At a reception to be held in the Germanic Museum this evening at 8.30 o'clock, Dr. Theodore Lewald, German Imperial Commissioner at St. Louis, on behalf of Emperor William of Germany, will formally present to the University the collection of models, charts, maps and books, which formed a part of the German exhibit at the recent St. Louis Exposition. The gift, which represents social improvement and the problem of social ethics in Germany, will be an important addition to the equipment of Emerson Hall, the new building of the Department of Philosophy.
Dr. Lewald will make the principal address. Dr. H. P. Walcott '58, representing President Eliot, will preside, and in the absence of Professor Peabody, Professor Hugo Munsterberg h.'01, as chairman of the Department of Philosophy, will make a brief speech accepting the gift for the University.
The Corporation has issued a number of invitations for the reception to all members of the Cambridge faculties and to a number of other persons interested in Emerson Hall and the Germanic Museum.