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THE Royal Commission on Scientific Instruction and the Advancement of Science has already begun work. A second meeting was held on the 31st ult. at Devonshire House. Present: The Duke of Devonshire, K.G., chairman; the Marquis of Lansdowne; Sir J. Lubbock, Bart., M.P., F.R.S.; Sir J. P. Kay Shuttleworth, Bart.; Mr. B. Samuelson, M.P.; Dr. Sharpey, Sec. R.S.; Professor Huxley, F.R.S.; Dr. W. A. Miller, Treas. R.S.; and the secretary, Mr. J. Norman Lockyer, F.R.S.

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Notes. Nature 2, 88–90 (1870).

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