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Wm. J. Harmon, Fremont.
Dr. Albert T. Peters, Lincoln.
George W. Brown, Jr., Lincoln.
Epaminondas E. Lyle, Wa-
Harry C. Ingles, Pleasant
Gilbert L. Cole, Beatrice.
On motion of the Secretary the meeting was adjourned.
C. S. PAINE,
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..
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 memorial, 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,
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
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 the 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, Omaba; Hon. 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.
On motion of Professor Caldwell, the Secretary was instructed to cast, and did cast, the ballot for the election to membership of the following persons:
Henry V. Hoagland, Lincoln. Wallace L. Crandall, Lincoln. Ferdinand A. Truell, Lincoln. Otto W. Meier, Lincoln. Albert Hasebrook, Lincoln. Morris C. Stull, Lincoln. Mrs. Morris C. Stull, Lincoln.
Samuel F. Westerfield, Lincoln.
Harry J. Hall, Lincoln.
Mrs. Kate P. Fodrea, Lincoln.
Mrs. Louisa E. Collins, Kearney.
Mrs. Henry A. LaSelle, Beatrice.
Wm. H. Robbins, Beatrice. Absalom N. Yost, Omaha. Lou L. E. Stewart, Omaha. Geo. E. Buell; Murdock. Ellery H. Westerfield, Omaha.
Clarence Ruigh, Firth. Martin W. Dimery, Lincoln. Dr. W. K. Loughridge, Milford.
Harry Porter, Lincoln. Charles G. Cone, University
J. W. Wamberg, Grand Island.
John Schwyn, Grand Island.
W. E. Saxton, Decatur.
George D. Bennett, Lincoln.
Nellie M. Sisson, Ainsworth.
Elmer W. Brown, Lincoln.
Mrs. John W. Steinhardt, Nebraska City.
Mrs. Caroline Morton, Ne- A. W. Hindman, Chester.
Mrs. Irene S. Morton, Nebraska City.
C. C. Cobb, York.
S. V. Johnson, York.
J. H. Harrison, Cairo.
Charles H. Busch, Nebraska T. A. Blythe, Cairo.
Paul Jessen, Nebraska City. Edwin F. Warren, Nebraska City.
Joseph W. Johnson, Lincoln. Walter S. Houseworth, Lincoln.
John S. Reed, Lincoln.
William J. Bryan, Lincoln. Mrs. W. J. Bryan, Lincoln. James B. Haynes, Omaha. George A. Eberly, Stanton. T. L. Cole, Washington, D. C. Rollin M. Rolfe, Nebraska City.
A. G. Johnson, York.
Rev. Wm. H. Frost, Fremont. Meriwether J. Waugh, Lincoln.
Wm. A. Lindly, Lincoln.
Miss Mary S. Wilson, Ne
Wm. T. Sloan, Nebraska City Mrs. F. W. Cowles, Nebraska City.
Rev. Emmanuel Hartig, Nebraska City.
Francis E. Wolcott, Lincoln.
Mrs. Frank M. Hall, Lincoln.
Geo. W. Hawke, Nebraska
N. Karstens, Ne
Ernest D. Garrow, Nebraska
Edgar Clayton, Nebraska
Miss Emma Morton, Nebraska City.
Mrs. Walter M. Ladd, Omaha Mrs. Nana Hudson Davey, Lincoln.
John W. Mussetter, Lincoln. Charles W. Pierce, Nebraska City.
Ernst Guenzel, Nebraska
Frank McCartney, Nebraska City..
Nicholas A. Duff, Nebraska City.
Robert S. Mockett, Lincoln. Charles F. Harpham, Lincoln.
Francis W. Brown, Lincoln. Edwin M. Searle, Jr., Lincoln John L. Pierce, Lincoln.