I. Ancient History of the Main Body
II. Ancient History of the Main Body--Sixth Language
III. Sixth Language, Scottish Branch, 1124-1834
IV. Ireland, 1834-1902
V. England, 1842-1902
VII. America, 1841-1902
VIII. Scotland, 1834-1902
As for the modern portion our information has been taken from the most reliable sources, and with the exception of a very few instances, from the original documents, which The Imperial Parent Grand Black Encampment of the Universe have kindly placed in our hands for this purpose. We are also indebted to No. 24 Encampment (Ancient St. John's, Glasgow) for allowing us free access to some of the most ancient documents existing, in connection with our Ancient and Illustrious Order of Knights of Malta.
Our sole object in undertaking this task, has been the hope of educating our Companions in the history of the Knighthood to which they belong; believing that the more a man knows of a good cause, the more he will appreciate it, and the more he will sacrifice for it.
It has been said that "knowledge is power," and if our efforts be instrumental in diffusing even a little knowledge; then we know our labours shall not have been in vain.