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behalf of the establishment of meteorological observations at certain stations in Massachusetts, was authorized to apply to his Excellency the Governor for the appropriation recently made for that purpose, and to superintend its expenditure in furtherance of the object for which it was appropriated.

Mr. Eliot also gave an account of an organ with perfect intonation, the octave being divided into thirty-seven parts, which has recently been constructed, and is now on exhibition in Boston.

Dr. Locke, of Cincinnati, at his own request, made to the Chairman of the Rumford Committee, had leave to withdraw his communication on the Electro-Chronograph, &c., and to substitute another, if he shall think proper to do so.

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FROM JUNE, 1849, TO JUNE, 1850. Kops and Trappen. Flora Batava : Fasc. 137, 152, 153, 154, 155, 156, 158, 159. Also, Title and Index to Vol. X. 4to. Amsterdam, 1849. From the Netherlands Government, through W. S. Campbell, Esq., U. S. Consul at Rotterdam.

W. W. Greenough. The Conquering Republic, an Oration delivered before the Municipal Authorities of the City of Boston, July 4th, 1849. 8vo pamph. 1849. From the Author.

B. A. Gould, Jr. Review of Herschel's Outlines of Astronomy. 8vo pamph. Cambridge, 1849. From the Author.

The American Journal of Science and Arts. Second Series, Vol. VIII., Nos. 23, 24, 25, 26. From the Editors.

S. Lovén. Index Molluscorum Litora Scandinavia Occidentalia Habitantum. Faunæ Prodromum. (Öfversigt af K. Vet. Akad. Förh. 1846, 13 Maji, 10 Junii.) — Malacozoologi. (Öfversigt af K. Vet. Akad. Förh. d. 9 Juni 1847.) Holmiæ, 1846 - 47. 8vo pamph. From the Author.

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J. H. Maedler. Tabula Generalis Stellarum Duplicium Indicationem

Motus Gyratorii Exhibentium. Dorpati, 1849. folio pamph. From the Author.

Prof. R. S. McCulloh. Report from the Secretary of the Treasury, of Scientific Investigations in Relation to Sugar and Hydrometers. Made under the Superintendence of Professor A. D. Bache. Revised Edition. Washington, 1848. 8vo. From the Hon. R. C. Winthrop.

Patent-Office Report for 1847. Washington, 1848. 8vo. From the Hon. R. C. Winthrop.

N. D. Wailly. Elements de Paleographie. Paris, 1838. 2 vols. folio. From the French Minister of Public Instruction, through Mr. Alexander Vattemare.

The Report of the British Association for the Advancement of Science, for the Year 1848. 8vo. London, 1849. From the British Association.

Prof. Mitchell. Manner of Observing and Recording the Celestial Phenomena by a Machine. (A newspaper published at Cincinnati, 19th Sept., 1849. With a Plate.) From Prof. Mitchell.

Prof. C. B. Adams. Monograph of Stoastoma, a new Genus of new Operculated Land Shells. Amherst, Mass., Sept., 1849. 4to pamph. From the Author.

Victor Jubien. Poesies, Vaudevilles, &c. Maurice, 1842. From the Author

Victor Jubien. Precis de Rhetorique, suivi des Règles auxquelles sont assujettis les differents Ouvrages de Litterature. Maurice, 1843. From the Author.

James D. Dana. Geology of the United States Exploring Expedition. 1 vol. 4to. With an Atlas of Plates. folio. Philadelphia, 1849. From the Author.

Prof. C. B. Adams. Contributions to Conchology, Nos. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. 8vo pamph. Amherst, Massachusetts, 1849 – 50. From the Author.

Hon. R. C. Winthrop. An Address before the Maine Historical Society, at Bowdoin College. Boston, 1849. Svo pamph. From the Author.

Alfred Smee. Elements of Electro-Biology; or the Voltaic Mech. anism of Man; of Electro-Pathology, especially of the Nervous System; and of Electro-Therapeutics. 8vo. London, 1849. From the Author.

Col. Edward Sabine. Directions for the Use of a Small Appa

ratus to be employed with a Ship’s Standard Compass, for the Purpose of ascertaining at any Time, whether at Sea or in Harbour, the changing Part of the Deviation, which is usually different in different Parts of the Globe. Svo pamph. London, 1849. From the Royal Society of London.

Proceedings of the Royal Society, for 1847 and 1848. Nos. 69, 70, 71, 72. From the Society.

Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society for 1848. Do. for 1849, Part First. 4to. — Catalogue of the Members of the Royal Society, 1847, and Do. for 1848. From the Society.

George Ticknor. History of Spanish Literature. New York, 1849. 3 vols. 8vo. From the Author.

Transactions of the Royal Irish Academy. Vol. XXII. 1848 - 49. 4to. Dublin, 1849. From the Academy.

Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy. Vol. III. 1845 – 47. Vol. IV., Parts 1 and 2. 1847 – 49. Svo. Dublin. From the Academy,

M. Tuomey. Report on thé Geology of South Carolina. 4to. Columbia. 1848.

Robert W. Gibbes, M. D. New Species of Myliobates from the Eocene of South Carolina, with other Genera, not heretofore observed in the United States. 4to pamph. From the Author, through Dr. Warren.

Transactions of the Zoological Society of London. Vol. III., Parts 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. From the Zoological Society.

Annuaire Magnetique et Métérologique du Corps des Ingenieurs des Mines, ou Recueil d'Observations Métérologique et Magnetique Faites dans l'étendue de l'Empire de Russie et publiées par A. T. Kupffer, Directeur, etc. Année 1845. Nos. 1, 2. 4to. St. Petersburg, 1848. — Resumé des Observations Métérologique Faites dans l'Empire de Russie, etc. ler Cahier. St. Petersburg, 1846. From the Imperial Academy of St. Petersburg.

Occultations visible in the United States during the Year 1850. Computed by John Downes, at the Expense of the Fund appropriated by Congress for the Establishment of a Nautical Almanac, and published by the Smithsonian Institution. 4to. Washington, 1849. From the Hon. R. C. Winthrop.

Astronomical Journal, Nos. 1 to 9. From the Editor, Benjamin A. Gould, Jr.

Magnetical and Meteorological Observations at the Magnetic and Meteorological Observatory at the Girard College, Philadelphia. Made under the Direction of Prof. A. D. Bache. 1840 – 45. 3 vols. 8vo. Plates, 1 vol. Washington, 1847. (Pub. Doc.) From the Hon. R.. C. Winthrop.

Annual Report of the Commissioner of Patents for the Year 1848. 8vo. Washington. From H. I. Bowditch.

Joseph Leidy, M. D. 1. History and Anatomy of the Hemipterous Genus Belostoma (Art. 6, in Jour. Acad. Natural Sciences, Philadel. phia). — 2. Descriptions of Two Species of Distoma, with a Partial History of one of them. Plate. (Art. 26, Vol. I., N. S., Jour. Acad. Nat. Sc.) From the Author.

F. C. Zantedeschi. Annali di Fisica. Fasc. 2, 3, 4. 8vo pamph. Padova, 1849 - 50. From the Author.

Report of the Select Committee of the Legislature of 1849, on the Publication of the Natural History of the State of New York. 8vo. Albany, 1850.

Prof. C. B. Adams. Monograph of Vitrenella, a new Genus of new Species of Turbinidæ. Amherst, 1850. From the Author.

James D. Dana. On the Isomorphism and Atomic Volume of some Minerals, with a Table of Atomic Weights. (From the American Journal of Science and Arts.) Svo pamph. March, 1850. From the Author.

Descriptions of the Instruments and Process used in the Photographic Self-Registration of the Magnetical and Meteorological Instruments at the Royal Observatory, Greenwich (extracted from the Introduction to the Greenwich Magnetical and Meteorological Obs., 1847). 4to pamph. London.

Letters on Certain Passages in the Life of Admiral Sir John Hawkins. (Temp. Elizabeth.) From John Paine Collier, Esq., and Captain W. H. Smyth.' 4to pamph. London, 1850.

Boston Journal of Natural History. Vol. IV., No. 1. 8vo. Boston, 1850. From Soc. Nat. Hist.

U. S. Coast Survey. Maps of Huntington Bay, Harbours of Captains Island East, and Captains Island West, and Mouth of Chester River. From Prof. A. D. Bache, Superintendent of U. S. C. S., by request of Hon. R. C. Winthrop.

Catalogue of the New York State Library, January, 1850. 8vo. Albany, 1850. From the Regents of the University of the State of New York.

Proceedings of the Royal Astronomical Society. Vol. X., No. 2. Dec. 14, 1849. From the Royal Astr. Soc.

Astronomical Observations made at the Royal Observatory, Greenwich, in the Year 1847. 4to. London, 1849.

Message from the Governor of Pennsylvania, transmitting the Reports of the Joint Commissioners, and of Col. Graham, U. S. Engineers, in Relation to the Boundary Lines between the States of Pennsylvania, Delaware, and Maryland. 8vo pamph. Harrisburg, 1850. From Col. J. D. Graham.

B. A. Gould, Jr. Report to the Smithsonian Institution, on the History of the Discovery of Neptune. 8vo pamph. Washington, 1850. From the Author.

Prof. C. B. Adams. Contributions to Conchology. Nos. 6 and 7. 8vo pamph. From the Author.

Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society. Vol. V., No. 44. From the Society.

Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia. Vol. IV., Nos. 9, 10, 11, 12. Vol. V., No. 1. 8vo pamph. 1849– 50. From the Academy.

Journal of the Academy of Natural Sciences, Philadelphia. Vol. I. 8vo. Vol. I., New Series, 4 Parts. 4to. Philadelphia, 1848 - 49. From the Academy.

Third Annual Report of the Regents of the University, of the Condition of the State Cabinet of Natural History, and the Historical and Antiquarian Collections annexed thereto. (State Document.) 1850. 8vo. From the Regents of the New York University.

Mémoires de la Société de Physique et d'Histoire Naturelle de Genève. Tom. XII., 1Partie. Geneva, 1849. 4to. From the Society.

Premier Supplement au Tome XII. des Mém. Soc. Phys. et d'Hist. Nat. Genèv. — Observations Astronomiques Faites à l'Observatoire de Genève dans l'Année 1846, par E. Plantamour. VI'. Serie. Geneva, 1848. - Second Suppl. au Tome XII., etc., etc. Geneva, 1849. 4to. From the Society.

Tables des Comptes Rendus des Séances de l'Academie des Sciences. Deuxième Semestre, 1847. Tom. XXV. - Comptes Rendus Hebdominaires des Séances de l'Academie des Sciences; par MM. les Secretaires Perpetuels. Tom. XXVI. 1848. Premier Semestre, Nos. 1-25. From the Academy of Sciences.

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