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