National Geographic : 1888 Oct
ANNOUNCEMENT. THE "NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC SOCIETY" has been organized " to increase and diffuse geographic knowledge," and the publi cation of a Magazine has been determined upon as one means of accomplishing these purposes. It will contain memoirs, essays, notes, correspondence, reviews, etc., relating to Geographic matters. As it is not intended to be simply the organ of the Society, its pages will be open to all persons interested in Geography, in the hope that it may become a channel of intercommunication, stimulate geographic investiga tion and prove an acceptable medium for the publication of results. The Magazine is to be edited by the Society. At present it will be issued at irregular intervals, but as the sources of infor mation are increased the numbers will appear periodically. The National Capital seems to be the natural and appropriate place for an association of this character, and the aim of the founders has been, therefore, to form a National rather than a local society. As it is hoped to diffuse as well as to increase knowledge, due prominence will be given to the educational aspect of geo graphic matters, and efforts will be made to stimulate an interest in original sources of information. In addition to organizing, holding regular fortnightly meetings for presenting scientific and popular communications, and enter ing upon the publication of a Magazine, considerable progress has been made in the preparation of a Physical Atlas of the United States.