Published in Celebration of the Fiftieth Anniversary of the Society s Foundation, 1830-1880The boston society OF natural history, founded in 1830 by a few earnest men, has this year celebrated its fiftieth anniversary. Its growth during this period has been so considerable, it has gained for itself SO firm a hold upon the esteem of our citi zens, and its relations to the higher education of the people have been so Significant, that it has been thought fitting to Signalize this, anniversary by the issue of a Special volume of scientific papers, preceded by a detailed history of the Society, the preparation of which was entrusted to the President. Included in the history will be found the proceedings of the jubilee meeting, held on the twenty-eighth of April last. At the annual meeting, held a few days later, the President, Thomas T. Bouvé, Esq., declined a reelection, having been an Officer of the Society for nearly forty and its President for ten years, no man living is so thoroughly identified as he with its life and interests during the most eventful period of its history, and it is therefore fitting that this statement should be followed by the tribute paid at the annual meeting to his untiring devotion to the interests Of the Society, not only during his Presidency, but for nearly the whole period of its existence.About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.comThis book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully, any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.