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THE

JOURNAL OF MICROSCOPY

AND

NATURAL SCIENCE:

THE JOURNAL OF

THE POSTAL MICROSCOPICAL SOCIETY.

EDITED BY

ALFRED ALLEN,

Honorary Secretary of the Postal Microscopical Society.

ASSISTED BY

SEVERAL MEMBERS OF THE COMMITTEE.

VOL. V.

London:
BAILLIÉRE, TINDALL, & cox, KING WILLIAM ST.,

STRAND, W.C.

Bath :
I, CAMBRIDGE PLACE.

Smo
1886.

C. SEERS, PRINTER, ARGYLE STREET, BATH.

Preface.

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HE JOURNAL OF MICROSCOPY AND NATURAL SCIENCE

has now reached its Fifth Volume, and we may congratulate ourselves upon the steady increase in the number of our subscribers and readers as a proof of its good standing and prosperity.

The testimony we so frequently receive as to the aid of the Notes selected from the Note Books of the Postal Microscopical Society, in opening up new avenues for enquiry in Microscopical study, more especially with respect to their value for constant reference, is of itself sufficient to increase our expectation of a more extended and substantial success.

We have taken care to select from the contributions sent to us, only such articles as we feel certain would be of the greatest interest and usefulness to all engaged in Natural Science; and we earnestly ask the co-operation of our friends, and especially the members of the Postal Microscopical Society, to help us in extending the circulation of our Journal, so that the influence of the work may be felt in yet wider circles.

With respect to Reviews and Notices of New Works, it is our desire to notice every book sent to us whatever be its position in the ranks of literature, our aim being simply to give such a description of it as will at once satisfy our readers that it is, or is not, such a one as they may require.

It is with much satisfaction that we look back to the work of the past year; it was a period of great labour, and of much anxiety, which however has borne goodly fruit, and we beg very cordially to thank our numerous contributors for their valuable papers.

Our thanks are also due to Dr. Muter, Editor of the Analyst, for permission to transfer to our pages the interesting paper on Microscopic Crystallisation, and for the loan of the blocks from which the plates illustrating it were printed.

Nor must we omit to thank very heartily our many subscribers for their generous and liberal support. We are pleased to be able to inform them that we have a number of very excellent papers in store for our Sixth Volume. We also beg to state that a General Index is in preparation, and will be issued with the October part of Vol. VI.

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THE JOURNAL OF MICROSCOPY

AND
NATURAL SCIENCE:

THE JOURNAL OF
The POSTAL MICROSCOPICAL SOCIETY.

JANUARY, 1886.

Presidential Address.

OCTOBER 7TH, 1885.

President: Rev. E. T. STUBBS, M.A.

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N taking my seat as your President for this year,

I have to thank you in the first instance for the honour you have done me, in electing me to this high position, for which I feel myself so unworthy.

You will allow me in taking the chair, to say a few words about our Society itself. I feel that those words are to reach forth to a further and a wider circle than that now before me, and that they will become known, not only to the members

of the Postal Microscopical Society who are in this room, and to the kind visitors and guests who have honoured us with their presence, but to many others besides.

This address, then, is for a more extended audience than this room contains, for I know that by means of our Journal, as well as by other ways, what I say now will be read by the members of

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