THE Times of September 18 published an account of a conversation which Mr. Trevor-Battye, on his return from his recent journey in Spitzbergen, had with a representative of Renter's Agency. To this report we are indebted for the following particulars. As will be remembered, Mr. Trevor-Battye was a member of Sir Martin Conway's expedition (an account of the doings of a section of which appeared in NATURE of September 10, from the pen of Dr. J. W. Gregory), and, as arranged, left Sir Martin Conway, Dr. Gregory, and Mr. Garwood, in company with Mr. Conway, the artist, and Pedersen, of Tromsö, near Advent Bay for the purpose of exploring some of the northern parts of the island. The first object was to explore Dickson Bay, the most northerly bay in Ice Fjord, the northern part of which had never been mapped. In this work the explorers seem to have met with very considerable difficulties from flowing ice and the remains of the old winter pack.