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ARCHER MILTON born about 18711 was the son of Collis P Huntingtons second wife by her first husband He married August 6 1895 in London Engand Helen Manchester Gates 13676291 daughter of Isaac Edwin and Ellen Maria Huntington Gates She was the author of The Solitary Path The days that Pass The Sovereign Good From the Cup of Silence An Apprentice to Truth The Moon Lady and Marsh Lights2 On March 10 1923 he married Anna Vaughn Hyatt an American sculptress born in 1876 Her most notable work has been her equestrian statue of Jeanne DArc--the first one on Riverside Drive N Y the second at Blois France the third at Gloucester Mass erected by the American League the fourth in the San Francisco Park overlooking the Golden Gate Her Jeanne DArc at Prayer is in the French Chapel of St John the Divine in N Y City and her Diana is in the New Orleans Park3 In 1903 Archer became foreign corresponding secretary for the New York Historical Society and served in this capacity for several years He funded the preparation and publication of Abstracts of Wills Vol IX 1777-1783 He contributed to the funding of many of the societys other publications as well4 In 1904 he founded the Hispanic Society of America Though its home and headquarters are in New York and its origin is American it is an international organization in membership scope and character of its work For about fourteen years he devoted his time and means to collecting rare Spanish books maps coins paintings manuscripts and objects of archaeological interest About forty thousand books had thus been brought together in New York On the eighteenth day of May 1904 he and his wife executed the deed of foundation of the Hispanic Society to endow a free public library museum and educational institution within the City of New York Eight lots of land in Audubon Park were conveyed and
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