Objects and Claims of the Boston Society of Natural History

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J. Wilson and Son, 1861 - 35 pages
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Page 30 - Library, one folio, or one quarto, or two of any lesser fold, with the plates belonging to the same, upon signing a receipt for the same, and promising to make good any damage which may be sustained when in their possession, or to replace the same, if lost.
Page 24 - That the persons herein before named, or any three of them, shall have power to call the first meeting of the members of said Society in such manner as they may think proper. SECT. 5. Be it further enacted, That this Act may be altered, amended, or repealed at the pleasure of the Legislature.
Page 4 - ... Society there was not, I believe, in New England, an institution devoted to the study of natural history. There was not a college in New England, excepting Yale, where philosophical geology of the modern school was taught. There was not a work extant by a New England author which presumed to grasp the geological structure of any portion of our territory of greater extent than a county. There was not in existence a bare catalogue, to say nothing of a general history, of the animals of Massachusetts,...
Page 24 - President and all other necessary officers ; to make rules and by-laws for the election and government of its members, for the management of its property, for collecting annual contributions from its members, for regulating the times and places of meeting, for expelling such members as refuse to comply with the by-laws or regulations, and for the managing of the affairs of the Society, provided such rules and by-laws be not repugnant to the Constitution and Laws of this Commonwealth, or of the United...
Page 4 - History, founded according to the requirements, and based upon the systems of modern science, nor a single journal advocating exclusively its interests. We were dependent chiefly upon books and authors foreign to New England, for our knowledge of our own Zoology. There was no one among us who had anything like a general knowledge of the birds which fly about us, of the fishes which fill our waters...
Page 23 - YORK, and that by that name they shall have perpetual succession, and shall be persons capable of suing and being sued, pleading and being impleaded, answering and being answered unto, defending and being defended, in all courts and places whatsoever ; and may have a common seal, with power to...
Page 27 - ART. 5. — Members may be expelled from the Society by a vote of three-fourths of the members present at a meeting specially called for that purpose, by a notice given at least one month previous.
Page 26 - Scction 4. Honorary members shall be selected from persons eminent for their attainments in science on whom the society may wish to confer a compliment of respect, and shall have all the privileges of regular members except those of voting and holding office. They shall not exceed forty (40) in number, not to exceed twenty (20) of whom shall be residents and citizens of the United States. Honorary members shall be elected only at the annual meeting. Section 5.
Page 5 - History worked solitary and alone, without aid or encouragement from others engaged in the same pursuits, and without the approbation of the public mind, which, unenlightened as it was, yielded no honor to persons occupied with such studies, but on the contrary, regarded them as busy triflers.
Page 32 - ORDINARY MEETINGS OF THE SOCIETY. The Ordinary Meetings of the Society shall be held on the first and third Fridays in every month (except during the Christmas and Easter holidays), from November to June, both inclusive. Business shall commence at a quarter-past eight o'clock in the evening precisely, or at such other time as the Council may appoint; and then the Minutes of the preceding Ordinary Meeting...

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