Reference numberRBO/15/21
Alternative reference numberRBO.15.147
Title'Some Remarks on the Time of Year on which the Deluge happen'd occasion'd by a hollow Stone whose Cavity is fill'd with bodies resembling hazlenuts petrified' by William Stukeley
DescriptionOriginal letter dated 19 October 1730
Sends fossil - attempts to date the stone referring to the Deluge of Noah and the Flood
Original figure of the fossil attached
Read to the Royal Society on 19 November 1730
Extent4 sides
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Access statusOpen
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NA8327Stukeley; William (1687 - 1765)1687 - 1765
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