Purchase of this book includes free trial access to www.million-books.com where you can read more than a million books for free. This is an OCR edition with typos. Excerpt from book: in the early part of the new year.. It is believed that the publication of this list, when effected, will prove of value to the increasing number of persons who are carrying on scientific work in and near the city. By direction of the Board, a third issue of the first Report of the Garden was made, early in the year. RESEARCH AND THE USE OF FACILITIES. Such time as could be spared from their immediate duties has been given to investigation by a number of Garden employees, by whom scientific papers have been published or are in course of preparation. By direction of the Board I represented the Garden in June at an International Botanical Congress held in Vienna, to which I had the honor of being further accredited as the representative of the National Academy of Sciences. In connection with this European trip a considerable amount of research work was done, to which reference has already been made. As in earlier years, a number of botanists have visited the Garden for the purpose of using the library and collections. It, is a matter of regret that more persons do not avail themselves of its facilities in this manner, particularly since the presence of investigators is most stimulating to the Garden staff. In compensation for this, however, and indeed, partly accountable for it, transcripts and photographs have been made in the library, notes taken in the herbarium, and books and specimens loaned in considerable numbers to further the work of botanists who were unable to bring their studies here; the passage of each year marks an increase in this use of the equipment of the institution. THE HENRY SHAW SCHOOL OF BOTANY. The teaching staff of the School of Botany has not been changed since my last report. The stated Universitycourses in which botany figures, ea...
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