Proceedings of the Royal Society for the month of August, 1892

Royal Society of Tasmania 1892 , 'Proceedings of the Royal Society for the month of August, 1892' , Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania , xii-xvii .

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The monthly evening meeting of the Royal Society of Tasmania was
held at the Museum on Monday, August 8. The President (His
Excellency Sir Robert G. C. Hamilton) K.C.B., LL.D., presided, and
there was a good attendance of Fellows.
Correspondence included, Letter a letter from Mr. H. C. Russell,
the Government Astronomer of New South Wales, with reference to
his paper on the Leake bequest. Mr. A. Morton (Secretary), in the absence of the author, read a paper
entitled the proposed "Leake School of Practical Astronomy,"
The Rev. George Clarke, Vice-Chancellor of the University, said :
I am sure that I only express the universal sentiment when I say
that our very warmest thanks are due to Mr. Russell for the able
and practical paper which has been read to this meeting.

Also includes Mr. G. W. Waterhouse's letter,
Resolution proposed re Leake bequest and
His Honor, Sir Lambert Dobson, Chancellor of the Universit y and
Mr. T. Stephens , Director of Education remarks.
Includes an extract from the will of Mr. Arthur Leake, late of Ashby, Ross,
Remarks on Sir Robert ball's paper (read at the Hobart
Meeting of the Australasian Science Association), entitled :
" The astronomical explanation op a glacial period."
by Alfred Barrett Biggs.
Mr. Stephens exhibited a specimen of an Orthoceratite, belonging to
the genus Actinoceras, from the Silurian limestone at Railton, in the
Mersey district, and stated that he had sent a portion of the fossil,
which, when found by Mr. Hainsworth, was in three pieces, to Sydney
for identification – includes plate. The Secretary drew attention to a fine collection of Tasmanian
mosses, beautifully mounted, and presented to the Museum by Mr.
W. A. Weymouth, consisting of 57 specimens representing 50 species,
making a total of those previously presented in May last by Mr. Weymouth,
of 117 species.

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 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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