540 president's address. answer to this circular numerous subscriptions were sent in, and the Council has already obtained many necessary and standard works. Since the last Annual General Meeting in January, 1883, 377 additions have been made to the Library. In no previous year of the Society's existence has such a number of donations been received. Early in February the Smithsonian Institution generously pre-sented a number of its " Contributions to Knowledge," and " Miscellaneous Collections ;" and the Imperial Academy of Science of St. Petersburg sent 17 volumes of its publications. Later in the year, the Imperial Zoological and Botanical Society of Vienna forwarded a nearly complete set (35 volumes) of its well-known " Verhandlungen ;" the Entomological Society of London, un-solicited, replaced the volumes of its Transactions, which were lost in the Garden Palace fire; Dr. James Cox presented a large collection of Natural History publications ; and Professor W. J. Stephens 21 volumes of Dr. Petermann's " Geographische Mitthe-lungen." Many other valuable works were received from the Hon. William Macleay, Hon. P. G. King, and others : and every month during the year we have been indebted to a large number of Societies and individuals for works which will prove of the greatest service to the working members of the Society. Besides the above, Mr. Henry Deane, M.A., A.M.I.C.E., has lent a complete set of the Palseontographical Society's Proceedings, 30 volumes of the Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London, 18 volumes of the Journal of the Royal Microscopical Society, and several other works. You will be glad to hear from the Honorary Treasurer, the Hon. James Norton, M.L.C., that the Council will commence the business of the new year with a balance in hand of £179 12s. Id. The following is a list of the Papers read at the Monthly Meetings during the year 1883 : — 1. " On a new form of Mullet from New Guinea." By William Macleay, F.L.S.. &c. 2. " On the Anatomy of the Urogenital Organs in Females of cer-tain species of Kangaroo " (No. 2). By J. J. Fletcher, M.A., B.Sc.