Proceedings of the Albany Institute, Volume 3, Parts 1-2

Front Cover
J. Munsell, 1880

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.

Selected pages


Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

Popular passages

Page 74 - To make by-laws, not inconsistent with any existing law, for the management of its property, the regulation of its affairs, and for the transfer of its stock.
Page 13 - ... GATES, and the Recording Secretary were named as the additional members of the committee, and President HALL was appointed to represent the Institute at the funeral of Professor HENRY. On motion of Mr. COLVIN, out of respect to Professor HENRY, the Institute then adjourned. MAY 28, 1878. Vice-President MEADS, in behalf of the committee appointed at the last meeting, submitted the draft of a Memorial Minute relative to the late Professor JOSEPH HENRY, LL.D., one of the original members of the...
Page 14 - HENRY was the realization of my ideal of a scientific man. During a long life he has kept apart from all those influences which serve to destroy the independence of so many men of science. His simple and unassuming life, and his quiet and unpretending manner, while confessedly at the head of "all scientific men of his country, has presented a grand example to the younger men, while it has secured for him their love, esteem, and veneration. I believe there has been no scientific man of the generation...
Page 14 - ORLANDO MEADS. Professor JOSEPH HENRY, LL.D., who for more than half a century has stood at the head of American scientific men, and who for more than thirty years has held, with equal honor to himself and advantage to the great interests committed to him, the eminent position of Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, died at his post of duty in the city of Washington, on the 13th day of May, 1878, in the eighty-fit st year of his age.
Page 74 - Whenever any incorporated company shall have remained insolvent for one whole year, or for one year shall have neglected or refused to pay and discharge its notes or other evidences of debt ; or for one year shall have suspended the ordinary and lawful business of such corporation ; it shall be deemed to have surrendered the rights, privileges and franchises granted by any act of incorporation, or acquired under the laws of this State, and shall be adjudged to be dissolved.
Page 71 - Collections on the history of Albany, from its discovery to the present time. With notices of its public institutions and biographical sketches of citizens deceased.
Page 29 - In the telephone the voice is also made to vibrate a diaphgram, which by completing an electric circuit, or by varying a magnetic field, or by altering the resistance or electromotive force of the circuit, produces effects at a distance which result in the reproduction of the motion of the diaphragm ; but in this new instrument diaphragms are cast aside, and we have the direct conversation of sonorous vibrations or sound waves into forms of electrical action. Now if it had been the habit or custom...

Bibliographic information