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"The Voyage of Bran, the Son of Febal", published in the Grimm Library Series by Mr. David Nutt.
It is with a sense of lively gratitude that the Council find themselves enabled to announce the completion of Part II of Owen's Pembrokeshire, being No. 1 of the "Cymmrodorion Record Series". With the same generosity as characterised the issue of the First Part, Mr. Henry Owen has again placed at the disposal of the Council a sufficient number of Part II to enable them to give a free copy of the work to any member who may choose to apply for it. The work entailed in the preparation and the publication of these two parts, at his own personal expense, and his free gift of copies to all the members of the Society of Cymmrodorion has placed the Society under a heavier obligation to Mr. Henry Owen (who is at once the projector, the editor, and the publisher of Owen's Pembrokeshire) than the Council will attempt to express. They learn with the deepest satisfaction that Mr. Owen proposes to continue his invaluable labours in connection with the history of his native county. It should, however, be understood that future parts of the Pembrokeshire are not included in Mr. Henry Owen's present to the Society, but they will be supplied to such members as may desire to have them on reduced terms, as was the case with a former book, viz., Gerald the Welshman, issued by the same writer.
Progress is being made with the printing of The Black Book of St. David's, under the editorship of Mr. Willis Bund, and it has been decided to issue the proposed editions of Nennius and Gildas as numbers of the "Cymmrodorion Record Series". Amongst other material in hand for immediate publication is a scholarly collation by Professor Kuno Meyer (based upon a collation originally made by Mr. Whitley Stokes), of the Latin and Welsh
texts of the Lives of the Cambro-British Saints, with the original MSS.
The Volume xii of Y Cymmrodor, to which reference has been made, will close a First Series of that publication. Arrangements have been made for carrying on the publication under the control and supervision of an Editorial Committee, consisting of
Principal Rhys (Chairman).
Mr. Henry Owen (Vice-Chairman).
Mr. Alfred Nutt.
Mr. Edward Owen.
Mr. Willis Bund, and
Mr. E. Vincent Evans (Secretary).
It is not proposed to interfere with the present method of publishing the Transactions, but the Cymmrodor will be reserved for the publication of Texts and other new material, and for expert scholarly discussion upon certain well-defined aspects of Welsh Literature and Welsh Archæology-using that word in its widest sense.
The Council desire to record their special thanks to the Marquess of Bute (President of the Society), and the Marchioness of Bute, for the most generous and hospitable manner in which they entertained the members at their London residence at the close of the last Session.
The members will note, probably with satisfaction, that the Society has now secured commodious and convenient premises for the holding of the meetings of the Council, and for the storing of the Society's property. They are indebted to Mr. Stephen Evans (Chairman of the Council), Dr. Alfred Daniell, Mr. W. Cadwaladr Davies, and Mr. T. Marchant Williams, for the trouble they have taken in putting an end to the homeless condition of the Society.
The Council, on behalf of the members, had pleasure in joining in the National congratulations to Her Majesty the Queen on the completion of sixty years of her glorious
reign, and they had the satisfaction of being informed that their Address of Congratulation had been very graciously received by Her Majesty.
During the year the Council have been able to add a considerable number of Welsh books, and books relating to Wales, to the Library, and they have pleasure in stating that one of their number, Dr. Alfred Daniell, has kindly undertaken to prepare a catalogue of all the books belonging to the Society. In this connection they would appeal to the members for contributions in kind to the Library. They are particularly anxious to obtain sets of the Archæologia Cambrensis,
The Montgomeryshire Collections,
The Red Dragon,
and other such like periodical publications. The Council desire to acknowledge the following presents received for the Library:
The Laws of Wales, by Hubert Lewis, presented by the publisher (Mr. Elliot Stock), on the recommendation of Professor Lloyd, of Bangor.
The Voyage of Bran the Son of Febal, edited by Professor Kuno Meyer, Vol. ii, presented by Mr. Alfred Nutt.
Bye-Gones, presented by Messrs. Woodall, Minshall, & Co.
Under the Society's Rules, the term of office of the following Officers expires, viz.:
And 10 Members of the Council retire in accordance with
Rule 4, viz.:
MR. STEPHEN EVANS.
MR. W. CADWALADR DAVIES.
MR. W. E. DAVIES.
MR. E. VINCENT EVANS.
MR. ELLIS JONES GRIFFITH.
MR. W. TUDOR HOWELL.
REV. G. HARTWELL JONES.
MR. ALFRED Nutt.
MR. EDWARD OWEN.
These members are eligible for re-election, and no other cause of vacancy has arisen since the last meeting.
The Statement of Receipts and Payments for the year, duly audited and certified, is submitted herewith.
FROM 9TH NOVEMBER, 1896, тo 9TH NOVEMBER, 1897.
By Rent, Hire of Lecture Room, Insurance, &c. Printing Transactions 1896, o/a Cymmrodor Vol xii, and Balance re lolo Goch
Postage and Carriage of Publications General Printing
Lectures, Meetings, and Conversazione
Eisteddfod Section Expenses
Library Expenses, Books, Furniture, &c.
Stationery, Postage, and Petty Expenses
Commission on Publications Sold and Sub
H. LLOYD ROBERTS, Treasurer. E. VINCENT EVANS, Secretary.