This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1855 edition. Excerpt: ... missioners of the Eoyal Hospital, whose architect, Mr. P. Hardwick, E.A., kindly designed the form of the monument. An unexpected delay on the part of the granite worker at Aberdeen, who contracted to execute the task, has alone prevented the obelisk from being already erected; but Sir E. Murchison confidently trusts that everything will be completed this ensuing autumn. The obelisk will stand insulated on the little wharf of the hospital, and in front of one of the central gates; so that, when viewed from the Thames, it will have in the background the fountain of the western esplanade or green, and the observatory on the hill. Sir E. Murchison concludes his interesting communication with the following sentence, which proves that Bellot must indeed have been no ordinary man:--" It is hoped that this arrangement will prove satisfactory to the subscribers, and will testify to the French nation the sincere desire of Englishmen to do honour to the memory of the good and intrepid Bellot." We have appended a list of subscribers to the Bellot testimonial, for we think, that their liberality deserves a permanent record; and we have to express our hanks to Dr. Norton Shaw, E.G.S., for enabling us to make it up to the latest date. NAMES OF SUBSCEIBEES. (Received at the Apartments of the Royal Geographical Society, 3, Waterloo Place, up to Nov. 21si.) Sir Roderick Impey Murchison, D.C.L., M.A., F.RS., Vice-£ s. d. President R.G.S., Chairman 25 0 0 Aberdeen, the Earl of, K.T., F.R.S., F.R.G.S.... 26 0 0 Acland, Sir Thos. Dyke, Bart., M.P., F.RS., F.R.G.S..500 Addington, H. U., Esq. 5 0 0 Aitchison, Capt.... 330 Alston, Mr. A. H. (Phamix) 2 0 0 Angerstein, Col. J. J. W 5 0 0 Anonymous, Llanelly, per Times newspaper...10 0 Archer, H.M.S., Commander...
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