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Report of the Royal Society of Tasmania, for the year 1881


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Royal Society of Tasmania, (1881) Report of the Royal Society of Tasmania, for the year 1881. Papers & Proceedings and Report of the Royal Society of Tasmania. pp. 1-32.

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Report includes List of Members, Minutes of the Annual general Meeting of the Royal Society of Tasmania, held at the Museum, Macquarie-street, at half-past seven P.M on Thursday, 26th January, 1882; Justin M'Carty Browne, Esq.,in the chair. Includes: Statement of Funds, Books purchased and presented during 1881, List of donors to the Museum, exchanges of plants and seeds, plants introduced into the Royal Society's gardens during 1881. Mr. C. H. Grant, in moving the adoption of the Report, and that it be printed and distributed among the Fellows, said that it was a very satisfactory statement, especially so far as it related to financial affairs. They had commenced the year with a debit balance, and had concluded with money to their credit, which, although not of a great amount, was yet very satisfactory, showing that their worthy Secretary had carefully managed the finances of the Society. The work during the past year, although showing no great results, still made evident the fact that the Society had laboured successfully. Visitors to the Gardens during the year had been much delighted with them ; and many of those from the neighbouring Colonies, and even from England, had spoken highly of the grounds, and of the orderly state in which they were kept. In the Library there had been a steady increase to the number of its volumes. It also had received eulogy from visitors, being undoubtedly, as a scientific Library, one of the best in the Colonies. He hoped that in the future the work of the Society would progress as satisfactorily as it had done in the past.

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. 1-32
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: 26 Nov 2012 22:26
Last Modified: 18 Nov 2014 04:44
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