In these notes the records of what some of our leading pomologists are doing is the valuable feature. I think we do not enough value those men who, sacrificing money and time, devote themselves to trace out, describe, and direct the novice in horticultural pursuits. It does appear to me that a book containing the records, in a concise manner, of the leading pomologists for the past fifty or more years, their doings, etc., would be a paying item. I have a friend in Ohio who has been collecting with this view for some years, but he says it is almost impossible, without traveling around at great expense, to get such a record as satisfies him, or as he thinks would be satisfactory to the public.

Why can not the horticultural and pomo-logical societies gather these records through committees. I suggest that the American Pomological Society do this gathering in of brief biographies and autobiographies for the next meeting at St. Louis. If we had a head other than a block as chief of the agricultural department of Washington, I can not believe the labors of the many men of science, enthusiasm, and zeal, who have devoted years to aid agriculture, horticulture, and kindred arts, would be so lost to history as is now the case.