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Opening address of his Excellency Sir J. H. Lefroy, C.B., K.C.M.G., F.R.S., President

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Lefroy, John Henry (1881) Opening address of his Excellency Sir J. H. Lefroy, C.B., K.C.M.G., F.R.S., President. Papers & Proceedings and Report of the Royal Society of Tasmania. pp. 1-7.

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Abstract

Gentlemen,the profound sense which I have of my slender qualification for the honourable position which the constitution of this society assigns to Her Majesty's representative, and of my inability to address you with the authority of a master in any field of the vast domain of science, shall not tempt me to take up your time with vain excuses for allowing myself to be placed in such a position. There has been, as you are aware, a considerable interval of time since my predecessor delivered an inaugural address upon a similar occasion. I should be unwilling to see the custom of an occasional presidential address abandoned, and I ask your indulgence for the remarks which, at the request of your Council, I have committed to writing, upon subjects of immediate interest to this Society, however wanting in scientific value.

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. 1-7
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: 23 Nov 2012 02:25
Last Modified: 18 Nov 2014 04:44
URI: http://eprints.utas.edu.au/id/eprint/15502
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