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dc.contributor.authorAdams, Anne
dc.descriptionThe Sovereign Great Priority of Canada is a national Masonic organization which consists of seventy-six preceptories that are organized within fifteen districts. The no.8 Plantagenet, St. Catharines is listed under the Hamilton District .The warrant (document issued to authorize formation of a lodge) was issued to this preceptory on November 14th, 1866. This preceptory is still active and meets on the first Monday of every month excepting June, July, August and September. with information from the website Sovereign Great Priory of Canada Meaning of the Tyler/Tiler’s Register: Historically speaking, medieval craft guilds guarded their trade secrets. They placed a guard outside their doors. This person would generally be a junior apprentice who was not entitled to attend trade discussions. The Masons continued this use of doorkeepers. In 1723 in The First Book of Constitutions Dr. James Anderson mentioned “another brother to look after the door, but shall not be a member of it” and in regulation XXVI charged the use of “doorkeepers”. In the minutes of June 8, 1732 this person’s specific title was referred to as “the Tyler”. The word “tyler” appeared in print in new regulation XXVI of the 1738 Second Book of Constitutions. The Masonic ritual of today calls him “a brother without the door”. The Tyler is usually a Past Master who is very knowledgeable in Masonic law and customs. He does not need to be a member of the lodge. He greets brethren and assures that they are “duly qualified”. He gives the first impression of the lodge and insures that visitors and members sign the Tyler’s Register. with information from www.masonicsites.orgen_US
dc.description.abstractSeries I. Minute books, 1866 – 1944, n.d. 1.1 A hardcover minute book dated from February 12, 1866 – October 12, 1903.This book also includes transcriptions of letters dated from 1873. All entries are handwritten. It should be noted that the first person to take minutes in this book had exceptional handwriting and artistic talent as exemplified by the illustrations of the seals which were on the transcribed letters and the immaculate penmanship throughout., 1866-1903 1.2 A hardcover minute book dated from November 9, 1903 – October 5, 1925. All entries in this book are handwritten and some of the pages include notes which have been glued onto them. Two loose notes have been attached to their appropriate pages., 1903-1925 1.3 A hardcover minute book dated from November 2, 1925 – May 1, 1944. This book is also handwritten and contains many items which have been glued to the pages. These items include newspaper clippings and letters. A number of loose items have been attached to their appropriate pages these include: death notices, newspaper clippings and letters. At the back of this book all of the Preceptors of Plantagenet Preceptory no.8 from 1866 to 1966 have been listed., 1925-1944, n.d. Series II. Tyler’s Register, 1899 – 1906 1.4 This hardcover book includes entries from April 10, 1899 to January 8, 1906. The registry is organized according to officers, members and visitors.en_US
dc.subjectMasonic Foundation of Ontario -- Freemasons, St. Catharines, Ont.en_US
dc.titleMinute Books and Tyler’s Register of Plantagenet Preceptory No.8 Knights Templaren_US

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