Reference numberRR/8/269
Alternative reference numberRR.8.269
TitleLetter from Joseph Dalton Hooker, to George Gabriel Stokes, regarding a paper 'On the organization of the fossil plants of the coal-measures.—Part XI' by William Crawford Williamson
Date28 September 1880
DescriptionThe author's attitude can be explained by his considering himself a 'morphologist' or 'physiologist', and considers the referees as the reverse. Asks George Gabriel Stokes to think of a similar situation in his field, where a mathematical paper is written 'by men who only think they have this qualification'. If it wasn't for the illustrations, an abstract in the Proceedings would cover the understanding of the paper. Will think things over and report back. Will report verbally on the paper by John Bennet Lawes, Joseph Henry Gilbert and Maxwell Tylden Masters ['Agricultural, botanical, and chemical results of experiments on the mixed herbage of permanent meadow, conducted for more than twenty years in succession on the same land. — Part. II. The botanical results' doi:10.1098/rstl.1882.0029 Vol.173 1882].

Subject: Botany, Geology, Palaeontology

[Published in the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, 1881]
Physical descriptionLetter on paper
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Access statusOpen
Related materialDOI: 10.1098/rstl.1881.0003 Vol.172 1881
Related records in the catalogueRR/8/264
Fellows associated with this archive
NA3795Williamson; William Crawford (1816 - 1895)1816 - 1895
NA8283Stokes; Sir; George Gabriel (1819 - 1903)1819 - 1903
NA7983Hooker; Sir; Joseph Dalton (1817 - 1911); botanist1817 - 1911
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