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will have the goodness to apply that sum towards the purchase of Maps, Charts, &c., which the Society stand in need of.

I remain, &c.,
Premchund Roychund;"

when it was unanimously resolved to accept Mr. Premchund Roychund's handsome donation, and to tender to that gentleman the Society's best thanks for the same. It was also carried by acclamation that he be nominated a Life Member of the Society.

By the kindness of Lieut. Morland, whose interestiug paper they were intended to illustrate, the Society's tables were covered with rare specimens of Abyssinian art and industry, consisting of swords, shields, spears, hides, shells, ivory cups, specimens of textile fabrics, &c. &c.

The business of the evening having been brought to a conclusion, Lieutenant Morland, at the invitation of the Vice-President, read his Paper, "Gleanings as to the present state of Abyssinia, and a short account of a visit to the Hot Springs of Ailaat."

It is needless to add, that at the conclusion of his very interesting and valuable paper, Lieut. Morland sat down amidst the plaudits of the assembled members, and it was felt that the well-merited address from the Vice-President, conveying the thanks of the Society to that gentleman, was but the adequate expression of their deep interest in the various details of his communication; particularly in the narration of the late events connected with the imprisonment of our Consul by King Theodorus.

After a conversation of some length in which many of the Members took a part, the meeting was adjourned to Thursday, February 16th, 1865.

SESSION 1864-65. Sixth Meeting.February 16M, 1865The ordinary Monthly Meeting of the Bombay Geographical Society was held in their New Rooms, on the basement story of the Town Hall, on Thursday the ICth February, at half past 4 P.m.

Present.—The Honorable W. E. Frere, C.S., F.R.G.S., President, in the Chair; Captain Thomas Black, Vice-President; Commander G. T. Robinson; J. Burgess, Esq., F.E.I.S. ; G. C. M. Birdwood, Esq., M.D.; R. S. Sinclair, Esq., LL.D.; Rev. W. K. Fletcher, M.A.; Bhau Daji, Esq., G.G.M C.; Major J. T. Annesley; Mirza Ali Jan, Esq.; J. Scorgie, Esq., F.C.S.; F. A. R. Morrison, Esq.; A. Taylor, Esq-; Rao Saheb Vishvanath N. Mandlik; M. Kane, Esq., M.D.; Brigadier General T. Tapp, C-B., Members; and D. J- Kennelly, Esq., Corresponding F.R.G-S- Secretary.

The Minutes of the last Meeting were read and confirmed.

Elections.—H. H. G. Tippett, Esq.; Lieutenant C. Swinhoe; Rev. Alexander Forbes, M.A. ; R. H. Showell, Esq.; J. P. Leith, Esq.; and W. McClelland, Esq.

Members proposed.—Captain William Gore Jones, R.N. ; Commander Alexander Buller, R.N.; Lord Walter T. Kerr, R.N.; Dr. A. G. Fraser; Heerjibhoy Merwanjee Wadia, Esq-; E. R. Whitley, Esq.; Jehangeer Goostadjee, Esq.; Rustomjee Heerjibhoy Wadia, Esq.; Captain Henry St. Clair Wilkins, R.E., Nowrojee Manickjee Wadia, Esq.; W. Wilkins, Esq.; Byramjee Nanabhoy Framjee, Esq.; and Limjee Manockjee, Esq.

Donations.—The undermentioned donations were laid before the Society, for which their best thanks were directed to be conveyed to the donors :—

1. Catalogue of the Library of the Royal Geographical Society, corrected to May 1851, with the Annual Supplement at the end.

2. Journal of the Royal Geographical Society of London- Vol. 33. By the Society.

3. Socie'te Impe'riale Geographique de Russie. By the Society.

4. Livres d'Histoire Naturelle, Principalement en Entomologie.

5. La Republica de Venezia e la Persia, per Guglielmo Berchet. Letters.—The following letters were read:—

1. From Dr. W. Niven, forwarding a cheque for Rs. (15) fifteen, being the amount of his Subscription to the Society. 2. From the Secretaries to the Royal Geographical Society of London, forwarding the 33rd vol. of the Society's Journal. 3. From T. D. Thomson, Esq., promising, in acknowledgment of the Secretary's letter of the 12th November last, to send a good many other Books, as soon as they come from the binder; and forwarding copy of the Royal Geographical Society's Catalogue, with the Annual Supplement at the end, and a MS. List of Books; and the following was addressed to the Honorable the President:—

"To the Honorable W. E. Frere, F.R.G.S.,

President of the Bombay Geographical Society.

Sir,—Understanding from Mr. Kennelly that Volume VI. of the Society's Transactions is out of print, I have much pleasure in offering to the Society the sum of Rupees 1,000 (one thousand), for the purpose of printing a new edition of that volume.

I have the honour, &c.,

SORABJEE PESTONJEE Framjee.

Bombay, 31st January 1865;"

when it was unanimously resolved to accept Mr. Sorabjee Pestonjee Framjee's handsome contribution, and to tender to that gentleman the Society's best thanks for the same.

At the suggestion of the Secretary it was resolved :— "That the sum of money presented by Premchund Roychund, Esq., be deposited in the Financial Association of India and China Bank, until such time as the President, who has very kindly offered his services, can carry out the views of the Society."

"That the Secretary is authorised to carry out the printing of the 6th vol. so as to admit of the least delay-"

The following extract from a letter from Lieutenant-Colonel R. L. Playfair, dated Zanzibar, 3rd October 1864, addressed to His Excellency Sir Bartle Frere, was, by his kind permission, laid before the Society by the Honorable the President:—

"Baron von des Dechen and party have arrived ; he has two Steamers coming out in about a month, for the exploration of the rivers on this coast, and a large staff of scientific men, so he ought to do great things. It will be about six months, however, before he will be able to make a start.

Bishop Tozer has got into his new mission premises, and we have now service twice every Sunday in the little chapel which he has fitted up."

After which the meeting was adjourned to Thursday, March I6th, 1805

Extraordinary Meeting.

An Extraordinary Meeting of the Bombay Geographical Society was held in their Rooms, Town Hall, on the 9th March 1865, at 4'45 P.m.

Present—Captain -W. C- Barker, Vice-President, in the Chair; Captain Thomas Black, Vice-President; J. Burgess, Esq., F.E.LS.; James Scorgie, Esq., F.C.S.; Lieutenant Henry Morland, F.R.AS.; Mirza Ali Jan, Esq.; Commander G. T. Robinson; A. C. Gumpert, Esq.; The Rev. W. K. Fletcher, M.A.; Dr. Bhau Daji; Bhugwandass Poorshotumdass, Esq.; G. C- M. Birdwood, Esq., M.D.; Kulliandass Mohundass, Esq.; Rao Saheb Vishvanath N. Mandlik; Munmohundass Davidass, Esq.; A- Taylor, Esq.; Major J. T. Annesley; Dr. T. W. Ward, F.R.C.S.; J. P. Hughlings, Esq., B.A.; George Foggo, Esq.; J. Macfarlane, Esq.; E. W. Dawes, Esq.; James Taylor, Esq., Members; and D. J. Kennelly, Esq., Corresponding F.B.G.S. Honorary Secretary

The objects for which the Meeting was convened having been briefly stated by the Secretary, the Chairman offered a few observations thereon, when the following Resolutions were passed:—

Proposed by the Rev. W. K. Fletcher, M.A., seconded by Dr. Bhau Daji, and carried unanimously :—

"That a Committee, composed of the following gentlemen—Captain Black, Dr. Bhau Daji, Dr. Birdwood, and the mover—be appointed to draw up an Address to the Honorable W. E. Frere, C.S., F.R.G.S., to be presented to him at the next ordinary Meeting, on which occasion he has signified his intention of resigning the office of President of this Society, owing to his departure from India."

Proposed by Dr. Birdwood, and seconded by A. C. Gumpert, Esq., and carried unanimously :—

"That a subscription be opened for the purpose of making a Portrait of the Honorable W. E. Frere, F.R.G.S., late President of the Society, to be hung in the Society's Rooms, and that a Committee composed of A. C. Gumpert, Esq., and the same Committee, be appointed to carry this Resolution out, and report progress at the ordinary Meeting of the Society to be held in April next." The business of the evening was then closed.

SESSION 1864-G5. Seventh Meeting, March 16th 1865The ordinary Monthly Meeting of the Bombay Geographical Society was held in their New Rooms, on the basement story of the Town Hall, on Thursday the 1 Gth March, at half-past 4 P.m.

Present.—The Honorable W. E. Frere, C.S., F.R.GS., President, in the Chair; Captain Thomas Black, Vice-President; Captain \V. C. Barker, Vice-President; Mirza Ali Jan, Esq.; M. Kane, Esq., M.D., M.A.; Maneckjee Cursetjee, Esq., F.R.G.S.; G. C. M. Birdwood, Esq., M.D.; Bhau I)aji, Esq., G.G.M.C.; Rev. W. K. Fletcher, M.A. ; J. Burgess, Esq., F.E.I.S.; Munmohundass Davidass, Esq.; J. Scorgie, Esq., F.C.S.; Rev. A. Forbes; Dr. T. W. Ward, F.R.CS.; G. W. Terry, Esq.; J. Sands, Esq.; Commander G. T. Robinson; J. Burns, Esq., C.E.; Major J. T. Annesley; and D. J. Kennelly, Esq., Corresponding F.R.G.S. Secretary.

The Minutes of the last Meeting were read and confirmed.

Elections.—Captain W. G. Jones, R.N.; Commander A. Buller, R.N.; Lord Walter T. Kerr, R.N.; Dr. A. G. Fraser; Heerjibhoy Merwanjee Wadia, Esq.; E. R. Whitley, Esq.; Jehangeer Goostadjee, Esq.; Rustomjee Heerjibhoy Wadia, Esq.; Captain H. St. Clair Wilkins, R.E.; Nowrojee Manockjee Wadia, Esq. ; W. Wilkins, Esq.; Byramjee Nanabhoy Framjee, Esq.; and Limjee Manockjee, Esq.

Donations.—The undermentioned donations were laid on the table, for which the best thanks of the Society were directed to be conveyed to the donors :—

1. Copy of the Magnetical and Meteorological Observations made at the Bombay Observatory in 1863. By Government.

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