CHAPTER 51 - APPROPRIATION TO PUBLIC ARCHIVES COMMISSION

AN ACT MAKING AN APPROPRIATION TO THE PUBLIC ARCHIVES COMMISSION FOR THE PURPOSE OF SECURING CERTAIN MATERIAL RELATING TO DELAWARE FAMILIES AND DELAWARE HISTORY.

WHEREAS, Rev. Joseph Brown Turner, of Newark, Delaware, has in his possession certain indexed cards and genealogical material of approximately ten thousand names of people who have lived in Delaware and the Eastern Shore of Maryland and Virginia, including considerable foreign data relating to Delaware families obtained in England, Scotland, and Ireland, in sixteen visits overseas; also, thirty-two volumes of the Maryland Historical Magazine, complete without a break, from the first volume, in 1906, to the present year, the first twenty-three volumes being beautifully bound, and the entire set containing a wealth of printed genealogical data on Eastern Shore and Delaware families; and

WHEREAS, all of this valuable material can be secured by the Public Archives Commission for the total sum of Two Thousand Dollars, a price many times less than the actual value thereof for historical purposes; therefore

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Delaware in General Assembly met:

Section 1. That the sum of Two Thousand Dollars be and the same is hereby appropriated to the Public Archives Commission for the purpose of securing the certain indexed cards and genealogical material, including the foreign data relating to Delaware families, and the volumes of the Maryland Historical Magazine, as mentioned and set forth in the preamble of this Act. The said sum, or so much thereof as shall be found necessary to secure the said material, shall be paid by the State Treasurer to such person or persons as the said Commission shall direct, upon warrant or warrants signed by the said Commission.

Section 2. That this Act shall be taken and deemed to be a Supplementary Appropriation Act and the money hereby appropriated shall be paid out of the General Fund of the State.

Approved April 30, 1937.