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The minutes of the last Meeting were read and confirmed.

The election of M. Milan Maizner, M. Paul Popovitch, and Mr. S. Ishii as members of the Society and the enrolment of the Stretford Urban District Council and the American Academy in Rome as subscribers was announced.

The death in action of Capt. T. I. W. Wilson, the death of Mr. David Howard, and the resignation of Miss C. K. Coleridge were also announced.

Mr. E Lovett gave some notes on “The Folklore of London," and delivered a lecture on "A Toy Museum for Children,” which was illustrated by lantern slides. In the discussion which followed, Miss Canziani, Dr. Hoyle, Mrs. Scoresby Routledge, and the Chairman took part.

The meeting terminated with a hearty vote of thanks to Mr. Lovett for his lecture.

VOL. XXVIII.

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:WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 17th, 1917.

THE PRESIDENT (DR. R. R. MARETT) IN THE CHAIR.

The minutes of the last Meeting were read and confirmed.

The death of Sir E. B. Tylor, a Vice-President of the Society and one of its original members, was announced.

Mr. S. Ishii read a paper on “The Life of the Mountain People in Formosa,” which was profusely illustrated by lantern slides. In the discussion which followed, the Chairman, Miss Broadwood, Mr. Anderson, Mrs. Lake, Mrs. Scoresby Routledge, and His Honour J. S. Udal

took part.

The meeting terminated with a hearty vote of thanks to Mr. Ishii for his paper.

THIRTY-NINTH ANNUAL MEETING.

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 21st, 1917.

THE PRESIDENT (DR. R. R. MARETT) IN THE CHAIR.

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The minutes of the last Annual Meeting were read and confirmed.

The report of the Council, with the Cash Account and Balance Sheet for the year 1916, duly audited, and the Report of the Brand Comunittee, were presented to the meeting, and, on the motion of Dr. Gaster, seconded by His Honour J. S. Udal, it was resolved that the same be received and adopted.

The following were duly elected to hold office for the ensuing year, viz. :

As President-R. R. Marett, M.A., D.Sc.

As Vice-PresidentsThe Hon. J. Abercromby; Sir E. W. Brabrook, C.B.; Miss Charlotte S. Burne, Edward Clodd; W. Crooke, B.A.; Sir J. G. Frazer, D.C.L., LL.D.; M. Gaster, Ph.D.; A. C. Haddon, D.Sc., F.R.S.; E. S. Hartland, F.S.A.; W. H. D. Rouse, Litt.D.; The Rev. Professor A. H. Sayce, LL.D., and A. R. Wright, F.S.A.

As Members of Council-Mrs. M. M. Banks; G. R. Carline; M. Longworth Dames; Lady Gomme; P. J. Heather; W. L. Hildburgh, M.A., Ph.D.; T. C. Hodson ; Miss Eleanor Hull; E. Lovett; A. F. Major; W. H. R. Rivers, M.D., F.R.S.; H. V. Routh ; C. G. Seligman, M.D.; C. J. Tabor ; His Honour J. S. Udal, F.S.A.; E. Westermarck, Ph.D.; H. B. Wheatley, F.S.A., D.C.L., and Sir B. C. A. Windle, F.R.S.

As Hon. Treasurer-Edward Clodd.
As Hon. Auditor-C. J. Tabor.
As Editor of Folk-Lore”_W. Crooke, B.A.

The Chairman delivered his Presidential Address, entitled “The Psychology of Culture-Contact,” for which a vote of thanks, moved by Dr. Gaster and seconded by Dr. Westermarck, was carried by acclamation.

THIRTY-NINTH ANNUAL REPORT OF

THE COUNCIL.

The Council are glad to be able to state that, notwithstanding the continuance of the war, no less than nineteen new members and four new subscribers have been added to the roll of the Society during the past year. Of the sixteen members who have resigned, six accepted the Council's offer to retain their names upon the roll, and to forward them the quarterly parts of Folk-Lore, in the hope that they may be able to resume their subscriptions this year; and it is possible that some of them may withdraw their resignations.

The total number of members and subscribers upon the roll (including those in belligerent countries) now stands at 419, as against 418 a year ago, but, unfortunately, a larger number of subscriptions is in arrear.

The amount received in subscriptions during the year 1916 amounted to £372 45. 6d., as compared with £390 12s. 6d. in 1915, so that there has been a further shrinkage of some £18. However, in the circumstances, the Society is to be congratulated on the soundness of its financial position.

It is with the deepest regret that the Council have to record the deaths of two of the original members of the Society, viz. Sir Laurence Gomme, who was so largely instrumental in its formation, and to whom its records are indebted for many valuable communications, and Sir E. B. Tylor, who was one of its most distinguished ornaments. The Society has also lost through death Mr. David

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