Reference numberRR/16/223
TitleReferee's report by Harry Marshall Ward, on a paper 'The action of wood on a photographic plate in the dark' by William James Russell
DateJuly 1904
DescriptionSectional Committee: Physics and Chemistry

Recommended for publication in Philosophical Transactions. All the illustrations should be reproduced. [Annotated in another hand that the illustrations are estimated to make seven plates at a total cost of £35]. The paper seems to be of the utmost importance as an addition to natural knowledge and as promising questions for further enquiry. Explains why Russell's remarkable results with pine and larch do not point to resin as the active product. Wonders if if would be worthwhile testing other substances such as vanillin, lignin et cetera, with a view to getting further into the 'secret'.

[Published in Philosophical Transactions B, 1905].

Endorsed on verso as received 12 July 1904.
Physical descriptionStandardised form (type A)
Digital imagesView item on Science in the Making
Access statusOpen
Related materialDOI: 10.1098/rstb.1905.0002
Related records in the catalogueRR/16/222
Fellows associated with this archive
NA6966Ward; Harry Marshall (1854 - 1906)1854 - 1906
NA6366Russell; William James (1830 - 1909)1830 - 1909
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