It gives me pleasure to especially mention Mr. Ernest H. Chalkley of Richmond, V a, whose interest and aid have enabled me to go back on the early Virginia Fowler line to mine and his earliest known Fowler ancestor of that colony. Such kindness as his should have the appreciation of the entire family. The same gratitude should be freely given to Mr. Cline Wilson, our young family artist, of Russellville, Ky, who has laboriously but artistically worked over dim and fading pictures for some Of our illustrations, making them clear and pleasing with his finished skill. His labor, like mv own, has been given without money or price, and is purely a labor of love for the family record. May he live up to his ideal in the art world, and mav added rears bring him happy success.