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Roy Matthew Mitchell
[Roy Matthews]
The Square, 1923
1884 - 1944
Principal founder of the Blavatsky Institute of Canada, and author of Through Temple Doors.
'Born in Fort Gratiot, Mich., 1884. Family moved to Ontario in 1886, living in various towns and finally in Toronto since 1899. Brother Mitchell became a newspaperman in 1903; worked on various papers in Canada and U. S. Editor Central Press 1908-14. Initiated in Ashlar Lodge, Toronto, in 1910. Later took Royal Arch and 18º in the Scottish Rite. Honorary life member of St. George Lodge, Toronto. Took up theatre in, 1915 as technical director, and later as director. In charge of motion pictures for Canadian Government 1918-19. Director of Hart House Theatre, University of Toronto, 1919-21. Author of "Shakespeare for Community Players." Since 1903 a student of, and lecturer on, comparative religion, mystical literature and mystery traditions, especially the latter, in relation to modern renaissance in the theatre. Now completing book "The Next Step in the Theatre."' 1
Initiated: 1910
Ashlar Lodge, Toronto

1. The Square, R.J. Templeton, ed., Vancouver, BC, December, 1923, p. 8.

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