Proceedings of the Royal Society for the month of August, 1879

Royal Society of Tasmania 1879 , 'Proceedings of the Royal Society for the month of August, 1879' , Papers & Proceedings and Report of the Royal Society of Tasmania , pp. 9-12 .

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The monthly evening meeting of the Society was held on Tuesday,
August 12, His Excellency the Governor in the chair.
From Mr. C. P. Sprent—About 150 specimens of minerals collected by
the donor at Mount Bischoff, Mount Heemskirk, etc., etc.
Presentations of Books were also announced from the Trustees of the
British Museum, the Royal Geographical Society, the Zoological Society,
the Royal Institution of Great Britain, the British Association, the
Geological Society of London, the Linnean Society, the Geological Society
of Belgium, the Malacological Society of ditto, the Entomological Society
of ditto, the Royal Colonial Institute, the New Zealand Institute, the
Institution of Engineers and Shipbuilders in Scotland, the Asiatic Society
of Japan, Mr. W. F. Petterd, Dr. Agnew, etc., etc.
The Secretary read a paper entitled, 'Notes on Bythinella" (a genus
of freshwater shells), etc., by the Rev. J. E. Tenison- Woods, F.G.S.,
F.L.S., etc., Corresponding Member Royal Soc, Tas., and President of
the Linnean Society of N.S.W.
In the absence of the author, the Secretary read a paper by Mr. F.
Abbott, Superintendent of the Botanic Gardens, entitled, "Notes on the
Wild, or Canadian Rice." This paper was of a highly suggestive, and
practical character, and the wish was expressed by several present that as
much publicity as possible should be given to it.
The Secretary read the following note from Mr. F. Abbott, junr., with
the communication to which it refers from the Department of Agriculture,
Washington, U.S.:—
"The accompanying communication from the Chamber of Agriculture,
Washington, relative to the Codling Moth, I received on Saturday last
(9th August). No reference is made in it to any reports having been
made by Commissioners or otherwise on the Moth, although I expressly
asked for them, should there be any. The information supplied by the
Department does not add much to our previous knowledge of this pest, but
it confirms the fact of there being two generations in the year, and gives
detailed instructions for the suppression of the Moth."
Mr. Stephens read a paper on the same subject by Augustus Simson,
Esq., of Gould's Country.

Item Type: Article
Authors/Creators:Royal Society of Tasmania
Keywords: Royal Society of Tasmania, Van Diemens Land, VDL, Hobart Town, natural sciences, proceedings, records
Journal or Publication Title: Papers & Proceedings and Report of the Royal Society of Tasmania
Collections: Royal Society Collection > Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania
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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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