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51 pages. One black-and-white illustration; reproductions of the original Articles of Incorporation. "The Young Ladies' Institute was founded in San Francisco, September 5, 1887. It was on the occasion of a social visit by Mrs. Richardson and Mrs. Coogan to the home of Mrs. Sweeney that Young Ladies' Institute had its inception.....They then decided to organize a society of Catholic young women for beneficial and social purposes. They first interviewed Archbishop Riordan of the Archdiocese of San Francisco, who, in turn, referred them to Father John J. Prendergast, then Vicar-General of the Archdiocese, with whom plans were discussed and formulated." Includes "Echoes from the Past" - 1906 Earthquake and Fire; War Work, World War I; "Flu" Epidemic, 1918-19; War Work Committee, World War II; Protest against Federalized Education. Blue hardcover has bumped corners, wear to edges and spine. Previous owner's name on front free endpaper. Writing on margin of page 16. There are a few black smudges and lines in the margins of some pages. The pages are lightly age toned.