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The Society then visited, under the guidance of Mr. Laver the Ruins of St. Botolph's Priory, the Balkern Gate and Roman wall, the Gateway of St. John's Abbey, and the Churches of St. Giles and St. Peter. By the kind invitation of Mr. George Joslin, a visit was also paid to his Museum of Roman Antiquities. These most interesting memorials of the Roman occupation of Colchester have been entirely brought together by Mr. Joslin himself from the immediate neighbourhood of his own residence, and from their number, their excellent preservation, and the beautiful way in which they are arranged and catalogued, form what is probably the finest private collection of the kind in existence. The Society is greatly indebted to Mr. and Mrs. Joslin for their most courteous reception of so large a party, and the facilities they so freely gave for the inspection of their treasures.
The Society then proceeded to the Castle and the adjacent residence of Mr. James Round, M.P., where they were made heartily welcome and enjoyed a pleasant walk through the pretty grounds, which filled up the brief time remaining before luncheon.
In the afternoon a party was made up to drive through the district popularly known as “ Constable's Country” to Dedham where the Vicar, the Rev. C. A. Jones, conducted them over the Church, pointing out its chief features of interest, and where they were very hospitably entertained by Mrs. Jones with tea in the Vicarage garden. A pleasant drive back to Colchester brought the events of the Conference finally to a close, and it was generally agreed by all present that this had proved perhaps the most successful and enjoyable of all the Society's Meetings of the kind. The only regret expressed was that the time had been too short to do full justice to the many items in the programme, not a single one of which, however, could have been omitted without causing regret still greater. It is to be hoped that in some future year the Society may be able to meet at Thorpe-le-Soken, formerly a settlement of the strangers, to which they have the promise of a hearty welcome from the Vicar, the Rev. A. H. Rumboll; when too they may be able to renew their aquaintance with Colchester and also to see St. Osyth’s Priory, the acceptance of Sir John Johnson's kind invitation to visit which, had most reluctantly to be given up on the present occasion.
No place has yet been definitely fixed upon for the next year's Conference, the selection of a locality being usually referred to the Meeting held in March ; but the Council are always glad to receive suggestions on the subject beforehand, and thus have some idea of the general wishes of the Society. Any such suggestions may be made to the Hon. Secretary who will duly bring them to the consideration of the Council.
A “Rough Hand-List” of the Society's Library is included in the present issue of the “ Proceedings."
Proceedings.” It is the first that has been given, and must be taken to be simply what its title inplies. The Library continues to increase, and as soon as the increase in the number of books and also in the Society's funds permits, it is hoped that, not a rough List but a methodical Catalogue may be printed. In this matter, the Huguenot Society of America has set a worthy example. May we speedily be in a position to follow and, if possible, surpass it !-R.S.F.
THE HUGUENOT SOCIETY OF LONDON.
FIRST ORDINARY MEETING.
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 1892.
SECOND ORDINARY MEETING.
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 11, 1893.
THIRD ORDINARY MEETING.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 8, 1893.
NINTH ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING.
THURSDAY, MAY 11, 1893.
VOL. IV-NO. II.
FIRST ORDINARY MEETING OF THE SESSION, 1892-93.
THE HOTEL WINDSOR, VICTORIA STREET,
MR. W. J. C. MOENS, F.S.A., Vice-President, in the Chair.
The Minutes of the Annual General Meeting, held on May 11, were read and confirmed.
The following eight candidates were elected Fellows of the Society: The Rev. James Beck, Bildeston, Suffolk. Abraham de Smidt, Esq., Retired Surveyor General of the
Cape of Good Hope. William Stewart Mitchell D'Urban, Esq., F.L.S., F.E.S., Moor
lands, Exmouth. Mrs. R. S. Faber, 10, Primrose Hill Road, N.W. The Rev. James Gosset-Tanner, 6, Northwick Terrace, N.W. Admiral Luard, C.B., Witham Lodge, Essex. Mrs. Tubbs, Capel-ne-ferne, St. Leonards-on-Sea. The University Library, Cambridge.
A Lecture on “Huguenot Commanders” was given by Dr. T. Miller Maguire. (See Appendix, p. 309.)