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SECTION C.—GEOLOGY AND PHYSICAL-''GEOGRAPHY.

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SECTION C.—GEOLOGY AND PHYSICAL-GEOGRAPHY. The following paper was read by Captain IbbotSon, prepared by W.Morgan, Esq., "On some bones found in the riverTawy. The accompanying bones were found in a bed of clay about five feet below the bed of the Tawy, and nearly at the bottom of the accumulations of gravel and other detrital matter which occur to so great an extent in the embouchure of the Swansea valley. They were obtained by some workmen while employed in excavating the ground for the foundation of a quay wall at the Hafod Works, and in their immediate vicinity was found the antler of a species of deer. The antler (which did not come into the possession of the writer) was broken, but the whole of the fragments were recovered. No other bones or organic remains of any description were found in the same place. F. Whithan, Esq., delivered a short address in explanation of the improvements in the construction of transparent and translucent models for geological purposes. Captain Ibbotson explained the nature of some railway cut- tings he had investigated on the Bangor railway. Dr. Buckland delivered his lecture on the evidence of the former existence of glaciers in the valleys" that descend from the mountain chain, of Snowdon. A large map of Snowdon and its vicinity, together with diagrams of Pont Llanberis, Aberglaslyn,'Drws-y-coed, Vale of Conway, &c., were exhi- bited. Th,e lecture was a most elaborate piece, and delivered in the doctor's happiest style. Sir Henry De la Beche, Pro- fessor Oldham, and other gentlemen took part in the subse- quent discussion. The last meeting of the members of the association took place at three o'clock p.m. this day, the Marquis of North- ampton in the chair, at Park-street chapel. The noble chair man begged to inform the meeting that he had that day received two letters from gentlemen long connected with the British As- sociation, gentlemen eminent for their literary and philosophic attainments, namely Sir Roderick Murcheson and Baron Rou- glousky, a foreigner. Although absent in body their sympa- thies were with the meetings, and deeply did they regret their unavoidable absence. For himself he (the noble marquis) begged with the utmost sincerity to return his warmest thanks to the gentlemen of the town and neighbourhood for their per- sonal kindness to himself and to the members of the associa- tion. To his old and esteemed friend, whs he ,believed was the senior member of the British Association,-the eminent natu- ralist, Mr. Dillwyn, to his friend Mr. Vivian, the Mayor of Swansea, and the whole of the corporate body for their noble assistance; to the local committee, and tp-'the various com- mittees of the different rooms and vestries given them for the different sections, and still perhaps more so to the congregation of the noble chapel in which they were then met, inasmuch as it showed them that they at least felt that science, when pro- perly understood, was not inimical to religion. The marquis concluded an admirable address of some length, which for want of space we are compelled to omit, by again thanking the gen- tlemen above-named sincerely and warmly. Mr. Dillwyn, Mayor of Swansea, acknowledged the compli- ment paid him by the noble lord, and expressed himself highly gratified at having the association in Swansea. Mr. Vivian followed in the same strain. He was glad to find it had been a successful meeting. He spoke the feelings of the gentlemen of the neighbourhood as well as his own when he hoped again to be favoured with a visit from the British Asso- ciation, when facilities by railway would be afforded, and a much larger number might be expected to attend. Mr. Moggridge acknowledged the compliment paid him, and the other members of the local committee, and begged to assure the gentlemen present that they had been amply compensated for the trouble and anxiety they had experieneedk: > « 1. Professor Phillips begged to read them an abstract of the treasurer's accounts, and also to compare the attendan'ce in Swansea with the attendance during the last four years. The number of tickets issued were as follows Old associate mem- bers, 51 old life members, 149; new associate members, 23; new life members, 3; associates, 388; ladies, 205; foreigners, 15; reporters, 13; total, 847. In 1844, at York, the tickets disposed of were 940. In 1845, at Cambridge, 1,090; 1846, at Southampton, 860; 1817, at Oxford, 1,250. In 1841, at Ply- mouth, 650; in 1842, at Cork, only 370. Swansea had done nobly, so little below the above large, and easy of access, places. Colonel Sykes proposed, and Mr. Dillwyn, sen., seconded a vote of thanks to the noble president, who acknowledged it in. a very humorous speech on the improvement of the Swansea streets, and the naming of the same, and hoped soon again to visit Swansea.

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