Reference numberAP/55/12/1
TitleUnpublished manuscript, 'Contributions to the study of the errant annelides [annelids] of the older Palaeozoic rocks' by H [Henry] Alleyne Nicholson
DescriptionNicholson endeavours to elucidate the organic remains of annelids, or segmented worms, which are found so commonly in the Palaeozoic rocks, and especially in the Silurian strata of Britain, and which are generally known by the names of 'Fueoids', 'Annelide-burrows', and 'tracks'. After expressing his opinion that the first step towards the study of these fossils lies in the provisional grouping and naming of the more marked forms which are already known to exist, Nicholson proceeds to divide the remains under consideration into two great groups. In the first of these groups are those fossils which are truly the burrows of marine worms, as distinguished from trails and surface tracks. The second group comprises trails and surface tracks, which of necessity never pass below the surface of the bed on which they occur. Annotations in pencil. Marked on front as 'Archives Dec 1873'. Includes seven figures in the text and six plates of pencil drawings of Palaeozoic rocks and annelid remains.

Subject: Biology / Geology / Palaeontology

Received 30 December 1872. Read 8 May 1873. Communicated by A C [Andrew Crombie] Ramsay.

Whilst the Royal Society declined to publish this paper in full, an abstract of the paper was published in volume 21 of the Proceedings of the Royal Society as 'Contributions to the study of the errant Annelides of the older palæozoic rocks'.
Physical descriptionInk and graphite pencil on paper
Access statusOpen
Related materialDOI: 10.1098/rspl.1872.0061
Fellows associated with this archive
NA3762Ramsay; Sir; Andrew Crombie (1814 - 1891)1814 - 1891
NA683Nicholson; Henry Alleyne (1844 - 1899)1844 - 1899
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