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FIVE months ago, we published on this page some biographical notes regarding our newly elected President, Captain M. B. Buxton. The particulars from which the notes were written were naturally obtained from the President himself, and it is typical of him that some of the most interesting aspects of his life and career were omitted. Murray
Buxton was one of four brothers; one was killed in the last war, another, Alfred Barclay Buxton, was with his brother on that last evening and met the same death. The only surviving brother is Captain Godfrey Buxton, who, in the course of an oration at the graveside of his brothers, revealed facts of which even those of us who knew-or thought we knew-Murray Buxton very well, had been quite unaware.
I am very sensible of the honour you have done me by electing me President for this year of this great Institution.
Mr. Borer reminded Mr. Jackson, who had referred to the work on the Nene, that tidal work was outside the scope of his paper. The Ouse Board had large sluices in the Fens.
Very shortly, no doubt, there would be a big alteration in the scour below Welmore Lake Sluice and anti-scour devices would have to be installed. It was very difficult to work such devices when one was faced with ordinary river conditions on one side, and tidal conditions on the other.