Page:The Folk-Lore Journal Volume 7 1889.djvu/494

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358 ANNUAL REPORT, 26tH NOVEMBER, 1889.

local committees for each county. The old county boundaries have been used by the Dialect Society as the basis of its work; it is certain that they represent an important factor determining the geographical distribution of custom and super- stition, and they generally form the area of an archaeological society or similar organisation. The counties of Bedfordshire, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Hampshire, Huntingdonshire, Monmouthshire, Northamptonshire, Rutland, Westmoreland, and Wiltshire are not represente'd by any members in the Society ; the Council will take steps to ascertain if this defect cannot soon be remedied. Without reckoning the London members, the following is the county representation in the Society, upon which it is hoped to base some system of local co-operation. If the members of each county would put them- selves in communication with the Council, and act as local representatives of the Society, the work of collection might be systematically mapped out, while at the same time the influence of the Society might be very widely extended. Both by means of the local press and through school teachers, following the experiment successfully tried in Germany, the County Committees might materially aid, and some plan will be devised for the purpose.

1. Bedfordshiee.

[Nil.]

2. Berkshiee.

[Nil.]

3. BUCKINGHAMSHIEE.

[Nil.] 4. Cambridgeshire.

Birks, Kev. E. B., Trinity College, Cambridge. Frazer, J. G., M.A., Trinity College, Cambridge. Scott, J. G., per R. E. Scott, St. John's College, Cambridge Wright, W. Aklis., M.A., Trinity College, Cambridge.