Report of the Royal Society of Tasmania for the year 1884
Royal Society of Tasmania , (1884) Report of the Royal Society of Tasmania for the year 1884. Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania . pp. 1-38.
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Report includes list of Fellows, the obituary of Joseph Milligan, born in Dumfrieshire, 1807, died in
He was appointed Surgeon, in 1830, to the Van Diemen's
Land Company at Surrey Hills, where he remained 10 or 12
years. Other Members who had died during the year were the
Hon. Thomas Daniel Chapman, M.E.C., President of the
Legislative Council, and Mr. Henry John Buckland. Throughout the Session of 1884 the attendance of Fellows
at the evening meetings has been larger, and the papers
brought forward have been more numerous than in any
previous period. Fifty new Fellows, an unprecedented number, have
been elected, and six have been lost through death or
The Library, in addition to the ordinary periodicals, has
been enriched by valuable donations from the Hon. W.
Macleay, of Sydney, the Trustees of the British Museum,
the Royal Society of Canada, and other scientific bodies.
The Curator has done excellent work in properly classifying
all the books and pamphlets, and compiling a complete
Includes Minutes of the Annual General Meeting of the
Royal Society of Tasmania, held at the Museum, on
Monday evening, 26th January, 1885,
Esquire, Vice-President, in the Chair.
Includes list of donors to the Museum, Statement of funds, and plants introduced into the Royal Society's gardens during 1884.
|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.|
|Keywords:||Royal Society of Tasmania, Van Diemens Land, VDL, Hobart Town, natural sciences, proceedings, records|
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