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Members of the Kew Guild will be aware that the Secretary, Mr. W. M. Campbell, has been seconded to another Government Department. In his absence I have assumed responsibility for correcting the final proof of the Kew Guild Journal and sending it to the press. At the Annual General Meeting held in May, 1940, it was decided to combine the years 1939 and 1940 in a single number. To save expense, only essential corrections in the proof have been made and, with the exception of the lists of men serving with H.M. Forces and the list of women gardeners, both of which have been brought up to date, and the " Notes from the Gold Coast," no additional matter has been incorporated. The Jour= nal now issued is, therefore, substantially as Mr. Campbell pre= pared it. I am greatly indebted to Mr. E. G. Dunk for his expert assistance. A. D. Cotton, President. March 24, 1941.