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NORRIS, Robert, author, born in Massachusetts, 31 August, 1818. He early became an active Freemason, and has written and lectured largely on Masonry. In 1858 he was elected grand master of the order in Kentucky, and since 1860 he has resided in Lagrange, Kentucky in 1884 he received the title of poet laureate of Freemasonry. Among his works are "Lights and Shadows of Freemasonry" (Louisville, Kentucky, 1852); "History of the Morgan Affair" (New York, 1852) ; "Code of Masonic Law" (Louisville, 1855); "History of Freemasonry in Kentucky" (Frankfort, 1859); "Freemasonry in the Holy Land" (New York. 1882); " The Poetry of Freemasonry "; and works on numismatics.
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