Thursday, February 16, 2012
The Story of the Scottish Rite Lodge of New Orleans
Edited by Gerry L. Prinsen
Introduction by Michael R. Poll
For many years in the mid to late 1800's, and in all of the classic Louisiana Masonic history books of the time, it was believed and written that no Freemasonry existed in New Orleans before the creation of Perfect Union Lodge #1 and Etoile Polaire Lodge #1 in the 1790's. Then came a startling discovery in an old lodge in France. Records of an unknown Freemasonry in New Orleans much earlier than the 1790's changed the known history of Freemasonry in Louisiana. This is The Story of the Ecossais Lodge of New Orleans.
Unlike other editions, this edition contains a photographic reproduction of the original handwritten French text, a French transcription and an English translation. Published in association with the Louisiana Lodge of Research.
Part of the Cornerstone Scottish Rite Education Series
Published by Cornerstone Book Publishers under the dedicated eye of Bro. Michael R. Poll.
A sample chapter can be viewed at http://www.cornerstonepublishers.com/lodgeno.pdf
The Hedge Mason believes in giving recognition where it is due, and I believe few have done more to advance the publication of thought provoking and worthy Masonic titles in the US in the 21st Century than has Bro. Michael Poll. Let it be duly noted that the Hedge Mason gets no favors nor remuneration for highlighting any title or work. I haven't even gotten a free copy of any book I mention here, and I have bought most of them.