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.
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