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WE are glad to learn that at the Naval Review (some lessons suggested by which we may refer to in a future number) 120 official invitations were sent out to men of science, while many were hospitably entertained by the Peninsular and Oriental, the Orient, the British India, and the Cable-Laying Companies. Some time next century we may hope that the existence of science, of a Royal Society, and of eminent scientific men employed in the public departments, may dawn upon the then Lord Chamberlain.

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Notes . Nature 36, 305–308 (1887).

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