Transactions of the Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts and Letters
volume IV (1876-1877)
Report of the secretary: seventh annual meeting, pp. -271 PDF (763.1 KB)
PROCEEDINGS OF THE ACADEMY. LSince February, 1876.1 REPORT OF THE SECRETARY. ROOMS OF WIscONSIN ACADEMY OF ScIENcE, ARTS AND LETTERS, CAPITOL, MADISON, WISCONSIN. SEVENTH ANNUAL MEETING. Held at Madison, Wisconsin. FIRST SESSION. February 13, 1877. Academy met at 7:30 P. M. Usual routine of business. Prof. Davies, General Secretary, called attention to the many valuable exchanges received from foreign and American societies, and the urgent necessity of providing proper rooms and cases for them. Prof. Allen, Prof. Chamberlin and Gen. Delaplaine were appointed a committee for such purpose. Remarks were made by Prof. Carpenter upon the death of Prof. J. H. Eaton, of Beloit, and a committee consisting of Dr. Chapin, Prof. Chamberlin, of Beloit and Dr. S. H. Carpenter, of Madison, were appointed to draw up an account of the life and work of Prof. Eaton. A very interesting paper on a mode of illustrating Phylotaxis, by means of a model, was read by E. A. Birge, Esq., of the University of Wisconsin. Dr. P. R. Hoy, President of the Academy, read a paper upon an elephant's tooth containing an iron bullet. He explained how the bullet sank into the pulp and appeared in another part of the tooth three feet off. Profs. Chamberlin and Allen, and Gen. Delaplaine were appointed a com- mittee to memorialize the Governor in regard to more ample room for the accommodation of the books and specimens of the Academy. SECOND SESSION. February 14, 1877. Academy met at 9:30 A. M., President Hoy in the chair. On account of the unavoidable absence of the secretary, Hon. E. E. Woodman, of Baraboo, was chosen Secretary pro tem.
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