Elected Treasurer of the American Irish Historical Society
Ch1cago, Feb. 11, 1915.
Mr. Edward H. Daly,
Secretary-General, American Irish Historical Society, 52 Wall Street, New York City. Dear Sir:
Last evening Messrs. John P. Hopkins, P. T. Barry, James Plunkett, Wm. P. J. Halley, General Maurice T. Maloney, P. J. O'Keefe, Maurice Kane, John J. O'Flynn, Wm. Norton and Thomas Carroll held a meeting at the La Salle Hotel and organized the Illinois Chapter of the American Irish Historical Society.
We elected the following officers: James Plunkett, President, 512 Oakwood Blvd., Chicago; P. T. Barry, First Vice-President, 5118 Greenwood Ave., Chicago; Gen. Maurice T. Maloney, second Vice-President, Ottawa, I11.; John A. McCormick, Treasurer, 7 W. Madison St., Chicago; Wm. P. J. Halley, Secretary, 1835 Republic Bldg., Chicago.
The above officers were appointed a committee to appoint any other officers and committees necessary to carry on the work of the Chapter.
I was instructed to write you advising you of our action and request that you give us necessary information to carry on the work of the Chapter.
We understand the annual dues are $5.00, which goes to the parent body, and that we may in addition provide for our local Chapter. Please advise if this is correct. Also advise if women may become members of the organization.
Should be glad to hear from you with the necessary information, on receipt of which we will proceed to make an active campaign for members and hope to build up a Chapter that will be active in the work.
Mr. Barry had a book, which I believe was your last annual report, and I should like very much to have a copy of this book for my personal use. I regret to say that at present I am not as well posted as to the aims and objects of the Society as I wish, and any information you can give me will be appreciated. Yours very truly,
Wm. P. J. Halley, Secretary, Illinois Chapter American Irish Historical Society. The American Irish Historical Society,