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Volume 15, 1882
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Fourteenth Annual Report.

The Board held meetings on the 28th July, and 11th November, 1881.

The retiring members, in conformity with the Act, were Messrs. W. T.

L. Travers, T. Mason, and the Hon. G. R. Johnson, all of whom were reappointed by His Excellency the Governor.

The elected members under clause 7 of the Act are: Mr. Justice Gillies, the Hon. Wm. Rolleston and Mr. James McKerrow.

There are now five vacancies on the roll of honorary members.

The members on the roll of the Institute now number:—

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Honorary members 25
Ordinary members—
Auckland Institute 301
Hawke's Bay Philosophical Institute 107
Wellington Philosophical Society 277
Westland Institute 100
Philosophical Institute of Canterbury 197
Otago Institute 213
Southland Institute 65
1,285

The Nelson Association having withdrawn from incorporation, the number is nominally less than that for last year by fifty members.

The printing of Volume XIV. was commenced in February and completed early in April, a portion of the edition being ready for issue towards the end of May. The volume contains seventy-eight articles, also Presidents' Addresses and abstracts of papers, which appear in the Proceedings and Appendix. There are 610 pages of letter-press and 39 plates.

The following is a division of the contents of the volume for comparison with last year's work:—

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1882. 1881.
Pages. Pages.
Miscellaneous 200 170
Zoology 144 79
Botany 104 147
Chemistry 16 4
Geology 52 21
Proceedings 54 42
Appendix 40 40
610 503
– 514 –

The volumes of the Transactions now on hand are—Vol. I., 410; vol. II., none; vol. III., none; vol. IV., none; vol. V., 50; vol. VI., 50; vol. VII., 150; vol. VIII., 20; vol. IX., 160; vol. X., 10; vol. XI., 70; vol. XII., 70; vol. XIII., 70; vol. XIV., not yet fully distributed.

From the Hon. Treasurer's balance-sheet it will be seen that there is a balance of £5 11s. 10d. to the credit of the Board, against which there is the balance due to the publishers of £12 13s. 2d.; on the other hand there is a considerable balance from the sale of volumes in the hands of the London Agents.

The Annual Reports of the various departments connected with the Institute are appended.

James Hector,


Manager.
Approved by the Board, 8th August, 1882:

G. Randall Johnson,


Chairman.