Term: Parkman Club
A private group formed in Milwaukee in 1895 to provide a meeting place where men who loved history could read and discuss historical essays. It was founded by Gardner Stickney (1863-1965), Henry Legler (1861-1917), William W. Wight (1849-1931), Rev. John N. Davidson (1848-1945), and John G. Gregory (1856-1947) -- who all admired the work of historian Francis Parkman (1823-1893) -- following his death. The Parkman Club published 17 research papers on Wisconsin history before it disbanded in 1898; a bibliography of these and a memoir of its members appeared in the Wisconsin Magazine of History, vol. 11 no 3 (1927).
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[Source: Wisconsin Magazine of History, vol. 11 no 3 (1927): 309-319.]