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LONDON:

(Published for the Institute)
ROBERT HARDWICKE, 192, PICCADILLY, W.

1867.

ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

WYMAN AND SONS, PRINTERS, GREAT QUEEN STREET, LINCOLN'S-INN FIELDS,

LONDON, W.C.

COUNCIL AND OFFICERS FOR 1867-8.

President.
THE RIGHT HON. THE EARL OF SHAFTESBURY, K.G.

Vice-Presidents.
PHILIP HENRY GOSSE, ESQ., F.R.S.
REV. WALTER MITCHELL, M.A.
CHARLES BROOKE, ESQ., M.A., M.B., F.R.S.

Wonorary Treasurer.
CAPTAIN E. GARDINER FISHBOURNE, R.N., C.B.

Honorary Secretary.
JAMES REDDIE, ESQ., Hon. Mem. Dial. Soc., Edin. Univer.

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Objects of the Victoria Institute.

M HIS SOCIETY has been founded for the purpose of promoting the fol

lowing Objects, which are of the highest importance both to Religion and Science, and such as have not been attempted to be attained by any previously-existing Scientific Society :First.—To investigate fully and impartially the most important questions of

Philosophy and Science, but more especially those that bear upon the great truths revealed in Holy Scripture, with the view of defending

these truths against the opposition of Science, falsely so called. Second.—To associate together men of Science and authors who have already

been engaged in such investigations, and all others who may be interested in thein, in order to strengthen their efforts by association; and by bringing together the results of such labours, after full discussion, in the printed Transactions of an Institution, to give greater force and influence to proofs and arguments which might be regarded as comparatively weak and valueless, or be little known, if put forward merely

by individuals. Third.To consider the mutual bearings of the various scientific conclusions

arrived at in the several distinct branches into which Science is now divided, in order to get rid of contradictions and conflicting hypotheses, and thus promote the real advancement of true Science; and to examine and discuss all supposed scientific results with reference to final causes, and the more comprehensive and fundamental principles of Philosophy proper, based upon faith in the existence of one Eternal God, who in

His wisdom created all things very good. Fourth.—To publish Papers read before the Society in furtherance of the

above objects, along with verbatim reports of the discussions thereon, in

the form of a Journal, or as the Transactions of the Institute. Fifth.—When subjects have been fully discussed, to make the results known

by means of Lectures of a more popular kind; to which ladies will be

admissible ; and to publish such Lectures. Sixth.—To publish English translations of important foreign works of real

scientific and philosophical value, especially those bearing upon the relation between the Scriptures and Science ; and to co-operate with other philosophical societies at home and abroad, which are now or may hereafter be formed, in the interest of Scriptural truth and of real

Science, and generally in furtherance of the objects of this Society. Seventh.—To found a Library and Reading Rooms for the use of the Members

and Associates of_the Institute, combining the principal advantages of a Literary Club,

Terms of Membership, &c.

The Objects of the Victoria Institute being of the highest importance both to Science and Religion, while they are such as have not been attempted to be attained by any previously existing scientific society, it is anticipated that when its establishment is known, it will receive the most liberal support by gifts and donations from friends, and be joined by large numbers of Members and Associates.

The annual subscription for Members is Two Guineas each ; with One Guinea Entrance Donation.

The annual subscription of 1st and 2nd class Associates (ladies being eligible) is Two Guineas or One Guinea each, without any Entrance Fee.

Life Members to pay Twenty Guineas, and Life Associates, first or second classs, to pay Twenty or Ten Guineas, respectively, in lieu of the above Annual Subscriptions.

Vice-Patrons (ladies or gentlemen) to pay not less than Sixty Guineas each, as a Donation to the funds of the Institute.

*** All who join the Society as Members must be professedly Christians.

Further particulars will be furnished upon application to the Secretary, at the Office, 8, Adelphi Terrace, Strand, London, W.C.

*** All Applications for admission and general correspondence (as to papers proposed to be read, &c.) should be addressed to the Honorary Secretary of the Institute, and all Remittances of Donations or Subscriptions to the Honorary Treasurer, at the Office, 8, Adelphi Terrace, Strand, London, W.C.

Cheques to be crossed to Messrs. Ransom, Bouverie, & Co., Bankers, 1, Pal Mall East, London, S.W.

FORM OF BEQUEST. I give and bequeath to the Trustees or Trustee for the time being of the VICTORIA INSTITUTE, OR PHILOSOPHICAL SOCIETY OF GREAT BRITAIN, to be applied by them or him for the purposes of the said Society, the sum of

, such sum to be wholly paid out of such part of my personal estate as may be lawfully applied to the purposes of charity, and in priority to all other legacies. And I declare that the receipt of the Trustees or Trustee for the time being of the said Society shall be a good discharge to my Executors for the said legacy.

*** ALL ANNUAL SUBSCRIPTIONS BECOME DUE IN ADVANCE ON JANUARY 1st IN EACH YEAR, AND IT IS PARTICULARLY REQUESTED THAT THEY MAY BE REGULARLY REMITTED TO THE HONORARY TREASURER, AT THE OFFICE, 8, ADELPHI TERRACE, STRAND, LONDON, W.C.

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