THE Year Book for 1917 of the Carnegie Institution of Washington has now reached us in its complete form. Attention has already been directed to the report of the president of the institution with which the Year Book, which was published previously Separately, opens, and the opportunity provided by the receipt of the complete volume may be taken to refer fo the financial records of the institution. During the year ending October 31, 1917, the total financial receipts of the institution reached 285,120l.; of this amount 220,100l. represented interest on endowment, 20,100l. interest on deposits in banks, and 36,000l. amounts derived from miscellaneous sources. The total of the yearly incomes of the institution since its foundation in 1902 amounts to 2,886,665l.