The Annual Meeting of Friends Historical Association was held on Eleventh Month 29, 1965, at the American Philosophical Society in Philadelphia. Anna Brinton presided over an audience of more than a hundred. In the business meeting we heard that forty new members had been added during the year 1964-65, bringing the Association's total membership to 731. Article IV of the Constitu- tion was amended in accordance with the announcement published in the Spring 1965 Number of Quaker History so that it now reads as follows: ARTICLE IV Directors and Officers The fourteen Directors prescribed by the Charter shall be divided into three classes, two classes of five each and one class of four, to be elected at the Annual Meeting of the Association. Each class shall serve for three years, respectively, the term of service of one class only expiring each year. The Directors shall elect annually from their number, or from the membership at large, a President, two Vice-Presidents, a Secretary, and a Treasurer, who shall serve as the officers alike of the Association and of the Directors. The Directors may fill vacancies in their number. In addition to the regular officers as above, the Directors are empowered, as they see fit, to elect Honorary Officers from the membership of the Association. All Officers of the Association shall have such powers as may be vested in the Directors. Reference was made to the death during the year of Samuel J. Bunting, Jr., who had been an active member of the Board of Directors for twenty-six years. The first speaker of the evening was Dr. Whitfield J. Bell, Jr., Associate Librarian of the American Philosophical Society. He gave us an account of the founding of the Society in the eighteenth century and mentioned many Friends who had been prominent members in the early years. Barbara Jones presented a fascinating account of the life and personality of Deborah Norris Logan, daughter of Charles Norris and wife of Dr. George Logan. She was born and raised in a house very near the building in which we were meeting. She left many volumes of her diary, all unpublished, from which we can gain an intimate picture of Philadelphia life between 1815 and 1839, when she died. Much of Debby Logan's bright and sprightly nature was conveyed to us in Barbara Jones's talk, which was based on a study of the diaries, now at the Historical Society of Pennsylvania. The evening ended with refreshments and a social hour. 54
Quaker History – Friends Historical Association
Published: Apr 4, 1966
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