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The following objects were exhibited :-
By the Rev. Dr. Hume, V.P.

1. A wooden ball, hollowed and fitted with a stopper, and
2. A ladle of the same material, coloured and carved; both brought

from West Africa. By Mr. Burke, Treasurer. An original pen and ink portrait of Lord Nelson, taken on board

the Victory on the morning of the 21st October, 1805. By Mr. F. J. Jeffery. An almost complete series of English Coins from 1504 to 1656, in

illustration of his paper. The following Papers were read:

1. AN ORIGINAL LETTER, REFERRING TO THE PRETENDER'S MARCH INTO ENGLAND in 1743,* contributed by General the Hon. Sir Eduard Cust, K.C.H.; and

2. ON THE NUMISMATIO HISTORY OF ENGLAND FROM 1066 TO THE PRESENT TIME, PART II,t by F. J. Jeffery Esq., F.G.H.S.

19th April, 1866. SCIENTIFIC SECTION.

David Buxton Esq., F.R.S.L., in the Chair.
The following donations were presented :-
From the Geological Society of London.

Quarterly Journal, vol. xxii, No. 85.

List of Members, 1865.
From the Royal Dublin Society.

Journal No. xxxiv, December, 1865.
From the Liverpool Chemists' Association.

Laws &c., and Seventh Annual Report, Session 1864-65. From the Liverpool Polytechnic Society.

Journal, 29th Session, 3rd Meeting, March 10, 1866. The following objects were exhibited :By the Rev. Dr. Hume, V.P. A primitive harp from Western Africa, resembling those used by The following Papers were read :

the Ancient Egyptians and Hebrews. By Mr. T. J. Moore.

1. Various bones recently found on the Cheshire Shore. 2. The skull of a whale, also found in the same locality. 3. A great number of birds from Central Africa. • Transactions p. 271.

+ Ibid, p. 175.

1. ON TAE SKULL OF A WHALE AND OTHER BONES FOUND AT LEASOWE; and

2. ON AN EXTENSIVE COLLECTION OF BIRDS MADE DURING THE Dutch Ladies' EXPEDITION INTO CENTRAL AFRICA AND RECENTLY PRESENTED BY JOHN A. Tinne Esq. TO THE FREE Public Museum; by Thomas J. Moore Esq.*

3rd May, 1866.

ARCHÆOLOGICAL SECTION.

J. T. Towson Esq., F.R.G.S., in the Chair.

The following donations were presented :-
From the Royal Irish Academy.

Transactions, vol. iv, Antiquities, parts 2, 3 and 4.
From the Leicestershire Architectural and Archæological Society.

Transactions, vol. i, part 4. From the Author. Fallacies and incorrect statements on the subject of the Local

Submarine Forest; their Exposure and Correction. (Read before the Liverpool Polytechnic Society, 12th March, 1866, in reply to the Paper by Joseph Boult Esq., read 10th April, 1865.) By the Rev A. Hume, D.C.L., F.S.A., author of Ancient Meols, or some account of the Antiquities found at Dove Point on the sea-coast of Cheshire.

The following objects were exhibited :-
By the Chairman.
Specimens of some rare fern allies found in various parts of the

kingdom. By Mr. Burke.

1. A small box made from the betel-nut tree.
2. Bangles made from the Ganges weed, and covered with tinsel

ornaments, as worn by low caste Hindoo women. By Mr. H. Ecroyd Smith. A numerous collection of specimens of natural history and archæo

logical remains, in illustration of his Paper.

The following Paper was read :

NOTABILIA OF THE ARCHÆOLOGY AND NATURAL HISTORY OF THE MERSEY DISTRICT DORING YEARS 1863-4.5,4 by Mr. Henry Ecroyd Smith.

THE

* These two Papers will be published in vol. vii, N.s. See Explanatory Note at the beginning of this volume.

+ Transactions, p. 195.

10th May, 1866. LITERÁRY SECTION.

HENRY ECROYD SMITH Esq. in the Chair.

The following donations were presented :-
From the Literary and Philosophical Society of Liverpool.

Proceedings, vol. xix.
From the Royal Society.

Proceedings, vol. xv, No. 83. From the Statistical Society.

Journal, vol. xxix, part 1.
From the Society of Arts.

Journal, Nos. 691 to 702.
From the Société d'Histoire et d'Archéologie de Genève.

Mémoires et Documents, Tome xvi, Livraison 1.

The following objects were exhibited :

By Mr. A. Craig Gibson.

1. An ancient silver peg-tankard.
2. Numerous photographic views of scenery in the lake district.
3. Views in sepia illustrative of the scenery of Hawkshead parish.
4. A Relation of a Iourney begun An. Dom. 1610, in Forre Bookes

containing a description of the Turkish Empire, of Ægypt, of the
Holy Land, of the Remote Parts of Italy, and Ilands adioyning.
The fourth edition. London-printed for Andrew Crooke 1637.

The following Paper was read

THE LAKELAND OF LANCASHIRE, PART II,—THE PARISH OF HAWKSHEAD,* by A. O. Gibson, F.S.A., Honorary Curator.

• Transactions, p. 163.

14th Juue, 1866. MISCELLANEOUS MEETING.

JOSEPH Mayer Esq., F.S.A. &c. in the Chair.

By invitation of the proprietor, a MISCELLANEOUS MEETING was held in Mr. Mayer's Museum of British and Foreign Antiquities at Seven p.m. on the above date, and numerously attended by members and their friends. After passing through the various apartments the visitors assembled in the principal room, when the Rev. Dr. Hume, Vice-President of the Society, read a Paper “ On the Congrès Scientifique "de France compared with the British Association for the Advancement of Science," which was followed by a Paper “On the Poet of the “ Christian Year,” by David Buxton Esq., F.R.S.L., Honorary Librarian.

Thanks were voted by acclamation to the Authors of the Papers and to Mr. Mayer for his kind reception of the members and their friends.

ANNUAL EXCURSION.

The Society's Summer Excursion was made on the 14th of July, 1866, to Haddon Hall and Chatsworth, Derbyshire, and was attended by about a hundred and forty of the members and their friends. The day was remarkably fine and the long journey was made without misadventure, except that, on returning, some delay took place owing to the crowded state of the railroad in the neighbourhood of Manchester.

The arrangements enabled the whole party to visit both the places named, allowing also time for dinner while at Haddon and for tea after leaving Chatsworth, in the village school rooms at Beeley, about a mile from the railway station, which were hospitably placed at the disposal of the party by the rector, the Rev. Henry C. Sculthorpe, through whose kind co-operation, with that of Mrs. Sculthorpe, this part of the day's arrangements was very successfully carried out.

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