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Proceedings of the Royal Society for the month of August, 1880


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Royal Society of Tasmania, (1880) Proceedings of the Royal Society for the month of August, 1880. Papers & Proceedings and Report of the Royal Society of Tasmania. pp. 6-7.

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The monthly evening meeting of the Society was held on Monday, the-
9th August, Mr. James Barnard, V.P., in the chair.
Mr. William Gordon Maddox, M.R.C.S., Eng., and Mr. William
Mason, M.R.C.S., Eng., who had previously been nominated by the
Council, were balloted for, and declared duly elected as Fellows of the
Society. The following extract from a letter from Dr. Dennys, Curator of the
Raffles Museum, Singapore, was read : " I take, however, great interest
in the science of conchology, and am most anxious to complete my
collection by all available means. I can exchange local species for
Australian or Tasmanian, having not a single shell from either locality
(except Phos sentkosus from N. Australia). At present I have about
500 species, almost exclusively Malayan and Philippine. I have
promises, however, from Mauritius, Zanzibar, China, etc , and maybe
able to offer you a fair quid pro quo. Being Curator of our local Museum,
I have many opportunities of obtaining articles which might be welcome
in your part of the world ; kindly state what you most want. Our
mammals are not very numerous, and are expensive, a dead tiger
commanding $50., or roughly £10. Of reptiles I could send a good
collection, as also of local birds. I should like four specimens at least of
every shell [i.e. two for the Museum, and two for myself) you can
obtain. If you could send me a list of the Malayan shells you have, I
should know what you would require."
Includes time of leafing and flowering of a few standard plants in the Botanic
Gardens during June & July

Item Type: Article
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
Page Range: pp. 6-7
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: 22 Nov 2012 06:51
Last Modified: 18 Nov 2014 04:44
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