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WELSH NATIONAL MUSEUM APPOINTMENT FOR ABERYSTWYTH STUDENT. In the absence of the President (Lord Mostyn), Lord Pontypridd presided over the Council of the National Museum of Wales, at Cardiff, on Saibur- day. Othens present included Sir William Gos- oombo John, R.A., Mr William Jones, M.P., and Mr Harold Hughes, Bangor. Several selected candidates for the appointment of assistants in the botanioal and geological de- partments of the Museum were interviewed, and Mr Thomas James Jenkins, B.Sc., University College of Wales, Aberystwyth, was appointed to tho botanioal assistant-ship; and Mr Frederick John North, B.Sc- London, to the geological department. Mr Jenkins is at the present time pursuing hifl honours course in botany at Aber- ystwyth College, and Mr North is an assistant at the King's College, London. £ 12,000 BUILDING CONTRACT. 1 lh-e oontraot tor the erection of the shell of an ad-diti-ontal part of the Museum buildings at Cardiff, to cost about 212,000,1 Wall let to Messrs H. Willoock and Co., the contractors for the build- ings now in course of erection. ART PURCHASES. it wu decided to place on reoord the Council's indebtedness to those who had assisted in the success of the rooent exhibition of works by Welsh artiste by lending pictures, sculptures, etc., and of tho&e exhibits it was decided to purchase, among others, the following three paintings for the per- manent collection Memory's Garden," by Mr Tom Mostyn; "The Dusty Road," by Mr James Charles; and "The Garden Boy," by Mra Arnesby Brown; and the bronze, entitled, "The Stick," by Gwendoline Williams. RECENT GIFTS. A list of donations received sinoo the last meet- ing was read, and thanks were accorded the don- ors and subscribers to the building fund. The donations included the followi-ng:- Royal Commission on Ancient Monuments in Wales and Monmouthshire: One fragment of cir- cular pillar, one fragment of pinnacle, one stone fragment, bea.ring letter T., ono complete tile, seven fragments of tiles from Tallev Abbey, originally presented to the Commission by the V ioar and chupohwau-def? of the pa.rh of Tallevl Carmarthenshire. Trustees of the British Museum The Geol.4al Soci.Mv's coHection ol recent sheUs. Mr David Davies, M.P. Bronze bust of Ri-ohÚd Roberts (1789-1864). by John C;;«;kiy, R. C. A. Captain the Hon. G. II. Douglas-Pennant: One Tian Shan wapiti skin, one Tian Shan brown be-ar skull and skin, one Siberian roe deer skin and skull, one marten skin and skull, two mormote' sivins and skulls one Tian Shan wolf. Mr Cuthbert C. Grundy, CoJwyn Bay: Fivo j paintings, viz. "Evening," by Anderson Hague; "Llyn Idwal," by J. C, Salmon; "A Trout Stream," by R. G. Somerset; "A Pastoral," by J. Hy Davies; Undisturbed," by Outhbert C. Grundy. Mr E. T. Roberts, Llansantffraid: A brass shield showing C-CMt of arraa (probably of the Wing-field family of Rhysnant Hall, Llandisilio. Mr J. Williams, Corwen: Goffering iron or I "Quick;" also pfiiotograph of drawing of Mrs Williams, who Jied in 1866.

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