Research Resources & Book Reviews
The main resource of Quatuor Coronati Lodge is AQC, our Transactions.
A list of Past Issues of AQC and their contents through to 2015 can be downloaded here.
Indexing any journal is an ongoing task, particularly one that goes back over 130 years. The late Svend Aaage Verdeso of Denmark produced a workable index of volumes 1-127 (1888-2014) in PDF form that can be searched using Acrobat Reader or simply used as a normal index. The newer volumes have their own indexes.
The Index for AQCs 1 – 127 can be accessed here; indexes for our more recent volumes are below:
We hope to produce a compact revised index for all volumes in the course of the next few years.
Many out-of-copyright past issues of AQC are stored on Internet Archive and can be accessed at archive.org. Links to the first twenty volumes of AQC are given below. Internet Archive is a third party website and QC/QCCC cannot accept responsibility for the integrity of any files that may be downloaded.
Listed below for download and study is a selection of rare, mainly late nineteenth-century publications: QC’s Antigraphas (QCAs): click here for a summary of the contents. QCAs contain facsimile versions of early Masonic Charges such as the Regius, Cooke and Lansdowne manuscripts, in addition to a compilation of early Masonic Certificates (QCA volume 8), the first Minutes of the Grand Lodge of England (QCA volume 10), and the early records of the Grand Lodge of England according to the Old Institutions – the first Minutes of the Antients Grand Lodge, (QCA volume 11).
Certain files have been scanned to a very high quality to allow optical character recognition (‘OCN’ or word searches); the file sizes are therefore relatively large at around 50MBs.
QCA Vol 6: Early Masonic Manuscripts
QCA Vol 7: Anderson’s ‘Constitutions’
QCA Vol 8: Early Masonic Certificates
QCA Vol 9: Philo Musicae 1725-27
QCA Vol 10: Grand Lodge of England – Early Minutes
QCA Vol 11: Antients Grand Lodge – Early Minutes
Current Book Reviews
Les 30 Glorieuses de la Grande Loge des ‘Modernes’ vues par la presse de l’époque
300 Famous Australian Freemasons
Espionage, Diplomacy and the Lodge
Espionage, Diplomacy & the Lodge (2)
The Changing Face of the Masonic Benevolent Institution
The Treasures of English Freemasonry
Volume of Valour
Les Premiers Franc-Macons face a la Repression Policiere
Over 300 Years of Masonic Ritual
The Master’s Emblem
British Freemasonry 1717–1813
The Foundations of Modern Freemasonry
Finding the Mark
Other Research Sources
One of the best entry points for masonic research is the Resources & Information page at the Museum of Freemasonry at Great Queen Street, London. A short summary of other Masonic Libraries and information sources is available here.
If you have specific research enquiries, please email the team at the Library and Museum of Freemasonry at Freemasons’ Hall mentioning that you are a member of the Correspondence Circle: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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