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NEW YORK, March 28, 1912.
To the Legislature of the State of New York:
Pursuant to Chapter 166 of the Laws of 1895, and laws amendatory thereof and supplementary thereto, the Trustees of the American Scenic and Historic Preservation Society have the honor to present this its Seventeenth Annual Report.
OFFICERS, TRUSTEES AND STANDING COMMITTEES.
The Officers, Trustees and Standing Committees of the Society are as follows:
Honorary President. J. PIERPOXT MORGAN, LL. D....
GEORGE FREDERICK Kunz, Ph. D., Sc. D....
EDWARD DEAN ADAMS, LL. D....
New York Dean LIBERTY HYDE BAILEY..
Ithaca, N. Y. IHRY ILARPER BENEDICT..
New York REGINALD PELILAM BOLTON..
New York HIERBERT LAWRENCE BRIDGMAN
New York JOUX ADAMS BROWN....
New York IL ENRY KIRKE BUSI-BROWX..
Washington, D. C. David Brysox DELAVAN, M. D.
New York Hon. CHARLES MAsox Dow..
.Jamestown, N. Y. Hon. ALGERNON SYDNEY FRISSELL.
New York IIon. ROBERT LIVINGSTOY FRYER.
Buffalo, N. Y. HENRY ELLSWORTH GREGORY.
New York FRANCIS WHITING HALSEY..
New York IIon. WILLIAM BAILEY LIOWLAND..
New York WOLCOTT JULIUS HUMPHREY, B. A.
Warsaw, N. Y. Ilon. THOMAS PETTIBONE KINGSFORD.
Oswego, N. Y. GEORGE FREDERICK KUNZ, Ph. D., Sc. D.
.. New York FREDERICK STYMETZ LAMB...
New York IIon. THOMAS II AMILTON LEE..
Stony Point, N. Y. IIENRY MARCUS LEIPZIGER, Ph. D., LL. D.
New York OGDEN PEARL LETCHWORTH.
Buffalo, N. Y. HITRAM JOHN MESSENGER, Ph. D.
Hartford, Conn. Join PIERPONT MORGAN, LL. D....
New York EDWARD LASELL PARTRIDGE, M. D.....
.. New York GORDON HASTINGS PECK...
West Haverstraw, N. Y. IIon. GEORGE WALBRIDGE PERKINS..
New York Hon. N. TAYLOR PHILLIPS..
New York Hon. THOMAS REDFIELD PROCTOR.
Utica, N. Y. Hon. HERMAN RIDDER ....
.New York Col. HENRY WOODWARD SACKETT.
New York Hon. CHARLES AINSWORTH SPOFFORD.
. New York Hon. STEPHEN HOWARD THAYER..
Yonkers, N. Y. Hon. CALVIN TOMKINS
New York ALBERT ULMAXX
New York CHARLES DELAMATER VAIL, L. H. D.
Executive Committee. GEORGE FREDERICK Kunz, Ph. D., Sc. D.,* Chairman, New York HENRY E. GREGORY..
New York Hon. N. TAYLOR PHILLIPS.
New York Col. HENRY W. SACKETT.
New York New York New York
Fort Brewerton Reservation Committee. Hon. Thomas P. KINGSFORD, Chairman. Oswego, N.Y. Hon. THOMAS D. LEWIS...
Fulton, N. Y. Hon. THOMAS R. PROCTOR..
Utica, X. Y.
Letchworth Park Committee. Hon. CHARLES M. Dow, Chairman.. Jamestown, N. Y. Dean LIBERTY H. BAILEY...
..Ithaca, N. Y. Hon. ROBERT L. FRYER..
Buffalo, X. Y. Francis WHITING HALSEY.
New York WOLCOTT J. HUMPHREY..
Warsaw, N. Y. Hon. THOMAS P. KINGSFORD.
..Oswego, N. Y. HENRY M. LEIPZIGER, Ph. D., LL. D.
New York OGDEN P. LETCHWORTH.,
Buffalo, N. Y. Hon. N. Taylor PHILLIPS.
New York Col. HENRY W. SACKETT.
.. New York CHARLES DELAMATER VAIL, L. H. D.. ......Geneva, X. Y.
Philipse Manor Hall Committee. Hon. STEPHEN H. THAYER, Chairman.
Yonkers, X. Y. Miss MARY MARSHALL BUTLER.
Yonkers, X. Y. Miss HELEN R. CROES.
Yonkers, X. Y. HAMPTON D. Ewing...
Yonkers, N. Y. Mrs. THOMAS EWING, JR..
Yonkers, N. Y. Mrs. ALEXANDER HENDERSON
Yonkers, V. Y. (Continued on next page.)
The President of the Society is a member, ex-officio, of all standing committees,
Sites and Inscriptions Committee.
Stony Point Reservation Committee. GORDON H. PECK, Chairman..
West IIaverstraw, N. Y. HENRY K. BUSII-BROWN.
Washington, D. C. Hon. THOMAS H. LEE...
Stony Point, N. Y. FRANCIS WHITING HALSEY .
New York THE SECRETARY
Tappan Monument ('ommittee.
Nyack, N. Y.
The Society was originally incorporated by a special act of the Legislature of the State of New York (chapter 166 of the Laws of 1895), under the title of "The Trustees of Scenic and Historie Places and Objects,” which title was changed by chapter 302 of the Laws of 1898, to “ The Society for the Preservation of Scenic and Historic Places and Objects,” and by chapter 385 of the
Laws of 1901 to “The American Scenic and Historic Preservation Society.” It had on January 1, 1912, a total membership of 522.
Its charter reads as follows:
The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows:
Section 1. The following persons: William H. Webb,* Samuel D. Babcock, * John M. Francis, * Andrew II. Green, Charles A. Dana, * Oswald Ottendorfer, * Chauncey M. Depew, llorace Porter, William Allen Butler, * Mornay Williams, George G. Haven, * Elbridge T. Gerry, Walter S. Logan,* Henry E. IIowland, Edward P. Hatch, * William L. Bull, James N. Taylor, J. Ilampen Robb,* Ebenezer K. Wright, * Alexander E. Orr, William M. Evarts, * Wager Swayne, * Charles R. Miller, Frederick W. Deroe, Elbridge G. Spanlding, * Frederick S. Tallmadge,* Thomas V. Welch,* S. Van Rensselaer Cruger, * Frederick J. De Peyster, Morgan Dix, * John A. Stewart, Charles C. Beaman, * Francis Vinton Greene, Peter A. Porter, M. D. Raymond, George X. Lawrence, Benjamin F. Tracy, Augustus Frank, * Charles 2. Lincolu, John Hudson Peck, Sherman S. Rogers,* William Hamilton Harris, Lewis Cass Ledyard, Alexander B. Crane, John Ilodge, * Robert L. Fryer, J. S. T. Stranahan, *. Samuel Parsons, Jr., Charles A. Hawley, Henry E. Gregory, Frederick D. Tappan, * Henry J. Cookinham, Henry R. Durfee, II. Walter Webb, * and such others as shall become associated with them in the manner and upon the terms and conditions prescribed by the by-laws of the corporation hereby created, are hereby constituted a badly politic and corporate by the name of the American Scenic and Historic Preservation Society, with all the powers and subject to the provisions of the eleventh section of chapter thirty-five of the general corporation law as amended by chapter six hundred and eighty-seven of the laws of eighteen hundred and ninety-tiro, except as otherwise provided by this act, and shall be capable of purchasing, taking, receiving and holding by gift, grant, devise, bequest, or otherwise, in trust or perpetuity, real and personal estate for the uses and purposes of said corporation, the value of which shall not exceed one million dollars. (Chapter 166, 1895, amended by chap. 302, 1898, and chap. 385, 1901.)
$ 2. The objects of said corporation shall be to acquire by purchase, gift, grant, devise, or bequest, historic objects or memorable or picturesque places in the State or elsewhere in the United States, hold real and personal property in fee or upon such lawful trusts
* Now deceased.