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Sundry Magnets, Dip Needles, Magnet Fittings, In-
Magnets and Needles in use at the Observatory.
Jars and Standard Solutions used in Hydrometertesting...
Chemicals and Chemical Apparatus used in the Ob
Surplus copies of Publications issued by Observatory or Assoc.
Wood Engravings of Magnetograph Drawings
Cooke's Sextant Testing Apparatus.
Shelton's Astronomical Regulator, with Gridiron Pen
Baths, Dishes, Bottles, and Chemical Apparatus....
Sir E. Sabine.
Barograph, Thermograph, and Anemograph Curves..
Tabulations of ditto (duplicates).
Scales, Rules, &c., employed in tabulating Curves.. Met. Com.
Post Cases, MSS. and Documents in connexion with
the Meteorological Committee's work.....
Working Drawings of Instruments.
Furniture and Fittings
Sun Pictures (Negatives).
Sun Pictures (Prints)
Thirty-seven Vols. Schwabe's Observations (MSS.).. Roy. Ast. Soc. Sundry Papers connected with Solar Research.
Sundry Volumes of Kew Electrical and Meteoro-
Surplus Lithographed and Engraved copies of Kew
Photo-galvanographed Plates of Curves, by Paul
Spare Magnets for Magnetographs
Parts of old Electrical and Meteorological Apparatus
Solar Photographic Room.
Anemograph with Blank sheets
Baths, Dishes, Printing-frames, Bottles, Paper, Che
Stone Pillars for erecting Self-recording Magneto- Don. Fund. graphs ....
Self-recording Barograph, Thermograph, and Anemograph (undergoing examination)....
In the Custody of B. Loewy, Esq., 11 Leverton Street, N.W.
Mr. De La Rue's Micrometer for measuring Astronomical Photographs (in use for measuring the photographs obtained with the heliograph).
Accounts of the Kew Committee of the British Association from September 15, 1870, to August 2, 1871.
166 13 4
To B. Stewart, Oct. 1st, 1870, to Aug. 1st, 1871 166 13 4 Ditto, allowance for superintending work connected with the Meteorological Committee, Oct. 1st, 1870, to Aug. 1st, 1271 Ditto, allowance for petty travelling expenses...
10 0 0
G. Whipple, Oct. 1, 1870, to Aug. 1, 1871...... 104 3 4
£ s. d. 600 0 0
£ s. d.
Salaries, &c. :—
Committee, at £250 per annum... 208 6 8
Extra allowance to Kew as Central
Balance of grant received from the Royal Society by Professor Balfour Stewart, available for and applied to Magnetic reductions
Profit from sundry commissions
9 15 3
Apparatus, Materials, Tools, &c.
35 5 5 61 8 9
House Expenses, Chandlery, &c...................................................... Porterage and petty expenses
Magnetical tabulations done at extra hours and by supernu
96 6 1
Meteorological work done at extra hours.
12 1 1
40 16 3
Rent of Land attached to Observatory.
Balance due to Prof. Balfour Stewart
Examined with the vouchers and found correct, the balance due to Prof. Balfour Stewart being forty pounds sixteen shillings and threepence. 14th July 1871.
RECOMMENDATIONS ADOPTED BY THE GENERAL COMMITTEE AT THE EDINBURGH MEETING IN AUGUST 1871.
[When Committees are appointed, the Member first named is regarded as the Secretary, except there is a specific nomination.]
That in future the division of the Section of Biology into the three Departments of Anatomy and Physiology, Anthropology, and Zoology and Botany shall be recognized in the programme of the Association Meetings, and that the President, two Vice-Presidents, and at least three Secretaries shall be nominated, and that the Vice-Presidents and Secretaries who shall take charge of the organization of the several Departments shall be designated respectively before the publication of such programme.
Dr. R. King's motion, "that a Subsection for Ethnology be formed," was rejected.
That the Apparatus, Instruments, &c. mentioned in Appendix III. of the Report of the Kew Committee for the past year be transferred to the charge of the Royal Society.
That the Electrical Apparatus belonging to the British Association, now in possession of the Committee of Electrical Standards, be placed in the Physical Laboratory of Cambridge, in charge of the Professor of Experimental Physics, the apparatus remaining the property of the Association and at the disposal of the Committee.
[For Regulations relating to Organizing Sectional Proceedings, vide p. xix.]
Recommendations Involving Grants of Money.
That the sum of £300 be placed at the disposal of the Council for maintaining the establishment of the Kew Observatory.
That Professor Cayley, Professor H. J. S. Smith, Professor Stokes, Sir W. Thomson, and Mr. J. W. L. Glaisher be a Committee for the purpose of reporting on Mathematical Tables, which it may be desirable to compute or reprint; that Mr. J. W. L. Glaisher be the Secretary, and that the sum of £50 be placed at their disposal for the purpose.
That Mr. Edward Crossley, Rev. T. W. Webb, and Rev. R. Harley be a Committee for discussing Observations of Lunar Objects suspected of change; that Mr. Crossley be the Secretary, and that the sum of £20 be placed at their disposal for the purpose.
That Professor Tait, Professor Tyndall, and Dr. Balfour Stewart be a Committee for the purpose of investigating the Thermal Conductivity of Metals; that Professor Tait be the Secretary, and that the sum of £25 be placed at their disposal for the purpose.
That the Committee on Tides, consisting of Sir W. Thomson, Professor J. C. Adams, Professor J. W. M. Rankine, Mr. J. Oldham, Rear-Admiral Richards, and Mr. W. Parkes, be reappointed; that Colonel Walker, F.R.S., Superintendent of the Trigonometrical Survey of India, be added to the Committee; and that the sum of £200 be placed at their disposal to defray the expenses of calculation during the ensuing year.
That the Committee for reporting on the Rainfall of the British Isles be reappointed, and that this Committee consist of Mr. Charles Brooke, Mr. Glaisher, Professor Phillips, Mr. G. J. Symons, Mr. J. F. Bateman, Mr. R. W. Mylne, Mr. T. Hawksley, Professor J. C. Adams, Mr. C. Tomlinson, 1871.