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The Pamphlet Collection of Sir Robert Stout: Volume 20

Appendix C

Appendix C.

Abstract of Proceedings of the Adelaide Philosophical Society for the year ending September 30, 1872.

At the 18th annual meeting, held in October, 1871, the following officers were elected for the ensuing year:—His Excellency the Right Hon. Sir James Fergusson, Bart., President; Messrs. R. Ingleby and C. A. Wilson, Vice-Presidents; Mr. C. Todd, Representative Governor; Mr. J. H. Clark, Treasurer; Mr. C. W. Babbage, Hon. Secretary.

During the year the following papers have been read before the Society:—

"On the Government Bill for Promoting Elementary Education in South Australia," by Mr. Jas. Hosking.

"On the Fermentation of Grape Juice," by Mr. S. Davenport.

"The Theory of Evolution," by His Honor Sir R D. Hanson. Kt.

"An Improved Plan of Erecting Telegraph Lines," by Mr. A. Murray.

"On the Superiority of the System of Perpetual Leases," by Mr. Jas. Cumming.

"The Early History of Vaccination," by Dr. Paterson.

"On the Poisonous Plants Cultivated in the Botanic Gardens, their Properties and Effects, with some remarks on the Poisonous Plant that appeared lately at Port Lincoln," by Dr. Schomburgk. Living specimens of all the plants were exhibited.

C. W. Babbage

, Hon, Sec.

William Kyffin Thomas, Printer, Grenfell-street, Adelaide.