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Royal Society of Tasmania, (1887) Proceedings of the Royal Society for the month of July, 1887. Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania. xxxiii-xli.

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The usual monthly meeting of the Royal Society was held o^ Monday, July 11th, when there was a good attendance of Fellows and visitors. Mr. James Barnard said the President (His Excellency Sir Robert Hamilton, K.C.B.) would not be able to be present, as he was detained elsewhere by important business, so it devolved upon him as the senior vice-president to take the chair. List of additions to the library during the month, report on the proposed Antarctic expedition, Letter from Royal Society of South Australia to arrange for special meetings of scientific men, and for excursions in which would be of special interest to naturalists and geologists, a letter of proposal for a union of British and English speaking geologists to lay a broad foundation of geological fact, classification, nomenclature, and representation, which would ultimately be adopted by other countries as far as local diversities and differences of language might permit. Procedures for tanning of animal skins. The death of a very distinguished member of the Society in the late Mr. C. P. Sprent, Deputy Surveyor- General, who had been struck down by the prevailing epidemic.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Royal Society of Tasmania, Van Diemens Land, VDL, Hobart Town, natural sciences, proceedings, records
Journal or Publication Title: Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania
Page Range: xxxiii-xli
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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