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LONDON:

PRINTED BY WILLIAM CLOWES AND SONS,

STAMFORD STREET AND CHARING CROSS.

CONTENTS OF VOL. XLVIII.

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Council Report, May, 1878, and Balance-Sheet for 1877
List of Council, Officers, Honorary and Honorary Corresponding
Members, and Fellows

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Individuals to whom the Royal Premiums, &c., have been awarded
Presentation of Gold Medals, &c.
Anniversary Address, by Sir RUTHERFORD ALCOCK, K.C.B., D.C.L., &c. cxxxiii

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Royal Geographical Society,

1878.

REPORT OF THE COUNCIL,

READ AT THE ANNIVERSARY MEETING ON THE 27TH MAY. THE COUNCIL have the pleasure of submitting to the Fellows the ordinary Annual Report on the financial and general condition of the Society:

Members. The number of Fellows elected during the year ending April 30th was 187, besides three Honorary Corresponding Members. In the previous year (1876–7) the number of new Fellows was 292; in 1875-6, 266; and in 1874-5, 294. On the other hand, there have been removed by death 74, by resignation 44, and by default of subscription 20, making the net increase 49. In the year 1876-7 the net increase was 138; in 1875-6, 149; and in 1874-5, 202. The Society has also lost by death one Honorary Member and two Honorary Corresponding Members. The total number of Fellows (exclusive of Honorary) on the list on the 30th of April was 3334, of whom 762 were Life Members.

Finance. The total net income of the Society for the Financial year ending 31st of December, 1877 (exclusive of balance in hand), was 79507. 1s. 11d., of which 60997. consisted of the entrance fees and subscriptions of Fellows. In the previous year (1876) these amounts were 86117. 11s. 8d. and 71097. 118. respectively, and in 1875, 7934l. 15s. 10d. and 64417. 11s. The amount just stated as the income for 1877 includes a donation of 500l. from Mr. C. J. Lambert, given in carrying out the provisions of his father's will, the late Mr. Charles Lambert, a Fellow of the Society.

The net expenditure, as will be seen by the annexed balancesheet, was 89407. 178. 11d.; but this includes the Special Parliamentary Grant of 30007. transferred to the Cameron Expedition Fund in February 1877. In the two previous years the expenditure was 6870l. 13s. 1d. and 56837. 4s. 10d. The sum of 25381. 28. was invested during the year.

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