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LETTER OF TRANSMITTAL.
AMERICAN HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION,
SIR: I have the honor to transmit herewith a general report of the proceedings of the American Historical Association at their fourteenth annual meeting, held in New Haven, Conn., December 28-30, 1898. Some of the papers there read and discussed have been elsewhere printed. For example, the report of the committee of seven on "The study of history in schools" was accepted for publication by the Macmillan Company, though this is included in the present report as a matter of great importance. Prof. George F. Burr's report on "The search for the Venezuela-Guiana Boundary" was printed in the American Historical Review, April, 1899; so also was Prof. William M. Sloane's article on "Napoleon's plans for French colonies in Spanish America." Other papers that were actually read and some that were presented by title are herewith submitted, together with the third report of the Historical Manuscripts Commission. Among things done by the Association at their New Haven meeting were: (1) The adoption of the American Historical Review, a quarterly magazine, now published by the Macmillan Company, and now sent free of charge to all members of the Association; (2) the appointment of a commission of five for the historical study of colonies and dependencies; (3) the institution of a general committee to represent the local and State historical interests of the Association; (4) an agreement to hold annual meetings in triennial succession in the East, West, and District of Columbia.
HERBERT B. ADAMS,
Mr. S. P. LANGLEY,
Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution.
AMERICAN HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION.
Organized at Saratoga, N. Y., September 10, 1884.
OFFICERS FOR 1899.
JAMES FORD RHODES, LL. D.,
New York City.
MOSES COIT TYLER, L. H. D., LL. D.,
HERBERT B. ADAMS, Ph. D., LL. D.,
Custodian of Section of American History, Smithsonian Institution,
CLARENCE W. BOWEN, Ph. D.,
Secretary Church History Section:
(In addition to the above-named officers),
CHARLES KENDALL ADAMS, LL. D.,
JAMES B. ANGELL, LL. D.,
Hon. GEORGE F. HOAR, LL. D.,
RICHARD S. STORRS, D. D., LL. D.,
JAMES SCHOULER, LL. D.,
GEORGE P. FISHER, D. D., LL. D.,
H. MORSE STEPHENS, A. M.,
Chief Justice of the United States, Washington, D. C.
A. C. MCLAUGHLIN, A. M.,