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Brabrook, C.B., F.S.A. Hon, Foreign Secretary — Rev. H. G.
RosEDALE, D.D., F.S.A. Secretary and Librarian — Percy W.
Ames, Esq., LL.D., F.S.A.

London and Mlddleiei ArohsDOlogieal Soelety, London Institution,
Finsbury Circus, s.c. Meetings are held in winter monthly,
and dunng the summer excursions are arranged. Publications
— Papers read before the Society are published in the Transac-
tions, Entrance Fee — ^Ten shillings. Subscription — One guinea
per annum. Life Subscription — Ten guineas. Honorary
Secretaries — Charles Welch, F.S.A., and Allan S. Walker,
London Institution, Finsbury Circus, e.g.




London Instltiitlon, Finsbnry Circus, b.c. An Association of 950
Proprietors (incorporated 1807), for the advancement of
literature and dinusion of useful knowledge. Library — ^A
circulating library, a large news room, and a reference library
containing nearly 100,000 volumes. Evening Lectures are given
on Mondays and Thursdays between November and March.
The Lecture Calendar for 1907-1908 includes the names of
Lord Lytton, Professor Flinders Petrie, Sir Alexander C. Mac-
kenzie, Sir Frederick Bridge, Dr. P. Chalmers Mitchell, and
Mr. Arnold White. Secretary-^-R, W. Frazbr, LL.B., I.CS.

London School of Economics and Political Science (University of
London). President — ^The Right Hon. Lord Rothschild,
Chairman — Sidney Webb. Director — H. J. Mackinder. The
London School of Economics and Political Science was founded
in 1895 with the intention of providing a system of higher educa-
tion which should stand in the same relation to the life and
calling of the public administrator and the merchant as do
the medical schools of the Universities to those of the doctor.
Under the new constitutioi^ of the University of London, a
" Faculty of Economics and Political Science (including Com-
merce and Industry) " was established in 1900, and the School
of Economics was constituted by Act of Parliament a " School
of the University " in that Faculty. Students of the School
who have matriculated at the University of London are regis-
tered as internal students of the Universit]^, and may pro-
ceed to degrees in Science (B.Sc. and D.Sc.) in the Faculty of
Economics. All the lectures and classes at the School are, how-
ever, open without any distinction whatever of age, or sex, or
nation^ty to those who have not matriculated and do not
wish to pursue a full University course. Special instruction
is arranged for those engaged in commerce, banking, insurance,
accounting and railway administration, for civil and municipal
officials, and for librarians. Much is done by the School for
the encouragement of research by the provision of courses of
lectures on methods of investigation, by the award of student-
ships varying in value from £2$ to ;£200, and by the co-ordina-
tion of different agencies for providing the student engaged in
research with the help he needs. The list of the School publica-
tions bears witness to results achieved in this direction. The
success of the School has from the first proved steady and con-
tinuous. Twice it has had to remove to more commodious
premises from its original home at 9 John Street, Adelphi, and
already considerable pressure is being felt upon the space pro-
vided in the new bmlding erected for it in 1902. Since the
School was opened in 1805 more than 6.000 students have been
entered on its books, of whom about 10 per cent, have been
London Topographical Society. The London To^gtaphical Society
was founded for the publication of material illustrating the
history and topography of the Dty and County of London from




the earliest times to the present day. This object is effected
by — (a) The reproduction of maps, views, and plans of the
capital as a whole, and of localities within its area at different
periods, {b) The publication of documents and data of every
description, {c) A yearly record of demolitions and topo-
graphical changes. The London Topographical Society is
engaged in the publication of a complete set of London maps,
views, and plans in facsimile, so that every period, every change
of importance, may receive illustration from the issues of the
Society. Several maps and plans, the earliest dating from 1 550,
have already been published. The London Topographical
Record, being the yearly volume of the Society, is also pub-
lished. This includes the Reports of the Annual Meetings, as
well as notes of excavations, demolitions, and changes in the
Metropolis, illustrated by plans and maps. Annual Subscript
Hon — One guinea. President — ^The Earl of Rosebery, K.fc.
Secretary — jBernard Gomme, 32 George Street, Hanover
Square, w.

Muiz Language Society* Dovglaa. 1899. O^/m/— The preservation
and study of that form of Gaelic spoken in the Isle of Man.
In association with the Celtic Assoaation {q,v,) a First Lesson
Booh is now published at sixpence. Metrical Psalms in Manx,
price sixpence, cloth one shilling. Manx Proverbs and Sayings ,
price threepence, and other prints in the language are issued
from the press of the Isle of Man Examiner, Douglas. A reprint
of Cregeen's Manx Dictionary will shortly be published. Sub -
scription — Half a crown per annum. President — Canon Kbwlev,
M.A. Secretary — Miss S. Morrison, Peel, Isle of Man.

Medleo-Psyehologieal Assoeiation of Great Britain and Ireland,
II Chandos Street, Cavendish Square, w. 1841. Objects —
The promotion and cultivation of science in relation to mental
disorder; the improvement of the treatment of the insane.
Membership — By oallot : (a) ordinary members, who must be
registered medical practitioners ; (b) honorary ; and {c) corre-
sponding members. The number in 1906 exceeded 680. Meet-
ings — The Annual Meeting is held in July, either in London or
in some provincial town or city. General Meeting are held
in February in the provinces, in May aad November m London ;
and Divisional Meetings in Scotland, Ireland, and the provinces.
See announcements in the weekly Medical Journals. Publica-
tion — The Journal of Medical Science. Subscription — One
guinea per annum. Honorary General Secretary — C. Hubert
Bond, M.D., Long-Grove House, Epsom.

Motoorologleal Soelety, Royal, 70 Victoria Street, Westminster,
s.w. 1850. Incorporated 1866. Object — ^The promotion of
the science of meteorology in all its branches. M ember s.ip —
Fellows and Honorary (distinguished foreign) Membeis.
Entrance Fee — ^^i. Annual Subscription — £2. Publications —
Quarterly Journal, Meteorological Record (quarterly). Hints to
Meteorohgtcal Observers, 6th ed., and Some Facts about the

. Weather, all free to Fellows. Secretary — W. Marriott.




Modern Language Astoelatloiiy The. This Association has been
established for the following objects : — (a) To raise the standard
of cfl&ciency in the teaching of Modem Languages, and pro-
mote their study in our schools and the country generally ;
(6) to obtain for Modem Languages the status to which their
intrinsic value, as instruments of mental discipline, entities
them — apart from their acknowledged commercial and utili-
tarian importance ; {c) to provide means of communication
for students and teachers of foreign languages. The aT^nw^i
subscription is los. 6d. The organs of the Association are
Modern Language Teaching (eight times a year) and Modem
Language Review (quarterly). President for 1907 — F. Storr,
B.A., 40 Mecklenburgh Square, w.c. Chairman of Committees
— A. A. SoMERViLLK, M.A., Etou College. Hon. Secretary —
G. F. Bridgb, M.A., 45 South Hill Park, Hampstead, n.w.

ffatlonal Home Reading Union. 1889. Obfects^To guide readen
in the use of books, to direct self-education, and to unite
readers in circles for mutual stimnlns and hdp. PublicuOoHs —
Booik lists and three magazines, published monthly. Secre-
tary — Miss Rbad, Surrey House, Victoria Embankment, w.c

National Literary Soeiety of Ireland, 6 St. Stephen's Green. Dublin.
June, 1892. Objects — To promote the study of the literature,
music, art, and archaeology of Ireland. Lectures-^Wei^dy
during session from November till June. Journals issued
periodically. President — Georgb Sigsrson, M.D„ F.R.U.L
Honorary Secretary — ^W. A. Henderson. Honorary Treasurer
— Hugh Horan, B.A. Subscription — 105. per annum.

Vatare-Stady Soeiety, The. Object — To promote nature-study by
the holding of exhibitions and in other ways. Honorary
Secraary — Wilfred Mark Webb, F.L.S.. Odstock, Han-
well, w.

llavy Reeords Soeiety. 1893. Object — For the purpose of printing
rare or nnpubUshed works of naval interest. Publications-^
Thirty-three volumes of records have been published since the
foundation of the Society. Annual Subscription — One guinea.
Secretary — Sir J. Knox Laughton, King's College, London, w.c

Mew Spalding Club (formerly Spalding Clnli). Aberdeen. 1839.
Objects — ^To promote the study of the Hbstory. Topography,
and Archaeology of the North-Eastern Counties of Soitland.
and to print works illustrative thereoL PublicaHons —
Seventy volumes have been printed. Annual Subscription —
One guinea. President— The Earl of Aabrdbsn, G.C.M.G.
Secretary — P. J. Andb&son. LL.B., Aberdeen University

ilowtpaper Pteis Fund, xi Garrick Street, w.c. 1864. Incorpo-
rated 1890. Object — ^The assistance of necessitous members of
the literary departments of the Press who have become memben
of the Fond, their widows and orphans. The inveeted funds
in December. 1906, amounted to £$$,000 ; annual income




and dxpenditnre about £ajooo. Presideni-^ljord Glbmxsk.
Treasurer — ^Lord Burnham. Secretary — J. P. C. Coast.

ORhtlialmoIogieal Society of the Uniteil King dom» 1 1 Chandos Street.
Cavendish Square. i83o. 6.000 volumes all relating to
ophthalmology. Open to Members 9 to 6, and 9 to i Satur-
days. Closed September. Printed catalc^e, subjects and
authors. Librarian — Gsorgb Bethbll, F.K.Hist.S.

Oriental Translation Fund* New Series. Under this name the work
of the Old Oriental Translation Fund, founded in 1828, is
carried on. For translations, circulars, &c., apply to The
Royal Asiatic Society. 22 Albemarle Street, w.

Palestine B^loratton Fnnd^ The, 38 Conduit Street, w. Founded
1865^. Objects — A Society for the accurate and systematic
investigation of the Archaeology, the Topography, the Geology
and Physical Geography, the Manners and Customs of the
Holy Land, for Biblical Illustration. Publications — ^Many
books, maps, and plans, invaluable to the student of Semitic
archaeology, have been pubUshed. The Quarterly Statement
is a periodical report of the Sodetv^s work, which is sent post
free to subscribers of at least half a guinea per annum. The
important discoveri^ at Gezer are exhaustively treated in
recent issues. New Fublication. Golgotha and the Holy Sepulchre^
Acting Secretary — Georgb Armstrong.

Parish Register Sooiety. 1 896. Object— -TYie |>reservation of ancient
parish Registers by their publication in full. Yearly Sub-
scription — One guinea. For a list of Registers already published
apply to the Honorary Secretary, E. A. Fry, 124 Chancery
Lane, w.c.

Payne, John, Sooiety. Founded May 2. 1905. The meetings are
held in different parts of London. Object — ^To popularize the
works of the poet and scholar, Mr. John Payne, translator
of The Arabian Nights, etc. Worhs pubUshed by the Society —
Sir Winfrith (poems) and selections from The Arabian Nights.
Several other works, including a life of Mr. John Payne, are
in preparation. President — Sir Edward Charles Ross. C.S.L
Secretary — ^Mr. Thomas Wright. Cow^ School, Olney.

PUIatello Sooiety. The Junior, 1899. ObjectS'-The promotion of
stamp collecting, by meetings in various centres, lantern lec-
tures, and by the publication of useful handboolra ; the detec-
tion of forgeries ; formation of a philatelic library, and a per-
manent oMlection of stamps. Eight diplomas are awarded
annually. Membership — At present 777. Meetings — ^Pirst and
third Saturdays from October to May. Publicaiions-^The
Stamps of Great Britain (1904), United States (X905). The Lady
Forger (1906). Honorary Secretary — ^L. Savourhin, 62 Long
Lane. Aldersgate Street. B.c.

Piiflologleal Sooiety^ University College, Gower Street, w.c. 1842.
ejects — ^To investigate and to promote the study and know-
ledge of the structure, the affinities, and the history of languages.





Publications — Transactions, volumes, and the New English
Dictionary. Secretary — Dr. F. J. Furnivall, 3 St. George's
Square, London, n.w.
PhUosoplileal Soeiety of Glasgow (Royal), 207 Bath Street. 1802.
Principal Objects — ^To absorb and continue the Association
which has existed in Glasgow since 1802 under the name of the
Philosophical Society of Glasgow, and to aid the study, advance-
ment, and development of the physical, natural, mental, and
moral sciences, and the arts of design, with their applications,
and the diffusion of scientific knowledge. Meetings — ^Fort-
nightly, between November and April. Publications — Pro^
ceedings, annually. Membership — Over 1,000. Entrance Fee —
One guinea. Annual Subscription — One guinea. President —
Freeland Fergus, M.D, Secretary — Professor Peter Ben-

Photographic Soeiety, The Royal. Founded 1853. Object—The
advancement of Photography. Meetings for the reading and
discussion of papers are held at the Society's house on the first,
second, third, and fourth Tuesdays in each month, from
October to June inclusive. An exhibition is arranged every
autumn at the New Gallery, Regent Street, at which are
included selected photographs, apparatus, and materials. The
Society's Journal is published monthly, and includes abstracts
of the most important photographic work throughout the
world. The Library of the Society consists of more than 1,500
volumes, and the Museum is rapidly increasing in interest.
Subscription — ^Members, one guinea per annum ; Fellows, two
guineas. Entrance Fee — One guinea. Secretary — J. McIntosh,
66 Russell Square, Xx>ndon, w.c.

Polyglot Clab, London (or Soeiety of Langnages). Founded 1905.
Objects — To provide a rendezvous for ladies and gentlemen
interested in languages ; to inaugurate language sections ; and
to organize meetings, Sec, in different languages ; also to bring
into contact, regardless of nationality, those interested in
common pursuits. Sections — English, French, German, Italian.
Spanish, Russian, and Esperanto. Subscriptions — ^Members (at
home), £2 and £1 ; Members (abroad), 8s. and 4s. Publications
Gazette to Members monthly, containing register. Meetings —
24-26 Hart Street, w.c, every Saturday and Monday, and first
and third Sundays. Librarian — ^Mr. D. H. Lambert. Annual
Dinner — May or June. President — George Brandes, Copen-
hagen. Hon. Sec. — Geo. Young, $ St 4 Clement's Inn, Strand ;
and 24-26 Hart Street, w.c.

Polyteehnie Sehooto, Regent Street, w. 1882. Boys' and Girls' Day
Schools, Business Training Day School, Civil Service Day
School, Engineering Day School, Carriage Building Day School,
Day Art School, Photographic Day School. Over 600 evening
classes in science, music, literature, art, commercial, and
technical subjects. About 15.000 students. President —
J. £. K. Studd, Esq. Vice-President — ^Douglas M. Hogg,




Eaq. Director of Education — Robbrt Mitchell. Secretary —
Leonard H. Harris. F.C.I.S.
Mnten' Pension Almshouse, and Orphan Asylum Corporation,

20 High Holbom, w.c. 1827. Incorporated 1865. Objects —
The granting of pensions to, and the maintaining of permanent
residences for, aged and infirm printers and widows of printers ;
and the education and maintenance of orphan children of

grinters. Treasurer — ^W. A. Clowes, Esq. Secretary — Joseph

Psyehleal Researeh, Soelety for, 20 Hanover Square, w. 1882.
Obj'ects-*-To examine the nature and extent of any influence
which may be exerted by one mind upon another, otherwise
than through the recognised sensory channels ; to study hypno-
tism and mesmerism, and to inquire into the alleged phenomena
of clairvoyance ; to investigate any reports, resting on testi-
mony sumciently strong and not too remote, of apparitions
coinciding with some external event (as, for instance, a death),
or giving information previously unknown to the percipient,
or being seen by two or more persons independently of each
other ; to inquire into various alleged phenomena apparently
inexplicable by known laws of nature, and commonlv referred by
spiritualists to the agency of extra-human intelligences ; to
collect and collate existing materials bearing on the history of
these subjects. The aim of the Society is to^approach these
various problems without prejudice or prepossession of any
kind, and in the same spirit of exact and unimpassioned inquiry
which has enabled science to solve so many problems once not
less obscure. Publications — Proceedings and Journal. Sub-
scription — Members, £2 2S. per annum ; Associates, £1 is.
Secretary — Mr. R. A. H. Bickford-Smith, 20 Hanover Square, w.

Pablishers' Association, Stationers' Hall. Objects — To promote and
protect by all lawful means the interests of the Publishers of
Great Britain and Ireland. Membership — About 80; those
only^ eligible who have carried on a bond-fide book-publishing
business for at least one year. President — ^Mr. Edward Bell,
M.A. Secretary — ^W. Poulten, Stationers* Hall, London, e.c.

Publishers' Congress, Permanent Offiee of International. Up to June,
1 901, the administrative work of the Publishers' Congress was
carried on by the Association in whose country the last congress
had been held; but as many inconveniences arose in consequence,
it was resolvad at the last meeting of the Congress that a per-
manent office should be established, supported by the contribu-
tions of the principal associations. Berne was chosen as the
most central and neutral locality. The Office is charged with
the collection of information concerning postal rates, custom
duties, international cop3rright questions, and all other matters
afiecting the book trade, and with carrying into effect so far
as possible the resolutions of the congresses. The Secretary's
report of the first year's working shows not only the great
value of the Permanent Office to all interested in publishing,
but indicates also the good and useful work which it is already

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doing. The Executive G^mmittee charged with the direction
of the Permanent Of&ce consists of Mr. T. Ricordi (President of
the Fifth Session). Mr. A. Brockhaus (Presid^t of the Fourth
Session), Mr. £. Bruylaat (President of the Second Session).
Mr. W. Heinemann (London), and Mr. }. Hetsel (Paris).
MM. Fouret and Morel are honorary members. The Sixth
Session will take place 1908 in Madrid. Secretary — M. Alfrei>
Melly, Bureau Permanent du Con^^ Intemational des
Editeurs, 7 Helvetiastrasse, Berne, Switzerland.
Fun tltorfttiire Society. 11 Buckingham Street, wx. 1854. Obft^
— ^The diffusion of akeady existing pure literature among the
poorer classes, chiefly by supplying books at low rates. 9,822
libraries have been suppUed to working men, schools, Ac. to
the value of £77,790, The Secretary and other agents of the
Society have visited 38,000 booksellers' shops. SecrtUtry —
Richard Turner.

QvlU Club, The. Pounded 1898. Objects — To afford assistance to
those desirous of entering the ranks of literature. To supply
aspirants with criticism of their work, free advice concernmg
the placing of MSS. with magazines, etc., and suggestions with
regard to transactions with publishers, agents, and the like.
To protect its members against tricksters trading on literary
begmners, and to maintain a record of concerns which, after
investigation, are considered to be dishonestly conducted.
To provide members with a postal lending library of selected
volumes containing instruction in literary and journalistic
matters. To afford aspirants facilities for social intercourse by
meetings in London and other centres. The Club supplies
wants of the unfledged author and literary student that are not
met by any other society. It is managed by honorary officers,
who are elected by the members yearly. The income is entirely
devot»d to the work of the Club, and audited balance-sheets
are published annually. Subscription — ^Ten shillings yearly.
No entrance fee. Meetings — In London, on the first Saturday
of each Liverpool, on the second Friday of each month.
Publication — The Quill Club Circular (monthly). President —
Max Pembbrton. Chairman — JtJAN W. P. Chambbrlin.
Honorary Secretary — ^W. J. Corley, 38, Niton Street, London.

RatlonaUsI Press Assooiatlon, Limited. Founded x8p9. ObjecU—
" To stimulate freedom of thought and inquiry m reference to
ethics, theology, philosophy, and kindred subjects. To pro-
mote a seculso' system of education. To pubhsh and to dis-
tribute books, pamphlets, and periodicals designed to . . .
assist in the spread of Rationalist principles. PationaHsm
may he defined as the mental attitude which unreservedly accepts
the supremacy of reason, and aims at establishing a system of
philosophy and ethics verifiable by experience and independent
of all arbitrary assumptions or authority." Among the cheap
reprints already published are Darwin's Origin of Species,




Kenan's Life of Jesus, Herbert Spencer's Educaiion, Sir Alfred
C. Lyall's Asiatic Studies, and works by J. S. Mill, Haeckel,
Huxley, Tyndall, Clodd, and M. Arnold. The more expensive
publications include various works by John M. Robotson,
Joseph McCabe, and others, a popular edition of Supernatural
Keligion, and a two-guinea edition of Professor Haeckel's The
Evojfutian of Man, now reissued in cheap reprint form (384 pages
with 408 illustrations) at one shilling and two shillings. Under
the auspices of the Association many lectures have been de-
livered m London and the provinces, including spedal cburses
on evolution, illustrated by oxy hydrogen lantern. At the
offices of the Association a reading-room and library are
available for the use of Members. Chairman — Edward Clodd.
Among the Honorary Associates are George Brandes, A. W.
Benn, Dr. F. J. Fumivall, Professor Ernst Haeckel, Leonard
Huxley, Eden Phillpotts, Professor Edward Westermarck.
Subscription — Not less than five shillings per annum. Secre-
tary — Charles E. Hoopbr. 5 and 6 Johnson's Court, Fleet
Street, s.c.
Borne, Britlth Sehool at This school, projected in 1 899, was opened
in the spring of 1901, and has been modelled, in many respects.
on the existing British School at Athens. Objects — The School
is intended, first, as a training-ground for students fresh from
the universities and other educational institutions ; secondly,
as a centre round which more mature students may group
themselves for purposes of systematic research ; and, thirdly,
as a source of mformation and advice for visitors desiring to
pursue serious studies in Rome and Italy. The province of
the School is not purely archaeological, but includes all periods
of Roman and Italian history, art, antiquities, and literature.
The excavation of ancient sites, which has formed an important
part of the work of the School at Athens, is excluded in Italy
by the rules of the Italian Government. But in other respects
the work of the Roman School is more varied than that of the
Athenian, since the range of studies which centre in Rome is
wider, including, for example, palaeography. Christian as well
as classical antiquities, and the art and architecture of the

Vol. I. of the Papers of the school, published in August, 1902,
contains papers by the Director (Mr. Kushforth) on the " Church
of S. Maria Antigua," and by Dr. Ashby on the " Classical
Topography of the Roman Campagna." Vol. II., published
October, 1904, consists of reproductions of the drawings of
Andreas Koner, with text by Dr. Ashby. With the sanction
and co-operation of the Italian authorities the school has
undertaken a work of lasting importance — the cataloguing

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