During the year 19 new members were elected. The total membership is now 65, and of these one, Mr. Geo. Joachim, is a life member. The Council considered it due to Mr. Joachim to elect him to life membership for his handsome present of 18 volumes of the “Monthly Microscopical Journal.” These volumes are very elegantly bound, and constitute a very valuable addition to the Institute's library. In accordance with Rule 7, £30 has been spent in new books and a series of mineralogical and geological specimens.
During the year five meetings were held and eight papers read. Considering the youth of the Society, the Council thinks a fair amount of work has been done. The balance-sheet shows that the receipts for the year (including a balance from last year) were £78 5s. 3d., and the expenditure £55 15s. 4d. To this expenditure should be added one or two small accounts, not yet rendered.