St. Nicholas Volume 13, PT. 2

St. Nicholas Volume 13, PT. 2

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1886 edition. Excerpt: ... essays or lectures, on Tuesdays and Thursdays, given by the active members, which lectures the passive members could attend if so inclined. After the lectures we generally had debates, and as each member had a different branch of Natural History to which he devoted his attention, the lectures and debates were not monotonous. We ran on pretty smoothly for about a year and a half, until the money in the treasury commenced to accumulate, when, with the exception of one or two members, the Chapter spontaneously combusted. We have never been able to rebuild it. We can hold no meetings. // exists, really, only in name, because the prospects for the future look rather dull. If you will allow our Chapter to remain on the list, I should much prefer you would do so. I have carried on investigations in various branches of zoology, but, as this is merely a report of the Chapter, I will not enter into details concerning them. I hope that the other Chapters will meet with better success than ours, though it may yet revive. Yours respectfully, F. A. Reynolds, Cor. Sec. U V arc sorry that this excellent Chapter experienced "spontaneous combustion," but we hope and believe that it will ere long also experience voluntary resurrection. 465, Waterville, Maine. Our president has moved away. The rest of us have been exceedingly busy. We have been obliged to vacate our room, and, as we could not get another, have had to store our specimens. But we are not dead yet! Far from it! It is only a case of suspended animation. Wc fully expect to take up work again this summer.--Charles W. Spencer, Sec. Not even "suspended animation;" the Chapter is only catehing its breath for more vigorous exertion. 470, Nicollet, Wis. Still prospering. We have a...show more

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  • Paperback | 258 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 14mm | 467g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236778634
  • 9781236778635