VOLUME XX, now completed, contains the Transactions of the Society at nine meetings, from December, 1917, to February, 1919, both included, in continuation of Volume XIX.

    The Committee gratefully acknowledges the Society’s indebtedness to several institutions, and to friends and members of this Society, for permission to reproduce documents in their possession, for the gift of plates, or for other courtesies, namely: to the American Antiquarian Society, the Boston Athenæum, the Boston Public Library, the Gilbert Museum (Amherst College), the Harvard College Library, the Library of Congress, the Massachusetts Historical Society, the Peabody Museum (Harvard University), the Royal Library (Copenhagen), the United States Department of Agriculture, and the Yale University Library.

    For the Committee of Publication,

    Fred norris robinson,


    Boston, 1 July, 1919