Reference numberRR/29/77
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.
Physical descriptionStandardised form (type D), two typed notes on paper and written notes on paper
Digital imagesView item on Science in the Making
Access statusOpen
Related materialDOI: 10.1098/rstb.1925.0002
Related records in the catalogueRR/29/78
Fellows associated with this archive
NA8118Bateson; William (1861 - 1926)1861 - 1926
NA1151Yule; George Udny (1871 - 1951)1871 - 1951
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