Report of the Annual Meeting, 48. köide

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Catalogue of the Oscillationfrequencies of Solar Rays drawn up under
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Report of the Committee consisting of Professor Cayley Dr Farr Mr
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Ttfird Report of the Committee consisting of Dr Joule Professor Sir
102
Report on the best Means for the Development of Light from CoalGas
108
Fourteenth Report of the Committee for Exploring Kents Cavern Devon
124
Fifth Report of a Committee consisting of Professor A S Herschel M A
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Report of the Committee consisting of the Rev II F BarnesLawrence
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Report of the Anthropometric Committee consisting of Dr Farr Lord
152
Report of the Committee consisting of Dr A W Williamson Professor
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Report of the Committee consisting of Professor Cayley F R S Professor
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Heveoth Report of the Committee consisting of Professor Everett Professor
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irth Report of the Committee consisting of Professor Prestwich Professor
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Bort on the Present State of our Knowledge of the Crustacea Part
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2eport of a Committee consisting of Professor Rolleston MajorGeneral
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Second Report of the Committee consisting of Professor Sir William
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Report on Sunspots and Rainfall By Charles Meldrum F R S 2iO
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Sixth Report of the Committee consisting of Sir JonN Lubbock Birt Pro
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Report of the Committee consisting of James R Napier F R S Sir
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Section A MATHEMATICAL AND PHYSICAL SCIENCE
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On a Spectroscope of unusually large Aperture By G J Stoney
441
On the Cause of Travelling Motion of Spheroidal Drops By G John
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MONDAY AUGUST 19 1878
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On a New Form of ElectroRegistering Apparatus By Dennt Lane
454
On the Law of Force to any Point when the Orbit is a Conic By J
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On Certain Special Enumerations of Primes By J W L Glaibher
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TUESDAY AUG1ST 20 1878
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On the Limits of Hypotheses regarding the Physical Properties of
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Anderson
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MONDAY AUGUST 19 1878
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On the supposed Radiolarians and Diatoms of the Coalmeasures By Professor W C Williamson F R S
564
On the Nectar of Flowers By Alex S Wilson M A B Sc
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Notes on some Dimorphic Plants By Alex S Wilson M A B Sc
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On the Sixcelled Glands of Cephalotns and their similarity to the Glands of Sarracenia purpurea By Alexander Dickson M D Regius Professor of Bot...
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Some rare Scottish Alpine Plants By Dr I Bayley Balfour 670
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TUESDAY AUGUST 20 1878
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The Mammoth in Siberia By Henry H IIoworth F S A 671
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THURSDAY AUGUST 15 1878
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Address bv Mr John Evans D C L F R S F S A F G S President
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TUESDAY AUGUST 20 1878
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Address by Professor J K Ingram LL D M R I A President of the Section 041
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Report of Committee on Common Measure of Value in Direct Taxation
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TUESDAY AUGUST 20 1878
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Section G MECHANICAL SCIENCE
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Address by Mr Edward Easton O E President of the Section 670
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On the Drainage of the Fenland considered in relation to the Conservancy
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Report of Committee on Instruments for Measuring the Speed of Ships
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Od the Present State of Electric Lighting By James N Shoolbred
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On the Dublin Waterworks By Parke Neville
712
On Impediments to the prompt carrying out of the principles conceded
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On some Fluor Compounds of Vanadium Bv Professor H E Roscoe
On the Eighteen Coordinates of a Conic in Space By William Spottis
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Report on proposed Kentifh Explorations
54
Report on Fossils of N W Highlands of Scotland 54J
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