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Title: The Early History Of Freemasonry In Bengal And The Punjab; With Which Is Incorporated The Early History Of Freemasonry In Bengal By Andrew D'Cruz By Walter Kelly Firminger
Description: Calcutta : Thacker, Spink & Co, 1906 . 0. First and only edition. Presented by the Author to the Royal Colonial Institute. 8vo. 7.25" x 5.25" x 1.00". pp.70/pp.244. A very good original binding; light blue cloth covered boards, with dark blue titles. Spine dulled and sunned. corners and edges rubbed and bumped. Presentation label to the verso of the front board: "This Book was presented to the Library of the Royal Colonial Institute by The Author June, 1910". Printed "Library Regulations.." laid-down to front endpaper. Hand written note to verso of front endpaper: "To the Royal Colonial Institute Library. presented by the Author*, together with a purple date stamp: "24 May 1910". The frontis is a black & white image of "a Painting in the Freemason's Hall, Calcutta." However the title has been corrected by hand to Read; The Most Noble The Marquis Of Hastings (formerly The Marquis Of Dalhousie). Printed title with ink stamp of; "Royal Colonial Institute". Clean text throughout, except for a few neat spelling mistake corrections. A well preserved copy of this scarce book. Contents include: The Provincial Grand Lodge in the unrecorded period, 1729-1774; The earliest Bengal Lodges, 1728-1730; Masonry in Calcutta, 1774-1781; Abeyance and Revival, 1781-1785; The Williamson-Fenwick Split; Private Lodges in Bengal, 1785-1791; Period of Secession; The Revival of the Provincial Grand Lodge under the Marquess of Hastings to its Abeyance in 1828; Disruption of the Craft in bengal and Abeyance of the Provincial Grand Lodge; The private Lodges, 1828-1840; Appendix I. The Installation Ceremony; II. Masonic services in Calcutta, 1828-1838; III. Petition for a District Grand Lodge for the N. W. Provinces, 1834. * "The Venerable Archdeacon Walter Kelly Firminger M. A, F.R.G.S.; Chaplain, H.M's Indian Establishment, Bengal; b. 1870 d. 1940 . Father was Rev. Thomas Augustus Charles Firminger. He was educated at Merton College, Oxford; Ordained deacon at Hereford, in 1893; and Priest in Mombasa, 1895; Sub-dean of Zanzibar, 1896; Editor, Indian Churchman, 1900-5 . He published the following works: The Attitude of the Church of England to Non-Episcopal Ordinations; various essays on Zanzibar and Kashmir in British Empire Series; Guide to Calcutta; History of Free Masonry in Bengal; Editor of Bengal, Past and Present; Original Letters of Mrs. Pay from India; Genuine Letters of Asiaticus; Diaries of the Three Surgeons of Patna; Narratives of a Gentleman long resident in India. " - See Indian Bibliography.

Keywords: Thacker Spink & Co Firminger Walter Kelly Calcutta Early History Freemasonry Bengal Punjab D'Cruz 42523 Masonic: : India

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