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Theodore Sutton Parbin,

Grand Secretary of Masons in Iowa From organization of the Grand Lodge in 1844 to 1901, save the year

1852, when he served as Grand Master;

The Pioneer Mason, The connecting link of the past with the present, who aided in laying the foundations of the structure on which we build

to-day, and who was honored by being made First Grand High Priest of R. A. M. in Iowa,

First Grand Commander Knights Templar in Iowa, Grand Recorder Grand Encampment K. T., U. S., for fifteen years, Inspector General Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite, S. J., from

1859 to 1901, Grand Representative of a half dozen foreign and a score of American

Grand Bodies, and Whose term of service of fifty-eight years as Grand Secretary exceeds

all others;

Founder and Builder Of the Iowa Masonic Library, the most unique collection of Masonic

and kindred works in the world;

A Useful Citizen and Educator, Whose life has been devoted to the upbuilding of humanity and whose interest in the young of both sexes never abated, and who, whether as a teacher, instructor, historian, at

torney, legislator, or as

A Writer and Speaker, Earned and justly deserved the world-wide fame and reputation given his name, and reflected honor upon his profession and the jurisdiction he represented ;

The Officer of Varied knowledge, much wisdom, great prudence, unshaken firmness, and decisive action, who with self-reliance saw clearly, worked vigorously, and triumphed gloriously

in all he undertook, and who through

Trials and Tribulations Bore his cross so meekly and with such resignation that when standing in the valley of the shadow of death he could say with composure, Thy will be done,is this, the Seventeenth Volume of ANNALS OF IOWA MASONRY, 1900-1901, lovingly dedicated by his Son and Deputy,

NEWTON R. PARVIN.

195072

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The volumes of the Grand Lodge of Iowa should be bound as
follows: Title-page and general Index accompanied the last part
of the first eight volumes. For those later, apply to the Grand
Secretary.
Volume I. (Reprint), 1844–53.

II. (Reprint), 1854–58.
III. 1859-63.
IV. 1864-68.
V. Part I., Journal, 1869-73.

Part II., Reports on Foreign Correspondence,

etc.
VI. 1874-76.
VII. 1877-79.
VIII. 1880-82.
IX. 1883-84.

X. 1885-87.
XI. 1888-89.
XII. 1890-91.
XIII. 1892-93.
XIV. 1894–95.

XV. 1896-97.
XVI. 1898-99.

XVII. 1900-01.
The Annals of this year (1901) constitute part II. of Vol. XVII.

Bound Volumes will hereafter be distributed to all PUBLIC
LIBRARIES heretofore receiving former volumes, and to such Grand
Lodges only as send bound volumes to our library.

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Newton A. Parern

,

Grand Secretary.

CEDAR RAPIDS, JULY 1ST, 1901.

Egbert, Fidlar, & Chambers, Printers, Binders, and Blank Book Makers,

Davenport, Iowa.

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