Abstract of Annual Report.
During the year six meetings were held, at which 24 papers were read. Since the last annual meeting 48 new members have been elected, the total number on the register of the Society now being 278. Numerous donations have been made to the Museum, but from the want of funds it has been impossible to supply cases in which to exhibit them to the public. Arrangements have been made by the curator for interchanges with the chief British and European Museums, and several valuable collections have been already received. The retiring Council recommend that an attempt should be made to obtain a landed endowment for the Institute, its present revenue being insufficient to maintain the museum and library in an efficient state.
The balance sheet showed the total receipts to be £498 4s. Od. (including a balance of £30 19s. 3d. from last year. The expenditure amounted to £423 7s. 4d., leaving a balance in hand of £74 16s. 8d.