Address of His Excellency John A. Andrew, to the Two Branches of the Legislature of Massachusetts, January 6, 1865

Address of His Excellency John A. Andrew, to the Two Branches of the Legislature of Massachusetts, January 6, 1865

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1865 edition. Excerpt: ...contribution on conditions which will double the amount, and which are now in process of being fulfilled. Natural History. The Boston Society of Natural History has removed its collections to the new building on the land granted by the Commonwealth on the Back Bay, where its Museum, open to the public on stated days, attracts a large and increasing number of visitors, including many who frequent it for special and systematic study. The important additions to the Museum and library, and the zeal of its scientific meetings, since the opening of the new building in June last, give assurance of the benefits which its enlarged means of usefulness will enable it to confer on the science and education of the Commonwealth. - This Commonwealth was among the first to show its appreciation of the practical bearings of scientific inquiry, by providing for geological, botanical and zoological surveys. The Reports which were the fruits of these surveys have not only been widely recognized as important contributions to knowledge, but have furnished an example and an incentive to similar explorations in other parts of the United States. The report of Mr. Emerson on the Trees of Massachusetts has been once reprinted, and that of Dr. Harris on the Insects Injurious to Vegetation has been brought out in a third edition, enriched with additions and illustrations. Belonging to the same series is the Report on the Invertebrate Animals of Massachusetts, prepared by Dr. A. A. Gould, and published by the Commonwealth in 1841. This volume, notwithstanding the unavoidable incompleteness of a first report, has been so much demanded abroad, as well as at home, that it has been for many years out of print. Its author, during the long interval since its publication, has...show more

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  • English
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  • 1236490886
  • 9781236490889