December Meeting, 1961

    A STATED Meeting of the Society was held at its House, No. 87 Mount Vernon Street, Boston, on Thursday, 21 December 1961, the President, Mr. Clifford Kenyon Shipton, in the chair.

    The records of the Annual Meeting in November were read and approved.

    The Corresponding Secretary reported the receipt of a letter from Mr. Leo Flaherty accepting election to Resident Membership in the Society.

    The Right Reverend Monsignor Francis Joseph Lally, of Boston, was elected a Resident Member of the Society.

    Mr. Walter Muir Whitehill then read a paper entitled: “The Proposed Work of the Boston Historical Conservation Committee,” of which he is Chairman. After reviewing the work of existing historical societies in the area of historical preservation, Mr. Whitehill reviewed the circumstances that had led to the appointment by Mayor John F. Collins of this group of fifty citizens who are charged with the formulation of a policy of historic preservation for the city and the preparation of an inventory of monuments.