Proceedings of the Royal Society for June, 1866
Royal Society of Tasmania , (1866) Proceedings of the Royal Society for June, 1866. Monthly Notices of Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania . pp. 49-50.
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The monthly evening meeting of the Fellows was held on Tuesday, the 12th
June. F. Abbott, Esq., in the chair.
-Mr. Abbott read some notes on the papers presented by him, showing the
importance of preserving these old files of newspapers, as they were frequently
found to be very valuable for reference. Among them were two ("Mercator,
or Commerce Retrieved," 1712, and The Flying Post, or Post-Master, 1712)
of considerable interest, from their being edited by Defoe. Mr. Abbott also
read a list (from "Notes and Queries") of scarce publications enumerated in
the Harleian catalogue at the British Museum, and not found elsewhere.
|Additional Information:||In 1843 the Horticultural and Botanical Society of Van Diemen's Land was founded and became the Royal Society of Van Diemen's Land for Horticulture, Botany, and the Advancement of Science in 1844. In 1855 its name changed to Royal Society of Tasmania for Horticulture, Botany, and the Advancement of Science. In 1911 the name was shortened to Royal Society of Tasmania.|
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