IT is with most corporations, and especially with an ancient corporation like the Royal Society, a matter of some practical moment to maintain continuity of life and action, and it is always interesting to record that continuity. The “Record of the Royal Society” has this, apparently, as its aim. The “Year-book of the Royal Society,” published some few months ago, contains, so the preface to the “Record” informs us, information which is liable to change, and the “Yearbook” will accordingly be issued annually; but “the ’Record’ contains information, largely historical, such as will not need more than slight additions from time to time,” and it is intended therefore to issue new editions of this only at intervals of a few years, as may be found desirable.
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X. The Royal Society and its Hand-Books1. Nature 56, 343–344 (1897). https://doi.org/10.1038/056343b0