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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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Abstract

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 the microscope. -Mr. Abbott brought under the notice of the meeting a series of resultants derived from the 25 years' meteorological tables.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Royal Society of Tasmania, Van Diemens Land, VDL, Hobart Town, natural sciences, proceedings, records
Journal or Publication Title: Monthly Notices of Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania
Page Range: pp. 83-85
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.
Date Deposited: 19 Oct 2012 02:31
Last Modified: 18 Nov 2014 04:43
URI: http://eprints.utas.edu.au/id/eprint/15249
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