DR. D. H. SCOTT has recently received a diploma of congratulation from the Bavarian Academy of Science, through its president, Prof. K. Ritter von Goebel, on the jubilee of his degree of Ph.D. of the University of Würzburg. The degree was conferred on Dr. Scott on July 20, 1881. Dr. Scott is known chiefly for his work in palæobotany and in this field he has earned a world-wide reputation. He was elected a fellow of the Royal Society in 1894, and was awarded a Royal Medal in 1906 for his investigation and discoveries in connexion with the structure and relationships of fossil plants, and the Darwin Medal in 1926 for his work on the Pteridosperms. Prof. von Goebel, through whom the congratulatory diploma was sent, was elected a foreign member of the Royal Society in 1926. He is well known for his studies in plant organography, and is an authority on the Bryophyta. This recent further recognition of one of the leading British botanists by his German colleagues is a graceful tribute which will be widely appreciated.