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Notes and Queries

Notes and Queries



The Western Reserve Historical Society is sponsoring a Bicentennial Con-

ference of American Genealogy and Family History, August 8-12, 1976. The

conference will center on the people and records of the American Revolution,

migrations to and within the United States following the Revolution, the prep-

aration and printing or publishing of genealogical material, and the nature and

use of some major genealogical collections and family history studies in Ameri-

can universities. For further information you are asked to contact Mr. John

Larger, Jr., The Western Reserve Historical Society, 10825 East Boulevard,

Cleveland, Ohio 44106.


The Society for Industrial Archeology announces publication of a new

semi-annual journal, IA. IA will feature scholarly papers on a wide range of

subjects dealing with our industrial and engineering past. Special emphasis will

be given to structures and sites in North America. In addition to full-length

papers, IA will also contain Omnibus and Book Review sections, together with

discussion of previously published papers. The journal will be profusely illus-

trated and published in a large (81/2 x 11 inches) format. The editor is Prof.

Emory L. Kemp, Department of Civil Engineering, West Virginia University.

IA is included with membership in the Society for Industrial Archeology.


A comprehensive edition of the letters of Charles Darwin is being planned

with the sponsorship of the American Council of Learned Societies and with

support from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the National

Science Foundation. The edition will be arranged in chronological order with

full texts and annotations, and will include letters to Darwin as well as those

from him. Frederick Burkhardt, President Emeritus of the American Council

of Learned Societies, and Sydney Smith, Fellow and Tutor of St. Catharine's

College and University Lecturer in Zoology, University of Cambridge, are

Co-Editors of the Collected Letters.

It is hoped that librarians, collectors, scholars, antiquarian book-sellers, and

others with knowledge of Darwiniana will contact Dr. Burkhardt at R.F.D. 1,

Bennington, Vermont 05201.


The third annual Carl Becker Memorial Lecture, sponsored by the Depart-

ment of History at the University of Northern Iowa, is scheduled to be held on

September 29, 1976. Jack Greene will deliver the lecture which is entitled "The

American Revolution: An Explanation." For further information write Alvin

R. Sunseri, Department of History, University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls,

IA 50613.


Thurberists will be interested in learning that Men, Women and Dogs has

been reprinted with a new introduction by Dodd, Mead and Company ($8.95).

Originally published in 1943, the work contains over two hundred pages of

James Thurber's best-loved cartoons and drawings, including such series as

"The Masculine Approach" and "The War Between Men and Women."