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52, Park-street, Westminster, Richardson in Shonhard S Clapham-house, Litlington, M'Clean, Frank ............. ****** 1S.W.

1 Sussex. M'Clure, William .......... Manchester.

j 16, River-street, Myddleton

Richards, Wm. ............ { 21, Lombard-street, E.C. McKewan, William ......

1 square, E.C. cu Vere-street, Oxford-street, Rider, Samuel C. ........

53, Albion-villas, Tollington. Marshall, James.......... 1 W.

park, Hornsey-road, N. s 94, Albany-street, Regent's- Ringland, William ...... 36, Wood-st., Cheapside, E.C. Marston, Henry ......... 1 park, N.W.

f16, Northampton-place, Old

| Roberts, Daniel ........... Martin, Geo. W. ........ 14 and 15, Exeter Hall, W.C. nove

Kent-road, S.E. (The Street, RivingtonChorley, Roberts, Henry ............

? 32, Arlington-street, Nor Martin, Peter, J.P......1 Lancashire.

1 North-road, N. 13. Sanford-place, Stoke Robinson, J. H. ... ... ...... The Grove, Petworth, Sussex. Masset, Alfred Moyse ... Newington, N.

Roe, George ............. Nutley, Dublin. Masson, Francis Johd ... 53, Bolsover-street, W.

Newcastle-on-Tyne, 2, Royal May, Geo. B. ............. Truro.

Exchange-buildings, E.C.,

and Killingworth - house, Mayhew, Chas. Fredk... § 10, Barge Yard - chambers, Rogerson, John ......... edk.. Bucklersbury, E.C.

Northumberland. f 11, Alwyne-road, Canonbury, Rolls, R. H. ............ Melles, William

Banbury.
1 N.

Rowland, Alexander W. 20, Haiton-garden.
Metzler, G. T. ............ 1
À 35, 37, and 38, Great Marl-

Rubens, Victor ............

si, Angel-court, Throgmortonboro'-street, W..

street, E.C. Meyerstein, Wm. ..... 9, Highbury-grove, N.

Rumbold, William Henry The Grange, Tunbridge Wells. Miller, Geo. James ......

56, Great College-street, West Ryan, James, J. junr. ...... 116, Long-acre, W.č.
1 minster, S.W.

Schlesinger, Julius........ {

S Walmer - villa, Bradford, ( 9A, King Edward-street, Lam

********* 1 Yorkshire. Morel, Victor ........... beth-road, S.

Shaw, Benjamin...........8, Cambridge-square, W. À 22, Bush-lane, Cannon-street, Shepperson, Allen Thos. Dulwich-hill, Surrey, s. Moreton, John ......... E.C., and Wolverhampton

S14, Jermyn-street, S.W., and Lancaster - buildings, Liver

Sheriff, Robert French ... '

" Inner l'emple, E.C. Morrish, F. E. .... "1 pool.

Shirreff, Geo. W. ......... 4, Bank-chambers, E.C. Murchison, Sir Roderick I., X6

Sidebottam, Alfred......... Crown-street, Camberwell, S. D.C.L., F.R.S., &c. ... 5 "" }16, Belgrave-square, S.W.

Silk, Robert, junr.......... 8, Long-acre, W.C. Murray, Thos. ............ 12, Copthall-court, E.C. Simons, George ............ The Park, Nottingham. Myers, Abraham Nathan. 144, Leadenhall-street, E.C. Simonsen, Michael L. ... 35, Finsbury-circus, E.C. Navroji, Dádábhái ......... 32, Great St. Helen's, E.C. Simpson, Wm. Fred........ 456, West Strand, W.C.

Jose S Edge-lane, Stretford, Man- | Skey, George ............... Negroponte, Augustus ...

Bonehill-lodge, Tamworth.

Smith, David ............... 109, Fore-street, E.C. Neighbour, Geo. L. ...... '127, High Holborn, W.C.

Smith, F. Warwick .....

(180, Upper Thames-street, Neilson, Walter Montgo- ( Hyde-pk. Locomotive Works,

E.C." merie ..................... 1 Glasgow.

Smith, Hy. Nickison.......

s 2, Compton-road, Canonbury, Nichols, Richard Peter ... *25, Maida-hill West, W'. North, Thomas ............

Basford-hall, nr. Nottingham. Smith, James ............... Barton-villa, Malton. Oram, Richd. E. Sprague 1, Bellevue, Stalybridge. Smith, R. M. ............... Edinburgh. Paget, Frederick ......... 37, Old Broad-street, E.C. Snelgrove, John ............ 11, Vere-st., Oxford-st., W. Paget, Thos. Tertius ... Humberstone, Leicestershire. | Snowden, Thomas ......... Stockton-on-Tees. Palmer, George... ........ Reading.

(11, New North-street, Red Elm-grove, Binfield, Berks Sparrow, Charles E. ......

Lion-square, W.C. Pares, John ............ and Prescott Manor, Ban- |

Ī Penn-court, near Wolver

Sparrow, Wm, Mander ... bury.

j 3, Ladbroke-grdns., Kensing Spooner, William ......... Walton-lodge, Stafford. Parker, Henry T. .......

1. y ton-pk., Notting-hill, W. Square, Elliot ............... 16, Notting-hill terrace, W.

i Gt. Baddow-house, Chelms- Stenhouse, John, LL.D., / 17, Rodney-street, PentonParker, James .......... { ford, Essex.

| F.R.S. ..................... ville, N. Palk, Sir Lawrence, Bart., 1 Haldon-house, Exeter.

Stone, David H............. 33, Poultry, E.C. M.P. ............

Stovin, The Rev. Charles Leigh-hill, Cobham, Surrey. Pease, Henry ............... Pierrepoint, Darlington. Frederick Pease, Joseph ...............

Southend, Darlington. Tansley, Alfred John ... Luton, Beds. Peterkin, James Grant., Grange-hall, Forres, N.B. | Taylor, T. G............... 10a, King's Arms-yard, E.C. Phillip, George ............. 32, Fleet-street, E.C.

Taylor, Wm................

Sunny-field, near Braintzee, Phillips, Robt. Needham The Park, Manchester.

Taylor, Wa.......*****") Essex. Phillips, Thomas Adams Gibson-square, Islington, N. Thompson, H. Ayscough On the Bank, Highgate, N. Phythian, T. ............... 430, West Strand, W.C.

wrie Higham Lodge, WalthamPitman, Frederick ......... 20, Paternoster-row, E.C.

Toms, Thos. Harris ......

*** stow, N.E. Pittar, Park... ..... ........ 16, Kensington-pk.-gdns., W. Tongue, John Garrett ... 34, Southampton-bdgs., W.C. Pocock, Samuel John ...

56, Woburn-place, Russell-sq., Toogood, Henry............ 1, Chester-square, W. Damuel Jon *** W.C. Poole, H. G. ............... 4, Old Burlington-street, W.

Tredinnick, Richard ..... Mildmay-park, N., and Lom

"*" bard-street, EC. Prothero, Francis Egerton, 1 The Inner Temple, E.C.

Treggon, Wm. Thos.......22, Jewin-street, E.C. B.A. ......................

Treloar, Thomas ......... 42, Ludgate-hill, E.C. Pryor, Francis .............. Redruth, Cornwall.

Turner, Benj. Brecknell.. 31, Haymarket, S.W. Purssell, Alfred . 80, Cornhill, E.C.

Turton, Thomas .......... Portwood, Stockport. Puttick, James Fell ...... 47, Leicester-square, W.C. Tyler, Sir Jas. .............

Pine-house, Holloway, N. Reuter, Simon ...........

Tysoe, John ............... Manchester. gate-street, E.C.

Vernon-lodge, Addison-road,

Unna, Ferdinand. ......... Reynolds, Chas., Wm.... 2,Eaton-place, s.W.

" Kensington, W. Ricardo, David ............

Gatcombe, Minchinhampton, Utterton, Rev. Jno. Sutton Tarnham Surrav.

and 29, Piccadilly, W. (Archdeacon of Surrey) }"

N.

Vallance, H. Wellington.

in S3, St. George's-road, Eccle- as early as 1828. In 1841 he invented the
1 ston-square, s.w.
Shearn-lodge, Walthamstow,

|'Annular Cylinder Arrangement, which was apVallentin, James ........ ***..... N.E.

plied with success. He contributed much to the Waggett, John .............

Stanley - terrace, Kensington- improvement of the packets employed in the park, w.

Channel, and simplified 'the arrangements for Walker, Sir Edwd. S. ... Berry-hill, Mansfield, Notts.

$driving screw propellers, and his plan was

Pembroke-house, PembrokeWalsh, David H. ......... ........ 1 road, Clifton, Bristol.

adopted by the Admiralty. He patented a Wardell, Wm. .............Abbotsfield, Chester. method of feathering the screw propeller, which Watkins, William ........ 52, Lime-street, E.O.

is said to have been perfectly successful. His. Watson, Peter ............ 71, Myddelton-square, E.C.

name must now be added to the list of scientific Watts, Robt. .............

16, Great Newport - street,
1 W.C.

engineers lost to this country, eminent for his Webb, Chas. Locock......

Hanover-terrace, Notting-hill, professional ability, estimable for his private
W.

worth,
33, Fenchurch-street, E.C.,
Webb, George (Blessrs.

The late Sir William Cubitt, -vhose death and 2, Middleton - road, Symes and Co.) ......... Dalston, N.E.

occurred but recently, claims some notice at our | 12, North-street, Westminster, hands, for although he was not a member of the Wells, George .......... PS.W.

Society, it will be remembered that he was inWheelwright, Wm., jun. {!

$ 16, Upper Woburn - place, | vested by the Royal Commissioners for the

1 W.C. enc Whitfield, Geo. C.........

Exhibition of 1851 with absolute power to arrange 1, Cambridge-place, Kensing-| ton, W.

with Messrs. Fox and Henderson all the details. Williams, Dr. Llewellyn. { ,; De Leon Š 9, Leonard-place, Kensington, connected with the building for that Exbibition,

and to superintend its construction, a duty which Wilson, Chas. Edmund... Amund 5, Earl's-terraco, Kensington,

it need hardly be said he most ably discharged. Wilson, Erasmus, F.R.C.S. ''dish-square, W. meras s 17, Henrietta-street, Caven The service thus rendered was recognized by

Her Majesty, who conferred upon him the honourWilson, Robert Porter 31, Threadneedle-street, E.C.

of knighthood. He was early distinguished for Wilson, William .........

(18, Ludowick-terrace, Glou-nie
cester-road, N.W.

his knowledge of mechanical engineering, in Winsor, Wm., F.C.S. ... 38, Rathbone-place, W. which branch he introduced some ingenious im

(246, Boro' High-street, S.E., provements, among which are the improved Woolloton, Chas. ......... and Lynton-lodge, Clap windmill sails now almost universally adopted. l ham-park, S.

He attained much eminence as a civil enYoung, John. Jun. 35, King-street, E.C.; and ? 47, Mark-lane, E.C. gineer, and amongst his principal works may

be mentioned the South-Eastern and Great The Chairman delivered the following Northern railways; the gigantic floating landing

stages at Liverpool, and the iron bridge at ADDRESS.

| Rochester. I owe to the favourable opinion of the Council A picture, painted by Nasmyth, of the Suspenthe distinction of appearing before you as their sion-bridge across the Tweed, constructed on the chairman at the opening of a third Session, and principles laid down by the late Sir Samuel Brown, I shall endeavour to deserve the confidence of has been bequeathed to the Society by his widow, my colleagues by labouring with zeal and con- Lady Brown, and it is satisfactory to the Council stancy to promote the designs of the Society. to record this proof of the esteem with which the

In my former addresses from this chair I had Society was regarded by one who largely applied to bring under the notice of the Society the the science of mechanics to the practical business great losses it had sustained in the removal of life, and who, although he did not originate by death of many of its members, eminent in suspension bridges, yet, by the introduction of science or art, whose labours and skill had con- what I believe is still known as the bar link, tributed in a remarkable manner to the progress greatly extended the use of chains made of bar of the Arts, the extension of Manufactures and iron, as well in the manufacture of iron cables Commerce, and the growth of our national great- for ships, as in the construction of suspension Dess. My duty to night is of a less mournful bridges and landing piers. The bar link was character, and I have only to direct your atten- employed for the Chain Pier at Brighton. tion to the death of one of our members, Mr. The International Exhibition of works of inJoseph Mandelay, the distinguished mechanical dustry and art, to be holden in the ensuing year, engineer, which occurred in the present year. He largely engaged the attention of the Council was born on the 17th September, 1801, and (origi- before and during the last Session. A nar. nally intended for a ship-builder) the subject of rative of their proceedings, in relation to the Daval architecture was one in which he always took Exhibition, previous to the opening of the last great interest. He was among the first to perceive Session, was contained in the address then delithe advantages of direct-acting engines for marine vered. The correspondence of the Council with purposes, and this principle was applied by him the Commissioners for the Exhibition of 1851,

Westminster, Richardson, T. Shepherd

Sussex.

ark-street. Westn

anherd S Clapham-house, Litlington, M'Clean, Frank .............

1. S.W. M'Clure, William ......... Manchester.

j 16, River-street, MyddletonMcKewan, William ...... 21, Lombard-street, E.C.

***"1 square, E.C. ( 11, Vere-street, Oxford-street, | Rider, Samuel C. .........

(3, Albion-villas, TollingtonMarshall, James........... * W.

park, Hornsey-road, N.

36, Wood-st., Cheapside, E.C. j 94, Albany-street, Regent's Ringland, William ...... Marston, Henry ............ *** 1 park, N.W.

f16, Northampton-place, Old

1 w Roberts, Daniel .......... Martin, Geo. W. ......... \14 and 15, Exeter Hall, W.C.

Kent-road, S.E. . The Street, RivingtonChorley, Roberts, Henry .........

32, Arlington-street, New Martin, Peter, J. P........ wife... Lancashire.

North-road, N. 13, Sanford-place, Stoke Robinson, J. H. .......... 'The Grove, Petworth, Sussex. Masset, Alfred Moyse ... Moyse " Newington, N.

Roe, George ... ... ... ... ... Nutley, Dublin. Masson, Francis John ... 53, Bolsover-street, W.

| Newcastle-on-Tyne, 2, Royal May, Geo. B. ............... Truro.

Exchange-buildings, E.C., Mavhew Chas Fredl, 510, Barge Yard - chambers. I nogerson, John ...........

and Killingworth - house, *** Bucklersbury, E.C.

1 Northumberland. Melles, William

11, Alwyne-road, Canonbury, Rolls, R. H. ............. Banbury. ......... N.

Rowland, Alexander W. 20, Haiton-garden. ì 35, 37, and 38, Great Marl- Ruhana Vint Metzler, G. T. .............

s1, Angel-court, Throgmorton

Rubens, Victor ........... boro’-street, W.

"{ street, E.C. Meyerstein, Wm. ......... 9, Highbury-grove, N. Rumbold, William Henry The Grange, Tunbridge Wells.

1 6, Great College-street, West- | Ryan, James, J.junr. ....... 116, Long-acre, W.Č. Miller, Geo. James ...... minster, S.W.

Schlesinger, Julius........

S Walmer - villa, Bradford, 1 9a, King Edward.street, Lam

Yorkshire. Morel, Victor ............ 1 beth-road, S.

Shaw, Benjamin............ 8, Cambridge-square, W. À 22, Bush-lane, Cannon-street, Shepperson, Allen Thos. Dulwich-hill, Surrey, s. Moreton, John ..........

E.C., and Wolverhampton.

Sheriff, Robert French ...

$ 14, Jermyn-street, S.W., and · Lancaster - buildings, Liver

Inner Temple, E.C. Morrish, F. E. .......... 2 pool.

Shirreff, Geo. W. .......... 4, Bank-chambers, E.C. Murchison, Sir Roderick I., I

Sidebottam, Alfred.......... Crown-street, Camberwell, S. D.C.L., F.R.S., &c. ... } tos 16, Belgrave-square, S.W.

Silk, Robert, junr.......... 8, Long-acre, W.C. Murray, Thos.............

12, Copthall-court, E.C. Simons, George ........... The Park, Nottingham. Myers, Abraham Nathan. 144, Leadenhall-street, E.C. Simonsen, Michael L. ... 35, Finsbury-circus, E.C. Navroji, Dádábhái .......... 32, Great St. Helen's, E.C. Simpson, Wm. Fred........ 456, West Strand, W.C. tue

Skey, George ...............
Negroponte, Augustus ...
S Edge-lane, Stretford, Man-

Bonehill-lodge, Tamworth. "* chester

| Smith, David ............... 109, Fore-street, E.C. Neighbour, Geo. L. ...... 127, High Holborn, W.C.

Smith, F. Warwick .....

| 180, Upper Thames-street, Neilson, Walter Montgo- (Hyde-pk. Locomotive Works,

E.C. merie ... 1 Glasgow

Smith, Hy, Nickison....... }

s 2, Compton-road, Canonbury, Nichols, Richard Peter ... 25, Maida-hill West, W'. North, Thomas ............ Bastord-hall Basford-hall, nr. Nottingham, Smith, James ...............

Barton-villa, Malton. Oram, Richd. E. Sprague 1, Bellevue, Stalybridge. Smith, R. M. ............... Edinburgh. Paget, Frederick ......... 37, Old Broad-street, E.C. Snelgrove, John ............ 11, Vere-st., Oxford-st., W. Paget, Thos. Tertius ... Humberstone, Leicestershire. Snowden, Thomas .......... Stockton-on-Tees. Palmer, George ... ........ Reading.

11, New North-street, Red

Sparrow, Charles E. ..... (Elm-grove, Binfield, Berks

* Lion-square, W.C. Pares, John ............... { and Prescott Manor, Ban

Sparrow, Wm, Mander...

À Penn-court, near WolverI bury.

i 3, Ladbroke-grdns., Kensing Spooner, William ......... Walton-lodge, Stafford. Parker, Henry T. ........ { ton-pk., Notting-hill, W. | Square, Elliot ............... 16, Notting-hill terrace, W.

Stenhouse, John, LL.D., 117, Rodney-street, PentonParker, James .............

Gt. Baddow-house, Chelms{ ford, Essex.

F.R.S. .................. s ville, N. Palk, Sir Lawrence, Bart., ) Haldon-house, Exeter.

Stone, David H................ 33, Poultry, E.C. M.P. ........................

Stovin, The Rev. Charles ! Pease, Henry ...............

Leigh-hill, Cobham, Surrey. Pierrepoint, Darlington.

Frederick ................ Pease, Joseph ...............

Southend, Darlington. Tansley, Alfred John ... Luton, Beds. Peterkin, James Grant .. Grange-hall, Forres, N.B. | Taylor, T. G............... 10a, King's Arms-yard, E.C. Phillip, George ............ 32, Fleet-street, E.C.

Taylor, Wm. ....... ......

Sunny-field, near Braintree, Phillips, Robt. Needham The Park, Manchester.

Essex. Phillips, Thomas Adams Gibson-square, Islington, N. | Thompson, H. Ayscough On the Bank, Highgate, N. Phythian, T. ............... 430, West Strand, W.C.

Toms, Thos. Harris ......

S Higham Lodge, WalthamPitman, Frederick ......... 20, Paternoster-row, E.C.

**** stow, N.E. Pittar, Park... ..... ........ 16, Kensington-pk.-gdns., W. Tongue, John Garrett ... 34, Southampton-bdgs., W.C. Pocock, Samuel John ... 56, Woburn-place, Russell-sq., | Toogood, Henry............ 1, Chester-square, W.

Tredinnick, Richard ....... Mildmay-park, N., and LomPoole, H. G. ............... 4, Old Burlington-street, W.

oscow bard-street, E C. Prothero, Francis Egerton, ) The Inner Temple, E.C.

Treggon, Wm. Thos....... 22, Jewin-street, E.C. B.A. ......................

Treloar, Thomas ......... 42, Ludgate-hill, E.C. Pryor, Francis........ ...... Redruth, Cornwall.

Turner, Benj. Brecknell.. 31, Haymarket, S.W. Purssell, Alfred ............ 80, Cornhill, E.C.

Turton, Thomas ......... Portwood, Stockport. Puttick, James Fell ...... 47, Leicester-square, W.C. Tyler, Sir Jas. ............ Pine-house, Holloway, N.

s Moorgate-st.Chambers, Moor. Tysoe, John ............... Reuter, Simon ...........

Manchester.
I gate-street, E.C.

Vernon-lodge, Addison-road,

Unna, Ferdinand. ......... Reynolds, Chas., Wm.... 2,Ěaton-place, S.W.

* Kensington, w. Ricardo, David ............. Gatcombe, Minchinhampton, Utterton, Rev. Jno. Sutton

{}Farnham, Surrey. 7 and 29, Piccadilly, W. (Archdeacon of Surrey)"

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Vallance, H. Wellington.

Winston 53, St. George's-road, Eccle- as early as 1828.
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In 1841 he invented the
ston-square, S.W.
Shearn-lodge, Walthamstow,

Annular Cylinder Arrangement, which was apVallentin, James .........

N.E.

w plied with success. He contributed much to the Waggett, John ............

Š Stanley - terrace, Kensington improvement of the packets employed in the 7. park, w.

Channel, and simplified the arrangements for Walker, Sir Edwd. S. ... `Berry-hill, Mansfield, Notts.

driving screw propellers, and his plan was Walsh, David H. ... ... ...

Pembroke-house, Pembroke-
road, Clifton, Bristol.

adopted by the Admiralty. He patented a Wardell, Wm. ............ Abbotsfield, Chester. | method of feathering the screw propeller, which Watkins, William .........52, Lime-street, E.O. is said to have been perfectly successful. His Watson, Peter 71, Myddelton-square, E.C.

name must now be added to the list of scientific 16, Great Newport - street, Watts, Robt. ............... } °W.C.

engineers lost to this, country, eminent for his Webb, Chas. Locock...... Š Hanover-terrace, Notting-hill, professional ability, estimable for his private

worth, Webb, George (Blessrs. 83, Fenchurch-streot, E.C.,

The late Sir William Cubitt, whose 'death 3 and 2, Middleton - road, Symes and Co.) ......... | Dalston, N.E.

occurred but recently, claims some notice at our Š 12, North-street, Westminster, hands, for although he was not a member of the Wells, George 1 S.W.

Society, it will be remembered that he was in. Wheelwright, Wm., jun."

inn $ 16, Upper Woburn - place, | vested by the Royal Commissioners for the "But, w hey jun. W.C. Whitfield, Geo. C.......... A ac S 1, Cambridge-place, Kensing

Exhibition of 1851 with absolute power to arrange ton, W.

with Messrs. Fox and Henderson all the details Williams, Dr. Llewellyn. { um j 9, Leonard-place, Kensington, connected with the building for that Exbibition,

and to superintend its construction, a duty which , 1 5, Earl's-terrace, Kensington, lit need hardly be said he most ably discharged. Wilson, Chas. Edmund... { unsundes W ..

The service thus rendered was recognized by Wilson, Erasmus.F.R.C.S. S 17, Henrietta-street, Cavendish-square, W.

Her Majesty, who conferred upon him the honour Wilson, Robert Porter 31, Threadneedle-street, E.C.

of knighthood. He was early distinguished for Wilson, William .........

118, Ludowick-terrace, Glou-
cester-road, N.W.

his knowledge of mechanical engineering, in Winsor, Wm., F.C.S. ... 38, Rathbone-place, W. which branch he introduced some ingenious im

( 246, Boro' High-street, S.E., provements, among which are the improved Woolloton, Chas. ......... and Lynton-lodge, Clap- l windmill sails now almost universally adopted.

ham-park, S.
35, King-street, E.C.; and

He attained much eminence as a civil enYoung, John, Jun. ...... ***** 47, Mark-lane, E.C.

gineer, and amongst his principal works may

be mentioned the South-Eastern and Great The Chairman delivered the following Northern railways; the gigantic floating landing

stages at Liverpool, and the iron bridge at ADDRESS.

Rochester. I owe to the favourable opinion of the Council A picture, painted by Nasmyth, of the Suspenthe distinction of appearing before you as their sion-bridge across the Tweed, constructed on the chairman at the opening of a third Session, and principles laid down by the late Sir Samuel Brown, I shall endeavour to deserve the confidence of has been bequeathed to the Society by his widow, my colleagues by labouring with zeal and con- Lady Brown, and it is satisfactory to the Council stancy to promote the designs of the Society. to record this proof of the esteem with which the

In my former addresses from this chair I had Society was regarded by one who largely applied to bring under the notice of the Society the the science of mechanics to the practical business great losses it had sustained in the removal of life, and who, although he did not originate by death of many of its members, eminent in suspension bridges, yet, by the introduction of science or art, whose labours and skill had con- what I believe is still known as the bar link, tributed in a remarkable manner to the progress greatly extended the use of chains made of bar of the Arts, the extension of Manufactures and iron, as well in the manufacture of iron cables Commerce, and the growth of our national great- for ships, as in the construction of suspension ness. My duty to night is of a less mournful bridges and landing piers. The bar link was character, and I have only to direct your atten- employed for the Chain Pier at Brighton. tion to the death of one of our members, Mr. The International Exhibition of works of inJoseph Maudslay, the distinguished mechanical dustry and art, to be holden in the ensuing year, engineer, which occurred in the present year. He largely engaged the attention of the Council was born on the 17th September, 1801, and (origi. before and during the last Session. A nar. nally intended for a ship-builder) the subject of rative of their proceedings, in relation to the naval architecture was one in which he always took Exhibition, previous to the opening of the last great interest. He was among the first to perceive Session, was contained in the address then delithe advantages of direct-acting engines for marine vered. The correspondence of the Council with purposes, and this principle was applied by him the Commissioners for the Exhibition of 1851,

Sir.

and with the Trustees for conducting the Exhi- works, £50,000, as will, in the judgment of the bition of 1862, embraced several important ques-Commissioners and Trustees, be requisite to tions, including the site of the building, the render the architectural character of that portion provision of the necessary funds for the under of the building suitable for the objects for which it taking, the incorporation of the Trnstees by the is to be employed by this Society authority of the Crown, and their relations with Various meetings with the Trustees and their the Commissioners for the Exhibition of 1851. solicitor, and also with the Counsel and Solicitor That correspondence having been brought to a of the Bank of England, were attended by your satisfactory conclusion, the acceptance of their chairman and secretary, with the view of adjusttrust was signified by the following letter from ing the conditions of the Charter of Incorporation, the Trustees :

as well as the Guarantee Deed; and the forms London, November 22nd, 1860. · SIR-We have to acknowledge the receipt of your

of both instruments having been settled in a letter of yesterday, enclosing the copy of a communication satisfactory manner, a petition to the Crown from Her Majesty's Commissioners for the Exhibition of for a Charter was presented by the Society. 1851 to the Council of the Society of Arts, in which the The Charter. having received the approval of Commissioners express their general approval of the object the law officers of the Crown, was sealed on the which the Society has in view in organising the Exhibition of 1862, and their willingness to render such support and assistance to the undertaking as may be consistent Journal of the 22nd February, and its chief with their position as a chartered body, and with the powers provisions may be thus described :conferred upon them by their Charter of Incorporation. Under these circumstances we have to request that you

tion. Earl Granville, K.G., the Marquis of Chandos will intimate to the Council of the Society of Arts our

or(now Duke of Buckingham), Thomas Baring, willingness to accept the Trust which the Council and M.P., Charles Wentworth Dilke, the younger, the Guarantors have in so flattering a manner expressed a land Thomas Fairbairn, the Trustees named by wish to repose in us, on the understanding that the Council the Society, are incorporated by will forthwith take measures for giving legal effect to the

the name Guarantee, and for obtaining a Charter of Incorporation

of “The Commissioners for the Exhibition satisfactory to us.

of 1862," and are entrusted with the following . We have the honour to be,

amongst other powers, namely, to obtain a site

from the Commissioners for the Exhibition of Your obedient servants, (Signed) GRANVILLE,

1851, on a portion of their estate at Kensington CHANDOS,

Gore, and expend a sum not exceeding £50,000 THOMAS BARING,

on buildings of a permanent character; to render C. WENTWORTH DILKE,

an account of their receipts and payments for THOMAS FAIRBAIRN. » P. Lo Nove Foster, Esq.,

audit; and to certify whether the underSecretary to the Society of Arts.

taking has been attended with gain or loss. And When the Commissioners for the Exhibition if, irrespective of the value of the permanent of 1851 agreed, at the request of the Council, to buildings, there shall have been a loss, and the provide a site for the Exhibition of 1862 rent-free, Society shall consent to bear such loss, the Comand to grant to the Society a lease for 99 years of missioners are to secure to the Society a lease the permanent portion of the buildings, they of the permanent buildings, erected on the site stipulated that such buildings should not cover reserved for the Society; but if the Society sball more than an acre of ground, nor cost less than not require such lease, the Commissioners are · £50,000.

to sell the permanent buildings; and in case a In the month of January last the Council were gain should attend the undertaking, without reinformed by the Trustees that, with a due regard sorting to a sale of such permanent buildings, to the interests of the Exhibition, they would not they are to be left standing for the Society. be justified in expending more than £20,000 on The Commissioners, if desired by the Society, the part of the site intended to be leased to the shall pay the Coinmissioners for the Exhibition Society, especially as the average cost per acre of of 1851 a sum not exceeding £10,000, for rethe whole Exhibition building was estimated not serving 16 acres, or thereabouts, of their land as to reach £12,000, and they requested the Council a site for an Exhibition of the products of industry to ask the Commissioners to be satisfied with an and art, to be held in the year 1872. And in expenditure of £20,000 upon that portion of the case a less sum than £50,000 shall have been building.

laid out on the buildings intended for the In accordance with the request of the Society, the Commissioners shall expend, out Trustees, which was transmitted by the Coun- of their surplus funds, in the completion of cil to the Commissioners for the Exhibition such buildings, in a manner suitable for the of 1851, their assent was signified to the propo-objects for which they are to be employed, so sition of the Trustees, upon condition that they much of the unexpended portion of the sum of should hereafter expend, out of surplus fundo £50,000 as in the judgment of the Commissioners which may arise from the Exhibition, so much for 1862, jointly with that of the Commissioners money, not exceeding, with the original cost of the for the Exhibition of 1851, may be requisite.

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