Skip to content

Please be aware that some material may contain words, descriptions or illustrations which will not reflect current scientific understanding and may be considered in today's context inaccurate, unethical, offensive or distressing.

Referee's report by Sydney John Hickson, on a paper 'The oocyte of Tomopteris' by Mr Wallace

Reference number: RR/16/133

Date: 25 July 1903


Sectional Committee: [Zoology]

Not recommended for publication in Philosophical Transactions. Hickson thinks the author should be advised to postpone publication until the observations have been extended and the illustrations are ready. The publication of the paper in its present form without illustrations will not carry much weight. An abstract of the paper could be published in Proceedings. Hickson describes what he thinks is the principle point of the paper. There is a good deal of careful work described, particularly that on the reaction of the various granules, both in the nucleus and cyptoplasm, to different stains, and this is valuable. The work seems perfectly genuine and the author well acquainted with the literature and methods of the work in hand. It would be useful for cytologists to know that this particular research is nearly ready for publication.

[Not published]

Endorsed on recto as received 28 July 1903.

Reference number
Earliest possible date
25 July 1903
Physical description
Letter on paper
Page extent
3 pages

Creator name

Sydney John Hickson

View page for Sydney John Hickson

Use this record


Sydney John Hickson, Referee's report by Sydney John Hickson, on a paper 'The oocyte of Tomopteris' by Mr Wallace, 25 July 1903, RR/16/133, The Royal Society Archives, London,, accessed on 26 February 2024

Link to this record

Embed this record

<iframe src="" title="Referee's report by Sydney John Hickson, on a paper 'The oocyte of Tomopteris' by Mr Wallace" allow="fullscreen" frameborder="0" width="100%" height="500px"></iframe>

Related Records

Related Fellows

Explore the collection

  • Referee Reports

    Date: 1832-1949

    This collection contains reports on scientific papers submitted for publication to the Royal Society. Started in 1832 when the system was formalised, it is a record of the origins of peer review publishing in practice.

    View collection