Abstract of Report for 1884.
During the past year the society had held eight general meetings, at which 9 papers on Geology, 8 on Botany, 10 on Zoology, and 5 on Miscellaneous subjects had been read. The re-arrangement of the library had afforded members greater convenience for consulting the valuable works now belonging to the society, which would be still further increased when the printed catalogue now being prepared of the whole collection was provided. Fourteen members had been elected during the year, making a total of 261 now on the roll. From the Treasurer's statement of accounts, it appears that the receipts for the year, including a balance of £145 1s. 11d, brought forward in February, 1884, amounted to
£289 19s. 11d., and the expenditure to £94 19s. 3d.; leaving a balance in hand of £195 0s. 8d. Several members who took a special interest in microscopical work had lately formed themselves into what might be called a microscopic section of the society. Those who possess microscopes, and would like to attend the meetings of the section, could do so, Mr. Maskell, who had been instrumental in inducing members to join in that work, being willing to furnish further information on the subject.