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Research in a Time of Coronavirus:
Resources and Opportunities
Andrew Prescott
University of Glasgow
Llanon, Ceredigion, Wales – where I am speaking to you from tonight
National Library of
Wales,
Aberystwyth
www.library.wales
newspapers.libraries.wales
Report of the consecration of the Glamorgan Lodge No 33 (Ancients) in The Cambrian newspaper, 12
November 1808
Rejoinder to the claim that the Duke
of Athol was Grand Master of
Masons in England and Thomas
Harper Grand Master by Geor...
Rejoinder by Plummer to the suggestion
that the meetings of the Glamorgan
Lodge were illegal under the 1799 act,
The Cambr...
John Lane’s compendious reference work
Masonic Records is now available online in
an updated version:
https://www.dhi.ac.u...
Report of meeting of Grand Lodge with the Secretary of State,
London Journal, 16 June 1722, first published by Alfred Robb...
UGLE Membership records on ancestry.com
museumfreemasonry.org.uk
Entry for Winston Churchill in the UGLE Membership Registers. Note that he resigned in July 1912.
masonicperiodicals.org: a comprehensive searchable archive of major masonic periodicals
and newspapers from England, 1793-...
Masonic periodicals are a fundamental source for tracing the rift between UGLE and the Grand
Orient de France, as these hi...
Apron and jewel by Thomas Harper of Sir Christopher Cole as
Provincial Grand Master of South Wales, 1817-20, together with...
Digital facsimile of the manuscript collections of William Perfect (c. 1734-1809), a London
physician and writer, who was ...
Advertisement denouncing Anderson’s Constitutions, Daily Journal, 25 January 1723
Advertisement warning Freemasons against James Roberts’s edition of the Old Charges, Daily Journal, 10 September 1722
Oral history interviews mentioning freemasonry available to
listen at home from the British Library: sounds.bl.uk
British Museum Collections Online:
https://research.britishmuseum.org/research/collection_online/search.aspx
Ticket for a Masons’ Subscription concert, 1783, designed
by Giovanni Cipriani and engraved by Francesco Bartolozzi:
Briti...
Painted masonic tumbler from Newcastle, 1768: British Museum
Badge found at St Issy in Cornwall, September 2015, and recorded in the Portable Antiquities Database:
finds.org.uk
Masonic ring, England, made between 1750 and 1775, incorporating tiny masonic symbols such as the
trowel, rule, square and...
bnf.gallica.fr
www.nationalarchives.gov.uk
Prerogative court of Canterbury register copy of will of Stephen Burton, Citizen and Freemason of
London, dated 30 October...
Will of William Preston
Will of Peter Gilkes (1765-1833), influential masonic teacher and rituaklist
Extract from the PCC Register copy
of the will of the bookseller and
masonic ritualist William Finch,
made 20 January 1818...
Letter from the Lodge of Affability in
Brentford, protesting that they had been
wrongly accused of plotting against the
Ki...
Letter from James Greene, a lawyer in Leeds, to the Duke of Portland as Secretary of State, describing
revolutionary plots...
Detail from Greene’s letter offering to use his membership of the ‘Higher Orders of Masonry’ to
investigate subversive act...
Letter by Greene to the Duke of Portland concerning the expulsion from freemasonry of James
Bentley, one of the founders a...
General Laws of the United Order of Odd Fellows, 1799. References to closed meetings,
rituals such as making and the impar...
Some Journal Publishers Offering Full or Partial
Free Online Access During the Pandemic
Project Muse:
https://about.muse.j...
Researching Freemasonry in a Time of Coronavirus: Resources and Opportunities
Researching Freemasonry in a Time of Coronavirus: Resources and Opportunities
Researching Freemasonry in a Time of Coronavirus: Resources and Opportunities
Researching Freemasonry in a Time of Coronavirus: Resources and Opportunities
Researching Freemasonry in a Time of Coronavirus: Resources and Opportunities
Researching Freemasonry in a Time of Coronavirus: Resources and Opportunities
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Slides from a talk by Andrew Prescott for the Open Lectures in Freemasonry, 25 April 2020, describing some of the online resources available for investigating the history of British freemasonry. For more information on the Open Lectures on Freemasonry, go to openlfm.org

Researching Freemasonry in a Time of Coronavirus: Resources and Opportunities

  1. 1. Research in a Time of Coronavirus: Resources and Opportunities Andrew Prescott University of Glasgow
  2. 2. Llanon, Ceredigion, Wales – where I am speaking to you from tonight
  3. 3. National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth
  4. 4. www.library.wales
  5. 5. newspapers.libraries.wales
  6. 6. Report of the consecration of the Glamorgan Lodge No 33 (Ancients) in The Cambrian newspaper, 12 November 1808
  7. 7. Rejoinder to the claim that the Duke of Athol was Grand Master of Masons in England and Thomas Harper Grand Master by George Bowen, Master of the Indefatigable Lodge, No. 333 under Premier Grand Lodge, The Cambrian, 17 December 1808
  8. 8. Rejoinder by Plummer to the suggestion that the meetings of the Glamorgan Lodge were illegal under the 1799 act, The Cambrian, 7 January 1809
  9. 9. John Lane’s compendious reference work Masonic Records is now available online in an updated version: https://www.dhi.ac.uk/lane/
  10. 10. Report of meeting of Grand Lodge with the Secretary of State, London Journal, 16 June 1722, first published by Alfred Robbins in 1909
  11. 11. UGLE Membership records on ancestry.com
  12. 12. museumfreemasonry.org.uk
  13. 13. Entry for Winston Churchill in the UGLE Membership Registers. Note that he resigned in July 1912.
  14. 14. masonicperiodicals.org: a comprehensive searchable archive of major masonic periodicals and newspapers from England, 1793-1906
  15. 15. Masonic periodicals are a fundamental source for tracing the rift between UGLE and the Grand Orient de France, as these hits from Masonic Periodicals Online illustrate
  16. 16. Apron and jewel by Thomas Harper of Sir Christopher Cole as Provincial Grand Master of South Wales, 1817-20, together with his Royal Arch jewel, also by Harper. Many images of jewels, aprons, engravings and photographs are available via the online catalogue of the Museum of Freemasonry
  17. 17. Digital facsimile of the manuscript collections of William Perfect (c. 1734-1809), a London physician and writer, who was Provincial Grand Master of Kent, now available at the Museum of Freemasonry: https://museumfreemasonry.org.uk/william-perfect-manuscript
  18. 18. Advertisement denouncing Anderson’s Constitutions, Daily Journal, 25 January 1723
  19. 19. Advertisement warning Freemasons against James Roberts’s edition of the Old Charges, Daily Journal, 10 September 1722
  20. 20. Oral history interviews mentioning freemasonry available to listen at home from the British Library: sounds.bl.uk
  21. 21. British Museum Collections Online: https://research.britishmuseum.org/research/collection_online/search.aspx
  22. 22. Ticket for a Masons’ Subscription concert, 1783, designed by Giovanni Cipriani and engraved by Francesco Bartolozzi: British Museum
  23. 23. Painted masonic tumbler from Newcastle, 1768: British Museum
  24. 24. Badge found at St Issy in Cornwall, September 2015, and recorded in the Portable Antiquities Database: finds.org.uk
  25. 25. Masonic ring, England, made between 1750 and 1775, incorporating tiny masonic symbols such as the trowel, rule, square and compasses: Victoria and Albert Museum 212-1870
  26. 26. bnf.gallica.fr
  27. 27. www.nationalarchives.gov.uk
  28. 28. Prerogative court of Canterbury register copy of will of Stephen Burton, Citizen and Freemason of London, dated 30 October 1488, probate 13 November 1488
  29. 29. Will of William Preston
  30. 30. Will of Peter Gilkes (1765-1833), influential masonic teacher and rituaklist
  31. 31. Extract from the PCC Register copy of the will of the bookseller and masonic ritualist William Finch, made 20 January 1818, probate 29 October 1818
  32. 32. Letter from the Lodge of Affability in Brentford, protesting that they had been wrongly accused of plotting against the King.
  33. 33. Letter from James Greene, a lawyer in Leeds, to the Duke of Portland as Secretary of State, describing revolutionary plots in a masonic lodge, 17 April 1799: The National Archives HO 42/47 ff. 53v-54
  34. 34. Detail from Greene’s letter offering to use his membership of the ‘Higher Orders of Masonry’ to investigate subversive activity under the cover of Knights Templar meetings. ‘Tho’ there are too many rotten of the Craft Fraternity I can with great Truth aver that the general part of the Mass are strictly loyal’.
  35. 35. Letter by Greene to the Duke of Portland concerning the expulsion from freemasonry of James Bentley, one of the founders and the first Master of the Philanthropic Lodge in Leeds, for making counterfeit coins, 1799: The National Archives, HO 42/ 47 ff. 67-67v.
  36. 36. General Laws of the United Order of Odd Fellows, 1799. References to closed meetings, rituals such as making and the imparting of the secrets of the order have been struck through: The National Archives, HO 42/47, ff. 181-181v
  37. 37. Some Journal Publishers Offering Full or Partial Free Online Access During the Pandemic Project Muse: https://about.muse.jhu.edu/resources/news/#covid32620 University of California Press Journals: https://www.ucpress.edu/blog/49700/free-access-to-all-uc-press-journals- through-june-2020/ Manchester Hive: www.manchester-hive.com MIT Press: direct.mit.edu Retrospective Index to Music Periodicals: www.ripmfulltext.org
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Slides from a talk by Andrew Prescott for the Open Lectures in Freemasonry, 25 April 2020, describing some of the online resources available for investigating the history of British freemasonry. For more information on the Open Lectures on Freemasonry, go to openlfm.org

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