We received the volume for 1877 just as we were going to press last month, and had room for only a brief note of Mr. Flagg, the late Secretary of the Society. On looking through it carefully, we are more than ever surprised at its value. Most of the material in this number is fresh, it not having been made up of matter that has previously been published in most papers, as has been the case in some of the former issues. Through Mr. Flagg's sickness, most of the labor of preparing this unusually fine volume has fallen on the volunteer shoulders of Mr. P. Barry, to whom so much of the good work has previously fallen, and Mr. R. Manning and President Wilder have had the revision of the proof sheets. They may all be well proud of their work, and the public at large owes them a debt of gratitude for their labor.