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THE MARCHES. (16) His Grace the Duke of Westminster.
Christ Church Vicarage, Chester
Park Hall, Oswestry
Gwynva, Broomy Hill, Hereford Longley, Mrs.
Dinham House, Ludlow MacCormick, Rev. F., F.S.A. Wrockwardine Wood Rectory, WellingScot.
ton, Salop Newell, Rev. E. J., M.A.. Neen Solars Vicarage, Cleobury Mor
timer, Salop Owens, John, Esq.
Tawelan, Newton Lane, Chester Pilley, Walter, Esq.
The Barton, Hereford Prichard, Rev. R. W., M.A. Colley House, Tettenhall, Wolver
hampton Royden, E. B., Esq.
Blyth Lodge, Bromborough, Birken
head Taylor, Henry, Esq., F.S.A. 12, Curzon Park, Chester Woodall, Edward, Esq.
Bryn Offa, Cyrnybwch, Oswestry
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Grosvenor Museum, Chester) The Shropshire Archeological and Natural History Society (c/o F.
Goyne, Esq., Shrewsbury)
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IN UNION WITH THE
Society of Antiquaries of London, ,
JUNE 27TH, 1912.
The Twenty-third Congress of Archaeological Societies was held on June 27th, at Burlington House ; Sir Hercules Read, President of the Society of Antiquaries in the Chair.*
The Congress was attended by Delegates from the Society of Antiquaries of London, the Royal Society of Antiquaries of Ireland, the Royal Archaeological Institute (2), the Cambrian, the British Record, the Folklore (2), and the Huguenot Societies, and the Societies for Berkshire (2), Cambridge, Cambs. and Hunts., Cumberland and Westmoreland (2), Derbyshire, Dorset (2), Essex (2), Hants (2), East Herts., Kent (2), Lancashire and Cheshire, Leicestershire, Somersetsbire (2), Suffolk (2), Surrey (2), Sussex (2), Notts. (Thoroton), Wiltshire, Yorkshire, members of the Council and Earthworks Committee, and other Delegates who omitted to sign the register.
The Report of the Council, for the year 1911-12, was read and approved, and the Statement of Accounts, audited by Mr. W. Minet, F.S.A., was read and adopted. The thanks of the Meeting were given to Mr. Minet for his services and he was appointed Honorary Auditor for the ensuing year.
Council for the year 1912-13: The following were elected as the Council :
The Officers of the Society of Anti- W.H. St. John Hope, M.A., Lit. Doc. quaries of London.
P. M. Johnston, F.S.A. Col. Attree, R.E., F.S.A.
Henry Laver, F.S.A. W. Paley Baildon, F.S.A.
William Martin, M.A., LL.D., F.S.A. Lord Balcarres, M.P., V.P.S.A. William Minet, F.S.A. William Dale, F.S.A.
Rev. Canon Rupert Merris, D.D., Rev. P. H. Ditchfield, M.A., F.S.A. F.S.A. Major Freer, D.L., V.D., F.S.A. Ralph Nevill, F.S.A. Sir Laurence Gomme, F.S.A.
Horace Round, M.A., LL.D. Emmanuel Green, F.S.A.
J. B. Willis-Bund, M.A., F.S.A. Dr. William Martin, F.S.A., was re-elected Hon. Secretary and the tbanks of the Meeting expressed to him for his services in the past year.
* Congress is indebted to Mr. Ralph Nevill, F.S.A., for his compilation of these Minutes.
Archaeological Index, 1908 :—Sir Edward Brabrook, Dir. S.A., the Chairman of the Archæological Index Committee, stated that 1,000 copies only of the annual Index for 1908 had been printed, and 350 of these were still available. Unless the publication was better supported in the future, the Index must be abandoned, which would be a great loss to archaeologists; if, however, the 350 remaining copies were disposed of, the expenses would be met.
Mr. Johnston, F.S.A. (Surrey), thought that the lack of support would be found to be due to tbe greatly increased price, 8d. instead of 14d. Large Societies, such as his, could no longer afford to take copies for all their members, and his Council had felt that it was impossible to ask their Hon. Secretary to undertake the onerous task of endeavouring to sell copies to individual members; as far as sending a notice to members, however, they would endeavour to assist the sale.
Mr. Ralph Nevill, F.S.A., stated that he did not see that it would be possible for Societies to undertake the distribution to individuals, although it was a simple matter to distribute copies to every member, as bad been done originally. His Society would have continued to take the Index at the old price, which had been sufficient at one time to meet the cost, but had involved too much labour for an Hon. Secretary; the attempt to devolve the sale to publishers had been unsuccessful.
Major Freer, F.S.A. (Leicester), said that his Society had taken copies for all their members for this year, but felt it was a great strain, and expressed a hope that large reductions might be made for Societies taking a quantity. Several other delegates took part in the debate, and Sir Hercules Read in summing up expressed his sense of the great loss which would come about should the Index cease, and hoped that some way might be found to continue it.
Report of the Earthworks Committee.—Mr. Albany F. Major, Hon. Secretary of the Earthworks Committee, read the Report of his Committee. It set out in a complete and compendious manner what had been done during the year by way of preserving, exploring, recording, and destroying these monuments of antiquity.
A new feature was a Report from the Royal Society of Antiquaries of Ireland, from which it appeared that much work was being done in exploration and record. The effect of the Land Act had been most prejudicial, as numbers of cases occurred in which the new proprietors destroyed the remains previously preserved by the unwillingness of the peasantry to meddle with them. In one case a fine circle of seven stones had been destroyed by the removal of all stones but one, and this had been left as a rubbing post for cattle. A thorough exploration was being made of the famous Hill of Tara.
Dr. Cochrane had been added to the Earthworks Committee as the representative of Ireland.