Reference numberPT/73/9/25
TitlePaintings and drawings, fossilised deer teeth and antlers by Frances Duncombe
Date14 February 1822
DescriptionPlate 23 showing five figures of fossilised teeth and antler fragments, one identified by Buckland as a large red deer, discovered at Kirkdale Cave, Yorkshire [England]. Figures 3-4 are on a single original sheet, upon which figures 1, 2, and 5 have been pasted. The original sheet bears the pasted-over inscription 'Frances Duncombe delt. Feby. 14th 1822' with notes on specimen sizes. Figure 5 is also signed 'Frances Duncombe del.' The work is inscribed with publication and plate details. Royal Society stamp verso. Watermarked '1816'. The manuscript for this paper is wanting.

Subject: Palaeontology

Published in Philosophical Transactions as part of paper titled 'Account of an assemblage of fossil teeth and bones of elephant, rhinoceros, hippopotamus, bear, tiger, and hyæna, and sixteen other animals; discovered in a cave at Kirkdale, Yorkshire, in the year 1821: with a comparative view of five similar caverns in various parts of England, and others on the continent' by William Buckland.

Read to the Royal Society on 21 February 1822.
Physical descriptionInk and watercolour on paper
Dimensions270x283mm [irregular]
Access statusOpen
Related materialDOI: 10.1098/rspl.1815.0178
DOI: 10.1098/rstl.1822.0017
URL descriptionDigital version available on The Royal Society Picture Library
Fellows associated with this archive
NA8154Buckland; William (1784 - 1856); Dean of Westminster and geologist1784 - 1856
Add to My Items

    Collection highlights

    Browse the records of some of our collections, which cover all branches of science and date from the 12th century onwards. These include the published works of Fellows of the Royal Society, personal papers of eminent scientists, letters and manuscripts sent to the Society or presented at meetings, and administrative records documenting the Society's activities since our foundation in 1660.

    The Royal Society

    The Royal Society is a Fellowship of many of
    the world's most eminent scientists and is the
    oldest scientific academy in continuous existence.
    Registered charity number 207043

    Website design ©CalmView


    + 44 207 451 2500
    (Lines open Mon-Fri, 9:00-17:00. Excludes bank holidays)

    6-9 Carlton House Terrace, London SW1Y 5AG

    Email Us →


    Subscribe to our newsletters to be updated with the
    latest news on innovation, events, articles and reports.

    Subscribe →

    © CalmView