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In addition to the above there is a large stock of Publications of the Society, and also of bound volumes of the salvage stock, of which no account is taken.

* N.B.--No allowance has been made for an additional volume for either of the years 1915 or 1916.

+ I do not consider that this sum should be taken into account as an available asset. In my opinion at least 75 per cent, of these subscriptions are irrecoverable, £47 5 o being due from alien enemies. Examined with Vouchers and Pass Book and found correct.

CHARLES J. TABOR, Hon. Auditor, EDWARD CLODD, Hon, Treasurer,

February 10th, 1917.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON BRAND'S

POPULAR A.VTILITIES

(NEW EDITION).

THE Brand Committee have much pleasure in drawing the attention of the Council, and through them of the Society at large, to the new stage of the work which has been reached during the past year. A Classified Catalogue of the matter collected has been put in hand, and the portion relating to the Movable Feasts-that is to say, to the lunar months from Shrovetide to Whitsuntide-has already appeared in Folk-Lore. They feel assured that it will repay study, and will be found to throw many interesting sidelights on the way in which religious, economic, and social interests were intertwined in the lives of our forefathers. Further instalments dealing with the Solar Year, and beginning with the peculiarly interesting month of November, are in preparation. The Committee hope that members who notice any mistakes or omissions, either of customs or of localities, will not fail to communicate with them or with the Secretary at once, with a view to getting the error corrected.

The additional material collected during the year has been less than that of past years, partly owing to public and private hindrances to workers, but also to the fact that practically all published works mainly concerned with British folklore have now been dealt with. The year's work has therefore chiefly been devoted to gleanings from Dialect Glossaries, County Histories, Journals of Archaeological Societies, and other books which only include folk

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