|Title||Referee'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|
|Date||26 January 1924|
|Description||Sectional 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.
|Physical description||Standardised form (type D), two typed notes on paper and written notes on paper|
|Related material||DOI: 10.1098/rstb.1925.0002|
|Related records in the catalogue||RR/29/78|
Fellows associated with this archive
|NA8118||Bateson; William (1861 - 1926)||1861 - 1926|
|NA1151||Yule; George Udny (1871 - 1951)||1871 - 1951|