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

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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


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Papers & Proceedings and Report 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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