1836 - March 26, 1915
A founding member and the second Master of Quatuor Coronati Lodge No. 2076, London, Robert Freke Gould contributed twenty-five papers and many notes to Ars Quatuor Coronatorum.
A lieutenant in the 31st Regiment, English Army and later a barrister from 1868, he is best remembered as an early proponent of the authentic school of masonic research and for his three-volume History of Freemasonry (1883-1887).
Charter Member |
Initiated : 1854
Royal Navy Lodge No. 429, Ramsgate
Friendship Lodge, Gibralter
Worshipful Master: 1863
Northern Lodge No. 570, China
Senior Grand Deacon: 1880
United Grand Lodge of England
Past Grand Warden, Hon.: 1912
Grand Lodge of British Columbia
Source: Ars Quatuor Coronatorum. Portrait: frontispiece, Collected Essays & Papers Relating to Freemasonry, Robert Freke Gould. Belfast: William Tait, 1913. Etching by S. Hollyer, front to A Library of Freemasonry, Robert Freke Gould. London : The John C. Yorston Publishing Company, 1911. Proceedings, Grand Lodge of British Columbia, 1912, p. 55.