National Geographic : 1894 Jan 31
Foreign Societies Participating. 99 Formal invitations, in the name of the NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC SOCIETY, were extended to the principal geographic societies of the world to participate in the Conference by delegates, or by the presentation of memoirs, and many favorable replies were received. The Conference met on the designated day ; its pro ceedings were marked by a degree of interest and an attendance quite beyond the expectations of the committee, and it is be lieved that it exercised a material and beneficial influence toward the study of geography in the United States. With a view of affording variety to the meetings, and also of utilizing, in the interests of the Conference, the numerous objects of geographic interest in the Columbian Exposition, it was de cided that the sessions of July 27 should be held in the Art Institute Building, Chicago, and those of July 28 within the Exposition grounds. As this Conference was the first international meeting of geographers in America, the Board of Managers of the NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC SOCIETY deem it proper to publish, under the auspices of the Society, the record of this Conference, together with such of the memoirs as it has been found practicable to incorporate therewith. Among the countries and societies which showed their lively interest in the Conference by designating delegates are the fol lowing : BRAZIL. Instituto Historico Geografico y Ethnografico (Rio de Ja neiro); delegate, Baron de Marajo. FRANCE. Society de Geographie (Paris) ; delegate, M E. Levasseur, Mem bre de 1'Institut. Soci6t6 de Geographie de Lille; delegate, M Paul le Blau. ENGLAND. Royal Geographical Society; delegate, Colonel Sir Casimir S. Gzowski, K. C. M. G. Manchester Geographical Society.; delegate, Mr James D. Wilde, Member of the Council.
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