The Southern Historical Society.
Its origin and history.
The attention of the editor has been called to some omissions in the succinct history of the Southern Historical Society, under the above caption, which is given in Vol.
XVIII, Southern Historical Society Papers
, pp. 349-365.
Whilst it was only attempted in that brief account to comprehend important facts, yet it was the desire of the compiler that the services and influence of all essentially connected with the Society in its origin and sustenance should have recognition.
He has pleasure in here recording, as additions, that Lieutenant-General William J. Hardee
, who went to the White Sulphur Springs
to attend the convention which reorganized the Southern Historical Society in August, 1873, was prevented from such attendance by illness which resulted fatally a few days after the adjournment of the convention.
President Jefferson Davis
was also present the last day of the session of the convention and addressed it.
There was also a subsequent special meeting, called by the President
of the Society, General Early
, of those who had enrolled themselves as members.
This meeting was in session two days Saturday, September 18, and Monday, September 20, 1873.
At these meetings the Secretary
, Colonel George Wythe Munford
, not being present, his son, General Thomas T. Munford
, acted as Secretary