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Dr Bagby is busily at work completing the arranging of this material into scrapbooks and the preparation of an index of the same, and hopes soon to turn over to us his completed work.

We need not say that this will be a very valuable addition to our material, and that far beyond its intrinsic value we shall prize it as a new evidence of the wise and liberal interest which Mr. Corcoran has always taken in our work, as he does, indeed, in every ‘good word and work.’

A meeting of the Southern Historical Society in Nashville has been arranged for May 22nd, 23rd, and 24th, in response to a cordial invitation from the Tennessee Historical Society, and the Tennessee Soldiers' Association. We are not yet able to announce fully the programme, (which is in the hands of a local committee, of which General John F. Wheless is chairman,) but may say that we have every prospect of a large and interesting meeting,

We have already the promise of the following papers:

I. The Battle of Franklin. Discussed in papers by Generals B. F. Cheatham, G. W. Gordon, W. B. Bate, and E. Capers.

2. Biographical sketch of General Bedford Forrest—By Rev. Dr. Kelly.

3. Sketch of Major Strange, of Forrest's Staff—By Colonel M. C. Galloway, of Memphis.

4. Tishomingo Creek (Sturgis's Raid)—By Captain John W. Morton, of Nashville, late Chief of Artillery of Forrest's cavalry.

5. Forrest's Raid into West Tennessee—By Colonel Cox, of Franklin, and Major G. V. Rambaut, of Memphis.

6. Recollections of the Battle of Shiloh—By Captain S. W. Steele.

7. A paper by General J. B. Palmer, of Murfreesboro.

8. Prison Experience at Johnson's Island—By Captain Beard.

9. Memoir of General Pat Cleburne—By General John C. Brown.

Other papers and addresses will be announced. The meeting will be held during the week of the great competitive drill, and at such hours as not to conflict with that; the railroads will all give reduced rates of fare, and we urge our friends from every section to arrange to be present.

our endowment Fund project grows in favor, and we have now every confidence of realizing our goal-afire-proof building for our archives, and at least $100,000 as a permanent endowment fund, only the interest on which can be used for current expenses. If this scheme seems visionary to any, we beg them to note the following methods by which it can be accomplished:

I. Are there not men or women of large means who would be glad to link their names to a Society having for its object the vindication of the name and fame of our Confederate leaders and people, by giving large sums towards its endowment or building? We hope there are, and that our friends will help us to find them.

2. Will not the other Legislatures of the late Confederate States follow the lead of Texas, and make appropriations to our Society? We believe they will when the matter is properly presented to them, and we beg our friends to work up a sentiment in that direction.

3. It will only require one thousand contributions of $100 each, to raise $100,000, and we can surely find these among our many friends. At all events we mean to

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