Reference numberRR/5/211
TitleLetter from William Sharpey, to George Gabriel Stokes, regarding a paper 'Theoretical considerations on the conditions under which the (drift) deposits containing the remains of extinct mammalia and flint implements were accumulated, and on their geological age. - On the Loess of the valleys of the South of England, and of the Somme and the Seine' by Joseph Prestwich
Date15 August 1863
DescriptionApproves of the decisions made by George Gabriel Stokes. Describes Joseph Prestwich's paper as 'a regular fit [bit?] of the gravel'. Before the decision to colour the plates has been finalised, could he please ask the author whether the colours might not be replaced with varying characters of the black lines? Has a note from George Busk, to which he has responded, and asks that Busk respond to Stokes with his own comments. Assumes there is now 'quite enough copy for a Part'. Is leaving shortly for Scotland, where his address for the next eight days will be 'Professor Squires, Millbank, Edinburgh'.

Subject: Geology

[Published in the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, 1864]
Physical descriptionLetter on paper
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Access statusOpen
Related materialDOI: 10.1098/rstl.1864.0007 Vol.154 1864
Related records in the catalogueRR/5/206
Fellows associated with this archive
NA7273Sharpey; William (1802 - 1880)1802 - 1880
NA8283Stokes; Sir; George Gabriel (1819 - 1903)1819 - 1903
NA3811Prestwich; Sir; Joseph (1812 - 1896)1812 - 1896
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