Now that the war in Europe is over it seems appropriate, before returning to our regular duties, to devote soms words to the fate and the activities of our institution during that period. For Dutch readers many particulars may be found in the “Jaarverslagen” (Annual Reports) ; for sister-institutions abroad the following points may be of some interest. First of all it may be stated with deep gratitude that the National Herbarium of Holland has suffered no severe losses in man or material during the war.