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Reference numberRR/2/11
LevelItem
TitleLetter and referee's reports by William Benjamin Carpenter, on a paper 'Observations on the respiratory movements of insects' by the late William Frederick Barlow; and on a paper 'On the development of striated muscular fibre in mammalia' by William Scovell Savory
Date28 March 1855
DescriptionFirst report: Finds it hard to recommend for publication in the 'Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, due to the deceased nature of the writer, and the seemingly incomplete, fragmentary nature and low importance of the paper. If the writer had been living, the referee would not have recommended publication. However, another paper, by George Newport, was published posthumously, justifying a similar course this time, despite Mr. Newport's paper being the last in an important series. The referee believes many papers of superior quality have been turned down for publication, so leaves it up to the Committee to determine if the circumstances of this case warrant a departure from the usual course.

Second report: Recommended for publication in the 'Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society'.

Subject: Zoology, Physiology

[Both published in the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society]
Extent6p
FormatManuscript
Physical descriptionLetter on paper
Access statusOpen
Related materialDOI: 10.1098/rstl.1855.0005 Vol.145 1855
DOI: 10.1098/rstl.1855.0010 Vol.145 1855
Related records in the catalogueRR/2/10
RR/2/217
Fellows associated with this archive
CodeNameDates
NA2869Carpenter; William Benjamin (1813 - 1885); Naturalist1813 - 1885
NA3691Savory; Sir; William Scovell (1826 - 1895)1826 - 1895
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