Annual Report of the Trustees of the Peabody Academy of Science, for the Year ...

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The Academy, 1869 - Natural history
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The 1st report includes a record of the proceedings of the trustees from their organization, March, 1867.

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Page 29 - The end of the institution, maintenance, and administration of government, is to secure the existence of the body politic; to protect it; and to furnish the individuals who compose it, with the power of enjoying, in safety and tranquillity, their natural rights and the blessings of life...
Page 25 - Chelsea, for the purpose of making insurance against losses by fire ; with all the powers and privileges, and subject to all the duties, restrictions and liabilities, set forth in all general laws which now are, or hereafter may be in force, relating to such corporations.
Page 19 - The four species given in this synopsis are all of the family as yet known, but that others will be discovered and the range of the present known species extended is very probable. The ditches and small streams of the lowlands of our southern coast will undoubtedly be found to be the home of numerous individuals, and perhaps of new species and genera, while the subterranean streams of the central portion of our country most likely contain other species.
Page 25 - College ; and said corporation shall be capable of taking and holding in fee simple, or any less estate, by gift, grant, bequest, devise, or otherwise, any lands, tenements, or other estate, real or personal, provided, that the clear annual income of the same shall not exceed two hundred thousand dollars.* SEC.
Page 15 - ... members of the Essex Institute shall have free access to, and the same rights and facilities to use, study and improve their said collections, under such proper regulations as may be imposed by said trustees, which they now enjoy under the rules and regulations of the Institute ; and it is farther agreed that if any difference of opinion shall arise between the parties hereto as to the manner of carrying out this agreement, and the parties hereto are unable to agree, such difference shall be...
Page 68 - ... impressions above this contraction and three below it, more especially visible in the dried specimen. Head short and broad, not spined behind, with two deep, round pits. Palpi and beak together unusually short, the palpi being slender.
Page 33 - ... to collect such facts and observations as tend to the improvement and security of navigation;" third, "to form a museum of natural and artificial curiosities, particularly such as are to be found beyond the Cape of Good Hope or Cape Horn.
Page 11 - Medulla oblongata broad, with well defined right aud left sides. (On comparing the brains of the three genera the only difference noticed was that in Chologaster the cerebellum was not quite as large proportionally, but more elongated and not quite as wide as in the other genera, while the optic lobes of this genus with well developed eyes were no larger than in a Typhlichthys of the same size.) Skeleton not studied.
Page 119 - ... maple, accidental forms in which the grain is beautifully curled and contorted, are common, and highly prized in cabinet making. Maple sugar is principally made from this species. The ashes of the wood, rich in Alkali, yield large quantities of potash.
Page 15 - Esq., on the 26th day of February, AD eighteen hundred and sixty-seven, for the objects and purposes therein named, and for said purposes are empowered to make arrangements and agreements with the said Essex Institute. Now, therefore, it is agreed by and between the parties hereto, in consideration of the foregoing and of the mutual agreements and undertakings herein recited, that the scientific collections of the said Essex Institute shall be deposited with said trustees...

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