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President DR. OTTO L. SCHMIDT.
. Chicago Vice Presidents GEORGE A. LAWRENCE.
Galesburg L. Y. SHERMAN.
..Springfield RICHARD YATES...
.Springfield ENSLEY MOORE.
.Jacksonville CHARLES L, CAPEN.
Directors EDMUND J. JAMES, University of Illinois. . . Urbana-Champaign E. B. GREENE, Columbia University..
New York City MRS. JESSIE PALMER WEBER.....
.Springfield CHARLES H. RAMMELKAMP, President Illinois College......
.Jacksonville GEORGE W. SMITH, Southern Illinois State Normal University.
.Carbondale RICHARD V. CARPENTER.
...Belvidere EDWARD C. PAGE, Northern Illinois State Normal School.....
..DeKalb ANDREW RUSSEL...
.Jacksonville WALTER COLYER..
...Albion JAMES A. JAMES, Northwestern University
Evanston H. W. OLENDENIN..
.Springfield JOHN H. HAUBERG.
Rock Island ORRIN N. CARTER.
.Evanston STUART BROWN..
..Springfield REV. IRA W. ALLEN.,
La Grange Secretary and Treasurer MRS. JESSIE PALMER WEBER.
I. Officers of the Society..
II. An Appeal to the Historical Society and the Gen-
III. Milo M. Quaife. The Northwestern Career of
IV. George Thomas Palmer. Letters from Lyman
Trumbull to John M. Palmer, 1854-1858. ...... 20
V. John H. Piper. Congregationalism in Springfield 42
VI. Louis Martin Sears. New York and the Fusion
VII. A. T. Strange. Hiram Rountree.
VIII. Esther Perry Harnbaker. A Pioneer Teacher,
IX. D. E. Keen. Departed Glories of Old Palmyra.. 78
X. Charles H. MacDowell. The Significance of York-
XI. Oscar E. Carlstrom. The Spanish-American
XII. Thomas W. Smith. John McMurray Landsen. . .111
XIII. N. M. Baker. The Pioneers of Macon County and
XIV. N. M. Baker. Marriages performed by Rev. N. M.
Baker in Macon County, Illinois, 1861-1921....129
XV. William H. Jackson. Some Side Lights on the
Early History of Stark County, Illinois.......134
XVI. An Incident of Early Days in Springfield, Accom-
XVIII. Jessie Palmer Weber. Mrs. Paul Selby.. XIX. Mrs. Paul Selby. Recollections of a Little Girl in the Forties..
Annual meeting of the Illinois State Historical
....187 Chicago Builds World's Largest High School. .189 Plan to Reclaim Sand Banks in Henderson
207 XXI. Necrology.
.229 Mrs. John A. Logan..
.232 Mrs. Matthew T. Scott.. Mrs. Arthur Huntington..
..238 XXII. List of Publications of the Illinois State Historical Library and Society..
.236 AN APPEAL TO THE HISTORICAL SOCIETY AND THE
Objects of Collection Desired by the Illinois State Historical
Library and Society. (MEMBERS PLEASE READ THIS CIRCULAR LETTER.) Books and pamphlets on American history, biography, and genealogy, particularly those relating to the West; works on Indian tribes, and American archæology and ethnology; reports of societies and institutions of every kind, educational, economic, social, political, cooperative, fraternal, statistical, industrial, charitable; scientific publications of states or societies; books or pamphlets relating to all wars in which Illinois has taken part, especially the collection of material relating to the great World war and the wars with the Indians; privately printed works, newspapers; maps and charts; engravings; photographs; autographs; coins; antiquities; encyclopedias, dictionaries, and bibliographical works. Especially do we desire
EVERYTHING RELATING TO ILLINOIS.
1. Every book or pamphlet on any subject relating to Illinois, or any part of it; also every book or pamphlet written by an Illinois citizen, whether published in Illinois or elsewhere; materials for Illinois history; old letters, journals.
2. Manuscripts; narratives of the pioneers of Illinois; original papers on the early history and settlement of the territory; adventures and conflicts during the early settlement, the Indian troubles, or the great rebellion, or other wars; biographies of the pioneers; prominent citizens and public men of every county, either living or deceased, together with their portraits and autographs; a sketch of the settlements of every township, village and neighborhood in the State, with the names of the first settlers. We solicit articles on every subject connected with Illinois history.
3. City ordinances, proceedings of mayor and council; reports of committees of council; pamphlets, or papers of any kind printed by authority of the city; reports of boards of trade and commercial associations; maps of cities and plats of town sites or of additions thereto.
4. Pamphlets of all kinds; annual reports of societies; sermons or addresses delivered in the State; minutes of church conventions, synods,