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Address Delivered at The Anniversary Meeting. A Collection of these Addresses, from 1848 until 1926, lacking 28 issues - THUS 51 issues in total.

The first, for 1848, was given by HENRY DE LA BECHE [pp.104], the latest in this collection, in 1926, by JOHN WILLIAM EVANS [pp. lx-cii]. Between these two, contributors include CHARLES LYELL [1850: pp. 48], T. H. HUXLEY [1862: pp. 30 and 1870: pp. 38], DUKE OF ARGYLL [1873 & 1874: pp. 54 & 42], ARCHIBALD GEIKIE [1891: pp. 126], ALFRED HARKER [1918: pp. l-lxxx]. TOGETHER WITH : WHITAKER, W. Presidential Address to the Geological Society. 1900. pp. lxi-lxxxviii. TOGETHER WITH : WATTS, W. W. (edit.). The Centenary of the Geological Society of London Celebrated September 26th to October 3rd, 1907. Longmans, Green. 1909. pp. vi, 166. Fine photogravure portrait frontispiece of Archibald Geikie.

All in the original printed wrappers, some uncut and unopened, apart from four issues with covers detached all in excellent condition, some signed 'From the Author'. some with the signature of HILTON BARRETT, one with the signature of E. H. BEARD.

*A wonderful overview of the state of the science over 78 years - BENJMIN HILTON BARRETT, born 1897, lecturer in Geology in the University of Glasgow, died on June 9, 1947, after a short illness. He was a Partick man born under the shadow of the University in which, later, he was to graduate M.A. and B.Sc, and become one of its most successful teachers. Mr. Barrett entered the Geological Department in Oct. 1921, and graduated B.Sc. in March, 1923. He then acted for a time as Assistant Demonstrator in Geography and Geology concurrently, but eventually he settled down in the Geology Department, first as a Carnegie Teaching Fellow and later as full Lecturer. He had previously served with distinction through the Balkan campaign of the 1914-1918 War. E. H. BEARD (joint secretary), Mineral Resources Division of the Colonial Geological Surveys.

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