The Imperial Library (Indentures Validation) Act, 1902

Imperial Library (Indentures Validation) Act, 1902

IMPERIAL LIBRARY (INDENTURES VALIDATION) ACT, 1902 [REPEALED]

[Act, No. 1 of 1902]

[AS ON 1956]

[31st January, 1902]

PREAMBLE

An Act to confirm and validate certain indentures made between the Agricultural and Horticultural Society of India and the Calcutta Public Library, respectively, and the Secretary of State for India in Council.

WHEREAS an indenture, a copy whereof is set forth in the first schedule, was expressed to be made, on the tenth day of April, 1901, between the Agricultural and Horticultural Society of India, of the first part, the president and members for the time being of the said Agricultural and Horticultural Society, of the second part, and the Secretary of State for India in Council of the third part;

AND WHEREAS an indenture, a copy whereof is set forth in the second schedule, was expressed to be made, on the twentieth day of December, 1901, between the Calcutta Public Library, of the first part, the vice-president for the time being of the said Calcutta Public Library, of the second part, the members for the time being of the Council of the said Calcutta Public Library, of the third part, and the said Secretary of State in Council of the fourth part;

AND WHEREAS the said indentures respectively purport to grant and transfer, for consideration, unto the said Secretary of State in Council absolutely the land described therein, or in the schedules thereto, respectively, and the building, with out-buildings, known as the Metcalfe Hall, situate in the town of Calcutta in the territories administered by the Lieutenant-Governor of Bengal;

AND WHEREAS the said Agricultural and Horticultural Society and Calcutta Public Library have been registered as societies under the 60.Societies Registration Act, 1860 (21 of 1860);

AND WHEREAS it is expedient that any doubt as to the legal effect of the said indentures should be removed, and that the said indentures should be confirmed and declared to be valid and binding in law for all the intents and purposes expressed therein respectively, and especially for the purpose of vesting the said property in His Majesty absolutely so as to be made available for the purposes of an Imperial Library to be established in the said town of Calcutta, or for any other use or purpose to or for which the same may be, or may be intended to be, hereafter applied;

It is hereby enacted as follows:—

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