A short history of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia

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The Academy of Natural Sciences, 1909 - 38 pages
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Page 27 - ... for the best publication, exploration, discovery, or research in the sciences of geology and paleontology, or in such particular branches thereof as may be designated. The award, and all matters connected therewith, are to be determined by a committee to be selected in an appropriate manner by the academy. The recognition is not to be confined to American naturalists.
Page 32 - Shin ii was appointed to consider, among other weighty matters, " which are the fittest periodical works to engage in the first instance for the accommodation of the society. ' ' No report seems to have been received from this, the first Library Committee, but under date of March 17 of the same year, a memorandum records that " Mr. Shinn will accommodate the society with the Mineralogieal Journal of Dr.
Page 29 - S., 1891. WISTAR, ISAAC J. — Remarks on the Quantity, Rate of Consumption and Probable Duration of North American Coal, and the Consequence to Air-Breathing Animals 'of its Entire Combustion.
Page 16 - But few of the great collections which have since come into prominence were then in existence. The Smithsonian Institution was then rather a distributing agency than a storehouse of scientific material. The United States Government had not become, through the Agricultural Department, the National Museum, the Fish Commission and the Geological Surveys, one of the largest publishing concerns in the world, and a formidable rival in the publication of scientific matter, so that the work of Gill. Meek,...
Page 32 - the stated meetings of the Academy shall be held on the first and third Tuesdays of each month from October to May inclusive, at such hour as may be fixed by the Council; but no chmge shall be made in the hour except after one month's notice.
Page 6 - ... in establishing the Society in new quarters. On the 3d of January, 1826, the Society purchased a lot of ground and building at the south-east corner of Twelfth and George Streets, for the sum of $4,300. It had been originally designed, and was used as a place of religious worship for several years by a society of Swedenborgians ; and, to fit it for the purposes of the Academy, an expenditure of $1,700 was required, making the aggregate cost about $6,000. This sum was made up of donations from...

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