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The Scottish Naturalist
A Magazine of Scottish Natural History

I came across this publication while looking for further information on an article about plants in which it mentioned this publication.  So doing my usual detective work I found copies of this and will now bring you one of these volumes each week until I exhaust my source.

The Scottish Naturalist having now completed the second year of its existence, the Editor avails himself of the conclusion of the first volume to congratulate his friends—the contributors and subscribers—and himself on the amount of success that their magazine has attained.

In the matter of contributions, suggestions have been made that more papers of a "popular" nature should be introduced. The Editor has no objections to insert such papers, always provided that science and truth be not relinquished (as is too often the case) for the sake of "popularity." Complaints, too, have been received from some botanical readers, that their department is not sufficiently represented. While admitting that such is unfortunately the case, the Editor would suggest that the remedy lies in the complainers' own hands,—let them provide the papers, he will be only too happy to give them admission.

Financially The Scottish Naturalist has been also successful. Not only are all expenses of publication defrayed, but, if subscribers would kindly remember that their subscriptions are due in advance, there would be a sufficient surplus to allow of more frequent illustrations, or even of an increase of size without an increase of price.

In returning thanks for all the kind assistance received, the Editor hopes that the supporters of the magazine will continue their help, and endeavour to increase the circulation more and more.

September, 1872.

Volume 1 - 1871/1872
Volume 2 - 1873/1874
Volume 3 - 1875/1876
Volume 4 - 1877/1878
Volume 5 - 1879/1880
Volume 6 - 1881/1882
Volume 7 - 1883/1884
Volume 8 - 1885/1886
Volume 9 - 1887/1888

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