Page:Folk-lore - A Quarterly Review. Volume 14, 1903.djvu/549

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Tuis Index was began under the auspices of the Congress of Archteological Societies in union with the Society of Antiquaries. Its success being assured, the Congress have placed it in the hands of the publishers to continue yearly.

The value of the Index to archaeologists is now recognised. Every effort is made to keep its contents up to date and continuous, but it is obvious that the difficulties are great unless the assistance of the societies is obtained. If for any reason the papers of a society are not indexed in the year to which they properly belong, the plan is to include them in the following year; and whenever the papers of societies are brought into the Index for the first time they are then indexed from the year 1891.

By this plan it will be seen that the year 1891 is treated as the commenc- ing year for the Index, and that all transactions published in and since that year will find their place in the series.

To make this work complete an index of the transactions from the begin- ning of archaeological societies down to the year 1890 is needed. This work is now going through the press.

Societies will greatly oblige by communicating any omissions or sugges- tions to the editor, Laurence Gomme, F.S.A., 24, Dorset Square, London, N.W.

Single copies of the yearly Index fi-om 1891 may be obtained. Many of the Societies in union with the Society of Antiquaries take a sufficient number of copies of the yearly Index to issue with their transactions to each of their members. The more this plan is extended the less will be the cost of the Index to each society.

The subscription list for thecomjjlete Index up to 1890 is still open, and intending subscribers should apply at once to Messrs. Archibald Constable &Co.