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RUDYARD KIPLING, FREEMASON
RUDYARD KIPLING NOTES
KIPLING AND FREEMASONRY
KIPLING’s POETRY
MASONIC BIOGRAPHIES
Joseph Rudyard Kipling
[Rudyard Kipling]
December 30, 1865 - January 18, 1936
Born in Bombay, India, Rudyard Kipling was educated in England, returning to India in 1882. As a poet, author, and recipient of the Nobel Prize for literature in 1907, he published over 80 stories and ballads. Most of his work celebrated the English Empire and its soldiers in India.
Although only active masonically for a few years, Freemasonry’s effect can be noted in many of his works
His autobiography also has a number of references to Freemasonry.
Initiated: April 5, 1886 (by dispensation)
Passed: May 3, 1886
Raised: December 6, 1886
Demitted: March 4, 1889
Hope and Perseverance Lodge No. 782. E.C.
Lahore, India
Joined: July 8, 1909
Sociata Rosicruciana in Anglia
Honorary Member:
Author’s Lodge No. 3456, E.C.
Motherland Lodge No. 3861, E.C.
Founding Member (January, 1922):
The Builders of the Silent Cities Lodge No. 12, St. Omer, France, F.R.

Harry Carr, "Kipling and the Craft." Ars Quatuor Coronatorum. vol. 77, London: 1964. pp. 213-253. Also see: vol. 77, pp. 207-8.

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