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Williamson writes: 'In March, 1832, the late Mr Witham read to the Natural History Society of Newcastle-upon-Tyne the first public notice of the classic specimen of Lepidodendron known as Lepidodendron Harcourtii. Still later (1833) he published further figures and descriptions of the same specimen in his work on ‘The Internal Structure of Fossil Vegetables.’ But notwithstanding all these publications the exact plant to which they referred has long been doubtful. I hoped to have found either the original specimen in the museum of the Yorkshire Philosophical Society or the sections described by Lindley and Hutton in that of the Newcastle Society; but, though carefully sought for, I long failed to discover either one or the other.'

Annotations in pencil and ink throughout.

Subject: Botany / Palaeontology

Received 27 November 1886. Read 6 January 1887.

A version of this paper was published in volume 42 of the Proceedings of the Royal Society as 'Note on Lepidodendron Harcourtii and L. fuliginosum (Will.)'.

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William Crawford Williamson, Paper, 'Note on Lepidodendron Harcourtii and L fuliginosum (Will)' by William Crawford Williamson, 1886, PP/10/3, The Royal Society Archives, London,, accessed on 17 June 2024

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