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SIR:-The Royal Canadian Institute desires to express to you its profound
regret that your departure from Toronto will remove from active par-
ticipation in its affairs a member to whom it is very deeply indebted.
yOUR association with the Institute has reflected upon it, to some degree,
the lustre that you have acquired in your chosen field ofscientific en-
deavour. Your interest, sympathy, and active co-operation have greatly
assisted the officers of the Institute and have served as an inspiration to the
membership at large.
THE Institute has greatly benefited, also, by your outstanding position
in the scientific world and the associations you have formed with emi-
nent men of science. This high personal standing and this extensive con-
nection have been of great value in securing lecturers of the highest rank
versed in the latest developments of their respective subjects. The im-
provement in the quality of the lectures is attested by the increasing size
of the audiences and is attributable, in no small degree, to your personal
reputation and influence.
YOUR term of office as President was marked by a self-sacrificing devo-
tion to the Institute and a scrupulous care ofits affairs that will ever be
remembered with gratitude.
ABOND thus founded on appreciation, respect, and admiration cannot
be severed without deep regret. It is a consolation, however, to feel
that you are re-entering the familiar field in which were planted the seeds
of your success. That a fruition, still more rich and ripe, may await your
further efforts, and that all happiness and prosperity may attend you is the
earnest wish ofthe Royal Canadian Institute in Annual Meeting assembled
at Toronto, this Fifth day of May, Nineteen Hundred and Twènty-eight.