Reference numberMS/257/2/345
Alternative reference numberSa.727
Previous numbersES2/72/727
TitleLetter from John Gwyn Jeffreys, Galway to Edward Sabine
Date7 June 1869
DescriptionJeffreys updates Sabine about their ‘proceedings in anticipation of a formal report’ [referring to the deep-sea dredging expedition on board ‘HMS Porcupine’]. Describes leaving Woolwich, their arrival, and the dredging. Jeffreys notes the fauna they found on the first day ‘proved to be Scandinavian with a sprinkling of Mediterranean forms’. Describes finding different species of Mollusca. Includes details on where they dredged, how deep and what they found.
Physical descriptionInk on paper
Access statusOpen
Fellows associated with this archive
NA1658Jeffreys; John Gwyn (1809 - 1885)1809 - 1885
NA8279Sabine; Sir; Edward (1788 - 1883)1788 - 1883
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