February Meeting, 1959

    A STATED Meeting of the Society was held at its House, No. 87 Mount Vernon Street, Boston, on Thursday, 26 February 1959, at three o’clock in the afternoon, the President, Mr. Richard Mott Gummere, in the chair.

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

    The Corresponding Secretary reported the death of Peter Oliver, a Non-Resident Member, that had occurred on 17 February. He further reported the receipt of letters from Messrs. Gilbert Russell Payson and Alden Porter Johnson, accepting election to Resident Membership in the Society.

    Mr. Wendell Douglas Garrett was elected a Resident Member of the Society.

    The Editor reported on a proposed journey to Charlottesville, Virginia, scheduled for April by invitation of the Thomas Jefferson Memorial Foundation and of four members of the Society on the faculty of the University of Virginia.

    Mr. Leonard C. Faber, Assistant Editor of The Adams Papers, read a paper entitled: “Two Centuries of the Quincy Family.”