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Darwin (G. H.) on the precession of a

viscous spheroid, and on the remote
history of the earth, 184.

problems connected with the tides
of a viscous spheroid, 194.
Davy medal awarded to L. P. Cailletet

and R. Pictet, 68.
Declination magnet, note on the inequa-

lities of its diurnal range, as recorded
at the Kew Observatory (Stewart),
241.

(magnetic), a comparison of the
variations of the diurnal range of, as
recorded at the observatories of Kew
and Trevandrum (Stewart and Mo-

risabro Hiraoka), 288.
Dewar (J.) and Liveing (G. D.) on the

reversal of the lines of metallic va pours:
No. IV, 352; No. V, 367; VI, 471.

on a direct-vision spectroscope,
482.
Dielectrics, on the specific inductive

capacities of certain : Part I (Gordon),

155.
Donation fund, account of grants from

the, in 1877-78, 75.
Downes (A.) and Blunt (T. P.) on the

influence of light upon protoplasm,
199.

Equations, machine for the solution of

simultaneous linear (Thomson), 111.
Ettingshausen (Baron), report on phyto-

paleontological investigations gene-
rally, and on those relating to the
Eocene Flora of Great Britain in par.

ticular, 221.
Explosions (colliery), influence of coal-

dust in: No. II, (Galloway), 410.
Fellows, deceased, 42; elected, 43;

number of, 69.
Financial statement, 70.
Fitzgerald (G. F.) on the electro-mag.

netic theory of the reflection and re-

fraction of light, 236.
Flora (Eocene) of Great Britain (Ettings-

hausen), 221.
Flow of water in uniform régime in

rivers and other open channels (Thom.

son), 114.
Fog, on dry (Frankland), 238.
Foreign members elected, 462.
Fossil plants of the coal-measures, orga-

nised (Williamson), 445.
Frankland (E.) on dry fog, 238.
Fries (E. M.), obituary notice, vii.
Fur of tongue, its nature, 484.

Earth, on a method of using the balance

with great delicacy, and on its em-
ployment to determine the mean den-
sity of the (Poynting), 2.

on the remote history of the
(Darwin), 184.
Elder (H. M.) and Rodwell (G. F.) on

the effect of heat on the di-iodide of
mercury, HgI., 284.
Electric currents, on certain means of

measuring and regulating (Siemens),
292.

discharge, note of an experiment on
the spectrum of the (Grove), 181.
Electrical constants, measurements of:

No. II. On the specific inductive capa-
cities of certain dielectrics : Part I
(Gordon), 155.

- insulation in high vacua (Crookes),
347.
Electricity, influence of, on water-drops
(Rayleigh), 406.

and light, on an extension of the
phenomena discorered by Dr. Kerr

(Gordon), 346.
Electro-magnetic theory of the reflection

Galloway (W.), influence of coal-dust in

colliery explosions : No. II, 410.
Gas, on an extension of the dynamical

theory of (Reynolds), 304.
Gaseous state, on certain dimensional

properties of matter in the : Parts I, II

(Reynolds), 304.
Gases, absorption of, by charcoal: Part II
(Smith), 322.

experimental researches on thermal
transpiration of, through porous plates

(Reynolds), 304.
Geddes (P.), physiology and histology of

Convoluta Schultzii, 449.
Geological time, limestone as an index of

(Reade), 281.
Geology (Physical), notes on : No. V,

and refraction of light (Fitzgerald),

236.
Elements, discussion of the working hy-

pothesis that the so-called, are com-

pound bodies (Lockyer), 157.
Eocene Flora of Great Britain (Ettings-

hausen), 221.

note in correction of an error in
(Haughton), 154.
Glass fibre, on the torsional strain in

a, after release from twisting stress

(Hopkinson), 148.
Gordon (J. E. H.), measurements of

electrical constants : No. II. On the
specific inductive capacities of certain
dielectrics : Part I, 155.

on an extension of the phenomena
discovered by Dr. Kerr, and described
by him under the title of “A New
Relation between Electricity and

Light,” 346.
Government fund of 4,0001., account of

the appropriations from, in 1878. 77.

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Gorernment grant of 1,0001., account of

the appropriation of, in 1878, 75.
Grove (Sir W. R.), note of an experi-

ment on the spectrum of the electric
discharge, 181.

Kew committee, report of the, 80.
Kew observatory, magnetic observations
made at, 1877–78, 89.

note on the inequalities of
the diurnal range of the declination
magnet as recorded at the (Stewart),

241.
Kew and Trevandrum observatories, a

comparison of the variations of the
diurnal range of magnetic declination
as recorded at (Stewart and Morisabro
Hiraoka), 288.

Hannay (J. B.) on the microrheometer,

279.
Hartley (W. N.) and Huntington (A. K.),

researches on the absorption of the
ultra-violet rays of the spectrum by

organic substances, 233.
Haughton (Rev. S.), note in correction

of an error in his paper, “Notes on

Physical Geology, No. V," 154.
Heat, effect of, on the di-iodide of

mercury, HgI, (Rodwell and Elder),

284.
Hicks (J. B.), supplementary forces con-

cerned in abdominal circulation in

man, 489.

on

auxiliary forces concerned in the
circulation of the pregnant uterus in

woman, 494.
Hogarth (J.) and Mills (E. J.), re-

searches chemical equivalence :
Part II. Hydric chloride and sul-
phate, 270.

Lacertilia, on the structure and develop-

ment of the skull in the : Part I. On
the skull of common lizards (Parker),

214.
Lactin, researches on (Mills and Ho.

garth), 273.
Light, electromagnetic theory of the

reflection and refraction of (Fitz-
gerald), 236.

influence exercised by, on organic
infusions (Tyndall), 212.

influence of, upon protoplasm
(Downes and Blunt), 199.
Limestone as an index of geological time

(Reade), 281.
Lindsay (Lord), admitted, 102.
Linear equations, machine for the solu-

tion of simultaneous (Thomson), 111.
Lines of metallic vapours, on the re-

versal of the (Liveing and Dewar) :
No. IV, 352; No. V, 367.

of molecular pressure, on the illumi.
nation of (Crookes), 103.
Liveing (G. D.) on the unknown chro-
mospheric substance of Young, 475.

and Dewar (J.) on the reversal
of the lines of metallic vapours :
No. IV, 352; No. V, 367 ; No. VI,
471.

on a direct vision spectro-

scope, 482.

Lizards, on the skull of the common

(Parker), 214.
Lockyer (J. N.), researches in spectrum

analysis in connexion with the spec-
trum of the sun, 157.

preliminary note on the sub-
stances which produce the chromo-
spheric lines, 283.

some spectral phenomena observed
in the arc produced by a Siemens'
machine, 425.

on some phenomena attending the
reversal of lines, 425.

discussion of “Young's List of
Chromospheric Lines :" No. I, 432.
Locomotor system of Medusæ, conclud-

ing observations on the (Romanes),
266.

researches on lactin, 273.
Hooker (Sir J. D.), President's address,

43 ; resignation, 63.
Hopkinson (J.) on the torsional strain

which remains in a glass fibre after

release from twisting stress, 148.
Huntington (A. K.) and Hartley (W.N.),

researches on the absorption of the
ultra-violet rays of the spectrum by

organic substances, 233.
Huxley (T.H.), characters of the pelvis in

mammalia and conclusions respecting

the origin of mammals, 395.
Hyaline cartilage, on, and deceptive ap-

pearances produced by reagents, as
observed in the examination of a carti.
laginous tumour of the lower jaw

(Thin), 257.
Hydric chloride and sulphate, researches
on chemical equivalence : Part II
(Mills and Hogarth), 270.

Induction-currents, on the effects of

strong, upon the structure of the

spinal cord (Ord), 265.
Infusions (organic), note on the influ-

ence exercised by light on (Tyndall),
212.

Jackson (Dr. J. H.), admitted, 1.
Japan, magic mirror of : Part I (Ayr-

ton and Perry), 127.

Kerr (Dr.) on an extension of the pheno-

mena discovered by (Gordon), 346.
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McLeod (H.) and Clarke (G. S.) on the

determination of the rate of vibration

of tuning forks, 291.
Machine for the solution of simultaneous

linear equations (Thomson), 111.
Magic mirror of Japan : Part I (Ayrton

and Perry), 127.
Magnet (declination), on the inequalities

of the diurnal range, as recorded at

the Kew observatory (Stewart), 241.
Magnetic declination, comparison of the

variations of the diurnal range, as re-
corded at the observatories of Kew
and Trevandrum (Stewart and Moris-
abro Hiraoka), 288.

observations made at Kew observa-
tory, 89.
Mammalia, characters of the pelvis

(Huxley), 395.
Mammals, on the origin of (Huxley),

395.
Marcet (W.), inquiry into the functions

of respiration at various altitudes in

Teneriffe, 498.
Marshall (A. M.), note on the develop-

ment of the olfactory nerve and olfac-

tory organ of vetebrates, 324.
Matter, on certain dimensional proper-

ties of, in the gaseous state: Parts
I, II (Reynolds), 304.
Matthey (G.), on the preparation of

the group of metals known as the
platinum series, 461.
Medals, presentation of the, 63.
Medusæ, concluding observations on the

locomotor system of (Romanes), 266.
Mercury, di-iodide of, Hgl., on the

effect of heat on the (Rodwell and

Elder), 284.
Metallic reflexion, some experiments
on (Conroy), 242.

vapours, reversal of their lines
(Liveing and Dewar): No. IV, 352;

No. V, 367; No. VI, 471.
Microrheometer, the (Hannay),

279.
Mills (E. J.)and Hogarth (J.), researches

on chemical equivalence: Part II.
Hydric chloride and sulphate, 270.

researches on lactin, 273.
Mills (E. J.) and Walton (T. U.), re-

scarches chemical equivalence :
Part I. Sodic and potassic sulphates,

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diurnal range of magnetic declination
as recorded at the observatories of kex
and Trevandrum, 288.

Obituary notices :

Brongniart (A. T.), ir.
Clarke (Rev. W. B.), i.

Fries (E. M.), vii.
Olfactory nerve and olfactory organ of

vertebrates, note on the development

of the Marshall), 321.
Ord (W.) on the effect of strong in-

duction currents upon the structure

of the spinal cord, 265.
Organic infusions, note on the influence

exercised by light on (Tyndall), 212.

268.
Mirror (magic) of Japan: Part I

(Ayrton and Perry), 127.
Molecular physics in high
(Crookes), 477.

pressure, on the illumination of
lines of, and the trajectory of mole.

cules (Crookes), 103.
Morisabro Hiraoka and Stewart (B.), a

comparison of the variations of the

Parker (W. K.) on the structure and

development of the skull in the Larer.
tilia : Part I. On the skull of the
common lizards, 214.

on the development of the skull
and its nerves in the green turtle
(Chelone midas), with remarks on the
segmentation seen in the skull of ru-

rious types, 329.
Pavy (F. W.), volumetric estimation of

sugar by an ammoniated cuprie test,
giving reduction without precipitation,
260.

physiology of sugar in relation to
the blood, 520.
Pelvis in mammalia, characters of (Hur-

ley), 395.
Perry (J.) and Ayrton (W. E.), magie
mirror of Japan: Part I, 127.

contact theory of voltaic se-
tion: No. III, 421.
Physical geology, notes on: No. V, note

in corrertion of an error in (Haugh-

ton), 154.
Phyto-palæontological investigations,

report on, generally, and on those re-
lating to the Eocene Flora of Great
Britain in particular (Ettingshausen),

221.
Platinum series, preparation of the group

of metals (Matthey), 464.
Poynting (J. H.) on a method of using

the balance with great delicacy, and
on its employment to determine the

mean density of the earth, 2.
Preece (W. H.) and Stroh (A.), studies

in acoustics: I. On the synthetic

examination of vo vel sounds, 358.
Presents, lists of, 98, 228, 297, 372, 457,

528.
President's address, 43; resignation of

Sir J. D. Hooker, 63; election of W.

Spottiswoode, 69.
Protoplasm, on the influence of light

upon (Downes and Blunt), 199.

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Quatrefages (J. L. A. de), elected, 461. Spheroid (viscous), on the procession of
Quincke (G. H.), elected, 461.

a, and on the remote history of the

earth (Darwin), 184.
Radiation, repulsion resulting from :

problems connected with the
Part VI (Crookes), 35.

tides of a (Darwin), 194.
Rayleigh (Lord), influence of electricity Spinal cord, on the effect of strong in-
on colliding water-drops, 406.

duction currents upon the structure
Reade (T. M.), limestone as an index of of the (Ord), 265.
geological time, 281.

Spottiswoode (W.), elected President, 69.
Retlexion (metallic), some experiments Sprengel (Dr. P. H.), admitted, 113.
on (Conroy), 242.

Stas (J. S.), elected, 462.
Repulsion resulting from radiation : Stewart (B.), note on the inequalities of
Part VI (Crookes), 35.

the diurnal range of the declination
Respiration at various altitudes in Tene- magnet as recorded at the Kew ob-
riffe (Marcet), 498.

servatory, 241.
Reversal of lines, phenomena attending and Morisabro Hiraoka, a com-
the (Lockyer), 428.

parison of the variations of the diurnal
Reynolds (6.) on certain dimensionai range of magnetic declination as re.

properties of matter in the gaseous corded at the observatories of Kew
state: Parts I, II, 304.

and Trevandrum, 288.
Rivers, on the flow of water in uniform Strain (torsional) which remains in a

régime in, and other open channels glass fibre after release from twisting
(Thomson), 114.

stress (Hopkinson), 148.
Rodwell (G. F.) and Elder (H. M.) on Stroh (A.) and Preece (W. H.), studies

the effect of heat on the di-iodide of in acoustics : I. On the synthetic ex-
mercury HgI2, 284.

amination of vowel sounds, 358.
Romanes (G. J.), concluding observa- Sugar (physiology of) in relation to blood

tions on the locomotor system of Me- (Pavy), 520.
dusæ, 266.

volumetric estimation of, by an
Royal medal awarded to J. Allan Broun, ammoniated cupric test, giving reduc.
65 ; to Dr. A. Günther, 66.

tion without precipitation (Pavy), 260.
Rumford medal awarded to A. Cornu, Sun, researches in spectrum analysis in
67.

connexion with the spectrum of the

(Lockyer), 157.
Schäfer (E. A.), admitted, 1.
Schwann (T.), elected, 462.
Siemens (C. W.), on certain means of Teneriffe, respiration at various altitudes

measuring and regulating electric cur- (Marcet), 498.
rents, 292.

Thin (G.) on

some points connected
Skin, on some points connected with the with the anatomy of the skin, 251.
anatomy of the (Thin), 251.

-, on hyaline cartilage and deceptive
Skull and its nerves in the green turtle, appearances produced by reagents, as

on the development of the (Parker), observed in the examination of a car.
329.

tilaginous tumour of the lower jaw,
Smith (R. A.), absorption of gases by 257.

charcoal : Part II. On a new series Thomson (J.) on the flow of water in
of equivalents or molecules, 322.

uniform régime in rivers and other
Sodic and potassic sulphates, researches open channels, 114.

on chemical equivalence : Part I: Thomson (Sir W.), on a machine for the
(Mills and Walton), 268.

solution of simultaneous linear equa-
Spectral phenomena in the arc produced tions, 111.

by a Siemens' machine (Lockyer), 4:28. Thuillier (Major-General H. E. L.),
Spectroscope, direct vision (Liveing and admitted, 358.
Dewar), 482.

Tides of a viscous spheroid, problems
Spectrum analysis, researches in, in con- connected with the (Darwin), 194.
nexion with the spectrum of the sun Tongue, nature of the fur, 484.
(Lockyer), 157.

Torsional strain which remains in a
of the electric discharge, note on glass fibre after release from twisting
an experiment on the (Grove), 181. stress (Hopkinson), 148.

researches on the absorption of Trajectory of molecules (Crookes), 103.
the ultra-violet rays of the, by organic Trust funds, 72-74.
substances (Hartley and Huntington), Tumour (cartilaginous) of the lower jaw,
233.

examination of (Thin), 257.

Tuning forks, on the determination of

the rate of vibration of (McLeod and

Clarke), 291.
Turtle (green), on the development of

the skull and its nerves in the (Parker),

329.
Tyndall (J.), note on the influence ex-
ercised by light on organic infusions,
212.

on

Ultra-violet rays of the spectrum, re-

searches on the absorption of the, by
organic substances (Hartley and Hun-

tington), 233.
Uterus (pregnant), forces concerned in

the circulation (Hicks), 494.

Viscous spheroid, problems connected

with the tides of a (Darwin), 191.
Voltaic action, contact theory of: No.

IV (Ayrton and Perry), 421.
Volumetric estimation of sugar by an

ammoniated cupric test, giving re-
duction without precipitation (Pary),

260.
Vowel sounds, on the synthetic exami.

nation of (Preece and Stroh), 358.
Walton (T. U.) and Mills (E. J.), re-
searches

chemical equivalence :
Part I, sodic and potassic sulphatos,

Vacua (high), electrical insulation in
(Crookes), 347.

molecular physics in (Crookes)
477.
Vertebrates, note on the development of

the olfactory nerve and olfactory organ

of (Marshall), 324.
Vibration of tuning forks, on the deter-

mination of the rate of (McLeod and

Clarke), 291.
Vice-Presidents appointed, 102.
Vines (S. H.) on the chemical compo-

sition of aleurone grains, 218.
Viscous spheroid, on the precession of a,

and on the remote history of the earth
(Darwin), 184.

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268.
Ward (J.), physiology of the nervous

system of the crayfish, 379.
Water, flow of, in uniform régime in

rivers and other open channels (Thom-
son), 114.

thermal conductivity of (Bottom-
ley), 462.

drops, influence of electricity on
colliding (Rayleigh), 406.
Williamson (W. c.), organization of the

fossil plants of the coal-measures :
Part X, 445.

Young's list of chromospheric lines dis-
cussed : No. I (Lockyer), 432.

chromospheric substance, note on
(Liveing and Dewar), 475.

Zootoca vivipara, skull of (Parker), 214.

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