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dated the 12th June 1918, making a grant of Rs. 2,500, for the travelling allowance of Babu Sharat Chandra Roy and his staff.

Babu Sharat Chandra Roy asked that as the grant made by Government of Rs. 500 only, and not Rs. 600 asked for by the Society, which would have provided for the cost of getting his matter type written, and as Government has said that it was open to the Society to supplement the grant made, as they might think necessary, he might be provided with a typewriting machine. It was resolved that he be provided with a tpyewriting machine if a second hand one in good condition can be obtained. Mr. Jayaswal sail that he had a Remington No. 10 to dispose of which has had very little use, as he no longer required it. It was resolvod that the machine be valued by the Local Agent of the Remington Company. Resolved that the machine be purchased up to the limit of Rs. 250.

5. The Secretary said that he had been unable to procure a bicycle for the Chuprassie for Rs. 120. It was resolved that the allotment be raised to Rs. 150, if necessary.

6. The preparation of the Hand List of the Library Books was considered. The Secretary said it had not been possible to prepare the list yet as several fresh books were being received. Mr. Sachchidananda Sinha, has also not yet made over the books which he promised to give to the Society. The Secretary wrote to Mr. Sinha on the subject in March last. The Vice-President said that he would write to Mr. Sinha, and arrange in consultation with him for the books which he was kindly willing to present, to be made over now to the Society.

7. The following new members were elected :

1. Babu Akhaury Permeshwar Dyal, B.A., L.L. B., Vakil, Patna.

2. Mr. Bhavatosh Mozumdar, Assistant in the office of the Director General of Archæology in India, Simla.

3. Rai Bahadur Hira Lal-Extra Assistant Commissioner,


8. The question of the paper of the Journal was considered. It was resolved that the printing is not satisfactory on the thinner

paper on which the March issue of the Journal was printed, on account of the high rise in the price of the paper, and that the June number of the Journal be printed on the former thicker paper.

9. The List of Books purchased for the Library since the last meeting of the Council was approved and the expenditure sanctioned.

10. It was resolved that the Pali Text-book Society's series be purchased up to a limit of Rs. 500.

11. The application of Pandit Biswanath Roth for the appointment of an Assistant was considered. It was resolved that the matter stan l over until the Catalogues which he has prepared up to the present and which he has been asked to forward, have been received and examined, and that Mahamahopadhyaya Hara Prasad Shastri then be consulted on the subject.

12. The purchase of a durrie, two whatnots, Stationery rack, pardah, table fittings and one alm`rah, for the Secretary's Office was sanctioned, also a Wall Clock for the Library.

13. Resolved that the necessary bathroom furniture be pur

chased for the bathroom.


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For the year 1918.


His Honour Sir Edward Albert Gait, K.C.S.I., C.I.E., I.C.S.

The Hon'ble Sir Edward Vere Levinge, K.C.I.E., C.S.I., I.C S.

The Hon'ble Sir William Henry Hoare Vincent, Kt., I.C.S.

The Hon'ble Maharaja Bahadur Sir Rameswar Singh, G.C.I.E., of Tarbhanga.

The Hon'ble Maharaja Bahadur Sir Ravaneswar Prasad Singh, K.C.I.E., of Gidhaur.

Maharaja Sir Bir Mitrodaya Singh Deo, K.C.I.E., of Sonepur State.

The Hon'ble Sir Thomas Fredrick Dawson Miller, Kt., K.C.

Raja Kamaleswari Prasad Singh.


His Honour Sir Edward Albert Gait, K.C.S.I., C.I.E., I.C.S.


The Hon'ble Mr. E. H. C. Walsh, C.S.I., I.C.S.

General Secretary.

K. P. Jayaswal, Esq., M.A., Bar.-at-Law.

Joint Secretary.

R. W. F. Shaw, Esq., M.A.


Professor Jogindra Nath Samaddar, B.A.

Departmental Secretaries.

Secretaries for History Section-K. P. Jayaswal, Esq., M.A. (Oxon.), Bar.-at-Law, and Professor J. N. Samaddar, B.A.

Secretary for Archæology and Numismatics-The Hon'ble Mr. E. H. C. Walsh, C.S.I., I.C.S.

Secretary for Anthropology and Folk-lore -Babu S. C. Roy, M.A., B.L. Secretaries for Philology-Ma hamahopadhyaya Pandit Hara Prasad Shastri, M.A., C.I.E., and Nawab Shams-ul-'Ula na Saiyid Imdad Imam.

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