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Historical News

Historical News


The Hayes Memorial Library has recently acquired some small but im-

portant additions to its manuscript collections. They include papers of H. H.

Morton and Dr. George R. Morton, Sandusky (7 items, 1855-77); papers on

the election of 1876 (5 items); letters of Rutherford B. Hayes to the Rev.

L. W. Bacon (5 letters, 1881-82, photostatic copies from Yale University

Library); additions to the William and Mary B. Claflin papers (22 items,

1866-89); a letterbook of General H. W. Benham (1877-82); Civil War

correspondence of J. R. Rhoades, Co. E, 110th Regiment, O.V.I. (158 items,

1862-65); and J. P. Reynolds correspondence (36 items, 1876-78).


The Minnesota Historical Society has established the Solon J. Buck

Award, to be granted each year to the author of the best article published

in Minnesota History, the society's quarterly magazine. The award carries

with it a grant of fifty dollars from a special fund. The winner for 1954,

Francis Paul Prucha of St. Marys, Kansas, was honored for his article on

"Minnesota 100 Years Ago as Seen by Laurence Oliphant," which appeared

in the Summer 1954 issue of the quarterly. All authors whose contributions

appear in Minnesota History are eligible for the award. Anyone writing in

the field of Minnesota and Northwest history is invited to compete.

In naming the award the society honors Dr. Buck, who founded the

quarterly in 1915 while he was superintendent of the society. He later be-

came archivist of the United States and has recently retired as assistant

librarian of the Library of Congress.


The eighth annual Seminars on American Culture, sponsored by the New

York State Historical Association, will be held in Cooperstown on two

consecutive weeks, June 26 to July 2, and July 3 to July 9. Requests for

information should be directed to Dr. Louis C. Jones, Director, New York

State Historical Association, Cooperstown, New York.


The special spring exhibition of the Historical and Philosophical So-