At the suggestion of the President it was agreed to appoint a Special Committee to examine the shell forming the subject of Dr. Stopes' paper, and to report upon it. A Committee was accordingly formed consisting of the President of the Society (Dr. Allen Sturge), the Vice-President (Mr. J. Reid Moir, F.G.S.), the Secretary (Mr. W. G. Clarke), and Mr. W. H. Burrell, F.L.S.; the President to act as Chairman.
By invitation of the President, the Committee met at Icklingham Hall from May 17th to 19th. Dr. Marie Stopes was also present, to be responsible for the safety of the specimen and to give such further information as the Committee might desire.