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    Naturevolume 30pages152154 (1884) | Download Citation



    THE meeting for organisation of the American Association for the Advancement of Science will be held on Thursday morning, September 4; and on Friday evening, September 5, after the address of the retiring President (Prof. Charles A. Young, ot the College of New Jersey), a general reception will be tendered by the citizens and ladies of Philadelphia to the members of the British and American Associations, and the ladies accompanying them. The British Association has been cordially invited, both by the American Association, to take part in their proceedings, and by the Local Committee representing citizens of Philadelphia, to accept the warm welcome which will be tendered them during the joint session. The Local Committee for the Philadelphia meeting is divided into a number of sub-committees, which have been specially created to render the stay of their visitors agreeable. It is earnestly requested that every one who intends to participate in this meeting will send his name, together with the number of ladies and gentlemen in his party, at as early a date as possible, to Dr. Persifor Frazer, Secretary of the Committee on Invitations and Receptions, 201, South Fifth Street, Philadelphia. During the week occupied by the session a number of receptions, entertainments, and excursions will be given, and a day will be set apart for the examination of the International Electrical Exhibition, to be held at Philadelphia, under the auspices of the Franklin Institute, and commencing September 2. By an arrangement between the Canadian and United States trunk lines, the members of the British Association will be furnished with first-class passage from Montreal to Philadelphia and return for 15 dollars (3l. is. 8d.), or for the single trip from Montreal to Philadelphia for 9 dollars (ll. 17s.). It is to be hoped that these rates will be further reduced before the members of the British Association will be ready to take advantage of them.

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