Reference numberRR/53/103
TitleReferee's report by John Burdon Sanderson Haldane, on a paper 'The experimental induction of melanism, and other effects, in the geometrid moth Selenia bilunari esp' by John William Heslop-Harrison
Date[June 1934]
DescriptionSectional Committee: Zoology

Recommended for publication in the 'Proceedings of the Royal Society of London' if altered, but would prefer the opinion of another referee. Suggests omitting libellous statements regarding Mr Hughes, and 'shortening of the account of the origin of the "albino"'. Hughes heard about the libellous statements and invited Guy Anstruther Knox Marshall and John Claud Fortescue Fryer, to view his moths, but the author refused to visit. Refers to Thomson, Lemcke, Sinnott and Dunn, who could also find the paper libellous, as it stands. As a colleague of the author, admits he may be biased, and suggests an independent referee be sought.

[Published in the 'Proceedings of the Royal Society of London']

Endorsed on verso as received 6 June 1934.
Physical descriptionStandardised form (type D) and letter on paper
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Access statusOpen
Related materialDOI: 10.1098/rspb.1935.0017 Vol.117 1935
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Fellows associated with this archive
NA6225Haldane; John Burdon Sanderson (1892 - 1964); geneticist1892 - 1964
NA1836Heslop-Harrison; John William (1881 - 1967)1881 - 1967
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