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LITERARY AND PHILOSOPHICAL SOCIETY
SIXTY-SEVENTH SESSION, 1877-78.
LONGMANS, GREEN, READER, & DYER.
D. MARPLES & CO., LIMITED, LORD STREET.
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LIST OF SOCIETIES, ETC., TO WHICH THIS VOLUME IS
RE-ELECTION OF ASSOCIATES.
PRESIDENT'S INAUGURAL ADDRESS" Is
SCIENTIFIC MATERIALISM COMPATIBLE
Election of Honorary and Corresponding Members.
List of Plants exhibited by Mr. RICHARDSON.
Description of New Fresh Water Sponge from Salto
New form of Sprengel Pump, by Mr. C. H. STEARN.
Specimens of Fossil Shells, Physalia, etc., etc., by
Selections of Minerals, by Mr. MARRATT.
Mr. A. J. MOTT, on Mr. Stanley's Discoveries in Africa.
Rev. H. H. HIGGINS, M.A., on "Developmentalists
and Evolutionists; or, the Use of Dogma in
Conversation on Pisciculture, and the modern methods
of transportation of Ova, by Mr. MATHER, U.S.
Cast Shell of Cray Fish, by Mr. T. J. MOORE
Mr. JOSIAH MARPLES on "Amy Robsart, the Story
of her Married Life and her Death," with two
The Telephone, explained by Dr. CAMPBELL BROWN.
Report of the result of Soirée of Associated Literary,
Mr. THOMAS WARD, on "The Salt Lakes, Deserts,
Liquefaction of Gases and Manufacture of Rubies,
Mr. JAMES A. PICTON, F.S.A., on "Scientific Mate-
rialism from a Non-scientific Point of View."
Specimen of Down of Alsophila Pruinata, exhibited
and described by Mr. J. L. PALMER, R.N.
On Phonetic Spelling, by Mr. JOSIAH MARPLES.
Mr. J. N. SHOOLBRED, B.A., C.E., on "Tides in the
Letter from Mr. DUKINFIELD JONES descriptive of
Hutchinson's Tide-Tables, exhibited by Mr. G. F.
Mr. BARON L. BENAS, on "The Proverbs of Euro-
Phonograph, exhibited and explained by Mr. STEarn.
Rev. T. P. KIRKMAN, M.A., F.R.S., on "The Enu-
meration and Construction of the 9-Acral
9-Edra," with illustrations, and "The Construc-
"The Appendages of a rare Coleopterous Insect," by
Some Specimens of Silicified Wood from the "Argo"
Collection, analysed by Dr. CAMPBELL Brown.
Description of Observatory at Higher Bebington, by Mr