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APPENDIX III LIST OF MEDALISTS ALEXANDER AGASSIZ MEDAL [Founded in Adz, by Sir John Murray, for original contributions to the science of oceanography.] HENRY DRAPER MEDAL [Founded in 1885, by Mrs. Henry Draper, for investigations in astronomical physics.] 886. SAMUEL PIERPONT LANGLEY. For researches and discoveries in relation to solar radiation. 1888. EDWARD CHARLES PICKERING. For recent work in astronomical photometry and photography. 1890. HENRY AUGUSTUS ROW1 AND. For researches on the solar spectrum. 893. HERMAN KARL VOGEL. For spectroscopic observations upon the motion of stars in the line of sight. 1899. TAMES EDWARI) KEELER. For researches in spectroscopic astronomy. 1901. SIR WILLIAM MUGGINS. For investigations in astronomical physics. 1904. GEORGE ELLERY HALE. For investigations in astronomical physics. 9 ~ I. CHARLES GREELEY ABBOT. For his researches on the infra-red region of the solar spectrum and his accurate measurements, by improved devices of the solar " constant " of radiation. J. LAWRENCE SMITH MEDAL [Founded in 1885 for the investigation of meteoric ~dies.] 1888. H. A. NEWTON. For investigation of the orbits of meteors. 346 l

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APPENDICES WATSON MEDAL 347 [Founded in z883, by James C. Watson, for the promotion of astronomical research.] 887. BENJAMIN APTHORP Gourd. For valuable labors in promoting the progress in astronomical science, and especially for his establishment of the National Observatory of the Argentine Republic. 889. ED. SCHONFELD. For services in catalog;uing and mapping the stars visible in our latitudes, and especially for his tthen] recently published southern " Durch- musterung." (The medal and gold were forwarded through the German embassy at Washington.) 89 I. ARTHUR AUWERS. For his contributions to stellar astronomy. (The medal and gold were forwarded through the German embassy at Washington.) 1894. SETH CARLO CHANDLER. For researches on the variation of latitude. 899. SIR DAVID GILL. For work in perfecting the application of the heliometer to astronomical measurements.

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APPENDIX IV LIST OF REPORTS OF COMMITTEES APPOINTED ON BEHALF OF THE GOVERNMENT Report of the committee on weights, measures, and coinage.* Ann. Rep. for ~863, pp. -. Report on the protection of bottoms of iron vessels from corrosion, etc. Ann. Rep. for ~863, pp. 2~-23. Report of the chairman of the compass committee to the National Academy of Sciences, January, ~864. Ann. Rep. for ~863, pp. 23-96, 7 pls. Report of the committee on Saxton's alcoholometer. Ann. Rep. for ~863, pp. 96-97. Report of the committee of the National Academy of Sciences appointed to exernine the "Wind and Current Charts" and " Sailing Directions " issued from the Naval Observatory. Ann. Rep. for ~863, pp. 98-~2. Report of the committee on tests for purity of whiskey. Ann. Rep. for ~864, p. 5. Report on the operations of the joint commission on the expansion of steam. Ann. Rep. for ~864, pp. 5-7. Report of the committee appointed to test the suitableness of aluminum bronze for coinage and other purposes. Ann. Rep. for ~ 864, pp. Rio. Report on the explosion of a boiler on the United States gunboat Chenango. Ann. Rep. for ~ 864, pp. to-do. Report of the committee on Greytow-n Harbor, Nicaragua. Ann. Rep. for ~866, pp. 4-~6, ~ chart. tReport on coating iron head-blocks with zinc.] Ann. Rep. for ~866, pp. ~7-~8. Report of the committee on methods of inspecting and assessing tax on dis- tilled spirits. Ann. Rep. for ~866, pp. ~8-38. * For convenience of reference, the wording of the titles follows as closely as practicable that given in the reports cited. 348 i