The progress of the Society during the two years past, and its present condition and prospects, may be considered satisfactory and encouraging.
Owing to the change of the office of Secretary, the printed transactions of the Society, as well as the monies due to it, had become considerably in arrears; but the Council are happy to state that copies of the Reports hitherto deficient, (as far as the Doncaster Meeting, October, 1845,) are now ready for the Members; the debts of the Society are all paid off; and sufficient money is collected to permit the affairs of the Society to be conducted with ease and satisfaction.
It is most satisfactory to the Council to state that the objects for which the Society was instituted continue to excite the greatest interest in all the towns to which the visits of the Society are made; that the Meetings have, with only one or two exceptions, been numerously attended; and that an increased number of most valuable communications have been recently made, which will be found in the published reports alluded to.
In consequence of these Reports, it is unnecessary to give more than a bare enumeration of the Papers that have been read, which are as follow;—
“On the Spontaneous Decomposition of Fat,” by Wm. Lucas, Esq.
“A Description of Fossil Trees found in Erect Positions in the Carboniferous Strata,” by E. W. Binney, Esq.
“On the Construction of an improved Anemometer,” by Benjamin Biram, Esq.
“On a Fossil Nautilus, found near ...
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