February Meeting, 1963

    A STATED Meeting of the Society was held at its House, No. 87 Mount Vernon Street, Boston, on Wednesday, 20 February 1963, at three o’clock in the afternoon, the President, Mr. Clifford Kenyon Shipton, in the chair.

    The records of the Stated Meeting in December were read and approved.

    Mr. Sinclair Hamilton Hitchings of Boston, Mr. J. Bruce Sinclair of North Andover, and Mr. Charles Van Ravenswaay of Sturbridge were elected to Resident Membership in the Society.

    Messrs. Samuel Eliot Morison and R. A. Skelton discussed the Cabot voyages of 1497–1498 in the light of James A. Williamson’s recent book. Beginning with the very few documented facts, the two speakers presented from somewhat different points of view their opinions on the relative reliability of the documents and maps.