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Paper, 'Some curious facts respecting the walrus and seal, discovered by the examination of specimens brought to England by the different ships lately returned from the polar circle' by Sir Everard Home in a letter to Sir H [Humphry] Davy

Reference number: PT/17/1

Date: 11 February 1824

Description

19 manuscript pages and five plates showing walrus flippers, digestive organs, and a seal placenta.

Subject: Zoology

Published in Philosophical Transactions as 'Some curious facts respecting the walrus and seal, discovered by the examination of specimens brought to England by the different ships lately returned from the Polar Circle. By Sir Everard Home, Bart. V. P. R. S. In a Letter addressed to Sir Humphry Davy, Bart. Pres. R. S'.

Written by Home in Sackville Street [London]. Read 4 March 1824.

Abstract published in Abstracts of the Papers Printed in the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London [later Proceedings of the Royal Society of London], Volume 2, 1833.

Reference number
PT/17/1
Earliest possible date
11 February 1824
Physical description
Ink on paper
Page extent
24 pages
Format
Manuscript

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Everard Home

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Everard Home, Paper, 'Some curious facts respecting the walrus and seal, discovered by the examination of specimens brought to England by the different ships lately returned from the polar circle' by Sir Everard Home in a letter to Sir H [Humphry] Davy, 11 February 1824, PT/17/1, The Royal Society Archives, London, https://makingscience.royalsociety.org/items/pt_17_1/paper-some-curious-facts-respecting-the-walrus-and-seal-discovered-by-the-examination-of-specimens-brought-to-england-by-the-different-ships-lately-returned-from-the-polar-circle-by-sir-everard-home-in-a-letter-to-sir-h-humphry-davy, accessed on 26 May 2024

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