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274 Minutes of Meetings,

weighing gold dust, and were square or rectangular, 115 represented roofs, men, weapons, musical instruments, and domestic utensils, 91 crocodiles, fish, snakes, birds, and quadrupeds, and 22 fruit and miscellaneous objects.

The meeting terminated with a hearty vote of thanks to Dr. Seligmann for his paper and to Mr. Wright for the exhibits.

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 28th, 1911. The President (Mr. W. Crooke) in the Chair.

The minutes of the last meeting were read and confirmed.

The election of Mr. R. F. Johnson and Miss J. B. Partridge as members of the Society was announced. The resignations of the Rev. J. Wood Brown, Miss M. Lovett Cameron, and Mr. C. H. James were also announced.

Mr. W. W. Skeat read a paper entitled " Some Old English Folklore Survivals in Modern Britain," and a discussion followed, in which the President, Mr. Lovett, Mr. Longworth Dames, Major O'Brien, and Miss Moutray Read took part.

The following objects were exhibited : —

By Mr. E. Lovett to illustrate Mr. Skeat's paper: — " Shepherds' crowns " and " fairy loaves " (fossil echino- derms) from Sussex ; donnerkeil (thunderbolt) from Liibeck (a Cretaceous belemnite) ; " thunderbolts " from Surrey, Antrim, and Togoland ; ammonite " snake-stone " from Whitby ; " hag-stone " from Lancashire ; " elf darts," used in curing cows, from Antrim ; " cramp-stones " from Kent ; " toothache stone " from S. Devon ; " toothache