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Royal Society of Tasmania, (1866) Proceedings of the Royal Society for March, 1866. Monthly Notices of Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania. pp. 13-17.

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Abstract

The monthly evening meeting of the Fellows, the first of the present session,
was held on Tuesday, the 13th March, His Excellency Col. T. Gore Browne,
president, in the chair.
-14. From Mr. Fletcher, jaws of Eay.
It haviog been determined by the Council, and announced to the Fellows
generally, that a microscopical exhibition should bo held this evening, the
final arrangements were now made by intending exhibitors, and the doora
were thrown open at eight o'clock.
The microscopes, fourteen in number, occupied two rooms, and were liberally
supplied with objects of varied interest. The exhibitors were Mr. Abbott,
Mr. M. Allport, Dr. Agnew, Mr. Bright, Lieut. -Colonel Chesney, Mr, Giblin, Mr. "W. Johnston, Mr. Legrand, Mr. Napier, Mr. Stone, and Mr. Roblin.
Amongst the objects deserving special notice may be mentioned diatoms on
dark-ground illumination, magnified to the extent of twelve hundred diameters
exhibited by Mr. Abbott.
-development of the young animal presenting points of great interest.
-In addition to the microscopes, Mr. Abbott also exhibited a Herschel-
Browning direct vision Spectroscope—the instrument by which observations in
spectrum analysis are made.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Royal Society of Tasmania, Van Diemens Land, VDL, Hobart Town, natural sciences, proceedings, records
Journal or Publication Title: Monthly Notices of Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania
Page Range: pp. 13-17
Collections: Royal Society Collection > Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania
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: 20 Oct 2012 02:41
Last Modified: 15 Sep 2017 01:07
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