The Society was called to order at 10.30 o’clock a m, in the Lecture Hall of the Boston Society of Natural History. In the absence of President Stevenson, the First Vice-President, Professor B. K. Emerson, presided throughout the meeting. By mutual arrangement the geological section (Section E) of the American Association for the Advancement of Science had temporarily given the use of its time and meeting place to this session of the Geological Society.
Announcement was made of the death of Dr James Hall, the first President of the Society, and Vice-President Emerson spoke of the life and work of Doctor Hall and of the recognition of his labors and the honors paid him during his later years in both America and Europe. Remarks were also made by Professor H. L. Fairchild, speaking in behalf of Section E of the American Association and referring especially . . .