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Forge .....
Forge .....Licht Edges

micals, Glass, &c., used in connexion with the Photoheliograph .........

Gov. Grant.

Dome,
Photoheliograph .............................

Don. Fund. Robinson's Registering Anemometer (dismounted) Brit. Assoc.

Roof. Old Pressure Anemometer (incomplete).......... Brit. Assoc. Old Rain-gauge (incomplete)..................

Magnetic Observatory,
Declinometer

"
...

....... Dip Circles

Sir E. Sabine. Sundry Apparatus employed in Magnetic Determina-1

tions ..........ver Stone Pillars ........

Workshop (No. 1). Whitworth Lathe

Don. Fund.
Planing Machine >
Holtzapffel Lathe ........

SirF.Ronalds.
Don. Fund.

Brit. Assoc. Surfaces and Straight Edges

Gov. Grant. Grindstone ......

Brit. Assoc. Vices ............ver Castings and Tools .........

Workshop (No. 2). Electro-magnet and Battery .....

Sir E. Sabine. Carbonic-acid Gas Generators ..

Gov. Grant. Ronalds's Barograph (incomplete) .. Gas-holder ...

Mr. Atkinson. Glass-blowing Table .............

Gov. Grant. Still ............cccrvi. Sundry Packing-cases.

Enclosure. Self-recording Rain-gauge .................... Met. Com.

in-gauge (ordinary)........................ Brit. Assoc. Two Dial Anemometers .....

Met. Com. Mowing Machine and sundry other Garden Tools .. Brit. Assoc.

Verification House. Stone Pillars for erecting Self-recording Magneto- Don Tona

graphs ...... Self-recording Barograph, Thermograph, and Ano-1

Thermograph, and Ano-Met. Com. mograph (undergoing examination). ...........

In the Custody of B. Loewy, Esq., 11 Leverton Street, N.W. Mr. De La Rue's Micrometer for measuring Astronomical Photo

graphs (in use for measuring the photographs obtained with the heliograph).

Accounts of the Kew Committee of the British Association from September 15, 1870, to August 2, 1871. RECEIPTS. £ 8. d.

PAYMENTS.

£ 5. d. Received from the General Treasurer .....

.........

600 0 0 Salaries, &c. :-
For the verification of Meteorological Instry-

To B. Stewart, Oct. 1st, 1870, to Ang. Ist, 1871 166 13 4
ments :

Ditto, allowance for superintending work
From the Meteorological Office......... 54 4 0

connected with the Meteorological Com- } 166 13 4
From Opticians and others ............ 71 12 9

mittee, Oct. 1st, 1870, to Aug. 1st, 1271 )
125 16 9

Ditto, allowance for petty travelling expenses... 10 0 0
For the verification of Magnetical Instruments .................. 5 10 0

G. Whipple, Oct. I, 1870, to Aug. 1, 1871...... 104 3 4
For the construction of Standard Thermometers ................. 11 10 0

T. Baker, do. do.

.. .................

83 6 8 From the Meteorological Office :

F. Page, do.

............... 66 13 4 Allowance for 10 months as one of the

A. Rigby, do

do. ........... 58 6 8
Observatories of the Meteorological

R. Beckley, Aug. 15, 1870, to Aug. 1, 1871 ... 125 0 0
Committee, at £250 per annum... 208 6 8

J. Foster, Oct. 1, 1870, to Aug. 1, 1871 ......... 41 13 4
Extra allowance to Kew as Central

A. Hill, Aug. 1, 1870, to Aug. 1, 1871............ 30 16 0
Observatory, ten months, at £400

- 853 6 0
per annum .............................. 333 6 8

Apparatus, Materials, Tools, &c. ...........

... 52 7 1
For ruling Fiducial lines on curves...... 68 3 6

Ironmonger, Carpenter, Mason, &c. ........

9 15 3
For services of Assistant
............. 12 10 0
Printing, Stationery, Books, Postage, &c. ...........

35 5 5
622 6 10 Gas and Coals ............

61 8 9
Balance of grant received from the Royal Society by Professor

House Expenses, Chandlery, &c................

66 14 7 Balfour Stewart, available for and applied to Magnetic

Porterage and petty expenses .................

30 14 8
reductions .......................
96 6 1 Meteorological work done at extra hours...........

44 7 0
Profit from sundry commissions ......

........ 12 1 1 Magnetical tabulations done at extra hours and by supernu

40 16
Balance ........

349 8
3

3
merary assistants ............
Rent of Land attached to Observatory.......

. 11 00
£1514 7 0

£1514 7 0

Balance due to Prof. Balfour Stewart ............. ............... 40 16 3
Examined with the vouchers and found correct, the balance due to Prof. Balfour Stewart being forty pounds sixteen shillings and threepence.
14th July 1871.

WARREN DE LA RUE.

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Outstanding Liabilities, July 18, 1871. £ s. d.
Balance as above .........

40 16 3 Due on open Accounts

71 18 10 Accruing Salaries ......

75 00 £197 15 1

RECOMMENDATIONS ADOPTED BY TIE GENERAL COMMITTEE AT THE EDINBURGI

MEETING IN AUGUST 1871.

[When Committees are appointed, the Member first named is regarded as the Secretary,

except there is a specific nomination.]

That in future the division of the Section of Biology into the three Departments of Anatomy and Physiology, Anthropology, and Zoology and Botany shall be recognized in the programme of the Association Meetings, and that the President, two Vice-Presidents, and at least three Secretaries shall be nominated, and that the Vice-Presidents and Secretaries who shall take charge of the organization of the several Departments shall be designated respectively before the publication of such programme.

Dr. R. King's motion, “ that a Subsection for Ethnology be formed,” was rejected.

That the Apparatus, Instruments, &c. mentioned in Appendix III. of the Report of the Kew Committee for the past year be transferred to the charge of the Royal Society.

That the Electrical Apparatus belonging to the British Association, now in possession of the Committee of Electrical Standards, be placed in the Physical Laboratory of Cambridge, in charge of the Professor of Experimental Physics, the apparatus remaining the property of the Association and at the disposal of the Committee. [For Regulations relating to Organizing Sectional Proceedings, vide p. xix.]

Recommendations Involving Grants of Money. That the sum of £300 be placed at the disposal of the Council for maintaining the establishment of the Kew Observatory.

That Professor Cayley, Professor H. J. S. Smith, Professor Stokes, Sir W. Thomson, and Mr. J. W. L. Glaisher be a Committee for the purpose of reporting on Mathematical Tables, which it may be desirable to compute or reprint; that Mr. J. W. L. Glaisher be the Secretary, and that the sum of £50 be placed at their disposal for the purpose.

That Mr. Edward Crossley, Rev. T. W. Webb, and Rev. R. Harley be a Committee for discussing Observations of Lunar Objects suspected of change; that Mr. Crossley be the Secretary, and that the sum of £20 be placed at their disposal for the purpose.

That Professor Tait, Professor Tyndall, and Dr. Balfour Stewart be a Committee for the purpose of investigating the Thermal Conductivity of Metals; that Professor Tait be the Secretary, and that the sum of £25 be placed at their disposal for the purpose.

That the Committee on Tides, consisting of Sir W. Thomson, Professor J. C. Adams, Professor J. W. M. Rankine, Mr. J. Oldham, Rear-Admiral Richards, and Mr.W. Parkes, be reappointed; that Colonel Walker, F.R.S., Superintendent of the Trigonometrical Survey of India, be added to the Committee; and that the sum of £200 be placed at their disposal to defray the expenses of calculation during the ensuing year.

That the Committee for reporting on the Rainfall of the British Isles be reappointed, and that this Committee consist of Mr. Charles Brooke, Mr. Glaisher, Professor Phillips, Mr. G. J. Symons, Mr. J. F. Bateman, Mr. R. W. Mylre, Mr. T. Hawksley, Professor J. C. Adams, Mr. C. Tomlinson, Professor Sylvester, Dr. Pole, Mr. Rogers Field, Professor Ansted, and Mr. Buchan ; that Mr. G. J. Symons be the Secretary, and that the sum of £100 be placed at their disposal for the purpose.

That a Committee on Underground Temperature, consisting of Sir William Thomson, Professor Everett, Sir Charles Lyell, Bart., Professor J. Clerk Maxwell, Professor Phillips, Mr. G. J. Symons, Professor Ramsay, Professor Geikie, Mr. Glaisher, Rev. Dr. Graham, Mr. George Maw, Mr. Pengelly, Mr. S. J. Mackie, Professor Edward Hull, and Professor Ansted, be appointed; that Professor J. D. Everett be the Secretary, and that the sum of £100 be placed at their disposal for the purpose.

That the Committee on Luminous Meteors, consisting of Mr. Glaisher, Mr. R. P. Greg, Mr. Alexander Herschel, and Mr. C. Brooke, be reappointed, and that the sum of £20 be placed at their disposal for the purpose.

That Dr. Huggins, Mr. J. N. Lockyer, Dr. Reynolds, Professor Swan, and Mr. Stoney be a Committee for the purpose of constructing and printing tables of Inverse Wave Lengths, Mr. Stoney to be reporter; and that the sum of £20 be placed at their disposal for the purpose.

That Professor A. W. Williamson, Professor Roscoe, and Professor Frankland be a Committee for the purpose of superintending the Monthly Reports of the progress of Chemistry; and that the sum of £100 be placed at their disposal for the purpose.

Professor A. W. Williamson, Sir W. Thomson, Professor Clerk Maxwell, Professor G. C. Foster, Mr. Abel, Professor Fleeming Jenkin, Mr. Siemens, and Mr. R. Sabine, with power to add to their number, be a Committee for the purpose of testing the New Pyrometer of Mr. Siemens, by whom the chief instrument will be supplied, and that the sum of £30 be placed at their disposal for the purpose.

That Dr. Gladstone, Dr. C. R. A. Wright, and Mr. Chandler Roberts be a Committee for the purpose of investigating the chemical constitution and optical properties of essential oils, such as are used for perfumes ; that Mr. Chandler Roberts be the Secretary, and that the sum of £40 be placed at their disposal for the purpose.

That the Committee, consisting of Professor Crum Brown, Professor Tait, and Mr. Dewar, be reappointed for the purpose of continuing experiments on the Thermal Equivalents of the Oxides of Chlorine ; and that the sum of £15 be placed at their disposal for the purpose.

That Dr. Duncan, Mr. Henry Woodward, and Mr. Robert Etheridge be a Committee for the purpose of continuing researches in Fossil Crustacea; that Mr. Woodward be the Secretary, and that the sum of £25 be placed at their disposal for the purpose.

That Sir C. Lyell, Bart., Professor Phillips, Sir J. Lubbock, Bart., Mr. J. Evans, Mr. E. Vivian, Mr. W. Pengelly, Mr. G. Busk, Mr. W. B. Dawkins, and Mr. W. A. Sandford be a Committee for the purpose of continuing the Exploration of Kent's Cavern, Torquay; that Mr. Pengelly be the Secretary, and that the sum of £100 be placed at their disposal for the purpose.

That Professor Harkness and Mr. James Thomson be a Committee for the purpose of continuing the investigation of Carboniferous Corals with the view of reproducing them for publication; that Mr. Thomson be the Secretary, and that the sum of £25 be placed at their disposal for the purpose.

That Mr. G. Busk and Mr. Boyd Dawkins be a Committee for the purpose of assisting Dr. Leith Adams in the preparation of Plates illustrating an account of the Fossil Elephants of Malta ; that Mr. Busk be the Secretary, and that the sum of £25 be placed at their disposal for the purpose.

That Professor Harkness, Mr. William Jolly, and Dr. J. Bryco be a Committee for the purpose of collecting Fossils from localities of difficult access in North-western Scotland, that the specimens be deposited in the Edinburgh Industrial Museum, and that duplicates be deposited in such Museum as the Association may designate; that Mr. William Jolly be the Secretary, and that the sum of £10 be placed at their disposal for the purpose.

That Professor Ramsay, Professor Geikie, Professor J. Young, Professor Nicol, Dr. Bryce, Dr. Arthur Mitchell, Professor Hull, Sir R. Griffith, Bart., Dr. King, Professor Harkness, Mr. Prestwich, Mr. Hughes, and Mr. Pengelly be a Committee for the purpose of ascertaining the existence in different parts of the United Kingdom of any Erratic Blocks or Boulders, indicating on · Maps their position and height above the sea, as also of ascertaining the nature of the rocks composing these blocks, their size, shape, and other particulars of interest, and of endeavouring to prevent the destruction of such blocks as in the opinion of the Committee are worthy of being preserved; that Mr. Milne Holme be the Secretary, and that the sum of £10 be placed at their disposal for the purpose.

That Mr. Stainton, Professor Newton, and Sir John Lubbock be a Committee for the purpose of continuing a Record of Zoological Literature; that Mr. Stainton be the Secretary, and that the sum of £100 be placed at their disposal for the purpose.

That Professor Balfour, Dr. Cleghorn, Mr. Robert Hutchinson, Mr. Alexander Buchan, and Mr. John Sadler be a Committee for the purpose of taking Observations on the effect of the Denudation of Timber on the Rainfall in North Britain ; that Dr. Cleghorn be the Secretary, and that the sum of £20 be placed at their disposal for the purpose.

That Dr. Sharpey, Dr. Richardson, and Professor Humphry be a Committee for the purpose of continuing investigations on the Physiological Action of Organic Chemical Compounds; that Dr. Richardson be the Secretary, and that the sum of £25 be placed at their disposal for the purpose.

That Professor Michael Foster, Mr. W. H. Flower, and Mr. Benjamin Lowne be a Committee for the purpose of making Terato-embryological inquiries; that Mr. Lowne be the Secretary, and that the sum of £20 be placed at their disposal for the purpose.

That Professor M. Foster, Dr. Arthur Gamgee, and Mr. E. Ray Lankester be a Committee for the purpose of investigating the amount of Heat genorated in the Blood in the Process of Arterialization; that Dr. Gamgee be the Secretary, and that the sum of £15 be placed at their disposal for the purpose.

That Professor Christison, Dr. Laycock, and Dr. Fraser be a Committee for the purpose of investigating the Antagonism of Poisonous Substances; that Dr. Fraser be the Secretary, and that the sum of £20 be placed at their disposal for the purpose.

That Sir R. I. Murchison, Bart., the Rev. Dr. Ginsburg, Mr. Hepworth Dixon, Rev. Dr. Tristram, General Chesney, Rev. Professor Rawlinson, and Mr. John A. Tinné be a Committee for the purpose of undertaking a Geographical Exploration of the country of Moab; and that the sum of £100 be placed at their disposal for the purpose, in addition to the sum of £100 granted last year, but not expended because it was found to be insufficient for the purpose.

That the Metric Committee be reappointed, such Committee to consist of Sir John Bowring, The Right Hon. Sir Stafford H. Northcote, Bart., C.B.,

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