National Geographic : 1890 Apr
REPORT OF THE RECORDING SECRETARY. The first report of the Secretaries was presented to the Society, December 28, 1888. At that time the Society had a total mem bership of 209. Since that date this membership has been in creased by the election of 36 new members ; it has been decreased by the death of 3 and by the resignation of 14. The net increase in membership is thus 19 and the present membership is 228, in cluding 3 life members. The deceased members are, Z. L. White, G. W. Dyer and Charles A. Ashburner. The number of meetings held during the year was 17, of which 15 were for the presentation and discussion of papers; one was a field meeting held at Harper's Ferry, W. Va., on Saturday, May 11, 1889, and one, the annual meeting. The average attendance was about 65. The publication of a magazine begun last year, has been con tinued, and three additional numbers have been published, being Nos. 2, 3 and 4 of Vol. I. Copies of the numbers have been sent to all members and also to about 75 American and foreign scientific societies and other institutions interested in Geography. As a result the Society is now steadily in receipt of geographical publications from various parts of the world. Respectfully submitted, HENRY GANNETT, Recording Secretary.