Editorial

1880 Botanical Gazette  
Genus Pibzs, we inadvertently stated that only forty-five of the species-those upon which notes are appended-l-ad been exanmined by himself. An inexcusable error ; for the autlhor distinctly declares, on page I5, that he had examined every species in his enumeration. IN MR. T. J. HOWELL'S advertisement of Oregon plants in the last GAZETTE, it was stated that he would botanize in Wyoming Territory duLrinig the coming season. It should have read WVashington Territory, a correction which we hope
more » ... ion which we hope will be noticed by all desiring to purchase western plants. MR. A. H. CURTISs is prep)aring for a tour of the Florida Reefs, and afterwards expects to go into the interior of the State. We may expect some rich results. THE DEATH OF MR. COE F. AUSTIN should have been noticed before in the GAZETTE. The announcement came with a shock to those who were only acqtuainited with Mr. Austin througlh correspondence. 'Fhe GAZETTE was indebted to him for many valuable notes on Mosses and Liverworts, and suLch seemed to be the vigor of his intellect, the quickness of his observation, that they were by no means associated in our minids witlh a feeble body and faiiing health. He died at the age of 48, at his birthplace, Closter, N. J. His widow has put on sale his valuable collections of Musci and Hepaticm, and it is to be hoped that botanists will promptly procure sets, "both for their own sakes a d the sake of the family of this devoted scientific worker." The prices are as follows: Mtusci Appalachiani, $25 suppl ment to Musci, $6; Hepaticae Boreali Aimiericanme, $I. IN THE SAMIE CONNECTION we would mention the death of John Carey. He died at Blackheath, near London, March 26 ult., in the 83d year of his age. Mr. Carey contributed the articles on Salix and on Carex to the first edition of Gray's Manual. AT NEARLY THE SAME DATE, anotlher eminent botaniist died at Paris, Wm. Ph. Schimper, whose name is so familiar to bryological students. He was in his 73d year. Twenty years of hiis life were devoted to the publication of what is called "a grand scientific montiment," the Bryologia Europta. "This contains in six quarto volumes a detailed description of all the species of Mosse known in Europe, each illustrated by a full plate of figtures, beautiftilly and exactly re-
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