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DESTRUCTION OF THE 8T. LOTTIS ACADEMY Utf urJUSNCB. The St, Lents Seeutliean of Msv lnth nwTh Academy of Science, which from its organisation to th. present time havo held their meetings tn tho Dispensary buildings, suffered by the fire on Friday morning an irre-parable, irre-parable, irre-parable, loss, by the nearly total destruction of their museum and library, upon which thero was no lnsuranco. Tho library consisted of tho most extensive collection Of this kind west of tho Allcghnnies, comprising about 3200 volumes and pornphlots. The library was particularly rioh In the proceedings of foreign and home societies, as tho Academy was receiving regularly the transactions of 170 foreign societies and 75 homo societies. Tho library was saved, but In a very damagod condition, tho books being saturated with water. They wore removed on Satur. day to tho adjoining rooms in Pom's eollogo proper, under uiu ujjuiiuuumvnuu ua ur, x, u, jjamogarten, ineitDrarian, Adiolninir tho librarv was a room wham thn mnallnw nt Academy was hold, and In which were the publications of the society, a number of maps, end furniture, all of which were ucBireycu, xne rocoras or tno Acadomy wero at the time in possession of the secretary, Professor Bpenoer wuiivu, nuu uuus vci j auriuuHiejy escapcu injury A fine Collection of Staffed birds. nmnnnHniy tn uvml hundred, contained in two beautiful cases, donated bv the Enlikuul. a T.i2i..a .1 a l in a ... , i . " aixauiiwiiitui xuBiiiuiu Mu mo JTuusueipiua Acaacmy or Natural Sciences, wero consumed. Specimens of meteoric shower, representing thirteen different different localities, were derttroved. but ihn inrm. from Dakota, twelve miles west of Fort Pierre, presentod by Charles P. Chouteau, Is fortunately saved, being among mmeruogioai Bnccmiens ot tne u.nbam Female Seminary, A number of valuablo apooimens aro at tho Washington TJnlvorsity, having beon nsod In Illustrating Illustrating Dr. Bhumard'a holures before that institution. Bix hundred specimens of marine shells, donated by tho Smithsonian Inslltute, were destroyed. The museum was unusually rlohin crania, and skeletons of birds and reptiles, which, togother with Dr. Pope's mounted skeletons f mammals, purchased in Europo, and transported at great exuenee, were all doomed to destroo-tlon, destroo-tlon, destroo-tlon, About 1200 stjeclmeM of minerals and ores also shared a similar fato. T hero was also an extensive collection of tho bones and teeth of extinct animals, and fossil turtles col. Itcted from the Mauvals Torre, In Dakota, by Professor ftavden. Which worn lr,nt; aim 1hA ivOUnlIi,? . Illustrating various geological periods, amounting to 12? .1' 00 pcclmcrip. Including those collected by Dr. Wlzlltenus during Colonel Doniphan's expedition to Now lUOUUVt SPANISH PHOTERT AOAINST THE DEPAR. TI1RK OF FILIIWSTEKINO EXPEDITIONS. in a and duya a tea (a been only at but 8a To

Clipped from The Sydney Morning Herald26 Jul 1869, MonPage 5

The Sydney Morning Herald (Sydney, New South Wales, Australia)26 Jul 1869, MonPage 5
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