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by whose means the wishes of the Society were brought under the favourable notice of Mr. Harcourt; to C. G. Young, Esq., York Herald, for much valuable genealogical assistance rendered to the editor of the volume; to Mr. Lewis Baker, by whom the Wills were transcribed; and to the Rev. James Dalton, Rector of Croft, who obligingly placed in the hands of the editor a transcript of the Heraldic Visitation of Yorkshire, taken in 1585, from which much valuable matter was obtained in the way of genealogical illustration.
Account of the Treasurers of the Surtees Society for the
To the twenty circulars soliciting recommendations for the press for the ensuing year, the only answer received has been from John Gage, Esq., suggesting the propriety of a continuation of the York Series of Wills. Of the nineteen Members, however, who made no positive recommendation more than one expressed their full confidence in the discretion of the Council, to whom under such circumstances the selection of matter for the press is conceded by the last clause in the VIIth Rule, and under this responsibility the Council will lose no time in determining upon such subjects as in their opinion will be most conformable to the Rules and Objects of the Society and acceptable to its Members.
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