Narrative of the Proceedings of Pedrarias Davila/front matter


REPORT FOR 1865.

 

 

The Council are glad to be able to announce to the Members of the Hakluyt Society, that since the date of the last annual report, there has again been an accession to their numbers, and that two of the new members have taken complete sets of the volumes.

It will also be a source of satisfaction to the Members of the Hakluyt Society to learn that one of their volumes has been of great practical value, in navigating a ship through intricate channels. Captain Penny, who is well known as the commander of one of the expeditions that were sent in search of Sir John Franklin, has reported that, when Parry's chart failed him, he was enabled to guide his ship through the Savage group into Fox's Channel, by the aid of one of the Hakluyt Society's volumes (The Geography of Hudson's Bay, being the remarks of Captain W. Coats, edited by John Barrow, Esq.) He adds that, in passing into Hudson's Bay, between Southampton and Mansfield islands, the only guide he had was Coats's Journal. Captain Penny's use of this volume affords a proof that the ancient voyages and travels printed by the Hakluyt Society, may often be of real practical use to seamen and explorers, as well as interesting to men of letters.

Since the last General Meeting, the following volume has been delivered to members:—

"The travels of Pedro de Cieza de Leon, from the gulf of Darien to the city of La Plata, contained in the first part of the Chronicle of Peru, etc., (Antwerp, 1554)." Translated and edited, with Notes and an Introduction, by Clements R. Markham, Esq.

The following work is in the hands of the printer, and will shortly be ready for delivery:—

"The Narrative of Pascual de Andagoya," containing the earliest notice of Peru. Translated and edited, with Notes and an Introduction, by Clements R. Markham, Esq.

And the following works have been undertaken by Editors; the first two of which are in a forward state, and will be delivered as the volumes for the present year:—

1. "Cathay and the Road thither." A collection of all minor notices of China, previous to the sixteenth century; to be translated and edited, with notes and an Introduction, by Colonel Henry Yule, C. B.

2. "The three voyages of Sir Martin Frobisher," with a selection of his letters now in the State Paper Office. Edited by Rear-Admiral R. Collinson, R. N., C. B.

3. "The travels of Josafa Barbaro and Ambrogio Contarini in Tana and Persia." Translated from Ramusio by E. A. Roy, Esq., and edited by Viscount Strangford.

4. The fifth letter of Hernan Cortes, describing his expedition to Honduras in 1525–26. Translated and edited by Don Pascual de Gayangos.

5. "The voyage and travailes of John Hughen van Linschoten into the East or Portugales Indies from a. d. 1576–92," to be reprinted from the English translation of 1598, and edited by the Rev. G. P. Badger.

6. "The discovery and conquest of the Canary Islands, by Bethencourt, in 1402–25." Translated and edited by Captain J. G. Goodenough, R. N.

7. "Rosmital's Embassy to England, Spain, etc., in 1466." Edited by R. C. Graves, Esq.

8. "Description of Africa, and of the notable things in it, by John Leo Africanus." To be translated from Ramusio, and edited with Notes and an Introduction, by Dr. Henry Barth, C. B.

9. "An account of the Coasts of Malabar and Eastern Africa in a. d. 1500," from a MS. in the library at Barcelona. Translated and edited by the Hon. Henry Stanley.

The following six members retire from the Council, viz.:—

Lord Broughton.
Sir H. Rawlinson, K. C. B.
Sir E. Perry.
Captain Sherard Osborn, R. N., C. B.
William Stirling, Esq., M. P.
J. Barrow, Esq., F. R. S.

Of this number the three following are proposed for re-election, viz.:—

William Stirling, Esq., M. P.
John Barrow, Esq., F. R. S.
Sir Henry Rawlinson, K. C. B.

And the names of the following gentlemen are proposed for election:—

Allen Young, Esq., R. N. R.
Thomas K. Lynch, Esq.
William Webb, Esq.



STATEMENT OF THE ACCOUNTS OF THE SOCIETY FOR THE YEAR 1864–65.

  £ s. d.   £ s. d.
Balance at Ranker's at last Audit 431 17 3 Mr. Richard, for Paper 4 17 6
Received by Banker during the year 242 12 0 Mr. Richards, for Printing 171 1 5
  Mr. Stanford, for a Map 21 18 10
  Charge at Hull on £2: 2 (Bank of England) 0 0 6
  Chequebook 0 5 0
  Received by the Secretary for petty cash, on account 20 0 0
    218 3 3
  Present Balance at Banker's 456 6 0
  674 9 3   674 9 3

Examined and approved, July 11th, 1865,

(Signed) CHARLES BAGOT PHILLIMORE,
WILLIAM SEVILLE STURT.



WORKS ISSUED BY
The Hakluyt Society.





THE NARRATIVE OF
PASCUAL DE ANDAGOYA.

M.DCCC.LXV.



COUNCIL

OF

THE HAKLUYT SOCIETY.




SIR RODERICK IMPEY MURCHISON, K.C.B., G.C.St.S., F.R.S., D.C.L., Corr. Mem. Inst. F., Hon. Mem. Imp. Acad. Se. Petersburg, etc., etc., President.
Rear-Admiral C. R. DRINKWATER BETHUNE, C.B. }Vice-Presidents.
The Rt. Hon. Sir DAVID DUNDAS, M.P.

Rev. G. P. BADGER, F.R.G.S.

J. BARROW, Esq, F.R.S.

Rt. Hon. LORD BROUGHTON.

Rear-Admiral R. COLLINSON, C.B.

Sir HENRY ELLIS, K.H., F.R.S.

General C. FOX.

R. W. GREY, Esq.

JOHN WINTER JONES, Esq , F.S.A.

JOHN W. KAYE, Esq.

His Excellency the COUNT DE LAVRADIO.

THOMAS K. LYNCH, Esq.

R. H. MAJOR, Esq., F.S.A.

Sir CHARLES NICHOLSON, Bart.

Major-General Sir HENRY C. RAWLINSON, K.C.B.

WILLIAM STIRLING, Esq., M.P.

Viscount STRANGFORD.

WILLIAM WEBB, Esq.

ALLEN YOUNG, Esq., R.N.R.


CLEMENTS R. MARKHAM, Esq., F.S.A., Honorary Secretary.