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............... 119

Experiments to determine the Efficiency of Continuous and Self-acting

Breaks for Railway Trains. By William FAIRBAIRN, F.R.S. ....... 76

Report of Dublin Bay Dredging Committee for 1858–59. By Pro-

fessor J. R. Kisahan, M.D., F.L.S., M.R.I..........

Report on Observations of Luminous Meteors, 1858–59. By the Rev.

Baden Powell, M.A., F.R.S., F.R.A.S., F.G.S., Savilian Professor

of Geometry in the University of Oxford ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 81

Report on a Series of Skulls of various Tribes of Mankind inhabiting

Nepal, collected, and presented to the British Museum, by BRYAN

H. Hodgson, Esq., late Resident in Nepal, &c. &c. By Professor

Owen, F.R.S., Superintendent of the Natural History Departments

in the British Museum ..........

.............................. 95

Report of the Committee, consisting of Messrs. Maskelyne, Hadow,

Hardwich, and Llewelyn, on the Present State of our Knowledge

regarding the Photographic Image ................................

............ 103

Report of the Belfast Dredging Committee for 1859. By George C.

HYNDMAN, President of the Belfast Natural History and Philoso-

phical Society ...........

......... 116

Continuation of Report of the Progress of Steam Navigation at Hull.

By James OLDHAM, Esq., Hull, M.I.C.E...

Mercantile Steam Transport Economy as affected by the Consumption

of Coals. By Charles Atherton, Chief Engineer, Royal Dock-

yard, Woolwich ...

........... 124

Report on the present state of Celestial Photography in England. By

WARREN DE LA RUE, Ph.D., F.R.S., Sec. R.A.S. &c. ...

On the Orders of Fossil and Recent Reptilia, and their Distribution in

Time. By Professor Owen, F.R.S. .......

.................. 153

On some Results of the Magnetic Survey of Scotland in the years 1857

and 1858, undertaken, at the request of the British Association, by the

late John Welsh, Esq., F.R.S. By BALFOUR STEWART, A.M. ... 167

The Patent Laws.-Report of Committee on the Patent Laws. Pre-

sented by W. FAIRBAIRN, F.R.S.

............. 191

Lunar Influence on the Temperature of the Air. By J. Park Har-

RISON, M.A..............

............ 193

An Account of the Construction of the Self-recording Magnetographs

at present in operation at the Kew Observatory of the British Asso-

ciation. By BALFOUR STEWART, M.A. .......... .............. 200

Report on the Theory of Numbers.—Part I. By H. J. Stephen Smith,

M.A., F.C.S., Fellow of Balliol College, Oxford ......... ........... 228

Report of the Committee on Steam-ship performance .........

268

Report of the Proceedings of the Balloon Committee of the British As-

sociation appointed at the Meeting at Leeds ............

....................... 289

Preliminary Report on the Solubility of Salts at Temperatures above

100° Cent., and on the Mutual Action of Salts in Solution. By

William K. Sullivan, Professor of Chemistry to the Catholic

University of Ireland, and the Museum of Irish Industry...............

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