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OFFICE, BREAM'S BUILDINGS, CHANCERY LANE, E.C.

BY JOHN C. FRANCIS AND J. EDWARD FRANCIS.

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NOTES AND QUERIES is published on NEWSVENDORS. BENEVOLENT AND
FRIDAY AFTERNOON at 2 o'clock.
NOTESTAND.QUERIES-The SUBSCRIPTION

to NOTES AND QUERIES free by post in 108. sl. for Six Yonths; or 208. Gud. for Twelve Months, including the Volume Index J. EDWARD FRANCIS, Notes and Queries Office, Bream's Buildings, Chancery Lane, E.O.

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PROVIDENT INSTITUTION.

Founded 1839.

Funds exceoul 27,0001.
Office : 15 and 16, Farringdon Street, London, E.C.

Patron :
The Right Hon. THE EARL OF ROSEBERY, K.G. K.T.

Presiilent:
The LORD GLENESK.

Treasurer: THE LONDON AND WESTMINSTER BANK, LIMITED. OBJECTS.—This Institution was established in 1839 in the City of London, under the Presidency of the lato Alderman Harmer, for granting Pensions and Temporary Assistance to principals and assistants engaged as Vendors of Newspapers,

MEMBERSHIP.-Every Man or woman throughout the United Kingdom, whether Publisher, Wholesaler. Retailer, Employer, or Employerl, is entitled to become a Member of this Institution, anil enjoy its benefits upon payment of Five Shillings annually, or Three Guinens for life, provided that he or she is engaged in the sale of Newspapers, and such Meinbers who thus contributo secure priority of consideration in the event of their needing aid from the Institution.

PENSIONS.-The Annuitants now number Thirty-six, the Men receiving 252. and the Women 201. per annum each.

The Royal Victoria Pension Fund," commemorating the great advantages the News Trade enjoyed under the rule of Her late Majesty Queen Victoria, provides 201. a year each for Six Widows of Newsvendors.

The "Francis Fund" provides Pensions for One Man, 251., and One Woman 201., and was specially subscribed in memory of the late John Francis, who died on April 6, 1892, and was for more than fifty years Publisher of the Athenaeum. He took an active and leauling purt throughout the whole periol of the agitation for the repeal of the various then existing "Taxes on knowledge," and was for very many years a staunch supporter of this Institution.

The "Hornce Marshall Pension Fund " is the gift of the late Mr. Horace Brooks Marshall. The employés of that firm hare primary right of election to its benefits.

The "Herbert Lloyd Pension Fund" provides 25!. per annum for one inan, in perpetual and grateful meinory of Mr. Herbert Lloyd, who died May 12, 1899.

The principal features of tho Rules governing election to all Pensions are, that each Candidate shall have been (1) a Member of the Institution for not less than tvn years preceding application ; (2) not less than fifty-five years of age ; (3) engaged in the sale of Newspapers for at least ten years

RELIEF.- Temporary relief is given in cases of distress, not only to Members of the Institution, but to Newsvendors their servants who inny be recommended for assistance by Members of the Institu. tion, Inquiry is male in such cures by Visiting Committees, and relief is awarded in accordance with the merits and requirements of each case.

W. WILKIE JONES, Secretary.

AGENCY FOR AMERICAN BOOKS.

G. P. PUTNAM'SOKONS PUBLISHERS and

4 27 and 29, West 23rd Street, New York, and 24, BEDFORD STREET, LONDON, W.C., desire to call the attention of the READING PUBLIC o the excellent facilities presented by their Branch House in London for filling, on the most favourable terms, orders for their own TANDARD PUBLICATIONS, and for all AMERICAN DOOKS.

Catalogues sent on application.

Price 108. 6d, net.

THE NINTH SERIES

IN DE X

ABOUT 2,000 BOOKS WANTED

Are advertised for weekly in THE PUBLISHERS' CIRCULAR AND BOOKSELLERS' RECORD

(ESTABLISHED 1837), Chich also gives Lists of the New Books published during

the Week, Announcements of Forthcoming Books, &c. ubscribers have the privilege of a Gratis Advertisement in

the Books Wanted Columns. jent for 52 weeks, post free, for 108. 6d. home and

138. 6d. foreign Subscription. Specimen copy free on application to all mentioning

'Notes and Queries.' Price TWOPENCE WEEKLY. Office : ST. DUNSTAN'S HOUSE, Fetter Lane, London.

LET, WAREHOUSES and OFFICES, at low thenseum Press, 13, Bream's Buildings, Chancery Lane, E.C.

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NOTES AND QUERIES.

With Introduction by JOSEPH KNIGHT, F.S.A. This Index is double the size of previous ones, as it contains, in addition to the usual Index of Subjects, the Yames and Pseudonyms of Writers, with a List of their contributions. The number of constant Contributors exceedy eleven hundred. The Publishers reserve the right of increasing the price of the volume at any time. The number printed is limited, and the type bas been distributed.

Free by post, 108. 11d.
JOHN C. FRANCIS and J. EDWARD FRANCIS,

Noles and Queries Office, Bream's Buildings, E.C.

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