Slingsby
    E-mail:: slingsby@iafrica.com
    Location:: Cape Town - South Africa
    Lodge:: Southern Cross No 398 SC
    Lodge Loc'n:: Cape Town
    Office:: Secretary
    RQFC-topic: Any Subject
    Message:: Fraternal greetings - congratulations on an excellent web site

  24. Date: Mon, 25 Oct 1999 01:59:31 -0400
    Name:: Roy Fursman
    E-mail:: rfursman@hotmail.com
    Location:: Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
    Lodge:: The AIF Memorial
    Lodge Loc'n:: Brisbane
    Office:: Director of Ceremonies
    RQFC-topic: Freemasonry in New Guinea and South West Pacific during World War 2
    Message:: Information about Masonic fraternals/clubs formed and attended by Australian, English, American , Canadian, Dutch, New Zealand, Fijian and other Brethren of the allied armed forces based in New Guinea area and South West Pacific area during and shortly after World War 2. Areas involved include Port Morseby, Aitape, Lae, Hollandia, Milne Bay, Markham Valley, Finschhafen, Madang, Merauke, Salamau, Borneo, Noemfoor Is, Biak Is, Cape Gloucester, Kiriwina Is, Goodenough Is, Moratai Is, Admiralty and Solomon Islands, Tadji, New Caledonia, Philippines, Thursday Is, Darwin and Townsville.

  25. Date: Mon, 25 Oct 1999 23:56:51 -0400 (EDT)
    Name:: Bobby Joe Oliver
    E-mail:: homerjo80@hotmail.com
    Location:: Branson, Missouri,USA
    RQFC-topic: Henry Oliver of Arkansas
    Message:: Please you are Our only Hope My great Grandfather Moved to Searcy Co. Arkansas form Where who was his Parents? Where did he come from? He was a Mason in Searcy Co. Arkansas high in the Masons as from Family record But no one is alive for me to ask any Questions to or how to get in the Masons like My Grandfather and His dad they were Both Henry Jackson Oliver the Oldest was Known as Henry and the younger was Known as Jack but Both are Gone now My grandfather Jack since 1965 and his Dad since 1931 I know he was born in 1842 some where in Tenn any help that you may have would be very helpful and well recieved Thanks Bobby J. Oliver

  26. Date: Wed, 27 Oct 1999 05:19:07 -0400 (EDT)
    Name:: Zenaida C. Ventura
    E-mail:: zetacv47@yahoo.com
    Location:: Roxas District, Quezon City Philippines
    RQFC-topic: Tracing Ancestry
    Message:: My greatgrandfather's name is Dr. Meyer Herman and he is a Mason. He was one of the batch of American doctors sent to the Philippines during the outbreak of cholera in this country. He died around the year 1900 and was buried at the American Masonic Plot - North Cemetery, Philippines. I'm tracing my ancestry and need your help. I'd like to find out my greatgrandfather's place of birth in the U.S.A., his parent's names and distant relatives if possible. Any other information would be appreciated. Thank you so much in advance. Zenaida C. Ventura

  27. Date: Wed, 27 Oct 1999 12:32:23 -0400 (EDT)
    Name:: Al Barabba
    E-mail:: 7hillsal@altavista.net
    Location:: edinburgh
    RQFC-topic: Knights Templars
    Message:: Can you please send me some informations about masons connected with the knights templars in Scotland?

  28. Date: Wed, 27 Oct 1999 15:53:27 -0400 (EDT)
    Name:: mike sadlier
    E-mail:: mike@sadlier.freeserve.co.uk
    Location:: Cardiff Wales
    Lodge:: Juventus
    Lodge Loc'n:: Cardiff
    Office:: WM
    RQFC-topic: Mozart, the magic flute and its connection with freemasonary
    Message:: Greetings from Wales. Looking forward to communicating on topics of historical interest re freemasonary

  29. Date: Wed, 27 Oct 1999 22:13:15 -0400 (EDT)
    Name:: Timothy Stroud
    E-mail:: timothystroud@hotmail.com
    Location:: St. Louis, MO (USA)
    Lodge:: Mizpah Mount Moriah #40
    Lodge Loc'n:: Florissant, MO
    Office:: Florissant, MO
    RQFC-topic: Masons residing in Ft. Sam Houston or San Antonio, TX
    Message:: Dear Brethren: I'm in the military and I'm being re-stationed at Ft. Sam Houston, TX and am looking for the Lodge(s) located in the area to attend while I'm stationed in Texas for the next few months. I'm in the US Army and I belong to Mizpah Mount Moriah Lodge #40 in Florissant, MO. Please e-mail me with any information and help that you can. Thank you! PFC Stroud, Timothy D.

  30. Date: Sun, 31 Oct 1999 15:15:04 -0500 (EST)
    Name:: Gladys Brawer
    E-mail:: glabra@avantel.net
    Location:: Mexico city - Mexico
    RQFC-topic: mirrors
    Message:: I will like to know about the chamber of mirrors, the third chamber of the Salomon'temple. I was told there were special types of mirrors . I am very much interested to know about them.

  31. Date: Sun, 31 Oct 1999 15:19:54 -0500 (EST)
    Name:: G. Brawer
    E-mail:: Glabra@avantel.net
    Location:: Mexico City - Mexico
    RQFC-topic: MirrorsI
    Message:: I was told that in the third chamber of the temple of Salomon. There were different mirrors in different shapes. I am very much interested to know about them.

  32. Date: Wed, 3 Nov 1999 06:39:21 -0500 (EST)
    Name:: E. Sam Morse PM Secretary
    E-mail:: mailmansam@aol.com
    Location:: New Orleans, LA USA
    Lodge:: Perfect Union #1
    Lodge Loc'n:: Metairie, LA
    RQFC-topic: History of our Lodge, which was chartered in 1793
    Message:: Perfect Union Lodge #1 is the oldest Lodge in Louisiana, chartered in 1793, and is coming of age in the computer era. We are talking about and investigating having a web page, and I can see a lot of Lodges throughout the world have done just that. I have found several pages of freemasony through searches and am impressed with them. Help developing a web page will be graciously accepted.

    [Web-Master's Note: You could contact the International Guild of Masonic Webm@sters for information about other Masons who are doing web-sites and could perhaps offer hints or assistance.]

  33. Date: Wed, 3 Nov 1999 19:20:56 -0500 (EST)
    Name:: mary gates
    E-mail:: megates28@yahoo.com
    Location:: urbana, ohio usa
    RQFC-topic: crosstitch pattern for the mason symbol
    Message:: I've met a wonderful man who is a Mason. I have been searching for a crosstitch pattern to do for him as a gift. Several years ago there was a pattern out on the market. however it is no longer in production. If anyone has a pattern or can help me out in finding one, I would be very grateful. Thank you !

  34. Date: Mon, 8 Nov 1999 16:37:47 -0500 (EST)
    Name:: Walter McGuire
    E-mail:: Mitch1226@aol.com
    Location:: New York, NY (USA)
    RQFC-topic: family history
    Message:: I am interested in getting access to information about two branches of my family that were Masons. The Hayes & James Families who promarily lived in Chicago area and Will and Grundy counties. Also the Murney family who were from Michigan and Thomas Murney founded the Adrian Branch. Anyone who can fill in some blanks for me would be greatly appreciated.

  35. Date: Wed, 10 Nov 1999 10:35:25 -0500 (EST)
    Name:: JAMES DOUGLAS
    E-mail:: bdgjehd@hw.ac.uk
    Location:: EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND, UK
    Lodge:: THE PORTOBELLO LODGE No. 226
    Lodge Loc'n:: EDINBURGH
    Office:: PAST MASTER
    RQFC-topic: MASONIC SYMBOLISM AND PHILOSOPHY
    Message:: THIS IS AN EXCELLENT WEBSITE. MANY THANKS FOR YOUR EFFORTS IN PROMOTING A BETTER AWARENESS OF FREEMASONRY. FRATERNAL REGARDS, JAMES DOUGLAS

  36. Date: Wed, 10 Nov 1999 10:35:25 -0500 (EST)
    Name:: JAMES DOUGLAS
    E-mail:: bdgjehd@hw.ac.uk
    Location:: EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND, UK
    Lodge:: THE PORTOBELLO LODGE No. 226
    Lodge Loc'n:: EDINBURGH
    Office:: PAST MASTER
    RQFC-topic: MASONIC SYMBOLISM AND PHILOSOPHY
    Message:: THIS IS AN EXCELLENT WEBSITE. MANY THANKS FOR YOUR EFFORTS IN PROMOTING A BETTER AWARENESS OF FREEMASONRY. FRATERNAL REGARDS, JAMES DOUGLAS

  37. Date: Fri, 12 Nov 1999 00:23:08 -0500 (EST)
    Name:: C. William Arrington
    E-mail:: CArring237@aol.com
    Location:: Golden, CO, USA
    Lodge:: Golden Lodge #1
    Lodge Loc'n:: Golden, CO, USA
    RQFC-topic: Solomon's Temple
    Message:: Solomon's Temple and the Holy Grail information

  38. Date: Fri, 12 Nov 1999 15:05:42 -0500 (EST)
    Name:: Steve Shubert
    E-mail:: s_shubert@yahoo.com
    Location:: Hagerstown, MD, U.S.A.
    Lodge:: Hagerstown #217
    Lodge Loc'n:: Hagerstown, MD
    Office:: Senior Steward
    RQFC-topic: Facist attacks on Freemasonry, 20th century

  39. Date: Tue, 16 Nov 1999 00:28:15 -0500 (EST)
    Name:: Terry Hughes
    E-mail:: thughes@konnections.com
    Location:: Hill AFB, UT, USA
    Lodge:: Mount Ogden Lodge No. 20
    Lodge Loc'n:: P.O. Box 973, Layton, UT 84041
    Office:: Worshipful Master
    RQFC-topic: Masonic Lodges/Climate in Saudi Arabia, Iraq and mainly Kuwait
    Message:: I'm heading to Kuwait soon and would like to know of any Masonic institutions therre and in general, the Masonic climate of the region.

  40. Date: Tue, 16 Nov 1999 10:47:11 -0500 (EST)
    Name:: Shirley A, Edwards
    E-mail:: sedwards@acadia.net
    Location:: Bar Harbor, Maine USA
    RQFC-topic: Disposal of Masonic items
    Message:: My father was a member of Column Lodge #120, Trenton Forest #4 Tall Cedars of Lebanon, in Trenton, NJ. He died in 1968 and I have his Masonic apron, Tall Cedars hat, and 'ritual/code?' book. Is there a correct way or ritual to dispose of these articles?

  41. Date: Sun, 21 Nov 1999 01:19:44 -0500 (EST)
    Name:: Thomas McCort
    E-mail:: tompam@1st.net
    Location:: Morristown, OH, USA
    Lodge:: Kirkwood Lodge # 446
    Lodge Loc'n:: Hendrysburg, Barnesville, OH 43713
    Office:: LEO, PM
    RQFC-topic: Correspondence w/ Irish Brethren
    Message:: I would like to coorespond with brethern of lodges in Ireland. I will be visiting there late next year.

  42. Date: Sun, 21 Nov 1999 18:12:41 -0500 (EST)
    Name:: Bernard Hope
    E-mail:: bhope@sldurham.freeserve.co.uk
    Location:: Sunderland, England
    Lodge:: The Sunderland Lodge No. 4114
    Lodge Loc'n:: Sunderland, England
    RQFC-topic: Initiation of H.M. Habibullah Khan in 1907 and Concordia Lodge 3102 (EC)
    Message:: Looking for photographs related to above person/subject.

  43. Date: Sun, 21 Nov 1999 22:00:42 -0500 (EST)
    Name:: Keith STOCKLEY
    E-mail:: bertiev@one.net.au
    Location:: New South Wales - AUSTRALIA
    Lodge:: STAR OF THE RAND
    Lodge Loc'n:: JOHANNESBURG , SOUTH AFRICA
    RQFC-topic: HIRAM ABIFF
    Message:: DOES ANYONE HAVE ANY INFORMATION AND REFERENCES ON THE NAME HURAMABI ? I have read that this was another name for Hiram, sent to help King Solomon by the King of Tyre, but cannot find any reference to this name in the Bible or elsewhere.

  44. Date: Sun, 21 Nov 1999 22:03:42 -0500 (EST)
    Name:: Keith STOCKLEY
    E-mail:: bertiev@one.net.au
    Location:: Sydney, NSW, AUSTRALIA
    Lodge:: STAR OF THE RAND
    Lodge Loc'n:: JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA
    RQFC-topic: MASONIC CENTRES
    Message:: I need info. on the largest masonic temple/centre in the world. I believe this might be in Detroit, Michigan, USA. I really could do with a picture as well as statistics. Can any Br. assist with this?

  45. Date: Mon, 22 Nov 1999 16:09:11 -0500 (EST)
    Name:: Giuliano L. Bruni
    E-mail:: gbruni@hotmail.com
    Location:: Livorno, Toscana, Italy
    Lodge:: FIORENZA # 24
    Lodge Loc'n:: FIRENZE
    Office:: Hotel Montebello Splendid, Via Montebello, Firenze
    RQFC-topic: History & Symbolism

  46. Date: Tue, 23 Nov 1999 10:43:15 -0500 (EST)
    Name:: demain olivier
    E-mail:: olivier_demain@nomade.fr
    Location:: lyon, FRANCE
    Lodge:: Grand Loge Unie de France
    Lodge Loc'n:: orient de lyon
    RQFC-topic: i'm a french mason and i'll go to scotland for my mba studies in february. i would like to visit some scottish lodge in DUNDEE, EDIMBOURGH or INVERNESS, GLASGOW. thanks.

  47. Date: Thu, 25 Nov 1999 16:55:42 -0500 (EST)
    Name:: craig wood
    E-mail:: cwood1234@earthlink.com
    Location:: kirkland, WA
    Lodge:: Kirkland #150
    Lodge Loc'n:: Kirkland, WA
    Office:: JW (elect)
    RQFC-topic: Francis Scott Key
    Message:: I am preparing a presentation for a SM, need info on Bro. Key's mother lodge, dates, etc.

  48. Date: Thu, 25 Nov 1999 23:20:53 -0500 (EST)
    Name:: Norman Watson
    E-mail:: n.watson@sk.sympatico.ca
    Location:: Saskatchewan, Canada
    RQFC-topic: seeking information for our local history book
    Message:: A history book is being compiled for Lancer, Sask, and vicinity. Seeking information on the history of the Masonic Lodge we had here in our community -- time it was founded, years of operation, founding members, etc.. Any suggestions where to obtain information or who to contact most gratefully appreciated!! Norman Watson

  49. Date: Fri, 26 Nov 1999 12:48:52 -0500 (EST)
    Name:: hector carrion
    E-mail:: httm//portorrican1@.com
    Location:: VICENZA, ITALY
    Lodge:: HOWARD Z. PLUMMER #131
    Lodge Loc'n:: vicenza, ITALY
    RQFC-topic: ANCCIENT FREEMASONRY
    Message:: Greattings brothers, from Vicenza Italy we'll like to send ours blessings to you, and that the LORD give you the strengh and wisdom to overpass those that try to stop your beautiful future. Always look to the EAST. SO MOTE IT BE.

  50. Date: Fri, 26 Nov 1999 14:15:34 -0500 (EST)
    Name:: Richard Warren Elms
    E-mail:: dickpigpen@aol. com
    Location:: Annapolis, MD 21401-4647 / USA
    Lodge:: Annapolis Masonic Lodge No. 89
    Lodge Loc'n:: Annapolis, MD
    Office:: Chaplain
    RQFC-topic: I am always interested in acquiring Masonic prayers that I can utilize at the meetings.
    Message:: I am also Secretary / Recorder of Mt. Vernon Royal Chart Chapter, No. 25, Harmony Council No. 20, R&SM and Palestine Commandery No. 7, Knights Templar and am also interested in locating informative messages or short articles that I can print in our York Rite Herald.

  51. Date: Mon, 29 Nov 1999 18:46:02 -0500 (EST)
    Name:: DON WEST
    E-mail:: DWestyoda@aol.com
    Location:: PAWLEYS ISLAND, SC (USA)
    Lodge:: PAWLEYS ISLAND # 409
    Lodge Loc'n:: PAWLEYS ISLAND, SC
    RQFC-topic: BANNERMAN - family name research
    Message:: IF YOU ARE A MASON WITH THE NAME BANNERMAN IN YOUR ANCESTRY - I WOULD BE MOST INTERESTED IN CORRESPONDING. DWestyoda@aol.com

  52. Date: Mon, 29 Nov 1999 20:03:53 -0500 (EST)
    Name:: Oliver Nozieres
    E-mail:: olinoz@hotmail.com
    Location:: Brisbane-Queensland-Australia
    Lodge:: TULLIBARDINE # 227
    Lodge Loc'n:: Brisbane QLD. Australia
    Office:: WSW
    RQFC-topic: A so-called Masonic organisation A.U.M.
    Message:: I am looking for some historical informations on an organisation claiming to be Masonic,and states a GL in New York. From where did they get a warrant/patent ? Is it from a French background ? Thanks if you can help me,it would be appreciated. Yours sincerely and fraternally Oliver

  53. Date: Tue, 30 Nov 1999 14:10:45 -0500 (EST)
    Name:: Manuel De La Pena
    E-mail::
    Location:: Chicago, IL, U.S.A.
    RQFC-topic: Masonic temples/lodges
    Message:: I was looking at a picture of a lodge and noticed that the floor was checkered. Why? Also, I wanted to know why some objects in a lodge have to face a certain direction. One more question, are Masonic lodges and Masonic temples the same thing?

  54. Date: Tue, 30 Nov 1999 20:06:41 -0500 (EST)
    Name:: Joseph Burke
    E-mail:: JMIB DIV6
    Location:: Bklyn.
    RQFC-topic: History of my grangfathers participation in the masonic life.

  55. Date: Wed, 1 Dec 1999 00:54:39 -0500 (EST)
    Name:: S. Mendenhall
    E-mail:: menmclin@west.net
    Location:: Santa Barbara, CA, USA
    Office:: demitted member of the Order of Eastern Star, Santa Barbar
    RQFC-topic: Genealogical assistance
    Message:: I would like to request help to learn more about grandparents, great-grandparents, and great-great grandparents that all belonged to the Masons. Can you help me? Sue,

  56. Date: Wed, 1 Dec 1999 08:45:51 -0500 (EST)
    Name:: Margit Lee
    E-mail:: leemargit@hotmail.com
    Location:: Bruchkoebel Germany
    RQFC-topic: Jacque de Molay
    Message:: Hi, I am not a mason but I am a member of the Order of the Eastern Star. My Chapter, Star of Germany Chapter #1 located in Offenbach Germany, is the oldest Eastern Star Chapter in Germany. It is great to belong to the great Masonic Family.

  57. Date: Wed, 1 Dec 1999 15:57:05 -0500 (EST)
    Name:: Patrick Perry
    E-mail:: defcon0@hotmail.com
    Location:: General delivery, Kirksey, Kentucky
    RQFC-topic: Civil War Dark Lantern Societies, Knights of the Golden Circle
    Message:: We seek the location of more historical books and articles concerning pro-confederate Civil War Secret Societies. Research Findings Appreciated, no chit-chat please. -Have located a book called "Dark Lanterns" by Frank L. Klement at the Louisiana State Univ Press.

  58. Date: Thu, 2 Dec 1999 15:21:12 -0500 (EST)
    Name:: Carolyn Clark Campbell
    E-mail:: carolyncc@compuserve.com
    Location:: Jersey City, NJ, USA (suburb of New York City)
    Lodge:: Universalis #21
    Lodge Loc'n:: New York City
    Office:: Secretary
    RQFC-topic: Women's Freemasonry
    Message:: Would love to correspond with anyone working on the topic of Women's Freemasonry.

  59. Date: Sat, 4 Dec 1999 23:43:53 -0500 (EST)
    Name:: Matt Paetzhold
    E-mail:: c02matthew.paetzhold@usafa.af.mil
    Location:: Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA
    RQFC-topic: Famous Political, Military, and Entertainment Masons

  60. Date: Tue, 7 Dec 1999 14:02:58 -0500 (EST)
    Name:: semih bilgin
    E-mail:: cevher.bilgin@isbank.net.tr
    Location:: istanbul, TURKEY
    Lodge:: AKIL HIKMET # 80
    Lodge Loc'n:: ISTANBUL , TURKEY
    RQFC-topic: The philosophy of second degree,
    Message:: the relation of second degree/fellowcraft with the industrial revolution in England...

  61. Date: Tue, 7 Dec 1999 08:35:52 -0500 (EST)
    Name:: Robert Kinnaird Johnson
    E-mail:: kinnjohns@aol.com
    Location:: Cincinnati. OH 45224 USA
    Lodge:: ET Carson No.598
    Lodge Loc'n:: Cincinnati, OH
    RQFC-topic: Kit and Enoch Carson
    Message:: What is the connection, if any, between the famous Kentuckian Kit Carson and Enoch T. Carson, the namesake of my own E T Carson Lodge Ohio No. 598?

  62. Date: Wed, 8 Dec 1999 02:21:32 -0500 (EST)
    Name:: alice smith duncan
    E-mail:: alsmith@telenet.net
    Location:: canajoharie, ny usa
    RQFC-topic: hoodwinks & their role in ritual
    Message:: Working on a grad school research project, becoming fascinated by how the term "hoodwink" acquired its pejorative sense -- particularly in the 1920s, when fraternalism was at its peak! Any theories to share -- and also, is this blindfolding still used under the same name? Were hoodwinks as commonplace as the old catalogs suggest? Please contact me to discuss!

  63. Date: Wed, 8 Dec 1999 11:04:54 -0500 (EST)
    Name:: Rob Schwartz
    E-mail:: dbltrkr@hotmail.com
    Location:: Sheridan, WY.
    Lodge:: Sheridan Lodge #8
    Lodge Loc'n:: Sheridan, WY
    RQFC-topic: grandfather's Masonic background
    Message:: I am looking for info on my grandfathers masonic background. His name was Martin Larson from Garske North Dakota. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank You Rob

  64. Date: Thu, 9 Dec 1999 05:03:14 -0500 (EST)
    Name:: Gillian Hoose
    E-mail:: ghoo05@lgu.ac.uk
    Location:: London,England
    RQFC-topic: Symbolism in Masonic architecture and furniture
    Message:: Iam researching this topic for my dissertation. Can anybody add anything relevant about how Masonic symbolism has been refined in architecture and furniture from the ancient world to the modern day Freemasonry.

  65. Date: Fri, 10 Dec 1999 07:26:18 -0500 (EST)
    Name:: Thomas Titz
    E-mail:: Thomas.Titz@gmx.nez
    Location:: Bonn, Germany
    Lodge:: FUENF PUNKTE #268
    Lodge Loc'n:: Bonn, Germany
    Office:: Master of Ceremonies
    RQFC-topic: Masonic Regalia
    Message:: I need information and preferably pictures of masonic jewels, sashes and aprons worn in the side degrees. I have quite good pictures from Scottish Rite, but need YR, AMD, and other orders/rites practiced in USA, France and UK.

  66. Date: Thu, 16 Dec 1999 15:59:12 -0500 (EST)
    Name:: R:W: James P. 'Jim' Voelkle
    E-mail:: tomball1096@hotmail.com
    Location:: Tomball, Texas USA
    Lodge:: Tomball Masonic Lodge #1096 AF&AM
    Lodge Loc'n:: Tomball, Texas (near Houston)
    Office:: Secretary (and DDGM)
    RQFC-topic: Information on the life of Texas hero Lorenzo DeZavala
    Message:: Always glad to hear from Masons in other places.

  67. Date: Fri, 17 Dec 1999 14:39:07 -0500 (EST)
    Name:: Brother Robert K. Bruce, Past Master
    E-mail:: Bob8ruce@aol.com
    Location:: P. O. Box 92 Felton, PA 17322
    Lodge:: Red Lion Lodge #649 F & AM
    Lodge Loc'n:: Red Lion, PA
    Office:: Pennsylvania Grand Lodge Represenative
    RQFC-topic: Lodge Address, Contact Person, & Telephone
    Message:: My father is a life member of Dalhousie Lodge in Carnoustie Scotland and was raised in 1967. We were stationed there while in the Navy and he has not been in contact with the lodge since we left in 1969. I am going to Scotland in 2000 and would like to make contact with his mother lodge and meet the brethren. If anyone could be of help please feel free to contact me. Thank you for your assistance. Fraternally yours, Bro. Robert Bruce, P. M.

  68. Date: Wed, 22 Dec 1999 00:54:18 -0500 (EST)
    Name:: JOSEPH JAMES
    E-mail:: jizagi@hotmail.com
    Location:: DAR ES SALAAM-TANZANIA
    RQFC-topic: THE DESTINY OF MEN
    Message:: does death mean the end of everything? can we share ideas on this topics.

  69. Date: Wed, 22 Dec 1999 15:19:51 -0500 (EST)
    Name:: Alexander Panokis
    E-mail:: panokis@otenet.gr
    Location:: Athens, Greece
    Lodge:: HERCULES 12
    Lodge Loc'n:: Athens, Greece
    Office:: W.Master
    RQFC-topic: Corner stone
    Message:: Need some info on the issue of the corner stone as used in the first degree at the North side of the Lodge. Any assistance on this topic will be apreciated. Thank you