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The Anniversary Meeting of the Royal Society

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THE anniversary meeting of the Royal Society was held in the apartments of the Society at Burlington House, on St. Andrew's Day, November 30. The auditors of the treasurer's accounts having presented their report, the secretary tead the list of Fellows elected and deceased since the last anniversary. The Society has lost eleven fellows on the home list, and two foreign members, as follows:—

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