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Lieut. Morland was then duly elected Honorary Secretary, to the Society, pro tem.
Lieut. Morland, on accepting the appointment, remarked that he considered that the zeal and intention of Mr. Kennelly to devote a portion of his limited stay in England, to the benefit of the Society, and in so worthy a cause as he had intimated, called for the best thanks of the Society.
Commander Robinson proposed a vote of thanks to the able Secretary, Mr. D. J. Kennelly, not for what he proposed to do for the Society while in England, but for his efforts in its behalf, as shown in the very large increase in the number of members, and also for the very liberal donations that had been made by the more opulent of the members. The Society owed much to Mr. Kennelly, and the least they could do on his departure, was to record a vote of thanks for his unremitting labours as Secretary.
A unanimous vote of thanks to Mr. Kennelly, the Secretary, was then recorded, and the meeting adjourned to Thursday, September 21st 1865.
First Meeting, September 21st 1865.
The ordinary Monthly Meeting of the Bombay Geographical Society was held in their Rooms, Town Hall, on Thursday, the 21st September, at half-past 4 P.m.
Present.—The Rev. W. K. Fletcher, M.A., Vice-President, in the Chair; Professor J. P. Hughlings, B.A.; Professor F. J. Candy, M.A.; Brigadier General T. Tapp, C.B.; G. C. M. Birdwood, Esq., M.D.; R. S. Sinclair, Esq., LL.D.; Captain A. Phillips; Lieut. W. P. Arnot; A. C. Gumpert, Esq.; J. Scorgie, Esq., F.C.S.;
F. A. R. Morrison, Esq.; Venayekrao Jugonnathjee, Esq.; W. Wilkins, Esq.; K. R. Kama, Esq.; Atmaram Pandoorung, Esq.,
G. G.M.C; Dhecrujram Dulputram, Esq., G.G.M.C.; J. Firth, Esq., Members; and Lieut. Henry Morland, F.R.A.S., Actiny Honorary Secretary.
The JMinutes of the last Meeting were read and confirmed.
Members proposed.—J. D. Macdonald, Esq.; Lieut.-C'olonel J. S. Gell; Captain G. F. Henry; H. Warner, Esq.; and E. Dawes, Esq.
Donations.—The undermentioned donations were placed on the table, for which the best thanks of the Society were directed to be conveyed to the donors :—
1. Report on the question of Irrigation in the Yerla Valley. Contributed by Government.
2. Proceedings of the Tenth Meeting, April 10th, 18S5, of the
Royal Geographical Society. By the Society.
3. Memoirs of the Geological Survey of India, &c., in 4 Parts. By Thomas Oldham, Esq., LL.D. Contributed by the Government of India.
4. Report of the Bombay Chamber of Commerce for the year 1863-64. By the Chamber of Commerce.
5. Monthly Lists of Valuable, Rare, and Curious Books, for May and August, 1865, London. By the Publishers.
C. Report on Vaccination throughout the Bombay Presidency and Sind for the year 1864. By the Principal Inspector General, Medical Department
7. Notes on certain questions relative to the interior of Arabia; discussed before the Royal Geographical Society on the 22nd February and 14th March 1864, and published in their issue of 28th April 1864. By Lieutenant Colonel Lewis Pelly Political Resident in the Persian Gulf. Contributed by Government.
8. Report on the Revision of Land Assessment in the Oomergaum
Petta of the Sunjan Talooka, Tanoa Collectorate. By Government.
9. Papers relating to Pearl Fisheries in Ceylon, &c- By Government
10. Proceedings of the Royal Society, Vol. XIII. Nos. 58—69. By the Society.
11. Results of the Magnetical and Meteorological Observations made at the Royal Observatory, Greenwich, 1862. By the Royal Society
12. Annual Reports of the Board of Regents on the Smithsonian Institution, for the years 1861 and 1862. By the Institution.
13. Astronomical and Meteorological Observations made at the United States Naval Observatory, during the year 1862. By the Superintendent of the Observatory.
14. Reports of the Superintendent of the United States Coast Survey, for 1859, I860, and 1861.
15. Papers relating to the System of Periodical Measurement of Irrigated Lands, and the Distribution and Economy of Water. By Government.
16. Morgan's British Trade Journal and Export Price Current. By the Publishers.
17. Journal of the Geographical Society of Paris, from January to June 1865. By the Society.
18. Proceedings of the Royal Geographical Society of London, Vol. IX. Nos. II. III. IV. and V. By the Society.
19. Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland, Vol. I. Part 2. By the Society.
20. Journal of the Royal Geographical Society of London, Volume XXXIV. By the Society.
21. Remarks on Korea, by Allen Young, Esq., R.N.R. Presented by Captain Sherard Osborn, C.B., R.N.
Letters.—The following letters were read :—
1.—From M. Kane, Esq., M.D., requesting to withdraw his name from the Society. 2. From Lieut.-Colonel M. K. Kennedy, R.E., Secretary to Government, P. W. D., forwarding copy of "Report on the question of Irrigation in the Yerla Valley. 3. From Captain Barker and the Rev. -W. K. Fletcher, M.A., acknowledging with thanks Secretary's letters announcing their re-election as Vice-Presidents of the Society. 4. From the Secretary to Government, Political Department, forwarding copy of a "Note on certain questions relative to the interior of Arabia, discussed before the Royal Geographical Society," by Colonel Pelly, H. M.'s Political Resident in the Persian Gulf. 5. From ditto, forwarding copy of a Report and of its P 4 b g
accompaniments, from the Political Resident in the Persian Gulf, descriptive of a " Visit paid by him to the Plateau of Goosakan and its adjacent Hills." 6. From Sir Jamsetjee Jejeebhoy, Bart-, and Professor J. P. Hughlings, acknowledging with thanks the Secretary's letters announcing their election as members of the Committee. 7. From C. Gonne, Esq,, Secretary to Government, intimating the compliance of Government with the Secretary's request, conveyed in his letter No. 79, of the 22nd May last, to have a copy of the "Correspondence relating to Captain G. F. Sadlier's Political Mission to H. E. Ibrahim Pacha," and asking to send a Clerk to the Secretariat to transcribe the same. 8. From W. H. Miller, Esq., Foreign Secretary to the Royal Society of London, expressing the Society's thanks for Vol. XVI. of the Bombay Geographical Society's Transactions. 9. Printed Copy of Government Resolution No. 1276, of the 12th July 1865, directing the Superintendent of Stationery to despatch a case of Books, received per ship "Agamemnon," to the Society. 10. From the Superintendent of Stationery forwarding, with reference to the above Resolution, a case, containing numbers of the Royal Society's Proceedings, &c., and requesting a receipt for the same. 11. From Secretary to Government, P. W. D., forwarding Selection No. 89 from the Records of Government, New Series. 12. From Colonel Rigby, Bombay Staff Corps, London, with enclosures, soliciting, at the request of a Committee of Fellows of the Royal Geographical Society of London, for the "Speke Memorial Fund," the kind offices of this Society to obtain subscriptions from their members towards the said object, &c. &c. 13. From Captain Sherard Osborn, C.B., R.N., presenting copies (2) of "Remarks on Korea," by Allen Young, Esq., R.N.R. 14. From Captain W. C. Barker, V. P. (with enclosure from Mr. Martin Wood), on the subject of the presentation of an address to Dr. Livingstone.
Resolutions.—The following Resolutions passed at the Meeting of the Committee, were then read by the Acting Secretary :—
1. That a Sub-Committee be appointed to draw up an address to Dr. Livingstone, at present in Bombay, composed as under :—
The Rev. W. K. Fletcher, M.A-, Vice President; J. P. Hughlings,
2. That Dr. Livingstone be written to with a view of ascertaining when it will be convenient to him to receive the address, and a special meeting be summoned for presenting it.
3. That Captain Sherard Osborn, C.B., R.N., be requested to present the address in the name of the Society.
4. That Mr. Cowasjee Jehangirjee Readymoney be elected a member of the Managing Committee, in the room of the Honorable Jugonnathjee Sunkersett, deceased.
5. That an extra Clerk be entertained as a temporary measure, to complete the Correspondence relating to Captain G. F. Sadlier's Political Mission to H. E. Ibrahim Pacha.
6. That a subscription list be opened in aid of the "Speke Memorial Fund;" the subscription not to exceed one Gold Mohur each.
Cowasjee Jehangirjee Readymoney, Esq., was accordingly elected a Resident Member of the Committee.
In confirming the above Resolutions, the Chairman explained, as regarded the Speke Memorial Fund, that the reason for fixing so small a sum was to induce more to contribute. He believed the Committee in England had already ample funds, but it was desired to make the Memorial as universal as possible.
Paper.—The following Paper, which was contributed by Government, was then read by the Secretary :—
"Remarks by Lieut. Colonel Lewis Pelly on his Tour to the Plateau of Goosakan and its adjacent Hills, during September 1864."
The best thanks of the Society were voted to His Excellency the Governor in Council for this valuable communication, and the Meeting adjourned to Thursday, October 19th, 1865,
The Ordinary Monthly Meeting of the Bombay Geographical Society was held in their Rooms, in the Town Hall, on Thursday, the 19th October, at half-past 4 P.m.