The Section of Vertebrate Paleontology was called to order at 10.40 a. m. in advance of the Society’s first general session. This became necessary in order to allow time for the completion of the program, which had been increased at the last moment by numerous papers on vertebrate paleontology. R. S. Lull was elected chairman and W. D. Matthew secretary of the section. The minutes are printed on pages 139 to 145.
At 2.30 p. m. a joint general session of the Geological Society of America and the Paleontological Society was held in Guyot Hall to hear the retiring address by the President of the Paleontological Society, Charles D. Walcott, who chose as his subject
Following this address, which was illustrated by lantern slides, President Walcott called the Paleontological Society to order, and announced that on account . . .