Mr A.H.G. Alston was at the Rijksherbarium, Leyden, working on Malaysian Pteridophytes, May 27-June 11, going on to Brussels and Paris for the same aim. In honour of Prof. I.W. Bailey the Chronica Botanica Co has published an account of his writings in a special issue under the title ”Contributions to plant anatomy” (Chron. Bot. 15, pp. xxvi + 262, t. 1-23).