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1835 The Right Hon. Lord Brougham and Vaux, M.A., D.C.L., F.R.S.,
Chancellor of the University of Edinburgh, 4,
F.G.S., &c., Chancellor of the Univer. of Cambridge,
M.R.I.A., V.P.R.A.S., F.C.P.S., &c., Astronomer
Royal, Royal Observatory, Greenwich. 1840 James Nasmyth, F.R.A.S., Penshurst, Kent. 1840 Richard Duncan Mackintosh, L.R.C.P., Exeter. 1841 Charles Bryce, M.D., Glasg., Fell.F.P.S.G., Brighton. 1844 J. Beete Jukes, M.A., F.R.S., M.R.I.A., F.G.S., Local Director of
the Geological Survey of Ireland, 51, Stephen's-green,
Dublin. 1844 T. P. Hall, Ooggeshall, Essex. 1844 Peter Rylands, Warrington. 1844 John Scouler, M.D., LL.D., F.L.S., Glasgow. 1844 Thomas Rymer Jones, F.R.S., F.Z.S., F.L.S., Professor of Com
parative Anatomy, King's College, London. 1844 Robert Patterson, F.R.S., M.R.I.A., Belfast. 1844 Sir Charles Lemon, Bart., M.A., Cantab., F.R.S., F.G.S., Penrhyn,
Cornwall. 1844 William Carpenter, M.D., Edin., F.R.S., F.L S. F.G.S., Registrar,
London University. 1847 Sir William Rowan Hamilton, LL.D., Hon. F.R.S.E., M.R.I.A.,
F.R.A.S., F.C.P.S., Astronomer Royal for Ireland,
Dublin. 1848 Rev. Thomas Corser, M.A., Strand, Bury. 1850 Rev. St. Vincent Beechy, M.A., Cantab., Worsley, near Eccles. 1851 James Smith, F.R.SS.L. and E., F.G.S., F.R.G.S., Jordan-hill,
Glasgow. 1851 Henry Clarke Pidgeon, London. 1851 Rev. Robert Bickersteth Mayor, M.A., Fell. St. John's Coll. Cantab.,
F.C.P.S., Rugby. 1852 William Reynolds, M.D., Coed-du, Denbighshire. 1853 Rev. James Booth, LL.D, F.R.S., &c., Stone, near Aylesbury.
1857 Thomas Jos. Hutchinson, F.R.G.S., F.R.S.L., F.E.S., H.B.M.
Consul, Rosario. 1861 Louis Agassiz, Professor of Natural History in Harvard Unversity,
Cambridge, Massachussets. 1861 William Fairbairn, LL.D., C.E., F.R.S., Polygon, near Manchester. 1861 Rev. Thomas P. Kirkman, M.A., F.R.S., Croft Rectory, Warrington. 1862 The Right Rev. H. N. Staley, D.D., Bishop of Honolulu,
Sandwich Islands. 1863 Edward J. Reed, Chief Constructor of H.M. Navy, Admiralty, and
Hyde Vale, Greenwich, S.E.
LIMITED TO TWENTY-FIVE.
Dec. 2, 1861 Captain James Anderson, R.M.S.S., “ China,” Cunard
Service, 34, Richmond-terrace, Everton. (Atlantic.) Jan. 27, 1862 Captain John H. Mortimer, ship “ America.” (Atlantic.) Mar. 24, 1862 Captain P. C. Petrie, City of London,” Commodore
of the Inman Line of American Steam Packets.
(Atlantic.) Feb. 9, 1863 Captain James P. Anderson, First Officer R.M.S.S.
“China,” Cunard service, Commercial Hotel, Dale-st.
(Atlantic.) Feb. 9, 1863 Captain John Carr (Bushby & Edwards) ship “Scindia,”
43, Hope-street. (Calcutta.) Feb. 9, 1863 Captain Charles E. Price, R. N. R. (L. Young and Co.)
ship “ Cornwallis” (Calcutta and Sydney.) April 20, 1863 Captain Fred. E. Baker, ship " Niphon." (Chinese seas.)
TREASURER'S ACCOUNTS, 1862-63.
Literary and Philosophical Society in account with Isaac BYERLEY, Treasurer, to October, 1863.
By Balance from last account
at 10/6 each
1 Life-Member's fee
4 14 6
To paid Brakell for printing “ Proceedings'
Tinling for printing
of circulars and Proceedings, miscellaneous
19 17 6
LITERARY AND PHILOSOPHICAL SOCIETY.
ANNUAL MEETING.-FIFTY-THIRD SESSION.
ROYAL INSTITUTION, October 5th, 1863.
The Rev. J. ROBBERDS, B.A., V.P., in the Chair.
The minutes of the last meeting having been confirmed, The SECRETARY read the following
REPORT. The Literary and Philosophical Society still continues to maintain the prosperous and flourishing attitude which it has assumed of late, and which was a source of such just congratulation in the last annual Report. It has now fairly entered upon the second half-century of its existence, and there seems no reason to doubt that it is destined to occupy a more conspicuous place than it has ever hitherto done in the literary and scientific history of the town. There have not, perhaps, occurred so many topics of interest during the last year as in the previous one; but although the Report of the Council may not be so remarkable or so eventful, it has nevertheless to tell of a steady advance, and an increasing appreciation of the objects aimed at by the Society.
The accessions •to the Society during the past year have been sufficiently:numerous to render its stability a matter of no anxiety of doubt. Thirty-four new members have been
' enrolled, ' which, added to the thirty-nine elections of the previous year, produce the unprecedented total of seventythree, crdinary members elected during two consecutive sessions. The widening interest indicated by this fact is an important sign, independently of the impulse thus given to the Society through its finances, for the new members thus elected represent an additional sum of £48 6s. wherewith to meet last year's expenses, as well as a permanent addition of thirty-four guineas to our funds.
The Treasurer's statement, which will be presently submitted to you, will, as may be anticipated, show a very satisfactory condition of the Society's exchequer, and a vast improvement upon the position it exhibited three years since. The income of the past year, from all sources, has been little short of £200, a sum amply sufficient to carry on the ordinary expenditure of the Society without stint; whilst the reserve fund of £200 has been invested in a dock bond in the names of the Treasurer and Secretary, and thus amply secures the Society against any unforeseen accidents.
One honorary member and five associates have also been added to our list; but against all these accessions we must place the loss of fourteen ordinary members by resignation from various causes, and one by death. Among the former was an active member of our Council and contributor to our Proceedings, the loss of whom we much regret, Dr. David Walker, who quitted Liverpool last winter on a scientific mission to a distant part of the world.
The present numerical position of the Society is as follows: There were on the list at the end of last session 165 ordinary members ; at the present time it includes 184 ordinary members, of whom 27 are life members, the number of actual