Proceedings for the month of July, 1854

Royal Society of Tasmania 1855 , 'Proceedings for the month of July, 1854' , Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania, vol. 3, no. 1 , pp. 180-182 .

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Proceedings of the Monthly Meeting of the Royal Society of Tasmania held on the 12th July, 1854, His Excellency Sir W. T. Denison, President, in
the chair; Dr. Agnew, Dr. Butler, M.L.C., Dr. Hall, Dr. McCarthy, Colonel Last,
Lieutenant Lochner, R.E., Messrs. Champ, Hone, R. Butler, Gould, H. Hull,
D. T. Kilburn, Mac Naughtan, T. Moore, G. Makeig, Moss, Rolwegan, Vautin,
The following gentlemen having been ballotted for were declared duly elected
Fellows of the Society :—Thomas Cruttenden, of Woodsden ; Joseph Ward, of
Fingal ; Malcolm Laing Smith, of Flinder's Island. His Excellency the President read a note from Mr. Francis Cotton, of Kelvedon,
Swanport, drawing attention to the unusual character of the season, as evidenced
by the fact, that in the first week of this month the raspberry plants in his garden
were covered with blossom and fruit in dififerent stages of growth up to ripeness in
several instances ; that many of his roses were then in full blossom, and that the
sweet briar hedges presented quite a gay appearance, Mr. Cotton observing,
" nothing of the kind has occurred before in our experience, which extends over
twenty-five years in this hemisphere." Sir W. Denison added, that in Dr. Hampton's garden the pear trees had not
only blossomed a second time, but produced a second crop of well-formed fruit.
Several members adduced similar recent instances of blossom on fruit trees,
rose trees, &c.

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 The Royal Society of Tasmania.

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