Harry Seymour

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Harry Seymour

America mid 1800s - early 1900s?


Comments: Freemason ; Grand Master of the Ancient and Primitive Rite of Masonry in America, who issued a Patent to John Yarker in 1872; the Rite of Memphis first arrived in America in 1856,; The ninety degrees of the Rite of Misraim were united with the ninety-seven degrees of Memphis by General Giuseppe Garibaldi,who combined the two irregular Masonic Rites in the Rite of Memphis and Misraim in 1881.Could also give the 'Symbolic Grand Lodge' of the Scottish Rite of Freemasonry in Germany (AASR; 'Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite', of regular form with 33 degrees); Harry J. Seymour, Past Grand Master General of the Rite of Memphis,was expelled from the Supreme Council of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry in 1865; Adapter of Masonic Rites;


Teachers: Cagliostro; General Giuseppe Garibaldi; James Anderson; Albert Pike; Albert Mackey  ; David MacLelland; MWPGM; Gabriel Mathieu Marconis de Negre; his son, Grand Heirophant Jacques Etienne Marconis from France; Marshal Maignan, Grand Master of the French Grand Orient; Gabriel Mathieu Marconis de Negre of the Rite of Memphis; his son Jean Etienne Marconis de Nègre takes over the Rite of Memphis 1838; John Yarker; Joseph Cerneau of the New York Scottish Rite; Michael Bedarride and brothers of the Rites of Misraim;


Students: Charles S. Stratton, aka General Tom Thumb from the Circus; Orrin Welch; John L. Lewis; John W. Simons; Clinton F. Paige; General Samuel C. Lawrence ; Daniel W. Lawrence; Calvin C. Burt, author of the Ritual of the Degrees of Rite of Memphis, 1867; Dr. Alexander B. Mott; W. B. Lord of Utica; Isaac H. Parrish of the “Royal Masonic Rite”; Harvey G. Goodale; Ellis B. Guild; Matthew McBlain Thompson, of the American Masonic Federation; Benjamin D. Hyam;


Organizations: Freemasonry; Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry; Rite of Misraim; Rite of Memphis, see Rite of Memphis and Misraim;


Author: unpublished “Grand Conservator of the Rite 33° ritual;


Resources: http://www.parareligion.ch/sunrise/mm1.htm; http://www.parareligion.ch/sunrise/mm1.htm; http://www.hermetics.org/pdf/masonry/a_and_p_rite.pdf; Committed to the Flames the history and rituals of a secret masonic rite (Rectified Scottish Rite, NY 1800s), by Arturo de Hoyos & S. Brent Morris, 2008: http://scottishriteresearch.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/9.Memphis.pdf ;