Report of the Annual Meeting

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J. Murray., 1865
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Page xvii - To give a stronger impulse and a more systematic direction to scientific inquiry, — to promote the intercourse of those who cultivate Science in different parts of the British Empire, with one another and with foreign philosophers, — to obtain a more general attention to the objects of Science, and a removal of any disadvantages of a public kind which impede its progress.
Page xviii - ... They are eligible to all the Offices of the Association. ASSOCIATES for the year shall pay on admission the sum of One Pound. They shall not receive gratuitously the Reports of the Association, nor be eligible to serve on Committees, or to hold any office.
Page 415 - Next to this padding is the protective covering, which consists of ten solid wires of the gauge '095 inch, drawn from homogeneous iron, each wire surrounded, separately with five strands of Manilla yarn, saturated with a preservative compound ; the whole of the ten strands thus formed of the hemp and iron being laid spirally round the padded core. The weight of this cable in air is 34 cwt. per nautical mile, — the weight in water is 14 cwt.
Page lxxv - I will conclude by expressing to you my thanks for the honour you have done me in asking me to preside over this Meeting. I have...
Page xvii - They shall receive gratuitously the Reports of the Association for the year of their admission and for the years in which they continue to pay without intermission their Annual Subscription. By omitting to pay this Subscription in any particular year, Members of this class (Annual Subscribers) lose...
Page 217 - Thomson, Interim Report on Progress in Researches on the Measurement of Water by Weir Boards; — R. Mallet, on Observations with the Seismometer; — A. Cayley, on the Progress of Theoretical Dynamics ; — Report of a Committee appointed to consider the formation of a Catalogue of Philosophical Memoirs. Together with the Transactions of the Sections, Dr. Daubeny's Address, and Recommendations of the Association and its Committees. PROCEEDINGS OP THE TWENTY-SEVENTH MEETING, at Dublin, 1857, Published...
Page xix - All Recommendations of Grants of Money, Requests for Special Researches, and Reports on Scientific Subjects shall be submitted to the Committee of Recommendations, and not taken into consideration by the General Committee unless previously recommended by the Committee of Recommendations.
Page lxxiv - When speculations on the long series of events which occurred in the glacial and post-glacial periods are indulged in, the imagination is apt to take alarm at the immensity of the time required to interpret the monuments of these ages, all referable to the era of existing species. In order to abridge the number of centuries which would otherwise be indispensable, a disposition is shown by many to magnify the rate of change in prehistoric times by investing the causes which have modified the animate...
Page xvii - The Officers and Members of the Councils, or Managing Committees, of Philosophical Institutions, shall be entitled, in like manner, to become Members of the Association. All Members of a Philosophical Institution recommended by its Council or Managing Committee, shall be entitled, in like manner, to become Members of the Association.
Page xix - Vice-Présidents, one or more Secretaries, and a Treasurer shall be annually appointed by the General Committee. Council. In the intervals of the Meetings, the affairs of the Association shall be managed by a Council appointed by the General Committee.

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