Fourth Meeting: 11th February, 1902.
Mr. G. V. Hudson, President, in the chair.
New Members.—Dr. Archer Hosking, of Masterton; Messrs. A. B. Chalmers, Gerald Fitzgerald, A. E. Pearce; and William Gray, of Palmerston North.
Papers.—1. “Embryology of New Zealand Lepidoptera,” by Ambrose Quail, F.E.S. (Transactions, p. 226.)
2. “On a Marine Galaxias from the Auckland Islands,” by Captain Hutton, F.R.S. (Transactions, p. 198.)
3. “On the Latent Heat of Fusion of the Elements and Compounds,” by P. W. Robertson; communicated by Professor Easterfield. (Transactions, p. 501.)
Sir James Hector and Professor Easterfield spoke in high terms of the accuracy of Mr. Robertson's work, and of the great importance of his discovery. It would be known, the professor thought, as “Robertson's Law.”
4. “On the Phenomena of Variation and their Symbolic Expression,” by E. G. Brown. (Transactions, p. 520.)
Sir James Hector said that Mr. Brown was doing substantial and valuable work in one of the obscure corners of scientific research.
5. “On the Horizontal Component of the Earth's Motion in Space,” by D. Hector; communicated by Sir J. Hector. (Transactions, p. 513.)
6. “Mathematical Treatment of the Problem of Production, Rent, Interest, and Wages,” by D. Hector; communicated by Sir J. Hector. (Transactions, p. 514.)
7. Notes on New Zealand Fishes,” by Sir J. Hector. (Transactions, p. 239.)
8. “The Vapour Densities of the Fatty Acids,” by P. W. Robertson; communicated by Professor Easterfield. (Transactions, p. 499.)*
[Footnote] * For discussion, see p. 570.