RALPH G. NEWMAN
AS THIS VOLUME neared completion in August, 1968, the officers of the Grant Association were saddened to learn of the death of Major General Ulysses S. Grant 3rd, to whom our first volume was dedicated. He had always played a vital role in our project as patron, friend, adviser, and critic. His generosity to three generations of Grant scholars will be long remembered. President Grant's oldest grandson, who served for more than forty years in the U. S. Army, was both the inheritor and worthy guardian of a tradition of distinguished service to the American people. I recall with deep sentiment and much satisfaction the dinner-ceremony which took place in Washington not long after the publication of Volume 1 of The Papers of Ulysses S. Grant when we were able to present one of the first copies of the work to General Grant in the presence of members of his family and representatives of Southern Illinois University and the Grant Association. Our board of directors was much richer for the presence of one man who had a first-hand knowledge of President Grant.
An earlier loss to the Grant Association was the death in November, 1967, of Newton C. Farr of Chicago, a member of the board since its beginning. One of the founders of the Civil War Round Table and a former president of the Illinois State Historical Society, his interest in history was strong and backed by extensive knowledge. Like General Grant 3rd, he bridged the gap between our generation and those who knew the main participants in the Civil War intimately. His counsel will be missed.
In addition to renewing our thanks to those people whose assistance was acknowledged in our first volume, the officers of the