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LIST OP MAPS, &c.
RULES AND REGULATIONS.
1st.—This Society, established for the purpose of encouraging and instituting Geographical researches in Western Asia, and the countries contiguous, is denominated the " Bombay Geographical Society."
2nd.—The Society shall consist of Honorary and Ordinary Members.
3rd.—Every candidate for admission, whether as an Ordinary or Honorary Member, must be proposed and seconded at one Meeting of the Society, and balloted for at the next.
4th.—No person shall be considered duly elected, unless he unite in his favour the votes of three-fourths of the Members present.
5th.—An annual Subscription, amounting to Rs. 15, to be paid by all Members in advance, on the 1st of April of each year.
6th—Members may compromise, by a single payment of Rs. 100 instead of a payment of Rs. 15 annually.
7th.—Of the Office-Bearers and Committee.—The Office-Bearers shall consist of a President, a Secretary, and Treasurer,—permanent; three Vice-Presidents, and a General Commitee of Management (consisting of 20 Members), to be chosen annually.
8th.—That the Committee of Management and other Office-Bearers of the Society eligible annually, shall be chosen hy general vote of the Ordinary Members, to whom voting lists shall be forwarded three months previous to the Anniversary Meeting, at which the returns shall be scrutinised and announced.
9th—Two Sub-Committees, consisting of six Members each, shall be annually selected from among the Resident Members of the General Committee, at the first meeting after the annual election of the latter. The Sub-Commmittee having the superintendence of all the internal management, account, &c-, of the Society, shall be denominated the "Sub-Committee of Accounts:" the other shall conduct the correspondence of the Society, and suggest plans for attaining its scientific objects—to be called " The Sub-Committee of Correspondence."
10th-—The Secretary shall be a Member of the Committee of Management ex-officiO'
11th.—Each Sub-Committee can meet independently of the other for the purpose of discharging the business especially entrusted to it; and the meeting shall be summoned by a circular from the Secretary.
12th—The Sub-Committee of Accounts shall lay before the Annual General Meeting, to beheld in May or April of each year, the state of the Society's Funds. The Sub-Committee of Correspondence shall lay before the same Meeting a list of the Scientific Contributions made to the Society during the year
13th.—Each Sub-Committee shall elect, from among its Members, a President to preside at its meetings.
14th.—The President shall preside at the General Meetings of the Society, to conduct the proceedings, and give effect to the Resolutions.
15th.—The Vice-Presidents shall preside at the General Meetings in the absence of the President, and in rotation at Meetings of the General Committee of Management.
16th.—The Secretary shall attend the Meetings of the Society and those of the Committee, to record their proceedings and conduct the correspondencee. He shall also superintend the persons employed by the Society, and under the control of the Committee for managing the accounts, shall superintend the expenditure of the establishment.
17th.—The Treasurer will receive, through the Secretary, all monies due to the Society, and make payments out of the funds of the Society, according to the directions of the Secretary.
18th.—The Society shall meet on the third Thursday of every month, at 4-30 P.m.
19th.—Notice shall be given, either at a previous Meeting, or to the Secretary, of any motion or subject of discussion intended to be brought before the Meeting; at least one week beforehand; and all matters of business, &c., intended to be brought before the Society, shall be notified to the Members by printed circulars.
20th.—Each Member may introduce a friend to all ordinary Meetings of the Society
21st.—The Society shall present copies of its transactions to the principal Public Libraries in India, Europe, and America; and exchange them with Societies, and with such authors or publishers as may be disposed to bestow works of equivalent value, or nearly so, on the library of the Society.
22nd.—All Members of the Bombay Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society are entitled to be admitted Members of the Geographical Society, on making application to this effect through the Secretary, and paying the prescribed annual Subscription.
23rd.—In the event of a vacancy in the office of President, the Committee shall proceed at their Meeting next ensuing after the vacancy, to select the name of one gentleman for the office, who shall be proposed at the General Meeting thereafter first held for election.
The following are the Rules in force for the Management of the Library :—
1st.—The Books of the Geographical Society's Library may be taken out by Members, subject to the following exceptions and restrictions.
2nd.—^No Book shall be delivered out by the Librarian, unless the Member requiring it shall either sign the entry in the Register, or send a receipt to him.
3rd.—No Member shall keep any Book longer than fourteen days.
4 th.—Any Member requiring a Book which has been delivered out may insert, or cause to be inserted, his name in a Register kept for that purpose; and it shall be the duty of the Librarian to apply for it as soon as the period specified in the above rule has expired, and, on receipt, to forward it to the first on the list of applicants if there be more than one.
5th.—Not more than three volumes to be taken out at one time by any Member.
6th.—The Librarian shall inspect carefully every Book at the time it is returned, and, if damaged, shall report the circumstance to the Secretary.
7th.—Any Book lost or damaged, shall be charged to the Member in whose name it stood in the Register, at the invoice price, or such price as shall be fixed by the Committee of Management.
8th.— Members leaving Bombay, are required to return before their departure, to the Library, all Books belonging to it in their possession,—and no Book shall be carried out of Bombay.
9th.—No Map, Chart, Atlas, or Book of Reference, shall be taken out without express permission from the Committee of Management, except Books of Reference (for 48 hours) on the order of the Secretary to that effect.
10.—Any Member may propose Books, Charts, Maps, or Atlases to be added to the Library, by inserting their names in a Register kept for that purpose, and they will be ordered or not as the Committee may deem expedient.
11.—Every new Work, Map, Chart, &c., shall lie on the table one month before it is taken out.