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WILLIAM H. WALKER.
Botanic View, Smithdown Lane, Liverpool.
OSMUND W. JEFFS,
8, Queen's Road, Rock Ferry.
UNTIL OCTOBER, 1883.
LIVERPOOL GEOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION.
2nd October, 1882. Your Council have pleasure in reporting that, since the last Annual Meeting, 47 new members have joined the Association. There have been 5 resignations. They regret also to announce the loss by death of one member, Mr. Baruchson. The Members now on the roll number 94.
During the past session there have been held eleven Evening Meetings, and the following Papers have been read and discussed :
NOTES ON THE GARSTON DRIFT DEPOSITS, by Isaac E. George
Tate, Ph.D., F.G.S.
A. Norman late, F.I.C.
DISTRICT, by A. Norman Tate, F.I.O.
Witton Hall Rock Salt Mine, Northwich 17th June
Wallasey, Flaybrick Hill & Bidston. 8th July
(Joint Excursion with the Liverpool
Science Students' Association.) 28th Sept.
Museum of the Chester Society of Natural Science, Chester,
At the Soirée of the Associated Societies of Livepool, held in St. George's Hall, on 21st December, 1881, this Association contributed a collection of minerals and Geological specimens; and, at the request of the Burnley Literary and Scientific Club, 2. similar collection was exhibited at their Soirée, on the 2nd February, 1882
The following Donations and Exchanges have been received during the Session ::
" Abstracts of the Proceedings " of the Geological Society of London, Sessions 1881-1882 ;--presented by Mr. G. H. Morton, F.G.S.
“ Transactions" of the Edinburgh Geological Society, Sessions, 1880-1 ;---- from the Society.
Transactions" of the Manchester Geological Society, Vol. XVI, Sessions 1880-1, 1881-2 ;- from the Society.
Proceedings" of the Chester Society of Natural Science, Nos. I (1874), and II (1878); --from the Society.
Proceedings" of the Belfast Naturalists' Field Club, 1880-81 (Vol. II, Part 1,)--from the Club.
“ Proceedings” of the Liverpool Philomathic Society, Vol. XXVII, Session 1881-82 ;—from the Society.
Index to first 25 vols. of Transactions of the North of England Institute o Mining and Mechanical Engineers,—from the Institute.
“Geological Papers" (1874 to 1881), by T. Mellard Reade, C.E., F.G.S., F.R.I.B.A.,- " The Chalk Masses in the Contorted Drift of Cromer,” by the same ;-" The relations of the Glacial Deposits of the Clyde and Forth to those of the North-West of England and North of Ireland,” by the same ;-presented by the Author.
“ Volcanoes : what they are and what they teach," J. W. Judd ;presented by Mr. Henry Bramall, V. Inst., C.E., (President).
“ Chemical and Geological Essays," Sterry Hunt;-presented by Mr. A. Norman Tate, F.I.C.
“Varieties of the shells belonging to the genus Nassa, On the," by Fredk. P. Marrat ;-presented by the Author.
Geological Manual,” De La Beche ;-presented by Mr. George Lewis.
“Geological Excursions round the Isle of Wight,” Dr. Mantell;presented by Mr. Herbert Fox.
Geology of the Counties of England and Wales,” W.J. Harrison “Geological Rambles round London,”—“Fifty Years of Science,” Sir John Lubbock.-presented by Mr. O. W. Jeffs, (Secretary).
" Lardner's Museum of Science,” Vols. V and VI ;—presented by Mr. Daniel Clague.
“ Tabular View of Characteristic British Fossils, A," (Chart) ;presented by Mr. Hopkin Thomas.
A series of Diagrams and colored Sections, principally illustrating the Geology of the Country round Liverpool ;—presented by Mr. Willem S. Logeman, Lit. Hum. Cand. M.R.C.P.
Papers : "The Philosophy of Recreation," by J. C. Brumwell, M.D.; and “ Geoffrey Chaucer," by Henry Houlding ;-presented by the Burnley Literary and Scientific Club.
Reports (Annual) of the Chester Society of Natural Science (Nos. 9, 10, and 11, 1879-82) ;-Entomological Society of Lancashire and Cheshire (1881) ;-Liverpool Science Students' Association (1881-2);
Liverpool Free Library and Museum (1881) ;-Chester Free Library (Nos. 1, 2, and 3,--1878-80);-Birkenhead Free Library (1880-1);-Atkinson Free Library, Southport (1881-2);—from the various Societies and Committees of the Libraries enumerated.
The printing of the Transactions has been continued, and is now up to date.
The Treasurer's Financial Statement, having been duly audited in accordance with the rules, is appended to this Report. After providing for all liabilities there is a balance of Cash in hand of £1 11 6.
The officers of the Association for the ensuing
Session will require to be elected at this Meeting, in accordance with Rule III.
The regulations for the printing of the Transactions will remain the same as mentioned in the Report for 1881 (page 4), except that, in consequence of the increased number of copies required, the rate per page, payable by the Author, will have to be increased from 2/- to 2/6 for all beyond the first four.
The Council feel that the results of the past Session are very encouraging, alike as regards the Papers read, the large attendances at the various Evening and Field Meetings, and the great interest manifested in the proceedings of the Association. They would wish to impress upon the Members the necessity for continued efforts on the part of each one to ensure success in the future, by the production of Papers introducing interesting subjects for discussion.
The advantages of a good reference Library of Geological Books, Maps, Sections, and M.S.S., also works relating to other branches of Physical Science, are so obvious that the Council feel that they have only to bring the desirability of establishing such a Library to the notice of members to obtain their hearty co-operation. So soon as a sufficient number has been collected, a Catalogue of the Books will be printed, and arrangements will be made for their circulation.