office was opened in Paris, where French shareholders could obtain any information which they required, and where a duplicate transfer-book was kept for the registering of transfers of shares held in France. The number of directors was to be not more than twelve nor less than nine, and at least four of them were to be Frenchmen. The first Board of Directors of the London General Omnibus Company, Limited, was constituted as follows :—
- Anthony Nicholas Armani, Esq.
- M. Felix Carteret.
- Edwin Chadwick, Esq., C.B.
- William Halliday Cos way, Esq.
- William Stratford Dugdale, Esq.
- M. le Comte de Lantivy.
- Arthur Macnamara, Esq.
- William Sheldon, Esq.
- Reginald Thornton, Esq.
- M. François Frederic Toché.
- M. Antoine Vacossin.
- James Willing, Esq.
In his early days Mr. Willing was a man of many businesses. Among other things he was the