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OF THE

HISTORIC SOCIETY

OF

LANCASHIRE AND CHESHIRE.

NEW SERIES-VOLUME III.

SESSION 1862-63.

LIVERPOOL:

ADAM HOLDEN, 48, CHURCH STREET.

1863.

LIVERPOOL: T. BRAKELL, PRINTER, COOK STREET.

This Volume has been edited by the Assistant Secretary, under

the direction of the Council. The Writers of Papers, however, are

alone responsible for the facts and opinions contained in their respective communications.

EXPLANATORY NOTE.

Plate V is printed at the expense of the Society, from a drawing

on the stone by Mr. Gregson ; the Hilbre Cross and ancient Crotal

are lent by the Rev. A. Hume, D.C.L., the Honorary Secretary.

All the other Illustrations are furnished at the Society's expense,

from original drawings or materials supplied by the respective COUNCIL AND OFFICERS FOR 1862-3.

authors.

President.
Lieut.-General the Hon. Sir EDWARD CUST, K.C.H., D.C.L., Leasowe Castle.

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Sectional Members* of Council.
ARCHÆOLOGY.
LITERATURE,

SCIENCE,
J. A. FORREST, Esq. H. BAAR, Ph.Dr.

G. M. BkOwNE, Esq. G. J. FRENCH, F.S.A. H. GERARD, Esq.

J. HARTNUP, F.R.A.S.
J. KENDRICK, M.D.

Rev. J. S. Howson, D.D. N. MERCER, F.C.S.
P. R. M'Quie, Esq. J. R. HUGHES, Esq. T. Sansom, F.B.S.E.
J. F. MARSH, Esq.
W. Mathison, Esq.

J. T. Towson, F.R.G.S. C. B. ROBINSON, Esq. Rev. T. MOORE, A.M. N. WATERHOUSE, Esq.

Librarian.
David BUXTON, F.R.S.L., 52, Oxford Street, Liverpool.

Curator.

A. CRAIG GIBSON, F.S.A., Stonesfield, Bebington, Birkenhead.

Treasurer.

W. BURKE, Esq., 17, Bagot Street, Smithdown Road, Liverpool.

Hon. Secretary.
Rev. A. HUME, D.C.L., LL.D., 24, Clarence Street, Everton, Liverpool.

Assistant Secretary.

J. H. Genn, Esq., 9, Sugnall Street, Liverpool.

* In accordance with Law XX the Council added the three elected Vice Presidents, the Librarian and the Curator to all the Sectional Committees.

CONTENTS.

[Papers marked thus * are illustrated.]

PAGE,

*On Virgil's Plough, as illustrated by a rude Implement in

modern use in Spain. By J. F. Marsh, Esq.

1

On the Life and Writings of Schiller. By the Rev. Hermann

Baar, Ph.Dr.

21

On Micro-Geology. By Edward H. Birkenhead, F.G.S.......

Every-day Life of a Country Gentleman of Cheshire in the 17th

Century; as shewn in the Private Expenditure Journal of

Colonel Henry Bradshaw, of Marple and Wybersleigh.

By A. Craig Gibson, F.S.A., Hon. Curator

67

List of the British Roses and Brambles occurring in the Liver-

pool District. By Mr. H. S. Fisher....

93

On the Habitats of some of our British Ferns. By Nicholas

Waterhouse, Esq.

97

*An Account of the Life and Writings of the late Henry

Buckley. By T. T. Wilkinson, F.R.A.S., &c............... 115

On the Scarcity of Home-Grown Fruits in Great Britain ; with

Remedial Suggestions. By C. Roach Smith, F.S.A. &c... 129

*On the Typical Quadrumana; with especial reference to

St. Hilaire's Division into Catarrhine and Platyrrhine

Groups. By Cuthbert Collingwood, M.B., F.L.S., Hon.

Sec. to the Liverpool Literary and Philosophical Society. 141

Popular Rhymes and Proverbs connected with Localities.

Second Series. By A. Craig Gibson, F.S.A., Hon. Curator 159

*Local Chit-Chat of the “ Forty-Five." By Lieutenant-General

the Hon. Sir Edward Cust, D.C.L., President .......... 179

*Notes on Insects injurious to Fruit and Forest Trees. By

Mr. C. S. Gregson (late President of the Northern Ento-

mological Society)

203

On the Applications of Electricity. By E. B. Bright, F.R.A.S. 223

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