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Captain James Cook - freemason? Clemens, Roy H. 1980

 

Captain James Cook - freemason?
By Roy H. Clemens. Published by Masonic Public Library, Honolulu: 1980.
This is an interesting little work prompted by the author reading in two Freemasonry journals articles that stated that Cook was a Freemason. In ten pages he sets out the evidence for and against and comes out firmly against Cook having been a member.
Reviewer: John Robson
Originally published in Cook's Log, page 1525, volume 21, number 3 (1998).

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Dan, the Captain Cook Society does not hold a copy of Roy H Clemens book, so I am unable to provide you with details of the contents. The review of his book, which was published in "Cook's Log" in 1998, is repeated in full, at the top of this page. If you would like to obtain a copy of the book, I suggest that you contact the Library inb question. I have been unable to find a website for this library, but its postal address is 1611 Kewalo Street, Honolulu, Hawaii, HI 96822
Whilst some freemasons sailed on Cook's ships, and are alleged to have held meetings on board, I suspect that they were all from different lodges. I have never heard any details given as to Cook's membership of a lodge, and believe that this claim is still to be proved. Circumstantial evidence relating to Cook's association with freemasonry can be found at the following website
http://georgemarkhamtweddell.blogspot.co.uk/2012/11/captain-cooks-monument-easby-moor.html
By Cliff Thornton on 12/31/2017 2:19:39 PM Like:0 DisLike:0
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To whom it may concern,
I respectfully ask for a copy of this article and any other information pertaining to the possibility that Captain Cook was Freemason. Do you have any information as to his rank, initiation dates, the lodge or order(s) to which he was assigned etc?

Your response is most appreciated.

Dan Hadley
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FOFM /G\
By Dan Hadley on 12/19/2017 4:06:41 AM Like:0 DisLike:0

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