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[287] relation of the chemical constituents of plants to their forms and evolution, advancing the view that chemical considerations may yet have weight as a basis for botanical classification. In the section of Economic Science, Mrs. John Lucas, of New Jersey, entered a paper upon Silk Culture, but was not apparently present to read it. In the section of Mathematics and Astronomy, Miss Anna Winlock, of the Harvard Observatory, was associated by name with Prof. Rogers, of that institution, in presenting a paper on “The limitations in the use of Taylor's theorem for the computation of the precessions of close polar stars.”

All this is very unlike anything that could have been reported twenty-five years ago; and though it is possible that no one of these ladies may have been a student at a woman's college, yet they stand nevertheless for that advance all along the line which the women's colleges represent. It must be remembered also that the new American Historical Association has many women as members, and has issued among its first publications an elaborate paper by one of these-Miss Lucy M. Salmon, of Michigan University--on the history of the appointing power in our government. In the reports of the Peabody Museum of American Archaeology, at Cambridge, Massachusetts, an important place is always assigned to the researches of Miss Alice C. Fletcher and Miss Cornelia Studley. At the late triennial

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