Seventh Annual Report, 1874–75.
Meetings of the Board of Governors were held on the following dates, viz., 8th August, 21st December, 1874, and 11th March, 31st March, and 4th August, 1875.
Of the members who retire from the Board—W. T. L. Travers, Esq., F.L.S., and the Hon. E. W. Stafford, F.R.G.S., were reappointed, and the Hon. W. B. D. Mantell was appointed in the room of Sir David Monro, who withdrew. The Governors elected by the affiliated Societies are—His Honor William Rolleston, B.A.; Charles Knight, Esq., F.R.C.S.; and Thomas Kirk, Esq., F.L.S.
In conformity with Statute IV. of the Rules of the Institute, the following gentlemen were elected honorary members:—Alfred Newton, Esq., F.R.S.; Professor Wyville Thomson, F.R.S.; Robert M'Lachlan, Esq., F.L.S.
The number of members on the roll of the Institute is as follows:—
|Wellington Philosophical Society||158|
|Philosophical Institute of Canterbury||91|
Two honorary members are lost to the Institute since last report, by the death of Sir Charles Lyell and Dr. J. E. Gray; several valuable contributions in the zoology of New Zealand have appeared from time to time in the Transactions from the latter gentlemen.
Each of the above members receives a copy of Vol. VII.; the free list, herewith appended, are also supplied with copies, and the remainder reserved for sale at £1 1s. each. Local libraries and institutes can obtain copies at half-price.