Reference numberRR/28/131
TitleReferee's report by William Napier Shaw, on a paper 'The influence of rainfall on the yield of wheat at Rothamsted' by Ronald Aylmer Fisher
Date7 January 1924
DescriptionSectional Committee: Botany

Recommended for publication in the Proceedings of the Royal Society of London. Suggests an alteration to the title and a shortening of the paper. The observations are important and should be published, although considers the paper doesn't form a Philosophical Transactions paper. Refers to work of John Bennet Lawes and Joseph Henry Gilbert. The calculations are too complex for general use. Suggests it be made more explicit that the results only refer to observations at Rothamsted.

Addendum, 5 April 1924. Referee agrees verbally that paper might go into the Philosophical Transactions.

[Published in the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B, 1925]

Endorsed on verso as received 7 January 1924.
Physical descriptionStandardised form (type D) and letter on paper
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Access statusOpen
Related materialDOI: 10.1098/rstb.1925.0003 Vol.213 1925
Related records in the catalogueRR/28/130
Fellows associated with this archive
NA7142Shaw; Sir; William Napier (1854 - 1945)1854 - 1945
NA7969Fisher; Sir; Ronald Aylmer (1890 - 1962); statistician and geneticist1890 - 1962
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