Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, Volume 24

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New York Academy of Sciences, 1915 - Science
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Page 420 - This Act shall take effect immediately. STATE OF NEW YORK, OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY OF STATE. I have compared the preceding with the original law on file in this office, and do hereby certify that the same is a correct transcript therefrom, and of the whole of said original law.
Page 416 - That the said society shall, from time to time, forever hereafter, have power to make, constitute, ordain, and establish such by-laws and regulations, as they shall judge proper for the election of their officers; for prescribing their respective functions, and the mode of discharging the same; for the admission of new members...
Page 184 - Whatever agencies may be assigned as the cause of evolution of a race, it should be at first most progressive at its point of original dispersal, and it will continue this progress at that point in response to whatever stimulus originally caused it and spread out in successive waves of migration, each wave a stage higher than the previous one. At any one time, therefore, the most advanced stages should be nearest the center of dispersal, the most conservative stages farthest from it.
Page 415 - York" and by that name they and their successors shall and may have continual succession, and shall be persons in law, capable of suing and being sued, pleading and being impleaded, answering and being answered unto, defending and being defended, in all courts and places...
Page 415 - D'Jurco V. Knevels, James Clements, and James Pierce, and such other persons as now are, and may from time to time become members, shall be, and hereby are, constituted a body corporate and politic, by the name of LYCEUM OP NATURAL HISTORY IN THE CITY OF NEW YORK...
Page 214 - Its more exact location may be differently interpreted, but the consensus of modern opinion would place it probably in or about the great plateau of central Asia. In this region, now barren and sparsely inhabited, are the remains of civilizations perhaps more ancient than any of which we have record. Immediately around its borders lie the regions of the earliest recorded civilizations, — of Chaldea, Asia Minor and Egypt to the westward, of India to the south, of China to the east. From this region...
Page 211 - Of these rafts, only 3,000.000 will have had living mammals39 upon them, of these only 30,000 will have reached land, and in only 300 of these cases will the species have established a foothold. This is quite sufficient to cover the dozen or two cases of Mammalia on the larger oceanic islands.
Page 416 - Constitution thereof; and that no alteration shall be made therein, unless by a vote to that effect of three-fourths of the resident members, and upon the request in writing of one-third of such resident members, and submitted at least one month before any vote shall be taken thereupon.
Page 415 - ... change and alter the same from time to time, and shall be capable of purchasing, taking, holding and enjoying, to them and their successors, any real estate, in fee simple or otherwise, and any goods, chattels and personal estate...
Page 418 - Petitioner, it is: Ordered, That the Lyceum of Natural History in the City of New York be and is hereby authorized to assume the corporate name of The New York Academy of Sciences. Indorsed: Filed January 5, 1876. A copy. WM. WALSH, Clerk. Resolution of the ACADEMY, accepting the order of the Court, passed February 21, 1876. And whereas, The order hath been published as therein required, and all the proceedings necessary to carry out the same have been had, Therefore : Resolved, That the foregoing...

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