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Volume 23, 1890
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Twenty-second Annual Report, 1889-90.

Meetings have been held during the past year on the following dates: 5th August, 4th October, 1889; and 7th February, 17th July, 1890.

The following are the Governors elected by the incorporated societies for the year: Mr. J. McKerrow, Mr. S. Percy Smith, and Mr. A. de B. Brandon.

The members retiring from the Board, in conformity with section 6 of the Act, were—Mr. W. T. L. Travers, the Hon. Mr. Waterhouse, and the Ven. Archdeacon Stock; and the following gentlemen have been appointed by His Excellency the Governor to fill the vacancies: Mr. W. T. L. Travers, the Hon. R. Pharazyn, and Mr. W. M. Maskell.

The members now on the roll of the Institute are,—

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Honorary members 29
Ordinary members—
Auckland Institute 216
Hawke's Bay Philosophical Institute 101
Wellington Philosophical Society 185
Philosophical Institute of Canterbury 86
Nelson Philosophical Society 42
Westland Institute 71
Otago Institute 142
Southland Institute 72
Making a total of 944

There is a vacancy in the list of honorary members, caused by the death of the Marquis of Normanby.

The volumes of Transactions now in stock are—Vol. I. (second edition), 270; Vol. V., 30; Vol. VI., 28; Vol. VII.,. 123; Vol. IX., 123; Vol. X., 156; Vol. XI., 45; Vol. XII., 50; Vol. XIII., 50; Vol. XIV., 73; Vol. XV., 185; Vol. XVI., 185; Vol. XVII., 220; Vol. XVIII., 167; Vol. XIX., 190; Vol. XX., 190; Vol. XXI., 200; Vol. XXII., not yet ully distributed.

The last volume of the Transactions (XXII.) was issued early in June, and contains sixty-two articles, also

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addresses and abstracts of articles which appear in the Proceedings. The volume, contains 607 pages of letterpress and 32 plates.

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

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1890. 1889.
Pages. Pages.
Miscellaneous 142 114
Zoology 244 148
Botany 56 120
Chemistry 4 15
Geology 62 84
Proceedings 52 48
Appendix 47 54
607 583

The expense of printing Vol. XXI. of the Transactions amounted to £248 11s. 4d. for 583 pages, and that for Vol. XXII. £284 6s. 9d. for 607 pages, the increase in cost being owing to extra expense on the plates.

The Honorary Treasurer's statement of accounts for the year is appended, and shows a balance in hand of £90 3s. 1d.

Appended is the correspondence regarding the handsome donation of books made by Mr. C. R. Carter.

James Hector,

Approved by the Board.

Robert Pharazyn,

Chairman.17th July, 1890.