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Letter from George Robert Milne Murray and Vernon Herbert Blackman, to Michael Foster, regarding a paper 'A study of the phyto-plankton of the Atlantic' by George Robert Milne Murray and Vernon Herbert Blackman

Reference number: RR/14/72

Date: 20 June 1898

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Finds it hard to give an answer when a decision hasn't been made regarding publication. Gives two suggestions - offer the whole paper to the Royal Society of Edinburgh; break the paper down into three. Refers to an additional author, Frances G Whitting, who could not be persuaded to join the authorship of the whole paper, but would consent to being named author on the third section. 'This second arrangement has the advantage of doing justice to her'.

Subject: Botany, Zoology

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

Endorsed on recto as received 21 June 1898.

Reference number
RR/14/72
Earliest possible date
20 June 1898
Physical description
Letter on paper
Page extent
4 pages
Format
Manuscript

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Letter from George Robert Milne Murray and Vernon Herbert Blackman, to Michael Foster, regarding a paper 'A study of the phyto-plankton of the Atlantic' by George Robert Milne Murray and Vernon Herbert Blackman, 20 June 1898, RR/14/72, The Royal Society Archives, London, https://makingscience.royalsociety.org/items/rr_14_72/letter-from-george-robert-milne-murray-and-vernon-herbert-blackman-to-michael-foster-regarding-a-paper-a-study-of-the-phyto-plankton-of-the-atlantic-by-george-robert-milne-murray-and-vernon-herbert-blackman, accessed on 01 March 2024

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