Proceedings of the Royal Society for the month of August, 1881
Royal Society of Tasmania , (1881) Proceedings of the Royal Society for the month of August, 1881. Papers & Proceedings and Report of the Royal Society of Tasmania . xii-xv.
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The monthly evening meeting of the Society was held on Monday, the
8th August ; Mr. T. Stephens, M.A.. F.G.S., in the chair.
The following persons were, on the nomination of the Council, unanimously
elected honorary Members of the Society^, viz. :
Mrs. Charles Meredith, of Launceston, " in recognition of her long efforts
to encourage the study of the Natural History of Tasmania, by illustrations
both literary and pictorial, in her various and highly-popular
- Mr, James Smith, of Westwood, Forth, " in recognition of his rare
perseverance and remarkable success in the discovery of Tin at Mount
The Rev. J. Wilkes Simmons and Mr, C. J. Atkins, who had previously
been nominated by the Council, were balloted for, and declared duly
elected as Fellows of the Society
The Secretary, in reporting the above presentations to the Library, drew
the special attention of members to the number and value of the books and
publications which had been received from various scientific institutions of
America, in exchange for the Transactions of the Society.
The Chairman read a short paper on the question of establishing in
the Society's Gardens a "Class Ground," or systematic arrangement to
illustrate the classification of plants according to their Natural Orders;
with a communication from Dr. Agnew on the subject, and a letter from
Dr. Schomburgk, of the Botanic Gardens, Adelaide.
|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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