The Book of Constitution of The Grand Lodge of Ancient Free and Accepted Masons of Canada

The Book of Constitution of The Grand Lodge of Ancient Free and Accepted Masons of Canada

Date: 1868
Medium: Paper; ink; textile
Place used:Ontario, Canada
Place of origin:Ontario, Hamilton, Canada
Classification: Archives
Object number: 1955.84.55
Label text:A.F.A.M stands from Ancient Free and Accepted Masons. There are two types of freemasonry, the other being Free and Accepted Masons (F.A.M.). This split originated when there were two Grand Lodges in England (between 1751 and 1813). Due to a disagreement, the two lodges broke into separate factions. The lodges were later reconnected in 1880; however, lodges still kept the initials of the group who originally found them.

Freemasonry was brought to North America in the 1730s. The Provincial Grand lodge of Upper Canada was formed in 1782 by request of Alexander Wilson of the Grand Lodge of England.
DescriptionBound Book; "The Book of Consitituion of the Gand Lodged of Ancient Free and Accepted Masons, of Canada"; published under the authority of the Grand Lodge; by Thomas Bird Harris, Grand Secretary; published in Hamilton, Ontario; printed at the "Spectator", Prince's Square; dated 1868.
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