The Web of Hiram

University of Bradford
Home Lectures of the Craft Lectures of the Holy Royal Arch Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite The Royal Order of Scotland York Rite Side Degrees English Knights Templar Order of Women Freemasons Walter Leslie Wilmshurst

Welcome to the Web of Hiram

This website began when Dr Robert Lomas of the University's School of Management, decided to create an electronic database of the Masonic material held in many of the University's Special Collections as part of his on-going research into the cultural origin of scientific ideas.

As other material has been donated to this work it has been added to the archive. None of the rituals and statutes recorded in the data are currently in use. It is in effect a scrap heap of discarded ritual and belief. But just as an archaeologist can search through ancient midden heaps and in doing so discover a lot of information about the people who dumped the rubbish, so this archive gives valuable insight into the cultural contributions of Freemasonry.

Whilst researching the book Turning the Hiram Key Dr Lomas obtained copies of out-of-copyright published material by the Masonic writer Walter Leslie Wilmshurst and transposed them into web-format. A section of Wilmhurst's writings, with the full text of rare items, has now been added to this site.

Dr Lomas is currently conducting a survey on public attitudes towards Freemasonry. If you would like to contribute to this survey please click on this link. SURVEY

If any readers have old and discarded Masonic material they would like to contribute to this conservation project then please click on the link marked Content Manager at the foot of this page.

For further information regarding the University of Bradford's J.B.Priestley Library Special Collections, either visit http://www.bradford.ac.uk/library/special or email special-collections@bradford.ac.uk.



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