The main resource of Quatuor Coronati Lodge is AQC, the Transactions of the Lodge, which date back some 135 years. Our library, other documents and artefacts are stored in the Museum and Library at Freemasons’ Hall, Great Queen Street, London, or are on loan elsewhere.
A Searchable List of Articles and Papers published in AQC is available here:
Indexing any journal is an ongoing task, particularly one that has been published annually for 135 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. We hope to produce a compact revised index of all volumes of AQC in the course of the next few years, funding and volunteers permitting.
An alternative Searchable Index for all AQCs to date can be accessed here: AQC Index Volumes 1 to 135
Individual Indexes for our more recent volumes are below: –
A number of out-of-copyright issues of AQC are stored on Internet Archive and can be accessed at archive.org. Links to the first sixty volumes of AQC are given below. Certain volumes are stored on third-party websites. QC/QCCC does not accept responsibility for the integrity of any files that may be downloaded.
In the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, QC published a series of rare Masonic volumes known as QC Antigraphas (QCAs): please click here for a summary of the contents.
The QCAs contain facsimile versions of early Masonic Charges including the Regius, Cooke and Lansdowne manuscripts; 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).
QCA Volume 1: Early Masonic Manuscripts
QCA Volume 2: Early Masonic Manuscripts
QCA Volume 3: Early Masonic Manuscripts
QCA Volume 4: Early Masonic Manuscripts
QCA Volume 5: Early Masonic Manuscripts
QCA Volume 6: Early Masonic Manuscripts
QCA Volume 7: Anderson’s 1738 Constitutions
QCA Volume 8: Early Masonic Certificates
QCA Volume 9: Philo Musicae 1725-27
QCA Volume 10: Minutes of the (Premier) Grand Lodge of England (1723-1739)
QCA Volume 11: Minutes of the Antients Grand Lodge
QCA Volume 12: Minutes of the (Premier) Grand Lodge of England (1740-1758)
Other Research Sources
A good entry point for masonic research is the Resources & Information page at the Museum of Freemasonry, London. A short summary of other Masonic Libraries and information sources is available here. Ron Selby of Temple of Athene Lodge has also produced a useful guide to UK Research Lodges.
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