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Proceedings of the Royal Society for the month of September, 1897

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The monthly meeting of the Royal Society of Tasmania was held at) the Museum on Tuesday, September 14. Sir Lambert Dobson, K.C.M.G. presided. There was a moderate attendance.
A letter was received through His Excellency the Governor, from the Secretary of State for the Colonies, acknowledging receipt of the Society's address of congratulation to Her Majesty on the occasion of the 60th anniversary of her accession.
The following letter was read from Mr. Wragge, Government Meteorologist of Queensland : — "I beg to call your attention to a letter by me on "High-level Stations," which appears in the Sydney Daily Telegraph of 3rd instant.
I have also there reproduced Dr. Buchan's letter to Mr. Kingsmill.
You will doubtless be already aware that the Kosciusko Observatory will commence operations on November 1, all the necessary funds having been provided, chiefly by the generosity of the Hon. R. Barr- Smith, of Adelaide, for three months' (at least) tentative experiment.
I now do most earnestly beg that your Society will by every means In their power arrange for simultaneous observations during this period on the summit of Mount Wellington, and also at Hobart. The hours of observation will be, as at present arranged, every three hours during the 24, commencing 3 a.m. by automatic instruments, 9 a.m. being the main hour of the period. I am perfectly certain (as far as one can be certain of anything in this world) that the results anticipated by myself when I started the station on Mount Wellington (anticipations most cordially confirmed by Dr. Buchan himself) will be realised in their bearing upon forecasts, and that very important figures will be obtained.
It is unnecessary for me to say anything more, but simply to again urge my appeal for assistance in this matter on your Society."


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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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