The Ohio Lodge of Research will next meet on Saturday, January 6, 2018 in Cincinnati.
E. T. Carson Lodge No. 598 has generously offered to host the meeting at their home near the University of Cincinnati campus.
Members should meet at E. T. Carson lodge at 218 Ludlow Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45220 at 1:30 pm. We will then take as few vehicles as possible to the University of Cincinnati Archives. The head archivist has generously agreed to meet us and allow us to see some of the items in the John Day Caldwell collection. Caldwell served as the Grand Secretary of the Grand Lodge of Ohio from 1852 to 1887. He was at various times also Grand Secretary or Recorder of almost every other Ohio Grand body and several national ones. He was also a prominent Cincinnati citizen taking part in the civic activities of the community from the militia to the public library to the public hospital. The UC Archives holds items related to all of those aspects of his life.
We will return E. T. Carson Lodge after visiting the archives. We will hold a short actives meeting and then proceed to the regular meeting.
I will have a presentation on Caldwell and several other prominent Cincinnati Masons. It would be a great pleasure to the Lodge of Research to have several other papers shared with the members and our hosts. Items likely to lead to interesting discussion would be greatly appreciated. Please contact me with proposals. We are also especially interested in having members progress to the level of actives by presenting work.
Refreshments will follow.
I look forward to being together with you and sharing in our interest in the history, philosophy and esoterica of our gentle craft.
With kindest fraternal regards,
Donald I. Crews, PM
Ohio Lodge of Research