Fifteenth Annual Report.
The Board held meetings on the following dates:—8th August, 25th October, 1882; 15th January and 20th March, 1883.
The members elected under clause 7 of the Act are: The Hon. Mr. Rolleston, Mr. J. McKerrow, and Mr. Martin Chapman. The following gentlemen were elected honorary members of the New Zealand Institute: Sir William Thomson, F.R.S.; Dr. W. B. Carpenter, F.R.S., C.B.; and Mr. R. L. Ellery, F.R.S.,—there now being twenty-seven honorary members.
The members now on the roll of the Institute are:
|Hawke's Bay Philosophical Society||108|
|Wellington Philosophical Society||289|
|Philosophical Institute of Canterbury||163|
The printing of Volume XV. was commenced on the 10th January and finished early in April, the first issue of the volumes being made about the 17th May. The volume contains sixty-two articles, also Presidents' Addresses and abstracts of papers, which appear with the Proceedings and Appendix. There are 586 pages of letter-press and 40 plates.
The following is a division of the contents of the volume for comparison with that of last year:—
The volumes now in stock are: Vol I. (second edition), 400; vol. II., none; vol. III., none; vol. IV., none; vol. V., 48; vol. VI., 47; vol. VII., 146; vol. VIII., 18; vol. IX., 150; vol. X., 8; vol. XI., 60; vol. XII., 65; vol. XIII., 68; vol. XIV., 90; vol. XV., not yet fully distributed.
From the Hon. Treasurer's statement of accounts it will be seen that there is a balance in hand of £77 14s. 7d.
The annual reports of various Government departments connected with the objects of the Institute under the Manager's direction are appended.
Approved by the Board, 3rd August, 1883.
Wm. F. Drummond Jervois,