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REGULAR QUARTERLY MEETING OF BOARD OF

DIRECTORS.

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HELD AT THE OFFICE OF THE SOCIETY IN LINCOLN, APRIL 9, 1907.

Meeting called to order at 1:45 P.M. by the President, Dr. Geo. L. Miller.

Present, Dr. Geo. L. Miller, Jas. E. North, Prof. H. W. Caldwell, S. L. Geisthardt, Robert IIarvey, Henry C. Richmond, and C. S. Paine, as members of the board, and Miss Charlotte Templeton and Miss Edith Tobitt, members of the library committee, also Prof. A. E. Sheldon, Director of Field Work, and Elmer E. Blackman, Archeologist.

Minutes of the previous meeting were read and approved.

The report of the Secretary was presented, and on motion of Mr. North was ordered accepted and placed on file.

The Treasurer, Mr. Geisthardt, reported that there was approximately $200 on hand in the bank fund.

The report of the Archeologist, Mr. E. E. Blackman, was presented, and on motion of Prof. Caldwell it was accepted and placed on file.

The report of the Director of Field Work, Mr. A. E. Sheldon, was then presented, and on motion of Prof. Caldwell the report was accepted and filed.

The report of the library committee was read by Miss Charlotte Templeton, and there being no objection it was, by order of the President, accepted.

The report of the museum committee was received, accepted, and placed on file.

After some discussion on the subject of cooperating with the State Press Association, in the publication of a History of the Nebraska Press, it was moved and seconded that the board recommend to the Society, at its next annual meeting, that it cooperate with the State Press Association in the publication, under the auspices of the Society, of a volume devoted to the history of the Nebraska Press, the editorial work to be provided for by the State Press Association. Carried.

The recommendation of the Secretary that the board decline to accept the proposition of Mrs. Robt. W. Furnas, to purchase the Furnas collection of Nebraska woods, paying therefor $4,000, in four equal annual payments of $1,000 each, was, on motion of Mr. Geisthardt, concurred in.

A vote of thanks was extended to Gov. Geo. L. Sheldon for the solicited donation of a portrait of himself to hang in the Society rooms.

A vote of thanks was also extended to Mrs. E. C. Baker, of Miller, Nebraska, for the donation of 400 copies of the History of Seward county, by W. W. ('ox.

The Secretary recommended the appointment of a committee of three, of which Mr. Geisthardt should be chairman, to conduct negotiations with the city of Lincoln, with the view to securing Market Square or some other acceptable site for the proposed Historical Society building. It was moved and seconded that such committee be appointed. The motion was amended by Professor Caldwell to make the committee five members, two to be selected outside of the board, one of whom should be Mr. A. E. Sheldon. In this form the motion was carried. The President appointed as such committee: S. L. Geisthardt, C. S. Paine, H. W. Caldwell, A. E. Sheldon, and T. F. A. Williams.

Upon request of the Secretary, his salary of $100 was, on motion of Mr. Geisthardt, appropriated and added to the salary of E. E. Blackman, the Secretary waiving all claim to salary from the Society for the current year.

The report of the library committee was taken up, and on motion of Mr. Geisthardt a plan proposed by the committee for the employment of a librarian, to catalogue and accession the library, was approved, and on motion of Mr. Geisthardt the Secretary was authorized to cooperate with the library committee in the selection of a librarian, and in carrying out the plans recommended by the committee, so far as the available funds of the Society would permit.

On motion of Professor Caldwell, the rules were suspended and the Secretary instructed to cast the ballot for the following named persons as members of the Society:

Wm. J. Harmon, Fremont. George W. Brown, Jr., LinLeslie G. Hurd, Harvard.

coln. Chester H. Aldrich, David Epaminondas E. Lyle, WaCity.

hoo. Dr. Albert T. Peters, Lincoln. Harry C. Ingles, Pleasant Elbert C. Hurd, Lincoln.

Hill. Mrs. Isabel Richey, Lincoln. Gilbert L. Cole, Beatrice. Senator W. Perin, Lincoln. Henry F. Wyman, Omaha. Richard A. Hawley, Lincoln. John P. Loder, Waverly. James H. Cook, Agate. Abram P. Kempton, Lincoln. Harold J. Cook, Agate.

Edgar A. Burnett, Lincoln. On motion of the Secretary the meeting was adjourned. Approved July 9, 1907.

C. S. PAINE,

Secretary.

REGULAR MEETING OF BOARD OF DIRECTORS.

HELD AT THE OFFICE OF THE SOCIETY IN LINCOLN, JULY 9, 1907.

Meeting called to order at 2:30 P. M. by the President, Dr. Geo. L. Miller. Present, Dr. Geo. L. Miller, S. L. Geisthardt, Robert Harvey, C. S. Paine, and Dr. C. E. Bessey, representing Chancellor Andrews.

Minutes of the previous meeting were read and approved.

The report of the Secretary was presented and, on motion of Mr. Geisthardt, was approved and ordered placed on file.

The Treasurer, Mr. Geisthardt, reported: Balance on hand January 17, 1907...

$228.79 Receipts, Membership fees

$112 00 Sales ..

3 50

115 50

Total

Total
Paid out on warrants.

$344 29 196 95

Leaving a balance on hand, July 9, 1907, of... $147 34 The report of the Director of Field Work was presented, and by order of the President was placed on file.

The Secretary reported the resignation of Mr. S. L. Geisthardt as chairman of the building site committee, and the appointment of James E. North, by the President, as chairman of such committee.

On motion of Mr. Geisthardt the Secretary was directed to convey to Hon. H. M. Eaton and to Messrs. S. V. and A. G. Johnson the thanks of the board for valuable donations to the library and to the museum.

Upon the recommendation of President Miller, and on motion of Mr. Geisthardt, it was agreed to memorialize Congress in behalf of the proposition to establish a national reserve in Nebraska, embracing the site of old Ft. Kearney. President Miller appointed Prof. A. E. Sheldon to prepare such incmorial, to be presented at the next meeting of the board.

On motion of the Secretary the meeting was adjourned. Approved October 17, 1907.

C. S. PAINE,

Secretary.

MEETING OF BOARD OF DIRECTORS.

HELD AT THE OFFICE OF THE SOCIETY IN LINCOLN, OCTOBER

17, 1907.

Meeting called to order at 10:30 A.M. by the President, Dr. Geo. L. Miller.

Present, Dr. George L. Miller, Prof. H. W. Caldwell, C. S. Paine, J. E. North, Dr. C. E. Bessey, representing Chancellor Andrews, and Lieut. Gov. M. R. Hopewell, representing Governor Sheldon.

Minutes of the previous meeting were read and approved.

The question being raised of the right of Dr. Bessey, representing Chancellor Andrews, and of Lieutenant-Governor

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Hopewell, representing Governor Sheldon, to sit as members of the board, the President decided that in the absence from the state of Governor Sheldon and Chancellor Andrews, Lieutenant-Governor Hopewell was entitled to represent the former, and Acting Chancellor Dr. Bessey, the latter.

The report of the Secretary was presented, approved, and ordered placed on file.

The report of the Director of Field Work was presented by the Secretary, and ordered accepted and placed on file.

The request of Mr. A. E. Sheldon to be granted a leave of absence from October 1, 1907, to June 1, 1908, was, upon recommendation of the Secretary, granted.

A communication was presented from Mr. W. F. Thompson, of Brownville, Nebraska, offering to sell to the Society, for $25, a bound volume of newspapers, containing the New York Weekly Tribune from March 27, 1847, to September 1, 1849, inclusive; and the Licking Valley Register from July 21, 1841, to July 20, 1844, inclusive.

On motion of Professor Bessey, seconded by Governor Hopewell, the Secretary was directed to accept the foregoing offer.

On motion of Mr. North, the Secretary was directed to convey to Mrs. A. M. Susong, of Lincoln, the thanks of the Society for the donation of an oil painting of her father, John Gillespie, first State Auditor of Nebraska.

Upon recommendation of tlre Secretary, the President was authorized to name a committee of three, not necessarily members of the Board, who should select the names of those people whose portraits should be solicited to occupy a place in the portrait gallery of the Society

The President appointed as such committee: Mrs. A. J. Sawyer, Lincoln; Francis E. White, Omaha; Ilon. Melville R. Hopewell, Tekamah.

Upon the motion of Professor Caldwell, the salary of William E. Hannan was increased from $50 to $75 per month, beginning October 1, and continuing during the absence of Mr. A. E. Sheldon.

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