Reference numberRR/6/310
TitleLetter from William Sharpey, to George Gabriel Stokes, regarding a paper 'On a group of varieties of the muscles of the human neck, shoulder, and chest, with their transitional forms and homologies in the mammalia' by John Wood
Date6 August 1869
DescriptionIs unable to comment on how many illustrations are required for the paper as the request came in very late. Suggests woodcuts be done by Wesley [?], who has illustrated papers by the same author in the Proceedings. Colouring is not needed. St. George Jackson Mivart recommends all the illustrations should be published [RR/6/307]. Suggests coming to a conclusion regarding the cost of printing, which if not too high, then printing can go ahead. If no answer is found, suggests the paper be let to 'stand over'. 'But while you keep physiological growth off the flower beds, you must not deny them ordinary pasture'. Asks if his request has been sent to Robinson [Thomas Romney Robinson?] for his opinion of Brougham [Henry Peter Brougham, 1st Baron Brougham and Vaux?] 'as a man of science, although I fear his scientific accomplishments are but a treading down of the flower-beds'. Refers to the opinions of John Frederick William Herschel. Provides forwarding address.

Subject: Physics and Chemistry

[Published in the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society]
Physical descriptionLetter on paper
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Access statusOpen
Related materialDOI: 10.1098/rstl.1870.0007 Vol.160 1870
Related records in the catalogueRR/6/307
Fellows associated with this archive
NA7273Sharpey; William (1802 - 1880)1802 - 1880
NA8283Stokes; Sir; George Gabriel (1819 - 1903)1819 - 1903
NA6412Wood; John (1825 - 1891)1825 - 1891
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