Proceedings for the month of October, 1886

Royal Society of Tasmania 1886 , 'Proceedings for the month of October, 1886' , Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania , L-LV .

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The usual monthly evening meeting was held on Monday, October 11,
at the Society's rooms, Mr. James Barnard in the chair. There was a
good attendance of Fellows, and a number of visitors.
Donations to the library were announced and consisted of items such as: Catalogue of Australian Land Shells by J.C. Cox, Annals and Magazines of Natural History , vol.18, No. 104, August.
New members were elected and a paper read by Mr. R.M. Johnston, F.L.S., entitled: "Fresh contribution to our knowledge of the Plants of Mesozoic Age in Tasmania." The Secretary read a paper on "The Tin Ore Deposits of Mount
Bischoff, Tasmania," by Baron A. V. Groddeck, which had been
translated by Dr. Wolfhagen, and was a continuation of a similar
paper read in 1884.
Mr. F. Abbott read a paper entitled "Notes on a recent case of
poisoning by Rhus radicans exhalation at the Botanical Gardens." Mr.
Abbott pointed out the habits of the plant, which is indigenous to North
America, and described how five men were poisoned, two of which cases
were serious ones.
Mr. J. R. McClymont read a paper entitled "History of Australian
Geography, II. Tasmania and New Zealand, on the Dauphin and
other MS. maps."
Mr. C. J. Atkins exhibited, by the aid of the microscope, some very
interesting living specimens of Cyclops, a genus of minute Entomostracous
Crustaceans of the order Branchiopda.

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 and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania
ISSN: 0080-4703
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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