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Royal Society of Tasmania, (1879) Proceedings of the Royal Society for the month of August, 1879. Papers & Proceedings and Report of the Royal Society of Tasmania. pp. 9-12.

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The monthly evening meeting of the Society was held on Tuesday, August 12, His Excellency the Governor in the chair. From Mr. C. P. Sprent—About 150 specimens of minerals collected by the donor at Mount Bischoff, Mount Heemskirk, etc., etc. Presentations of Books were also announced from the Trustees of the British Museum, the Royal Geographical Society, the Zoological Society, the Royal Institution of Great Britain, the British Association, the Geological Society of London, the Linnean Society, the Geological Society of Belgium, the Malacological Society of ditto, the Entomological Society of ditto, the Royal Colonial Institute, the New Zealand Institute, the Institution of Engineers and Shipbuilders in Scotland, the Asiatic Society of Japan, Mr. W. F. Petterd, Dr. Agnew, etc., etc. The Secretary read a paper entitled, 'Notes on Bythinella" (a genus of freshwater shells), etc., by the Rev. J. E. Tenison- Woods, F.G.S., F.L.S., etc., Corresponding Member Royal Soc, Tas., and President of the Linnean Society of N.S.W. In the absence of the author, the Secretary read a paper by Mr. F. Abbott, Superintendent of the Botanic Gardens, entitled, "Notes on the Wild, or Canadian Rice." This paper was of a highly suggestive, and practical character, and the wish was expressed by several present that as much publicity as possible should be given to it. The Secretary read the following note from Mr. F. Abbott, junr., with the communication to which it refers from the Department of Agriculture, Washington, U.S.:— "The accompanying communication from the Chamber of Agriculture, Washington, relative to the Codling Moth, I received on Saturday last (9th August). No reference is made in it to any reports having been made by Commissioners or otherwise on the Moth, although I expressly asked for them, should there be any. The information supplied by the Department does not add much to our previous knowledge of this pest, but it confirms the fact of there being two generations in the year, and gives detailed instructions for the suppression of the Moth." Mr. Stephens read a paper on the same subject by Augustus Simson, Esq., of Gould's Country.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Royal Society of Tasmania, Van Diemens Land, VDL, Hobart Town, natural sciences, proceedings, records
Journal or Publication Title: Papers & Proceedings and Report of the Royal Society of Tasmania
Page Range: pp. 9-12
Collections: Royal Society Collection > Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania
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: 20 Nov 2012 03:41
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