Proceedings of the Royal Society for the month of October, 1888.
Royal Society of Tasmania , (1888) Proceedings of the Royal Society for the month of October, 1888. Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania . xxvii-xxxiv .
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The usual monthly meeting of this Society was held at the Museum
on Monday, the 8th October, the president (His Excellency, Sir Robert
G. C. Hamilton, K.C.B.) in the chair. There was a large attendance
of Fellows of the Society.
Includes a list of additions to the Library during the months of August and
The Secretary, Mr. Morton, read a letter from the curator of the
Technological Museum, Sydney, respecting a cutting from the
Pharmaceutical Journal to the effect that a M. Guilmeth had discovered in
Tasmania a mammoth deposit of honey, the work of native bees, and
asking for information as to the probabilities of the story contained in
the paragraph, which spoke of M. Guilmeth having come upon a grove
of gigantic Eucalyptus trees, from '260ft. to 390ft. high.
Mr. W. F. Petterd, F.Z S., read
a paper entitled "Contributions for a systematic catalogue of
the aquatic shells of Tasmania”, in which the author expressed his
intention, in a series of papers.
In the absence of Mr. T. Stephens, F.G.S., Mr, Morton read some
notes from that gentleman on the rare Eucalyptus cordata, which had
been sent to the author by the Rev. C. J. Brammall from Nelson's
Tier, where he found it growing abundantly over a range of from 6
to 10 miles from Sorell. This species of Eucalypt was noted in the
transactions of the Royal Society for 1881, and had been described
as named by Labillardiere in 1793.
The Hon. W. H, Burgess, M.H.A., brought forward the question
of an exhibition of pictures from the British Art Society in Tasmania.
He wished for some help in inducing the Society of British Artists to
send an exhibition of pictures, which were being sent to Sydney, to
Tasmania after they left that city.
|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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