The Critic Volume 9

The Critic Volume 9

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1888 edition. Excerpt: ...not to the President, but to his wife! Strange to say, the authors persisted in their intention of presenting the tulips to Mr. Cleveland. With it they sent a congratulatory round-robin. In deference to the waiter's judgment, they observed the proprieties to the extent of giving the Lady of the White House a bunch of violets. On the 14th inst.--a few days before the Authors' Readings--a call signed by twenty-four gentlemen prominent in literary, book trade, and other 'circles' in Washington, was sent out, giving notice of a meeting to be held at the Riggs House, for the purpose of organizing a local association to cooperate with the American Copyright League and kindred organizations. Some forty ladies and gentlemen responded. Dr. J. C. Welling, President of Columbian University, called the meeting to order, and Mr. Thorvald Solberg acted as secretary. Dr. S. M. Burnett, Prof. Fay and Mr. Hackett were appointed as a committee to assist in effecting a permanent organization and to draft a constitution. Permanent officers were elected as follows: --President, James C. Welling; first Vice-President, Col. John Hay; second, Prof. J. V. Powell; third, Judge Henry Strong; fourth, Dr. S. M. Burnett; Treasurer, Wm. Ballantyne; Recording Secretary, John Savary; Corresponding Secretary, Thorvald Solberg; Directors, Prof. Langley, Prof. Gill, Dr. Gallaudet, Dr. Billings, Gen. Greely, Dr. Fletcher and Dr. Geo. B. Loring; Honorary Members, President Cleveland, Secretary Bayard, George Bancroft, Chief Justice Waite (since dead), A. R. Spofford, Geo. T. Curtis, Prof. Graham Bell and Senator Evarts. The constitution adopted was an exact copy of that of the Boston Association. Dr. Welling acknowledged the compliment of his election, and introduced Dr. Edward..show more

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  • Paperback | 580 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 30mm | 1,021g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236563441
  • 9781236563446