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Reference numberRR/29/77
LevelItem
TitleReferee's report by William Bateson, on a paper 'A mathematical theory of evolution, based on the conclusions of Dr. J. C. Willis' by George Udny Yule
Date26 January 1924
DescriptionSectional committee: Botany [later changed, as paper is eventually published in Philosophical Transactions A - the mathematical, physical and engineering sciences].

Referee doesn't know whether to recommend the paper for publication or not. Seems to view the paper in a negative way, as it 'ought not be treated as a serious contribution to evolution'. Believes the paper belongs in the A section of Philosophical Transactions (it is later changed to this). Contains note which states: 'No responsibility can be attached to me, I make no further difficulty about the publication of Dr Yule's paper. Van Gogh's Postman is to appear in the National Gallery, so I suppose we must expect Post-Impressionist science in the Phil. Trans'. Asks for his report to be preserved.

[Published in Philosophical Transactions A, 1925].

Endorsed on verso as received 29 January 1924.
Extent12p
FormatTypescript
Manuscript
Physical descriptionStandardised form (type D), two typed notes on paper and written notes on paper
Access statusOpen
Related materialDOI: 10.1098/rstb.1925.0002
Related records in the catalogueRR/29/78
RR/29/79
Fellows associated with this archive
CodeNameDates
NA8118Bateson; William (1861 - 1926)1861 - 1926
NA1151Yule; George Udny (1871 - 1951)1871 - 1951
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