The Royal Society of Edinburgh has been made the residuary legatee of the estate of Mr. Robert Cormack, of Edinburgh, who died on August 13, 1942. The RSE is directed to administer this bequest for the purpose of promoting astronomical knowledge and research in Scotland, so far as practicable, on the lines of a memorandum prepared in 1931 by the late Prof. R. A. Sampson, Astronomer Royal for Scotland.