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Reference numberRR/10/315
LevelItem
TitleLetter from William Crawford Williamson, to John William Strutt, 3rd Baron Rayleigh, regarding a paper 'On the organisation of the fossil plants of the coal-measures.—Part XVI' by William Crawford Williamson
Date27 November 1889
DescriptionIt is not the first time a comment has been made about needless repetition of figures. Circumstance has made him the 'creator of a science', based on limited and fragmentary specimens, but has recently accessed a much larger number of specimens, and wishes to cover all morphologies. Has the material ready for two further memoirs in the series, but if the Royal Society wishes to stop printing the series it only has to say so. 'Other publishing agencies are begging for them', but would rather the series was completed in full in the Philosophical Transactions. The process of drawing the details in the illustrations precludes the use of reference letters. Refers to his 'old friend' Joseph Dalton Hooker, with whom he has discussed morphology.

Subject: Botany, Geology, Palaeontology

[Published in the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, 1889]
Extent8p
FormatManuscript
Physical descriptionLetter on paper
Digital imagesView item on Science in the Making
Access statusOpen
Related materialDOI: 10.1098/rstb.1889.0005 Vol.180 1889
Related records in the catalogueRR/10/313
RR/10/314
Fellows associated with this archive
CodeNameDates
NA3795Williamson; William Crawford (1816 - 1895)1816 - 1895
NA6090Strutt; John William (1842 - 1919); 3rd Baron Rayleigh1842 - 1919
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