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A meeting of the Trustees was held in New York November 11, 
with eight members present. Two new members were admitted 
to the Corporation: the Commercial Museum of Philadelphia, and 
the Theological Seminary of the Reformed Church in America, 
Lancaster, Pa. (This makes the number of Contributing Institutions 
forty-six.) Minutes were adopted in memory of the Rev. Dr. 
Nies and Prof. Howard C. Butler, late Trustees, and John B. Pine, 
Esq., late counsel of the Corporation. The bequests of Dr. Nies 
were formally accepted. Professor Magoffin was appointed to the 
Executive Committee, vice the late Dr. Nies. Various matters of 
financial business were transacted 

Prof. Dana C. Munro, of Princeton University, who is going this 
winter to Syria and Palestine in prosecution of his researches in the 
Crusades, was appointed a Lecturer at the School in Jerusalem. 

The Officers were authorized to secure counsel for the Corporation, 
and they ha\e retained the services of the firm of Messrs. Henry, 
Pepper, Bodine and Stokes of Philadelphia. 


The Annual Meeting of the Corporation will be held in New Haven, 
Conn., in conjunction with the meetings of the Archaeological In- 
stitute and the Society of Biblical Literature, on Thursday, Decem- 
ber 28, at 5 p.m. 


In addition to the gifts of books recorded in the Director's Re- 
port, we acknowledge with thanks the following gifts which have 
come to hand: 

Mr. Robert Cecil MacMahon, annual offer of ten books to the value 
of ten dollars from his Book Catalogues, "In Memoriam the Rev. 
Isaiah MacMahon;" Prof. J. E. Werren: eight volumes of the Egyp- 
tian Exploration Fund, files of JAOS, AJSL, PEFQS, and other 
volumes; Rev. Wilbur Smith, Handcock's Archealogy; Miss Laura 
C. Grieve, 3 volumes Inscriptions of Western Asia, 4 volumes of 
Grenfell and Hunt's Papyri.