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Royal Society of Tasmania, (1886) Proceedings for the month of May, 1886. Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania. vi-ix. ISSN 0080-4703

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Abstract

The monthly meeting of the Society was held on Tuesday, May 18,
at the Museum. Lieut. C. E. Beddome (I.N.) in the chair.
Includes Fellows elected and list of additions to the Library.
A paper was read by Mr. Bastow on the "Peronospora infestans" or potato disease, in which he pointed out the life history of this destructive fungus.
An interesting paper was read by Mr. R. M. Johnston, P.L.S., on the
Longford coal. The paper was illustrated by diagrams, and he dealt
with the various seams worked up to the present, giving analysis prepared
by Mr. W. F. Ward, Government analyst, of a sample of the
coal.
Mr. Abbott, superintendent of the Botanical Gardens, wrote stating
that a telegram from Melbourne that appeared in The Mercury of the
6th April re evidence given by him before the Royal Commission on
Vegetable Products, "viz., that fruit-growing in Tasmania was on the
decline," was incorrect and instead claimed that fruit was grown extensively in Tasmania and that during the last year or two there was actually an over-abundance of fruit.
Mr. Stephens referred to a paper read last session, written by Baron
Von Groddeck, Germany, entitled, "Remarks on the tin ore deposits
at Mount Bischoff," translated by Mr. G. Thureau, F.G.S.
Mr. C. J. Atkins exhibited specimens mounted for the microscope,
a fresh-water algae; (Anacharis alsinastrum), commonly called in England
the water thyme.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Royal Society of Tasmania, Van Diemens Land, VDL, Hobart Town, natural sciences, proceedings, records
Journal or Publication Title: Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania
Page Range: vi-ix
ISSN: 0080-4703
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.

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