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The Richard Sandbach Lodge of Research No. 9600

Ellindon Provincial Library

The Provincial Library (visits by appointment), is under the care of Richard Sandbach Lodge of Research No. 9600. Its librarian is WBro Alan Harden PPJGW.

Some very old books can be viewed albeit they CANNOT be taken off the premises.

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The Provincial Library is now located at the Ellindon Masonic Centre, Peterborough and contains over 2000-books, e.g:

  • St Peter's Lodge No. 442 old minute-books, etc.
  • Very old summonses from the 1800's
  • Lodge circulars (e.g., summonses from 1919-2009, 2017-2018)
  • Yearbooks (1945-2007)
  • Mark Master Masons yearbooks (1990-2003)
  • The Masonic Record
  • ARS Quatuor Coronatorum 1894-1999 (a very good resource for research - see catalogue for more details)
  • A selection of magazines, etc.
  • Many very old summonses from different lodges within the Province and elsewhere (viewing only)
  • Many old pictures, e.g., pictures of Past Masters, Masters, Masons, Buildings etc.

The catalogue has a synopsis (what the book contains) as a few titles are not easy to understand, eg. ARS Quatuor Coronatorum.

Members can view the library catalogue via the following link:

Here is a small sample of the many hundreds of topics included in the library:

A Narrative History of the Cutlers Company

Ark of the Covenant

Bank of England

Benedict XIV, Pope

Deptford Rituals

Devil Tavern

Druidical Remains in Anglesey and Scotland


Fleet Street

Foundation stones

Freemasonry and the Vatican Russian Initiation Ceremony

Freemasonry in Boston (Lincs.)

Freemasonry in the Tower of London.

Goose and Gridiron

Gravitation near the Earth’s Surface

Hiram Abiff

Installation of Viscount Lascelles

Jacob’s ladder

Kilwinning Lodge

Knights Templar

London Masons’ Company

Love in a Forest

Masonry in East Africa

Minutes of York Lodge, 1703

Napoleon I & II, Emperor of France

Napoleonic Freemasonry in Italy.

North American Indians

Scarborough Roll

Secret Scrolls of Christ

Some Old Masonic Customs

St. Paul’s Cathedral

Stone Circles

Temple Bar

The Boston Tea Party and Freemasonry.

The Brass-Workers of King Solomon.

The Craft in the 14th century

The First Indian Freemason

The Magic Words

The Medieval Mason

The Tower of Babel

The Triple Tau

Was Sir Christopher Wren a Freemason?

Westminster Abbey

Etc, etc…


Brethren who cannot find what they are looking for should contact WBro Alan via the contact form.

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