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Geological Society, Feb. 18.-Annual General Meeting.- John Evans, F.R.S, president, in the chair.-The Secretary read the reports of the Council and of the Library and Museum Committee for the year 1875. The position of the Society was described as very satisfactory, although owing to various extraordinary expenses, the expenditure of the year was considerably in excess of its income. The Society was stated to be in a prosperous state, and the increase in the number of Fellows to be greater than in any previous year. The report also referred to the bequest by the late Sir Charles Lyell of the die of a medal and of the sum of 2,ooo/., a bronze copy of the former and the interest of the latter to be given annually or from time to time by the Council as a mark of honorary distinction to some person or persons who shall be regarded as having aided the progress of Geological Science. It was also announced that Dr. Bigsby, F.R.S., has offered to found a bronze medal to be given in alternate years as an incentive to the study of Geology. The President then presented the Wollaston Gold Medal to Professor Huxley, F.R.S.; the balance of the proceeds of the Wollaston Donation Fund to Mr. J. Gwyn Jeffreys, for transmission to Professor Giuseppe Seguenza, of Messina, F.C.G.S.; the Mur-chison Medal to Professor Ramsay for transmission to Mr. A. R. C. Selwyn, F.R.S,; the balance of the Murchison Geological Fund to Professor Ramsay for transmission to Mr. James Croll; and the first Lyell Medal and the entire proceeds of the Fund to Professor Morris, F.G.S. The President then proceeded to read his anniversary address, an abstract of which we give on another page. The ballot for the Council and Officers was taken, and the following were duly elected for the ensuing year:-President: Prof. P. Martin Duncan, F.R.S. Vice-Presidents: Sir P. deM. Grey Egerton, Bart. F.R.S.; R. A. C. Godwin-Austen, F.R.S.; J. W. Hulke, F.R.S.; Prof. A. C. Ramsay, F.R.S. Secretaries: David Forbes, F.R.S.; Rev. T. Wiltshire. Foreign Secretary: Warington W. Smyth, F.R.S. Treasurer: J. Gwyn Jeffreys, F.R.S. Council: H. Bauerman; Rev. T. G. Bonney; W. Carruthers, F.R.S.; Frederick Drew; Prof. P. Martin Duncan, F.R.S,; Sir P. de M. Grey Egerton, Bart., FR.S.; R. Etheridge, F.R.S.: John Evans, F.R.S. j David Forbes, F.R.S.; R. A. C. Godwin-Austen, F.R.S.; Henry Hicks; J. W. Hulke, F.R.S.; J. Gwyn Jeffreys, F.R.S.; Prof. T. Rupert Jones, F.R.S.; J. W. Judd; Prof. J. Morris; Prof. A. C. Ramsay, F.R.S.; Samuel Sharp, F.S. A.; Warington W. Smyth, F.R.S.; Admiral ?. ?. ?. Spratt, F.R.S.; W. Whitaker; Rev. T. Wiltshire, F.L.S. j Henry Woodward, F.R.S.

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