National Geographic : 1888 Oct
NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC SOCIETY. CERTIFICATE OF INCORPORATION. This is to Certify that we whose names are hereunto subscribed, citizens of the United States, and a majority of whom are citizens of the District of Columbia, have associated ourselves together pursuant to the provisions of the Revised Statutes of the United States relating to the District of Columbia, and of an act of Congress entitled : "An Act to amend the Revised Statutes of the United States relating to the District of Columbia and for other purposes," approved April 23, 1884, as a Society and body corporate, to be known by the corporate name of the National Geographic Society, and to continue for the term of one hundred years. The particular objects and business of this Society are: to increase and diffuse geographic knowledge ; to publish the trans actions of the Society; to publish a periodical magazine, and other works relating to the science of geography; to dispose of such publications by sale or otherwise ; and to acquire a library, under the restrictions and regulations to be established in its By-Laws. The affairs, funds and property of the corporation shall be in the general charge of Managers, whose number for the first year shall be seventeen, consisting of a President, five Vice Presidents, a Recording Secretary, a Corresponding Secretary, a Treasurer and eight other members, styled Managers, all of whom shall be chosen by ballot at the annual meeting. The duties of these officers and of other officers and standing committees, and their terms and the manner of their election or appointment shall be provided for in the By-Laws. GARDINER G. HUBBARD. J. W. POWELL. C. E. DUTTON. HENRY GANNETT. O. H. TITTMANN. A. H. THOMPSON. J. HOWARD GORE. A. W. GREELY. C. HART MERRIAM. HENRY MITCHELL. J. R. BARTLETT. GEORGE KENNAN. ROGERS BIRNIE, JR. MARCUS BAKER. GILBERT THOMPSON.