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LANCASHIRE AND CHESHIRE. '
NEW SERIES-VOLUME IV.
SESSION 1863 64.
ADAM HOLDEN, 48, CHURCH STREFT.
This Volume has been edited by the Assistant Secretary, under the direction of the Council. The Writers of Papers, however, are alone responsible for the facts and opinions contained in their respective communications.
The seven illustrations of Mr. Jeffery's Paper are the gift of that gentleman; the two maps illustrating the Researches of the Dutch Ladies from originals prepared under the supervision of Mr. Towson at Mr. Tinne's expense, have been lithographed and printed at the cost of the Society; as have been plates Xar i XI, from drawings prepared by Mr. Newton
COUNCIL AND OFFICERS FOR 1863-4.
Right Hon. W. E. GLADSTONE, M.P., Chancellor of the Exchequer.
A. CRAIG GIBSON, F.S.A., Stonesfield, Bebington, Birkenhead.
H. ECROYD SMITH Esq., Aldboro' House, Egremont, Birkenhead.
W. BURKE Esq., 17, Bagot Street, Smithdown Road, Liverpool.
Rev. A. HUME, D.C.L., LL.D., 24, Clarence Street, Everton, Liverpool.
J. H. GENN Esq., 37, Elizabeth Street, Liverpool.
On the English Poor-Laws, with some Suggestions for their
Amendment. By William Rees E-q, District Auditor...... 31
Shakspeare; an Oration delivered at the Soiree held on the
20th April, 1864. in Celebration of the Shakspeare Tercen-
tenary. By the Rev. A. Hume, LL.D., Hon Secretary...... 43
Sketch of the History of the Blue Coat Hospital, Part III.
The Art-bearings of Photography. By John Glover Esq........
*The Medallic History of Napoleon the First. By Frederick
*Geographical Notes of Expeditions in Central Africa, by Three
Dutch Ladies. By John A. Tinne L-q, F.RG.S............. 107
On the Moral Ideals of Shakspeare. By the Rev. Hermann
The Pre-historic Man of Cheshure; cr, some Account of a
Human Skeleton found under the Lesowe Shore in Wirral.
By Lieut-Gen. the Hon Sir Edward Cast, D.C.L............. 193
The Art of Writing; a Chapter in te History of Human