The Grand Lodges in British Colonies, 1850-1900 - Dr. Jim Daniel

Dr. Jim Daniel

1941                    Born on 7 December (Pearl Harbour Day), in St Ives, Cornwall, UK Education etc
1950-60          Truro School, Truro, Cornwall    

1960-64          Brasenose College, Oxford, BA (Hons, German and French), MA

1964-65          Leeds University (Postgraduate Diploma in the Teaching of English as a Second Language)

2003-10     Sheffield University, Doctor of Philosophy (2010) for thesis on ‘The 4th Earl of Carnarvon (1831-90) and Freemasonry in the British Empire’ Employment
1964-89       Overseas service as a British Council Officer in various countries [the   British Council is Her Majesty's Government’s principal agent for cultural relations with other countries] including as Cultural Attaché in Cambodia, Venezuela and, finally, in Washington DC.
1989-98            Grand Secretary General of the Ancient and Accepted Rite (the ‘Scottish Rite’) for England and Wales and its Districts Overseas


1998-02          Grand Secretary of the United Grand Lodge of England
2002                    Retired, at 60, from full-time employment and returned to my native Cornwall.

Masonic notes (Craft only)

1960                Initiated (while under the age of 21) in the Apollo University Lodge No. 357, Oxford
1975-2005       Successively: Worshipful Master of St George Lodge No. 2170, Colombo, Sri Lanka; Friends in Council Lodge No. 1383, London; Westminster & Keystone Lodge No.10, London; Pegasus Lodge No.

2205, London; Quatuor Coronati Lodge, No. 2076 (‘the Premier Lodge of Masonic Research’), London; Royal Somerset House and Inverness Lodge, No. IV (one of the three remaining Time Immemorial Lodges), London and Grand Steward
1998-2002       Grand Secretary, United Grand Lodge of England
2009 – 2010    (Interim) Secretary, Quatuor Coronati Lodge, No. 2076
                       Foreign Honours
                        Past Senior Grand Warden, National Grand Lodge of France

                         Past Grand Secretary, Grand Lodge of Canada in the Province of Ontario

                        Member of the Texas Lodge of Research                  

 Publications  Books

The History of the Royal Alpha Lodge, No. 16 (2006) ISBN 0-9550352-1-X
Masonic Networks and Connections (2007), ISBN 0 9578256 4 1
Articles and papers

‘Pure - and Accepted – Masonry: The Craft and the Extra-Craft Degrees, 1843-1901’, AQC* 106 (1993), pp. 68-88, ISBN 0 907655 27 0
‘"An Intimate and Permanent Tye”: Anglo-Swedish Masonic Relations 1868-1870’, AQC 109 (1996), pp. 96-114, ISBN 0 90655 35 1
‘Dr. Robert Hamilton, MA, MD (1820-1880): His Masonic Life and Times’,

AQC 114 (2001), pp.38-79, ISBN 0 907655 51 3
‘From Alabama to Wales via a Texas Star: Aspects of Anglo- American Relations, 1860-1875’,

Transactions Texas Lodge of Research, vol. XXXVIII (2003), pp. 32-50
‘UGLE’s External Relations 1950-2000: policy and practice’,

AQC 117 (2004), pp. 1-47, ISBN 1-905318-43-X
‘The 4th Earl of Carnarvon and the Revd Canon G R Portal: a remarkable friendship (1850-1889)’,

Transactions of the Leicester Lodge of Research, (2005)
‘Grand Lodges in British Colonies: Imperial consolidators or Commonwealth seedlings?’,

AQC 119 (2006), pp. 7-33, and Masonic Networks and Connections (2007), pp. 179-224, ISBN 1-905318-81-0
‘Canon George Raymond Portal, MA (1827-1889): From Rebel to Ruler’,

Marking Well, ed. Andrew Prescott, (2006) pp. 135-159, ISBN (10) 0 855318 266 3
‘La puissance de la franc-maçonnerie anglaise’,

Géopolitique, (Paris, 2007) No. 97, pp. 58-63
  *AQC = Ars Quatuor Coronatorum, the transactions of Quatuor Coronati Lodge, the first masonic lodge dedicated to research into freemasonry and published annually since 1886.