THE PROCEEDINGS OF THE L1NNEAN SOCIETY OF NEW SOUTH WALES. FIRST MONTHLY MEETING OF THE SOCIETY, Monday, 25th JANUARY, 1875. William Macleay, Esq., President, in the Chair. NEW MEMBERS PROPOSED. Mr. Masters pi-oposed, and Mr. Ramsay seconded the nomina-tion of F. Gr. Waterhouse, Esq., South Australia, as a member of the Society. Mr. Ramsay proposed, and Mr. Bradley seconded the nomination of Douglas Helsham, Esq., Cook's River. PAPERS READ. Mr. Brazier, C.M.Z.S., read the following paper, describing fourteen new species of Terrestrial, Fluviatile, and Marine Shells from Australia and the Solomon Islands : — *1. — Helix (Dorcasia) Blackalli. Shell deeply, rather largely and openly umbilicated, globosely depressed, very thin, translucent, light brown, irregularly striated with raised waived strise, irregularly studded with numerous close set obtuse short bristles ; whorls, 5, roundly convex, the last large, * The species marked with an asterick I have placed in the Cabinet of the Linnean Society.