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different fields, and it is with gratitude that the University desires to share
in the celebration. The University of Bombay is specially anxious to be
identified with the celebration because the Royal Society has during its
history taken such a very large interest in the development of inquiry in the



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tropics and specially in India. Several of its leaders, and notably Sir Joseph
Banks, President of the Royal Society in the latter part of the eighteenth
century, and Sir Joseph Dalton Hooker, one of its most eminent members
in the nineteenth century, spent much of their life and strength in investigation
into tropical conditions, and were almost the first to draw attention to the
important light which such inquiry would shed on general scientific questions.
The interest in tropical and Indian questions has not flagged since that time,
and the Society has again and again placed its experience at the disposal
of the Government of India and private bodies in this country. At the
present time it acts as the adviser of the Indian Government on matters
connected with scientific inquiry in India, and also as an advisory body
on the management of the Observatories in India. It has Committees which
are studying tropical diseases which are among our worst scourges. And the
Royal Society has always shown itself willing to assist with advice and counsel,
any public body which appealed to it. The University of Bombay, therefore,
joins in congratulating the Royal Society of London on the present occasion,
on the noble part it has played in the advancement of knowledge in the past,
and wishes for it a future even more glorious, in which it will appear that the
present commemoration represents but the beginning of a new era of advance-
ment and usefulness.

Bombay, June 20th, 1912.



UNIVERSITY OF CALCUTTA

A CONGRATULATORY ADDRESS TO THE ROYAL SOCIETY

1. Those who daily improve the modern world by new discoveries, who
spend their lives in search after truths about the material world, who plunging
deep into the ocean of science collect gems, may those sober-minded scientists
live for ever for the benefit of this world.

2. Many learned men were born, will be born, and are being born on this
earth which was created long ago ; but indeed there are few who are really
successful and who by diving into the ocean of science have found out hidden
gems.

3. The Creator, hoary with age, created the universe with the earth and
other elements ; but surely he concealed the forces of material objects.
A new creator, more powerful than the first, being born discovered the long-
hidden forces of material objects.

4. In the store-house of the universe created by the aged sage Brahma
many precious things were kept hidden ; but Newton breaking open the doors
of superstition revealed a new method of discovery.

5. May the bright glory of the Royal Society, founded by him, continue to
shine through Royal patronage as long as the Sun and the Moon endure. It



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is time for us to celebrate the jubilee, now that it has completed its two
hundred and fiftieth year of existence.

6. Electricity, fire, water, and other elements that were ever known as
inanimate things caught in the machines (of the Society) toil like ghosts
discharging vapour (tears), and constantly propel steam-ships, etc. during the
day and night : seeing this wonderful mechanical skill the Creator himself is
now surprised.

7. Within London lies the famous tank, called the Royal Society, in whose
waters of science on white lotuses plays the Goddess of Learning in her
splendour and where the Sun of knowledge never sets but always shines out of
joy. To add to the beauty of that tank we send this fresh blooming lotus
(Praphullachandra) of our own country.

8. May the garland of this poem composed by Asutosh and presented by
him with deep regard be accepted. If the savants living in the garden of
science wear it as an ornament, then his labour will be requited.

Calcutta University, May, 1912.

ASUTOSH MOOKERJEE, Vice-Chancellor.



UNIVERSITY OF MADRAS

London, 16 July, 1912. To THE PRESIDENT OF THE ROYAL SOCIETY OF LONDON.
Sir, Under instructions from the Vice- Chancellor, I have the honour to convey
to the Royal Society of London the congratulations of the University of
Madras on the occasion of the two hundred and fiftieth Anniversary of the
Society. Like all other academic or learned bodies, the University of Madras
most cordially recognizes the great work which the Royal Society has done in
extending the bounds of natural knowledge and in maintaining the high
traditions which ought to be associated with the pursuit of that knowledge.
I have the honour to be, Sir, Your most obedient servant,

A. CRICHTON MITCHELL, Delegate, University of Madras.



ASIATIC SOCIETY OF BENGAL, CALCUTTA

[Translation from the original Sanskrit,]

THE ASIATIC SOCIETY OF INDIA offers her respects, regards, and reverence to
the august Royal Society of august England, the importer of scientific know-
ledge.

Be it known :

How can one describe thy glory, O Society ? Full two centuries and a half
have elapsed since thy foundation at the command of the Sovereign. Asia



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offers her tribute to Europe in the garb of this eulogy of thee. May the wise
rejoice at the sight of this union of ours, so beneficial to the world. Vibhvana,
Vaja and Rbhu, celebrated in the Rig Veda, these three together rejuvenated
their old father and attained to heaven. Still higher and all unrivalled is the
region that you have reached by rejuvenating the old world through Science
and Art.

Vayu, Varuna, Agni, the Asvins, Rudras and Vasus, worshipped by the
Aryans of old, have been praised in beautiful hymns in the Vedas ; through
thy constantly employing all of them in devoted service for the good of
humanity, thy glory, moving among the regions of the air and the waters,
extends over the earth. Having come to congratulate thee, O [Society] of
glorious fame and unequalled majesty, I am satisfied with thy various virtues.
Mayest thou live long, patronize the learned, and be highly honoured for the
good of the world.



INDIAN INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE

To THE PRESIDENT AND COUNCIL OF THE ROYAL SOCIETY OF LONDON. On
the occasion of the two hundred and fiftieth Anniversary of the foundation of
the Royal Society, the Council and Senate of the INDIAN INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE
send greetings and good wishes.

MORRIS W. TRAVERS, Director.



SOUTH AFRICA

ROYAL SOCIETY OF SOUTH AFRICA

SOCIETATIS REGALIS AFRICAE MERIDIONALIS PRAESES CONCILIUM Socn ET
SOD ALES SOCIETATI REGALi S. P. D. Laetissimis animis litteras vestras
accepimus quibus certiores nos fecistis vos in animo habere natalem diem
Societatis vestrae antiquissimae et illustrissimae lulio mense huius anni
celebrare. Gratulamur vobis quod nunc quoque sicut maiorum temporibus
Societas vestra operam semper dat ut lumen scientiae quam latissime
diffundatur. Nos quidem, huius longinquae Imperil Britannici partis incolas,
qui, eius luminis non expertes, vestrum exemplum et nomen imitati, Societatem
Regalem ipsi nuper condidimus, in primis decet, filiorum ritu, natalem
Societatis vestrae diem ducentesimum quinquagesimum vobiscum concelebrare.
Quare commendamus vobis legatum nostrum DAVIDUM GILL, equitem illu-
strissimum et optime de scientia astronomica meritum, qui praesens nostro
nomine salutem vobis dicat.

L. PERINGUEY, Praeses.



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BRITISH ISLES

ENGLAND AND WALES

UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD

CANCELLARIUS MAGISTRI ET SCHOLARES UNIVERSITATIS OXONIENSIS SOCIETATIS
REGALIS PRAESIDI CONCILIO ET SODALIBUS S. P. D. Regalem Societatem
ducentesimo iam et quinquagesimo anno diem natalicium celebrantem nos
Oxonienses salvere ex ammo iubemus. Namque haec ex quo tot abhinc annis
est instituta prolatandorum uno tenore scientiae finium dux et auspex exstitit :
haec illius sapientiae, cuius res gestas non solum annalium et librorum
memoria sed etiam mutata in melius mortalium condicio testatur, arcem et
caput ut olim fundavit ita nunc tuetur,

dotans vitam humanam novis inventis et copiis.

Neque absurdum videtur gratulationem in tali die a nobis potissimam offerri,
quippe qui cum inter primes lucem e tenebris elatam a cive et doctore nostro
viderimus, nunc ea quae foveatis studia indies intentius et diligentius exer-
ceamus. Quid quod non voluntate solum et animis coniungimur, sed et multi
nostrum vestris ordinibus sunt adscripti ? adeo, ut quisque in naturali
scientia se exercuit, ita plenissimam laborum mercedem consequi visus est si
vestrae Societati adscisceretur : id quod multis Oxoniensibus contigit. Itaque
quando aliquem a nobis delegatum festis adhibere benignissime vultis, illi ipsi
hoc officium mandavimus qui cum nunc conciliis nostris magna cum laude
praesideat, testis erit benevolentiae nostrae locupletissimus. Venit igitur ad
vos CAROLUS BULLER HEBERDEN, Artium Magister, Doctor in lure Civili
honoris causa, Collegii Aenei Nasi Principals, Vice-Cancellarius : qui quid
animis sentiamus voce praesens docebit.

Datum Oxoniae in Domo nostra Convocations, die Decimo Octavo mens.
lunii, A. S. MCMXII.



UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE

UNIVERSITAS CANTABRIGIENSIS REGALI SOCIETATI LONDINIENSI S. P. D.
Gratulamur vobis omnibus, viri rerum naturae et scientiarum amore
nobis coniunctissimi, quod annos ab origine vestra ducentos quinquaginta
prospere peractos propediem estis celebraturi. Etenim Idibus illis luliis,
die vestro natali, scientiarum templum illud aedificari coeptum est, cuius






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imago quaedam, domus Salomonis sub nomine, Baconis nostri in Nova
Atlantide olirn adumbrata est. Vobis igitur etiam in posterum curae erit (ut
eiusdem utamur verbis) ' ex eis quae iam sub oculis sunt, nova experimenta, lucis
sublimioris, atque in naturam altius penetrantia, excitare et dirigere 1 . Societatis
vestrae auspicio (quod et vobis laudi et nobis honori fuit) primum in lucem
prodierunt alumni nostri Newtoni, postea Praesidis vestri, Philosophiae
Naturalis Prmcipia Mathematica, quorum exemplar ipsius manu scriptum
inter thesauros vestros in perpetuum conservandum curavistis. Societatis
vestrae consiliis, in inceptis magnis scientiarum in provincia promovendis, diu
libenter usi sunt ei qui patriae toti administrandae praefuerunt. Societatis
denique vestrae auctoritate pecuniae publicae scientiarum finibus proferendis
quotannis distributae sunt, et praestantissimo cuique ex scientiarum cultoribus
praemia insignia donata. Atqui non praemiorum exspectatione sed veritatis
amore ingenuo per tot annos adducti, rerum naturae miracula recondita et
penitus abstrusa orbi terrarum identidem patefecistis, philosophi cuiusdam
Romani praeceptum illud praeclarum exemplo vestro comprobantes : 'quod,
inquis, erit pretium operae ? quo nihil maius est, nosse naturam ; neque enim
quicquam habet in se huius materiae tractatio pulchrius. cum multa habeat
futura usui, quam quod hominem magnificentia sui detinet, nee mercede sed
miraculo colitur/ Laetamur Societati vestrae tot viros insignes praefuisse,
inter quos alumnos nostros complures exstitisse gloriamur. Ergo, congressus
vestri saecularis in honorem, Cancellarium nostrum illustrem, BARONEM
RAYLEIGH, quondam Praesidem vestrum insignem, legatum ad vos libenter
mittimus, qui non modo Universitatis nostrae personam summa cum dignitate
sustinebit, sed etiam nostrum omnium in vos benevolentiam optime interpre-
tabitur. Valete.

Datum Cantabrigiae, pridie Idus Marttas, A. S. MCMXII .



UNIVERSITY OF LONDON

SOCIETATI REGALI UNIVERSITAS LONDINENSIS S. P. D. Litteras vestras,
viri doctissimi atque insignissimi, summo gaudio accepimus, cum natalicia
Societatis Regalis CCL annos abhinc fundatae celebraturi nos etiam participes
tarn faustae occasionis esse velitis. Societati vestrae gratulamur, quae per
tot iam saecula scientiae lumen non tantum inter Britannos sed per totum
terrarum orbem auget atque diff'undit. Vobis enim datur

munita tenere

edita doctrina sapientum templa serena,
despicere unde queas olios, passimque videre
errare, atque viam palantes quaerere vitae.

Nos vero, quibus, Universitati illius urbis adscriptis in qua vos sedem excelsam
et tanquam arcem habetis, scientiae inter cives nostros docendae atque



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propagandae officium est impositum, vestram praecipue Societatem suspicimus ;
nee gloriari pudet nonnullos Universitatis nostrae doctores et alumnos, in
numerum sodalium vestrorum adscitos, aliquam et ipsos partem vestris
auspiciis in scientia promovenda praestitisse. Delegavimus autem Pro-
Cancellarium nostrum, WILMOT PARKER HERRINGHAM, Medicinae Doctorem,
qui vobiscum in feriis celebrandis consociatus tot tantorumque memoriae
meritorum vota pro futura Societatis Regalis prosperitate coniungat.
Dabamus Londinii, XV mo mensis lunii, A. S. MCMXII.

ARCHIBALDUS, COMES DE ROSEBERY, Cancellarius.

WILMOT PARKER HERRINGHAM, Pro- Cancellarius.

EDUARDUS HENRICUS BUSK,

Praeses Graduatorum Convocatorum.

HENRICUS ALEXANDER MIERS, Praefectus.

THE UNIVERSITY OF BIRMINGHAM

To THE ROYAL SOCIETY FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF BIRMINGHAM. Trustee
of the loftiest traditions of scientific inquiry, and guardian of natural
knowledge through troublous times, we welcome the opportunity of express-
ing our admiration for your past, and our confident anticipation of a noble
future. The seal of the University of Birmingham was affixed hereto in the
presence of the undersigned members of the Council.

CHARLES G. BEALE, Vice-chancellor.
OLIVER LODGE, Principal
GEO. H. MORLEY, Secretary.

UNIVERSITY OF BRISTOL

SOCIETATI REGALI UNIVERSITAS BRISTOLLIENSIS S. P. D. Gratulamur vobis,
viri doctissimi, tot lustra feliciter peracta, tot secreta naturae abscondita iam
in lucem atque oculorum quotidianum aspectum prolata, tot res salutares in
usum commodumque hominum arte miranda inventas. Neque certe Academiae
nostrae minimae est laudi quod complures inter professores nostros in
praeclarissimam vestram Societatem alii alio tempore adsciti sunt. Nunc autem
ipsum Cancellarium nostrum, virum maxime egregium et in rationibus
philosophiae vel subtilissimae explicandis imprimis acutissimum, publica
legatione mittimus, ut unus pro omnibus hanc nostram communem vocem
ad vos deferat. Illius ergo verbis et auspiciis precamur hunc tarn faustum
natalem vestrum laeto ac frequentissimo coetu celebretis, atque optima ilia
studia, quibus ad hunc usque diem tain bene floruistis, ita in posterum
semper excolatis.

Dabamus ex Universitate Biistolliensi, a. d. IV Kal. lun. MCMXII.




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UNIVERSITY OF DURHAM (ARMSTRONG COLLEGE)

SOCIETATI HEGALI UXIVERSITATIS DUNELMEXSIS CANCELLARIUS ET SEXATUS
S. P. D. Cum nuper nobis nuntiatum sit vos Societatis vestrae per quinqua-
ginta iam lustra prosperrime servatae diem faustum celebraturos esse, de re
tarn felici vobis ex animi sententia gratulamur. Dicitur festivus ille rex
Carolus Secundus omnia si quis alius stulte fecisse: sed falso, quoniam id
saltern imprimis sapientis fuit, quod Societati vestrae minora ut videtur
initia sumenti adftiit ultro Fundator et Patronus. Quo patrocinio exortum
quis est quiu sciat quanto splendore quam late turn Britanniae turn ceteris
gentibus affulserit saluberrimum Scientiae lumen ? Quippe vos regale nomen
regal iter factis exornastis exornatis : adeo ut quern ad modum Cineae
Romanus sic nobis vester Senatus totus ex regibus constare videatur. Nam
contigit vobis re vera, Baconio quod erat in votis, ut naturae regno potiti
fines vestros in dies latius proferatis. At praesidum sociorumque vestrorum
tot tantaque Scientiarum in rem publicam merita vix quisquam oratione
complectatur : longum est scilicet vel nomina summatim percurrere. Quae
tamen ne omnino hoc praesertim tempore praetermittamus, ubi, ubi, inqui-
mus, terrarum ignotus est Newtonius vester

clarum et venerabile nomen

Archimedes alter, immo ipso Archimede praestantior ? Legentem quern non
delectat Pepysii perurbana garrulitas ? aut Boyleii singulare ingenium ?
aut Evelynus Dryadum idemque Musarum cultor ? Cui non cordi est secum
recolere vel Wrenum basilicarum altitudines molientem vel Harveium 'de
motu cordis et sanguinis' disserentem vel operis metallariis consulentem
Daveium ? Quid ? recentioris Scientiae qui signa ducebat Darwino num
quis hodie iustam laudem denegabit ? Nempe iam nemo ne Episcopus quidem
reformidat ne horribili quodam casu inter simios numeretur. Recentissimos
autem si quis respiciat, quanto opere desideratur e physicis Kelvinus, e medicis
Listerius, quorum alter navigantibus, medentibus alter multo plus praestitit
securitatis ! Hos viros insignissimos et alios horum similes recordantibus
fieri non potest quin Maronis illud nobis succurrat,

felix quipotuit rerum cognoscere causas,

ita tamen succurrat ut felices illos quoque velimus qui cognitione sua alienis
commodis inserviendum putarint. Hodie vero feriantibus vobis utinam priscus
ille praeses Brounckerius adesset ! Salutaret profecto suae laudis vicarium :
salutaret socios tarn fama quam numero pollentes : perlustraret oculis
astronomicos, medicos, physicos, mathematicos, mechanicos, chymicos, alios
complures,

nullius addictos iurare in verba magistri,

sed omnes suam quemque operam navantes, ut Philosophiam Naturalem
longius promoverent. Quae cum ita sint, animis libentissimis adlegavimus



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GEORGIUM HARE PHILIPSON, Vice-Cancellarium nostrum, medicum inlustrem
inter equites adscitum, qui nostram erga vos amicitiam praesens testetur.
Sunt sane multa nobis vobiscum necessitudinis vincula, quorum nunc liceat
si non plura at unum vel potius unicum illud referre, quod viget apud nos, et
diu vigeat, Gulielmus Green well, socius vester, noster alumnus, archaeologorum
Nestor indefessus, qui pariter iam omnes, nisi fallimur, et vestrbs socios et
nostros alumnos aetate superavit. Proinde, doctorum doctissimi, scitote
nos vestris in gaudiis gaudere et impense simul precari ut nominis vestri
vetus amplitudo novis atque amplioribus etiam per saecula praemiis augeatur.

G. W. KITCHIN, D.D., Cancettarius et Decanus.
Datum Dunelmi, Kal. lul, A.S. MDCCCCXII.



UNIVERSITY OF LEEDS

To THE PRESIDENT, COUNCIL, AND FELLOWS OF THE ROYAL SOCIETY. THE
UNIVERSITY OF LEEDS begs respectfully to congratulate you on the Anniversary
which you are about to celebrate. For two hundred and fifty years your
Society has filled a unique place in our national life. No institution has
ever been animated by a greater love of truth or by a deeper reverence for
unfettered freedom of thought. The experimental methods followed by the
Royal Society have proved themselves to be true methods of advance ; and
to-day mankind is its debtor for the enlightenment and the welfare which
attend vast additions to natural knowledge. The scientific achievements of
your Society are universally acknowledged both at home and abroad. A point
less generally observed is its indirect influence in all parts of the British
realms. Happily inclusion in the Royal Society does not withdraw and
isolate men who have found a career among the growing populations of our
time. No thoughtful dweller in our own city can help feeling that Leeds
would have lost greatly had Joseph Priestley never lived and worked here.
In large industrial centres men like Priestley are the best of educators.
They are true 'merchants of light 1 , if we may borrow a phrase from that
New Atlantis which foreshadows so closely, in some important respects, the
purposes of your own foundation. And since Priestley's day there have never
been wanting among the citizens of Leeds other members of your body who
have not merely advanced natural science by special research but have spared
no effort to encourage learning in all its many branches. Not the least
active among the founders of our University have been Fellows of the Royal
Society who have not allowed the claims of particular investigations to blind
them to the wide range and essential unity of human knowledge.

ARTHUR G. LUPTON, Vice-Chancellor.

MICHAEL E. SADLER, Pro-Chancellor.
July, 1912.



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UNIVERSITY OF MANCHESTER

PRAESIDI CONSILIO SODALIBUS SOCIETATIS REGALIS PRO NATURALI SCIENTIA
PROMOVENDA annum CCL feliciter celebrantibus S. P. D. UNIVERSITAS MANCU-
NIENSIS. Si iure ille aestimandus est

felix, quipotuit rerum cognoscere causas,

ut confiteri non sine dubio aliquo videtur Vergilius, nulla certe hominum
Societas quae usquam gentium ad hunc diem exstiterit maiorem huius gloriae
ac felicitatis sibi partem vindicavit quam Regalis vestra abljinc iam CCL
annos instituta. Sive enim ad fundatorum eius aetatem spectamus ubi de
Expansione Aerea primas leges celeberrimus ille Boylius invenit sive ad viri
omnium clarissimi Neutonii ipsius reperta, per quae

caelum ac terras camposque liquentes
lucentemque globum lunae Titaniaque astra

iam tandem Motus Legibus certo fundamento positis subiecit ; sive ad eos
qui Neutonium insecuti sunt, loulium qui primus Caloris atque Energeiae
coniunctam rationem exhibuit, vel Daltonium qui primus Atomorum pondera
certum in ordinem reduxit, ille artis Mechanicae hie Chemicae hodiernae paene
fundator ; hos omnes Societas Regalis inspiravit instinxit adiuvit. Quid ?
cum ad ingens illud turn fidei Christianae turn artis apud nostrates archi-
tectonicae monumentum Sancti Pauli quam vocant Cathedralem suspicimus,
nonne recordari libet illam a nobili vestro mathematico Christophero Wren
subtilissima in physicis scientia inchoatam exstructamque ? Cum vero ad
recentiorum victorias convertimur, quid dicamus de Daruinii illius maximi
Wallaciique doctrina unde

genus omne animantum
et quae marmoreo fert monstra sub aequore pontus

in suam quodque originem luculenter tractum est ? Sin vero ad artes iam
plurimas quibus vita hominum tutior vel dulcior facta est, ut de Medicorum
vestrorum repertis omnino taceamus, quis hos per menses Humphreii Davy
oblivisci potest, qui in subterraneis metallis carbonem quaerentibus

lumen de suo lumine accendit,

aut Perkinii, qui ex materia eadem nigerrima pulcherrimos veris colores
in solis lucem revocavit, oculos hominum complens ac reficiens purissima
naturae voluptate ? Per haec atque talia, doctissime Praeses, Sodales alumni-
que vestri veritatis amorem nostrorum saeculorum ingeniis alte insitum
stimulantes ipsi atque implentes, hunc ipsum terrarum orbem, ilium in-
numeris orbibus splendentem mundum cum in regnum non caecae fortunae
sed rationis certae adseruerint, non solum hominibus aptius domicilium sed
etiam, si cum poetis reverenter loqui licet, vestem Auctore omnium ipso longe
quam unquam antea cognitum est digniorem esse demonstraverunt. Vobis



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igitur festa haec natalicia celebrantibus ex animo nos gratulamur, quibus inter
iuniores Britanniae Universitates antiquissimus conceditur locus ; simul a vobis
comiter rogati Principem nostrum dilectum, equitem inlustrem, ALUREDUM
HOPKINSON, delegavimus laetitiam nostram vobis praesentem praesentibus
testaturum.

ALFRED HOPKINSON, Praeses.

EDWARD FIDDES, Registrarius.

R. S. CON WAY, Humanitatis Professor.



UNIVERSITY OF SHEFFIELD

UNIVERSITAS SHEFFIELDIENSIS SOCIETATI REGALI PRO SCIENTIA NATURALI
PROAIOVENDA S. P. D. Annum vobis ducentesimum et quinquagesimum
implentibus cursus felicissimi et eis prope aequalis artibus quas uno nomine
scientiae hodie complectimur, vehementer et vere gratulamur, et eadem qua
ceteri omnes nos laude prosequimur. Optime enim de sapientibus estis
meriti, res plurimae et utilissimae vobis auctoribus et ducibus sunt inventae,
annalibus vestris memoria illius quo ad Naturae notitiam pervenimus itineris
magna ex parte continetur. Oramus igitur atque obsecramus ut eventu in
dies prosperiore ea vobis per multos annos agere liceat per quae sapientissimus
quisque maximos faciat progressus et omnes qui in toto orbe terrarum his
studiis favent artiore vinculo necessitudinis inter se coniungantur.

Sheffieldi dabamus, mense lunio, MCMXII.

W. M. HICKS, Praeses Senatus.



UNIVERSITY OF WALES

UNIVERSITAS CAMBRENSIS SOCIETATI REGALI PRO SCIENTIA NATURALI
PROMOVENDA S. P. D. Ferias celebraturis ob annos ducentos quinquaginta
feliciter exactos vobis ex animo gratulamur. Pergratum erit vobis per tot
annorum spatium respicere et in memoriam reducere nomina eorum qui
Scientiae Naturalis promovendae studio incensi tot arcana Naturae enuclea-
verint atque operam ad mentes hominum exacuendas et vitam artibus
excolendam navaverint. 'Alii laboraverunt et nos in labores eorum introivimus. 1
Delegavimus Vice-Cancellarium nostrum, HENRICUM RUDOLPH REICHEL,


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