December Meeting, 1953

    A STATED Meeting of the Society was held at the Club of Odd Volumes, No. 77 Mount Vernon Street, Boston, on Thursday, 17 December 1953, at three o’clock in the afternoon, the President, Hon. Robert Walcott, in the chair.

    The records of the last Stated Meeting were read and approved.

    The Corresponding Secretary reported the receipt of a letter from Mr. William Hutchinson Pynchon Oliver, of Morristown, New Jersey, accepting election to Corresponding Membership in the Society.

    Messrs. Nathan Marsh Pusey and Keyes de Witt Metcalf, of Cambridge, and Henry Francis du Pont, of Winterthur, Delaware, were elected Honorary Members; Messrs. Laurence Brown Fletcher, of Boston, and Edward Neal Hartley, of Cambridge, were elected Resident Members; Messrs. Hamilton Vaughan Bail, of Philadelphia, Charles Woolsey Cole, of Amherst, John Douglas Forbes, of Crawfordsville, Indiana, and Francis Taylor Pearsons Plimpton, of New York City, were elected Non-Resident Members; and Don José Maria de la Peña, of Sevilla, Spain, was elected a Corresponding Member of the Society.

    Mr. Frederick Scouller Allis, Jr., spoke on the microfilm copies of the Baring Papers, recently acquired by the Library of Congress, which he was using in connection with the completion of his William Bingham’s Maine Lands, 1790–1820, which was issued by the Society in 1954 as volumes 36 and 37 of its Publications.