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Has undertaken the unpleasant task of refereeing the paper. Asks that his report remain confidential and limited to the members of the Committee. Has personal regard for William Kitchen Parker and does 'not wish to appear as the special instrument of pain to him - unless it is necessary - which it appears to me it is not'.

Subject: Zoology, Physiology

[Published in the 'Proceedings of the Royal Society of London', 1887]

Reference number
RR/10/69
Earliest possible date
27 March 1887
Physical description
Letter on paper
Page extent
3 pages
Format
Manuscript

Creator name

Edwin Ray Lankester

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Edwin Ray Lankester, Letter from Edwin Ray Lankester, to the Secretaries of the Royal Society, regarding a paper 'On the morphology of birds' by William Kitchen Parker, 27 March 1887, RR/10/69, The Royal Society Archives, London, https://makingscience.royalsociety.org/items/rr_10_69/letter-from-edwin-ray-lankester-to-the-secretaries-of-the-royal-society-regarding-a-paper-on-the-morphology-of-birds-by-william-kitchen-parker, accessed on 12 July 2024

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