It has "been felt for some time "by members of Council that some means should be provided to help new members and beginners to conchology, to put members in touch with each other and to circulate notes and observations of interest and value.
In an endeavour to fulfil these needs, the Council is producing this NEWSLETTER for contributions not intended for permanent record. It is hoped to provide introductory articles suitable for beginners; notes on techniques; articles relating to the history of conchology; reports on current conchological progress; book reviews; reports and notices of the Society's field meet¬ings and of the talks at indoor meetings. Collectors' experiences, such as the one appearing below, can be of much interest, even if written by people who do not consider themselves scientifically minded.
It is also hoped to advertise collectors' requirements in books or specimens and requests for correspondents or exchange material. It may, later, be necessary to charge a small foe for such insertions.
It is intended to circulate the NEWSLETTER without charge to members.
Its success and frequency of issue will depend on your support and your written contributions are cordially invited. They should be sent to Mr. M. Goodchild, to whom the Council expresses their grateful thanks for kindly undertaking the compilation of the Newsletter.
The JOURNAL OF CONCHOLOGY will, of course, continue to be the Society's scientific publication. THE CONCHOLCGICAL NEWSLETTER SHOULD NOT BE REGARDED AS A SCIENTIFIC PUBLICATION FOR BIBLIOGRAPHIC PURPOSES.