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INSTITUTED SEPTEMBER 23, 1831.
"MARE ET TELLUS, ET, QUOD TEGIT OMNIA, CŒLUM."
PRINTED FOR THE CLUB
BY HENRY HUNTER BLAIR, MARKET PLACE.
1 8 7 9.
JAN 29 1921
J. A. Lowell fund
MUS. COMP. ZOOL
APR 1 6 1957
BERWICKSHIRE NATURALISTS' CLUB.
Address delivered to the Berwickshire Naturalists' Club, at Dunse, September 28th, 1876. By ARCHIBALD CAMPBELL SWINTON, Esq., LL.D., F.R.S.E., of Kimmerghame, President.
THE salutary rule of our Club which prohibits after dinner speeches, prevented me from expressing at the Anniversary Meeting at Alnwick, my grateful sense of the high honour conferred on me by being elected your President. The distinction was not the less appreciated because it was felt to be undeserved. Nor has my limited acquaintance with the subjects to which the Club devotes its attention diminished my enjoyment of the Meetings, which I have attended during my term of office. Of these Meetings I proceed according to custom to give a short account, for the materials of which I am mainly indebted to the kindness of our learned and zealous Secretary, Mr Hardy; though I must also express my obligations to the reports in the local newspapers, in some of which it is not difficult to trace the practised hand of one of our members.
B.N.C.-VOL. VIII. NO. I.