Proceedings of the Royal Society for September, 1866
Royal Society of Tasmania , (1866) Proceedings of the Royal Society for September, 1866. Monthly Notices of Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania . pp. 83-85.
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The monthly meeting of the Fellows was held, on Tuesday, 11th
September, J. Barnard, Esq., in the chair.
-The Secretary brought under the notice of the Fellows the very
handsome donation of books from the Royal Astronomical Society which by supplementing those already in the library will
complete our series of these valuable works from the very beginning of
the Royal Astronomical Society in 1822.
-Dr. Agnew mentioned that the collection of minerals for which an order
had been sent some time since to Mr. Tennant, of London, had arrived,
and were in course of arrangement by Mr. Gould.
-Mr. Gould presented the society with a report upon the geological
structure of the country near Ilfracombe, and in doing so made a few
remarks on the leading points referred to in the report. He spoke hopefully
of the prospect of making some combination of Pyroligneous Acid
Works with others for reducing the iron ore by means of the charcoal produced
in large quantities, and available at a low rate.
-In reference to the Trout ova taken from fish in the colony, Mr. M.
Allport reported that in many the embryo fish were now visible under
-Mr. Abbott brought under the notice of the meeting a series of
resultants derived from the 25 years' meteorological tables.
|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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