In this page you will find short articles that have been written by some
illustrious brothers regarding the craft. Most of these are very
old, and I do not have the entire collection. Click on the picture to
If by any chance you have
some that I am missing, please be so kind to email me a text or word format of
it so others may enjoy them.
"Old Tiler Talks" by Carl Claudy -1924
The Old Tiler first appeared in print in August, 1921 when the first of
four hundred and fourteen "Old Tiler Talks" were printed in the Fellowship
Forum, a fraternal newspaper published in Washington, D.C.
In 1925 the publisher (The Temple Publishers) asked the author to select a
few of the best of the talks and thirty-one were accordingly made into a
little volume, copyrighted in that year.
By the time they were all sold the Fellowship Forum ran head on
into the depression and disappeared and with it the Old Tiler.
The portrait of the Old Tile on the book jacket is the loving work of
Brother Frank A. Stockwell of Buffalo, New Your, who has succeeded in
getting the biting sarcasm, courage and philosophy of the Old Tiler into
his kindly face.
"The Old Past Master" by Carl Claudy -1924
Of the 24 Old Past Master story-essays in this book, all but four were
written for the Detroit Masonic News, to whose Editor, Douglas
Martin, The Masonic Service Association is indebted for
cooperation which makes this little book possible. The four stories
included here which were not written for the Detroit Masonic News,
were published in The Master Mason
"Rays of Masonry" by Dewey Wollstein -1953
"The Builder Magazine" by Joseph Fort Newton
A Journal For The Masonic Student
The Builder Magazine was published from 1915 through 1930 by the
National Masonic Research Society. Many Masonic Librarians and scholars
believe that The Builder Magazine was the best American
Masonic magazine ever published.
The fifteen year collection (185 monthly
issues) include thousands of excellent articles on Masonic history,
philosophy, jurisprudence, poetry, landmarks and symbolism.
"The Short Talk Bulletins"
The Short Talk Bulletins are amazing articles on all aspects of Masonry
published by the Masonic Service Association. The Bulletins have been
published monthly since 1923 and all of the Short Talk Bulletins are still
available in print.
Contact the Masonic Service Association
for a free catalog or to subscribe at
3905 Natinal Drive Ste 280, Burkenville MD 20866
Phone (301) 476-7330
Fax: (303) 476-9440
Toll Free 1-855-476-4010
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