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Volume 21, 1888

Twentieth Annual Report, 1887–88.

The Board held meetings on the 30th August and 30th September, 1887, and on the 13th February, 23rd March, and 9th May, 1888.

The following members retired from the Board in conformity with clause 6 of the New Zealand Institute Act: namely, Mr. W. T. L. Travers, Mr. Thomas Mason, and the Ven. Archdeacon Stock. These gentlemen were all reappointed by His Excellency the Governor.

The members elected as Governors of the Board by the incorporated societies are—Mr. J. McKerrow, F.R.A.S.; Mr. T. Kirk, F.L.S.; and Dr. Hutchinson.

There having occurred three vacancies in the list of honorary members of the Institute, the following elections took place: Professor McCoy, Baron C. von Ettingshausen, and Professor van Beneden.

The following are the members now belonging to the Institute:—

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 Honorary members 30
 Ordinary members—
  Auckland Institute 254
  Hawke's Bay Philosophical Institute 121
  Wellington Philosophical Society 253
  Philosophical Institute of Canterbury 117
  Nelson Philosophical Society 36
  Westland Institute 78
  Otago Institute 137
  Southland Institute 72
   Making a total of 1,098

The volumes of “Transactions” now in stock are—Vol. I. (second edition), 280; Vol. V., 35; Vol. VI., 30; Vol. VII., 130; Vol. IX., 130; Vol. X., 165; Vol. XI., 50; Vol. XII., 55; Vol. XIII., 55; Vol. XIV., 80; Vol. XV., 190; Vol. XVI., 200; Vol. XVII., 230; Vol. XVIII., 170; Vol. XIX., 200; Vol. XX., not yet fully distributed.

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The Volume XX. was published in June last, and contains 52 articles; also addresses and abstracts of articles which appear in the Proceedings. The volume contains 528 pages of letterpress and 22 plates.

The following is a comparison of the contents with that of the previous year's volume:—

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1888. Pages. 1887. Pages.
Miscellaneous 80 120
Zoology 140 212
Botany 116 114
Geology 96 134
Proceedings 47 48
Appendix 49 52
528 680

The cost of printing Vol. XIX. (new series) was £535 15s. 5d. for 680 pages, and the cost of the present volume—XX.—is £415 10s. for 528 pages.

The Honorary Treasurer's statement of accounts is appended, from which it will be observed that there is a credit balance of £130 4s. 9d., besides the sum of about £50 in the hands of the London Agent.

W. B. D. Mantell


Acting Manager.
Approved by the Board.
G. M. Waterhouse,
Chairman.
23rd July, 1888.