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From Llnur.-Con. H. Yunn,
Fort William, 31st January, 1862. General.
S1n,—WVith reference to what passed at your interview with His Excellency the Viceroy at Allahabad in November last, and past demi-official correspondence, His Excellency the Governor General in Council has been pleased to appoint you Archaeological Surveyor to the Government of India with effect from the lst December last.
2. Whilst so employed, you will receive a staff salary of Rs. 450 a month in addition to the pay and allowances of your rank.
3. You will also be at liberty to expend money not exceeding Rs. 250 in any one month, on account of measurements, excavations, drawing, and minor mechanical assistance, for which and for your allowances you can submit monthly contingent bills to the Controller and Examiner, Bengal.
4!. The course of your investigations will be that sketched out in the Hemorandum which you submitted to His Excellency the Governor-G eneral, passing from South Behar into Tirhoot, Goruckpoor, and Fyzabad.
5. I am to request that you will be good enough to furnish this Department regularly with a brief monthly statement of the localities and general character of the objects that have occupied you during the month.
I have, &c.,
Archaeological Surveyor to the Govt. of India.
Fort William, 21st February, 1862. General.
your own Memo. on the investigation of the archaeological remains of Upper India, and of the Governor Greneral’s Minute on the subject. These papers have been communicated to the Asiatic Society for publication in their Journal.
2. Whilst looking up former records in connexion with archaeological investigation, an endeavour was made, both in the Home Department here, and by a reference to Allahabad, to trace the reports of Major Kittoe’s investigations, whilst he was employed on a duty resembling your own, between 184,7 and his death. Though it appears from the records that Major Kittoe made several journeys in Behar, made many sketches, and had drawings in preparation, no trace is found of the submission of any report of his operations or their result, nor of the drawings which were prepared.
3. It is possible that you may be able to throw some light on the matter from your personal knowledge, and this the Government would be glad to receive. But the fact as it stands is extremely unsatisfactory; and it makes it necessary that the Governor-General in Council should desire you to consider it nothing less than an absolute duty to submit full particulars of your researches, and of their results, so far as they may have been arrived at, as speedily as possible after the close of each season in the field, and certainly before the commencement of the next.
I have, &c.,
2. From Mr. Blyth, a memoir on the living Asiatic species of Rhinoceros.
3. From Babu Radha Nath Sikdar, abstracts of Meteorological Observations taken at the Surveyor Genera1’s oifice in the month of September last. i
4. From Mr. W. T. Blanford, a paper containing an account of a visit to Puppadoung, an extinct volcano. in Upper Burrnah.
This paper was read by Mr. Oldham, who added some remarks on the geological features described, and pointed out the interest of the discovery and of the deductions Mr. Blanford had drawn from it.
5. From Rev. K. M. Banerjea, a dissertation on the Markandeya Purana.
The dissertation will appear as a preface to Mr. Banerjea's
edition of the Mzirkandeya Purina now in course of publication in the Bibl. Indica. It was read to the meeting, and a vote of thanks was given to the author.
The Librarian submitted his report of the accessions to the Library since the Meeting in December last.
The following books and periodicals have been added to the Library since
the meeting in December last. Presented.
Etudes sur L’Astronomie Indienne, Par M. Biot, (Etrait du Journal des Sa.vants).—BY THE Anrrron.
Traduction du Surya-Siddhanta, Par M. Biot.——BY THE SAME.
Brata-Joeda, Door A. B. Cohen Stuart, 2 Vols.—BY THE BATAVIAN AcnDEMY.
Memoirs of the Geological Survey of India, (Palaaontologia Indica).— BY THE SITPEBINTENDENT GEOr.. SURVEY or INDIA.
Journal Bombay Royal Asiatic Society, Vol. 6, No. 21.—BY THE SooIETY.
Annals of Indian Administration, Parts 3 and 41 of Vol. 5, for Sept. and Dec. 1861.—BY THE BENGAL GOVERNMENT.
Annual Report of the Branch of the Marine Department under control of the Government of India, for 1860-61.—BY THE SAME.
Magnetical and Meteorological Observations made at the Government Observatory, Bombay in 1860.—BY THE BOMBAY GOVERNMENT.
Vividhartha Sangraha, Nos. 77 and 7 8.—BY THE Enrron.
Die Lieder des Hafis, Vol. 3, Part 3. By Professor Hermann Brockhaus. -—-BY THE AUTHOR.
The Calcutta Christian Observer for December, January and February.—— Notices of the Proceedings at the Meetings of the Members of the Royal Institution of Great Britain, Part XI. 1860-61.—BY THE INSTITUTION.
BY THE Mamzss GOVERNMENT.
3.——BY THE ACADEMY. Panoramic Views of Kashmir drawn by Capt. T. G. Montgomerie, 3
copies.-BY THE SUBVEYOB GENERAL or INDIA.
A List of Members, Officers, &c. of the Royal Institution of Great Britain, for 1860.—BY THE SAME. V
The Oriental Baptist for December, January and February.—BY THE EDITOR.
The Oriental Christian Spectator for October, November and December.— BY THE EDITOR.
Proceedings of the Royal Society of London, Vol.11, No. 46.—BY THE SocIETY.
Report of the Committee of the Bengal Chamber of Commerce, from 1st May to 31st October, l861.—BY THE CHAMBER.
An Introduction to Indian Meteorology, By Babu R. N. Sikdar-.—-BY THE .AuTHoR.
Report on the Administration of the N. W. Provinces, for 1860-61.—BY THE BENGAL GOVERNMENT.
Report of the British Association for the advancement of Science, Oxford, 1860.—BY THE ASSOCIATION.
Selections from the Records of the Bombay Government, No. LXI. New Series, with 20 sheets of Sketches to illustrate Capt. Chambers’ Report on Irrigation from the Taptee River, contained in them.—BY TH_E G0vEBNMENT or INDIA.
Selections from the Records of the Government of India, Foreign Department, No. 29, containing Progress Report of the Forests of the Tenasserim and Martaban Provinces for 1858-59 and 1859—60.—-BY THE SAME.
Selections from the Records of the Madras Government, No. 71, containing Administration Report of the Madras Public Works for 1860-61.—BY THE Mannas Govr.
Selections from the Records of the Government of India, Military Department, No. 2, containing Report on the extent and nature of the Sanitary
Establishments for European troops in the Bengal, Madras and Bombay Presidencies.—BY THE GQVEHNMENT or INDIA.
Weber’s Indische Studien, Vol. VI.—BY THE AUTHOR.
Zeitschrift der Deutschen Morgenlandischen Gesellschatt, Vol. 15, Parts 3 and 41.-—BY THE Soc1ETY.
Annals of the Lyceum of Natural History of New York, Vol. 7, Nos. 1 to 9.—BY THE LYCEUM.
Defence of Dr. Gould by the Scientific Council of the Dudley Observatory. -—BY THE TRUSTEES or THE OBSERVATORY.
Reply to the “ Statement of the Trustees” of the Dudley Observatory, by BENJ. A. GOULD, Jr.—BY THE SAME.
Smithsonian Miscellaneous Collecti0ns,—Tables, Meteorological and Physica1.—BY THE S. INSTITUTION. '
Meteorology in its connection with Agriculture, by Prof. J. Henry.——BY THE AUTHoB.
Journal of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia, Vol. III. Part 3 and Vol. IV. Part 41.—BY THE ACADEMY.
Report on Insanity and Idiocy in Massachusetts. By Dr. E. J arvis.—
BY THE 'AUTHon.
middle and southern counties of Arkansas, for 1857, ’58, ’59 and ’60.—BY THE GOVERNOR or Anxxnsas.
Proceedings of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Vol. 3, from May 1852 to May 1857 .—BY THE ACADEMY.
Ditto of the Semi-Annual Meeting of the American Oriental Society.—BY THE Soc1ETY.
Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia, from January to December, 1856.——BY THE ACADEMY.
Report on the Geological Survey of the State of Iowa, Parts 1 and 2.— BY THE GOVERNOR on Iowa.
Statistical Report on the sickness and mortality in the U. States, from 1855 to January 1860.——BY THE SECRETARY or WAR, U. States.
Report of the Superintendent of the U. S. Coast Survey for 1856.——BY Pnor. BACHE, Supdt. U. S. Coast Survey.
Smithsonian Contributions to Knowledge, Vols. 9, 11 and l2.—BY THE S. INSTITUTION.
Annual Report of the Board of Regents of the Smithsonian Institution, for 1856, 1857, 1858 and 1859.-—BY THE SAME.
An account of the Smithsonian Institution, its founder, building, opera. tions, &c. By W. J. Rhees.—BY THE SAME.
The Transactions of the Academy of Science of St. Louis, Vol. 1, No. 41.-—
BY THE SAME.
the Rev. James Challis, M. A., F. R. S., 810. Vol. XIX. For the years 1852, 1853 and l854.—BY THE SYNDICATE or THE OBSERVATORY.
Annual Report of the Administration of the Bombay Presidency, for 1860-61.——BY THE BENGAL Govnamrnnr.
Selections from the Records of the Government of India, Public Works Department, No. 35, containing Reports on the Teak Forests in Pegu and the Tenasserim and Martaban Provinces, for 1860-61.--BY THE GOVERN
KENT or INDIA.