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TRANSACTIONS

OF THE

HISTORIC SOCIETY

OF

LANCASHIRE AND CHESHIRE.

VOLUME VII.

FOR SESSION 1854-55.

LONDON:
J. H. PARKER, 377, STRAND.

1855.

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The writers of papers alone are responsible for the facts and opinions contained in their respective communications.

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Sectional Members of Council.
ARCHÆOLOGY.
LITERATURE

SCIENCE.
EDWARD Benn, Esq.

Joseph Boult, Esq.

Henry Dawson, Esq.
SAMUEL Gatu, Esq.
David Buxton, Esq.

John HARTNUP, F.R.A.S. EDWARD HIGGIN, Esq.

THOMAS FLEMING, Esq. JOHN MATHER, Esq. PETER R. McQ01E, Esq. EDWARD Heath, Esq. Hugh Neill, F.R.A.S. Thomas MOORE, Sen., Esq. JOHN F. MARSH, Esq.

Thomas NUTTALL, F.L.S. CHARLES B. ROBINSON, Esq. JOHN POOLE, Esq.

T. SANSOM, A.L.S., F.B.S.E.

Librarian.
Rev. Thomas MOORE, M.A., 25, Newbie Terrace, Everton.

Curator.
Joseph Mayer, F.S.A., F.R.A.S., F.E.S., 68, Lord Street, Liverpool.

Treasurer.
THOMAS Avison, F.S.A., 16, Cook Street, Liverpool.

Secretary.
Rev. A. Home, D.C.L., LL.D., F.8.A., 9, Clarence Street, Everton.

SECRETARY IN LONDON.
H. C. PIDGEON, Esq., 30, Upper Montagu Street, Montagu Square.

CONTENTS.

[Papers marked thus * are illustrated. Those marked thus + have been abridged.

PAGE.

* On Anglo Saxon Antiquities, with a particular Reference to the

Faussett Collection. By Thomas Wright, Esq., M.A , F.S.A. ... 1

The Manufacture of Cobalt. By Henry Atherton, Esq. .........

Cowley, and the Poets of the Seventeenth Century. By David

Buxton, Esq. .........

* On a Grotesque Mask of Punishment, obtained in the Castle of

Nuremberg. By F. W. Fairholt, Esq., F.S.A. ...

On Some Correspondence of Dr. Priestley, Preserved in the Warring-

ton Museum and Library. By J. F. Marsh, Esq..........

* Description of a Unique Vase in Mr. Mayer's Museum. By F. R. P.

Bööcke, Esq. .........

A Morning Ramble in Old Warrington. By James Kendrick, M.D.... 82

* Notices of British Antiquities. No. 2. Objects in Glass. By Edward

Benn, Esq. .....

On the Materials for the History of the two Counties and the Mode of

using them. Part II. By John Robson, Esq. ........

...... 99

* On the Snows and Snow Crystals of the Winter 1854-55, as observed

at Warrington. By T. Glazebrook Rylands, Esq.... ..................

On Institutions for the Deaf and Dumb; their Objects, Difficulties,

and Advantages. By David Buxton, Esq.......... ......... 127

An Account of the Life and Writings of the late J. H. Swale, of

Liverpool. By Thomas T. Wilkinson, Esq., F.R.A.S................ 143

Remarks upon the Flora of Liverpool. By H. S. Fisher................. 165

On the Jllumination of the Diatomaceæ, when viewed under the

Microscope. By Thomas Sansom, A.L.S., F.B.S.E., &c. .......... 173

* On the History of the Art of Pottery in Liverpool. By Joseph Mayer,

Esq., F.S.A. ........

.......... 178

* Remarks on the connection between Archæology and Natural History.

By Joseph Clarke, Esq., F.S.A., Hon. M.H.S.

..... 212

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