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PRESENTED TO THE

Cambridge Antiquarian Society,

AT ITS FORTY-FIRST ANNUAL MEETING,

MAY 30, 1881,

WITH AN ABSTRACT OF THE PROCEEDINGS OF THE SOCIETY,

1880—1881.

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Cambridge:
DEIGHTON, BELL & CO.; MACMILLAN & Co.
G. BELL AND SONS, YORK STREET, COVENT GARDEN, LONDON.

1883

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REPORT

PRESENTED TO THE CAMBRIDGE ANTIQUARIAN SOCIETY AT ITS FORTY-FIRST ANNUAL MEETING,

MAY 30, 1881.

The Council begs leave to congratulate the Members on the continued growth and activity of the Society which now has 223 members on its List : during the past year nine have retired and four have died; forty-three new names have been enrolled.

Of those whom we have lost by death, two names deserve more than ordinary mention. Dr EDWIN GUEST, the late Master of Gonville and Caius College, had been a zealous member of our Society from its foundation, had served on the Council from 1853 to 1868, and during 1855 and 1856 had occupied the President's chair. His acquaintance with nearly every branch of archaeology was extensive and accurate; but in connexion with the pursuits of this Society he will be chiefly remembered for his studies in the topography of Britain and in Early English. The Rev. S. BANKS, M.A., was elected into the Society in 1852, had served on the Council from 1871 to 1874, and contributed to our published Communications for 1865—66 an interesting Paper on the History of Cottenham,

the parish of which he was Rector for the last thirty years of bis life. He frequently exhibited antiquities found in that locality.

The Report and Communications for 1878–79 has been circulated amongst our Members, and the corresponding issue for 1879—80 is now passing through the Press, and will be issued, it is hoped, in a few days. The new editions of Dr RAVEN's Bells of Cambridgeshire and of Professor BABINGTON's Ancient Cambridgeshire are in the Press, and will probably be ready before the end of this year.

The Archaeological Collections and the Library have been placed in the gallery of the Hall in the New Museums, and are being arranged by Mr LIONEL H. Cust, B.A., Scholar of Trinity College, who has been appointed Curator and Librarian.

The following Societies have been admitted to an exchange of publications with our own Society : The Derbyshire Archaeological and Natural History Society. The St Paul's Ecclesiological Society.

SUMMARY OF ACCOUNTS FOR THE YEAR ENDING DECEMBER 31, 1880.

RECEIPTS.

EXPENSES.

S. d.

Balance, Christmas, 1879
Subscriptions received
Rev. J. W. Pieters (publications)

£ 8.
87 1
195 6

2 6

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1 15 0
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Messrs Cowell (Anastatic Press)
Messrs Sayer and Wilson (for binding)
Hills and Saunders (for photographs,

Hailstone)
Subscriptions returned (paid in error)

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Balance in Bank

£284 13 2

£284 13 2

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