Notes and Drawings of some ancient monuments of Asia, compared with those of Europe
Cromlechs, Kistvaens, Cairns, Barrows, Meeting notes, Fellow election, Other Society business, Restoration, Chapel
Scotland; India; Chapel of St. Margaret; Edinburgh; City of Edinburgh; Scotland; UK
Uncertain, Early medieval
Mr Wise argues that the similar design of stone monuments in Western Europe and India suggests that the two cultures share a common origin. He states that if this link can be established, then details of ancient European culture might be inferred from contemporary Hindu practice. He examines similar stone structures found in Scotland and India and their uses in Indian culture. He ends by emphasising the importance of accurate plans and drawings of these monuments to aid comparison.
What follows is an announcement that the restoration of the Chapel of St Margaret had finished, including a painted glass window with the dates of its founding and restoration (1093 and 1853 respectively). Society members met in the chapel on 21 March 1853. At a meeting on 11 April 1853 one fellow was elected.