Miss GRACE WIGGLESWORTH retires in September from the Manchester Museum, where she has served in the Botanical Section as assistant keeper since 1910. An old pupil of the Manchester High School, she entered Owens College in 1900 and graduated B.Sc. with honours in botany in 1903. In the same year "The Victoria University of Manchester" received its title, and Miss Wigglesworth continued her botanical studies in the University as an honorary research fellow until 1907. During this period she published several papers, the first in 1902 in vol. 1 of the New Phytologist, entitled "Notes on the Rhizome of Matonia pectinata, R.Br.". This was followed by "A Note on the Cotyledons of Ginkgo biloba and Cycas revoluta" (Ann. Bot.; 1903), "The Papillae of the Epidermoidal Layer of the Calamitean Root" (Ann. Bot.; 1904) and "The Young Sporophyte of Lycopodium complanatum and L. clavatum" (Ann. Bot.; 1907).