Again, by the decrees of fortune, I appear before you as your presiding officer to extend to you the felicitations of the season and to congratulate you on this, our annual reunion. It is a fortunate thing that so many men can thus come up each from his own field, here to meet in friendly converse with his friend of like pursuit, of like employment, each to derive encouragement and stimulus for further and happier endeavor. This evening there are many reasons for special congratulation. Our roll of fellows and members is longer than ever before; our program shows a more general and widespread interest; every department of scientific work in the state would seem to be more assiduously cultivated than has hitherto been the case.
Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Sciences
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MacBride, T. H.
"Presidential Address - The Academy and the People,"
Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science, 6(1), 16-27.
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