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Nicholas Bennett had done, not only to the coun- Welshpool a museum of local archæology, which ty, but to the whole of Wales, in preserving a would last long after his time, and which would very large number of Welsh airs which he ha: to be of interest to the many visitors who came there. pick up from all kinds of blind fiddlers and min.! And it seemed to him (JÍr Stanley Leighton) that strels. " It was a labour of love, which must have | Mr Morris Jones's successors should endeuscar taken him years and years, and the work would to keep up the idea. (Henr, hear.) The difficulty improve in value as time went on. (Hear, hear.) no doubt of keeping up a high standard of arcie. As a Montgomeryshire Club, they desired to con- 'ological work in small local areas was great, but st gratulate him most heartily on the completion of the same time he did not see why they should not his work. Another important book on Welsh try to get over those difficulties. Then there 133 folk-lore had been published, and as the author a tendency in all local museums and he had been (the Rev Elias Owen) was himself present, they , to many; it was the same there, at Shressbury. took that opportunity of congratulating him in and everywhere else-to take in eteryth ng wbib person on the result of his efforts. (Hear, hear.) people did not know what to do with in their own In conclusion, he hoped the Club would see well houses. The consequence was that local museums to allow a hundred reprints of the second article became filled with stuffed birds-lagutek on Rodney's Pillar to be sent to the subscribers which were of no special value; anin.a's which to the restoration fund. Of course, those sub- 'sporting contributors had either killed at bora scribers who were members of the Society would or in Africa, and implements from India, ich get it in the book, but there were other subscribers might be personally interesting to those who had to the fund who would not otherwise see it, and collected them, and of interest in the Indian who would doubtless be glad of an account of the Museum in London, but which had not that local pillar. The cost would be about £2, and he only interest which was the essence of lccal museums. hoped such a course would seem good to the It seemed to him that they had some things in members. (Applause.) He had great pleasure in their museum which might better be placed else moving the adoption of the report. (Hear, hear, where. Now he wanted to say a word with refer. and applause.)
ence to the library. He believed it was in 1587
when all their books the books Jir Jurris Jone's The CHAIRMAN said he had great pleasure had so carefully collected-were handed over to in seconding the resolution. He thought they the Corporation of Welshpool. Since then it might congratulate themselves on the presence on would seem that the publication of the “ Archro. that occasion of the Mayor of Welshpool, as ra- logia Cambrensis” had ceased. Again, on looking presenting the town of Welshpool, to whom the over the archæological library, he found tbat Society handed over all its books and all other hardly a book had been bound. He, therefore, materials and gocds, in the shapo of the museum thought they as an archæological society ought, and its contents. He had that day looked over in connection with the Corporation, to prorida the building-a portion of which was handed over the means of binding the books which ther should by the Society, and the remaining portion erected keep as works of reference. But of all things by the Corporation, and he thought nothing could what seemed to him the most strange war, tha! be better than the way in which the art class and there in Welshpool, the home of the Powre-iand room was conduoted, as also the way in which the Club, there should not be a set of the Powys-and reading room was carried on. But ho would say publications. These were matters which met something with regard to the museum. When to him well worthy the consideration of the ('or he came there that morning he found no less than poration, working in conjunction with them as oix pools of water about the floor. He was afraid an archæological society in enden Touring to get that the roof of the museum required a little at there a special local museum and library, which tention. Now a corporation was not an archæo- should be properly catalogued, indexed and bound. logical society, and he knew how diticult it was He believed that when they handed over ail their to request the rate pa yers to spend the rates on worldly goods to the Corporation of Welibjool matters which were not exactly within the sphere they also handed over all their little capital of the duties which the Corporation generally per- which, he believed, was £200. That, he supposed. formed. That was, undoubtedly, a reason why still remained in he han of the Corporat-on. archæologists should preserve to themselves tho What he would suggest was that they should set keeping up of archæological museums. He knew apart one small room for works of reference, and how expensive it was to bind books and to cata- none others, so that they might be kept separate logue objects of art, which were not done without from the others. At all erents, he rentured to a considerable outlay; but going around the suggest that they call the attention of the cormuseum he found that a great many of the labols poration of Welshpool, through those members and papers indicating their objects, had already who were present that day to the condition with suffered from damp. Ile found that the catalogue museum at the present time, and request the 0'at was such that it would be difficult to find any par- committee of the Corporation and the Sccets to ticular object in the museum that might be de- report at the next meeting of the latter on the sired. Well, he commended these etters to the matter. He thought they had there in Westpoi. Corporation of Welshpool. He remembered the through the energy of Mr Morris Jones, the time, some thirty years ago, when his friend, Mr nucleus of a most interesting museum, and it Morris Jones, came to talk to him about the es would be a great failure on their part if they dd tablishment of the Society. He remembered how not keep it up to the high standard to which be keen and eager he was in his hopes of founding in ' had brought it, and which he bouquetied to
Welshpool and to the county of Montgomery. Mayor, felt grateful to the archdeacon for his (Applause.)
reference to the matter. A matter which would The motion was then put to the meeting, and be considered by the Governors, would be that of carried.
temporary premises during the erection of the perMr CHARLES HOWELL, alluding to the re
manent offioes, and it would be a great help, so marks of the Chairman with reference to the con- far as Welshpool was concerned, if the museum dition of the museum, said when he was mayor buildings could be offered as temporary offices. the same question arose, and they were ultimately The Corporation would be greatly assisted by a enabled to repair that part of the building which resolution from that Society, or a deputation, if had become rotted by damp. As to the funds possible, going to the Governors in favour of the which were handed over to the Corporation, that Welshpool claim. would possibly be very soon spent they had to
The CHAIRJAN first moved that the “Montgo in for keeping the building up to what was re-gomeryshire Collections” be placed in the referquired. There was not the slightest doubt that enco library, as suggested by the Mayor. the ratepayers having taken upon themselves the The Rev ELIAS OWEN seconded the motion, responsibility, would do what they were really and it was agreed to. Mr Owen also seconded bound to do. The speaker concluded with a re- the vote of thanks to the Chairman, and referred ference to the great use the library and museum
to the artistic abilities of the Chairman's late was during the attack on the borough boundaries. uncle, Mr Parker, evidence of which he (Mr
Mr SIMPSON JONES mentioned that the Owen) saw when he first entered on the living of ('ambrian Archäological Collections were al- | Llanyblodwel. ready in the library, as they had been in the habit The motion was unanimously agreed to, and of exchanging pun caisons.
the CHAIRJAN suitably replied. The CHAIRMAN-But we have had none sinco It was also decided before terminating the 1887.
meeting, to support the Welshpool Town CounCaptain HYTTON said the delay that had been cil in their claim for the location of the University caused in issuing the last number of the Collec-offices in the town, and, if necessary, to sanction tions” relating to the Powys-land Club, had come the use of the museum as temporary offices. to the notice of the Council, and the latter were considering whether it would not be advisable to ECCLESIASTICAL APPOINTMENTS. go further in the matter. Ho dil not say the The following ecclesiastical appointments were material for continuing the “Collections
was afraid the members of inclusive, the dates on which they appeared being exhausted, but he
announced between July 1 and December 30, 1896, literary attainments had sadly diminished, and appended to each weekly list :therefore he thought it advisable, and indeed ho proposed that the Chairman of the Council The Rev. T. J. Evans of Hargreave has (Archdeacon Thomas) and the Ilon. Secretary be accepted the living of Tarvin. requested to communicate with the Chairman of the Shropshire Archäological Society with a view
The Rev R. H. Cholmondeley has resigned to the union of the Club with the Shropshire the rectory of Hodnet, which he has held since Archæological Society, and to report to the next 1873, and he will be suceeded by the Rev H. O. meeting of the Council.
Heber Percy, rector of Moreton Say.-July 15. The CIATRJAN seconded the motion, and after a brief discussion, it was agreed to.
The following appointments were made last Mr SIMPSON JONES said their finances were week :-The Rev William Jellicorse, M.A., vicar in a respectable condition. They had in tho of Clunbury, rector of Hope Bowdler, Salopbank a balance of £138, which included several patron, the Earl of Powis; the Rev Ernest D. subscriptions for that year. On the other hand Poole, curate of Swanton Morley, Norfolk, vicar they had about sixty guinea, in arrears, about two of Preston Gubbalds, Salop.--July 22. thirds of which would be paid. The memborship of the Club at the present time was 114. Mr
The Bishop of St, Asaph has promoted the Rev Jones afterwards referred to the loss the Society William Jones, curate of Northop, to the living had sustained in the death of Dr Barrett.
of Llanfair Caereinion.-July 29. The MAYOR. in moving a vote of thanks to the Chairman, thanked Mr Leighton for his kind of Sir Gresley Puleston, has been offered to, and
The living of Worthenbury, vacant by the death hints, and said he hoped the complaints wouit bo remediod before the next annual meeting. As to accepted by, the Rev. Frank Tibbits, curate of
Lapworth, pear Birmingham, a nephew of Mr the library not having the Collections
of the Arthur Bird, the patron. - August 5. Society, he could only say that the Corporation would be pleased to accept them from the Society, Colonel Lloyd of Aston, the patron of the living, and to get them bound. He was glad to hear has offered the Rectory of Whittington, vacant by Archdeacon Thomas's remarks upon the question the resignation of the Rev. Hugh Holbech, to the of the Welsh University cffices. lle believed that Rev. E. Edmonds, and Mr Edmonds has accepted the library and museum would form a consider the offer. Mr Edmonds, who has for fifteen months able attraction to the University Governors to past held a curacy in Johannesburg, only arrived locate their offices in the town. Ile might remark, in England from South Africa on Friday. Before without breach of confidence, that they were mak- leaving England he held a curacy at Reading. ing a point of these thirgs, and therefore he, as! -August 12.
The Rev D. Jones, M.A., Llanenddwyn,
The Rey Owen Jacson, curate of Little D:11 Dyffryn, has accepted the living of Llanfacbreth, ton, has been presented to the rectory of Yoteca Anglesey, vacant by the death of the Rev H. Say, and he was inducted by the Bishop of L.cbGrey-Edwards.-August 26.
field on Thursday. On the
same day the Babop
inducted the Rev H. V. Heber-Percy, formerly The Rectory of Bangor Isycoed has been con- rector of Moreton Say, to the rectory of Hodnet. ferred by the Duke of Westminster upon the Rev Mordaunt Elrington-Bisset, curate of St.
On Wednesday afternoon we were informed by Michael's, Chester Square, London, S.W. Mr
the Earl of Powis, the patron, that he had appoiu
ted the Rev Norman Ogilsy of Hanbury, Dear Elrington-Bisset a Cambridge man; he was ordained priest in 1885, and he has held the
Bromsgrove, to the vicarage of Oswestry. Og curacy of St. Michael's since 1888.—September 2. joy that the suspense in which the Church people
Thursday the news became generally known and The Hon. R. C. Herbert has presented the of the parish had been for some months was over Rev H. Taylor, curate, to the vicarage of found expression in the ringing of the bells of the Wrockwardine. -September 9.
parish church. The Rev Charles William Norman
Ogilvy is a son of Sir John Ogilvy, Bart., by Lady The Rev T. R. Glenn, L.Th., curate of St. Jane Elizabeth,daughter of the 16th Earl of Suffolk George's, Kidderminster, has been presented to and Berkshire. He was born in 1839, educated at the vicarage of Ratlinghope, Salop. -September Trinity College, Glenalmond, and Christ Cburch, 16.
Oxford, was 3rd class Lit.Hum., B.A. in 1861, and
M.A. in 1865. He was ordained deacon by the The Rev. Ridley Rilton, M.A., curate of Bishop of Gloucester and Bristol in 1864, and priest Worthen, has been presented to the rectory of by the Bishop of Oxford in 1867. He was appointed Hope.
curate of Chippenham in 1865; 1866 was spent in The Rev. Thomas David James,curate of Llan- | travelling in Australasia ; he held the curacy of fair Caereinion, has been appointed to the curacy St Mary Magdalene, Oxford, 1867-69; Brackles, of Northop, vacant through the promotion of the 1869–70; was rector of Barton-le-Street, York: Rev. W. Jones, B.A., to the Vicarage of Llanfair shire, from 1870 to 1878; and was preferred rector Caereinion. Mr James has been curate of Llan. of Hanbury, Worcester, in 1878. Mr Ogilvy mar. fair Caereinion since 1891.-Septeniber 30.
ried in 1870 the Hon. Emily Priscilla Maris Lord Ancaster has presented the Rev John Ponsonby, eldest daughter of the 2nd Lord de
Manley. In addition to his experience of paroDavies, B.A., for six years curate of Llanrwst, chial work he has often been engaged in conduct to the living of Dolwyddelan.—October 7. ing parochial missions. Crockford gives the grus The Rev John Ormanby Crosse, curate of St. and a house. The population is 1,002.- December
value of the living of Hanbury as £1,100, bet £377
(See page 40). vicarage of Rhosygwalia.
P 118, c 2, 5th line from end, "1750" should be
1705. The Rev. the Hon. A. R. Parker, of Bix Rectory, P 184, c 1, 3rd paragraph, "In ligro Glamorgan" Henley-on-Thames, formerly a curate of Malpas, should be In Agro Glamorgan. has been presented by the Marquis of Cholmon- P 218, cl, 4th line from the end, "1849" should deley to the rectory of Malpas, vacant by the be 1749, and " Bassit" should be Basset. resignation of the Rev. the Hon. W. Trevor P 221, c l, last paragraph, line 5, “Aberdeen Kenyon.
should be Aberdare.